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Casa Pargo is located on a hillside overlooking a lush green valley, surrounded by jungle, mountains, monkey's and the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean.
We are perfectly located for all of your vacation needs and a car is not really necessary. We are visited daily by 2 types of monkey's, iguanas and all types of beautiful birds. You can sit on your private balcony, or join other guests poolside and watch a gorgeous red sun settle into the Pacific ocean for the night. All of this and we are only a 5 minute walk to the marina, with it's 2 world famous restaurants, or a 10 minute walk to Quepos, where you can find everything you might need, banks, restaurants, gift shops, clothing stores, bakeries, live music, fruit stands, grocery stores and so much more. From Quepos it is only a 10 minute taxi, or bus ride to the Manuel Antonio national park and our lovely beaches.
All 5 apartments are completely furnished, with air conditioning and full kitchens. We have 4 one bedroom units and 1 two bedroom unit. Prices range from $50 a night for El Ranco, our over sized efficiency, to $110 a night for La Vista, our 2 bedroom apartment. The apartments are located in 3 separate buildings, allowing everyone to have their own privacy and yet not feel isolated in the jungle. All of the apartments surround the swimming pool and have their own private balcony's with fantastic ocean views.
All of our apartments include the following
Queen size beds
Casa Pargo is located up a very steep hillside. This means you get a nice view of the marina, but also expect a serious hike to get home. There are iguanas and monkeys all around the site to enjoy with breakfast, but bring your own coffee for the in-room coffee makers. Marta mailed my friend's cell phone home when she forgot it, which was very nice. I would also recommend that guests follow Marta's recommendations for tour guides -- she has a lot of experience in this area.
We spent amazing 5 days staying in Casa Pargo 2-floor apartments! We've got everything we needed for living. The view from our 2nd floor to Quepos marina was incredible. Marta explained details about facilities and Quepos POI-navigation stuff also. Thanks to good vacation!
Btw, we saw monkeys on the balcony indeed)
Me, my wife and 11 year old daughter spent a few days at Marta and Doug place.
The location is just perfect. A little away from the crowd and close enough to walk in town.
We had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The view of the ocean and sunset are just incredibly beautiful!
Marta and Doug live on site and are always available when we needed a hand, provide BBQ or discuss local highlights.
Very afordable, we recommend the place and cant wait to go back again!
Pierre, Sophie and Anne-Marie
What an amazing stay.. Great location right near marina and town. Marta had everything organized for any type of tour you could think of. Apartment was clean, well furnished and efficient. Will definitely be coming back
Our 10 day stay at Casa Pargo was transcendent. Marta is as warm, honest and knowledgeable a resource as you can find. She recommended great local restaurants (Soda Sanchez) and also a wonderful Manuel Antonio tour guide, Henry. She helps to coordinate excursions, will provide maps, and more. My boyfriend and I split our stay in two rooms...the Jungle Villa (3 nights) and the Monkey Suite (6 nights). The Jungle Villa was bigger and quieter although you can still hear monkeys, roosters and local dogs. The Jungle Villa also stayed darker in the early mornings. Speaking of monkeys... we loved watching the white-faced capuchin monkeys from the window. Both rooms have a deck which were great to catch the sunset. The tap water was fine to drink for us. The rancho is delightful and pool is small but clean and a perfect reward for walking up the hill. About the hill ... yes, it is steep but the rough asphalt gives you a good grip even in sandals. Even as a reasonably fit couple we'll humbly admit we had to pause and catch our breath a couple times! There's a worthwhile short cut that Marta will point out and the only slight drawback is that the nearby runoff water is sometimes a bit pungent. The kitchen had everything except for a machete. But you can still open green coconuts with a knife and a YouTube video. Marta recommended stocking up at the Friday night/Saturday open market, which was great. There's also a grocery store in Quepos but you'll want to take a $3-$4 cab ride back considering the heat and hill. It's a small town and most taxis know where Casa Pargo is located. Marta also provides a wallet-sized card with Casa Pargo's address and contact information, which was helpful on the one occasion that our cab driver wasn't familiar with the location. The bathroom had soap, toilet paper and towels. The room was kept very clean by Marta's staff. A/C was a must and worked fine. Internet was ok. Fresh towels and tidying every other delay. Ants will show up if you drop the smallest piece of food, so we ate either carefully or on the deck. The town of Quepos felt very safe for a single female to walk, although we're early birds and weren't wandering about late at night. The bus to Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches is very easy to access and very reasonably priced, approx. $0.60 per person one-way. We learned to hit the beach in the late afternoon and swim during sunset when the temps were coolest and the sun not quite as strong. Also, we never once needed bug spray. Breezes and the dry season seems to keep biting things at bay. For both of us Marta's house was the best place we could have hoped for and we highly recommend the house for travelers. You can really embed yourself in the community quickly here and get a sense of the town,...
Nothing short of amazing! We had a million dollar view of the ocean each day (breath taking sunsets!) monkeys and abundant other wildlife and the very best hosts ever!
Douglas and Marta welcomed us warmly and really made our stay top knotch. With daily villa clean up and various tour suggestions, we truly were on vacation frim the second we arrived!
As a travel blogger, I take my vacations very seriously as it is part of my job to review and pass on suggestions to my readers. Casa Pargo met every need we had and more! After long (and very successful) days of fishing, it was fantastic ti come back each night to great conversation and even a dip in the pool!
Centrally located minutes to Quepos and La Pez Marina, this vacation rental had it all! We took advantage of the suggested tours by Marta and were never disappointed. As a tico (local) she had all the knowledge of the area and beat of everything.
As an added bonus, we took suggestions on local eateries (Club Banana's being one) and really enjoyed the local fare. Great food, big portions and fanatic prices!
All in all, a very enthusiastic thumbs up and we are already planning to revisit or new friends Douglas and Marta again in November :D
Thank you si much Douglas and Marta Pura Vida!
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About the Host, Marta And Douglas
I have a very outgoing personality and love to dance, cook and laugh. I enjoy meeting and helping people. I love to travel throughout my country and other countries as well. My husband Douglas and I have been married for 25 years and have two daughters, Bianca 23 and Sandy 18. Both girls attend the university in San Jose. Both Douglas and I were born and raised in Quepos and we think that with all of the lovely areas in Costa Rica, that the Quepos/Manuel Antonio are is the most beautiful.
I like to dance and cook as well. Although I am not as outgoing as my wife, I do enjoy meeting other people. I have worked for the national electric company "ICE for 27 years as a maintenance supervisor. I like to travel and enjoy seeing other areas of our beautiful country. We slowly built on our property over the years and enjoy sharing it with others. Now with the pool and rancho completed I think we are finally finished.