Discover your true wellness potential in our unique round house
Beautiful Room with Balcony at Hidden Garden
Hosted by Rachel
Rachel is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Experience the healing power of nature like never before! Our spacious hardwood rooms sleep 2 people and each has a private balcony looking out into the jungle – perfect for watching the howler monkeys, toucans, blue butterflies and hummingbirds!

The space

Hidden Garden is a unique wellness traditions center, located between the rainforest and the Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica. Our lodging consists of four petal-shaped rooms surrounding a sun-filled atrium. The well-equipped kitchen, library, extra bathroom and yoga lounge below are available for guests to share.

Enjoy our variety of therapeutic services including massage, holistic counseling, dietary therapies and yoga. The lush garden is home to more than 200 organic plants – guests are invited to stroll the grounds and request our freshly-made herbal teas.

Nestled in the jungle, Hidden Garden offers the privacy of a secluded retreat while only a ten-minute walk to everything the town has to offer: Caribbean beaches, memorable nightlife and international cuisine reflecting the town's vivid culture. Easy day-trips can include a tour one of our nearby pristine protected areas, such as Cahuita National Park, a visit the Jaguar Rescue Center, a surfing lesson or renting a bicycle for your own coastal adventure.

Guest access

Please let us know if you would like a double bed or two twin beds for your stay.
Learn more about our services and which activities will be available during your stay through our website, the address will be included in your arrival instructions.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to help you coordinate your transportation, area activities and healing vacation packages. Please let us know if you would like an initial consultation before your visit, a customized cleanse, a private class or if you would like to request any all-natural meals. We provide individualized attention in a tranquil environment for you to make the most out of your transformational vacation.

Available Activities – Yoga Tours, Beach Picnics, Snorkeling & Scuba, Waterfalls, Horseback Riding, Hikes at National Parks, Indigenous Territories, Canopy, Fishing, Sea Turtle & Dolphin Watching, Rafting, Paddle boarding & Surfing

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

We ask all guests to maintain a low noise level, especially when classes are taking place on the balcony and after 8 pm. We hope that guests will respect our rainforest surroundings and the ecological practices we use to minimize our impact. This includes recycling, composting, conserving water and electricity, as well as being friendly with any wildlife you may come across in the garden.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Some spaces are shared - The kitchen, library and front porch are shared spaces. As well, each bedroom shares the bathroom next to it with one other room.
Amenity limitations
Dog(s) live in the house


38 Reviews

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Shannon User Profile
July 2017
Vanessa took very good care of us. She was there to chit chat when we wanted while still providing us with as much personal space as we needed. Rachel communicated very well; checking in on us from time to time remotely (she was away at the time). I'm sorry for Rachel that more guests weren't there during our stay, but we felt like it was our own private retreat! We are from the Pacific NW & the place felt like a cabin in the woods, but it was a cabin in the jungle. Great touch to make us feel a little more at home. Anything enjoyment missed was by our own doing. The most sturdy footwear we had were athletic shoes so we were not able to safely enjoy more exploration around the property. It really is that much in the jungle while still being so close to town. We felt safe on the main part of the property, but there are scorpions & snakes all over in Costa Rica so if you want to explore bring sturdy hiking boots or rubber boots. Vanessa did take my 11 year old with her to walk her dog to allow him to safely see more. If you plan on going back and forth a lot between the house and town, rent a bike or motor scooter. It's not a bad walk at all, but my son and I liked the convenience of going to the house between a day at the beach & walking around town so we could get cleaned up. Speaking of cleaning up: do take advantage of the nearby laundry service. Although there are lines at the house to hand wet clothes, the humidity makes it difficult to dry things without leaving a musty smell. The places to rent scooters and bikes are also very nearby. There is a beautifully vibrant yard all around the house. We actually saw a large billed toucan perched in one of the trees by the deck one day! Another day we enjoyed watching the warm quenching rain pour noisily while swaying lazily in hammocks on the deck. Of all the things we saw in Costa Rica over the 2 weeks we were there, the most beautiful was also observed at Rachel's place. In the evening fireflies with their ethereal green luminescence were weaving through the trees, twinkling like tiny Christmas lights.

Christina User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful place with an incredible mission. Make sure you ask Rachel about her ongoing projects and tap into her wonderful knowledge

Emilie User Profile
May 2017
Rachel was very nice. However, we didn't have electricity the first night and were not provided with flashlights or candles. The location is beautiful though and the option to buy and cook food is great. Bringing or renting bikes is not necessary but highly recommended

Justine User Profile
April 2017
My sister and I stayed at Rachel's place for 4 nights during our time in Puerto Viejo, and enjoyed it very much. This place is very "off the beaten path" quite literally, so it took us some time to find the first night when we arrived at the bus station, but after that it was easy enough to access via foot or bicycle from the main town. We would recommend bikes if staying here. Our only issue was a lack of electricity the first two nights during our stay, so the place was quite dark especially coming home at night, but Rachel was very responsive via email and did everything she could to help us out. The accommodations are rustic and basic, but are very much integrated with the wildlife and the jungle. There is a shared kitchen space downstairs, and we also enjoyed the yoga deck with hammocks, although we practiced on our own--there didn't seem to be any organized yoga classes while we were in town. Overall, we would recommend staying here!

Kenzi User Profile
February 2017
Rachel was very accommodating for us even when we arrived later than expected(crazy highway accident has us at a standstill for nearly 2 hours!) The room was simple and exactly what we needed for a relaxing weekend. Mosquito nets were provided and sockets for our chargers. The balcony had a beautiful view of the property. She is definitely telling the truth that you will NEED a flashlight when coming down the road if it's after dark. There was some construction going on somewhere along her road which caused some problems with uneven path for our car. However, we managed to make it there without getting stuck. Super beautiful town and friendliness. The only issue we had was our second night, our bathroom door(which was shared with the couple next to us) was locked from the inside because of the other guests, and I had to wait until the morning when I heard them in there to be able to get back in.

Steven User Profile
April 2016
Rachel's place was perfect for our visit to Puerto Viejo. The house offered a relaxed and private environment away from the sometimes chaotic town. We were lucky enough to have the house to ourselves (there are 4 rooms, I believe). The kitchen is huge and well equipped for most cooking needs and would be a great common space if other guests were there. There is also a giant deck with chairs, hammocks, and yoga mats! It is made of wood, so the boards can creak, but we thought that it added to the charm!

Alona User Profile
August 2015
I met Rachel and she was a very sweet lady. Unfortunately there was a huge lack of communication. I tried to ask her if she could give me any ideas on how to get to Puerto Viejo from Montezuma and she said "I don't know." Luckily my host from Montezuma help me plan out my whole trip to Puerto Viejo. We made it there and we were the only people staying in the house. That was kind of cool. In the morning I got up to make coffee but I could not get the stove too late. I tried for at least 20 minutes burning my finger on the letter. I finally resorted to boiling water in the toaster oven. I heard a horn honk and that's when I met Rachel. At that time I was pretty upset about the stove. She said she forgot to tell me that the stove isn't working. She never informed us of any interesting things to see in the city. Not that she is obligated to do so but in my experience host normally tell us some tips about the city. At the end of our say I decided to do some laundry because it was available. Unfortunately she failed to tell us that the dryer doesn't work either and we had to leave with wet clothes. Although the house was pretty cool it is not a yoga and wellness center as advertised. There were no yoga classes or wellness classes of any kind nor were there any people of any kind the entire time that I was staying there. Except Danielle. Danielle was a delight and luckily on the last day that we were there she told us of a place to rent bikes and she told us to go to the right out of the street and we would find beautiful beaches. If it weren't for her we would have never seen those things. Thank you Danielle!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in February 2012
Rachel User Profile
I am from the United States and have lived in Costa Rica for fifteen years. I love to work with medicine plants and be outdoors in the rainforest.
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