La Postita has two fully equipped eco-cabins with spectacular views of the countryside and lake below, with nature trails, diverse flora and fauna and access to river rafting, horseback riding, bicycling, volcano trekking, and local attractions.
Welcome to a truly unique adventure in the rolling tropical hills above Turrialba, Costa Rica. La Postita has two fully equipped eco-cabins for long or short term stays and located only a three to four hour flight from most US hubs, or a short 1 -1/2 hour drive from the national capital of San Jose.
It offers spectacular views of the countryside and lake below where natural fruit or bananas can be freshly picked. Walk in the peace and quiet of nature trails on our 7-acre property or the country roads where you will find the friendliest of people.
Our property offers many natural wonders of Costa Rica-where you can explore the enormous diversity and abundance of flora and fauna including fun activities such as bird watching and wildlife photography. Turrialba is noted for river rafting in the Pacuare, Reventazon and Pejiballe rivers, and many eco-tourism activities. In 2013, La Postita entered into partnerships with local organizations that offer horseback riding for pickup at our doorstep, bicycle tours, volcano trekking, tree-top canopy tours, with specialty tours to a snake farm, orchid nursery, and coffee or sugarcane factories.
Features – Amenities
•Completely furnished (tables, chairs, couch, lounge chair, closets)
•Solar powered for electricity (upgraded in 2013)
•Gas stove and hot water (gas)
•Master bedroom and guest room
•One bathroom (complete with hot shower)
•Cooking pots, pans, dishes, utensils
•Fireplace (in one cabin only)
•Trails throughout (exercise/bird watching)
•View of valley and lake below; mountains
•Single-car garage with workbench—ample graveled parking outside
•Stand-by generator (gas)
•Wind turbine (for supplemental power)
•Flowers galore; vegetable garden, banana trees.
•Potable water from mountain spring (tested safe)
La Postita has 7 acres with trails and nearby farm roads only used during the sugarcane or coffee harvest--they offer a wonderful way to hike and explore the flora and fauna.
Interaction with Guests
Antonio, is our onsite manager and was once a chef and offers his services to cook up a delicious local fare or can act as your guide and driver.
What is great about La Postita is it is nestled within coffee and sugarcane plantations with a great view of the valley below. It offers peace and quiet with only the sound of songbirds and sugarcane rustling in the breeze.
A guard is on premises from sunset to sunrise. During the day, the manager is available.
Vehicle is required to get around. La Postita offers car with driver and airport pickup at nominal cost. Our tourism partner for horseback riding will bring horses to cabin. The river rafting operator will make pickup at main road (1 km waling distance).
Other Things to Note
Please read the following regarding our rental and use policy:
Rates: For short and long-term rental rates (based on 2 persons):
Daily: $49 Weekly: $294 Monthly: $960
Each cabin has two bedrooms: a master bedroom with a queen-size bed and a second bedroom with bunk beds. Just bring your personal items and enjoy.
Cabin cleaning is included in rent and is provided once per week and thereafter for long-term occupancy. For additional cleaning requested, $20 per cleaning is charged.
Pets considered: Additional $50 fee.
Cancellations: The owner reserves the cabins for your enjoyment. Just as you would expect the owner to honor your reservation, s/he expects you to fulfill the terms and exact dates you have requested. Since reservations arrive well in advance, a cancellation will result in a cabin sitting empty. An occurrence the owner cannot absorb. Please be certain of the exact dates before making a reservation.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do you get there? Signs are posted on main highway turnoff past Turrialba and CATIE indicating direction to cabin (1 mile distance). See (website hidden) maps under La Postita, Cartago, La Suiza and following link also provides a map and directions to La Postita: (website hidden)
All cabins are well maintained, however, we cannot be held responsible for unexpected equipment failures. The cabins are solar and/or wind powered with gas for cooking and hot water. Staff personnel are available to complete any needed repairs in a timely manner.
Water: Potable water comes from a mountain spring above La Postita and has been tested safe for drinking. A water tank (10,000 liters) provides backup water supply.
Laundry service: Available through local laundry service (Turrialba town). Laundry sinks and clothesline available at cabins for do-it-yourself laundry.
Security: A security guard is posted on the premises from sunset to sunrise. Daily staff member/s are on site during the day.
Meals: Basic condiments are provided for the first week (Salt, pepper, cooking oil, etc.). Each cabin has completely equipped kitchens with standard cookware and eating utensils, including coffee maker (local: conical bag pour & drain type). All bedding, towels and bathroom tissue are provided.
Meals can be prepared upon request at a flat rate of $10.00 per person. The menu will vary but will be local and international fare. Arrangements are made through Antonio, the cabins manager.
Transportation: Vehicle with driver is available for $50/day plus fuel during normal working hours. After normal working hours the driver’s salary/hour is added. Airport pickup is a flat rate of $100 one-way during normal working hours. After normal working hours an additional $50 will be added to cover overtime.
Short trips w/driver for shopping (less than 2 hours): $10.00
Check-in time: after 1PM Checkout: 12 PM noon
A reservation is a legal contract, to be honored in full by both you and the cabin owner. By your signature and/or electronic response indicates your understanding and agreement.
Smoking is not permitted inside the cabins but is okay on the outside decks.
Pets are welcome for nominal cost.
Please leave dishes clean and garbage put in trash bins.
Carl was very accommodating to our needs. We were unable to stay there due to circumstances beyond our control but Carl was very good about it.
La postita was great. Beautiful. The hosts were very helpful when we arrived.
El lugar es ideal para estar en contacto con la naturaleza y desconectarse totalmente de la ciudad. La cabaña es cómoda, acogedora y muy agradable con una vista excepcional!! Sin distracciones ideal para meditar y mantener buenas conversaciones acompañadas de una copa de vino.
Nuestros perros también disfrutaron mucho del campo y las caminatas que realizamos por los alrededores.
I came to La Postita looking for peace and quiet, and that is exactly what I found: a comfortable home in the top of a hill near the town of Turrialba, surrounded by nature. Once we arrived after a few minutes of driving uphill, we were met by breathtaking views of the mountains, the Turrialba volcano and sugar cane fields. The area is really quiet and private which I appreciated doing meditation and taking walks along the field paths. Many types of birds can be seen, it was really fun to try to identify species with the help of books available in the house.
Both Carl, the host, as Antonio, the house keeper, were welcoming and available for questions and anything necessary (including guiding is to the property which was really helpful).
The sounds of the night are definitely new for someone used to the city! Part of the fun. A great experience!