Quiet, comfortable surf house.
monkeys, parrots, iguanas and squirrels are your companions.
1mn walk to supermarket, bars and restaurants, 3 mn walk to the beach.
All rooms with a/c.
Casa Tiburon is structured to be a three bedroom house, however, each room can also be considered an independent unit with its own entrance, bathroom and kitchen.
The main terrace is the place to live, with hummingbirds and monkeys to watch and share time with.
Go party outside and stay quite at home.
Casa Tiburon was the perfect getaway for our winter vacation in the sun.
Marco's sister, Marina met us when we arrived and showed us around. The house is located within a few minute walk of lots of restaurants in town. The property is secure with a large wall and locking door. The photos of the place are accurate and reflect the space well.
The house and property are super clean and the kitchen was stocked when we arrived. We cooked one night there and we had all of the tools we needed.
Staying at Casa Tiburon was a unique experience because of the layout of the space. It felt like we were almost living outdoors (in a good way), with everything being so exposed. But it was still private enough that we felt comfortable. A real Costa Rican experience!
Marco is a great host and even stopped by to drop off some of his delicious chocolate to taste! We highly recommend staying here and we'd definitely like to come back soon!
Marina, Marco's sister, lives next door and met us at the gate with a big smile and a tour of the place. The house is just out of the action, which allowed easy access to the ocean, the restaurants and the bars, but allowes quiet refuge at the end of the day.
This was a wonderful 'outdoor' living experience and we spent most of our time on the deck. The kitchen was well stocked and the rooms were very comfortable. I would recommend Casa Tiburon to anyone looking for an authentic Costa Rican experience.
When we had any issues (we needed light bulbs and the lock on the gate jammed), we only needed to approach Marina and they were dealt with immediately. Thanks to Marco and Marina for a great vacation.
Marcos sister who lives next door made us feel welcome the day we arrived but we soon found out that the home was littered with red ants and spiders which made our stay uncomfortable. Our internet was down the first night but Marco came the next morning and had it fixed, which was nice. Overall we would recommend the home to travellers because the location was great and the house is spacious but bring lots of bug spray.
Marco and his place was great! He even checked us in on Christmas! The house was perfect for us, close to beach and downtown activities. Yet once you entered the property it felt like a quiet oasis. We are a family of five, including three girls ages 27, 25, 16. All of us enjoyed hanging out on the patio which connects to the kitchen. Marco's sister lives next door and was very helpful and gracious.
Staying at Casa Tiburon was truly a unique and awesome experience which matched the beautiful country of Costa Rica. We highly recommend it!
I have only fantastic things to say about our experience of staying at Marco's beautiful rustic retreat. There were 6 of us in our party, with plenty of room for everyone. My MOST favorite part of the house is the huge open-concept living area that is connected to the kitchen -- where you cook while watching the monkey family in the trees -- absolutely amazing. We cooked every day -- gourmet meals from local supermarkets (2 within super easy walking distance) -- and a 3rd about a 2 km walk (a $4 taxi takes you back). We went out to a local bar a danced salsa until early morning. We had movie night by hanging a sheets and projecting on to it -- magical. It's easy to get fresh fruits and veggies -- also there is a fish truck and a farmer's market (on Saturdays). Marco is a total sweetheart -- and totally took care of us. His sister, Marina (she lives next door) is also really kind and open to answering whatever questions you might have. The house cat, who we renamed "wilbur" -- her name is Margo, was around -- as were a few kitties -- a delightful addition. The house is a very short walk to all the action -- but far enough away so it's not on top of you. We'd come again in a heart beat. My daughter and her boyfriend are already planning a return trip!
Great design to the place. Overall a really well thought out home. The kitchen is such a thrill to cook in, and it's just a 5 min walk to great eats. Marco is such a great host. Truly recommend this place.
Marco was was very open to our concerns and worked very hard to be sure everything was fine. The fully equipped kitchen worked very well for the four of us. We had no security concerns. Strong locks and a working alarm system made us feel comfortable. Also there is a friendly neighbor looking over the property so this also contributed to a safe feeling. Everything is within easy walking distance and close to the beach. Remember you are in Costa Rica and not staying at the most expensive hotel.
I am a professional photographer.
Back in the early '90 I've been sent here in Costa Rica to cover photos reportage of this little known tropical country. Well, I felt immediately in love with the generosity of the nature, the simplicity of the people, the atmosphere of wildness and, of course, the Ocean!
So, it is now 22 years I am living here.
At the moment I'm involved in starting a cocoa plantation. Also experimenting chocolate making and love it.
Life can be sweet.