About This Listing
Fall into the arms of Mother Nature!
Hidden Jungle Beach House is truly the place to refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release the stress of everyday living.
1 minute walk to the beach...
5 minute walk to town...
Clean, Comfortable, Economical
Peaceful Jungle Setting, surrounded by nature...
Only 4 rooms - no more than 8 people to share the public space.
At Hidden Jungle Beach House we have ROOMS FOR SINGLES and COUPLES. (A couple is any two people who want to share a bed. There is only one bed per room.) THIS PAGE IS THE LISTING FOR COUPLES. The other Hidden Jungle Beach House is the listing for singles. Couples pay $38.00 per night total, for both people.
Immerse yourself in nature in this tranquil, jungle hide-away, just a 3 minute walk to a breathtaking beach, Playa Negra. Enjoy peace and quiet, yet have access with a 5 minute walk, to the charming town of Puerto Viejo, - cute shops, great restaurants and and a lively night life.
Hidden Jungle Beach House: where nature lovers can socialize around the kitchen table or enjoy solitude in a quiet spot on a hammock.
You fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the chattering of a million tropical birds.
Hidden Jungle Beach House is a typical Caribbean style wooden house with three levels. The kitchen is on the first floor. The bedrooms are on the second. And the third floor is my room, I'm the owner, Lisa, and I live here, too. The first floor kitchen is spacious and open, with jungle all around. The grocery store is only a short jaunt away so you can buy what you need and cook it here. The shared bathroom with a hot shower is on the first floor.
The second floor of Hidden Jungle Beach House has four bedrooms and a living room with cable TV. It also has a shared bathroom with a sink and a toilet. The bedrooms are simple. Three bedrooms have double beds and one has a single. Each room has a place to hang your clothes, shelves, desk or table and chair, mosquito nets and a fan, along with clean sheets and towels.
We are a simple place: The windows have screens but we use mosquito nets, too; no A/C just fans and jungle breezes. We love animals. We have two German shepherds (and a cat) to guard the house and entertain the guests. Smoking cigarettes is allowed only outdoors in the yard.
Hidden Jungle Beach House is truly Puerto Viejo’s hidden treasure. You’ll love it’s relaxed and friendly vibes. You’ll sleep cozy and comfortable in the arms of mother nature. You’ll wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys, cute little geckos and a million different kinds of colorful birds.
Helpful suggestions on where to go and what to do are provided by your delightful host, me! I have lived on Costa Rica’s Caribbean for five years and can give you lots of good advice.
If you are looking for a simple, economical place to stay in the quiet tranquility of the jungle but not far from all the activity, Hidden Jungle Beach House is the place for you.
BREAKFAST NOT INCLUDED
Quiet Comfortable places to immerse in nature...
Shared spacious kitchen with coffee and condiments provided...
2 shared bathrooms, hot shower, toiletries provided
Surf Board Rental
Interaction with Guests
I am Lisa, the owner, and I live here, too! I am most always around - accessible for questions or help.
I'm a writer with a website telling you all about my experiences living in Costa Rica for seven years. I'll give you all the details on your options to get here from the airport, along with photos and instructions. I can book your transportation and I also offer personal guide service. Once you have made your reservation, Airbnb will allow me to give you the link to my website.
When you arrive I give a little tour of the place, showing you where everything is. I am happy to give guidance or recommendations and help you find what you need.
Life in the jungle! Our closest neighbors are sloths, often seen in the trees just outside our windows. Stunning Blue Morpho butterflies and colorful hummingbirds flit by as you sit on the patio. The mornings are chirpy and bright with a million melodic bird songs. Afternoons are quiet and peaceful under the cool of the jungle canopy. And the evenings are exotic with the heady fragrance of jasmine, white ginger and ylang ylang and the curious calls of our nocturnal animal friends. This is truly the place to refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release the stress of everyday living.
It is easy to get here. From the airport you can take a bus, a private shuttle, a rental car or you can even take a rafting trip! I'll give you all the details and book your transportation, if you like.
Once you are here you can access most everything on foot or by bike. The public bus system works well and there are taxis at your disposal.
Other Things to Note
IF YOU HAVE A CAR: If you are coming by car, please let me know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited so I have to make sure there is space for you. Thanks!
DOGS: We have two German Shep
herd guard dogs. They are very sweet. They do not bite. But they do bark to protect the property from intruders. When you arrive the dogs will greet you as part of the family. Most all of my guest love our dogs and the dogs love the guests as well.
COUPLES: Our place is small and the four rooms are close together. You will have complete visual/physical privacy but you may not have the audio privacy that some couples prefer. Noise at the level of quiet normal conversation is not heard by others in the next room but our walls are not soundproof.
1. Window shutters and doors must be locked when you leave the premises.
2. Smoking allowed only out in the front yard.
3. Quiet before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
4. No outside guests allowed without advance reservations. Reservations for having an extra guest in your room must be made in advance. This is solely for security reasons.
Staying at Lisa's place was like staying at a friend's house. Lisa was a great host, introduced to some very nice places in Porto Vieho and was fun to talk to. Our room was cozy, clean and decorated with love. Lisa's home is very close to the Beach and the center. We enjoyed it a lot and can defenitly recommend it. Thank you Lisa!
My friend and I spent 5 nights at the Hidden Jungle House and we couldn't have been happier about our choice. It was exactly what we were looking for for our Puerto Viejo experience. The house itself was comfortable and clean, and we enjoyed lounging around in the hammocks, enjoying the sights and sounds of the jungle. I was surprised how we were never bothered too much by insects or other jungle-dwelling creatures. We felt safe the entire time, and well-prepared. The location was unbeatable, as it felt like a peaceful retreat but also was so close to town that we had easy access to everything including beaches, restaurants, and stores. Our highlights were the times that we rented bicycles from Lisa and explored the southern Caribbean coast.
Lisa was an accommodating host. She is full of helpful information and we also enjoyed getting to know her and learning her story. Our trip was relaxing and rejuvenating. Were I to travel again to the area I would stay again with Lisa without a doubt. Thanks for creating a laid-back, positive atmosphere!
Thanks for the nice review, Valerie. Your experience here was exactly what I try to provide for everyone - a clean, comfortable and safe place to relax in between the fun activities of the area. I am so happy it worked out well for you. I would love to have you back again!
Lisa is a very nice host. She is always there to answer all your questions and has some really good recommendations. The house is very nice and clean. It's very silent out there. You need only 5 minutes to the city center. We'll be back at Lisa's Hidden Jungle next time. Thanks!!
We loved our stay at the hidden jungle house and were very sad to leave! Lisa was away for the majority of our stay but we had no problems and her lovely friend Kara was always around to help us out. The house was a very short walk to Central Puerto Viejo and just over the street from the beautiful beach. We loved our room, it was so nice to sleep listening to birds and the sea (the bed was very comfortable too). We saw sloths through our window and made great friends with the beautiful friendly dogs.
It felt like home after just a couple of nights and we will hopefully be back some time very soon :)
Lisa was incredibly helpful and inviting and knowledgable. When I was looking for travel advice she was always happy to help. I thoroughly enjoyed cooking and chatting in the kitchen. Just the right amount of privacy and socialization. A wonderful home in the jungle away from home!
Thank you for your nice review and insightful comment that my place has "just the right amount of privacy and socialization." It can be a delicate balance and I strive to provide this for everyone. Some people like to talk and socialize, others prefer solitude. I try to create an environment where everybody finds what they are looking for.
Unfortunately, my traveling companion was ill for the 2 days we stayed here. However, as he slept I had a great time getting to know the other guests. The shared kitchen and dining room made getting to know the other travelers from 2 other countries very easy. The rooms are small but comfortable and the bathrooms shared, but clean. I would definitely recommend this hostel-like accommodation for women traveling alone. There is a beautiful and unusual black sand beach just at the end of the driveway. It is an easy walk to town for groceries or restaurants and bus station so no car is required. Lisa is very friendly and accommodating. As an added bonus the was a sloth in the tree right outside the window!
Thanks for the nice review, Jeanette. And I agree, my place is great for meeting people, learning about their travels and sharing fun stories. Every day I talk to people from all over the world. Their customs and cultures are different but most every one is a nice, friendly and unique person to get to know. And I especially enjoy conversation with women travelers. For many women traveling alone is a new experience and I love to see their courage and confidence grow as they enjoy their freedom and learn from their adventures.
Lisa proved to be a wonderful and very helpful host during my family's 5-day stay. Lisa went 'above and beyond' in helping us track down and receive a lost bag at the airlines, which was a great relief to us. I highly recommend Lisa's "Hidden Jungle" retreat.
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About the Host, Lisa
I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived in Costa Rica’s Caribbean since 2007.
I believe in following your dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. I believe in giving without regard to what you get. I try to find the balance between being in the moment and planning for the future. I work on keeping judgment in abeyance. And I am thankful, grateful and appreciative of almost every little thing in every moment of life.
One of my greatest feats, since moving to Costa Rica has been that of learning to reinvent myself. In the past I worked as a mural artist and an interior designer. I’ve continued my art work in Costa Rica, but only to a minor extent. To my own surprise my creativity took a turn to the literary, as I recounted my Costa Rica new life experiences to my friends. In September of 2009, I wrote a book about my first two years in Costa Rica, coming here as a woman alone. My book, “If She Can Do It, So Can I!” is available on my website as an AUDIO BOOK an EBOOK and the paperback version is available from Amazon.
My love for literacy and language sparked another idea. I became certified to teach English as a second language and taught locally for a year. As my writing continued it stimulated more reinvention. Due to readers extensive inquiries about Costa Rica living, I developed a Guide Service and a Consultation Service for those interested in Costa Rica.
Three years ago life brought another new way to share my Costa Rica experiences and to reinvent myself. I am the happy owner of a sweet little guest house in the jungle. Although I carry on my guiding and consultation, my realm of service has extended to providing lodging at Hidden Jungle Beach House. It seems things have come full circle. My book was written to inspire others to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Now I can help those who dream of travel to Costa Rica by providing guidance and an economical place to start their own adventure.