About This Listing
This new 3 bedroom bungalow features an open floor plan and a spacious front veranda. With 948sq.ft. inside there's plenty of room for a large full bath and laundry area near the back door which opens onto a circular concrete patio and fire pit.
This area is just several minutes outside the town of Paquera but both howler and white faced monkeys frequent the property. Over 150 different species of birds including parrots, hummingbirds and cuckoos visit regularly. This new 3 bedroom features an open floor plan with living room, dinette and kitchen all flowing together. A spacious circular patio with a fire pit under the mango tree provides the perfect spot to kick back after a great day at the beach or Los Delfines golf course.
The front yard doubles as a spacious car park large enough for two of the even the biggest vehicles.
Interaction with Guests
A few houses down, our neighbors Henry and Hilda are available to help with any questions you may have about the area. Henry teaches at the college and his English is quite good. Maid service is available at a reasonable rate of $3 an hour and Henry can arrange that for you.
This area is still quite quaint and not really changed by the development in other regions of the country. We are in a rural setting but town is just two minutes away! There are a number of beaches with a 10 to 30 minute drive. An absolute must is the night kayak tours to see the plankton bio luminescene in the Playa organos area.Whether it is a more quiet beach or a busier beach with more tourists and shops, you can choose.
It helps to rent an SUV but there are a lot of 'taxistas' in town and the rates are very reasonable. Henry will can call them for you and give you a card. The closet airport is Liberia and then a 90 mile drive down the Nicoya peninsula to Paquera. Many quests rent a vehicle in Liberia and return it as they head back to the airport.
Other Things to Note
The best restaurant is in the Hotel Ginana. Try the 'casados'. A ton of food! Also 'Las Vegas' is a typical rancho style restaurant with the best seafood in town. Curu Wildlife Reserve, Isla Tortuga, and Playa Organos are great local gems. Check out the restaurant in Pochote where the river meets the Pacific for some amazing shrimp.
We are in a quiet area and its nice to keep it down after midnight.
Michael and Nina arrange the home to make my husband and I feel at home for our first night if our honeymoon. The house was beautiful and spacious, however the town was a bit hard for our taste.
Nous avons passé 10 jours très agréables dans la maison de Michael. Cette maison est spacieuse et fonctionnelle et se situe près d’un village tranquille, Paquera (à 2 minutes en voiture). Ce coin du Costa Rica est très joli, très vert, il est situé à une quarantaine de kilomètres de Montezuma (site beaucoup plus touristique).
One of my favorite places to stay during my entire Costa Rica trip! Michael was delightful and extremely responsive when it came to questions about location and logistics. Though he did not meet my friends and I when we stayed at his home, his housekeeper Nena was exceptional. She met my friends and me at a bank in town, then showed us to the house. The next morning she brought us fruit from a tree in her own yard before bidding us adieu. Clean, comfortable, spacious and located in a relatively quiet neighborhood. Absolutely loved the thoughtful "guide" left inside the house with restaurant recommendations, contact information and a heads up about a local bread truck that stops by every morning. Would highly recommend this location!
About the Host, Michael
I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada but I love to spend time in this wonderful part of Costa Rica. My daughter, son in law, and grandson live in the capital, San Jose, so Costa Rica really has become my second home. If you get a chance, please come down and enjoy the house, the area, and the great people of Costa Rica!
Bank in Paquera with ATM160 Puntarenas
Gas Station in Paquera. Open 24 hours, seven days a week!160 Puntarenas
In Paquera, the restaurant at Hotel Ginana is great! For seafood, try Las Vegas restaurant. 2 supermarkets and lots of small shops offer most anything you will need. Every food store has alcohol.Puntarenas
Just ten minutes from the house. $1.50 to cross the Bay of Nicoya over to Puntarenas. Takes only 90 minutes and you can eat and drink on the ferry. Wonderful site seeing on the journey across!Puntarenas
Wonderful local beach! Close to the house. The Bio luminescence night kayak tour is amazing!!!Puntarenas
Typical restaurant and bar right where the river that empties into the pacific. Got to have some shrimp that this place!Pochote Puntarenas
Best spot for diving and snorkeling on the pacific! Take a boat from Curu Biological Reserve, just 10 minutes from the house. Very scenic ride over and a wonderful beach.
Great golf course with Scarlet macaws seen regularly!Puntarenas
Great all inclusive resort!Puntarenas
For quick flights into San Jose or Liberia.Puntarenas
Airport, Barceló Tambor Hotel, Golf resort nearby
Biggest town on lower Nicoya peninsula. About 20 minutes from the house, it has restaurants, banks, shops etc. From Cobano, the beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, and Montezuma are only 10 min away.Cóbano Puntarenas
This is a lively little beach town at night! Everyone spills out of the restaurants and bars onto the street. Got to do at least one night in Montezuma.Montezuma Puntarenas
This is arguably the best beach in Costa Rica! Lots of tourists here and lots going on. Bars and Restaurants are plentiful. A great beach.Puntarenas
On the other end of Santa Teresa, this beach is renowned for the surfing. A beautiful spot.Malpais Puntarenas
Right on the southern most point of the Nicoya peninsula. Very close to Montezuma.160 Puntarenas