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A very nice little house with a nice view perfect if you want something different from the hotels, it has a small kitchen fully equip , this home has 2 bedrooms with 3 beds, perfect for a small family,
If you compare with the hotel in the city of Atenas, this house is cheap, the hotel cost minimum 97$ per night, I am renting this house for 55$ per night, and with this house you have plenty of space and really good view for your money + you can save the prices of restaurant cooking by yourself, -You get to be in a gated community with a security guard 24/7, -You get towels as many as you want for the shower, -You get hot water, -You get a maid that will come clean the house 5 days a week included in the prices, -All the beds are clean like a hotel you don't have to worry about the way it's clean, -I can go pick up guests at the airport for free if the house is rented more than 3 days, -If you need transportation to go to the beach you can make me an inquiry it could be negotiated on the price, -I guarantee if you come you will have a good time, -There are many activities in Costa Rica you can do if you need help let me know and I can put everything in place and do suggestion as well, The town Atenas in Costa Rica is considered one of the best climate in the world by the magazine National Geographic, the location is a perfect 50 minutes from the beach Jaco and 30 minutes of the downtown of Costa-Rica San Jose, and 20 minutes of a shopping mall in Escazu, the town Atenas is really safe, friendly environment, it's a good place to walk and get into the costaricain culture, and don`t have to worry to walk late night after 3am, the Costa-ricain are considered the happiest people on the planet... -We have a free WiFi included -King size beds with good quality mattresses -Fantastic view -Screened sliding doors in the bedrooms -The Villa will comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests -There is a laundry service available in case you want to your clothes cleaned -One flat screen TV, one DVD player -One system to play music -Full set of kitchen appliances with cooking utensils, toaster, coffee machine --Full set of towels -One of the best locations in Costa Rica in the middle of everything I am really happy and proud to now have been elected a member of the airbnb Superhost alliance. This comes to me as a recognition of all the efforts made to ensure that my guests have an unforgettable time in.
La ciudad de Atenas en Costa Rica es considerado uno de los mejores climas del mundo por la revista National Geographic, la ubicación es perfecta de 50 minutos la playa Jaco y 30 minutos del centro de la ciudad de Costa-Rica, San José, y 20 minutos de un centro comercial en Escazú, la ciudad de Atenas es realmente seguro, un ambiente amable, es un buen lugar para pasear y entrar en la cultura costarricense, y no tiene que preocuparse de caminar tarde en la noche después de 3am, los cosatrrienses se consideran una las personas más felices del planeta ...
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Atenas Canton, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Enjoy your stay in Costa Rica how it should be! Nestled in the lush jungle, with wildlife close to reach, in total peace and harmony with nature!
Lovely wooden structure, nestled in lush rain forest. THE place for nature- and animal lovers. Great porch to watch the monkeys, sloths, iguanas, birds and more. Great pool (shared) on the property! It's THE place to enjoy the lush rain forest and animals, away from the "tourist traps", as one of the reviews says! Only in short distance, walking or by car/taxi, you reach Quepos downtown, with farmers market, shops and restaurants. Frequent public busses take you to the famous beaches and National Park of Manuel Antonio. Day excursions and adventures can be arranged on request, with the best local companies. There is a lot of FUN out there.... - Location: Above Marina Quepos, VERY quiet, private and safe, jungle view, 10 minutes away from Quepos, parking lot - Size: 6 x 7 meters, covered porch - Equipment: Gas stove, micro wave, coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, plates, glasses, silverware, refrigerator, washer, hot shower, Wifi, Safe - Furnished with: king size bed (towels and sheets provided), sitting area, table and chairs, hammock, ceiling fan, full screened. - Internet: high speed wifi - great pool on the property, with sun deck, cosy ranchito, hammocks
Very peaceful neighbourhood: Just nature all around us, lots of wildlife! Enjoy it! TOURS AND ACTIVITIES in the area: Zip Lines ATV Fourtrax Adventure Rainforest on Horseback White Water Rafting Sport Fishing Charters Sea Kayaking Jet Ski Safari Surf School Snorkelling Tour Scuba Diving Dolphin & Whale Watching Waterfall Repelling Mangrove Waterway Exploration Rainmaker Mountain Tour Manuel Antonio National Park tour Sunset Sail Cruise Butterfly Gardens Vanilla Spice Farm Tour Canonying Tour Parasailing Spa and Yoga
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Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Beautiful, private villa with a fabulous ocean view and a secluded, infiniti pool. Very popular villa with both honeymooners and retired people. It is a prvate subdivision with 26 villas with support from rental manager and other staff. The villa is almost equal distant from both Liberia - LIR and San Jose - SJO airports. I believe it is easier to drive south from Liberia airport on a straight, scenic and paved highway.
The 3500 square feet villa is on a very private, 2/3 acre lot with ocean and rain forest views. The beautiful swimming pool is partially shaded by a picturesque "Corteza Amarillo" tree. The villa has "Almond Wood" hardwood floors in the living area including bedrooms. The full kitchen has black granite counter tops. All appliances, pots, silverware, china and coffeemaker are included in the kitchen. The gazebo has both gas Bar-B-Q and 4 burner cook-top with ocean views. Master bathroom has 2 large bowl sinks, large tub, bidet and large windows with a view of the rain forest. The house a large, flat screen TV, amplifier with whole house, surround sound, speaker system. The house has 10 fans and air conditioning. The large master bedroom has a king bed and the second spacious suite has a full bath with two queen beds. The house is on a hill top with wonderful 120 degree views of Nicoya bay and the hilltop location gives one a unique sense of Privacy with no neighbor to look in. The subdivision is 3 miles from the ferry station but it is advisable to rent an SUV so short day trips to Nicoya, Samarra, Carillo, Tambor, Paqueras ( Tortuga island snorkeling ) can be done. Renters have access to a near by grocery and liquor store. The store also provides DVDs and books free of charge. Concierge service is also included. The "Roma del Mar" development has 2 private beaches and a private pier for fishing. There are numerous beaches close by (Playa Blanca 5 kms away) and a golf course at the Tambor Bay. A one time payment of $100 is required for cleaning the villa both before and after the rental. All day maid for cooking is available through the manager and a massage specialist manicurist/ pedicurist available - reservations through management. . The internet access and the router is free. Location Description: Playa Naranjo, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (next to Cabo Blanco on (website hidden) map), Central America. Fly to Liberia Airport (Code: LIR). Two hours drive from Liberia airport and 5 minute drive from Puntarenas/Playa Naranjo Ferry.
The neighborhood is private, quite and away from busy tourist spots with plenty of things to do in the area. Our rental manager has a long list of optional tours
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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Santa Fe style home, twice in Architectural Digest of Costa Rica. Acres of gorgeous gardens, 40 ft waterfall, 20 min from airport. 15 acres of private forest. Internet access. 3+ bedrooms 2 1/2 bath, office. Beautiful kitchen. Driver available. Gardener can help take you to the waterfall on the property. Great local restaurants, look at airbnb guidebook. Early check in possible some days, $10 fee given to guard so they come early. Read the airbnb house manual for good tips, very important!
Santa Fe style home, with rare recycled woods. Acres of beautiful gardens, view of valley. Smell of jasmine and gardenias. 15 acres of included forest and 40ft waterfall, yet only 20 min to airport! Mi Kiva was designed by a famous architect that created very warm feeling by using recycled rare rosewood and other wood and 100+ year old tile in some locations to add texture and visual interest. Mi Kiva has a sensory surprise around every corner, and is super relaxing.
Other neighboring beautiful executive homes form a close-knit neighborhood. Safe, no crime. Many neighbors have purchased acres of forest across the creek/river. In addition to our 15 acres, the others combine to be some of the last original forest in the area so close to San Jose. Mi Kiva sits on 2 acres with executive homes bordering with similar lot sizes. There is a small bridge that gives access to the adjoining Mi Kiva owned property that has paths and is rain forest. Poas and La Paz Waterfall gardens nearby. With cautious speeds 45 minutes drive. Zip lining and hiking available on Barva, or hike the property.
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El Roble de Santa Barbara, Heredia Province, Costa Rica

OUR NEW OCEAN VIEW SWIMMING POOL AND DECK IS AMAZING
Enjoy the best views in Santa Teresa . Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas sits on a small private hilltop with four breathtaking ocean view suites, a small ocean view apartment, and our new rooftop penthouse . Each unit has panoramic ocean and surf views, a full kitchen w/new appliances, large bathroom w/hot water, 3 queen beds, a/c, wireless internet, safes for your valuables, ipod docks, ceiling fans, and plenty of privacy and space. We're only a two minute drive or 15 minute walk up a steep hill from the beach, restaurants and markets , our only neighbors are the birds and monkeys. We're more than happy to help you arrange your travel plans and any activities such as surf lessons , tortuga island boat trips, sportfishing trips, waterfall & wildlife hikes, jungle canopy tours, yoga classes, horseback riding, ATV rides and more. Located on our own private hill top with no neighbors, away from the hustle and bustle make for a very relaxing stay. Still close enough to all the great verity of restaurants, surf shops, and always somewhere in town to be social. Low Season Rates : May 1st - Oct 31st $90/night : downstairs villa $120/night : upstairs villa $65/night : apartment $175/night : penthouse Low Season Weekly Rates : May 1st - Oct 31st $540 : downstairs villa $720 : upstairs villa $390 : apartment High Season Rates : Nov 1st - Apr 30th $110/night : downstairs villa $140/night : upstairs villa $65/night : apartment $225/night : penthouse High Season Weekly Rates : Nov 1st - Apr 30th $660 : downstairs villa $840 : upstairs villa $450 : apartment Holiday Rates : Dec 15th - Jan 10th (no weekly rates) $180/night : downstairs villa $220/night : upstairs villa $100/night : apartment $275/night : penthouse Prices are for one or two people , each additional guest is $25/night , 6 person max per villa All taxes are included
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Santa Teresa, San Jose, Costa Rica

We are the Highest Reviewed Airbnb SUPERHOST in Costa Rica! Gourmet coffee, $40 massage! 2-acre manicured gardens, 8 acre coffee plantation, river, panoramic views - great nearby restaurant. With 25 years of experience here I authored Costa Rica Now!
"The perfect alternative from staying at some nameless, lifeless hotel." See our Guesthouse listing at www.airbnb.com/rooms/4572356?guests=1&location=Costa%20Rica&s=u33rqcBl Why stay in someone's spare room or a hotel by the airport when you can stay in a detached studio in a private park setting slurping coffee from one of the most exclusive coffee growing regions in the world! At the Coffee Garden enjoy our bush-to-cup coffee while strolling through a working boutique coffee ranch among 50-year-old coffee plants. Listen to birds and the sound of a gentle river in our 2-acre meditation garden set in a coffee plantation with panoramic views of Irazu Volcano, the Tres Marias mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park, and city lights of San Jose. Our tastefully decorated detached 300-square foot studio has a modern private bath, small refrigerator and coffee bar, and an expensive queen bed. Our gated, very secure 8-acre estate on the best street in Concepcion de San Isidro de Heredia is located in the nicest small town in the San Jose Valley. Minutes away, restaurant bar Los Portreros features a great selection of quality food and excellent views. It's the real Costa Rica. Hi, I'm Phil and have been in Costa Rica for over 25 years. I can help you get the most of your entire Costa Rica vacation. You can expect expert advice on your travels, relocation and real estate needs. I have been very successful living and owning in Costa Rica. Along with the purchase of 4 or more bags of coffee, you receive an autographed copy of Phil Baker's Costa Rica Now / Travel Live and Own in Paradise. One of the last 200 copies of this Costa Rica classic. 500 pages - a $25 value. Location ~ ~ We are located in San Isidro in the beautiful coffee country province of Heredia, about 30 minutes from the National Theater and Gold Museum in central San Jose. Our neighborhood is one of the finest in Costa Rica with a mix of ex-patriots and Costa Ricans living on large estates and smaller homes. Coffee ~ ~ Our coffee fruit is sun dried for 100 days. Not sent to a mill to be strip washed and dried in mechanical dryers and later sent for processing in an automated warehouse. We pay our pickers double to harvest our coffee fruit at the peak of ripeness. Our coffee beans remain in the dried coffee fruit until ready for small-batch roasting. This triples products costs, but you get a rare treat - coffee harvested and dried in a truly artisanal old-world style. Massage ~ ~ An hour and a half massage for $40!!!! Trained in Germany our off-site massage professional gives a comprehensive full body massage in the comfort of your room. A perfect way to unwind after a long flight and a great way to end your memorable trip to Costa Rica. Restaurants ~ ~ The great restaurant Los Portreros with its awesome city light views serves a large variety of fantastic local dishes with generous portions at reasonable prices. It's a 5-minute taxi ride away. This secret spot is known to locals as "the place to eat." Excellent food and good service. All our guests love it. Ten minutes away is Sibu Chocolates where you can lunch and sample awesome chocolate treats while watching handmade truffles made from Caribbean cocoa. They offer a lunch-included tour. Transportation ~ ~ The bus is 400 meters away. Taxi to San Isidro is $2 one way. The village of San Isidro has banks, several markets, restaurants and coffee shops bakeries. Downtown Heredia with luxury malls and high-end restaurants is six miles away. Buses leave every 15 minutes to Heredia and San Jose, from where you can board direct buses to all parts of Costa Rica. Taxis arrive at our ranch within minutes. The intentional airport is 30 minutes away. Attractions ~ ~ La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Rain Forest Adventure zip lines are both easily doable day trips as well as Doka Estates Coffee Tour and Poas Volcano National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park. Our clean and modern studio, unique coffee, immaculate gardens, expert advice, a $40 hour-and-a-half massage, and close proximity to downtown San Jose makes the Coffee Garden Boutique Working Coffee Ranch the best bang for your travel buck. See you soon... slurp slurp.
Our neighborhood is one of the finest in Costa Rica with a mix of ex-patriots and Costa Ricans living on large estates and smaller homes. The Small town of San Isidro is 5 minutes away and has many conveniences. Staying with us gives you a chance to feel what it's like to live in the real Costa Rica. You can walk up the street toward the National Park and if you are lucky you can see white face monkeys. The northeast part of the central valley is the first area to receive the prevailing Caribbean winds purified by miles of Braulio Carrillo National Park cloud forests bordering our neighborhood.
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Concepcion de San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica

Beautiful & very private 'eco-luxury' retreat near South Pacific Coast. Our unique & stunning location offers guests panoramic sea views & hangs dramatically over the jungle canopy. Romantic getaway, nature lovers and adrenalin junkies paradise!
WELCOME to Pura Vida Ecolodge, a unique 'eco-luxury' award-winning retreat nestled amongst virgin rain forest just 5 km from the volcanic sands of the Pacific Ocean in Central America's Costa Rica. The ecolodge been awarded with a 'Certificate of Excellence' every year since opening by TripAdvisor, was designed by award winning Architect Franco Casalvolone (FCB Arquitectura) and has been awarded with the Airbnb 'Super Host' badge for the last three consecutive seasons as well! This is the place for guests who want to disconnect, be ‘off-grid’ and get away from it all. It’s for those of you who have a sense of adventure, are up for trying something new, enjoy bumpy and steep roads in a 4x4 and who, come rain or shine, won’t let the weather stop them from doing what they want. It’s an adrenalin junkies paradise, perfect for those who want to wake up to the sounds of monkeys, trek through the jungle and jump in a freshwater plunge pool all before breakfast! It’s for the nature lovers among you who will no doubt discover animals of all shapes and sizes throughout their stay both on our lodge’s doorstep and with perhaps, the occasional smaller visitor inside. It’s for travellers who are ready to respect, accept and embrace a different and more laid back culture than perhaps they’re used to ‘back home’. It’s for those of you that are happy with less and don't constantly strive for more more more, as we’ve tried to incorporate the ‘pure life’ lifestyle that Costa Rica’s Zona Sur offers in abundance into the design of our lodge, so it’s the perfect getaway for those who are ready to arrive with their minds and eyes wide-open, for guests that seek romance, beauty, fun and adventure. This is, as they say, the ‘real' Costa Rica as our beautiful and breezy location, at an altitude of just over 300 meters and with over 3 acres of private land, boasts stunning panoramic sea views over the lush valleys towards the meandering 'Rio Terraba' and directly faces the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica's spectacular sunsets and the world famous National Parks - Isla del Caño & Osa Peninsula. The most magical times are the early mornings and late afternoons where you can sit back with a freshly made juice or a glass of wine and be a spectator of nature with monkeys, pizotes, parrots and toucans all frequently visiting the lodge and it's surrounding reserve. Pura Vida Ecolodge is a peaceful sanctuary to experience and embrace the 'Pura Vida' (Pure Life). A destination where guests can enjoy not only a memorable holiday, but tranquility, adventure and equilibrium in a utopia second to none. Our private 'Eco-Chic' retreat is your chance to relax and truly let go, to welcome an organic, integral experience for contemplation, rejuvenation and nurturing among friends, family and loved ones. A place where it's entirely possible to travel in style without feeling guilty - Experiencing a sustainable lifestyle as our ecolodge is set up with rain water catchment, solar panels and a 100% natural water source right from the mountains. PURA VIDA ECOLODGE FEATURES/HIGHLIGHTS: - Private rental regardless of group size - Infinity-edge plunge pool (with cool fresh spring water) with surrounding deck and outdoor rain shower - Expansive forest & ocean views - Cozy lounging areas inside and out with numerous wrap-around teak decks, balconies and yoga platforms. - Plethora of comfy cushions, sun-loungers, rugs and sofas. - Perfect for honeymooners, small groups, friends or families. - Ocean View Suite with King size 'Sleep on Nature' bed (by Coco-Mat), pull-out single bed, private terrace and large windows overlooking the valley, coastline and Isla de Caño. Complete with en-suite bathroom and walk-in rain shower. - Jungle View Suite with Queen 'sleep on nature' Queen bed (by Coco-Mat). Views of jungle canopy, private deck and yoga platform, Complete with en-suite bathroom and walk-in rain shower - Contemporary living space with L-Shaped sofa (converts into double sofa bed) again offering spectacular Pacific Ocean views with connecting hanging terrace. - Stylish 'open-plan' fully equipped kitchen with 6x gas hob (no oven), polished stone counter tops, contemporary appliances, nutri-bullet etc. - Dining Room seats up to 6 guests in a comfortable open-plan living space looking out onto the Pacific Ocean (to the west) and the Jungle Canopy (to the north) - A/C (in bedrooms only) with independently controlled thermostats in each suite. - Laundry service with use of washer and dryer. - Secure indoor parking (1x 4WD) plus extra outdoor parking - Yoga deck and outdoor ‘calisthenics & body weights' gym complete with outdoor shower and great panoramic views. - Pura Vida Ecolodge Nature Reserve - jungle paths leading to yoga decks, streams, waterfalls & natural plunge pools perfect for bathing and relaxing or even adventure & adrenalin! Please note that the waterfalls right by the property often dry up during the dry season BEDROOM SUITES - Both suites boast elegant polished concrete floors, stucco finished walls, teak and bamboo doors and fittings, bamboo ceilings, perlato natural stone wash basins and walk-in (indoor) rain showers with beautiful 'pizarra' finishes (with solar powered hot water and backup boiler system). They also both have private balconies/decks. Upstairs is the Ocean View Suite (with King or twin setup plus pull-out single bed available - depending on your group dynamic) while the Jungle Suite (Queen setup) hangs over the jungle canopy itself on the ground floor. LIVING SPACES - The lodge's contemporary communal living space is located upstairs and offers guests a fully equipped 'American-style' open-plan kitchen, dining table (space for 6) as well as a comfortable and stylish lounge area. The whole of the upper level of our Ecolodge is surrounded by a ‘wrap-around' teak deck, hanging dramatically over the jungle canopy - perfect for yoga, sunbathing or enjoying the fantastic panoramic views on offer. There is of course, also the infinity plunge pool, the perfect escape when the sun gets too much as it's filled to the brim with fresh cool water straight from a natural spring in the mountain. YOGA & GYM - We have recently extended the deck around the plunge pool with a new outdoor rain shower as well. You'll also love our large yoga deck, exercise and body weights area (with pull up & dip bars etc) again complete with another outdoor rain shower and a 'chill out area', all hanging dramatically on the edge of our nature reserve - so you can enjoy the lodge's valley, ocean and sunset views whether working out or just relaxing. LOCATION & ACTIVITIES - At the same time as being near local beaches, restaurants and other tourist attractions, Pura Vida Ecolodge's location is both remote and private and the retreat itself will provide you with all sorts of adventures and experiences. We have our own nature trails, waterfalls & natural plunge pools both near the ecolodge & on the edge of the Pura Vida Ecolodge Reserve - the easiest trail starts right by the ecolodge, with more challenging treks on the edge of the reserve just a short up-hill walk (300m) from the lodge. Your adventure can be as extreme or relaxing as you choose with a plethora of natural swimming pools, waterfalls and rock faces to explore! Whether you are honeymooners, a group of friends or a large family of 7, you will have the entire ecolodge just to yourselves. We have also planted lots of trees, so please be our guests and pick any of the fruits they are all obviously 100% organic! If you venture off any of the paths, take your boots and maybe a hiking pole. We are just a 10-15 minute drive (depending on season & road conditions) from the Costa Nera Highway allowing guests to easily explore the area with day trips to two of Costa Rica's most popular national parks (Manuel Antonio & Corcovado), stunning beaches (Playa Arco, Tortuga y Ventanas are our three favourites) and our concierge service can help with tours and boat trips, trekking options, scuba diving & snorkelling trips, kayaking, stand up paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, canopy lines and horse riding etc. The nearby village of Ojochal (just 5 minutes up the Costa Nera) is one of a few local villages hosting a whole load of fine dining and fusion restaurants or if you'd prefer to relax 'at home' we can happily arrange home-cooked 'tico' meals, food parcels (according to the season, fresh fish, ceviche and seafood all available) and fruit baskets to be delivered direct to the Jungle Villa. ECO-TRAVEL - Eco-travel in Costa Rica is your ticket to explore a plethora of amazing places that care just as much about the environment as they do about their guests. It's a country where 'organic' is as important as 'stylish', and the government plans to make it the world's first carbon-neutral country by 2021. ‘Pura vida' is Costa Rica's national motto, and for good reason. It's a real paradise: Our guests can enjoy the 'pure life' in some of the world's most bio-diverse jungles, rain forests and coastlines. The country's book-ended by beaches on its Pacific and Caribbean sides (hence the laid-back surfer ethos that characterizes coastal life) and inland, nature holds way: a full quarter of Costa Rica is protected land, from the smouldering volcanoes to dense jungles. In the highlands, farms and plantations produce delicious tropical fruit – as well as some of the finest coffee ever to grace your espresso PURA VIDA ECOLODGE FAQs: - WILL I NEED A 4x4 CAR? Yes, our retreat is situated 5km from the coast and the village of Coronado on a well maintained gravel road into the coastal mountains. A 4WD car is necessary. There is a convenience store or “soda" as they are called in Costa Rica, at the Coronado junction, where you can get the majority of your groceries and supplies. For supermarkets, restaurants/bars, beaches, bigger stores, etc. you would require transportation to the local towns of Ojochal (5 mins), Uvita (15 mins) up the Costa Nera Highway. Several taxi services are available but you cannot beat the independence of having your own 4WD. Driving time from San Jose is around 3.5 hours. Full details & directions in welcome pack TIP: Bring coins and change from the US or change colones for the highway tolls! - WHO SHOULD I RENT OUR 4WD WITH? We have been working with Vamos Rent-a-Car since we opened. They speak English and they have various offices around the country (Near San Jose Airport and Dominical amongst others). They will meet you off your flight or even at your hotel if you're setting off early in the morning. Be sure to mention us and Pura Vida Ecolodge to get the best prices & treatment. You should allow around an hour for vehicle collection and paperwork. - IS THERE SOMEONE IN COSTA RICA WHO CAN ASSIST ME WHILE I AM THERE? Yes, once you book Pura Vida Ecolodge, you will be sent the welcome pack which includes all the details of our housekeeper and his wife, who together with myself and Kika, will double up as your 'concierge service' leading up to and throughout your stay. Though our housekeepers are Spanish speaking only, they are very knowledgeable on the area and will be there at checkin & checkout and can help you throughout your stay with anything you might need. I'm sorry we cannot be there but you'll be in very good hands, Gersan & Ili are practically family! - IS THERE A BEACH NEARBY THAT IS EASY TO GET TO? Yes, in fact you are really quite spoilt for choice. Playa Tortuga is the nearest and possibly one of our favourites. Once down at the Costa Nera, it is just a 5 minute drive up the coast. A short drive further up the coast takes you to Playa Piñuelas, Playa Ventanas and then the stunning national park of Marina Ballena and Uvita. Full directions (including which beaches are best for swimming and surfing etc is included in your welcome pack). -HOW EASY IS IT TO FIND PURA VIDA ECOLODGE? Upon confirming your reservation, we send all our guests a welcome pack with very clear directions including photos of landmarks along the way. This is updated monthly as we aim to give all our guests as up-to-date info and recommendations as possible -ARE THERE RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING NEARBY? Ojochal is the nearest town with a really good selection of fine & casual dining. You can find Fusion, Italian, Asian, “Typical Costa Rican," even a deli/bakery and a handful of great fruit smoothie and ceviche places. Further up the coast there is Uvita, again with a good balance of International and 'local' options. We include a full list of recommendations (both restaurants & bars) in the welcome pack. For shopping, you may wish to visit the bustling tourist town of Manuel Antonio (50-60 minutes drive north) which has souvenir, jewellery, and art/craft shops and many lively restaurants (we recommend a trip to Manuel Antonio, anyway, for the national park, which a lot of our guests do either on the way down or on the way back up to San Jose. -ARE THERE EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES CLOSE BY? Yes, yes, yes! Again, you can find more details on the Pura Vida Ecolodge web site, but there are spectacular waterfalls, nature trails and plunge pools right in the reserve itself. The surrounding area offers world class scuba diving, snorkelling, zip-lining, boat tours, mangrove tours, hiking, stand-up paddling, horseback tours, canyoning, as well as being located between the country's best national parks (Corcovado & Manuel Antonio) and a 20 minute drive from Marina Ballena National Park. There are dozens of picturesque, quiet beaches all the way up and down the Southern Pacific coast, with enough activities and adventures on offer to do something completely different every day! We can also recommend great day trips to the Osa Peninsula, Sierpe and Nuayaca Falls amongst others and an overnight option to Mt Chirripo is incredible if you have the time. For surfers, Playa Dominical has a famous left and right beach surf break, and waves 95% of the year. Closer to the lodge, Playa Tortuga and Ventanas often have good waves more for beginners or if you're after an almost private beach and wildlife experience, you can have breakfast or lunch at La Cusinga and then explore the different monkey colonies. if you're lucky you might spot some Red Scarlet Macaws and guests also regularly see lots of toucans and different types of parrots. The 10-min walk through the jungle down to Playa Arco is well worth the trek! -IS IT A QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD? Yes, Pura Vida Ecolodge is the best of both worlds. While being a completely private retreat and reserve (both the house, pool and the surrounding nature trails) with it's orientation meaning that the property literally hangs over the jungle canopy on one side and directly faces the Pacific coast on the other, you will have a handful of neighbours nearby in the slowly growing community if you wanted a friendly chat or even some more tips on the area. -IS THERE A GROCERY STORE NEARBY? There is a good little 'pulperia' (small local store) on the crossroads at Coronado (around 5km away) that will most likely have most things you would need. There is also a great fish/seafood place just 1 km from the Coronado junction. For larger shopping, there are two big supermarkets ( as well as a really good Pharmacy) in Uvita, about 15 minutes up the coast -DOES THE ECOLODGE HAVE INTERNET AND CAN I PURCHASE A LOCAL CELL NUMBER? Yes, the house is equipped with WiFi for internet connection and you can even purchase a sim card for around $4 (around 2000 colones) by the luggage claim in the airport, you just need a passport. Sim card is technically free as you can use all of the funds with calls. While cellphone signals have greatly improved in the country, there are some spots around Coronado that don't have reception but there is consistently good signal in and around Pura Vida Ecolodge. Please note that while the WIFI/hotspot is fine for emails and checking the news etc, please don’t expect to be able to stream movies as it's only 3G speed. -WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE? A more detailed description of Costa Rica's seasons can be found on the Pura Vida Ecolodge web site, but in general you can expect about 85+ degrees at the beach year round. The only difference in climate year round is that May-November is the "green," or rainy season, and December through March/April is the dry season. The temperature up at the Ecolodge is always a few degrees cooler because it is around 1000ft. elevation, and you get great mountain breezes. Likewise, because of its proximity to the equator, the sunrise is around 5-5.30am with the sunsetting at 5.30-6pm. The ‘Green season's' rains are quite welcoming, it's always hot and the partial clouds and afternoon rains are soothing. Typically the rains start on the mountains between 2-4pm, maybe a little later by beach. For us, the best times of the day are between 5-7am. The congo monkeys will wake you up, and it's the most glorious part of the day and besides you'll most likely be asleep by 8/9pm! It's amazing how quickly you'll adjustment! -WHICH ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING? Both bedrooms/suites have A/C: the Ocean View Suite on the first floor, and the Jungle View Suite on the ground floor. Please note there is not A/C throughout the rest of the home, but there are ceiling fans in each room and the Ecolodge has been designed with your comfort in mind, with large-open plan living spaces, surrounded by sliding doors leading out onto the wrap around decks which mean there are lovely fresh sea-breezes throughout. -WILL I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME? You need not bring any household items as all bedding, tableware, towels, cookware etc are all provided. We also provide a wonderful fruit basket and some other local delicacies on arrival. Bring only your personal items, and of course a sense of 'Pura Vida' adventure! -IS PURA VIDA ECOLODGE A PRIVATE LOCATION? Yes, not only is the location incredibly private but regardless of your group size, you will have the entire retreat (house and surrounding reserve) just to yourselves. A lot of our guests are honeymooners and couples, as well as groups of friends and entire families. Either way, whether you are 2 people or a group of 6 with kids, you will have the entire property to yourself. - IS COSTA RICA SAFE? In general Costa Rica is very safe, however petty crimes do happen especially by the beaches or touristy areas. Do not bring any valuables to Costa Rica with you and especially do not bring them with you to the beach. TIP: Leave the glove department open to indicate it's empty.
The neighbourhood offers guests peace and quiet and has an abundance of nature and stunning flora and fauna. You can wake with the sounds of the congo howler monkeys and watch the sunset as the toucans fly right by the house. There are nature trails and waterfalls just a short walk away plus plenty of adventures on Pura Vida Ecolodge's doorstep!
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Tres Rios, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Stay in a cozy 1 BR or 2 BR, upscale Costa Rican-style bungalows with a pristine pool at your doorstep. Look out over the trees to the Pacific ocean from your private balcony and listen to the birds and howler monkeys that call the gardens of Casa Tranquila home.
This one-bedroom architect-designed bungalow comes fully equipped for short stays and month-long getaways. It's perfect for honeymooners or families with up to two kids, as well as small groups of friends. The kitchenette has everything you'll need to eat at home if you wish. The bungalow has a comfy bed, air conditioning throughout, a daybed that fits two people in the living space. The bathroom has a huge glassed-in shower with a big window to the gardens, where monkeys pass regularly. Just outside your door is a cool swimming pool and wooden deck for relaxing, as well as plenty of hammocks. Casa Tranquila was designed with sustainability in mind. The property takes advantage of sea breezes for passive cooling, minimizing the need for A/C. The gray water from your bungalow feeds into the trees and other plants that surround the property instead of washing into the ocean.
Casa Tranquila is located on a hill in a quiet, residential neighborhood of Tamarindo – far enough from the busy downtown that you won't be kept awake by the parties but close enough that you're just a 10 minute walk away from the center of town or 14 minutes to the beach.
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Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Experience Costa Rica in this zen-like modern home surrounded by 40-acres of tropical forest, across from one of the most beautiful palm-lined beaches in Costa Rica! Watch toucans and many other exotic birds from the deck, or take a nature tour around the spring-fed lake, that is home to the famous Basilisk or 'Jesus Christ' lizard, as well as turtles, tiger-throated herons, and spectacled caiman. The property is centrally located close to markets, restaurants, and national parks. Pura Vida!
Nestled on a hill off the Costanera, this modern home appeals to those who appreciate nature and simple design. Although the home is built with exposed concrete and has a minimalist feel, it is surrounded by natural landscaping and has magnificent views of the surrounding area. The home has an open floor-plan consisting of the living room, dining room, and kitchen upstairs, which leads to a private deck. Downstairs is the laundry and guest bathroom, which connects to the outdoor shower area and three bedrooms.
Playa Bejuco is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica! It is perfect for surfing, horseback riding, or simply enjoying one of the most awe-inspiring sunsets you've ever seen. There are some great restaurants within a mile from the property and many others in the towns of Jaco, Quepos, and Manuel Antonio. We are always happy to recommend our favorites!
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Esterillos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The Tree House is hand-crafted, one of 3 casitas and 2 treehouses at the Bio Thermales natural resort organically integrated into our 35 acre rainforest. Guests enjoy free 24 hour access to the 12 natural hot and cool springs pools of various temperatures and rainforest trails. 45 minute drive from La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal, 3 hour drive from the SJO airport, 4 hour drive from Liberia airport.
Please message us if we will be your first or last destination in Costa Rica. We highly recommend booking on weekdays for more privacy and tranquility, as we have more day visitors from 9 am to 6 pm to our hot springs on the weekends, especially Sundays. If your reservation includes a Sunday, we highly recommend planning a day outing to the many wonderful nearby activities. We are three hours north of San Jose (airport), 45 minutes east of Fortuna and Volcano Arenal, and the many activities there and nearby. Guests enjoy 24/day access* to our hot springs and trails in our 35 acre rainforest at no extra charge. The pools are cleaned every morning starting at 6 am, but one hot spring will always be available. Many factors may dictate scheduling, including weather. We do not charge for children 17 and under -- but we will not accept reservations for the Tree House for families with children under 5 years old for whom a 20 foot fall from the balcony would be very serious. Our hot springs are ancient “deep Earth” sources that bubble up through the rainforest floor, laden with mineral-rich waters that have been in the Earth for at least 10,000 years. Our waters are rich in bicarbonates, calcium and magnesium, low in sulfur, and slightly acidic -- qualities shared by many of the world's best hot springs. Five of our 9 organic form hot springs pools are located in the rainforest, and 4 hot springs pools as well as a small and a large cool spring swimming pool are located in a meadow, surrounded by rainforest (see below for more information). The small and large cool springs pools both have water slides, and there is a small water slide in one of the shallow and moderate temperature pools for small children. The Tree House is built to strict Costa Rican building codes, but as with all tree houses, there is some movement when the wind blows, and this could be uncomfortable for people very sensitive to motion sickness. You may see our other listings on Airbnb at: Tucano Casita (Toucan Casita) is listed as "Rainforest Casita with Hot Springs": airbnb.com/rooms/30358 Mariposa Casita (Butterfly Casita) is listed as "Rainforest Casita2 with Hot Springs" airbnb.com/rooms/51518 Colibri Casita (Hummingbird Casita) is listed as "Rainforest Casita3 with Hot Springs" airbnb.com/rooms/1896911 Tree House: "Rainforest Tree House with Hot Springs" airbnb.com/rooms/50435 You can check availability of each accommodation by clicking on the "Calendar" tab above the main photo on each listing. Tree House features: (see floor-plan for all details): • Perched high among the rainforest trees, the Tree House has large screened areas for circulation of naturally cooler breezes. It also has fans. • All onsite hot springs and recreation activities included, including 24 hour access to the hot springs and cool spring swimming pools • The Master bedroom with a Queen sized bed with orthopedic mattress and hypoallergenic bedding is in a loft • One the main floor, two twin-sized beds that can double as settees with hypoallergenic bedding • Hand-crafted rustic furniture from naturally harvested trees on the land • Main floor kitchen with refrigerator, micro-wave, coffee maker, basic kitchenware • Bathroom with flash on-demand hot-water heater • Wrap around balcony for relaxing and animal and bird watching • Maid service every 3 days included • Laundry service at extra charge per load • Short walk to rainforest and hot springs pools • No telephone or television • WiFi internet for your laptop -- if reliable 24 hour internet is essential to you, please message us for suggestions. • Hosts Kathy and Bernie live onsite • Languages: English, Spanish, German, limited French One time $10 cleaning fee; thereafter housecleaning services every 3 days are free. Bio Thermales Hot Springs features: • Our hot springs pools are all-natural mineral water just as it flows from the Earth • Rainforest Pools from 90° - 105°F (31° - 40°C) • Grotto Pools in meadow flow from the 112°F/45°C source pool onward into two larger and progressively cooler pools which are handicap-accessible and suitable for small children. • Cool Pool in meadow is 90°F/31°C mineral water flowing from the thermal creek • 2 Swimming pools with continuous flow of natural cold spring water (88 degrees) - one is 1 to 1.5 meters deep, and the larger is 3 meters deep. • Bathhouse in meadow with handicap accessible bathrooms and showers • “Ranchos” – roofed tables with concrete floors and grills for picnics Other Activities on our 35 acre rainforest reserve: • Bird-watching: many types of toucans, oropendulas, parrots, hummingbirds, and the rare green macaw • Rainforest: enjoy it from the casita porch or hot springs pools, take easy walks on paths or more adventurous hikes • Fossils – enjoy our collection or hunt (gently) for your own • Wildlife: two-toed sloths, iguanas, capuchin and mantled howler monkeys, tree frogs, birds, butterflies, and many others. We are a 45 minute drive from the many activities in Fortuna and Volcano Arenal -- such as ziplines, hanging bridges, white water rafting, slow river floats or kayaking through wildlife sanctuaries -- or a 1.5 hour drive to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Volcano Poas. Bio Thermales Hot Springs is open to the public for day use of the hot springs, and most of our day visitors are Costa Ricans, so you may also meet new Tico friends. Bio Thermales is generally not crowded, however, except on major holidays and Sundays. Food/Meals: The Tree House has a kitchen. There are many restaurants and a good supermarket within a 15 minute drive. Traditional Costa Rican meals can be delivered from a local caterer for very reasonable prices (Costa Rican food is tasty but not spicy). Otherwise, for those without cars, we can call a taxi or synchronize a food shopping trip when we go to town for errands. Driving from SJO airport: Please message us before booking if we are your first and/or last destination in Costa Rica. We recommend at least a small 4 wheel drive car. The last 3 kilometers are country roads. Three hours of daylight are needed to safely drive here from the SJO airport before sunset at 5:30 pm. The drive through mountainous cloud forests is splendid in daylight, but prone to fog and rain, especially at night, creating hazardous visibility conditions after dark. Finding our countryside location will also be far easier if you arrive the first time before sunset. If your plane lands in the morning to noon, you can drive here directly from the airport. Otherwise, it is safer to book a room near the airport on your first night, or ask us to book a private driver ($145) and have a rental car delivered at no extra charge. Last night in Costa Rica: Driving directly to the SJO airport on the same day is possible if you book a flight in the afternoon. Please be aware that you must be at the airport 2.5 hours before departure. If you have an early morning departing flight it is basically necessary to stay near the airport on the night before.
We are in the countryside in a non-touristy rural area of family farms, orchards and rainforest, off the beaten tourist track. The last 2 km are unpaved country roads. Guests should expect a natural environment, integrated into the rainforest, with the usual wildlife native to a tropical rainforest (except there are no large jungle cats like jaguars). We are a 45 minute drive from the many activities in Fortuna/Volcano Arenal, including volcano hikes, ziplines, swimming in the pristine waters below the La Fortuna Waterfall, white water rafting and slow "safari float" rafting to see monkeys, sloths and other animals. Closer to us is a slow river raft tour, rainforest hikes or horseback riding, and a visit to the Iguana Bridge with many large iguanas within a 15 minute drive.
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Cooper, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Cabina Blanca - tucked away at the top of a gated community with lovely views of the Pacific ocean, the beach a short walk and the towns of Tamarindo and Flamingo only 25 min. away. Roomy, queen bed, private patio.
This space is a completely self contained guest house, about 15 feet away from the main house. With an abundance of natural light, this unique oasis is cozy and inviting with high ceilings. Although not air conditioned, the cabina enjoys an elevated position on the site and is orientated to take advantage of breezes. In the room, there are ceiling and pedestal fans.
We feel very safe in our gated community, tucked away from the "hustle and bustle" of some of the nearby towns, but still close enough to enjoy all the area has to offer. This relaxing atmosphere is great for bird watching and animal visitors, walks or just enjoying the pool. We are central to enjoy all the coast has to offer with 13+ beaches within less than one hour drive. Matapolo is the closest town to us. It is a 5 minute drive away and has a couple of restaurants and grocery stores. Tamarindo is 25 mins south of us and Flamingo is 25 mins north. Both are an easy drive for taking in the restaurants, shops and services.
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Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Our amazing, unique piece of Coastal Paradise is a canopy level, open concept fully equipped LOFT with an incredible Ocean breeze & 1 of the most spectacular sunrises along the Pacific Coast! Our little piece of paradise is a peaceful getaway to relax & enjoy the magic of CR! Just steps from the beach, surf & tide pools on beautiful Canada Hill. Enjoy watching Parrots and Scarlet Macaws fly by from either your 4" Memory Foam KING BED or super comfy reclining chairs on the over sized balcony!
Enjoy waking up with the best view of the morning sunrise from either your MEMORY 4" FOAM KING BED (with high end Linens & Towels) or gaze out to the Pacific Ocean below from our super comfortable reclining chairs on the large covered balcony. The loft truly has unique and memorable views of the Pacific Ocean, southern coastline all the way to Manual Antonio as well as the surrounding wildlife and jungle. Our Tree house Loft is open concept, allowing the sea breeze to flow through all the time. Our kitchen has a pretty awesome view, some have said "its the best view they have ever had while cooking"! Enjoy the fastest WIFI in the country, Cable TV with a large flat screen TV or watching macaws fly by daily from your hammock! Less than a 2 minute walk to the beach where you can surf or boogie, snorkel in the tide pools (during Low Tide) and or walk the pristine sandy beach. If you are not interested in cooking, there is one of the best restaurants in the entire country Los Almendros which offers guests Caribbean, Typical Costa Rican and Asian flavors as well as local craft beer!
Our little piece of paradise is located atop of Canada Hill, a very peaceful and quite area. Still it is only a few minutes from the centre of town and a 2 minute walk to the beach!
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Esterillos Oeste, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Welcom to the only one personalized rental & services offered by a professional host. The house is located on the way to the North beach from The HOSTAL 4 YOU area .
Please read here before booking. Casa David Nosara is few step away from to the surf and beach of guiones . Please watch on the map below on this listing for location and driving directions. The closest airport is 10 min in Nosara but the international Liberia LIR is 2h drive . Many restaurants are at 300m and a grocery store as well. Rooms, Facilities: There is One master suite with a bathroom and aircond on the loft , a KING size bed and 2 single bed for extras guests. The breezy upper deck is accesible from it ,with an outdoor furniture , it will help you to rest and refresh in the afternoon. The second smaller bed room is on the main floor by the living room and kitchen , it has a double bed for one or two extra guest and a large bath room. The outside area, the other very shady lounge with comfortable mattress and cushions will let you relax in hot afternoon. Just by the side you will find an external shower and a large bath tub which will refresh your body and soul. NOT included in the price Daily room service, maid and cleaning. This are extras on demand and will be charged separately. please note that towels and linen are provided for the total stay. No automatic renewing. Laundry is free of charge. I have worked very hard in last 5 years to create this amazing hosting offer. None of the local hotels in Nosara can match my personal dedication to my Guest. You will for sure feel welcomed and well looked after. We are now top ranking in airbnb Nosara with 80 reviews, 100s of satisfied guests in 5 years and 4000 views per month plus an article on airbnb Magazine (May 2017) because there is no secret but dedication. I used to work as 5 star Hotel Manager in the most exclusive Hotel of Madagascar: The Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina before starting my Airbnb business . Now I love showing this magnificent place to others by offering the nicest experience of stay. When I am available I’ll give you the best tour of "G " town to make sure you don’t miss the best places. A baby sitter can be hired during your stay. No available baby equipment as for now. Extras informations I have designed and built this house myself and I have managed it from the very beginning. I am living in the small suite apartment attached to the side of it, with my private access from outside. I can provide special security on demand for an extras cost. Please let me know if you have any more questions. I am always here, close by to help you to have an amazing vacation in our jungle paradise and to guide you to the best place and to see and enjoy it to the fullest.
Casa David Nosara is located in the 4 you Hostal Area 8 min walk to the beach and surf . The night life and all restaurants and bars are 5 minutes away from the house and not a disturbance when parties are going on.
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Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Full apartment, just five minutes walk to museums, National Theater, and central Market, you can also enjoy typical costarican food restaurants and coffee shops in the neighborhood . If you are going to the beach and volcanoes , it is located just 1 hour and 20 min. to Jaco Beach and fifty minutes to the Poás Volcano. You will love my place it has lots of light, a beautiful mountain view, comfortable bed and fully equipped kitchen. Perfect for couples, families on vacation. Self check in.
New!!... Studio apartment, with full size bed and a pull over couch for an extra guest, internet and cable tv. Ideal if you come for vacation, and want to make one day trips to the mountains or to the beach, its also perfect for your first or las nights in Costa Rica, so you can get the feeling of busy down town, or if you come for medical turism it is about 15 minute cab drive to most hospitals. Located on the 5th floor, there is elevator, it has a great view of the mountains to the north side of town, and its located very close to all main museums and attractions in the heart of San Jose.
The place is located in the heart of the city and there is much traffic and people around the neighborhood specially in week days. San José is a very busy city, it gets very crowded during the day and at night it is calm, you need to take this into consideration. Although we are a small country every day in San José more then one million people go through the city on transit to work , school or hospitals, many located in the great metropolitan area.The apartment is located near hotels, restaurants,parks and a five minute walk to all the museums (Gold, Jade, National, Art) . Like any city that you are getting to know you should never be over confident, when you arrive I will be more than happy to give you instructions so you can get around, and you can also find instructions right here if you read " Getting Around" (Guidebook). The place is just three blocks away from central avenue where you can find all the museums, restaurants and nice shops, it is a nice street walk!... There you can see the beautiful National Theater, on calle 2 , you will find the Mail Building, both are "most see" land marks in San José. You might want to go take a peak at the Hotel Costa Rica, which is the first hotel built in San Jose in the early 1900's, walk a bit west on second avenue and you will find the Cathedral and Central Park, on the right the beautiful Melico Salazar theater. You can also find very nice souvenir shops just a couple of blocks away. The Jade Museum, is a most if you like museums!!... It is within a 5 minute walk.
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San José, San José, Costa Rica

This one-of-a-kind wooden house is the essence of tropical living. Surrounded by 4 acres of private property, it is a perfect place to decompress when you first arrive in Costa Rica, or just before you go home. 30 minutes to airport.
The Rancho is the guest house on our property where we live full time in Atenas, Costa Rica. It is a tropical-style building constructed of beautiful tropical hardwoods. It has a central living/dining area, a 2nd floor bedroom w/double bed, a small kitchenette with mini-fridge, a microwave oven, a sink carved from one long piece of wood. The bathroom is unique: 20 ft. long, stone walls and floor, wood structure; the walls are black lava rock from Arenal Volcano, the floors smooth flagstone, there is a stone shower stall, and a bathtub carved out of one tree trunk. Unfortunately the bathtub needs extensive renovation and cannot be used at this time. A toilet, of course; modern plumbing fixtures throughout. It was built out over a little man-made lake, but changing climate patterns have dictated a much smaller water body, only full during the rainy season. The rest has been turned into garden. The property is a birders paradise. We have 4 acres (16,000 sq.m.) with many fruit trees, are surrounded on three sides by coffee farms. This is the real Costa Rica. And this is the perfect tropical getaway for a weekend, or an interlude in between beaches, tropical forests and other activities. The property is in the neighborhood of Alto Lopez, in Barrio San Jose Sur de Atenas, just 4 km or 10 minutes from Atenas centro. The neighborhood is very safe - everyone knows everyone else, and our property is totally secure. NOT a gated community! We are one hour from the central Pacific beach towns of Jaco and Puntarenas, 1.5 hours from Manuel Antonio National Park, 2 hours to Monte Verde Cloud Forest and 30 minutes from San Jose airport. PLEASE NOTE: The building IS NOT CHILD SAFE. I will not allow any child younger than 12 in the building. There are too many places where a child could literally fall out of the building.
Its real Costa Ricans (Tico's/Tica's.) Friendly and honest, the Ticos's consistently come out No. 1 on the World Happiness Quotient. To be expected from a county who's slogan is "pura vida" - pure life. There is a restaurant serving lunch and dinner a five minute walk from our place, and a little convenience store right on our street, 2 minutes away.
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Atenas, Alajuuela, Costa Rica

Stay in the middle of the rainforest with its abundant wildlife, in your own comfortable house. Just minutes from little fishermanvillage of Manzanillo (with small shops and restaurants) and the caribbean sea with its picture perfect beaches
Fascinating jungle experience in the middle of the Caribbean rainforest of Costa Rica! Our distinguished lodge on 16+ acres of private property is situated in the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge, with the beautiful Caribbean sea less then a mile away. You will stay in one of our comfortable, fully equipped houses on stilts. Experience the jungle like never before. Have the monkeys waiting outside your window as you wake up to the sounds of tropical birds singing (more than 100 species counted on our property). There are sloths, nosebears, other mammals, frogs, and so much more… Relax in the Costa Rican rain forest, drinking a good bottle of wine on your jungle porch. Have a massage, walk our private nature tracks or relax at the creek that runs through the property. Go on one of the many excursions we can arrange for you. Visit the picture perfect & quiet Caribbean beaches just a few minutes away! Venture into Cahuita National park or the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge. Enjoy a night out in the bustling beach town of Puerto Viejo (9 miles away). But most of all look forward to waking up in a jungle paradise that seems to have been created especially for you… El Arbol (the tree) is the creation of Jan Hein (designer and creator of the lodge) and Marjolein (counsellor and international marketer) from the Netherlands. We want to offer our guests comfort while at the same time they are being totally immerged in nature. The idea is to offer guests a pure, private and personal experience. We are nature lovers ourselves and we would like to show you and your loved ones nature as it can still be found on this planet. Enjoy nature without compromising on comfort. We believe that the natural beauty in the lay of the land is best left as it is, especially if one of your goals is seeing animals. This theory is proven by the abundant wildlife that visits our 16+ acre property every day. We continue to let nature work her magic. Landscaping is done only around houses and common areas. We have a natural path through our rainforest that we keep clean and accessible; the rest of the jungle remains untouched. Outdoor lighting is romantic but restricted to what is necessary for orientation, safety & security. El Árbol philosophy: Our philosophy is to create a unique and personalized jungle experience in the midst of complete comfort. Feel the mental and physical wellbeing that nature provides. We also place extra emphasis on being eco friendly and globally conscious. You as our guest take part in this process as 5% of your lodging fees will be donated to local charities. The houses are designed with style, the immediate environment, comfort and safety in mind. Our houses are beautifully and interestingly designed. They are built on poles so you have the feeling you you are living and sleeping in the treetops and have round shapes, rich colors and exciting features. Every house has its own jacuzzi from which you can see the jungle and its wildlife. The houses have a fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom, large living room with an extra sleeping sofa/bed, luxury bathroom, safe and all beds have the best orthopedic mattresses with good quality mosquito nets. Because of their design and the protection from the rainforest's canopy, the houses have a comfortable, cool climate. The houses have glass windows to keep insects out, although it would amaze you how many days and nights you will sit outside on your porch without being bothered by any of these little creatures to fully enjoy the sounds of the jungle. The houses are cleaned for you 2 times a week. Its an amazing experience, don't miss it. we hope to may welcome you, if the dates you want to stay are booked at this calendar , please look at our other airbnb listing as we have 2 equal houses for rent :)
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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

This 2 bedroom apartment is offered by the Institute of Oceanology of Costa Rica, a marine conservation NGO. The property is located at Playa Potrero, on the Northern Pacific Coast. The profits are used to fund environment protection projects.
This pretty apartment has 2 bedrooms, one with a King Size bed, the other one with 2 individual beds and direct access to the terrace. Update April 27 2017: air conditioning in both bedrooms. Orthopedic mattresses, TV set with international channels, ceiling fan and natural ventilation in each bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with electric stove, microwave oven, coffee maker and dishwasher. Hot water in the bathroom and kitchen. Second bathroom outside the apartment, by the pool, with shower and toilet. From the terrace you can relax in a hammock and enjoy the view over the pool and the garden. Safe parking space inside the property, WiFi included.
Our place is located in a quiet street, close enough and far enough from the local bars and restaurant. Walking distance to the shops and the beach of Potrero. Distance to grocery stores and restaurants: 500m. Distance to the beach: 900m. Playa Flamingo 2km, Playa Conchal/Brasilito 5 km, Playa Penca 2 km. Distance to Tamarindo: 20 km.
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Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This Villa is a full one-bedroom, with a lovely living room with two walls of glass with views of our tropical garden, and a kitchenette with double hot plate, small refrigerator and microwave. The bedroom has a double bed and has a wall of glass.
We are a small property of nine apartments nestled in a tropical garden overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Our property is secure, peaceful and tranquil, with hiking trails and isolated areas to hang out and sunbathe. When you are ready for more action the center of Escazu with restaurants and shopping is 15 minutes away and if you want to go into San Jose it’s only another 15 minutes or so. The best of both worlds! See more at www.villalemas.com
Our property is located in the most exclusive area of Escazu, which is the most exclusive neighborhood in Costa Rica. Our neighbors are well-known politicians, artists and business-people. While it may be the “Beverly Hills” of Costa Rica we enjoy a very peaceful and tranquil lifestyle with the advantage of being 20 minutes from the city. There are amazing hiking trails, waterfalls and natural pools above our property on Pico Blanco (one of the mountains that towers over Escazu). If you desire a relaxed vacation there are plenty of areas to relax on the property, but if you’re more adventurous there is a wide variety of activity just outside the gates of the property!
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Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

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Feel the beat of San Jose! Industrial Style Studio in the heart of town, six minutes walk to museums, National Theater, and points of interest down town. You will also enjoy typical food restaurants and great coffee shops! The bus terminals are five to ten minute walk, just 25 to 35 minutes from the airport. My place is perfect for back packers, couples, friends traveling together or if you are more of a lonely traveler you will feel safe and comfortable. Self check in is available.
Small Industrial Style studio apartment perfect for a couple of days stay in San Jose or it can also be great if you plan a longer stay. It is in a six floor building that has been in the family for almost fifty years now, it used to be an office complex and for many years it was the home of the offices for a very prestigious international bank. After the bank Left, I decided to change the purpose of the building and remodel it for living purposes, Studio #404 is one of the twelve apartments that make up for the condominium. It is small, very cozy and it has everything you will need for a pleasent stay, it's fully equipped with all the amenities , kitchen, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster, you will find all you need to cook, there is even a screw cork in case you are in a mood for some wine. It has a full size bunk bed and a pull over couch, which can accommodate comfortably an adult or a small child. There is a dinning table which sits three very comfortably. It has access to internet and digital television with a 24 " TV, you can count with hot water and a very nice and comfortable shower with body gel and shampoo. The apartment is Located on the fourth floor, on the Street side of the building, and there is an elevator.
The place is located close to down town hotels, parks and museums, it is in the heart of San Jose Down town. Although San José has a population of less than three hundred thousand it is a hop all provinces and more than one million people come and go everyday, in consequence it is a very busy and crowded city during the day and lonely at night. The studio is in the fourth floor of the building to the side of the street, it can get noisy in certain hours of the day, but it is quiet at night. Like any city that you are getting to know you should never be over confident.
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San José, San José, Costa Rica

This large, vaulted-ceilinged Villa is surrounded by glass on three sides and enjoys magnificent views of Cerro Pico Blanco, the nature reserve and the rainforest. It has a king bed and waking up is like being perched in the middle of the mountains.
We are a small property of nine apartments nestled in a tropical garden overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Our property is secure, peaceful and tranquil, with hiking trails and isolated areas to hang out and sunbathe. When you are ready for more action the center of Escazu with restaurants and shopping is 15 minutes away and if you want to go into San Jose it’s only another 15 minutes or so. The best of both worlds! See (email hidden)
Our property is located in the most exclusive area of Escazu, which is the most exclusive neighborhood in Costa Rica. Our neighbors are well-known politicians, artists and business-people. While it may be the “Beverly Hills” of Costa Rica we enjoy a very peaceful and tranquil lifestyle with the advantage of being 20 minutes from the city. There are amazing hiking trails, waterfalls and natural pools above our property on Pico Blanco (one of the mountains that towers over Escazu). If you desire a relaxed vacation there are plenty of areas to relax on the property, but if you’re more adventurous there is a wide variety of activity just outside the gates of the property!
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Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

Villa Buena Vista
208 reviews
Super magical & unique tree house based on sacred geometry located on an active organic farm. It's truly in the trees, not on stilts. It's composed of 4 rustic open air structures: the Awarenest - a separate epic 360 view deck 9m (30ft) high, the Bedroom Pod - with hanging bed, desk, northern view of the mountains and half bath with suspended bridge to full Kitchen Pod both at 4.5m (15ft) high and lastly a separate bathroom/shower pod at 3m (12ft). Basically a jungle farm wildlife adventure.
The main initial structure, the bedroom is actually suspended by cables between 5 strong Melina trees. The sacred geometry shape is an Icosahedron, one of the 5 platonic solids. It’s composed of 20 equilateral triangles that join at 12 vertices roughly making a spherical shape. The bedroom has a queen bed with canopy mosquito net, a built in desk, a small sink (with running water) and mirror and small porch. Just outside the bedroom is a half bathroom with flushing toilet. The kitchen, connected to the bedroom by a bridge has a full size sink, half size frig, toaster oven, 1 burner gas stove, plenty of counter space and built in couch/bench that can sleep a 3rd person, but it's narrow and not very comfortable for sleeping (which is why it's a 2 person listing). The bathroom in a separate tree, has flushing toilet and shower with 2 heads, one is cold only and one has hot and cold. Plenty of privacy but open air with a view. It has a ladder access. The view deck, called the Awarenest is about 30' up with quite an amazing view. It's accessible by a series of ladders, so not for the faint of heart. It's a great spot for yoga, meditation or just relaxing on top of the world. It's in the tallest, highest tree in the area. I say highest because it's also at the top of a little hill. It's truely one of a kind.
It’s 15 min drive to the Montezuma beach and about 25 min drive to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa Beaches. It’s nicely settled in the hills between them. Also about 15 minutes from Cobano, the largest town in the area for supplies, etc. Those times change based on road conditions. It’s not actually very far, but you wont’ be driving super fast. There’s a wonderful authentic Italian restaurant located close by, in the middle of no where. Their pizza is amazing and cooked in a wood fired home made earth oven, hence the restaurants name, Tierra Y Fuego (earth and fire). They are only open Thursday-Sunday and closed for most of Sept/Oct.
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Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Sacred Geome-Tree House
140 reviews
This newly remodeled 2 bedroom 2 bathroom suite with 2 king size beds there is A/C in each bedroom and flat screen TV , as well as TV in the living room,cable TV and wireless high speed internet . washer and dryer ,The kitchen is fully stocked . please remember 4 people Maximum including kids and infants !!!!!!!!
The place is very quite , beautiful landscape perfect for relax and romantic vacation only 20 minutes walk from the best jaco beach (south ) I will provide 2 bicycles , that will take you to the beach in 5 minutes Very safe and secure !!!
perfect place to relax , enjoy the best of costa rica
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Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Rustic private beach home in front of the most famous beach home in the surf town of Playa Hermosa, where world championships have been hosted. Enjoy waking up to the sound of ocean waves & macaws with a private pool overlooking the ocean. Our front fence gate opens to the beach. Sand & waves are at your footsteps. Walk right to the laid back beach front restaurants, bars and surf shops or head left to the desolate beaches of the Playa Hermosa - Punta Mala Wildlife National Refuge. Surf heaven!
This beachfront private beach home lies right in front of the Pacific Ocean in a corner property next to the main highway. It consists of two homes, one for your exclusive use. Your 2-story rustic wood getaway has 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Upstairs it features a lounge area with a hammock & rocking chairs, a bathroom, 2 bedrooms with queen beds, each to accomodate 2 guests plus a bedroom with 3 single beds. Downstairs is a kitchen, a living/eating area facing the pool & ocean, a common bathroom, a room with a private bathroom & queen bed plus another bedroom with 2 single beds. The house is ideal for 3 couples & 5 individuals or groups ranging from 8 to 11 people. The kitchen includes a fridge, a gas stove, microwave, dishes, glasses, coffee maker, blender, small counter top oven, pots & pans plus cooking utensils. Sheets, towels, soap & shampoo are provided. Bring your beach towels, mosquito repellent & most importantly, a bathing suit & sunblock. There is an onsite person that guards & maintains the property. The swimming pool lies in between the house & the beach. It's a perfect spot for the most beautiful sunsets & surf shows. There is an outdoor shower area in between plantain trees overlooking the ocean. A rustic BBQ is also available. Wifi is available as well as fans in every bedroom and living /lounge areas. A very large deck with a large custom wood dining table, rocking chairs, sofa & hammocks is available when the owners are not present in the next door house. Secure parking is available inside the property for 4 cars. Playa Hermosa is a quiet beach town known worldwide for its surfing - it hosted the world surf championships a few years back. Saturday afternoons surfers & surf fans fight for parking to witness world-class surfing at the weekly surf competitions, viewed from the privacy of your beach home. The property is located at the end of the town & the beginning of a natural reserve that preserves sea turtle nestling. It abuts the main highway known as La Costanera to the east, the Backyard hotel to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west & an open cattle field to the south. Small restaurants, surf & a few small shops are located within walking distance. Due to the town's proximity to virgin rainforest, you will likely see Scarlet macaws on a daily basis. Iguanas roam freely all over the property. Our country is notorious for bad roads & bad signage. For most flexibility, we recommend you hire a 4x4 with low mileage and either bring or rent a GPS. Waze is very handy! If you plan to party at night in Jaco, taxis can easily be hired for pick up and will be available in town for drop off. Always be careful with your belongings, as it is the case with all of Latin America. Bring your own surfboard, rent or take surf lessons in town but be mindful of the extremely strong ocean currents. A yoga center is less than 1 km away. Local tours include bungee jumping in Jaco, sport fishing in Los Suenos Golf Resort & Marina, horseback riding through jungle trails or along the beach, hikes to waterfalls, kayaking, biking, ATV rides, canopy ziplining & whitewater rafting. On site massages can be arranged too. Other day trips include Tortuga Island, Carara National Park & Manuel Antonio National Park visits. The property ia located 1.5 hrs away from San Jose & 5 min from the bustling tiwb of Jaci, where you wilk dknd ATMs, nightlife, restaurants, supermarkets, souvenir skhops & all sorts of retail. Please note there is no air conditioning or hot water.
Playa Hermosa is a quiet beach town known worldwide for its surfing, especially after hosting the world surf championship a few years back. Saturday afternoons many surfers and surf fans fight for parking spots to witness world-class surfing at the Saturday afternoon weekly surf meets hosted by the next-door Backyard Hotel. The property is located right at the end of the town at the beginning of natural reserve to help preserve sea turtle nestling. It abuts the main highway known as La Costanera to the east, the Backyard hotel to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west and an open cattle field to the south. Small restaurants, surf shops and other retail is located within walking distance. A yoga center is less than 1 km away. Surf lessons, Zipline booking, horseback riding and other activities can be also booked in town. Due to the town's location proximity to virgin rainforest, you will likely see Scalet macaws on a daily basis. Iguanas roam around the trees, roof and all over the property.
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Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Sharing the treetops with monkeys, birds & iguanas, this light, airy, 2nd floor apartment is just 50 meters from the beach, right in the heart of Sámara. Great nature views and sounds of the ocean throughout. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, WiFi.
Poised on a back road that ends at the beach and is shared by the local language school and other lodging units, this unique and spacious apartment (75m2) with its vaulted ceiling is shaded by mango, papaya, plantain, and cashew tres. Our fully furnished apartment has two bedrooms, one bath, and an open-plan living room and kitchen with a tiled breakfast bar, and WiFi. Netflix works perfectly in Costa Rica, we suggest bringing your account info to be able to connect on your devices when you wish. The master bedroom has a double bed while the second has two single beds sleeping a total of four comfortably, perfect for a family, two couples or traveling friends. Both rooms have bedside tables, lamps, closets and ceiling fans. Our unique furniture is handmade by local woodworkers using recycled tropical woods and driftwood. The kitchen has a convection toaster-oven, 4-burner stovetop, blender, electric water heater and Costa Rican coffee-drip, and seating for 5 at the breakfast bar. In the interest of full disclosure, as with any rentals in the heart of Sámara, the bar-restaurants can be noisy at night (mostly on weekends), and there is a new bar-restaurant diagonally behind us that has live music on Wednesdays. The early morning roosters, dogs and howler monkeys present all over Sámara can also be a noise factor! To that end we have two loud floor fans that work great for drowning out outside noise, and recommend bringing earplugs. If you are sensitve to noise or a light sleeper, we recommend looking for a rental further out of town. We do not have AC at the apartment, so check average temperatures for your dates if you are not used to the tropical heat.
I love that we are so close to the beach, you don't even need to put your flipflops on, and that there is so much nature and wildlife around us. Also, being right near the language school is a plus, as guests can use the facilities and take part in activities like yoga and dance, and feel like they are part of a community if they want to. Also, absolutely everything is within very short walking distance (no more than a few blocks)!
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Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Blue's 1.5 acre property sits on a mountain, surrounded by tropical forest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Up to ten guests may enjoy this beautiful and private estate with all amenities and only 15 minutes from Tamarindo.
Casa Blue's 1.5 acre property sits on a mountain, surrounded by tropical forest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It offers 5 bedrooms with 5.5 bathrooms. This is one of the last arquitectural jewels of the late Steve Adams (San Diego, CA) and it encloses what was most important for the creative genious: a house that is designed from the outside, in. The main house is painted in a soft pale blue, given the property its name and is reminiscent of the owner's trips to the South of France. The gate opens into an outdoor patio with a fountain and a BBQ area, the whole detailed in grey stone and giving the house a very exotic yet cozy atmosphere. The ample entrance hallway is framed in glass, allowing the sun to shower the house all day long, and immersing the guests in the fabulous landscape from the minute they step in. This main house contains the Master Bedroom, which is an ample room in a private wing, with a terrace, an office space, a walk-in closet, a bathtub and both an indoor and an outdoor shower. The two other guest bedrooms have access to terraces with hammocks, and both enjoy magnificent ocean views. An exterior stairway leads into an upper deck, suitable for yoga practice, massage sessions or just cocktail drinking at sunset time. The living area encompasses the kitchen, the dining and the living room, creating a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Bi-folding glass doors blend this area with the pool and the deck, bringing the outdoors in and making it just the ideal spot to chill. The spacious TV room with a DVD player, a book library and a comfortable couch may be separated from the rest of the house by a sliding door, thus creating a quiet place to watch a movie or the perfect game room for adults and children alike. Beautifully kept garden walkways lead to the other buildings of the house: a caretakers quarters and the two guest bungalows set in forest. These are ancient Thai buildings, all made out of wood and imported by the owner to recreate the zen energy of old Asian cultures. Both bungalows are ancrered in wood platforms thus giving the impression of being tree houses, overlooking the ocean and surrounded by green foliage all year round.
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Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Blue, Tamarindo area
66 reviews
Our Paradise Condo is One of Jaco Beach's Most affordable and Fashionable two-bedroom Condos that can accommodate up to five guests. it is one of the best situated two bedroom residences within the Condominio Paradiso Community.
This is one of the best-situated two-bedroom residences within the Condominio Paradiso community, as it is adjacent to a lovely garden and close to the two pools and whirlpool. Despite the proximity to the pools and whirlpool, the condo is quiet and relaxing. The condo is equipped with A/C, two flat screen TVs, Internet, full kitchen, and lovely furnishings. The Condominio Paradiso community is in a tremendous location, just one block to the beach and a few steps from fantastic restaurants and shops. It is a gated community that has 24/7 guard service. Located on the main road in Jacó, Calle Pas Diaz, but set back behind the front gate, Paradiso is a safe, secure, lovely, and very well-maintained community. The condo is equipped with A/C, two flat screen TVs, Internet, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and lovely furnishings throughout.
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Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Beautifully designed open air home just steps from the beach.
Casa Troya reflects the typical home design of the Osa Peninsula with its half-height walls and natural, local building materials. It has a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom downstairs and a loft partitioned into two bedrooms upstairs. The overall aesthetic of this home evokes a sense of movement as the lines of the structure resemble a wave, ship or an animal, depending on one's perspective. The house is situated just 50 meters from the beach offering views of the water and a nice ocean breeze. Casa Troya offers a comfortable and inspired place to spend your vacation. Internet is not available at the house, however, is available in a different structure on the property that is about a 2 minute walk from the house.
Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation. The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than (phone number hidden) vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.
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Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Rustic Surf House in the heart of Playa Tamarindo. Two minutes walking distance to everything from beach to banks and night life. Big house for singles or couples. Queen bed.
Kitchen and lounge are in the patio with monkeys view (area 40sqm) The inside (area 60sqm) has a queen size bedroom with A/C, big bathroom with hot water shower and bathtub, living room with ceiling fan. Safe box.
Walking distance to everything from beach to banks and night life. From the house you can see parrots, green iguana, howler monkeys, humming birds and more.
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Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Our home is one of the top-rated in Costa Rica. Guests enjoy splendid views and privacy yet are close to many attractions and amenities. Experience an "authentic" Tico experience in a picturesque and friendly village just 7 km from Arenal Volcano.
Our 'Castle in The Clouds' is just seven km from Volcano Arenal, perched 700m above sea-level overlooking the volcano, rainforest, pastures and Lake Arenal. Wake to the sound of howler monkeys, toucans and parrots and enjoy your first cup of locally-grown coffee on our enormous 25 sq. m. covered deck. At night, watch the lava flows or count the stars overhead. Our home features a splash pool to cool off after a busy day of eco-adventuring. You can walk to many attractions in the village, including several quaint local restaurants. The home features casual dining indoor or out, hot water throughout, and stunning views from every room. It is completely equipped with a full-sized fridge with ice-maker, gas stove, microwave and blender and includes twice-weekly cleaning service (more often optional on request). An optional personal laundry service is also available. Active or passive, this is the perfect home base for your Arenal vacation! In the last few months, we've been busy landscaping our property. We now feature a paved driveway, a separate covered Gazebo (perfect for al fresco dining) and the yard has been completely enclosed with a custom-made 5' stone and wrought-iron fence. You'll enjoy our garden paradise yard featuring a variety of local and tropical plants designed to maximize your Costa Rica experience. Now-Book Local Tours and Attractions: Tomas and Hannah, owners of La Gavilana (www.facebook.com/lagavilanaherbsandart), our on-site hosts can now book many local tours and attractions for you on your arrival, saving you the hassle of running around. From zip-line tours, hot springs, spas and volcano hikes to a horseback ride to a real eco-farm or a two day hike through pristine rainforest, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like, but you'll never run out of things to do in the area. Just ask Tomas when you arrive and he'll be happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.
El Castillo is an authentic Tico village. The horses and cattle will pass your door each day. The locals are very friendly and will happily stop and chat. There are a couple of small groceries in the village and several restaurants, but walk up the mountain road a bit and you will be in the jungle with spectacular views in all directions.
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El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Relaxed, Quiet and Peaceful. The casita is perfect for people who want to be at peace and in harmony with nature. It is very comfortable and cozy at the same time. It is a short drive to many beautiful beaches and a bustling town of Nosara.
Relaxed, Quiet and Peaceful Yogic Forest Casita The casita is perfect for people who really want to be at peace in the jungle but comfortable at the same time. The casita offers a fully equipped kitchen and internet. It has a queen size bed and a single bed. It has a dinning table, shelves and a closet to hang your clothes. The casita also has an outside deck, which is facing the jungle, and is perfect for relaxation and yoga practice. There is access to massage, yoga classes and other therapeutic sessions. You can take yoga classes twice a day at the nearby yoga retreat, which is a 10 minute walk away. There is horse back riding at the nearby beach which can be organized for you. If you would like to make a campfire, it is also a possibility. The land is really big, 20 acres property, with paths that you can explore. We have two adorable cats and two friendly dogs living on the property. The big communal yoga platform is available throughout the day. Please note that we have a dry season during the months of January - April, so that there is less vegetation in the whole area of Guanacaste. During the months of June - November it is a rainy season, so that the nature is more lush. Although it is in a secluded area, you can take a hike through the jungle to a beautiful beach that is a 30-40 minute walk. It's a 7 minute drive to the peaceful fishermen's beaches of San Juanillo. Stunning and powerful black sand beach is about 5 min drive away. The yoga and surf mecca Nosara is 30-40 minutes away by car. You can find a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, yoga and surfing classes in Nosara. The nearby village San Juanillo also offers a couple of very good restaurants that are catering to the tourists. Halfway between San Juanillo and Nosara there is the small village of Ostional which is perfect for turtle watching. House rules - please keep music down, no alcohol, no meat (vegetarian food only) preferably no tobacco on the land.
We are located a 7 minute drive away from a fishermen's village San Juanillo, which features some stunning beaches, as well as a couple of nice restaurants. We are a 30-40 minute drive away from Nosara, which is a yoga and surf mecca. You can find a variety of restaurants, shops and bars in Nosara.
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Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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