LOCATED ONLY ONE HOUR FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF SAN JOSE, ON THE CENTRAL WEST COAST ONLY MINUTES FROM THE MOST PRISTINE BEACHES IN COSTA RICA. 15 MINUTES FROM THE FAMOUS JACO BEACH AND 30 MINUTES FROM HERMOSA BEACH, 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE AT LOS SUENOS IS ALSO NEAR BY AS WELL ALL THE CONVENIENCE STORES, BANKS, PHARMACY, RESTAURANTS AND BARS.
THE PROPERTY SITS ON AN ACRE WITH ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS AND GARDEN AREAS WITH A CARE TAKER ON SITE 24/7, COMPLETELY FENCED IN AND AWAY FROM THE TOURIST TRAPS OF JACO BEACH; AND YET JUST 1/2 MILE FROM MAIN ROAD, ALL PAVED. HERE YOU WILL GET TO KNOW THE REAL COSTA RICAN PEOPLE AND THEIR WAY OF LIFE.
ACTIVITIES IN 25 MILE RADIUS: DEEP SEA FISHING, KAYAKING, SNORKELING, HORSE BACK RIDING, HIKING, SURFING, BIRD WATCHING, MOUNTAIN BIKE, ATV AND MOTORCYCLE RIDES, WATER FALLS, CROCODILES TOURS AND CARARA NATIONAL PARK IS ONLY 10 MINUTES AWAY.
ALL ROOMS HAVE CEILING FANS WHICH HELP CIRCULATE THE AIR FROM THE VARIOUS OPENINGS. ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT HAVE THE AMENITIES OF MANY RESORTS, THE HOUSE IS VERY SPACIOUS PROVIDING A FULLY EQUIPPED LAUNDRY ROOM AND KITCHEN.
INTERNET SERVICES AVAILABLE BY REQUEST 15 DAYS PRIOR OF CHECK IN, SMALL FEE WILL APPLY.
VILLA TICA FAQs:
-WILL I NEED A CAR?
Yes and No, it all depends on how you plan to get around. Villa Tica is situated on the West coast approximately 50 minutes from San Jose, the roads are paved all the way to our front gate. There are buses every hour from San Jose or the airport to Jaco, stopping only minutes from Villa Tica. If you decide to rent a car, there is no need for a 4x4, save your money for other things, unless you want to adventure off road. You will be driving to the West coast on a new Highway towards the famous surf beach, Jaco. Once you make your reservation we will send the directions to Villa Tica.
- IS THERE SOMEONE IN COSTA RICA WHO CAN ASSIST ME WHILE I AM THERE?
Yes, once you book Villa Tica, you will be sent the welcome package, which includes all the details of our housekeeper, who can help you throughout your stay. They are very knowledgeable on the area and will be there at check in & checkout.
-IS THERE A BEACH NEARBY THAT IS EASY TO GET TO?
Yes, in fact you are really quite spoiled on choices. Playa Aguja, is the nearest 10-15 minutes on bike, then one of our favorites is Playa Manta and Playa Blanca about 20 minutes away. Jaco is only 15 minutes down the Costaneira Highway, where you will find banks, restaurants, bars, discos, stores etc… A short drive further down the coast takes you to Playa Hermosa one the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica.
-HOW EASY IS IT TO FIND VILLA TICA?
Upon confirming your reservation, we will send you very clear directions including photos of landmarks along the way. This is updated monthly to give all of our guests as up-to-date info and recommendations as possible.
-ARE THERE RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING NEARBY?
Quebrada Ganado is a local town with a really good selection of small markets, bakeries, fruit stands, a pharmacy, small stores and restaurants along the Costaneira. Villa Caletas, an upscale French hotel and restaurant is only 10 minutes away; further south is the Marriot Hotel, which has restaurants, casino, golf course, marina and a small shopping center.
-ARE THERE EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES CLOSE BY?
Yes, the surrounding area offers, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, zip-lining, boat tours, horseback tours, ATV tours, as well as being located by Carara National Park. There are dozens of picturesque, quiet beaches all the way up and down the Pacific coast, with enough activities and adventures on offer to do something completely different every day! We can also recommend great day trips to Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach, located in Quepos. For surfers, Playa Hermosa has lefts and rights for more experienced surfers. Closer to Villa Tica, Jaco has good waves for every skill level.
-IS IT A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD?
Quebrada Ganado is a small friendly community, where everyone says hi to everyone. If you wanted a friendly chat or even some more tips on the area, you can ask any of our neighbors and they will gladly help you.
-DOES VILLA TICA HAVE INTERNET?
Yes, we can provide WiFi for Internet connection upon request. (small fee will apply)
-WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?
A more detailed description of Costa Rica's seasons can be found on the Internet, but in general you can expect about 85+ degrees at the beach year round. The only difference in climate year round is May-November is the "green," or rainy season, and December through March/April is the dry season. The temperature at Villa Tica is always a few degrees cooler because the breeze from the river.
-WILL I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME?
You do not need to bring any household items, all bedding; tableware, towels, cookware etc are all provided. We also provide the basic for toiletry, and kitchen detergent etc… for your first week. (beach towels are not provided) Bring only your personal items, and of course a sense of 'Pura Vida' adventure!
-WOULD I BE SHARING VILLA TICA WITH ANYONE?
NO, you will have the entire retreat (house and surrounding area) just to yourselves. A lot of our guests are honeymooners and couples, as well as groups of friends and entire families. Either way, whether you are 2 people or a group of 7 with kids, you will have the entire property to yourselves. We realize that most guests come to our area to really switch off and get away from the hustle and bustle of tourist cities near by. Our housekeeper will meet you at Villa Tica on your check in day and collect the keys on the day of checkout, thus giving you all the privacy you want. With that being said, we are of course available for anything throughout your stay.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 5 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||7 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$595 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1985 /month|
A very beautiful, but simple villa located near Jaco.
We were looking for a place near Jaco but did not want to stay in a typical hotel with all the tourists. Osmar's Villa was just perfect for what we wanted. It is located at the back of small village and is at the edge of the jungle. The house is just beautiful, with a full kitchen, hot showers, washer and dryer, beds with mosquito netting, and a beautiful wrap around porch.
It was great to wake up and sit on the porch listening to birds while drinking coffee or lying in the hammock reading books. It is very peaceful place.
The Villa is about 20 minutes away from Jaco, minutes away from a couple of really nice beaches. A few minutes north, there is Carara National Park which is home to Scarlet Macaws. Manuel Antonio National Park is little over an hour away and has some great beaches. Monteverde Cloud Forest is about 2 hours north.
There are also small grocery stores in the village and larger ones in Jaco or near Playa Herradura. Since it is not that far away from Jaco, there are plenty of things to do nearby. Surfing, swimming, zip lining, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, etc...
The grounds are well kept and knowing that a housekeeper was on site 24/7 gave us the peace of mind that our belongings were safe while we were out and about.
A simple but comfortable home minutes from some beautiful and less known beaches and close to Jaco as well. It's located in a small village which makes it a great place for people who are interested in getting to know the culture and the "real" Costa Rica (but maybe not so good if you want really, really private). The neighbors are wonderful! They helped us find things and get to the good beaches and we spent some great evenings sitting on porches, chatting and showing our two boys farm animals and the country life. There is lots of room in the house and plenty of fans to keep things cool. It is very simple as far as furnishings, floors, etc but for us that was great since we didn't have to worry to much about what our two boys might do. The wrap around porch was great for sitting and watching birds. We saw scarlet macaws, vultures, and many smaller native birds as well as frogs.