Welcome to La Joya Retreat/Villa located between MANUEL ANTONIO and DOMINICAL.. Built as a meditation/yoga retreat on 4 acres, this 12 Bed retreat/villa offers spacious accomodation with pool, yoga deck and expansive ocean views. A full-time Costa Rican caretaker lives on site (a GREAT thing in CR), and happily takes care of guests. He tends the tropical gardens and keeps the pool sparkling. There is an abundance of tropical flowers, fruit trees, Blue Morpho butterflies, monkeys and Toucans.
The tap water is fed from a mountain spring well and is PURE and completely drinkable! No need to buy bottled water.
The property is accessible by 4x4 vehicles, very typical in this part of Costa Rica... so make sure your rental has 4 wheel drive.
The price per night is for up to 6 guests!! Additional 15/per person/night.
There are 4 cabinas with half baths :3 cabinas have 2 twin beds and 1 has a full size bed.
There are 2 bedrooms in the Main House: 1 with full size bed and 1 with king.
4 full bathrooms with showers in the main house.
Main House Ground floor has large covered balcony with incredible views, fully-equipped kitchen and service for 16 people, a den/office and dining room.
Second floor has VERY LARGE living room or meeting room (for retreats), 1 bedroom and 2 full bathrooms.
Poolside bedroom has King bed and 2 full bathrooms.
For retreat rentals, there are additional platform tents and beds.
LOCATION IS AWESOME!
2o minutes to Quepos airport, 25 minutes to Dominical in the south, or Manuel Antonio in the north. Both offer restaurants, shops, nightlife, and tourist activities. Close by --ziplining, horseback riding on the beach, waterfalls galore, river rafting, and the BEST surfing in costa rica. BUT, the best part about this gem retreat is the natural beauty of its location and surroundings. Jungle sounds and ocean views.... the best R and R or meditative rejuvenating spot on the coastline.
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Gabriella's and it was breathtaking. We hardly left the villa as it was so beautiful. You are truly surrounded by lush green plants and banana trees :) It was peaceful and just what we wanted and needed on our honeymoon. Thanks to Gabriella and Fernando!
Bonito lugar, muy natural. El acceso es un poco complicado pero en general muy agradable. Es bueno decir que no es el mejor sitio para niños o familias que necesiten de cosas cotidianas como el televisor. La pasamos bien el lugar es bien bonito. Saludos!
This house is a heaven of peace, jungle, sunset.
By being on a mountain the view is exceptional.
We were 6 adults and 2 kids, we had plenty of space. We enjoyed the area very much.
The swimming pool is great to relax after a nice surf session at Dominical or a walk in Manuel Antonio natural reserve.
The house is easily accessible from San Jose airport -3hrs by car-
Gabriela was extremely helpful and a great sources of tips and info prior to our trip to Costa Rica.
We were looking for a quiet and remote place to be immersed into the jungle and this was it! absolute paradise!
A gigantic home with beautiful wood furnishings, pool, hammocks and about 270 degree view.
It is only about 5-10 minutes away by car from anything you need including waterfall, rapids, ocean, endless private beaches and amenities...
we are truly grateful for the experience we had. thank you.
Staying at Lajoya Villa Retreat was great. We stayed there with 6 friends and were very comfortable, and the property could have fit more. The pool and outdoor yoga studio/deck made relaxing incredibly easy, and the house was in fairly close proximity to Quepos and Dominical so we could go out as well.
The house is very secluded and is near the top of a very steep hill/mountain (which is a bit trying to get up). While a very modern house, it is definitely in the wilderness. The caretaker, Fernando, is awesome and very helpful. If you're looking for an adventure with a few friends or a romantic getaway, I'd recommend it.