The SpaceVilla Fauna's Azul Suite is brand new, with a 1 queen bedroom (memory foam mattress), new furniture and decor, a private bathroom, a private living room with lay-down sofa (best for child or small adult sleeping) and cableT.V., large sliding glass doors, recessed LED lighting, and private entrance with roofed veranda and comfortable seating. There is also an upper deck that is perfect for star gazing. Towels and paper products are provided.
The Azul Suite is separated from our Violeta Suite by a wooden locked door. There is an option to have this door unlocked so that the suites are adjoined. This allows for an ideal situation if you party is larger. If your party is small and you are not reserving both suites, we will lock the door for total privacy and separation. Feel free to check out Villa Fauna's Violeta Suite on Airbnb. Guest AccessA car is available to rent from us on a daily basis. Please inquire about availability and pricing of the vehicle if interested.
The pool and patio where you can enjoy drinks and food poolside or under the roofed bar, with seating, ceiling fans, and wifi. Sit back in the pool chairs or floats and savor the sun, hummingbirds, brightly colored plants, and privacy.
Our large Villa veranda with a spectacular ocean view, especially at sunset, with new, locally handmade Costa Rican outdoor seating and tables, an area for Yoga, and wifi.
Various locations on the property to spot toucans, as well as other beautifully colored birds and iguanas, daily. Monkeys and other wildlife can also be seen.
Our landscaped, handrailed, and lighted trails throughout the property where fruit and flora grow.
Our fire pit for looking at the phenomenally bright stars and moon, and enjoying the cool night air.
Our beach chairs and cooler when not in use (no cost).
A small cellphone can be rented from us for local or long distance calls when available ($20/week).
Access to washer and dryer in main Villa.
We will do our very best to be available and able to accommodate your plans so that you are free order from the Villa Fauna Vegan menu (breakfast, drinks, lite fare, dinner options) if you so desire. Interaction with GuestsWe totally respect your privacy and desire to go at it alone, but it you'd like, we offer our own personal tour guide, information, details, and advice (from us, locals) on tours (what to expect, what to bring and wear, length of time, prices, reservations), restaurants, beaches (whether you want a white sand or dark sand beach, waves or calm water, isolated or with restaurants/bars/shops, instructions for free access), help with directions, explanation about U.S. dollar and colones exchange, where to purchase items that you may need in San Mateo or Orotina, and answering any questions that you may have throughout your stay. The NeighborhoodWe are located on a tropical mountain in the Central Valley (known for it's spring time weather all year round), which has spectacular views, much cooler temperatures and lower humidity at our elevation (1,500 ft), lovely breezes, tico farms and forest, and fresh spring water. At mid day, temperatures are usually around 78-88 degrees, and at night, temperatures dip down into the mid 60s. On a breezy night, you may want a light jacket or to enjoy the fire pit.
The mountain of Maderal offers a safe and quiet environment. We have a private road, which only our vehicles travel down, and if you walk to the main road, it gives way to a long, beautiful walk, passing by horses and Brahman cattle.
We are just a few minutes from the fruit capital of Costa Rica, Orotina, and its restaurants, farmers’ markets, and stores, 15 minutes from Turu Ba Ri Eco-Adventure Park (fantastic zip lining, canopy tour, nature tours/hiking, hanging bridges, and skytram), 20 minutes from swimmable waterfalls, 30-45 minutes from several Pacific beaches (Punta Leona, Herradura, and Jaco), and 40 minutes from the SJO airport. We have created a tour guide which we can make available to you so that you may choose tours, and know what to expect for each one. Getting AroundWhen you first arrive, we offer a meeting place in Orotina (about 10 minutes away) so that you can follow us to Villa Fauna (no cost). We strongly suggest renting a GPS along with your car rental, in order to locate points of interest, as Costa Rica’s locations usually do not have actual addresses. Car rental in Costa Rica can be very pricey. The estimate you receive online for your car rental will seem very low compared to what it will be with the add-on coverage. If you are on a budget, we have an extra vehicle that can be available to you, on a daily basis. Prices and options will be discussed if you inquire with interest.
Taxis drive up the mountain and can take you into the towns of San Mateo and Orotina, where there are bus routes. You could walk to town, it is about a 3 km walk, mostly downhill. We also have a tour book and contact information for a Tour and Taxi Company that we have personally used.
If you’d prefer for us to meet you at your car rental company by the airport, or if you will be renting our guest vehicle (Suzuki Sidekick) and need a pickup and drop off to/from the airport, the cost will be $40 each trip. Other Things to NoteWe want out guests to fully experience and enjoy everything Villa Fauna has to offer, so if your party is the first to reserve 2 of our suites for at least 1 week, we will not book any other parties during those dates. If there is a party which has already reserved your desired dates, we will inform you that there will be other guests here during your stay.
We also want to be honest with our guests. We do not recommend planning your vacation from September 15th - November 15th. During this time, there is strong rain or thunderstorms almost every afternoon, evening, and/or night. Please inquire if you have any questions about which time of the year is best suited for your party.