The Organic Tico Bungalow

Villa - Entire home/apt · Thirty Six km NW from San Isidro - Road to El Brujo de Rio Nuevo, San Isidro, Costa Rica
Kimberly María
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The Space

Secluded furnished/equipped bungalow located within the Buenaventura Ecological Park and on the edge of a majestic clear-water mountain river (Division River). Great for families, volunteers, honeymooners, researchers (biologists/anthropologists), artists, authors, and folks on sabbatical. It is also perfect for vacationers wanting to really soak in the rural farming culture and rainforest and looking to experience the Costa Rican rural countryside away from tourists. This is a 100% no artificial ingredients, back-to-nature type of place owned by a Central American-U.S. family currently working in the United States. Relatives at the neighboring Finca 3 Semillas Organic Farm manage the property for us.

This bungalow is located on the southern border of the Los Santos Forest Reserve - 150,000 acres of premontane, montane and cloud forest and about 50 ft. up from the edge of the Division River, which offers wonderful swimming. There are beautiful gardens and organic fruit trees on the 2.5 acre yard. Fee comes with access to the riverside area of the Buenaventura Eco-Park which has a great little riverside picnic area where you can hang out in a hammock.

This destination is especially great for families with children since there are children to play with on the nearby farms and ample space to run around. There's even a soccer field on the property and there are waterfalls less than 15 min. hike up nearby creeks within the Buenaventura Ecological Park & Reserve (additional day pass fee at half price applies*)

Sleeps 4: 2 on king size bed, 1 on couch, and another on mattress on the floor. For family bed type families, the king size can accommodate one child and two adults. Price reflects the fact that it does not have electricity or a flushing toilet (has an outhouse).

Equipped with an outdoor shower, sink, and kitchenette. The water comes straight down a mountain from a spring deep in the primary rainforest - very clean and healthy. Consider it luxury camping.

We will make sure you have linens, dishes, and towels, as well as a suggested shopping list and places to do your shopping before you arrive.

Organic meals, organic produce and dairy products can be purchased next door (3 min. walk), at Finca 3 Semillas.

Finca 3 Semillas owners also offer guided tours into the jungle, organic gardening workshops, educational, cultural and ecological activities, volunteer opportunities, horseback riding, as well as additional lodging options. They also offer laundry service, childcare, electrical recharge station, phone, internet, and hot showers/baths. Did I already mention the AMAZING homegrown organic meals?

Parents traveling with children will like this - your children can have a sleep over with the children of Finca 3 Semillas converting the Organic Tico Bungalow into a Love Hut for a night or two :)

Location: 36 km to the north-west of San Isidro de El General, and 17 km inland from the Pacific Ocean - between the two small farming communities of El Llano and El Brujo de Río Nuevo.

* Please note that rental fee covers use of the bungalow and private yard (2.5 acres), which includes a soccer field and also includes unlimited access to the lower part of the Buenaventura Ecological Park and riverside ranchito riverside chill area. The Buenaventura Eco Park, also contains trails that go to waterfalls, organic gardens, and an old growth rainforest. Buenaventura is a 180 acre park and has entry points into the 150,000 acre Los Santos Forest Reserve - as a bungalow renter, you get 1/2 price to access the rainforest trails going to the waterfalls and up the mountain into the Los Santos Forest Reserve (regular fee is $6 per person per day, your price is $3 per person per day on the days you want to go into the upper areas of the park).

Please contact us directly before booking this bungalow so we can assure availability and give you a discount for longer stays.

Pura Vida!

The pets that live on the property are an occasional horse that grazes in the pasture next door.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $8 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 6 nights
Weekly Price: $150 /week
Monthly Price: $450 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
  • The Organic Tico Bungalow and the food and the people are wonderful. I recommend Kimberly's place highly. Be sure to bring a lantern for the bungalow .... and plan to eat very well from the garden.

    January 2010
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Passionate about culturally vibrant, abundant and sustainable globalization for all. I work to help Latin Americans and U.S. Americans join forces for common goals. (website hidden) Mother of an 12 year old and a 2 year old. Wife of 13 years to an amazing man who is the main source of support for my social entrepreneurial, ecological and educational work. Lover of poetry, nature, mural arts, and returning home to Latin America and spending quality time with my family and old friends.
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