Carate, Puntarenas, Costa Rica Accommodations

Accommodations in Carate

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The SpaceImportant: Before booking your stay, please message us for availability and your questions! The Swing-Inn Bungalow Honeymoon "Sweet" features a rope suspended queen bed, large private patio, bathhouse w/ hot running water, comfy pull-out sofa couch, tables & chairs, 3 hammocks, and even a small cool pool! Per person pricing includes full board with three buffet meals per day—family-style, homemade and grown from our garden (bar drinks extra). Welcome to Lookout Inn Lodge, a secluded rainforest vacation getaway in Costa Rica’s picturesque Osa Peninsula. The Lodge is an eco-friendly Inn situated deep in a remote rainforest. Our mountainside Lodge is located at the extreme end of the road in Carate, Costa Rica and offers adventurers the opportunity to completely relax while surrounded by nature. The Lookout Inn rainforest eco lodge spans 11 acres and is minutes from the primary entrance to the Corcovado National Park. Its highest peak includes a ridge with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and the black sand beach below is just steps away from your cabina door. The grounds of the Lookout Inn Lodge are surrounded by beautifully manicured flowering flora, which create trails from the roaring Pacific Ocean to the cool fresh water swimming pool. There are lush tropical gardens mixed with orchids, exotic flowers, banana and fruit trees, jungle growth, and giant Joba trees filled with Iguanas and Scarlet Macaws. Here are plenty of activities to do without ever leaving Lookout Inn Lodge. Walk up the Stairway to Heaven, a wooden staircase that leads you to stunning ocean views. Enjoy a cool tropical drink made from fresh local fruit. Close your eyes and feel the tropical breezes while you listen to the rainforest symphony. Guest AccessGuest access to boogie boards, canoes and kayaks, plenty of rainforest trails! Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy getting to know our guests and we try to make everyone feel like you are amongst family (the ones you get along with!). Other Things to NoteInternet fee is $4.00 per stay USD with limited availability.
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The SpaceImportant: Before booking your stay, please message us for availability and your questions! The Tiki Huts have a queen-sized bed w/ overhead netting, table & chairs, fan and lights. The huts are open air A-Frame rooms located on rainforest hillside 10ft off the ground and surrounded by exotic flowers, banana trees and giant ajo trees full of iguanas & scarlet macaws. Each hut is separated completely out of view from the other, yet share a very private & unique central bathhouse located in the middle. The bathhouse has an open front that faces the Pacific Ocean and a tropical jungle—some guests think the Tiki Hut bathhouse provides the greatest shower experience they’ve ever taken! Unique from other accommodations, our tiki huts are accessible only by a wooden walkway winding through large ceiba trees. Enjoy the walk from Lookout Inn Lodge’s bottom deck onto the boardwalk that winds around the rainforest trees and then down a few steps to your Tiki Hut private entrance and doorway. This walkway continues on and winds through a hilly garden, to the horse corral, to a black sand beach, and also passes a high platform with a hammock and chair. The high platform is a perfect place for yoga, to bird watch or observe all the animals in the rainforest. Per person pricing includes full board with three buffet meals per day—family-style, homemade and grown from our garden (bar drinks extra). Guest AccessGuest access to boogie boards, canoes and kayaks, plenty of rainforest trails! Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy getting to know our guests and we try to make everyone feel like you are amongst family (the ones you get along with!). Other Things to NoteInternet fee is $4.00 USD per stay with limited availability.
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The SpaceImportant: Before booking your stay, please message us for availability and your questions! The private Beach Bungalow features 2 queen beds with a bunk twin bed, room divider, private balconies and hammocks. It's 200ft from roaring Pacific Ocean and secluded and unspoiled black sand beaches!! Per person pricing includes full board with three buffet meals per day—family-style, homemade and grown from our garden (bar drinks extra). Welcome to Lookout Inn Lodge, a secluded rainforest vacation getaway in Costa Rica’s picturesque Osa Peninsula. The Lodge is an eco-friendly Inn situated deep in a remote rainforest. Our mountainside Lodge is located at the extreme end of the road in Carate, Costa Rica and offers adventurers the opportunity to completely relax while surrounded by nature. The Lookout Inn rainforest eco lodge spans 11 acres and is minutes from the primary entrance to the Corcovado National Park. Its highest peak includes a ridge with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and the black sand beach below is just steps away from your cabina door. The grounds of the Lookout Inn Lodge are surrounded by beautifully manicured flowering flora, which create trails from the roaring Pacific Ocean to the cool fresh water swimming pool. There are lush tropical gardens mixed with orchids, exotic flowers, banana and fruit trees, jungle growth, and giant Joba trees filled with Iguanas and Scarlet Macaws. Here are plenty of activities to do without ever leaving Lookout Inn Lodge. Walk up the Stairway to Heaven, a wooden staircase that leads you to stunning ocean views. Enjoy a cool tropical drink made from fresh local fruit. Close your eyes and feel the tropical breezes while you listen to the rainforest symphony. Guest AccessGuest access to boogie boards, canoes and kayaks, plenty of rainforest trails! Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy getting to know our guests and we try to make everyone feel like you are amongst family (the ones you get along with!). Other Things to NoteInternet fee is $4.00 USD per stay with limited availability.
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The SpaceImportant: Before booking your stay, please message us for availability and your questions! The Monkey House features 1 queen bed with overhead netting in main room, a loft with queen bed, roomy sitting room, private deck with lounge chairs & hammocks, and a private open-air style shower. Per person pricing includes full board with three buffet meals per day—family-style, homemade and grown from our garden (bar drinks extra). **Monkey House is an Adult Only bungalow** Welcome to Lookout Inn Lodge, a secluded rainforest vacation getaway in Costa Rica’s picturesque Osa Peninsula. The Lodge is an eco-friendly Inn situated deep in a remote rainforest. Our mountainside Lodge is located at the extreme end of the road in Carate, Costa Rica and offers adventurers the opportunity to completely relax while surrounded by nature. The Lookout Inn rainforest eco lodge spans 11 acres and is minutes from the primary entrance to the Corcovado National Park. Its highest peak includes a ridge with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and the black sand beach below is just steps away from your cabina door. The grounds of the Lookout Inn Lodge are surrounded by beautifully manicured flowering flora, which create trails from the roaring Pacific Ocean to the cool fresh water swimming pool. There are lush tropical gardens mixed with orchids, exotic flowers, banana and fruit trees, jungle growth, and giant Joba trees filled with Iguanas and Scarlet Macaws. Here are plenty of activities to do without ever leaving Lookout Inn Lodge. Walk up the Stairway to Heaven, a wooden staircase that leads you to stunning ocean views. Enjoy a cool tropical drink made from fresh local fruit. Close your eyes and feel the tropical breezes while you listen to the rainforest symphony. Guest AccessGuest access to boogie boards, canoes and kayaks, plenty of rainforest trails! Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy getting to know our guests and we try to make everyone feel like you are amongst family (the ones you get along with!). Other Things to NoteInternet Fee is $4.00 USD per stay with limited availabilty.
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The SpaceImportant: Before booking your stay, please message us for availability and your questions! The Inn Rooms are traditional enclosed rooms that feature 2 queen beds with a bunk twin bed, private bath, high ceiling, and murals on the walls. Per person pricing includes full board with three buffet meals per day—family-style, homemade and grown from our garden (bar drinks extra). Welcome to Lookout Inn Lodge, a secluded rainforest vacation getaway in Costa Rica’s picturesque Osa Peninsula. The Lodge is an eco-friendly Inn situated deep in a remote rainforest. Our mountainside Lodge is located at the extreme end of the road in Carate, Costa Rica and offers adventurers the opportunity to completely relax while surrounded by nature. The Lookout Inn rainforest eco lodge spans 11 acres and is minutes from the primary entrance to the Corcovado National Park. Its highest peak includes a ridge with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and the black sand beach below is just steps away from your cabina door. The grounds of the Lookout Inn Lodge are surrounded by beautifully manicured flowering flora, which create trails from the roaring Pacific Ocean to the cool fresh water swimming pool. There are lush tropical gardens mixed with orchids, exotic flowers, banana and fruit trees, jungle growth, and giant Joba trees filled with Iguanas and Scarlet Macaws. Here are plenty of activities to do without ever leaving Lookout Inn Lodge. Walk up the Stairway to Heaven, a wooden staircase that leads you to stunning ocean views. Enjoy a cool tropical drink made from fresh local fruit. Close your eyes and feel the tropical breezes while you listen to the rainforest symphony. Guest AccessGuest access to boogie boards, canoes and kayaks, plenty of rainforest trails! Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy getting to know our guests and we try to make everyone feel like you are amongst family (the ones you get along with!). Other Things to NoteInternet Fee is $4.00 USD per stay with limited availability
apt. / condo
1br apt. / condo
    Location...Location...Location ..Fabulous spacious one bedroom beachfront apartment... Location is the key , no need for a car...everything is in walking distance...the crystal blue Caribbean sea can be viewed from your balcony..a trip to the shops take but 5 mins...The clubs are literally across the road...however although the apartment which is situated in Turtle Towers is central..there is peace a quite once inside the complex...with 24hr security.. a full size swimming pool... and a serviced launderette is on the premises
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    2br house
      Playa Lapa is a privately owned ocean front residence in remote Carate, Costa Rica, only two miles from the Corcovado National Park. The Casa is tucked deep in a grove of lowland palms, right on the beach facing the Pacific Ocean and insulated from the rest of the world by jungle on either side. The thundering surf pounds relentlessly against this prime turtle nesting area, and creates a continuous and exciting background for the parrots and shore birds by day, and the frogs and other creatures by night. The magnificence of this vast and undeveloped beach is one of Playa Lapa's most alluring natural attractions which you can enjoy from any of the private decks surrounding the Casa, as well as from the upper observation deck or bedroom. With the proximity of primary rainforest on the adjacent mountain slopes, Carate has abundant wildlife, hiking trails, streams and the Pejeperrito lagoon, creating a variety of activities for visitors. Playa Lapa comes with **WIFI **, solar hot water, outdoor shower, 4 kayaks, 1 boogieboard, 5 hammocks, beach chairs and towels, deck furniture, fully equipped kitchen, and a small library of nature books. There is a guest assistant on the property to help you with questions, kayaks or coconuts!! Playa Lapa is truly a unique destination: Corcovado National Park to the west, the lagoon to the east, the ocean and miles of unspoiled beach in front, and the jungle behind. For a memorable experience of intimacy with nature, plus personal comfort and convenience, there is really nothing quite like Casa Playa Lapa. The DAMAGE DEPOSIT is refundable upon vacating the premises in the same condition as arrival. Please leave the house tidy, dishes washed, bathroom clean. Laundry will be processed by owner. Please reuse towels and linens, as laundry is processed by hand. Excessive laundry will be charged. TAX includes sales tax and PayPal fees. Casa Playa Lapa is located on Carate Beach, in a grove of lowland kahuna palm trees; there are coconut palms, fruit trees and flowering plants throughout the property. It is a densely wooded community, with hiking trails and horse back riding, and close to the Corcovado National Park for day trips, and the Pejeperrita lagoon for kayaking and fishing. The property is gated with secure parking, and a full time caretaker on site to assist guests. Several lodges are located within a mile of the property, with bar and dining available by reservation.
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      Excellent
      8 reviews
      3-star Hotel
      Offering direct access to the beach, this Carate inn is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Carate Beach and within 32 mi (52 km) of Pan Dulce Beach and Puerto Jimenez Pier. Corcovado National Park Office and Herrera Gardens & Conservation Project are also within 32 mi (52 km).
      Hotel
      3-star Hotel
      Situated in Carate, this spa lodge is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Carate Beach and within 32 mi (52 km) of Pan Dulce Beach and Corcovado National Park Office. Herrera Gardens & Conservation Project and Puerto Jimenez Pier are also within 32 mi (52 km).
      Hotel
      3-star Hotel
      Situated by the sea, this lodge is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Carate Beach and within 32 mi (52 km) of Pan Dulce Beach and Corcovado National Park Office. Herrera Gardens & Conservation Project and Puerto Jimenez Pier are also within 32 mi (52 km).
      Home/Apartment
      9br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      • Swimming Pool
      Private wildlife refuge lodge on Costa Rica's south-west coast overlooking a freshwater lagoon, Carate beach and the Pacific ocean, 2km from Corcovado National Park. Abundant wildlife Eight units and main house all available for private reservation.
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        Property Location With a stay at The Lookout Inn Lodge in Carate, you'll be by the ocean and minutes from Carate Beach. This beach inn is within the region of La Tarde Wildlife Area and Pan Dulce Beach. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 11 individually decorated guestrooms. Rooms have private furnished lanais. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include ceiling fans and in-room massages, and housekeeping is provided daily. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance. Dining Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The Lookout Inn Lodge. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Planning an event in Carate? This inn has 538 square feet (50 square meters) of space consisting of conference space, meeting rooms, and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
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          Property Location When you stay at Luna Lodge in Carate, you'll be minutes from Carate Beach. This lodge is within the region of La Tarde Wildlife Area. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 16 guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. Dining Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Luna Lodge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
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            Property Location When you stay at LagunaVista Villas in Carate, you'll be by the sea and convenient to Carate Beach. This lodge is within the region of La Tarde Wildlife Area and Pan Dulce Beach. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 8 guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers are provided. Housekeeping is provided daily, and rollaway/extra beds can be requested. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or make use of other amenities including 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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            5br resort
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            This family-friendly Carate lodge is located near the airport, 0.6 mi (1 km) from Carate Beach, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Corcovado National Park Office and Puerto Jimenez Pier.
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            • Gym
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            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
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            At The Lookout Inn Lodge, you can spend time at the beach enjoying free cabanas, beach massages, and yoga, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/boogie boarding are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other features include a rooftop terrace and a garden.
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            • Pets Allowed
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            • Wifi
            When visiting Carate, Luna Lodge is a great choice to consider. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, facials, or reflexology. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights.
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            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            LagunaVista Villas offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 80 per vehicle one way. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. There's a children's pool, and rooms offer furnished balconies or patios and room service.
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            hotel
            • Breakfast
            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            When visiting Carate, Luna Lodge is a great choice to consider. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, facials, or reflexology. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights.
            hotel
            hotel
            • Breakfast
            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            LagunaVista Villas offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 80 per vehicle one way. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. There's a children's pool, and rooms offer furnished balconies or patios and room service.
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            20br hotel
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            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Situated on the beach, this lodge is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Carate Beach and within 32 mi (52 km) of Pan Dulce Beach and Corcovado National Park Office. Herrera Gardens & Conservation Project and Puerto Jimenez Pier are also within 32 mi (52 km).
            Home/Apartment
            2br Home/Apartment
              Playa Lapa is a privately owned ocean front residence in remote Carate, Costa Rica, only two miles from the Corcovado National Park. The Casa is tucked deep in a grove of lowland palms, right on the beach facing the Pacific Ocean and insulated from the rest of the world by jungle on either side. The thundering surf pounds relentlessly against this prime turtle nesting area, and creates a continuous and exciting background for the parrots and shore birds by day, and the frogs and other creatures by night. The magnificence of this vast and undeveloped beach is one of Playa Lapa's most alluring natural attractions which you can enjoy from any of the private decks surrounding the Casa, as well as from the upper observation deck or bedroom. With the proximity of primary rainforest on the adjacent mountain slopes, Carate has abundant wildlife, hiking trails, streams and the Pejeperrito lagoon, creating a variety of activities for visitors. Playa Lapa comes with **WIFI **, solar hot water, outdoor shower, 4 kayaks, 1 boogieboard, 5 hammocks, beach chairs and towels, deck furniture, fully equipped kitchen, and a small library of nature books. There is a guest assistant on the property to help you with questions, kayaks or coconuts!! Playa Lapa is truly a unique destination: Corcovado National Park to the west, the lagoon to the east, the ocean and miles of unspoiled beach in front, and the jungle behind. For a memorable experience of intimacy with nature, plus personal comfort and convenience, there is really nothing quite like Casa Playa Lapa.
              Home/Apartment
              1br Home/Apartment
                Location...Location...Location ..Fabulous spacious one bedroom beachfront apartment... Location is the key , no need for a car...everything is in walking distance...the crystal blue Caribbean sea can be viewed from your balcony..a trip to the shops take but 5 mins...The clubs are literally across the road...however although the apartment which is situated in Turtle Towers is central..there is peace a quite once inside the complex...with 24hr security.. a full size swimming pool... and a serviced launderette is on the premises
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                The SpaceFinca Exotica is ideal for travellers looking to spend time reconnecting in nature and enjoying the luxury of being unavailable. Photographic enthusiasts, families and eclectic eco-travellers can look forward to spending time completely relaxing in nature or enjoying some of the many activities and tours you would expect to find in a tropical "Shangri-Lah". Guest AccessThis house is located in Finca Exotica ecolodge so during your stay you can enjoy all the ecolodge communal areas: Restaurant, beach house, front desk, tours, room service, wifi! Interaction with GuestsWe will be always at Finca Exotica ecolodge because we work there and we have another cabin where we can stay very close by! The NeighborhoodSustainability Finca Exotica is a sustainable eco lodge, built on the foundations of land preservation, organic food production, sustainable building, community outreach, and education programs for guests and locals. The environmental impact of this farm is constantly under review by experts and the local staff to minimize our ecological footprint. Surrounded by Primary forest and bordering Corcovado National Park, we offer outstanding opportunities to observe Costa Rica’s rich wildlife. Swimming, surfing, boogie-boarding, hiking, fishing, horse-riding, kayaking... it is our pleasure to organize tours and trips to suit your needs. Getting AroundGetting to Finca Exotica Ecolodge Finca Exotica Eco Lodge is located on Playa Carate, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. The nearest town to us is Puerto Jimenez, a 42km drive away along a scenic drive passing through both jungle and farmland. Have you organized travel to the Osa yet? If you are looking to come by plane to the Osa Peninsula, choose SANSA or NATURE AIR! If you call Sansa on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and tell them you are staying with us here at Finca Exotica, they will give you a discount OR check out this Nature Air link where only the best prices are offered to our guests: Nature Air With regards to getting here from Puerto Jimenez, you have 3 options: Colectivo- This is the public bus service (an open backed truck) which leaves twice a day from opposite the supermarket ’96’ in Puerto Jimenez. Ask anyone in town if you can’t find it. It leaves at 6am and 1:30pm. The journey on average takes 2.5-3 hours and costs $10 per person. Tell the driver you are coming to Finca Exotica and he will drop you off right outside. Going back to town, you can pick it up at around 8:30am and 3:30pm from right outside Finca Exotica. Taxi- This will cost around $80 for a one-way trip. It is quicker and obviously you can choose the time you want to leave town. It’s also much less bumpy than the colectivo! If you would like to come by private taxi, let us know and we shall happily book it for you. Please note that we DO NOT receive any commission from taxis, therefore the taxi ride is not more expensive if you reserve it with us. Actually, it is usually cheaper. We strongly recommend organizing a taxi through us if this is your preferred method of travel as there is an increasing number of ´illegal´ taxis now on the Osa Peninsula- we do not want to promote this service by giving these pirate drivers work. The local taxi drivers we use are safe, friendly, and fully licensed. If you are driving, please only come in a 4×4. Please let us know if you would like to rent a car and we shall recommend you a good company. There are various rivers to cross and for this reason a 4×4 is recommended. The journey takes 1.5-2 hours. Please arrive no later than 5pm- the road is much easier to drive during daylight hours. There is only one road between Puerto Jimenez and Carate- you just follow the road and look out for our main entrance on the right hand side opposite the beach. Our main entrance is found just before the end of the small airstrip. We offer free parking for all guests. Other Things to NoteIf you are planing to come by car please rent a 4x4 and arrive before is getting dark at 5:30 p.m
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                2br Home/Apartment
                • Parking
                • Wifi
                With wide sand beaches extending for miles in either direction, Casa Playa Lapa is a privately owned beach front residence in remote Carate, Costa Rica, only two miles from the crown jewel of the national park system, Corcovado National Park. Tucked deep in a grove of lowland palms facing the Pacific Ocean and insulated from the rest of the world by jungle on either side, Playa Lapa is arguably the most remote vacation rental in all of Costa Rica, yet fully equipped for your family's comfort and convenience. Completed in the summer of 2007, the house is constructed of tropical hardwoods, including teak interior, purple heart (nazareno) beams and accents, and cara de tigre posts. A magnificent spiral staircase of purple heart is the central architectural feature; the furniture, which has been custom built by a local craftsman, is fabricated from zebra wood. An open-design living area, loft bedroom suite, fully screened windows on both levels, and extended roof encourage free flow of air throughout the structure, supplemented by a continuous offshore ocean breeze. Playa Lapa is about one kilometer from the end of the road in Carate, the most distant point from San Jose on the national highway system. The beach stretches pristine and vast toward Salsipuedes Point in Corcovado National Park to the northwest, and Cabo Matapalo to the southeast. The Pacific Ocean pounds relentlessly against a prime turtle nesting beach--giant olive Ridleys have been observed laying their eggs on the path from the beach to the house itself. The thundering surf creates a continuous and exciting background upon which the cacophony of parrots and shore birds is orchestrated. This is no casual swimming beach--the costal bathemetry of the Osa Peninsula creates a typically strong undertow and large, often overpowering waves. The magnificence of this wild surf on a vast and undeveloped beach is one of Playa Lapa's most alluring natural attractions. A resident flock of Scarlet Macaws feeds in the almond trees at the edge of the dunes, hence the name 'Playa Lapa,' meaning 'Beach of the Scarlet Macaw.' There is a migratory path through the canopy above Playa Lapa frequented by large troops of squirrel monkeys, and white faced capuchins can be seen daily feeding in the palm trees surrounding the house. Flocks of Amazon parrots are usually observed in the early morning and again at dusk. A variety of herons and egrets are found regularly feeding in the slough on small fish and lizards, while the shy and peaceable coatimundis play at the edge of the forest, occasionally lumbering from one side of the clearing to the other just off the back deck. Casa Playa Lapa is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of its owners. Designed by engineer daughter, it is very comfortable, convenient, eco-friendly, and is situated in a remote part of Costa Rica that is well 'off the grid.' Power is supplied by a hybrid solar / hydroelectric alternative energy system, providing conventional 110V 60-cycle American-ready electrical power. A unique solar hot water system in the roof ensures comfortable bathing during afternoon hours, as well as an outdoor shower. We also boast broadband satellite Internet and a wireless router to enable our guests to stay in touch with friends and family. High quality cookware, glassware, flatware and linens ensure that all your needs are accommodated. Typical Spanish architectural style security grills have been installed on all the windows and doors to enhance our guest's safety. In addition, bi-fold wooden shutters on the ten windows surrounding the living room permit the exclusion of ocean mist and rain as needed. A remote getaway, Playa Lapa is truly a unique destination in and of itself. Its proximity to Corcovado National Park, while enhancing its attraction, also ensures its preservation from the tourist development occurring in the beach communities all along Costa Rica's shoreline. For a memorable experience of intimacy with nature, plus personal comfort and convenience, there is really nothing quite like Casa Playa Lapa. Keywords: Beach house, Casa
                Bungalow
                1br Bungalow
                  This bungalow is located in Finca Exotica ecolodge! This is a large cabina with a spectacular view of the ocean and surrounding primary rainforest. This rental has two levels. On the first floor there is a general living area with hammock, table and chairs, and entrance to an open area containing shower, small pool and thatched bathroom. On the second floor there is a wide room with a library, one queen bed and two single beds. This structure, with Suita palm thatched roof, can comfortably accommodate a honeymoon couple, group of friends or family as long as they like to share the sleeping area. This rainforest beach rental cabin is available for reservations of 4 nights or more ONLY. It is up on the hill and it requires a 7 min hike to get there – but we can promise the view is definitely worth it. Please read is Finca Exotica ecolodge for me: http://www.fincaexotica.com/is-finca-exotica-eco-lodge-for-you/ Specs: Ocean view Space: 5 people Private room with queen bed and 3 twin beds Private Bathroom Outdoor shower No hot water No fans Living with out walls Front deck: lounging area & hammock
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                  1br Cabin
                  • Wifi
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                  The SpaceThis jungle cabin is located in the garden area with quick access to the beach (5min walk). It has two private bedrooms : one with a queen bed, and the other with either a queen bed or 2 comfy single beds. It has a private bathroom, a big and sunny outdoor shower and a beautiful front deck with comfy seating and a hammock for lounging. Please read is Finca Exotica ecolodge for me! Specs: Close to the beach Space: 4 people Private room with queen bed Private room with 2 twin beds or a queen bed Private Bathroom Outdoor shower No hot water No fans Living with out walls Front deck: lounging area & hammock Guest AccessThis Cabin is located in Finca Exotica ecolodge so during your stay you can enjoy all the ecolodge communal areas: Restaurant, beach house, front desk, tours, room service, wifi! Interaction with GuestsWe will be always at Finca Exotica ecolodge because we work there and we have another cabin where we can stay very close by! The NeighborhoodSustainability Finca Exotica is a sustainable eco lodge, built on the foundations of land preservation, organic food production, sustainable building, community outreach, and education programs for guests and locals. The environmental impact of this farm is constantly under review by experts and the local staff to minimize our ecological footprint. Surrounded by Primary forest and bordering Corcovado National Park, we offer outstanding opportunities to observe Costa Rica’s rich wildlife. Swimming, surfing, boogie-boarding, hiking, fishing, horse-riding, kayaking... it is our pleasure to organize tours and trips to suit your needs. Getting AroundGetting to Finca Exotica Ecolodge Finca Exotica Eco Lodge is located on Playa Carate, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. The nearest town to us is Puerto Jimenez, a 42km drive away along a scenic drive passing through both jungle and farmland. Have you organized travel to the Osa yet? If you are looking to come by plane to the Osa Peninsula, choose SANSA or NATURE AIR! If you call Sansa on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and tell them you are staying with us here at Finca Exotica, they will give you a discount OR check out this Nature Air link where only the best prices are offered to our guests: Nature Air With regards to getting here from Puerto Jimenez, you have 3 options: Colectivo- This is the public bus service (an open backed truck) which leaves twice a day from opposite the supermarket ’96’ in Puerto Jimenez. Ask anyone in town if you can’t find it. It leaves at 6am and 1:30pm. The journey on average takes 2.5-3 hours and costs $10 per person. Tell the driver you are coming to Finca Exotica and he will drop you off right outside. Going back to town, you can pick it up at around 8:30am and 3:30pm from right outside Finca Exotica. Taxi- This will cost around $80 for a one-way trip. It is quicker and obviously you can choose the time you want to leave town. It’s also much less bumpy than the colectivo! If you would like to come by private taxi, let us know and we shall happily book it for you. Please note that we DO NOT receive any commission from taxis, therefore the taxi ride is not more expensive if you reserve it with us. Actually, it is usually cheaper. We strongly recommend organizing a taxi through us if this is your preferred method of travel as there is an increasing number of ´illegal´ taxis now on the Osa Peninsula- we do not want to promote this service by giving these pirate drivers work. The local taxi drivers we use are safe, friendly, and fully licensed. If you are driving, please only come in a 4×4. Please let us know if you would like to rent a car and we shall recommend you a good company. There are various rivers to cross and for this reason a 4×4 is recommended. The journey takes 1.5-2 hours. Please arrive no later than 5pm- the road is much easier to drive during daylight hours. There is only one road between Puerto Jimenez and Carate- you just follow the road and look out for our main entrance on the right hand side opposite the beach. Our main entrance is found just before the end of the small airstrip. We offer free parking for all guests. Other Things to NoteIf you are planing to come by car please rent a 4x4 and arrive before is getting dark at 5:30 p.m