About this listing
Rustic, We are located near 2 towns and the beaches are 1 hour away. Fully equipped, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE IN A RURAL SETTING, WE ARE FOR NATURE LOVERS, WE ARE NOT A PARTY PLACE. WE HAVE INTERNET HOT SPOT, NOT WI FI. If you need anything just ask
We are in one of the most beautiful spots in Costa Rica., near the beaches and the Liberia Airport, public transport at 300 yards of us.
WE HAVE A RESTAURANT AND BAR ON SITE
IF YOU LOVE NATURE YOU WILL LOVE US, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HOTEL, WE ARE NOT FOR YOU, WE ARE A QUIET AND PEACEFUL MOUNTAIN RETREAT. We also are in the middle of a Forest with all the animals, bugs and birds that call Ailanto home.
WE HAVE HOT WATER SHOWERS BUT THEY ARE IMMERSION HEATERS NOT HOT WATER TANKS
WE HAVE TOURS BUT YOU MUST RESERVE AND PAY FOR THOSE
OUR PRICE IS FOR THE WHOLE CABIN NOT PER PERSON. STAY WITH US AND GET A FREE MUD BATH
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WE ARE AN 85 ACRE PROPERTY, (33 HA) WITH LIMITED ACCOMMODATIONS, WE WILL SOON OPEN UP OUR JUNGLE ADVENTURE PARK, GREAT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ENJOY NATURE AND EXERCISE AT THE SAME TIME. WE HAVE INTERNET HOT SPOT, NOT SUITABLE FOR HEAVY DOWNLOADING
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE RUSTIC
Beautiful One Bedroom, One Bath, fully equipped Kitchen cabin in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, we are located at the foothills of the magnificent Miravalles Volcano, within Costa Rica's Cradle of Ecology. Eco living, nice facilities with thermal waters, natural Spa and hiking trails. We also have campgrounds for those who like the outdoors.
WE ARE AN ECO LIVING PARADISE, everything is natural, even our Spa is outdoors. We have an Indian Village for ceremonies, yoga, meditation, Sweat Lodges, gazebos for massages even a Tree House for Yoga and Sleeping. We have weekly and monthly rates available.
Located at the foothills of the Miravalles volcano, our Eco Living Environment is absolutely unique and healthy. Great place to relax and enjoy, yet close to all other attractions such as beaches, shopping etc. COOK YOUR OWN MEALS OR LET US COOK THEM FOR YOU
In our Rustic Mountain retreat you will find everything that you could desire for your Eco Vacation and once you are here you can make Ailanto your headquarters for your day-trips to the Beaches or to the other Costa Rican attractions.
Ailanto is a Natural Paradise so you will find it as pristine as when Mother Earth created it,
Guanacaste's climate and culture are unique among Costa Rican provinces. The province experiences little rain and consistent heat from November to April. Tourists seek out this dry heat during the North American winter to enjoy the breathtaking Guanacastecan beaches.
From May to October, expect daily showers and moderate temperatures. We may be in Guanacaste but our temperatures are absolutely the best in Costa Rica, we have a very temperate climate,.We are at nearly 2,000 feet above sea level.
Our prices are DOMESTIC and everyone pays the same. Our Service is International and it is the best and we strive for better service yet. We expect you to tip our staff, they will work hard for you
We are RUSTIC , Green and Beautiful, we have Thermal Waters, Hiking Trails, a Natural Spa, where you could enjoy a Massage in the Rain Forest or do yoga while perched in our giant Guanacaste Tree, Temazcales, Fire Dances, and a lot more, or simply go to the Mud Baths and exfoliate yourself with Volcanic Mud.
We can prepare your healthy meals and serve them to you in your cabin or in our Rancho. Our prices are super reasonable and fair.
Stay with us and recommend us to your friends.
Location: Fortuna de Bagaces, Guancaste
Shopping. 2.5 km from our site
Doctors: 2.5 km and 5 km
Other Tourism? We have it all here, Canopy, waterfalls, water slides, kayaking, mountain climbing, fishing, rural tourism
Beaches: 45 km to Playas de Coco, Playa Panama, Ocotal, Hermosa and more
Airport: 45 km to Liberia International Airport
Public Transport: Stops 300 yards from our site from 5 am to 9 30 pm
Exercise in our Jungle Gyms, walk our paths, soon you will be able to ride our Mountain Bike Path
This area is known as the Cradle of Ecology, we are surrounded by the Miravalles National Park, an outstanding 8500 acre reserve. Next to us you will be able to see Costa Rica's largest Geo Thermal Plants, Solar Farms and Wind Farms.
If adventure is what you are looking for? Don't look much further, on our site or near us, we have everything, from hikes to the mountain, horseback riding, canopy, waterfalls, slides and even our Natural Spa where you can enjoy some ancient Indian therapies to Dental and Cosmetic work with our Specialists located near us.
Looking to retire? here we have Costa Rica's most beautiful and Natural Independent Living Community and shall, we say also the least expensive where your US Social Security Payment takes care of all your needs
Driving or taking public transport? Coming to our site you will be driving over paved roads, once you get inside of our facilities our roads, keeping up with our ecological calling are dirt.. Lots of Parking available, even for HUGE buses.
Public Transport is available from 5 am to 9 30 pm and we also offer you shuttle services to and from the Airport and to shops. We charge for our services
We are located at the foothills of The Miravalles Volcano, an andesitic stratovolcano in Costa Rica. The caldera was formed during several major explosive eruptions that produced voluminous dacitic-rhyolitic pyroclastic flows between about 1.5 and 0.6 million years ago. The only reported historical eruptive activity was a small steam explosion on the SW flank in 1946. High heat flow remains, and Miravalles is the site of the largest developed geothermal field in Costa Rica.
MIRAVALLES - A SLEEPING GIANT
Miravalles has been sleeping for centuries, no explosions, no geysers or other good volcanic stuff, except for a small steam explosion in 1946. However, if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, you would find the trip worth taking. The road passes through beautiful country and offers super views of Lake Nicaragua. The area around the volcano, the Miravalles Forest Reserve, is home to cloud and moist forests filled with rivers, waterfalls, hot springs and innumerable plant and animal species. Costa Rica’s only geothermal power plant is at the foot of the Miravalles Volcano. Now the Region also has a huge Wind Farm developed by the Germans and a Solar Plant developed by the Chinese.
LOCATED IN THE PROVINCE OF GUANACASTE
Our spectacular Ailanto Mountain Reserve is located in La Fortuna de Bagaces, 21 miles outside of Liberia in an east-southeast direction; the Guanacaste province has a hot, dry climate plus beautiful pale sand beaches. We are at 1969 ft (600m) above sea level thus our climate is more tempered and spring like.
We are surrounded by 28,840 acres of pristine forest (10,850 hectares) and land that is the Miravalles National Park.
HOME TO NATURAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL TREASURES
Miravalles Protected zone includes the edifice of the Miravalles Volcano, which has no record of activity, and the very well conserved moist forests, very moist forests and cloud forests covering its lower slopes. The Miravalles is a very complex stratovolcano 2,028 m high with six eruption points at its peak. On its western and southwestern flanks there are lava flows. At the foot, in the southwestern part, in Las Hornillas, which is accessible by the paved road from our place you can see interesting examples of hydro-thermal activity. Some of the oldest Pre-Hispanic archaeological remains in the country have been found in this area.
Needless to say we are in the midst of a highly desired tourism area and we would love to share it with you
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CHARGE FOR EXTRA SERVICES SUCH AS TRANSPORTATION, TOURS, MEALS ETC. ASK FOR OUR MENU AND PRICES
On Site: Hiking Trails, Thermal water pools (Warm), Restaurant, Mud Baths, Massage, Indian Village, movies, BBQ's, soon Jungle Gyms
Off site: Hikes to the waterfalls, HOT thermal waters, Canopy, Fishing, Volcanic Crater, Horseback and lots more
Interaction with Guests
We treat you like family here, join us in the Living Room for Internet and share your stories with the other guests, We can give you advise as to what to do in Costa Rica, We know the country fairly well, we are hands-on types. I have traveled the entire world and my goal is to make sure that you have your best vacation EVER.
Bring us a flag from your country so that we could pin it in our Rancho as a souvenir of your visit.
You must like a natural place, because we are exactly that. Please make sure that you are looking for that because that is what we are
Please tip the staff, they will work their hinds off for you
Here you will be in the midst of Mother Nature, birds, animals and yes, Mosquitoes and other usual Rain Forest pests, so bring OFF with you. This area is known as "The Cradle of Ecology" and you will see why, we are green and rustic. The town of Fortuna is 2 km y Guayabo 5 km
Public transport at 300 meters (Yards) from the front gate, buses run almost every 1 1/2 hours from 5 am to 9 30 pm. We have private transport available as well. If you are driving here, all our roads up to our site are paved and well maintained.
Other Things to Note
We are rustic and nice, we are not even close to a 4 Seasons, we are in the middle of a dense Jungle area, absolutely pristine and stunning. You may see some frogs, spiders etc, they do not bother you or bite you. If you feel uncomfortable sleeping with company, ask us for a Mosquito net, we will be glad to provide you with one. Just be aware that we are in a Rural Setting but we have all services, drinking water, electricity, cell telephones and all the comforts and in a VERY SAFE area. We have Staff to take care of you 24/7, we can cook for you and keep to your dietary needs, we can also provide you an ALL INCLUSIVE package for $25 Extra per person, per day for all your meals (website hidden)_W2pYcEsOQ
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This is our only ever bad Airbnb experience and could not have been worse. Directions were contradictoy so we struggled to find it and when we did would have left if it was not nearly dark. The bed linen was dirty and torn, the whole place dirty and smelt of dogs. There was no privacy as no curtains in the living area and no bathroom door! Kitchen utensils we're lacking and cutlery and crockery dirty, we had to boil water to clean it all before using.The whole site felt derelict and was dirty and unkempt. The owner describes it as rustic but it was dirty and unsafe, we could not possibly stay a second night but the host refuses to acknowledge that the listing is not as described and refuses to give a refund. Please do not make the same mistake as we did and do not stay here.
I did not stay at BriBri as it was far below my expectations. The floors in the cabin where I was to stay had just been treated with a product which gave off noxious fumes. My overall feeling of the place was that it was dirty. The owner called it rustic. Had one been paying $15 per night and viewed it as camping, I would agree. I have never walked away from a place due to condition, this is a first. I was told my money would not be refunded. I didn't care at this point. I must say that the owner was very helpful in finding me a new place to stay. I must also note that I paid him for his "taxi" services, $50 to get there and $40 to get to a new hotel. Also, one has to have a car. Nothing is in walking distance.
El alojamiento no es tal y como lo presenta la foto, digamos que debe de tratarse de una foto antigua. Algunos aparatos no funcionan : el micro-ondas y el calentador de agua para la ducha. El aseo del lugar no era realmente óptimo. El material de cocina es vetusto.
El lugar en sí es salvaje, pero está bastante abandonado. No llegamos a disfrutar las aguas termales por falta de tiempo.
Tras constatar el desfase evidente entre la presentación que se da del lugar en internet y la realidad decidimos llamar a Hugo para negociar una tarifa más baja (que los 50 $/noche), y la obtuvimos.
The space here is beautiful - nestled in the jungle. There is natural hot springs within a short hike and Hugo is very accommodating. We had some difficulty finding the place from Fortuna but hitched a ride with some locals - if you go around asking for Dr Hugo someone is bound to know him/how to get there. We had difficulty reaching him by phone during our adventure there but once we made it felt right at home. He cooked us dinner and there was a movie playing in an outdoor theatre he has set up. Unfortunately we only stayed one night and couldn't hike the volcano but next time will stay longer. He even drove us to the bus the next morning and bought us coffee. My only advice is make yourself a detailed map to get there!
Be in no doubt that to stay on Hugo's ranch one is one step away from being in the total wilderness. The Bri Bri house is a comfortable cabin in the forest with rustic charm. Do not expect uber-luxury or 'all the mod cons' but if you are wanting to get away from it all and step straight into the real natural environment then this is prefect.
Jumping into the Ranch's spring feed water pools at dusk or first thing in the morning is sublime. Alternativity walking up the track to the Volcanic hot pools and mud baths is the best way to wile away a few hours of anyone's day.
Hugo is a great host, always on hand to give advice, and to take one to explore the surrounding environs. His four trusting dogs soon become friends when one wants to walk the forest: constantly darting in and out of the growth their companionship was welcomed.
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About the Host, Dr. Hugo E.
I am Hugo, I'm a nice guy, laid back and a nature Lover and I love the countryside. Come and visit and stay a while, Love to have you here. Let me know your needs and I will take care of them
The Photo is with Costa Rica's President Mr. Guillermo Solis
Our staff and I look forward to help you, we know Costa Rica pretty well so ask away. Let us know if you want to book any tours or any activities that you may like.
We are a large development but we have a limited number of Eco Cabins, we are beautiful because of Mother Nature and we like it like that.
I am from Arizona, USA I speak Spanish and I have traveled extensively throughout the World.
I love the movies, dance, the theater, the Opera, I like to cook but I am NOT a great cook and my menu is limited,
ONE IMPORTANT THING, while you are with us, this is your home, you will be part of our growing family SO WELCOME HOME