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Sun & Moon Casita
Private bath/Hot water/ One Double Bed & 2 singles or 4 single beds/ Free WiFi/ Free Pavilion Use/ Extended Private Balcony/Private Kitchen
Costa Rica Hotel taxes and AirBnB fees included. Based on single occupancy.
Nosara Retreat is nestled in the pristine pacific coast of Costa Rica on two acres of tropical gardens and jungle. Created in harmony with nature, we are here to provide you with an ideal setting for relaxation, rejuvenation, personal rediscovery and fun.
A five-minute walk brings you to the secluded Pelada Beach with fine white sand. The ocean is the centerpiece of life here. You can walk for miles along the quiet, unspoiled beaches of Nosara observing magical rock formations, breaking waves, and gentle tide pools.
We provide affordable earth friendly living with personalized service. Activities we offer include: turtle nesting, surfing and horseback riding, water sports, hiking trails, walk through the biological preserve, and zip line tour.
Our on-site jungle trail through the green zone to the beach allows you to explore the unspoiled wildness of this vibrant natural habitat.
Nosara Retreat is an ideal spot from which to explore Nosara’s laid-back charm, fine restaurants, shops and assortment of Yoga and wellness options. Or you may want to just relax in a hammock, watch the howler monkeys and listen to the ocean.
This peaceful setting is ideal for unwinding. Enjoy rural Costa Rica, “pura vida,” (pure life)
From Dec 18, 2015 - Jan 04, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Nosara Retreat was our second accommodation in Costa Rica during this trip. The location and proximity to the beach was perfect. The provided breakfast of toast and fruit was nice. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Our room was not so well kept. Not very clean on our arrival. Lines of ants crawling up to different walls, the back of the toilet was covered in loose dirt and dead bugs, oven door was visibly hanging off, and no towels on our arrival. The bugs weren't such a big deal as the room is semi open to the outside but it didn't feel as if the room had been cleaned thoroughly for some time. We checked in at 1pm and unfortunately the large steel doors of our room were being painted on our arrival which made for a nice strong smell. The host checking us in was very nice and noticed we had no towels. We were told she would bring some down to us but after returning from the beach at 4, there were still no towels and the office was closed for the day. So no towels until the next afternoon. Not a terrible stay, just by far not the best.
Staying in the Casita was quite an experience! When we arrived, we met Deborah who showed us the Casita and how everything worked. She was really lovely, always radiating off positive vibes. Her employees (Mandy & Theresa) were very helpful when we wanted to book an excursion and a taxi back to the airport.
A few things to note:
We never cooked in the Casita since the kitchen wasn't particularly appealing (the oven was also broken). The Casita is also home to many spiders, red ants and other critters - however, we imagine that's not something that can be helped when staying in anywhere in the jungle/beach of Costa Rica. It's ok though since the beach nearby is filled with some lovely restaurants 5-10 minutes away. It's important to note that the beach (Playa Pelada) is close like noted, however, Playa Guiones (the main surfing beach) is a 30-45 minutes each way along the beach. So you have to plan to bring everything for the whole day if you're going to spend the day at Guiones. From a surfer's perspective, probably better to stay closer to Guiones if you're planning on spending lots of time there and don't have a car.
In the evening we would walk back from the restaurants of Nosara (which are reasonably priced) under the stars which was lovely - important to bring a flashlight though as it's noted in the house rules.
It was very special to stay in the Casita and hear the Howler Monkey's each morning and to be surrounded by nature. The outdoor shower is also wonderful to use everyday. It's a lovely retreat, and the fresh breakfast of fruit, toast, fresh juice and coffee every morning was an amazing way to start the day.
We had a wonderful time in the casita. It was spacious and comfortable. We cooked in the week-equipped kitchen and enjoyed local foods. Deborah was a fabulous host - so kind and welcoming. We'd go back there any time.
This was exactly what we were looking for in Costa Rica. Our own private casita within walking distance of the beach, great company, great host, and lots of natural beauty. I highly recommend it!
Staying here was paradise. We were up in the canopy of trees in the
jungle and could hear the ocean in the distance, birds, howler
monkeys, and the buzz of the jungle. We became enveloped by the
energy of the place. We slept wonderfully, food was great, accomodations were wonderful. Deborah and her staff was the best.
Deborah makes you feel so welcome and anything you need or need to
find out about, she is there to help. There was alot to see and do or just
relax. Fun to meet other people too. Top-notch place and we'll be back.
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About the Host, Deborah
I came to Costa Rica in 1989 and fell in love with Playa Pelada, the people and the country. The houses we had built over the years served as a retreat for my extended family. For years, we all came together during the Christmas holidays. Inspired by the vibrant tropical colors and beauty of people and local scenes, I painted pictures for each room. In 1994 I started a B&B on the property and a year later, moved here permanently. My dream for many years was to have a healing center. Recently we began hosting retreats. It is my joy to share this healing paradise with you.