About this listing
Found in the grounds of a tropical park near La Fortuna, Pineapple Houes is a typical local style house with three beds, bath, living room terrace and a spacious rancho. Ideal for groups 6/8 people or couples. An adventurous unique experience!!
Pineapple house is a rustic, 3 bedroom lodge with a kitchen (cooker, rice cooker, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, pots and pans, basic condiments) and shower room. In the main living area is a computer, wireless internet and a television. There's a large veranda with seating and steps down into a large covered ranch with more seating and a small barbecue. The house is next to the main entrance and perched on the edge of a slope, with views over the canopy. From here, there are 8 miles of trails leading to the main house, swimming pool a river and a waterfall. There are more than 250 types of birds (Currently 6/8 Collared Aracari visiting us for breakfast each day) and other incredible wildlife, an enormous variety of plants and fruits and a wonderful view of the Arenal Volcano.
This is a private place although easy access to La Fortuna $10 in taxi or 12 minutes by car. We offer local authentic family style food, breakfast, lunch and dinner by prior request. There's a laundry service and help with tours and activities. Options are best discussed here as there are many, and the weather can change quickly.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is at the center of an array of geological wonders. The nearby Arenal is Costa Rica's most active volcano, routinely bursting with lava and ash, and the Catarata de La Fortuna is a waterfall pouring from a seventy-meter cliff. The Tabacon Hot Springs are a relaxing intermission in the midst of the various spectacles, and the Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat is a blissful end to any day's excursion.
Other Things to Note
It is advisable to bring a torch for navigating the paths after dark and a map of the local area for navigation.
There are no rules as such, however, we expect guests to look after the house as they would at home and keep an element of tidiness.
The place is fantastic, right in a middle of an incredible vegetation. During breakfast and Diner you can meet people and share experiences and trip advices, and a very warmthful and cozy opened lounge.
The pineapple house, is a pretty big 3 brds house with a kitchen, and also had a huge patio when you can relax and have dinner.
Our host wasn't not there during our stay, but the communication was great, and his team William, Will and Anna are extremely nice, welcoming and helpful.
The road to access the location is a bit bumpy, and definitely doable with a 4x4, but this is Costa Rica !
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Paradise in the hills of La Fortuna.
My daughter and I stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time. The hosts were most welcoming, cooked excellent food and gave us a tour of the property, which includes two waterfalls.
Would stay here again.
Staying at the Pineapple House was a wonderful experience thanks to William, Wilhem, Anna, Jasmine, and John who are the main staff at the Princesa de la Luna Ecolodge that the house is a part of. Both Jonathan and William were very helpful in making sure we had the right directions to get to the house, as it is definitely off the beaten path and tucked into the jungle. The dirt road to the house off of the main road is very bumpy, so definitely rent an SUV to handle the terrain. It was fun though, for those who like a true Costa Rican experience! William greeted us right when we got there to give us a tour of the house. The Pineapple House was very private as it is located about a 3 minute walk away from the lodge. The design was very jungle rustic, like Indiana Jones which we thought was really neat. We were amazed at how "in the jungle" it really was, and loved the sounds of the rainforest all around us with all the beautiful plants and wildlife literally outside your door. If you are afraid of bugs or little geckos and lizards you should probably stay at one of the Ecolodge's rooms, as they are frequent visitors around or in the Pineappe House. We had a few big moths fly into the house over our 4-night stay, a few beetles crawl in, and a few geckos, but it was understandable since it was so immersed in nature.
The best part of staying at the house though was getting to hang out with and meet the staff and the rest of the travelers staying at the lodge. William, Wilhem, Anna, Jasmine and John were so friendly and kind, and made us feel at home. All the travelers we met were also really fun and friendly. The meals they prepare there are also delicious and super convenient, so we recommend eating there! The lodge itself looks so cool and is a must-see. A definite gem. And you have a beautiful view of Arenal volcano from the deck and a spring-fed pool to walk down to on the property. We saw all kinds of frogs and Wilhem and Anna took their time to show them to us and explain them to us, which was so nice. We got connected with unforgettable ziplining, rafting, and Baldi hot springs connections too which were all amazing and must-dos. And, William also led the group on a tour hike around the property to show us all the plants and take us to a waterfall and another with a mudbath. So fun! So if you want to meet great people and have a bunch of great adventures and love nature, stay here!
We really enjoyed our stay in Pineapple House. The house was very spacious and the wifi fast. What made our stay even more enjoyable was the super friendly people working in Princessa de la Luna, William, Wilmar and Anna. They took us on a tour of their rainforest garden where we saw waterfalls, countless fruits, plants and animals, blue jean frog and toucan and went swimming in their pools and had a mud bath. Their enthusiasm and passion for the rainforest is contagious :-) They also prepared delicious breakfast and dinner with fresh fruits and fruit juice from their garden. It was such an adventure and we loved it!
We thought of names for the tour: La Luna surprise tour, The secret La Luna adventure, Waterfall tour, Rainforest waterfall adventure, the garden of everything tour, Rainforest adventure tour.
Our stay at the Pinapple house on the Princesa de la luna property was amazing! William the property guide was knowledgeable on the local plants and vegetation. He made a variety of fresh herbal teas for us from plants grown on the property. William guided us on a beautiful hike to two different waterfalls on the property where we enjoyed mud baths and fresh mountain water. Geral and Jazmin keep us well feed and took care of everything we needed, these two made the stay even more memorable. The property animals were great and keep us constantly entertained. Our group was sad to leave and excited to visit again the next time we are in Costa Rica!!!
Super logement ! Nous avons été très bien accueillis par William qui s'est parfaitement occupé de nous. Nous avons pu dîner et petit déjeuner, c'était très bon. William nous a fait faire un joli tour de la propriété et nous avons vu de beaux oiseaux et plein de plantes. La maison est très fonctionnelle et super bien située pour visiter la région.
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About the Host, Jonathan
I left England when was 18 and hitch-hiked through Europe,Africa to India overland which was a life forming experience,. I left with about $100 and returned 2 yrs later ..I had little money I stayed with local people ,or hostels or slept rough whatever I needed to do. Later as a professional investment consultant I have lived in Hotels throughout Latin America for nearly 20 years. I can tell you the best way to travel is not always in Hotels ...experience living and sharing with the local way of life ,with real people it is a far richer more rewarding experience. I believe in the concept of integrated tourism this is what we offer it is a much better way to travel ...