Cahuita is a laid back community with access to three distinct and beautiful beaches. Cahuita Nacional Park being one of them. The vibe is defiantly Caribbean, the people, the music and the food. Es todos decenas!
Come visit Cahuita, Costa Rica and stay in our cute and comfortable one bedroom cabina. A kitchen stocked with all the cooking supplies you could ever need. Gas stove with oven, and small refrigerator, bath with large walk in shower and hot water, interior salon, large exterior porch. High speed wireless internet. Ceiling fans.
The Cabina is located just north of Playa Negra in Cahuita. We have ocean frontage with wonderful natural pools formed in the ancient coral that fronts our property, ideal for swimming. The Cabina is situated in a gorgeous garden that teems with flora and fauna. It is not unusual to see three toed sloth, howler monkeys, parrots and even toucans in the garden.
With our location just north of Playa Negra and just south of Playa Grande, swimming, surfing, and beach combing are just a short walk away in either direction.
The National Park is located in Cahuita Center and should be on your must see and do list.
The Tree of Life Animal rescue center is just up the road from us, a short walk. The Jaguar Center and the Sloth Sanctuary are close by and can be accessed via taxi, bus or car. All of these adventures add to your Caribbean experience.
There are many Bicycle rentals shops and riding a bike here is the local mode of transportation.
Caribbean cuisine is abundant and delicious. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the property. Come stay with us for a few nights or even a few weeks. It will be fabulous.
Outdoor shower in Garden, Natural Pools, Ocean frontage, Outdoor Clothes line.
Interaction with Guests
We will be happy to share our knowledge of the area which we hope will provide you with the best information available, Where to rent bikes, surfboards or kayaks. Who to take horseback, boat, national park, reef snorkeling or chocolate tours with. Who has yoga or beach fitness classes and the times. Where to shop, eat and have fun. Where the book exchanges are. Just ask, we want your time in Cahuita to be just what you were hoping for.
The house fronts the ocean, so access to the natural pools is a walk thru the gardens. We are on the beach road, so easy bicycle or walk to Playa Grande, Playa Negra, Cahuita and Cahuita National Park. Casual Dining, Delisious Carribean cuisine to be found in several restaurants nearby. Nature... Birds, Howler Monkeys, Agoutis, Sloths, the gardens... Best of all is the tranquility you will find at El Jardin Glorioso.
There is a bus station in Cahuita center, as well as a pharmacy, bank, meat market, vegetable market, hardware store and grocery stores. Farmers market every Sunday.
Other Things to Note
The Cahuita National Park is one of the nicest in Costa Rica. Spending the day in the park, hiking, swimming and picnicking can't be beat. The Jaguar sanctuary, Sloth Sanctuary and Tree of Life animal rescue center are all close by.
No illegal drugs, smoking or pets. The casita is to be rented for two people.
Edward made us feel like part of the family right from the start of our visit.El Jardin Glorioso is a beautiful cabin surrounded by all maner of flowers,trees and plants.The Carribean sea is only footsteps from the door.The coral pool is very refreshing on a hot day.Cahuita is a fun town with Jamacian influences and plenty of great places to eat.We enjoyed our visit to the park and sloth sanctuary,but relaxing on the deck was my favorite thing to do,watching the humming birds.Ed was a very gracious host,and we enjoyed chatting with him over coffee or his delicious rum punch.Thank you Ed and Julie,we had a great time.Floyd and Anne Marie.
We flew into Limon and shared a ride to Cahuita on Feb 9th, after leaving a snow covered Boston, MA.
Ed was very informative especially after learning this was our first time visiting Costa Rica. He gave us all sorts of tips and ideas that made the rest of our trip better. We had a great dinner at Malu Malu just down the street (walking) and in the morning Ed walked us over to pick up bikes we rented for $4 each a day!
Then we rode 10 minutes into town and had the best snorkeling trip with a father and son boat company for $25 pp. It was the best snorkeling in Costa Rica (in our opinion). We saw dozens of kinds of both tropical fish and coral. They served us vine ripened fruit at Punta Cahuita where we saw our first white faced monkey!!
The Cabin was built by Ed and is masterfully constructed of local teak wood with beautiful high ceilings and simple touches that make it cozy and comfortable. The cabin's proximity to the main house gave us a feeling of security but was less private than some places we visited later on our trip.
Walking into the gardens from the cabin we felt like we had entered another time long ago when animals, birds, trees, flowers and even dinosaurs still flourished. At home we have some tiny house plants that in Ed's garden, where giant sized. The royal and fan palms soared into the blue sky. The garden was indeed glorious.
We saw many animals agouti (bunny like creature), lingo, two toed sloth, lots of bats and birds.
The beach offered great views and the sound of the ocean less then 100 yards from our cabin was intoxicating. The beach was volcanic rock with a couple of small tidal pools, it wasn't a place we found we wanted to swim. There were beaches down the road a piece and the swimming was exceptional, like bath water it was so warm! Ed recommended Chiquita beach as the best place to swim (about a 10 minute walk from the cabin)
One evening we walked over to the Reggae bar and danced to d.j. music and Ricky's restaurant for lunch was a big hit for us.
Overall it was a very enchanting experience. We would highly recommend the cabin for a couple or small family and Edward was a wonderful host. While neighboring towns like Puerto Viejo are more busy, Cahuita is a gem of a small Caribbean town that is well worth a visit and stay.
We hope to come back again sometime in he future!!
We had a very relaxed time at jardin glorioso. We ended our Costa Rica trip here and it was the perfect place. The cabina is as listed, very spacious and it has everything you need. Edward is very friendly and helpful, but we felt totally free to do our own thing.
Cahuita is quite small and pretty much tourist free, it feels very authentic and laid-back. If you want, you can easily go to Puerto Viejo or other beach places as a day trip.
We didn't get to swim in the coral pool or the sea behind the cabina, as the weather wasn't as good as we hoped. The beach is quite rocky, so a bit dangerous with rough weather.
Overall, we had a wonderful time here and felt really relaxed on our way back to the airport :)
Ed was an amazing host! Right from when he met us getting off the bus to shaking hands and saying good bye in front of his place when leaving. Ed was extremely helpful, with great suggestions of what to do, where to eat, etc. He even arranged to set us up with inexpensive bikes, which is definitely the way to get around. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning chats with Ed on our porch before starting our daily adventure.
This was a pretty great little place. It is right next to their actual home, so it's not truly secluded, but it is overall very private, and the garden is beautiful (we spent most of our time on the porch when we were there). Like most places in Costa Rica, it's a little confusing to find, but once you do, it makes sense, and it's walking distance to multiple beaches, Cahuita, and the park. Ed's a very friendly and talkative guy with lots of info on the area. Recommended.
Ed was such a wonderful and gracious host. Julie was not there during our stay, but Ed took care of all our needs in Cahuita. Our stay was relaxing and filled with tons of wildlife! Unfortunately we didn't know it would be the rainy season, so the coral pool was too dangerous to relax in! But the property was so manicured and wondrous even so. Thanks for your hospitality Ed!
Ed is great! Friendly and knows really well the area. The house is located in a beautiful jungle garden with access to the sea and to a natural pool. Highly recommend this place! Ciao Ed!
Hello, My name is Edward, my wife Julie and I have been enjoying Cahuita since 2004. We also have a home in Taos, NM., where we live when we are not in Costa Rica. I was a general contractor by trade and Julie is in the health care profession. We bought our Cahuita property in 2004. It had two ramshackel houses on it. We rebuilt one house and tore the other one down and replaced it with what is now the Casita. It has taken several years of two and three month working vacations to create our special place here in Cahuita. It was truly an adventure and we loved every minute of it. Come share what we have created.