Clean and charming cabina with privacy, located in the middle of nature, calm 7000 sq mts private treed garden, the magnificent Playa Negra is at 700mts with his surf spot and his unforgettable sunset, ten minutes by walk, 2 with a car. For surfers beginners and also for swimming you'll find also there Sandy Beach. During low tide kids and families like to lay in the sandy natural pools of Playa Negra.
Center of the village is at 300mts. This one is located 20kms south of Tamarindo and 27kms west of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste. Playa Avellanas is 3kms north, you'll find there a nice lounge bar on the beach, Lola's and waves of course.
To have fun in the waves, sharing a beer for the sunset with the local community, observe the birds, iguanas, monos monkeys and nature, canopy, riding horses,bike trekking or fishing. Also a good base for visiting the Nicoya Peninsula and its many beaches and mountains.
Independant cabina with bathroom and toilets, 2 to 3 people, 50$ a night for 2 people.
Tour advices and good plans, where to rent a car, hire a surf teacher, a horse or doing a bike trekking, and more hidden places as the good places to eat and have a drink.
Roads are bad in costa Rica and especially around Tamarindo. It can take you at least one hour to do Playa Negra-Tamarindo in case of rains, our district has only dirt roads, from Paraiso to Tamarindo (but they are rebuilding the road now). We strongly recommend to rent a car to be free of moving to not depend of some expensive taxis. After Paraiso and Tamarindo, public transport is non-existent. If you're looking for the crowd and for nightlife, this is not the place. Even if the place has all modern conveniences, it is surrounded with the wild, and more recommended for people looking for this kind of tourism.
My stay at Yvan's cabin was wonderful. Although he was not there, I was very well taken care of by his parents Lucien and Françoise, who are just so lovely. The property is beautiful and impeccably maintained, I felt welcome and safe, shared so many nice conversations and loved hearing about their wonderfully lived life. The beach is beautiful and about a 10 minute walk away, and I met some lovely people throughout my stay. It is a small quiet town, and there is not much as far as groceries go, but Lucien and Françoise were there to help if I needed to get anything and it was greatly appreciated. I feel like I've known them for years and certainly hope to see them again.
Mon séjour dans la cabine d'Yvan fut fantastique. Même si Yvan lui-même n'y était pas, j'ai été très bien reçue pas ses parents, Lucien et Françoise. La maison et le terrain sont magnifiques et impeccables, et je me sentais la bienvenue et en toute sécurité. J'ai adoré passer du temps avec eux à écouter l'histoire de leurs vies bien vécues. La jolie plage est environ à 10 minutes de marche. Le village et petit et n'a pas vraiment d'épicerie mais Lucien et Françoise étaient là pour m'aider et c'était très apprécié. J'ai l'impression de les connaitre depuis longtemps et j'espère de tout coeur les revoir.
What a great spot! I very much enjoyed my stay, and Yvan's parents were very gracious hosts. Very close to a few wonderful beaches with great surfing!
I recommend driving over to Avallanas in the evening for a sunset surf party. Folks are out with their families and it's a blast.
One warning - (website hidden) Maps grossly underestimates the time it takes to drive from San Jose airport. Count on five hours!!
Yvan et ses parents nous ont accueilli chaleureusement.
La cabina est fonctionnelle et confortable en même temps.
La cuisine à l'extérieur est très bien aménagée, nous y avons passé d'agréables moment a discuter avec Yvan, avec de la bière et du rosé !
Nous passerons certainement les voir lors d'un prochain voyage.
Great place , lovely hosts. Very relaxing.
Yvan's place is quiet, clean and comfortable. It is out of the way but still within walking distance to Playa Negra and some great restaurants and cafes. If you are looking for nightlife this is not the place, but for a more traditional Costa Rican experience this is great!
My partner and I enjoyed our time in Playa Negra at Yvan's cabin in November. The cabin was clean and comfortable and the outside kitchen was adequate.
During our stay, Yvan's parents were staying on the property as well. They were very friendly and quickly helped with a couple minor issues that arose.
Potential tenants should note that it might be a wet or muddy walk to the beach, but the beach is beautiful and the waves are great. The outside kitchen has a lot of ants walking around everywhere and lacks some utensils which you may desire, but it is still accommodating. There were a lot of ants and millipedes and the occasional scorpion in and around the cabin, but was still comfortable.
We did not have a vehicle, so we took a bus into Paraiso, and all of our travel around Playa Negra was by foot. This may be an area where it is better to have a vehicle, but it was still enjoyable and navigable without. The walk to the beach involved two small creek crossings and took about 20 minutes. The local markets did not have too much but, for less than a week there, it was sufficient. We supplemented our diet with a stop at Kon Tiki for two AMAZING stone oven pizzas (Margharita and Vegetarian).
We recommend.a stop in this beautiful area of Costa Rica.
What a great place! Bright, spacious, clean, warm and welcoming house for ourselves. It was like home away from home. Good vibes! Lovely house located in a nice leafy place, just a few minutes walk from the beach. The house itself is huge and has a very, very comfortable bed. . Yvan wasn't there but it was a real pleasure to chat with his parents and we loved their gorgeous place. First thing you notice is how much attention and love the hosts put into their home.
All in all, great hosts, wonderful stay and definitely recommended for others.
I agree with other reviews, it's a complete paradise. I stayed with Ivan and his family for a whole month and will remember my stay as a very happy time. Beautifully maintained property with attentive helpful hosts. The place is peaceful, quiet, clean and comfortable equipped with everything you need for a carefree vacation.
we lost a lot of time to find the house, it was behind many many trees, impossible to whatch it from the street. there wasn't any indications and nobody knew the place.. We find it only for luck!!.. In conclusion the place was a corner of paradise, everything was ok.. The bungalovs were simply beautifull and cleaned.. if you go there ask for Yvan the french guy.. great person and very very kind
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience at Yvan place. It is difficult to find but once your there it is a beautiful place. It is clean, charming and the bathroom is so nice. We loved it and wish we would have spent more time there. Totally worth it!
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