The Rancho is located at the edge of the famous Carara National Park overlooking the lush forests that Costa Rica has to offer and the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. We are located approximately one hour from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose and 30 minutes from Jaco Beach.
The accommodations offer the perfect combination of secluded natural beauty and contemporary domestic comforts. There is comfortable lodging for up to 4 people offering breathtaking views as you enjoy your breakfast on the patio or take a dip in the private pool.
Get close to nature with the many adventures Costa Rica has to offer. Glide over the canopy of the rainforest on your zip-line tour, golf, horseback riding, ATV tours or play in the water as you kayak, snorkel or experience the excellent surfing and beautiful waterfalls. You name it; it’s here for your taking.
This comfortable casita is called Rancho because of its typical Costa Rican style of construction. The Rancho is nestled at the edge of the forest. The swimming pool is at your doorstep set in a spacious patio and is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. It offers two queen-size beds and a private bathroom. Continental breakfast is included with your stay.
There is a fridge and a cooking plate to prepare snacks or meals. A ''pulperia'' (small supermarket) is within walking distance. You can also enjoy meals all day in the restaurants close to the village of Tarcoles just a short drive away from Capulin.
Carara National Park marks the transition between the Amazonian and Mesoamerican ecosystems (dry and wet climate zones).
One of Costa Rica's most popular national parks, the reserve includes primary and secondary rainforests, a lagoon and marshlands.
It is home to more than 400 birds species and a breeding site for at least 40 pairs of Scarlet Macaws.
Claudine and her family have effectively carved out their own slice of paradise, and luckily for us, we got to experience it for two nights. The accommodations are ideal: clean, quiet, secluded, and beautifully designed and constructed. The pool provided perfect refreshment after the drive from San Jose (not too much more than one hour). Claudine is an exceptional hostess. Having breakfast on the balcony overlooking the valley below, Rio Tarcoles, and Pacific Ocean, while exotic birds sing and flew overhead was unforgettable. We drove down to Manuel Antonio during our only full day staying at the Rancho, which was an easy 1.5 hour drive. If too prefer to stay closer in, there are plenty of hiking and bird watching opportunities nearby, or you can explore the beaches of Jaco, and the smaller communities along the coast. Visit playa Hermosa (about 30mins south), to surf or watch surfers getting stoked. We only stayed a short time, but could easily have stayed longer. We hope to come back again.
Claudine ist eine wunderbare Gastgeberin mit einem ausgesucht guten Geschmack und dieses Bed and breakfast können wir nur wärmstens empfehlen.
Wir waren bestens betreut und fühlten uns wie im Paradies.
Dieses kleine Ferienhaus mit seiner Aussenküche und dem tollen
Pool hat uns auf ganzer Linie überzeugt - die Lage so nahe an
San Jose und Alajuela ist perfekt.
This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we could hardly have had a better introduction. Rancho Capulin is an oasis, peaceful and green, and Claudine is a thoughtful and helpful host. She arranged a crocodile tour on the Tarcoles River, which was a real adventure, and took us close to spectacular wildlife. Breakfast on Claudine's balcony, with views to the Pacific, was lovely, with crepes, home made bread and preserves and fresh fruit. We loved our time here- there was a real sense of freedom.
Our stay at Rancho Capulin for a week was delightful. Claudine made special effort to welcome us and make us feel at home immediately. As everyone mentions, the crepe breakfasts were wonderful and look forward to each morning. Personal details were added to facilitate our exploring surrounding areas and contact individuals were provided as the need arose. Her willingness to alter her schedule to meet our particular needs was greatly appreciated.
Claudine has welcomed us very warmly and was always responsive to our questions and helped us with everything. The accommodation is stylish, clean and very neat. The view from the breakfast balcony is astonishing and the breakfast itself is very good - not the Costa Rica "Tipico" but rather a French one with crepes, bread, homemade jam and fruits.
Overall we recommend Claudine's place absolutely - whether you are in transit only or would like to spent a few days in Carara National Reserve and in a quiet location with pool.
Claudine was an exceptional host! She served the most delicious crepes and homemade jams for breakfast and went out of her way to accommodate our needs such as doing a load of laundry for us. The place is simply breathtakingly beautiful! Even better than the pictures. The location is perfect if you have a car, only 25 minutes from Jaco and close to the Tarcoles river for crocodile tours. We ate at two restaurants in the neighbourhood which were quite good, the Vista Mar and the Mirador. Rancho Capulin is a wonderful place to stay, it was the highlight of our trip! Thank you Claudine!
Claudine was very welcoming. Her husband came to meet us so we could easily find the apartment. She walked us around the rooms and pool area, and directed us to various places, including good food!
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