Area for dining, relaxing, games, etc.

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Secluded feeling beach bungalow just a half a block from the waves, surrounded by beautiful trees and located right in the center of town.


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $12
Security Deposit: $309
Weekly Discount: 6%


The space

*enjoy the use of two free beach cruisers during your stay*

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.

Guest access

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

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Registered quests only. No visitors allowed on property.

We provide high-quality sheets and towels. We do not allow any of these items to be taken off the property at any point during your stay. Please provide your own beach towels.

No drug use.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

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58 Reviews

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Steffan User Profile
April 2017
Great, central location, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and communicative host all made for a great stay. The water and wifi were a bit intermittent though

Patrick User Profile
April 2017
This place deserve a five star rating as well as the owner . Very cozy and absolutely what i was looking for , stay in a place where you can have all convenient close and be in the nature as well. Close to the beach and everything you need (grocery , restaurant , bank , stores , surf shop ,...) Danielle is a very nice host and was very fast to communicate with all of our stay. Everything was clean on our arrival and she even left us some beers in the fridge !! I highly recommend this place for anyone :)

Emily User Profile
April 2017
The bungalow is lovely. We knew it was a hut and have stayed in many beach hut style places over the years all over the world so I was a bit worried before arriving as some can be uncomfortably basic but that wasn't the case at all! It is so cute - it is a simple building with outdoor bathroom but it has been furnished really nicely so it doesn't feel basic, just rustic. The outdoor space is perfect for just relaxing and its location is great, such an easy wander to the beach, all the conveniences and life of the small town are right there but you feel very secluded in the jungle garden... which even gets visiting monkeys. Danielle is a really good host, any questions or issues were dealt with quickly and she did everything to ensure we had a nice stay. We had an amazing 5 nights and would have loved to stay longer, its really good value for money and definitely my favourite place on our trip (probably one of my favourite huts ever!). Loved it!

Justin User Profile
March 2017
Danielle is a great host and her place has what you need, thanks Danielle!

Jillian User Profile
March 2017
A+ all around. Great place to stay, close to the beach and all the conveniences of town. Danielle was communicative and helpful.

Sara User Profile
March 2017
Such a great and cosy bungalow to live in. We had a real pleasure even if we just stayed at Danielle's for a couple of nights. It's close to the beach, restaurants, shopping, supermarket and the ATM. Can warmly recommend her as a host and the jungle bungalow!

Brian User Profile
March 2017
This bungelow is everything you need for a comfy stay surrounded by fun places to eat and a couple cool bars. The one across the street has pools and great nachos. You are a 4 min walk to the beach and will not want to miss a single sunset. This place provides privacy and a saft place for a dog to hang out in the yard while you are home. Monkeys above provide entertainment and horses walk up to the bank fence in the evenings. This place an incredible value. Make sure to try Nativos $4 taco Tues and $4 margarita Wed. Don't miss a sunset swim at Vista Des Olas in the infinity pool. Wow what a great time.

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Malpais, Costa Rica · Joined in May 2012
Danielle User Profile

Hi! I'm a US native but feel Costa Rica is my home. Been here 10 years and in the area of Mal Pais / Santa Teresa eight 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!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour

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