Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica Accommodations

Accommodations in Aguas Zarcas

Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceThe Colibri ( Hummingbird) Casita is one of 3 charming cottages at our Bio Thermales Hot Springs natural resort organically integrated into our 35 acre rainforest preserve with 12 natural hot and cool springs pools in the north-central Costa Rican heartland. Guests enjoy free 24 hour access to the hot and cool springs pools and rainforest trails. 45 minute drive from Fortuna/Volcano Arenal; 3 hour drive from SJO airport, 4 hour drive from Liberia airport. We are three hours north of San Jose (airport), 45 minutes east of Fortuna and Volcano Arenal. Please email us before booking if we are your first and/or last destination in Costa Rica. Our hot springs are ancient “deep Earth” sources that bubble up through the rainforest floor, bringing 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. Guests enjoy 24 hour access to the hot springs, swimming pools and rainforest trails. Please note that we do not charge extra for children under 18 years old. Colibri Casita features (see floor-plan for all details): • Air-conditioning (but you probably won't need it) • All onsite hot springs and recreation activities included • Master bedroom with handcrafted four poster Queen sized bed with orthopedic mattress and hypoallergenic bedding • Second bedroom with Queen sized bed with orthopedic mattress and hypoallergenic bedding and a Twin-sized bed with hypoallergenic bedding • Hand-crafted rustic furniture from naturally harvested trees on the land • Complete kitchen with stove, refrigerator, micro-wave, coffee maker, electric skillet and kitchenware. • Tiled bathroom with real hot-water heater • Balcony in back, accessible by sliding glass doors from each bedroom overlooking the rainforest • Maid service every 3 days included • Laundry service at $5 per load • Short walk to rainforest and hot springs pools • No telephone or television • Hosts Kathy and Bernie live onsite • Languages: English, Spanish, German, limited French Note on wifi -- we are currently working on a system to establish wifi connection with the casita, but at this time wifi is available only at our reception area. If internet access is very important to your work, the best option is to bring a laptop/device with a USB port and purchase a 3G stick at SJO airport for about $50, no contract required. Remote locations in Costa Rica usually have spotty or no wifi and and are weather dependent. 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 Thermal Pool in meadow is 90°F/31°C mineral water flowing from the thermal creek • 2 Cool Spring Water swimming pools (all natural, continuous water flow) from forest spring • 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 in their natural habitats We are happy to help guests arrange activities through trustworthy tour guides and companies. 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. You may see our other listings on Airbnb at: Tree House: "Rainforest Tree House with Hot Springs" airbnb.com/rooms/50435 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/(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Food/Meals: The casita 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, we can call a taxi or synchronize a food shopping trip when we go to town for errands. Driving from SJO airport: We highly 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 or mid-day, you can drive here directly from the airport. Otherwise, it is safer to book a room near the airport on your first night or we can help you arrange a private professional driver. Last night in Costa Rica: To drive directly to the SJO airport on the same day as your departing flight, you will need an afternoon or evening departing flight. For early morning departing flights, it is necessary to stay your last night near the airport. Please email us before booking if we are your first and/or last destination in Costa Rica. Five of our 9 organic form hot springs pools of various temperatures are located in the rainforest, and 4 hot springs pools as well as 2 cool natural spring swimming pools, are located in a meadow, surrounded by rainforest. Casita guests enjoy 24 hour hot springs pools and 35 acres of rainforest access at no charge. We enjoy interacting with our guests and making suggestions for and even help book activities in the area, as well as options for transportation. For personal interaction, we take our cues from our guests -- if they prefer privacy, we respect that; if they enjoy interaction, we are open to interaction and have met many delightful new friends in this way. If we are away, our Costa Rican manager, Johan, moves into our house with his lovely wife and baby daughter, so there is always a manager onsite. 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.We are off the beaten tourist track, in a rural community of rainforest, dairy farms and orchards, yet only a 45 minute drive to 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. Public bus transport is available to nearby locations but not directly to us (the remainder of the journey being easily arranged from Aguas Zarcas by taxi). Public bus transport should be undertaken only by those experienced in public transport in Central America, preferably with backpacks and who speak Spanish. Private shuttles and private drivers are available, in addition to private rental car delivery to the guest's lodging and a special package for our guests, which includes a free cell phone for use in Costa Rica, discounted rates and a 100% guarantee that the quote will be complete and honest (no hidden fees). Day visitors and groups are permitted entrance to use the hot springs and cool springs pools from 9 am to 6 pm. There are usually more day visitors on weekends, especially Sundays, and we recommend booking week days for more tranquility and privacy. If guests book a longer reservation that includes a Sunday, we recommend planning a day tour in the many nearby activities on Sundays. Day visitors must leave by 6 pm, and only casita and Tree House guests may use the pools after 6 pm and enjoy unlimited access to the pools, with the exception of no nighttime use of the forest pools, and cleaning schedule as noted above. We recommend either ordering a catered dinner for your first evening and/or next morning breakfast, or buying and bringing groceries to cook because we are 4 km from the main paved road and driving after dark is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. Also, most guests prefer to settle in upon arrival and not to have to get back in the car and drive out to dinner. We provide a Catering Menu to each guest once reserved, but the caterer requires advance notice of selected meals and TIMES guests would like meals delivered. We do not have a liquor license and guests must bring their own beer/wine/rum etc. The tap water is safe to drink, and we sell soft drinks, fruit juices, and other non-alcohol beverages, snacks and ice cream. Guest AccessFive of our 9 organic form hot springs pools of various temperatures are located in the rainforest, and 4 hot springs pools as well as 2 cool natural spring swimming pools, are located in a meadow, surrounded by rainforest. Casita guests enjoy 24 hour hot springs pools and 35 acres of rainforest access at no charge. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy interacting with our guests and making suggestions for and even help book activities in the area, as well as options for transportation. For personal interaction, we take our cues from our guests -- if they prefer privacy, we respect that; if they enjoy interaction, we are open to interaction and have met many delightful new friends in this way. If we are away, our Costa Rican manager, Johan, moves into our house with his lovely wife and baby daughter, so there is always a manager onsite. The NeighborhoodWe 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.We are off the beaten tourist track, in a rural community of rainforest, dairy farms and orchards, yet only a 45 minute drive to 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. Getting AroundPublic bus transport is available to nearby locations but not directly to us (the remainder of the journey being easily arranged from Aguas Zarcas by taxi). Public bus transport should be undertaken only by those experienced in public transport in Central America, preferably with backpacks and who speak Spanish. Private shuttles and private drivers are available, in addition to private rental car delivery to the guest's lodging and a special package for our guests, which includes a free cell phone for use in Costa Rica, discounted rates and a 100% guarantee that the quote will be complete and honest (no hidden fees). Other Things to NoteDay visitors and groups are permitted entrance to use the hot springs and cool springs pools from 9 am to 6 pm. There are usually more day visitors on weekends, especially Sundays, and we recommend booking week days for more tranquility and privacy. If guests book a longer reservation that includes a Sunday, we recommend planning a day tour in the many nearby activities on Sundays. Day visitors must leave by 6 pm, and only casita and Tree House guests may use the pools after 6 pm and enjoy unlimited access to the pools, with the exception of no nighttime use of the forest pools, and cleaning schedule as noted above. We recommend either ordering a catered dinner for your first evening and/or next morning breakfast, or buying and bringing groceries to cook because we are 4 km from the main paved road and driving after dark is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. Also, most guests prefer to settle in upon arrival and not to have to get back in the car and drive out to dinner. We provide a Catering Menu to each guest once reserved, but the caterer requires advance notice of selected meals and TIMES guests would like meals delivered. We do not have a liquor license and guests must bring their own beer/wine/rum etc. The tap water is safe to drink, and we sell soft drinks, fruit juices, and other non-alcohol beverages, snacks and ice cream.
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceWe are three hours north of San Jose (airport), 45 minutes east of Fortuna and 1 hour from Volcano Arenal, and the many activities there and nearby. Please message us before booking if we will be either your first or last destination in Costa Rica to before booking if you wish to drive directly from the airport to us, so we can determine if this is safe and feasible. All roads from the SJO airport pass through cloud forests, which can be foggy even in the day, causing poor visibility on narrow, curving mountain roads, especially after sunset 5:30 and night driving is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. 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 cannot guarantee our usual tranquil conditions on Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm. Our hot springs are ancient “deep Earth” sources that bubble up through the rainforest floor, bringing 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. Tucano Casita features (see floor-plan for all details): • Air-conditioning (but you probably won't need it) • All onsite hot springs and recreation activities included • Queen sized bed with orthopedic mattress and hypoallergenic bedding • Twin-sized bed/settee with thick foam mattress and hypoallergenic bedding • Hand-crafted rustic furniture from naturally harvested trees on the land • Kitchen with refrigerator, micro-wave, coffee maker, electric skillet and basic kitchenware • Tiled bathroom with real hot-water heater • Porch with handmade rocking chair, swing, hammock • 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 • Hosts Kathy and Bernie live onsite • Languages: English, Spanish, German, limited French Note on wifi -- we are currently working on a system to establish wifi connection with the casita, but at this time wifi is available only to the Tree House or at our reception area. If internet access is very important to your work, the best option is to bring a smart phone with internet capabilities for which you can buy a 3G Costa Rican SIM card to work with the Costa Rican system. Remote locations in Costa Rica usually have spotty or no wifi and weather dependent. 4G works only in the San Jose metro area. 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° - 104°F (31° - 42°C) • Grotto Pools in meadow flow from the 104°F/42°C source pool onward into two larger and progressively cooler pools which are handicap-accessible and suitable for small children. • Cool Thermal Pool in meadow is 90°F/31°C mineral water flowing from the thermal creek • 2 Cold Spring Water swimming pools (all natural, continuous water flow) from a forest spring. Both cool spring pools have water slides. • 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, even a jaguarundi if you are lucky and quiet. 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 from La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Catarata del Toro or Volcano Poas National Park. We are happy to help guests arrange activities through trustworthy tour guides and companies. 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. You may see our other listings on Airbnb at: Mariposa Casita (Butterfly Casita) is listed as "Rainforest Casita2 with Hot Springs" www.airbnb.com/rooms/51518 Colibri Casita (Hummingbird Casita) is listed as "Rainforest Casita3 with Hot Springs" www.airbnb.com/rooms/896911 (add a 1 to the beginning because otherwise the automated Airbnb system will interpret the listing page number as a phone number and hide it) Tree House: "Rainforest Tree House with Hot Springs" airbnb.com/rooms/50435 Tree House2: "Rainforest Tree House2 with Hot Springs" airbnb.com/rooms/(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (add a 1 to the beginning because otherwise the automated Airbnb system will interpret the listing page number as a phone number and hide it) Tucano Casita (Toucan Casita) is listed as "Rainforest Casita with Hot Springs": airbnb.com/rooms/30358 Food/Meals: The casita 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, we can call a taxi or 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/(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)synchronize a food shopping trip when we go to town for errands. Driving from SJO airport: We highly 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 or mid-day, you can drive here directly from the airport. Otherwise, it is safer to book a room near the airport on your first night or we can help you arrange a private professional driver. Last night in Costa Rica: To drive directly to the SjO airport on the same day as your departing flight, you will need an afternoon or evening departing flight. For early morning departing flights, it is necessary to stay your last night near the airport. Guest AccessGuests 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 and the upper hot springs pools are usually ready for use by 7, and one hot spring will always be available. Many factors may affect cleaning scheduling, including weather. We do not charge for children 17 and under. Five of our 10 organic-form hot springs pools and a large medium temperature hot spring pool are located in the rainforest (access during daylight hours only for guests' safety), and 5 hot springs pools as well as 2 cool natural spring swimming pools with water slides, are located in a meadow, surrounded by rainforest (unlimited access because there are lights and low risk of encounters with wildlife). One shallow hot spring pool of moderate temperature also has a water slide for young children. The pools are cleaned daily from 7 am to 8 am, starting with the highest rainforest pools (which fill rapidly and will be available at 7:45 am). Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy interacting with our guests and making suggestions for and even help book activities in the area, as well as options for transportation. For personal interaction, we take our cues from our guests -- if they prefer privacy, we respect that; if they enjoy interaction, we are open to interaction and have met many delightful new friends in this way. The NeighborhoodWe are out in a non-touristy rural area of family farms, orchards and rainforest, off the beaten tourist track. Guests should expect a natural environment, integrated into the rainforest. 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. Getting AroundPublic bus transport is available to nearby locations but not directly to us (the remainder of the journey being easily arranged from Aguas Zarcas by taxi). Public bus transport should be undertaken only by those experienced in public transport in Central America, preferably with backpacks and who speak Spanish. Private shuttles and private drivers are available, in addition to private rental car delivery to the guest's lodging and a special package for our guests, which includes a free cell phone for use in Costa Rica, discounted rates and a 100% guarantee that the quote will be complete and honest (no hidden fees). Other Things to NoteDay visitors and groups are permitted entrance to use the hot springs and cool springs pools from 9 am to 6 pm. There are usually more day visitors on weekends, especially Sundays, and we recommend booking week days for more tranquility and privacy. If guests book a longer reservation that includes a Sunday, we recommend planning a day tour in the many nearby activities on Sundays. Day visitors must leave by 6 pm, and only casita and Tree House guests may use the pools after 6 pm and enjoy unlimited access to the pools, with the exception of no nighttime use of the forest pools, and cleaning schedule as noted above. We recommend either ordering a catered dinner for your first evening and/or next morning breakfast, or buying and bringing groceries to cook because we are 4 km from the main paved road and driving after dark is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. Also, most guests prefer to settle in upon arrival and not to have to get back in the car and drive out to dinner. We provide a Catering Menu to each guest once reserved, but the caterer requires advance notice of selected meals and TIMES guests would like meals delivered. We do not have a liquor license and guests must bring their own beer/wine/rum etc. The tap water is safe to drink, and we sell soft drinks, fruit juices, and other non-alcohol beverages, snacks and ice cream.
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceThe Mariposa (Butterfly Casita) 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. Great for couples, solo adventurers, and families. The Mariposa Casita is one of three charming cottages and two Tree Houses on the grounds of our Bio Thermales Hot Springs natural resort organically integrated into our 35 acre rainforest preserve with natural hot and cool springs pools in the north-central Costa Rican heartland of rural farms and orchards near Aguas Zarcas and San Carlos (Quesada). This is authentic Costa Rica: clean, comfortable and close to nature. Three hours north of San Jose (airport), 45 minutes east of Fortuna and Volcano Arenal. The Mariposa Casita is wheelchair accessible. Our hot springs are ancient “deep Earth” sources that bubble up through the rainforest floor, bringing mineral-rich waters that have been in the Earth for at least 10,000 years. Our non-volcanic and slightly acidic waters are rich in calcium and magnesium, low in sulfur. Four of our 8 organic form hot springs pools are located in the rainforest, and 4 hot springs pools as well as a large cool spring swimming pool are located in a meadow, surrounded by rainforest and one cool fresh spring pool in the rainforest (see below for more information). Casita guests enjoy 24 hour hot springs pools and 35 acres of rainforest access at no charge. 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/896911 (add a 1 in front of the page number or Airbnb's automated system will interpret it as a phone number and hide it) Tree House: "Rainforest Tree House with Hot Springs" airbnb.com/rooms/50435 Tree House2: "Rainforest Tree House2 with Hot Springs" airbnb.com/rooms/058436 (add a 13 in front of the page number or Airbnb's automated system will interpret it as a phone number and hide it) You can check availability of each accommodation by clicking on the "Calendar" tab above the main photo on each listing. Mariposa Casita features (see floor-plan for all details): Note on WiFi -- a local agency has set up a fiber optic WiFi system that is wonderful when it works but sometimes the system fails for a day or part of a day. The agency is working to make the system stable, but we cannot guarantee internet connection 24 hours/day. If constant internet access is very important to your work, please take this into consideration. Sometimes Android hot spots will work -- but the reason the agency installed the fiber optic system is because our community took them to court for creating a situation wherein many rural areas of Costa Rica have unstable WiFi signal and no options to consistently resolve the problem, which is also heavily affected by rain or even distant turbulent weather. • Wheelchair and special needs accessible • Mariposa Casita is 25% larger than the Tucano Casita (also at Bio Thermales) • Air-conditioning (but you probably won't need it) • Queen sized bed with orthopedic mattress and hypoallergenic bedding • 2 Twin-sized bed/settee with thick foam mattress and hypoallergenic bedding • Hand-crafted rustic furniture from naturally harvested trees on the land • Kitchen with refrigerator, micro-wave, coffee maker, electric skillet and basic kitchenware • Tiled bathroom with real hot-water heater • Porch with handmade table, swing, hammock • Maid service every 3 days included • Laundry service at extra charge per load • Short walk to rainforest and hot springs pools • All onsite hot springs and recreation activities included • No telephone or television • Hosts Kathy and Bernie live onsite • Languages: English, Spanish, German • Casita indoors square footage = 435 sq ft, with roofed porch = 615 sq ft One-time/visit $10 cleaning fee. Ongoing housekeeping service after that is 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° - 103°F (31° - 40°C) • Grotto Pools in meadow flow from the 104°F/42°C source pool (naciente) onward into two larger and progressively cooler pools which are handicap-accessible and suitable for small children • Cool Thermal Pool in meadow is 90°F/31°C mineral water flowing from the thermal creek • 2 Freshwater Cool Spring swimming pools with water slides (all natural, continuous water flow) • 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, colorful tree frogs, birds, butterflies, even a jaguarondi if you are lucky and quiet 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 east to Volcano Poas National park or 1.5 hour drive west to the less trodden cloud forest of the Eternal Rainforest of the Children with wonderful bird watching, including the Resplendent Quetzal. 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 have the opportunity to experience warm and friendly Tico culture. Bio Thermales is generally not crowded, however, except on major holidays. Food/Meals: The casita 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, we can call a taxi or synchronize a food shopping trip when we go to town for errands. Driving from SJO airport: 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 at night, creating hazardous visibility conditions. Finding our countryside location will also be far easier if you arrive the first time before sunset. If your plane lands in the morning or mid-day, you can drive here directly from the airport. Otherwise, it is safer to book a room near the airport on your first night. Last night in Costa Rica: Staying near the airport on the night before a departing flight is prudent – in case traffic, road or weather conditions cause unexpected delays -- unless you have an afternoon or evening departing flight. Please email us before booking if we are your first and/or last destination in Costa Rica. Five of our 10 organic-form hot springs pools and a large medium temperature hot spring pool are located in the rainforest (access during daylight hours only for guests' safety), and 5 hot springs pools as well as 2 cool natural spring swimming pools with water slides, are located in a meadow, surrounded by rainforest (unlimited access because there are lights and low risk of encounters with wildlife). One shallow hot spring pool of moderate temperature also has a water slide for young children. The pools are cleaned daily from 7 am to 8 am, starting with the highest rainforest pools (which fill rapidly and will be available at 7:45 am). We enjoy interacting with our guests and making suggestions for and even help book activities in the area, as well as options for transportation. For personal interaction, we take our cues from our guests -- if they prefer privacy, we respect that; if they enjoy interaction, we are open to interaction and have met many delightful new friends in this way. 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. Public bus transport is available to nearby locations but not directly to us (the remainder of the journey being easily arranged from Aguas Zarcas by taxi). Public bus transport should be undertaken only by those experienced in public transport in Central America, preferably with backpacks and who speak Spanish. Private shuttles and private drivers are available, in addition to private rental car delivery to the guest's lodging and a special package for our guests, which includes a free cell phone for use in Costa Rica, discounted rates and a 100% guarantee that the quote will be complete and honest (no hidden fees). Day visitors and groups are permitted entrance to use the hot springs and cool springs pools from 9 am to 6 pm. There are usually more day visitors on weekends, especially Sundays, and we recommend booking week days for more tranquility and privacy. If guests book a longer reservation that includes a Sunday, we recommend planning a day tour in the many nearby activities on Sundays. Day visitors must leave by 6 pm, and only casita and Tree House guests may use the pools after 6 pm and enjoy unlimited access to the pools, with the exception of no nighttime use of the forest pools, and cleaning schedule as noted above. We recommend either ordering a catered dinner in advance for your first evening and/or next morning breakfast, or buying and bringing groceries to cook because we are 4 km from the main paved road and driving after dark is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. Also, most guests prefer to settle in upon arrival and not to have to get back in the car and drive out to dinner. We provide a Catering Menu to each guest once reserved, but the caterer requires advance notice of selected meals and TIMES guests would like meals delivered. We do not have a liquor license and guests must bring their own beer/wine/rum etc. The tap water is safe to drink, and we sell soft drinks, fruit juices, and other non-alcohol beverages, snacks and ice cream. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy interacting with our guests and making suggestions for and even help book activities in the area, as well as options for transportation. For personal interaction, we take our cues from our guests -- if they prefer privacy, we respect that; if they enjoy interaction, we are open to interaction and have met many delightful new friends in this way. The NeighborhoodWe 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. Getting AroundPublic bus transport is available to nearby locations but not directly to us (the remainder of the journey being easily arranged from Aguas Zarcas by taxi). Public bus transport should be undertaken only by those experienced in public transport in Central America, preferably with backpacks and who speak Spanish. Private shuttles and private drivers are available, in addition to private rental car delivery to the guest's lodging and a special package for our guests, which includes a free cell phone for use in Costa Rica, discounted rates and a 100% guarantee that the quote will be complete and honest (no hidden fees). Other Things to NoteDay visitors and groups are permitted entrance to use the hot springs and cool springs pools from 9 am to 6 pm. There are usually more day visitors on weekends, especially Sundays, and we recommend booking week days for more tranquility and privacy. If guests book a longer reservation that includes a Sunday, we recommend planning a day tour in the many nearby activities on Sundays. Day visitors must leave by 6 pm, and only casita and Tree House guests may use the pools after 6 pm and enjoy unlimited access to the pools, with the exception of no nighttime use of the forest pools, and cleaning schedule as noted above. We recommend either ordering a catered dinner in advance for your first evening and/or next morning breakfast, or buying and bringing groceries to cook because we are 4 km from the main paved road and driving after dark is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. Also, most guests prefer to settle in upon arrival and not to have to get back in the car and drive out to dinner. We provide a Catering Menu to each guest once reserved, but the caterer requires advance notice of selected meals and TIMES guests would like meals delivered. We do not have a liquor license and guests must bring their own beer/wine/rum etc. The tap water is safe to drink, and we sell soft drinks, fruit juices, and other non-alcohol beverages, snacks and ice cream.
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The SpacePlease 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/(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) 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. Guest AccessFive 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(with water slides) are located in a meadow, surrounded by rainforest and one cool fresh spring pool in the rainforest (see below for more information). Tree House guests enjoy 24 hour hot springs pools and 35 acres of rainforest access at no charge. The pools are cleaned daily from 6 am to 9 am but one pool is always available -- there are many factors involved, including weather, that may dictate when the pools are ready. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy interacting with our guests and making suggestions for and even help book activities in the area, as well as options for transportation. For personal interaction, we take our cues from our guests -- if they prefer privacy, we respect that; if they enjoy interaction, we are open to interaction and have met many delightful new friends in this way. If we are away, our Costa Rican manager, Johan, moves into our house with his lovely wife and baby daughter, so there is always a manager onsite. The NeighborhoodWe 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. Getting AroundPublic bus transport is available to nearby locations but not directly to us (the remainder of the journey being easily arranged from Aguas Zarcas by taxi). Public bus transport should be undertaken only by those experienced in public transport in Central America, preferably with backpacks and who speak Spanish. Private shuttles and private drivers are available, in addition to private rental car delivery to the guest's lodging and a special package for our guests, which includes a free cell phone for use in Costa Rica, discounted rates and a 100% guarantee that the quote will be complete and honest (no hidden fees). Other Things to NoteDay visitors and groups are permitted entrance to use the hot springs and cool springs pools from 9 am to 6 pm. There are usually more day visitors on weekends, especially Sundays, and we recommend booking week days for more tranquility and privacy. If guests book a longer reservation that includes a Sunday, we recommend planning a day tour in the many nearby activities on Sundays. Day visitors must leave by 6 pm, and only casita and Tree House guests may use the pools after 6 pm and enjoy unlimited access to the pools, with the exception of no nighttime use of the forest pools, and cleaning schedule as noted above. We recommend either ordering a catered dinner in advance for your first evening and/or next morning breakfast, or buying and bringing groceries to cook because we are 4 km from the main paved road and driving after dark is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. Also, most guests prefer to settle in upon arrival and not to have to get back in the car and drive out to dinner. We provide a Catering Menu to each guest once reserved, but the caterer requires advance notice of selected meals and TIMES guests would like meals delivered. We do not have a liquor license and guests must bring their own beer/wine/rum etc. The tap water is safe to drink, and we sell soft drinks, fruit juices, and other non-alcohol beverages, snacks and ice cream.
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The SpaceCome enjoy the nature & authentic farm life of our San Cayetano Farmhouse. Our property is located on a private family owned dairy farm in Venecia de San Carlos. Owned by the Herrera-Parrales family since 1940, this 300-acre farm is surrounded by two rivers: El Rio Guayabo and El Rio Caño Grande. Both rivers offer safe areas where visitors can go for walks, have a picnic and enjoy swimming in the fresh flowing waters. The two story property includes three air-conditioned bedrooms, a children’s room with two twin beds, two and half baths, a fully equipped kitchen, an upstairs living room with dining area, and a downstairs lounge area. With a wrap-around porch to take-in the amazing landscape and to sit and enjoy your morning coffee – you will be invigorated by the sounds and views of farm, the surrounding forest, the maintained gardens, the adjacent flowing creek, and the variety of local birds (including humming birds, toucans, and if you’re lucky… a beautiful wild peacock that enjoys visiting the premise). You never know what bird you may encounter feeding off of the wildlife and the local fruit trees early in the morning or just before dusk. The local tropical wildlife sounds are incredibly soothing – nearby streams flowing with water, crickets chirping, frogs croaking, roosters and monkeys announcing morning wake-up calls - all of this combined creates something called Paradise! Guest AccessThings to do: A horseback tour of the farm can be organized upon request. Take a variety of day trips to nearby popular travel destinations! Less than an hour’s driving distance away, you can visit the town of Fortuna to explore all the local adventures Volcano Arenal has to offer (such as hiking, ziplining, crossing hanging bridges, white water rafting, slow river floats or kayaking through wildlife sanctuaries), or visit the famous Mariposa Hotel with its butterfly terrarium - and don’t miss out on hiking alongside the cascading waterful of La Paz, or visiting the Bosque Verde of Sarapiqui. We are 2.5 hours north of San Jose (airport), 45 minutes east of Fortuna and Volcano Arenal, an hour drive from the less trodden cloud forest of Juan Castro Blanco National Park, with its wonderful bird watching, including the Resplendent Quetzal. To see Quetzal, the best season is February to early May. We are also 45 minutes North-East of La Paz Waterfall. Other nearby attractions within 15 to 30 minute driving distance from the farm: relax at the local thermal hot springs (Aguas Termales) or go ziplining, or visit El Tucano Rainforest Resort and Thermal Spa (they have tennis courts!). Food/Meals: There are many restaurants and supermarkets within a 10 minute drive (Costa Rican food is flavorful, yet not spicy). Traditional Costa Rican meals can be delivered from a local cook (if ordered in advance) for very reasonable prices, but please be advised, food delivery is not a thing in these areas. It is best to visit the local super market to shop for your cooking essentials. Other things to note: Cellphones: we suggest purchasing a SIM card immediately upon arrival in Costa Rica. You will need to use your map apps immediately for safe driving navigation. Go to (URL HIDDEN) for more details. Navigating: Map apps are quite useful for driving in Costa Rica. For example, the Waze map app is used often. Driving: We highly recommend renting a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Depending on your travel plans, it is likely you will occasionally encounter rough terrain, and within the farm there is a short distance where at least 3 kilometers will be country roads with dirt and pebbles. Tips for Driving to the farm from SJO airport: Please message us before booking if you wish to drive directly from the airport to the farm. We can help determine if this is feasible. Sunset is at 5:30 and night driving is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. Three hours of daylight are needed to safely arrive to the farm from the SJO airport. We recommend planning to arrive 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 potentially hazardous visibility conditions after dark. Finding our countryside location will be much easier if you arrive before sunset the first time. If your plane lands in the morning or mid-day, you can drive here directly from the airport. Otherwise, it is safer to book a room near the airport on your first night or we can help you arrange hiring a private professional driver. Your departure from farm to airport: To drive directly to the SJO airport on the same day as your departing flight, you will need an afternoon or evening departing flight. For early morning departing flights, we recommended you stay your last evening near the airport. Interaction with GuestsPlease note: Owner (Isabel) is not available 24/7, and is mainly accessible by cell phone texting and email only. There will be a property manager contact on the farm. This will be a trusted manager that will assist for mostly urgent matters. Really, we ask that travelers be mostly independent in caring for themselves. House Rules: First and foremost, we ask that you please be sensitive to your neighbors: Because you will be on a family farm, nearby farm houses include both young and elderly neighbors. We look for peaceful dwellers not looking to party hard, but to enjoy the peaceful nature reserves. No smoking indoors. No loud music at any time or noise pollution after 8 pm. If you encounter the wildlife, including the peacock, please DO NOT FEED the wildlife or approach animals you are not familiar with. The peacock does not particularly enjoy being disturbed, so please be peaceful when taking photos and simply respect all of nature’s precious gifts. Breakfast: A Costa Rican 'tipico' breakfast will be provided between the hours of 7am-9:30am: Scrambled Eggs, Gallo Pinto (rice and beans), fruit of the day, and coffee and/or juice. The cook speaks Spanish only and does not take special requests. Special diets must be communicated in advance, and we may not be able to accommodate at all times. Housekeeping: We provide basic cleaning and offer to make the beds before 11am (upon request). Sheets and towels will only be pre-washed before arrival.
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El lugarLa casa construida con dos shipping containers, esta bubicada en una zona de fácil acceso pero muy tranquila que te permitirá descansar y disfrutar de la naturaleza alrededor Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesIf you agree I can cook a Costa Rican dinner for you. Atención a los huéspedesWe are a family of six my husband and I , two girls and two dogs. We love to have people staying with us , we will help you with your itinerary advice on touristic places, a tour through around the garden to see the birds and plants and if you´re lucky get to see a bluejeans frog . If I´m available can also fix it to pick you up in the towns nearby Venecia or Aguas Zarcas and or fix a ride to Ciudada Quesada when leaving in the morning
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The SpaceWe offer you a charming and magical private room in the middle of small section of rain forest with 2 streams running on both sides. You will feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere yet you are only a 5 minute walk from banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and restaurants. The room offers a cozy and homie feeling. With its queen size orthopedic mattress. you can choose to wake to a beautiful scenery, sound of light running waters and an orchestra of singing tropical birds. Just outside your door is a small balcony with a table and chairs for you to enjoy a breakfast or a cup of coffee, during which you may observe some of the sloths, butterflies, birds, armadillos and more that live on the property (out of their own choosing). The room offers a closet and restroom with shower. TV , small fridge, microwave,coffee maker. Guest AccessThe property offers areas around the room for you to read, BBQ, yoga or nap. If you like to shoot some hoops, there is small basketball court on the property. Guest also have access to our library. Interaction with GuestsDuring your stay, your host Lorena, will prepare your breakfast. But the special part about your host is that she is an artist. She does various kind of art from painting, sculpting to metal and stone work. If you like art and wish to learn or create something, let her know and she will be able to assist you. She is also a great source of information and can take care of all your reservation for any activities you desire like hikes, hot springs, zip lines and more. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is small and close to the local clinic, banks and supermarkets. There are about 5 house prior to reaching the property owned by teachers, architects and retired citizens. The back of the property is pasture land and the skirts of Juan Castro National Park, also know as the water park. It is one of the least explored national parks. Lorena can coordinate hikes if you desire to explore nature. Getting AroundThere is under roof parking available. If you are traveling by public transportation, we can pick you up at the bus stop and drop you off when you return. Other Things to NoteThere is something magical about staying at Inlakech. An energy can be felt that relaxes you and begins to unwind you worries and stress. It is not uncommon for most to feel the desire to sleep, but you can feel yourself recharging. Evidence can be seen with the fauna in the area such as sloths that have chosen this area as their home.
Hotel
3.5-star Hotel
Situated in the mountains, this spa resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Aguas Zarcas Church, Aquas Zarcas Square, and Quesada City Park. Proyecto Asis and Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bosque Alegre are also within 20 mi (32 km).
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48br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Aguas Zarcas Church, Aquas Zarcas Square, and Quesada City Park. Proyecto Asis and Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bosque Alegre are also within 20 mi (32 km).
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Termales del bosque offers a dream world between relaxation and adventure, plus great views and wonderful hot springs within a biological park. Location: Hotel & Spa Natural, Forest Springs, is located 100km from San Jose, in the canton of San Carlos, 7km east of the Cathedral of Ciudad Quesada, Road to Aguas Zarcas. It is part of a property of 170 hectares, of which 60 are comprised of primary and secondary forest and the remaining by pastures. Accommodation: 45 Rooms: All our rooms are comfortable and spacious, have private bathrooms with hot water, cable TV, wireless internet and air conditioning. The modules of rooms are scattered green areas and from its terraces overlook the countryside and nature. The distribution of beds per module can accommodate singles, couples and groups (families) in specific areas for your comfort. 3 Bungalows: Each villa has two spacious and comfortable rooms, which have private bathrooms with hot water, cable TV, and air conditioning. Also common in the area will find a dining room and fully equipped kitchen, also with large terraces that offer views of the countryside and nature.
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Property Location Located in Fortuna, Hotel del Bosque is convenient to Reno's International Mini Golf and Arenal Adventure World. This lodge is within close proximity of Ecoglide Arenal Park and La Fortuna Waterfall.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a garden. This lodge also features complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.Dining Satisfy your appetite at the lodge's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).Business, Other Amenities The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
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Enjoy your visit to Rio Cuarto de Grecia with a stay at Hotel del Bosque. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the fitness center for a workout. There's a garden, and rooms offer room service and premium bedding.
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hotel
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Enjoy your visit to Rio Cuarto de Grecia with a stay at Hotel del Bosque. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the fitness center for a workout. There's a garden, and rooms offer room service and premium bedding.
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hotel
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Enjoy your visit to Aguas Zarcas with a stay at Hotel El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa. You can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy, and La Foresta serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge.
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Enjoy your visit to Aguas Zarcas with a stay at Hotel El Tucano Resort & Thermal Spa. You can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy, and La Foresta serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge.
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When visiting Aguas Zarcas, Posada Turismo Rural San Juan is a great choice to consider. Free perks include self parking and full breakfast daily between 7 AM and 10 AM.
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When visiting Aguas Zarcas, Posada Turismo Rural San Juan is a great choice to consider. Free perks include self parking and full breakfast daily between 7 AM and 10 AM.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceFinca Isla (Coordinates: 10 degrees 22’ 19” N and 84 degrees 19’ 16” W) was once the largest coffee plantation in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica. Today it is a pioneering model of reforestation with native species. Guest House La Guaria is at one end of a row of 6 houses built solidly in 1982 from concrete and steel to house migrant coffee workers. In those days often large families occupied the house, sleeping on primitive bunk beds nailed to the walls and cooking on a wood fire in one corner. La Guaria has been completely renovated using the finest tropical woods, with extra end windows and a hand crafted porch addition. The hot water shower is supplied by a German on demand heater, and the mattresses are orthopedic. There is a full kitchen with pots and pans, an electric stove, coffee maker, and small refrigerator. The beds and other furniture were hand made on the farm in our woodworking shop from the finest Costa Rican hardwoods. Finca Isla is not just a place to stay but also a destination in itself, with rivers and rain forests to explore, and with most of the biodiversity of Costa Rica concentrated in one spot. The center of the farm has been reforested with over 100 native tree species. Fruit from these trees and from the mile of virgin rain forest along the rivers on both sides provide abundant food for monkeys and birds. Finca Isla is a birder's dream: with both the forest and river birds, including Parrots, Toucans, Mot Mots and the elusive Sun Bittern. A strict organic policy with no toxins helps maintain our perfect environment for the red frogs, Blue Morpho butterflies, and other delicate creatures. ALL PHOTOS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AT FINCA ISLA Guest AccessWalking distance from small shops, supermarkets, and restaurants . Safe and secured parking spots next to your accommodation. Interaction with GuestsGuests are welcome to sleep in and pursue their own agendas, but we are happy to share our 16 years of experience in Costa Rica. We can suggest where to go and what to see and do in the Northern zone, depending on your interests and capabilities. Your hosts have a wide variety of interests and passions to share with anyone interested, including eco preservation, artistic expression, healthy living with whole foods and exercise, and holistic wellness. Ingrid is a Yoga instructor, and proficient in many crafts, including water color painting. Josh (Stanford 1971) is a also a versatile craftsman, a master blacksmith, inventor, and entrepreneur. We are especially interested in conversation and interaction with guests who share our many interests. We love to learn. The NeighborhoodCosta Rica is famous for its biodiversity. Aguas Zarcas is part of a narrow band of land around the mountains with perfect temperature. Most of the biodiversity of the lowlands and the highlands is concentrated here, making it perhaps the most bio intense real estate in Costa Rica and on the planet. We can easily spot Finca Isla on satellite views from 30 miles up. It is a wedge of dark green forest connected to the National Park in the mountains above, surrounded by stark deforestation and urbanization. Naturally everybody wants to live here, with no air conditioning or heating needed. Aguas Zarcas is exploding with development, especially new restaurants, all practically at our doorstep. On our Island we have the best of both worlds. Getting AroundAll the attractions and conveniences of a small city, Aguas Zarcas, are within 2 kilometers. We are just a couple minutes from a bus stop and it's a $2-$3 taxi ride to Town. We have 3 hot springs and the Zoo 10 minutes away. The Arenal volcano is 45 minutes away. White water rafting on the Sarapiqui River is 35 minutes away. Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano are about 1 hour away. Other Things to NoteSeasons The San Carlos region is renowned for its abundant rainfall and lush green vegetation all year round. The “dry" season coincides with the American and European winter, making Aguas Zarcas a perfect getaway from the freezing cold. Our “rainy” season also known as the green season begins in mid May and continues through December. During this period it can rain for several days straight, but locals actually prefer this time. The forests are in full bloom, and the nearby waterfalls and white waters are spectacular. The rain can come at any time but it is lukewarm, not cold, and provides one esoteric super healthy addition: it washes the plants and earth and fills the air with pure cleansing ozone from the atmosphere above. We love our rain and after one day away in the hot dry zones we can't wait to get back. The high energy falling rivers provide a background sound like waves at the ocean, perfect for sleep or an afternoon nap. During the green season, a good umbrella, waterproof footwear and a positive attitude are recommended.
Bedroom
Bedroom
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  • Smoking Allowed
  • Breakfast
Lugares de interés: restaurantes y comida. Te va a encantar mi lugar debido a el ambiente. Mi alojamiento es bueno para parejas, aventureros, y viajeros de negocios.
Home/Apartment
Home/Apartment
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  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceOur 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 Treehouse is built to strict Costa Rican building codes, but as with all treehouses, 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: Tree House: "Rainforest Tree House with Hot Springs" http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/50435 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/896911 (add a 1 to the beginning of the page number because otherwise the automated Airbnb system will interpret the listing page number as a phone number and hide it) You can check availability of each accommodation by clicking on the "Calendar" tab above the main photo on each listing. Treehouse 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 Treehouse2 is all on one floor, with a Queen sized bed with orthopedic mattress and hypoallergenic bedding. • There is also a twin-sized bed that can double a a settee with hypoallergenic bedding • Hand-crafted rustic furniture from naturally harvested trees on the land • Main floor kitchen with refrigerator, micro-wave, rice-cooker, coffee maker, basic kitchenware • Bathroom with flash on-demand hot-water heater • Wrap around balcony for relaxing and animal and bird watching • Laundry service at $5 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 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° - 102°F (31° - 40°C) • Grotto Pools in meadow flow from the 104°F/42°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 1.6 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 try to synchronize a food shopping trip when we go to town for errands. 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 at SJO airport – or 11:00 am at Liberia airport -- 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 and have a rental car delivered at no extra charge. Last night in Costa Rica: Driving directly to the 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. Guest AccessFive 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 (with water slides) are located in a meadow, surrounded by rainforest (see below for more information). Tree House guests enjoy 24 hour hot springs pools and 35 acres of rainforest access at no charge (except no use of the rainforest pools after dark for safety issues). The pools are cleaned daily from 7 am to 9 am but one pool is always available -- there are many factors involved, including weather, that may dictate when the pools are ready. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy interacting with our guests and making suggestions for and even help book activities in the area, as well as options for transportation. For personal interaction, we take our cues from our guests -- if they prefer privacy, we respect that; if they enjoy interaction, we are open to interaction and have met many delightful new friends in this way. If we are away, our Costa Rican manager, Johan, moves into our house with his lovely wife and two young daughters, so there is always a manager onsite. Other Things to NoteDay visitors and groups are permitted entrance to use the hot springs and cool springs pools from 9 am to 6 pm. There are usually more day visitors on weekends, especially Sundays, and we recommend booking week days for more tranquility and privacy. If guests book a longer reservation that includes a Sunday, we recommend planning a day tour in the many nearby activities on Sundays. Day visitors must leave by 6 pm, and only casita and Tree House guests may use the pools after 6 pm and enjoy unlimited access to the pools, with the exception of no nighttime use of the forest pools, and cleaning schedule as noted above. We recommend either ordering a catered dinner in advance for your first evening and/or next morning breakfast, or buying and bringing groceries to cook because we are 4 km from the main paved road and driving after dark is highly discouraged until drivers have quite some experience on Costa Rican roads. Also, most guests prefer to settle in upon arrival and not to have to get back in the car and drive out to dinner. We provide a Catering Menu to each guest once reserved, but the caterer requires advance notice of selected meals and TIMES guests would like meals delivered. We do not have a liquor license and guests must bring their own beer/wine/rum etc. The tap water is safe to drink, and we sell soft drinks, fruit juices, and other non-alcohol beverages, snacks and ice cream.
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3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceCentrally located typical Costa Rican home Guest AccessThe home Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to help with anything you need The NeighborhoodClose to everything. Walking distance to taxi stop Getting Around2 min walk to bus stop
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceFinca Isla (Coordinates: 10 degrees 22’ 19” N and 84 degrees 19’ 16” W) was once the largest coffee plantation in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica. Today it is a pioneering model of reforestation with native species. Guest House Cariblanco is in the middle a row of 6 houses built solidly in 1982 from concrete and steel to house migrant coffee workers. In those days often large families occupied the house, sleeping on primitive bunk beds nailed to the walls and cooking on a wood fire in one corner. Cariblanco has been completely renovated using the finest tropical woods, and a hand crafted porch addition. The hot water shower is supplied by a German on demand heater, and the mattresses are orthopedic. There is a full kitchen with pots and pans, an electric stove, coffee maker, and small refrigerator. The beds and other furniture were hand made on the farm in our woodworking shop from the finest Costa Rican hardwoods. Finca Isla is not just a place to stay but also a destination in itself, with rivers and rain forests to explore, and with most of the biodiversity of Costa Rica concentrated in one spot. The center of the farm has been reforested with over 100 native tree species. Fruit from these trees and from the mile of virgin rain forest along the rivers on both sides provide abundant food for monkeys and birds. Finca Isla is a birder's dream: with both the forest and river birds, including Parrots, Toucans, Mot Mots and the elusive Sun Bittern. A strict organic policy with no toxins helps maintain our perfect environment for the red frogs, Blue Morpho butterflies, and other delicate creatures. ALL PHOTOS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AT FINCA ISLA Guest AccessThere is ONE bus that takes you from the SJO airport directly to Aguas Zarcas, runs hourly from 5:25 til 17:55 ($4-6). Please ask me for more specific information (difficult if not speaking Spanish) You can excess the entire farm. Eat fruits and vegetables that are in season, organically grown. We are in walking distance from small shops, supermarkets, and restaurants . Safe and secured parking spots next to your accommodation. Interaction with GuestsGuests are welcome to sleep in and pursue their own agendas, but we are happy to share our 16 years of experience in Costa Rica. We can suggest where to go and what to see and do in the Northern zone, depending on your interests and capabilities. Your hosts have a wide variety of interests and passions to share with anyone interested, including eco preservation, artistic expression, healthy living with whole foods and exercise, and holistic wellness. Ingrid is a Yoga instructor, and proficient in many crafts, including water color painting. Josh (Stanford 1971) is a versatile craftsman, a master blacksmith, inventor, and entrepreneur. We are especially interested in conversation and interaction with guests who share our many interests. We love to learn. The NeighborhoodCosta Rica is famous for its biodiversity. Aguas Zarcas is part of a narrow band of land around the mountains with perfect temperature. All the biodiversity of the lowlands and the highlands is concentrated here, making it the most bio intense real estate in Costa Rica and on the planet. Naturally everybody wants to live here also with no air conditioning or heating needed. Aguas Zarcas is exploding with development. We can easily spot Finca Isla on satellite views from 30 miles up. It is a wedge of dark green forest connected to the National Park in the mountains above, surrounded by stark deforestation and urbanization. New restaurants, all practically at our doorstep. On our Island we have the best of both worlds. Getting AroundAll the attractions and conveniences of a small city, Aguas Zarcas, are within 2 kilometers. We are just a couple minutes from a bus stop and its a $2 taxi ride to Town. There is ONE bus that takes you from the SJO airport directly to AZ ($4-6) We have 3 hot springs and the Zoo 10 minutes away. The Arenal volcano is 45 minutes away. White water rafting on the Sarapiqui River is 35 minutes away. Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano are about 1 hour away. Other Things to NoteSeasons The San Carlos region is renowned for its abundant rainfall and lush green vegetation all year round. The “dry" season coincides with the American and European winter, making Aguas Zarcas a perfect getaway from the freezing cold. Our “rainy” season also known as the green season begins in mid May and continues through December. During this period it can rain for several days straight, but locals actually prefer this time. The forests are in full bloom, and the nearby waterfalls and white waters are spectacular. The rain can come at any time but it is lukewarm, not cold, and provides one esoteric super healthy addition: it washes the plants and earth and fills the air with pure cleansing ozone from the atmosphere above. We love our rain and after one day away in the hot dry zones we can't wait to get back. The high energy falling rivers provide a background sound like waves at the ocean, perfect for sleep or an afternoon nap. During the green season, a good umbrella, waterproof footwear and a positive attitude are recommended.
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2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceFinca Isla (Coordinates: 10 degrees 22’ 19” N and 84 degrees 19’ 16” W) was once the largest coffee plantation in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica. Today it is a pioneering model of reforestation with native species. Guest House Heliconia is in the middle of a row of 6 houses built solidly in 1982 from concrete and steel to house migrant coffee workers. In those days often large families occupied the house, sleeping on primitive bunk beds nailed to the walls and cooking on a wood fire in one corner. Heliconia has been completely renovated using the finest tropical woods and a handcrafted porch addition. The hot water shower is supplied by a German on demand heater, and the mattresses are orthopedic. There is a full kitchen with pots and pans, an electric stove, coffee maker, and small refrigerator. The beds and other furniture were hand made on the farm in our woodworking shop from the finest Costa Rican hardwoods. Finca Isla is not just a place to stay but also a destination in itself, with rivers and rainforests to explore, and with most of the biodiversity of Costa Rica concentrated in one spot. The center of the farm has been reforested with over 100 native tree species. Fruit from these trees and from the mile of virgin rain forest along the rivers on both sides provide abundant food for monkeys and birds. Finca Isla is a birder's dream: with both the forest and river birds, including Parrots, Toucans, Mot Mots and the elusive Sun Bittern. A strict organic policy with no toxins helps maintain our perfect environment for the red frogs, Blue Morpho butterflies, and other delicate creatures. ALL PHOTOS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AT FINCA ISLA Guest AccessYou are welcome to walk and explore the whole finca. Eat the organic fruits and vegetables in season. We are in walking distance from small shops, supermarkets, and restaurants . Safe and secured parking spots next to your accommodation. Interaction with GuestsGuests are welcome to sleep in and pursue their own agendas, but we are happy to share our 16 years of experience in Costa Rica. We can suggest where to go and what to see and do in the Northern zone, depending on your interests and capabilities. Your hosts have a wide variety of interests and passions to share with anyone interested, including eco preservation, artistic expression, healthy living with whole foods and exercise, and holistic wellness. Ingrid is a Yoga instructor, and proficient in many crafts, including water color painting. Josh (Stanford 1971) is a versatile craftsman, a master blacksmith, inventor, and entrepreneur. We are especially interested in conversation and interaction with guests who share our many interests. We love to learn. The NeighborhoodCosta Rica is famous for its biodiversity. Aguas Zarcas is part of a narrow band of land around the mountains with perfect temperature. Most of the biodiversity of the lowlands and the highlands is concentrated here, making it perhaps the most bio intense real estate in Costa Rica and on the planet. We can easily spot Finca Isla on satellite views from 30 miles up. It is a wedge of dark green forest connected to the National Park in the mountains above, surrounded by stark deforestation and urbanization. Naturally everybody wants to live here, with no air conditioning or heating needed. Aguas Zarcas is exploding with development, especially new restaurants, all practically at our doorstep. On our Island we have the best of both worlds. Getting AroundAll the attractions and conveniences of a small city, Aguas Zarcas, are within 2 kilometers. We are just a couple minutes from a bus stop and it's a $2-$3 taxi ride to Town. We have 3 hot springs and the Zoo 10 minutes away. The Arenal volcano is 45 minutes away. White water rafting on the Sarapiqui River is 35 minutes away. Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano are about 1 hour away. You can also hire our shuttle for a small fee at you leasure. Other Things to NoteSeasons The San Carlos region is renowned for its abundant rainfall and lush green vegetation all year round. The “dry" season coincides with the American and European winter, making Aguas Zarcas a perfect getaway from the freezing cold. Our “rainy" season, also known as the green season, begins in mid May and continues through December. During this period it can rain for several days straight, but locals actually prefer this time. The forests are in full bloom, and the nearby waterfalls and white waters are spectacular. The rain can come at any time but it is lukewarm, not cold, and provides one esoteric super healthy addition: it washes the plants and earth and fills the air with pure cleansing ozone from the atmosphere above. We love our rain and after one day away in the hot dry zones we can't wait to get back. The high energy falling rivers provide a background sound like waves at the ocean, perfect for sleep or an afternoon nap. During the green season, a good umbrella, waterproof footwear and a positive attitude are recommended.
Farmhouse
3br Farmhouse
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpacePrivate farmland, with home conditioned with 360 views to a national park mountain and San Carlos Valley. The house harvests rainwater for home use (showering, washing dishes, etc) and has it own solar plant for every day consumption. Three bedroom, (6 queen beds, 2 in each bedroom), 2 full bathrooms, open kitchen, living room and dinning area. Big terrace surrounding the entire property, perfect for siting, BBQ, relaxing and watching the views. There is also a big garden around the property with a picnic table for outdoor dining or even outdoor exercising. Its a great place for relaxing and connecting with nature. Guest AccessThe whole property home + farm - is available for guests who could horseback ride around the property, take hikes along the paddocks, or even walk to the river that divides the property from the National Park. Interaction with GuestsWe will be available 24/7 through mobile or email contact along your trip - as we are not living close to the property. Though the foreman of the estate will be available to help you with any need, either in house maintenance subjects, appreciation of the farm, horseback rides and possibly anything else within the area around. Your comfort is our priority so please let us know how we may help regarding your trip. We also enjoy suggesting hosts with our local experience and contacts if needed. Special requirements for the house are also available if necessary. The NeighborhoodBeing at the farm - there is no particular need of interaction with the neighborhood. The property lies above the town of Venecia, where you can find anything needed- supermarkets, pharmacies, butcher's shop, stores, etc. Otherwise, the actual neighborhood is constituted by dairy farms and the National Park, making the area very quiet. Getting AroundIt is fully recommended to reach the property in a AWD (4x4) car, as it is just an adventure to get there, particularly during the rainy season. Public Transport reaches the town of Venecia, in which case transport to the farm could be arranged. Though it is advised to have your own transportation as it makes it easier to come and go as you please. Other Things to NoteCould be used for meditation retreats, yoga retreats and others. Close attractions include pineapple tours, hot water springs, typical town parties, Arenal Volcano area and Rio Celeste within the main attractions at a driving distance. There is no wifi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.
Cabin
1br Cabin
  • Wifi
El lugarTenemos informacion y contactos con otros centro turisturisticos de la zona. Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesLos huespedes tienen acceso a la cocina conpartida, al harea del parqueo y un pequeño rancho con un fogon de leña. El BarrioEl establecimiento se encuentra en el centro del pueblo teniendo muy serca los lugares para comprar, ademas de la iglecia y su parke para disfructar el dia. Cómo moverseTenemos un pequeño parque para los huepedes. Las paradas de bus estan a 30 metros del establecimiento y los taxis a 40 metros.
Cabin
4br Cabin
  • Parking
Located near Juan Castro Blanco National Park. We are at 670 m elevation, giving Monte Hidalgo a cool tropical breeze during the day with cool nights with fresh mountain air.We have the Hidalgo River with fresh water from mountain springs ,for swimming are wading.We have many birds, howler monkeys, and white face monkeys.Their are many beautiful flowers in the flower garden. Their is the Rancho with Bar B Que Pit for use .
Cabin
1br Cabin
  • Parking
Located in the Los Alpes area, near the small town of Venecia, San Carlos. We are near the Juan Carlos Blanco Park at an altitude of 640m, along the Hidalgo River where you can go wading are swimming in the cool mountain waters, hear the sound of Howler monkeys see small white face monkeys and many type of tropical walk in the flower garden, are just enjoy the fresh air and quietness of the area
Other
3br Other
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceThe property is an ecological retreat situated in a mountainous rain forest. The nearby sound of the rivers rushing water is relaxing and peaceful. Experience the jungle by hiking on the property to beautiful view points and experience howler monkey encounters. The upper part of the property is part of the Juan Blanco Castro National Park. The property boasts a tropical fruit orchard where you can enjoy freshly made exotic juices depending on the season. The many fruits attract exotic birds where parrots and toucans often abound.
Farmhouse
3br Farmhouse
  • Pets Allowed
Private farmland, with home conditioned with 360 views to a national park mountain and San Carlos Valley. The house harvests rainwater for home use (showering, washing dishes, etc) and has it own solar plant for every day consumption. Three bedroom, (6 queen beds, 2 in each bedroom), 2 full bathrooms, open kitchen, living room and dinning area. Big terrace surrounding the entire property, perfect for siting, BBQ, relaxing and watching the views. There is also a big garden around the property with a picnic table for outdoor dining or even outdoor exercising. Its a great place for relaxing and connecting with nature. The whole property home + farm - is available for guests who could horseback ride around the property, take hikes along the paddocks, or even walk to the river that divides the property from the National Park. We will be available 24/7 through mobile or email contact along your trip - as we are not living close to the property. Though the foreman of the estate will be available to help you with any need, either in house maintenance subjects, appreciation of the farm, horseback rides and possibly anything else within the area around. Your comfort is our priority so please let us know how we may help regarding your trip. We also enjoy suggesting hosts with our local experience and contacts if needed. Special requirements for the house are also available if necessary. Being at the farm - there is no particular need of interaction with the neighborhood. The property lies above the town of Venecia, where you can find anything needed- supermarkets, pharmacies, butcher's shop, stores, etc. Otherwise, the actual neighborhood is constituted by dairy farms and the National Park, making the area very quiet. It is fully recommended to reach the property in a AWD (4x4) car, as it is just an adventure to get there, particularly during the rainy season. Public Transport reaches the town of Venecia, in which case transport to the farm could be arranged. Though it is advised to have your own transportation as it makes it easier to come and go as you please. Other Things to Note Could be used for meditation retreats, yoga retreats and others. Close attractions include pineapple tours, hot water springs, typical town parties, Arenal Volcano area and Rio Celeste within the main attractions at a driving distance. There is no wifi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.
Cabin
2br Cabin
  • Parking
Located near Juan Castro Blanco National Park.We are at 670m elevation ,giving Monte Hidalgo a cool tropical breeze during the day with cool nights. We have the Hidalgo River with spring feed cool waters for swimming are wading. We have many beautiful birds in the area. White face and Howler monkeys are seen along the river. Their is a large flower garden with tropical plants of the area, Their is a Rancho with a large area that can be used for meeting are other occasions.