About this listing
Hidden Garden's beautiful round house offers you a private sleeping quarters with four rooms, with beds for ten people. Downstairs you will find a private kitchen, as well as access to the wellness center, extra bathroom, library and yoga porch.
Hidden Garden is a unique wellness center, located between the rainforest and the Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica. Our lodging consists of four petal-shaped rooms surrounding a sun-filled atrium. The well-equipped kitchen, library, extra bathroom and yoga lounge below are available for guests to share.
Enjoy our variety of therapeutic services including massage, holistic counseling, dietary therapies and integrative tribal healing arts. Join one of our regular yoga practices, medicinal movement classes or educational workshops available from local and international teachers. The lush garden is home to more than 200 organic plants – guests are invited to stroll the grounds and sample our freshly-made herbal teas.
Nestled in the jungle, Hidden Garden offers the privacy of a secluded retreat while only a ten-minute walk to everything the town has to offer: Caribbean beaches, memorable nightlife and international cuisine reflecting the town's vivid culture. Easy day-trips can include a tour one of our nearby pristine protected areas, such as Cahuita National Park, a visit the Jaguar Rescue Center, a surfing lesson or renting a bicycle for your own coastal adventure.
We are happy to help you coordinate your transportation, area activities and healing vacation packages. Please let us know if you would like an initial consultation before your visit, a customized cleanse, a private class or if you would like to request any all-natural meals. We provide individualized attention in a tranquil environment for you to make the most out of your transformational vacation.
Available Activities – Yoga Tours, Beach Picnics, Snorkeling & Scuba, Waterfalls, Horseback Riding, Hikes at National Parks, Indigenous Territories, Canopy, Fishing, Sea Turtle & Dolphin Watching, Rafting, Paddle boarding & Surfing
During morning yoga and meditation we ask all guests to maintain a low noise level, as well after 8 pm. We hope our guests will utilize the eco-friendly features of the house, as outlined in the renter's manual. This includes recycling, maintaining reasonable noise levels and respecting the natural environment.
The house is exactly like shown in the photos- basic and serene. The rooms do not have AC and the bathrooms are small but you really have all you absolutely need the rest can be considered excess (depends on the traveler). It's not the place to sleep-in as it gets too hot and bright in the morning (7 a.m.) but it is surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants and has a spacious porch for relaxing and sipping some coffee. There were a lot of people visiting while we were there to work on the garden. It didn't bother me but thought you should know.
The location is not too far from the town. A ten minute walk. There is a long dirt road you have to take before reaching the house. Maybe half a mile. I really recommend getting there by Taxi and then ridding a bike through it for the remainder of your stay. Like others mentioned, it gets dark but I used my flashlight on my phone to guide me through.
Ana, Rachel's intern, greeted us when we first arrived. She was very pleasant, helpful and sweet. The house was a very unique experience like the other commentators mentioned. I would recommend the house to friends with a few disclosures as this is not the place for everyone; although, still an awesome experience.
We had a great time staying at Rachel's round house. It was great to be able to retreat from the town to the relaxing jungle. The house is beautiful, the garden is really cool, and each room was large and clean. Rachel and the visiting yoga instructor were very kind, knowledgeable, great conversationalists!
There is a large kitchen, beautiful patio, and each bedroom has its own little porch. Hammocks abound!
We did have a few issues - like the washing machine not working and running out of drinking water, but Rachel tried her best to resolve this during the busy Santa Semana.
I would definitely recommend staying here!
Absolutely amazing. My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights just wishing it could be longer. It was relaxing and laid back. We didn't have any issues, everyone was helpful and welcoming. The morning was the most peaceful, waking up to the sounds of birds, and the wind. It's also in walking distance to the beach and small, but delicious food options. We're glad we got to experience staying at the roundhouse.
First of all, the house is amazing. I went with my mom, sister, and two neces. We had an incredible experience. DIFFERENT from anything we have tried before. The hole experience starts early in the morning with the sound of the monkeys, birds and all the nature. The location is perfect, calm and quiet and only 5-10 minutes walk from Puerto Viejo. Fully equipted in the kitchen. It has simple bedrooms, but thats not a bad thing at all. Perfect for doing yoga, have a peacefull stay and enjoy being in touch with nature.
The house is ecofriendly. You can notice this in the house itself, the house trash system, and everything. You can learn a lot on how to have a more susteinable home.
Rachel, the host, is great! She has everything in the house organized and explained.
NOTE: the house is for a relaxing stay. No noise after 8pm.
What a fantastic experience. My mother and I went to Puerto Viejo for three nights (wished it were so much longer) and had a delightful time in the roundhouse. The kitchen was great to cook in, there were many hammocks to rest in, wild birds and butterflies, and waking up at 3am to howler monkeys.... it was all so delightful.
"J" (sp) was a great host while we were there and we attended one of her yoga sessions on the porch and took her advice on beaches/attractions to visit nearby... all of them great suggestions.
If I head back to Puerto Viejo again, which I hope to... I'll definitely see if there is space to stay here again.
We had a great stay at the Roundhouse! The kitchen is well stocked, the bed was really comfortable and it's very close to some amazing beaches!
We stayed in Rachel's Eco-friendly roundhouse for about four days. In that time we explored the beaches, food, and saw plenty of wildlife. I loved having so many hammocks to relax in! I felt the location of the roundhouse was perfect, close enough to town , but far enough so that you did not have to be a part of the excitement of the main drag if you did not want to be.
J was wonderful at answering any questions I had and always very helpful. Thanks for the yoga class J!
The house was lovely and I think if I were ever to build a house in Costa Rica I would need to get the name of Rachel's architect: ).
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About the Host, Rachel
I am from the United States and have lived in Costa Rica for fifteen years. I love to work with medicine plants and be outdoors in the rainforest.