The beautiful Caribbean style, Jungle beach house Casa G&G is located in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge on a private property of 26000 square meters (28434 yards). Manzanillo is located about 18 kilometres southeast of Puerto Viejo; it's a small, tranquil village on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast which is one of the most beautiful and scenic sites in the country. Fine sandy beaches, gentle waves, coral reefs near the surface of the sea all make this region a paradise for nature lovers, underwater enthusiasts, surfers, sunbathers and more. Spectacular sea views abound with colourful sunrises and sunsets. Scenic jungle around the beach house of tropical coconut trees and rich green vegetation wildlife, exotic chirping birds, howling monkeys, sloths, and not to forget the famous Blue Morpho butterflies will surround and surprise you while you're hanging in our hammock. The lovely wooden structured house is located 85 meters (92 yards) from the most exotic beach of Manzanillo. To enter the national parc gandocca manzanillo (where the house is built)you have to cross a creek which can sometimes be dry, but in the rainy season it might be 2 or 3 feet deep at max. If you want to come by car, use a 4x4!
Waking up and taking a dive into the sea is amazing! There are two separate rooms, each 15 square meters, divided by the bathroom including a toilet and warm water shower. The porch (40 square meters) is heavenly with its view and outside kitchen made out of a forest giant. Here you can relax, cook, eat together at the big table, listen to the geckos, monkeys, toucans and other sounds of the tropical jungle. But what about waking up with the sounds of the ocean...waves slowly coming in..
If you're hungry or want a drink between locals go check out Maxi's... great food, best conversations!
But a new favorite is cool & calm just in front of the beach.greatest fish made by Andy!
We can tell you about nearby Puerto Viejo (nightlife, acoustic live sessions at many bars, reggae all around, fabulous cuisine etcetera), venues- hotspots change every now and then,Johnny's Place is great for reggaenight, Maritza's place for live music
Punta Uva (this beach gives you the Blue Lagoon feeling),
Playa Cocles (the place to be for local surfers; world champion native, Gilberto Brown, takes his waves and other local surfers organize tournaments at this beach as the Puerto Viejo Open Pro; though check out the one and only wave in Puerto; Salsa Brava, discover where its name is from; it's a hot an scary wave, but surfers go for it),
Punta Mona ( ecological farming at its best; it's a working organic perm culture farm with over 30 hectares of excellent rainforest land. People from all over the world come to Punta Mona to learn and practice sustainable agriculture, renewable resources, and good healthy jungle living. Annual perm culture courses are held at Punta Mona, often bringing in 30-40 students for a two week total perm culture experience. ),
Bribri (village nearby inhabited by the indigenous BriBri tribe, where you will find and learn how simple life can be) and also the way to go to the most scenic islands of the Caribe: Bocas del Toro, Panama, to get here it is a fantastic trip; a wild and remote border crossing experience. There is an off-the-track border post where you have to walk over a bridge that sees little visitors. All formalities are therefore pretty straightforward and relaxed. When reaching Bocas afterwards by boat, welcomed by locals you'll never forget the trip.
There are many other activities to do like horesriding on the beach, fishing or watching dolphins with our favorite captain Sherman! Ask him for other tourss around like waterrafting on the rivers. Canopy tours, wildlife tours through the rainforest and so on.... Ask Haley aswell, she and Victor will be your host and they know the best people and best places!
Respect the animals:)
This place is way better than you think. The photos don't do it justice. It's paradise at your footstep; the beach is 100m away and visible from the front porch. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves in a hammock. Breath in the jungle air and listen to the orchestra of sounds at night (and the monkeys in the morning).
The house is probably the best in the area due to its location. It's the last one before Panama on the coast and you have complete privacy from the neighbours.
The hosts Haley and Victor were amazing. They can help with almost anything and brought fresh lobster and snapper to us at the (website hidden) on the front porch with fresh seafood was a great experience. Haley can even show you how to cook Caribbean style.
The stuff about the walking through water and coral to get there is nonsense. The place is easy to access and child friendly. It might not be everyone though; there are bugs and the toilet in the house is not very private, but if you like a little bit of adventure then this is a brilliant place. The house is very comfortable and the two rooms/beds are simple but very nice.
There are a lot of activities to do in the area and Haley can help you out with that.
Whoever is searching for a place to stay in lush nature with not much people around, full privacy will love that place! This definetely is a Jungle Beach House in the Caribbean. The first day we arrived, we bought fresh fish and crawfish, just a few meters from the house fresh seawater was perfect for cooking it. You really feel like being on a lonely island living from what nature provides to you. During night and in the morning you can listen to various sounds of birds and monkeys, watch the bats flying around the house which accomplishes a real jungle feeling. Nearby locations are great for hiking and snorkeling( be sure to check out time of a year with less waves). Dolphin watch also will be provided by local fisherman. All in all, we had an amazing stay here and will recomend to everyone who is looking for a perfect escape.
It was just a dream to stay in the jungle beach house. We spent more than three weeks - our honeymoon - there and every day was wonderful. Haley and Victor picked us up in Puerto Viejo. It's a nice and easy ride to Manzanillo. A few times when you think the street ends, it doesn't actually, but continues into the dschungel. Even when we crossed the river and walked 15 minutes through the jungle. There a just a couple of houses and this one is the last one (before Panama?). 360 degrees pure green jungle and you can see the waves of the Caribbean. The terrace is huge and everything is open. But you have to love nature. The kolibris, big blue butterflys and even Tucans are just nice. But the screaming monkeys or all the insects at night could challenge your nerves. But we loved it. You can ask Haley for everything. Or ask JP from Aquamor in Manzanillo if you need bikes or anything else. And send him best wishes from Laura and Maurice. To keep your clothes from molding in the humidity, bring a lot of plastic bags and store your leather shoes in the fridge.
Séjour en dehors des sentiers battus dans une cabane originale en plein par de Manzanillo.
Réveil face à la mer des Caraïbes.
Balade à la recherche des dauphins grâce aux conseils de Kim.
The place and town is amazing, big upp to Haley and Victor ho made our stay magic, they are whitout a dout some of the moust friendly and open people you can meet. The people in the town makes it one of the best places ever!!! Thank´s and love upp to manzanillo and the people that makes it!
The natural beauty of the jungle and sea are combined in this unique Costa Rican retreat. Haley and Victor were friendly and helpful during my stay and on my final night, prepared a most delicious Caribbean meal. I would highly recommend the Jungle Beach house in Manzanillo to anyone who is interested in finding a very special place.
We had refused to stay in Jungle Beach house when we arrive to Manzanillo during our Christmas vacation. The property description omitted some major details related to accessibility factor. Host asked us to cross 3' deep river with my 3 years old daughter and luggage in order to access rental property. The river has dangerous corals and should never be crossed bare feet. We refused to cross river and started looking somewhere else. Lack of spanish and no roof on rainy Christmas eve almost ruined our vacation but fortunately airbnb team assisted us in finding different accommodation. Go Airbnb! I have requested Kim to refund rental fees but she refused. Instead she altered her property description to include accessibility factors. Dishonest host! I wouldn't recommend Kim. Fortunately enough airbnb issued a full refund but vacation was already ruined. BTW, 4x4 is useless there as underwater corals will damage tires. My recommendation: research your host carefully and be open for other options when you get there as Manzanillo offers many affordable accommodations and B&Bs.
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