Da Mon Key Jungle Bungalow is located in the center of Playa Carmen of Mal Pais yet once you walk onto the property you might feel as if you are in the heart of the jungle. The spacious and well appointed studio features a super comfy queen bed, a single bed outfitted with bunches of throw pillows to double as a "bali bed", full kitchen, private porch area with seating area, outside dining area, and a hammock, plus indoor/outdoor bathroom surrounded by tropical plants, additional outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach, gated parking & night time security guard.
The bungalow is a bit on the rustic side. Great for a couple or group of 2-3 interested in being right by a great surf spot and also in the right place for the night life. Central to great restaurants, the banks, stores & shopping.
Located on a nice size property and surrounded on two sides by another expansive property. One side has an apartment building nearby, but you won't notice that too much as it is behind the house & just a solid wall. There is a house a short distance from the bungalow, but far enough away to ensure your privacy.
As the name says we are down by the beach (1/2 block) right in the center of town, in the crossroads.
Someone will be there to welcome you and we are available at any time to help with travel plans, town advice, suggestions on what to do, see and eat, and anything else we can help with.
The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, a small refrigerator, microwave, pots, pans, plates and utensils.
There is a great fan in the bungalow.
All the surrounding outdoor space is free to enjoy. The patio is privately yours as well as your separate entrance.
The neighborhood is absolutely ideal. Across the street is the popular Bakery. Next door is the Playa Carmen "mall". The mall offers a variety of souvenir shops, a mini organic grocery store of sorts called Bean & Bejuco, and some of the best restaurants in the entire town, Product C and Chop it / Holy Cow Burger. Also nearby is a sports bar called Nativos. Not only do they offer a fun atmosphere for sports fans or for a refreshing afternoon beer, they also have delicious food and a very nice coffee and smoothie bar as well.
Playa Carmen Beach, only about 50 m from the bungalow, is one of the absolute nicest in the world. With lounge chairs and umbrellas available for rent, plus beachside service from the restaurant pizzeria Playa Carmen. A pampering, relaxing beach day is only a a few steps away.
If surfing or standup paddle boarding is your thing, there are some great surf shops including Jobbies, and world-class waves right in front.
Quad rentals, the banks, the pharmacy, pretty much anything you could ask for is right within a few steps, but when you are in the bungalow you would never know, as it feels like you are in a beautiful Jungle Park.
Since we are located in such a central spot, most places you'll be able to get to on foot. A beach bike is a great way to cruise around and get to father places since town is so long and stretched out. If you're up for some serious exploring like a day trip through the jungle over to Montezuma into the waterfalls, renting a quad is the absolute best way to go. For long distances like to visit other beaches on the peninsula, there are a few car-rentals right near the house as well. You have your own parking at the bungalow.
There is a public bus that comes through town, probably roughly every 2 1/2 hours or so. It goes from the crossroads, which is where we are located down through SantaTeresa. Once it returns to the crossroads it heads up to Cobano, the city up on the hills. The next time it comes back down to the crossroad it heads over to Mal Pais.
Twice-daily direct buses to San Jose pass right in front of the entrance to the bungalow at 6:30 AM and then again around 2:30 PM every day.
The closest airport is a very small strip of pavement and that is the Tambor airport. This is about 40 minutes away, and usually around a $50 taxi ride. Coming in by plane from San Jose is one of the most spectacular views of the area, including the gorgeous gulf and a breathtaking landing when you reach Tambor.
We are pet friendly and our guest should be the same as you will surely be greeted by a dog or two or three, and a cat or two! ;)
Registered quests only. No visitors allowed on property.
No drug use.
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Nice bungalow and lot of place Inside or outside. Ideal if you don't wanna walk : restaurants and shops (5 minutes walking), beach and waves (6 minutes walking)..
Very fresh Inside, (don't need AC), confortable bed. And friendly dogs and cats, the insects don't go Inside.
I stayed there 5 nights and alone, so I have no idea at all about how would react the owners if you have diners on evenings with friends on the terrasse, just ask !
Playa Carmen is very small, you will meet the same people (tousists or locals) every day, same place, same hours... Good to make friends if it happens that way.
Host Danielle is very welcoming. Apartment is clean, quiet and spacious, patio is very relaxing. Location is ideally set among the restaurants and only steps from the beach. Beach is beautiful, surf is great as are the local shops, restaurants and bars. By far the best deal in the Malpais/Playa carmen/santa Teresa area. Only regret is not booking it for the full 3 weeks.
Right in the centre of town which is buzzy small beach strip. It is clean, comfortable with good bed and linens. The accommodation has it's own resident Armadillo which intrigued us because we heard it crashing around in the leaves at night and was so pleased to see our neighbour( a first )
A troop of Howlers passed overhead on our first day. The property is charming with tons of character and felt very secure with Danielle's two sweet dogs ( huskies ) guarding us. Literally one dog would walk us into town for our evenings out and wait, no nuisance at all, until walking us back. Their presence along with the cats which I could find annoying if they weren't so utterly disarming with their charm. The town has everything, beach quad bikes, surfing, great food and lovely people. Danielle the host being at the top of the list who lives next door but unobtrusively. The sports bar in front is good for draft beer,internet and chat with the three brothers that run it.there is no internet in the house itself but a small loss when you can breakfast at the trendy cafe called The Bakery, on the on the other side of the road.
All in all,delightfully, charming, basic, and good value for money. Danielle I look forward to staying with you if we pass your way again.
Es fühlte sich an als ob man im Jungle lebt. Morgens wurde man von Affen geweckt. :)
Das Appartment ist vollkommen ausreichend für 2-3 Personen für einige Tage.
Danielle war eine freundluche Gastgeberin und ihr selbstgestaltetes Informationsbuch über die Gegend und Restaurants war informativ und hilfreich.
Wir fühlten uns wohl!
Go book it - super Nice location. Had a splendid stay at the jungle bungalow. Perfect for a couple and a small family. Privacy and great Breakfast and Coffee just Across the street. You won't regret it!
Great beach house with kitchen, outdoor shower and nice shaded spot in front for relaxing. If you don't have a car, this is a good option as it is close to restaurants, grocery and bank.
This house is rustic so if you're expecting a modern villa, you should look somewhere else. Prices are high in this area though, so if you want something more elaborate, expect to pay twice as much as this place. We enjoyed our stay and the place grew on us after a while. There is some noise from traffic and the sports bar but it is reasonable.
Danielle is very nice and super helpful.
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Hi! I'm a US native but feel Costa Rica is my home. Been here eight years and in the area of Mal Pais / Santa Teresa six and a half of those years. I'm always happy to help guests with any travel question, info on town, and anything else that might come up.
Looking forward to hosting you!