Our Place is here in the trees below - a one minute walk to the beach. 
Five minutes to town (upper right).We are here in the photo below - to the right of the blue roof. 
One minute walk to the beach.
Hidden Jungle Beach House (2) - SINGLES ROOM
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
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SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR THE SECOND TWO WEEKS OF NOVEMBER! 1 week stay or longer required. Ask me about it! - Lisa

GUEST HOUSE: Private rooms, shared bathrooms and kitchen.
BEST LOCATION AROUND! 1 minute walk to the beach, 5 minutes to town yet nicely tucked away for privacy and security. Fall into the arms of mother nature. Refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release life's stress.

ALL ARE WELCOME. We value diversity, and welcome everyone.

The space


Tranquil Jungle Setting, surrounded by nature...
Only 4 rooms - no more than 8 people to share the public space. The rooms are SMALL but comfortable. Breakfast is not provided.

At Hidden Jungle Beach House we have ROOMS FOR SINGLES and COUPLES. THIS PAGE IS THE LISTING FOR SINGLES. The other Hidden Jungle Beach House is the listing for couples.

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 SMALL bedrooms and a living room with cable TV and an outdoor porch. It also has a SHARED BATHROOM with a sink and a toilet. The bedrooms are simple and small. Three bedrooms have double beds and one has a single. Each room has a place to hang your clothes and shelves, desk or table, screened windows and a fan, along with clean sheets and towels.

We are a simple place: The windows have screens; NO AIR CONDITIONING 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 8 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 close to all the activity, Hidden Jungle Beach House is the place for you.


Guest access

Quiet Comfortable places to immerse in nature...
Shared spacious kitchen with coffee and condiments provided...
2 shared bathrooms, hot shower, toiletries provided
Bike Rental

Interaction with guests

I am Lisa, the owner, and I live here in Hidden Jungle Beach House with my husband, Christian. We are 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 we'll show you around the house. And I am happy to give guidance or recommendations and help you find what you need.

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 one cat and two German Shepherd guard dogs. They are very sweet. The dogs do not bite. But they do bark to protect the property from intruders. When you arrive the dogs and cat will greet you as part of the family. Most all of my guests love our pets and the pets love the guests as well. Our dogs are not allowed inside the house. They stay in the yard and sleep on the ground floor outdoor patio. The patio is a a central part of our place, with chairs and a hammock for our guests. And most are happy to share the space with the dogs. We bathe and brush the dogs regularly and do our best to keep the patio clean. Our dogs are well trained and essential for the security or our property. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE DOGS, OUR HOME MAY NOT BE THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR VISIT.

NOISE: We are in the jungle yet 1 minute from the beach and only 5 minutes from the town of Puerto Viejo. You'll always hear the waves. And now and then, especially on weekends and holidays you'll hear the sounds of the village coming through the jungle - music from the bars and some traffic on the road.

There are NO LAUNDRY FACILITIES available here, however there are lines to hang wet clothes. And there is laundry service available nearby.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Security Deposit $100
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To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

1. CONSIDERATION: Smoking allowed only out in the front yard.
2. CONSIDERATION: Quiet before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
3. SECURITY: Window shutters and doors must be locked when you leave the premises.
4. SECURITY: No person allowed on the property without owner's permission. Reservations for an extra guest in your room must be made in advance.
5. IF YOU HAVE A CAR: Let us know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited.
6. ARRIVAL TIME: In advance of your arrival day you must let us know the approximate time you will be arriving. That is so we can be sure to be here to let you in.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door
2 nights minimum stay

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Annyelica User Profile
October 2017
Lisa's place was close to Puerto Viejo, close to the beach, and also comfortable to stay in. Lisa had awesome response time and was always able to answer my questions. Lisa's dogs took a bit to adjust to me for some reason but in the end they greeted me kindly. I met other guest that were staying there and they were nice and shared their respective stories. Overall it was a positive stay and i would recommend Lisa's place. She also rents bikes for the day and they help you get around town.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the nice review, Jessica. It was nice to have you stay with us.
October 2017

Sal User Profile
August 2017
I had a great stay at Lisa and Christians. I highly recommend staying here. It's peaceful and quiet and an easy walk into town. The beach is across the street and it was perfect to go for a swim after exploring the town.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks so much for your nice review, Sal. It makes us happy to see our work has been well accomplished!
August 2017

Jackie User Profile
July 2017
This was my first time traveling in a foreign country alone and Lisa and Christian's place could not have been better! It was perfectly located and super easy for me to walk or bike anywhere I wanted to go-it was within 10 minutes of great beaches, surf lessons, yoga studios, restaurants, shops, and a brewery! Lisa let me rent a bike from her and she gave me great tips on where to go, about the local culture, and places to eat. They helped make my trip fun and safe.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the nice review, Jackie. We know we're on track when we see how satisfied you were with your stay at our place. I especially appreciate hearing how you felt as a woman traveling alone. I have done so myself, for many years and it is gratifying when I can support other women with a safe and comfortable place to stay.
July 2017

Samari User Profile
July 2017
Lisa's place was clean and very close to the beach. She was more than accommodating and her hidden jungle beach house had everything to make Puerto Viejo feel comfortable.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the nice review, Samari. I'm glad you enjoyed my place.
July 2017

M User Profile
March 2017
I had a wonderful stay at Hidden Jungle Beach House. Lisa was very helpful and accommodating. She was exceedingly helpful with travel arrangements to and from her place. Her communication was always prompt. Christian was also helpful and friendly. HJBH is clean and quiet. Yet it is also a very short easy walk into Puerto Viejo. And, of course, the beautiful Playa Negra is just steps away from the front gate. Lisa's signage throughout makes it easy to share the common areas with other travelers. Her suggestions for excursions and explorations were very useful.
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Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thank you so much for the very nice review, Muslima. You have mentioned everything we work so hard to achieve. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay here.
March 2017

Kathryn User Profile
January 2017
I had a great time at Lisa and Christian's place. I moved here after not sleeping for 2 nights in town due to a dog barking from 2am-6am! (Staying in town can be noisy). I found my room at Lisa's to be cozy, quiet and had everything I needed. The kitchen is well equipped (even has a blender!), it's one block from the edge of town but set back so it's nice a quiet and feels secluded. I stayed here nearly 2 weeks and rented a bike, which was perfect for around getting everywhere I needed (particularly the beaches further south). I highly recommend it. Lisa and Christian are always there to answer questions you might have. You will be living in close quarters with the hosts, as they stay in a room above the guests and everyone shares all the rooms (bath, kitchen, common etc), but they are super accommodating and work hard to make sure you have a wonderful stay. I would def stay here again next time i'm in Puerto Viejo. Oh, and their dogs are awesome. Ironically, I had to stay at a house WITH dogs to not hear barking dogs, and get a great night sleep haha! :D
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the excellent review, Kathryn! You mentioned many of the advantages of staying at our place and you gave us some very nice compliments as well. I'm so happy you were happy here. And I'm hoping your travels will bring you back to Puerto Viejo.
January 2017

Manasseh User Profile
December 2016
Had a wonderful time! Very clean and quiet. Perfect for a relaxing getaway.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks Manasseh, it was great to have you in our home!
December 2016

Puerto Viejo, Costa RicaJoined in March 2012
Lisa And Christian User Profile

I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived in Costa Rica’s Caribbean since 2007. I opened Hidden Jungle Beach House in 2011, running my guest house alone for 3 years. Then Cristian Montenegro came into my life and has been working with me here for the past three years. We got married in November 2016. So now at our place you have two hosts - one North American and one Nicaragua/Costa Rican.

We both believe in following our dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. And always encourage others to do the same. Many of our guests come here looking for more than a vacation. They use their time here in nature, away from the stress of the "civilized" world to ponder and reflect on their choices in life. Some go back to their lives with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Some discover a new way to live. And some don't go back at all!

Cristian and I are thankful, grateful and appreciative of every aspect of our life here - including our guests. Cristian will show you sloths and iguanas in the trees around the property. He'll tell you stories about the little agoutis who come eat our compost and the time we had a snake for a neighbor. I'll share the story of my discovery of a new life in Costa Rica. And I look forward to hearing your story and encouraging your Costa Rica dreams to come true!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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