About this listing
The best stop between San Jose and the Caribbean Coast. The newly constructed cabin is private, and set in paradise. Perfect for couples and multiple families looking to escape the tourist traps but still looking for an authentic Costa Rican cloud-forest adventure.
Set on a mountain top cloud forest with year round cool tropical climate, views and water falls. Stay in a newly constructed cabin, hike the mountain and explore 360 degrees of nature at every step. Views of Volcan Turrialba and full moons can be seen from the comfort of your bed
Temperature rarely reaches much above 85F in the day and 65F on the coldest nights so no need for AC or Heating here. We recommend guests bring jeans, socks and sweaters.
Visitors see amazing things here. Brilliantly starry nights and full moons, world class bird watching, an orchid exhibition with over 100 specimen. The pure life.
Hosts live in the main lodge, a comfortable distance from the cabin and can set up private waterfall, swimming hole, and jungle tours.
Guests have access to mountain hiking trails, swimming holes, tilapia pond, water falls, and their private yoga/dance/music/relax space.
Interaction with guests
First off, we help guests get acquainted with the home area, which covers about 5 acres.
Each day, we can set up guided tours to the guests to explore something special in the surrounding 85 acres of rain-forest. That could include trips to private swimming holes, waterfalls, and intense jungle hikes.
Our host Mariluz runs Mari's Place, a private dining experience offering traditional Costa Rican dishes and grill favorites in a private picturesque setting overlooking the river. Mari's Place is walking distance from the accommodation and is quickly becoming popular with foodies. Our guests often take advantage of having Mariluz as their private chef for their entire stay. Feel free to send a message to inquire about getting an all inclusive rate.
If guests have questions, or need anything, we are here to help. But we are definitely interested in giving guests their privacy.
Our neighborhood is safe and private. Our closest neighbors are 1km away, and we look out for each other. You will not find other tourists around, in fact, you won't find too many people around. It's safe to say the animals in our town outnumber the people, and we're OK with that.
For dining, Mari's Place is walking distance from the accommodation and is quickly becoming popular with foodies. Read over our reviews to get an idea what past guests have said about the food.
We offer two other Cabins for rent across the road so you might bump into another couple or family.
We are centrally located between San Jose and the Caribbean towns of Tortuguerro, Limon, Puerto Viejo and Cahuita. You can be in SJ in two hours or on the beach in two and a half. But once on the mountain, many guests don't think to leave till it's time to go. The town of Guapiles is down below and we often arrange guest pickups at the bus terminal because you will need a 4x4 to calmly drive up here.
Other things to note
Looking for an off-road adventure? The roads here are rocky (and rock!). We cater to those with a love for the road. Like the saying goes, if it happens on two wheels, it's cools with us. Unless you are biking or taking your motorcycle up here, you will need a 4x4. Sorry, that economy compact car might not make it up here without making you liable on that damage-insurance policy. Heck, it might be worth it though ;)
If your party is bigger than 4, we offer two other cabins across the road that can accomodate six people in total.
Be prepared to have a 4x4 vehicle to arrive or ask hosts coordinate your arrival.
-If you have any medical allergies such as severe reactions to bee stings, please bring your proper medications
-No writing or marking on accommodation walls, tables, etc.
-No outdoor or indoor fires.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We are a PURA VIDA family that believes in making a positive difference in the world.
Caring and Sharing is at the center of our lives daily. Our dream home in the mountains of Costa Rica is a labor of love that we hope inspires our visitors.
Come visit us, learn what it means to live "off-the-grid" and have a truly unique experience on your trip to Costa Rica