El Brujo, San Jose, Costa Rica Accommodations

Accommodations in El Brujo

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The SpaceSecluded and furnished/equipped camping-style cabin located within Buenaventura Eco-Park, on the border of Los Quetzales National Park and on the edge of a majestic clear-water mountain river (Division River). Great for families, volunteers, honeymooners, researchers (biologists/anthropologists), artists, authors, and folks on sabbatical. It is also perfect for vacationers wanting to really soak in the rural farming culture and rainforest and looking to experience the Costa Rican rural countryside away from tourists. This is a 100% no artificial ingredients, back-to-nature type of place owned by a Central American-U.S. family currently working in the United States. The cabin is located between the towns of El Llano and El Brujo, on the southern border of the Los Quetzales National Park, which has 150,000 acres of premontane, montane and cloud forest and about 50 ft. There are beautiful gardens and organic fruit trees on the 2.5 acre yard. This destination is especially great for families with children since there are children to play with on the nearby farms and ample space to run around. There's even a soccer field on the property and there are waterfalls less than 15 min. hike up nearby creeks within the Buenaventura Ecological Park & Reserve (additional day pass fee at half price applies*) Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 small children. For family bed type families, the two twin mattresses can be arranged together so that it is like one large king size bed. There is a gas stove for cooking, an outdoor shower, an outhouse and solar charged lighting. Equipped with an outdoor shower, sink, kitchenette with gas stove and outhouse. We will make sure you have tents to sleep in within the cabin (tents are optional but help keep the bugs completely out of sleeping area), linens, dishes, towels, an cooler and a solar charged light, as well as a list of what fresh produce and farm products are available to purchase next door at Three Seeds Organic Farm (i.e. fresh milk, cheese, etc.) Organic meals, organic produce and dairy products can be purchased next door (3 min. walk), at Three Seeds Farm. Three Seeds Farm and nearby Buenaventura Eco-Lodge also offer guided tours into the jungle, organic gardening workshops, educational, cultural and ecological activities, volunteer opportunities, horseback riding, as well as additional lodging options. They also offer laundry service, childcare, electrical recharge station, phone, wifi, and hot showers/baths. Did I already mention the AMAZING homegrown organic meals? Please contact us directly before booking this cabin so we can assure availability as calendar is not always up to date. Pura Vida! Guest AccessRental fee includes use of the cabin and private gardens (2.5 acres), which include a soccer field shared with Three Seeds Farm and also includes unlimited access to the lower part of the Buenaventura Ecological Park trails, riverside gazeebo, and the Andrés creek and waterfall. Buenaventura, a 180 acre private ecological park also contains trails that go to waterfalls, organic gardens and an old growth rainforest bordering Los Quetzales National Park - as a cabin renter, you get 1/2 price to access to the upper level of Buenaventura ($3 per person per day on the days you want to go into the upper areas of the park) Interaction with GuestsWe will not meet in person :( This cabin is managed by our relatives at Three Seeds Organic Farm and Buenaventura Eco-Adventure Lodge. The NeighborhoodRural Costa Rican living far away from tourist hot spots. Getting AroundThere is no public transit. You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle or hire a taxi. Because of the very remote nature of this destination deep in the rainforest, taxis are about $80 each way. Other Things to NoteOne week advance notice required to book this cabin. A 3 night mínimum is required.
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The SpaceAre you looking for a private, serene and rejuvenating place in Costa Rica to Retreat and Experience Costa Rica's rural country living right up against pristine rainforest? Buenaventura welcomes you to come stay at Posada de Sueños in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village! We Invite You to Come Live and Experience: * Costa Rica's Warm Summer Days & Clear Sky Nights (every Nov - May) * Tranquility, Serenity & Rejuvenation * Diverse Flora & Fauna surrounded in Lush Tropical Paradise * Fresh Mountain Spring Water * Nourishing Home Grown Organic Meals & Foods * Pure Cleansing Oxygen * 100% Nature and Rainforests * Costa Rica Country Living * Organic Farming & Permaculture Gardening * Eco-Adventures and Outdoor Fitness * Spanish Language & Tico Culture * Yoga and Meditation in True Serenity * Re-freshing Waterfalls, Swimming Holes, Natural Waterslides --- * --- ABOUT POSADA DE SUEÑOS: Posada de Sueños is located in Buenaventura's "Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village", in a private and serene valley, between dense rainforest mountains in the valley of River Division in Costa Rica and directly across the river from Sacred Mountain and Buenaventura Eco-Adventure Lodge & Rainforest Rejuvenation Retreat Center, 160+ acres of mountainous rainforest with trails, waterfalls, and swimming holes. Posada de Sueños is a river-front 4 Bedroom House that sleeps 8-10 people. The house also has a 1,000 sq ft communal living space area for yoga, dancing, and hanging out, and has a fully equipped kitchen with appliances (gas stove, refrigerator, blender, juicer), silverware/pots/pans/etc., washer and dryer and Free WiFi! The house also has fans, tables, chairs, and hammocks. We also offer Mountain Bikes, Yoga Mats, PlayStation 2, and other items for use or rent on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This Vacation Rental is great for families, group retreats, honeymooners, researchers (biologists/anthropologists), artists, authors, and folks on sabbatical. It is also perfect for vacationers wanting to really soak in the rural farming culture and rainforest and looking to experience the Costa Rican rural countryside away from tourists. This is a 100% no artificial ingredients, back-to-nature type of place owned by a Central American-U.S. family that runs Buenaventura Rainforest Retreat Center and Tres Semillas Mountain Restaurant. This house is located on the southern border of the Los Santos Forest Reserve - 150,000 acres of premontane, montane and cloud forest and steps away from the edge of the Division River, which offers wonderful swimming. There is a beautiful old growth tree forest, gardens and organic fruit trees on the property and within the Eco-Village. Rental includes access to the riverside area of the Buenaventura Eco-Park which has a great little riverside picnic area where you can hang out in a hammock. This destination is especially great for families with children since there are children to play with on the nearby farms and ample space to run around. There's even a small soccer field nearby and there are waterfalls less than 10 min. walk up nearby creeks within Buenaventura's 160 acre Wilderness Adventure Tent Camp Park & Wildlife Private Reserve. Location: 20 miles to the north-west of San Isidro de El General, and 10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean - between the two small farming communities of El Llano and El Brujo de Río Nuevo. --- * --- RENTAL INFORMATION: Posada de Sueños is available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals (Maximum of 3 consecutive months at a time) 2014 Dates Available as Rental: Now through August 31st, 2014 December 1st - December 31st, 2014 RENTAL RATES: Nightly Rental Rates: Exclusive House Rental (rent the entire house): $400.00 p/night (Up to 10 Adults/Kids) Shared Room Rental Rates: $60.00 p/night (Single Occupancy) Private Room Rental Rates: $120.00 p/night (Single or Double Occupancy) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $25.00 p/night p/child (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- Weekly Rental Rates: Exclusive House Rental (rent the entire house): $2,000.00 p/week (Up to 10 Adults/Kids) Shared Room Rental Rates: $300.00 p/week (Single Occupancy) Private Room Rental Rates: $600.00 p/week (Single or Double Occupancy) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $125.00 p/week p/child (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- Monthly Rental Rates & Terms: Exclusive House Rental (rent the entire house): $3,000.00 p/month (Up to 10 Adults/Kids) Shared Room Rental Rates: $750.00 p/month (Single Occupancy) Private Room Rental Rates: $1,500.00 p/month (Single or Double Occupancy) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $250.00 p/month p/child (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- House Rental Rates Include: * House-keeping every 7 days (clean your room, kitchen, bathrooms, clean sheets/towels) * All Utilities (Garbage disposal and electricity/power) * Free WiFi * Washer and Dryer * Daily Entrance Pass to Buenaventura's Wilderness Adventure Tent Camp Park & Wildlife Private Reserve (Park and Reserve open 8 am - 4 pm) * Puenta Alma Bridge Toll * Lots of Free Activities! -- * --- FOOD & MEALS: Local groceries or meals can be purchased at Tres Semillas Mountain Restaurant or you may also purchase groceries in the El Llano Pulperia/Store (small town 3 miles up river) or El Brujo (small town 1 mile down river) or make a weekly trip to San Isidro to stock up on food at one of the major supermarkets (1 - 1.5 hours away) Tres Semillas Mountain Restaurant is located directly across the river next to the entrance to Buenaventura's 160 acre Eco-Adventure Wilderness Park. Tres Semillas serves A La Carte or "all you can eat" buffet style Home Grown and Home Cooked Organic Meals and Fresh Fruit Drinks. Plato del Dia (Plate of the Day) is $10 and a Buffet-style All You Can Eat Meal is $15. Local Organic Groceries available at Tres Semillas include: * Fresh Milk, Cream, & Cheese (made from Buenaventura's Grass-fed Free-Range Organic Dairy Cattle Farm) * Eggs * Fruits (Bananas, Oranges, Mangos, Avocados, Lemons, etc.) * Vegetables & Grains (Beans, Corn, Yucca, Yampi, Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, etc.) * Herbs & Greens (Cilantro, Basil, Lettuces, Rosemary, Mint, etc.) * Juices (Fresh Fruit Juices made from Guanabana, Cas, Tamarindo, Oranges, etc.) * Natural Sugar (Tapa Dulce made from Sugar Cane) * Pizzas (ready to eat) -- * -- TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (GETTING THERE): Transportation to/from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village from San Isidro (1 - 1.5 hours away) ranges from $50 - $70 each way, depending on whether you take Buenaventura Express Guest & Cargo taxi service ($50 each way) or hire/call a private taxi ($60-$70 each way depending on taxi driver). If you have a car or plan on renting a car during your stay, you can park your car in the parking lot next to the house. Please note that there is no public transportation to our area, so if you don't have your own vehicle and you need to run errands in San Isidro, you will need to factor and budget for additional transportation costs. Ride share is available between $5-$10 each way (depending on the vehicle/driver). We offer Mountain Bike rentals ($5 per day) to bike to the El Llano or El Brujo general stores (pulperias) or you can rent a horse for $15 per day. --- * --- OUR PRIVATE AND REMOTE LOCATION: Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village is located in a serene and private valley, and due to our remote location, there is limited internet and phone service available in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. 3G cell phone service through ICE (Local Telecom Company) is now available in our area and internet can be accessed on 3G enabled cell phones. Buenaventura recently installed a cell/internet tower at the top of the mountain to provide internet service to the area. All rentals come with free Internet WiFi service. For those renting over longer periods, renters and visitors can purchase calling cards from ICE and use their 3G cell phones to make calls and check e-mail. --- * --- LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY: Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village has a Leave No Trace policy, so we please ask that whatever you bring in, you please take out with you (clothes, personal items, plastics, etc.). We do offer limited garbage disposal (composting and recycling) as part of rental agreement, however, we require that you pack out anything that isn't going to be useful or reused at Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. We ask that you please respect our policy, otherwise if you leave garbage or non-reusable items, we will deduct $100 from your security deposit as a "garbage dumping fee".
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The SpaceAre you looking for a private, serene and rejuvenating place in Costa Rica to Retreat and Experience Costa Rica's rural country living right up against pristine rainforest? Buenaventura welcomes you to come stay at Casita SalvaDanta in Buenaventura's Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village! We Invite You to Come Live and Experience: * Costa Rica's Warm Summer Days & Clear Sky Nights (every Nov - May) * Tranquility, Serenity & Rejuvenation * Diverse Flora & Fauna surrounded in Lush Tropical Paradise * Fresh Mountain Spring Water * Nourishing Home Grown Organic Meals & Foods * Pure Cleansing Oxygen * 100% Nature and Rainforests * Costa Rica Country Living * Organic Farming & Permaculture Gardening * Eco-Adventures and Outdoor Fitness * Spanish Language & Tico Culture * Yoga and Meditation in True Serenity * Re-freshing Waterfalls, Swimming Holes, Natural Waterslides ABOUT CASITA SALVADANTA: Casita SalvaDanta is located in Buenaventura's "Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village", in a hidden and serene valley, between dense rainforest mountains in the valley of River Division in Costa Rica and directly across the river from Sacred Mountain and Buenaventura Eco-Adventure Lodge & Rainforest Rejuvenation Retreat Center, 160+ acres of mountainous rainforest with trails, waterfalls, and swimming holes. The two-story wood cabin has a big outdoor deck (great for yoga or chilling out) and is fully furnished (1 Cal King bed & 2 Single Beds), fan, table, chairs, hammocks, kitchen appliances (gas stove, refrigerator), silverware/pots/pans/etc. We also offer Mountain Bikes, Yoga Mats and other items for use or rent on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This Vacation Rental is great for small families, couples, honeymooners, researchers (biologists/anthropologists), artists, authors, volunteers, and folks on sabbatical. It is also perfect for vacationers wanting to really soak in the rural farming culture and rainforest and looking to experience the Costa Rican rural countryside away from tourists. This is a 100% no artificial ingredients, back-to-nature type of place owned by a Central American-U.S. family that runs Buenaventura Rainforest Retreat Center and Three Seeds Mountain Restaurant. This house is located on the southern border of the Los Santos Forest Reserve - 150,000 acres of premontane, montane and cloud forest and steps away from the edge of the Division River, which offers wonderful swimming. There is a beautiful old growth tree forest, gardens and organic fruit trees on the property and within the Eco-Village. Rental includes access to the riverside area of the Buenaventura Eco-Park which has a great little riverside picnic area where you can hang out in a hammock. This destination is especially great for families with children since there are children to play with on the nearby farms and ample space to run around. There's even a small soccer field nearby and there are waterfalls less than 10 min. walk up nearby creeks within Buenaventura's 160 acre Wilderness Adventure Tent Camp Park & Wildlife Private Reserve. Location: 36 km to the north-west of San Isidro de El General (Perez), and 17 km inland from the Pacific Ocean - between the two small farming communities of El Llano and El Brujo de Río Nuevo. We are located 1 hour away from Quepos/Manuel Antonio (26 miles), 1 hour from Dominical (28 miles) and 1 hour and 15 minutes from San Isidro de El General (Perez) (20 Miles). --- * --- RENTAL INFORMATION: Casita SalvaDanta is available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals (Maximum of 3 consecutive months at a time) 2015 Dates Available as Rental: Now through August 31st, 2015 and from December 15th to December 31st, 2015 --- * --- 2015 RENTAL RATES: Nightly Rental Rates & Terms: House Rental: $140.00 p/night (Single or Double Occupancy) (2-6 nights) Additional Adult: Add $70.00 p/night p/adult (Max 1 additional adult) Kids 4-12 years old: Add $25.00 p/night p/child (Max 3 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- Weekly Rental Rates & Terms: House Rental: $840.00 p/week (Single or Double Occupancy) Additional Adult: Add $300.00 p/week p/adult (Max 1 additional adult) Kids 4-12 years old: Add $125.00 p/week p/child (Max 3 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- Monthly Rental Rates & Terms: House Rental: $1,500.00 p/month (Single or Double Occupancy) Additional Adult: Add $500.00 p/month p/adult (Max 1 additional adult) Kids 4-12 years old: Add $250.00 p/month p/child (Max 3 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) Rental Includes: * House-keeping every 7 days (clean your room, kitchen, bathrooms, clean sheets/towels) * All Utilities (Garbage disposal and electricity/power) * Free WiFi * Fully Outfitted Kitchen (Fridge, Stove/Oven, Blender, etc.) * Washer * Daily Entrance Pass to Buenaventura's Wilderness Adventure Tent Camp Park & Wildlife Private Reserve (Park and Reserve open 8 am - 4 pm) * Puenta Alma Bridge Toll * Lots of Free Activities! FOOD & MEALS: Local groceries or meals can be purchased at Three Seeds Mountain Restaurant or you may also purchase groceries in the El Llano Pulperia/Store (small town 3 miles up river) or El Brujo (small town 1 mile down river) or make a weekly trip to San Isidroor Quepos to stock up on food at one of the major supermarkets (1 hour 15 minutes away) Three Seeds Mountain Restaurant is located directly across the river next to the entrance to Buenaventura's 160 acre Eco-Adventure Wilderness Park. Three Seeds serves Home-Grown and Home-Cooked Organic Meals and Fresh Fruit (URL HIDDEN) All meals are self-serve and "All You Can Eat" buffet style. Meal Plan Rates: $10 Breakfast / $15 Lunch / $15 Dinner (Per Person) Local Organic Groceries available at Three Seeds include: * Fresh Milk, Cream, & Cheese (made from Buenaventura's Grass-fed Free-Range Organic Dairy Cattle Farm) * Eggs * Fruits (Bananas, Oranges, Mangos, Avocados, Lemons, etc.) * Vegetables & Grains (Beans, Corn, Yucca, Yampi, Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, etc.) * Herbs & Greens (Cilantro, Basil, Lettuces, Rosemary, Mint, etc.) * Juices (Fresh Fruit Juices made from Guanabana, Cas, Tamarindo, Oranges, etc.) * Natural Sugar (Tapa Dulce made from Sugar Cane) * Pizzas (ready to eat) TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (GETTING THERE): Transportation to/from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village from San Isidro, Dominical or Quepos (a little over 1 hour and 15 minutes from each town) ranges from $75-$125 each way, depending on whether you take Buenaventura's 4x4 Express Guest & Cargo taxi service ($75 each way) or hire/call a private 4x4 taxi ($90 each way from San Isidro and $125 each way from Dominical or Quepos). If you have a car or plan on renting a car during your stay, you need a 4x4 vehicle to access Buenaventura. We recommend renting 4x4 vehicles that have the 4L gear and manual transmission, since there are some very steep parts of the road that you have to drive up and down. Please note that there is no public transportation to our area, so if you don't have your own vehicle and you need to run errands in San Isidro or Quepos, you will need to factor and budget for additional transportation costs. Community ride shares are available between $5 each way (depending on the vehicle/driver). We offer Mountain Bike rentals ($10 per day) to bike to the El Llano or El Brujo general stores (pulperias) or you can rent a horse for $25 per day. --- * --- COMMUNICATION SERVICES: 3G cell phone service through ICE (Local Telecom Company) is now available in our area and internet can be accessed on 3G enabled cell phones. Buenaventura recently installed a cell/internet tower at the top of the mountain to provide internet service to Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. All rentals have FREE WiFi service. For those renting over longer periods, renters and visitors can purchase calling cards from ICE and use their 3G cell phones to make calls and check e-mail. --- * --- LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY: Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village has a Leave No Trace policy, so we please ask that whatever you bring in, you please take out with you (clothes, personal items, plastics, etc.). We do offer limited garbage disposal (composting and recycling) as part of rental agreement, however, we require that you pack out anything that isn't going to be useful or reused at Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. We ask that you please respect our policy, otherwise if you leave garbage or non-reusable items, we will deduct $100 from your security deposit as a "garbage dumping fee". --- * --- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: How far are you from the ocean? We are located 13.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean (between Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Dominical) and it takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village to Quepos/Manuel Antonio or Dominical, on a back-country dirt road through the valley of Savegre (a beautiful scenic drive), followed by 10-15 miles on the paved Coastal Highway to either Manuel Antonio or Dominical. How far are you from a major town and the capital? We are 20 miles northwest of San Isidro de El General, one of Costa Rica's largest and fastest growing cities in all of Central America (population 50k). San Isidro (also known as "Perez") is located 73 miles south of San Jose (Costa Rica's capital), along the Panamerican Highway. By car from San Jose, a non-stop drive to Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village takes approximately 4.5 - 5 hours, and from San Isidro it takes approximately 1 - 1.5 hours (depending on road conditions). Are there bugs and mosquitos? Yes, we are living on the edge of the jungle in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world! So we have our share of insects and little critters, most are harmless, but we do have poisonous ones. If you can't handle seeing a bug, snake or spider, this may not be the right place and experience for you. In terms of mosquitos, fortunately due to our elevation and climate at 1,000 feet above sea level, we have a minimal amount of mosquitos (especially in the cleared areas and houses). We can provide mosquito nets over your beds if requested. Are there dangerous animals? Being that we are on the edge of the Los Santos Forest Reserve, with 150,000 acres of protected primary and secondary rainforest, the area is home to jaguars, ocelots, jagarundis, wild boars, and several poisonous snakes. It is incredibly rare to see a jaguar or wild boar, so snakes are generally the only thing you need to watch out for, and they usually come out at night. Is there phone and internet? Yes, we offer FREE Wi-Fi in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village and 3G cell phones work in the valley. You can buy Calling Cards/Minutes from ICE at the airport. They provide you with a SIM card that you can place in your phone (your 3G phone must be unlocked in order for the ICE cards to work). You can also use your US carrier SIM card, however, the roaming charges are outrageously expensive. We suggest that if you need to place Long Distance calls, you use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) on your laptop (if you bring your computer). How far is the nearest hospital? The closest major hospitals are either in Quepos or San Isidro 1 - 1.5 hours away (depending on road conditions). In the event of a serious medical emergency that required hospital care, we would call an ambulance to begin driving out towards Buenaventura and take the person in our vehicle to meet the ambulance on the road. In the event of a critical life-threatening emergency, we would call in a MediVac helicopter located in San Jose and fly the person to either the San Isidro or Quepos hospital or the new hospital down near Uvita or in San Jose. We don’t expect to ever have to take one of our guests to a hospital, but due to our remote location and adventurous surroundings, we have to let our guests know that medical attention can take up to 1 to 1.5 hours at the earliest. What should I bring? First and foremost, bring your adventurous spirit and an openness and willingness to immerse yourself into Pristine Nature and Costa Rica's simple country-living and culture!! Buenaventura is a private property and retreat center and unlike a hotel or resort, the experience we offer our guests is Real Country-style living with the comforts of home. Headlamp Flashlight (A MUST! - We suggest Petzl Headlamps) Light Weight clothing (Short and Long-Sleeve Shorts, T-Shirts, Blouses, Pants, etc.) Fleece or Sweater (It can get cool in the late evenings and early mornings) Rain Shell (Light-weight) At least one long sleeve shirt and long pants, and clothing you don't mind getting dirty/muddy in the wet season Close-toed Tennis Shoes or Hiking Boots (you don’t mind getting dirty and/or muddy) Tevas/Water Shoes Flip Flops (for inside the houses) Bathing suit Camera Sun hat, Sun Glasses and Sun Screen Organic Insect Repellent (you can buy it at Rainbow or Whole Foods) Good Book to read Zip Lock bags (Small and Large - to keep things drive if it rains) Laptop (We offer Wi-Fi if you need to check email or connect to the Internet) Yoga Mat and Props (if you are coming on a Yoga Retreat) A flag or shot glass from your Native Country (to add to our Flag and Shot Glass Collection) Guest AccessGuests have free access to the following: - River Division (steps away from the cabin) - Buenaventura's Private Wildlife Reserve (160 acres) with trails, waterfalls, swimming holes, etc. - Buenaventura's Old-Growth Tree Forest Park (with 300+ year old trees) - Creeks, waterfalls and swimming holes nearby Interaction with GuestsYour host is here 24/7 and is available for tours, excursions, to answer questions, etc. We provide very personalized services and you become part of our family when you stay at Buenaventura. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is Primary and Secondary Rainforest and open pasture land. We are located along one of the cleanest rivers in Costa Rica (ranked top 3 cleanest rivers in Costa Rica and all of Central America). Getting AroundThere is no public transportation to Buenaventura. 4x4 vehicles are required during the rainy season and some regular vehicles can get here in the dry season from San Isidro. If coming from the coast, 4x4 is 100% required, since you have to drive up and over a very very steep mountain. We offer "collectivo" ride shares to town ($10 round-trip) and also offer Transfers IN and OUT for $75, or you can hire a 4x4 taxi, however they are more expensive.
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The SpaceAre you looking for a private, serene and rejuvenating place in Costa Rica to Retreat and Experience Costa Rica's rural country living right up against pristine rainforest? Buenaventura welcomes you to come stay at Cabina del Rio in Buenaventura's Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village! We Invite You to Come Live and Experience: * Costa Rica's Warm Summer Days & Clear Sky Nights (every Nov - May) * Tranquility, Serenity & Rejuvenation * Diverse Flora & Fauna surrounded in Lush Tropical Paradise * Fresh Mountain Spring Water * Nourishing Home Grown Organic Meals & Foods * Pure Cleansing Oxygen * 100% Nature and Rainforests * Costa Rica Country Living * Organic Farming & Permaculture Gardening * Eco-Adventures and Outdoor Fitness * Spanish Language & Tico Culture * Yoga and Meditation in True Serenity * Re-freshing Waterfalls, Swimming Holes, Natural Waterslides ABOUT CABINA DEL RIO: Cabina del Rio is located in Buenaventura's "Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village", in a private and serene valley, between dense rainforest mountains in the valley of River Division in Costa Rica and directly across the river from Sacred Mountain and Buenaventura Eco-Adventure Lodge & Rainforest Rejuvenation Retreat Center, 160+ acres of mountainous rainforest with trails, waterfalls, and swimming holes. The bungalow is a 300 sq ft 1 room wooden cabin with wood walls/floors, tin roof, kitchenette, front porch and views overlooking the river (Rio Division). The bungalow has been recently painted and screened, with a new cement landing and foot-wash basin. Cabina del Rio is furnished with a sink, table, chairs, fan, and hammock, small fridge and private bathroom/hot shower. Cabin can be outfitted with 1 Queen bed or 2 Single Beds. Includes Free Wi-Fi! This Vacation Rental is great for individuals, couples, honeymooners, researchers (biologists/anthropologists), artists, authors, volunteers, and folks on sabbatical. It is also perfect for vacationers wanting to really soak in the rural farming culture and rainforest and looking to experience the Costa Rican rural countryside away from tourists. This is a 100% no artificial ingredients, back-to-nature type of place owned by a Central American-U.S. family that runs Buenaventura Rainforest Retreat Center and Tres Semillas Mountain Restaurant. This bungalow is located on the southern border of the Los Santos Forest Reserve - 150,000 acres of premontane, montane and cloud forest and steps away from the edge of the Division River, which offers wonderful swimming. There is a beautiful old growth tree forest, gardens and organic fruit trees on the property and within the Eco-Village. Rental includes access to the riverside area of the Buenaventura Eco-Park which has a great little riverside picnic area where you can hang out in a hammock. This destination is especially great for individuals or families with children since there are children to play with on the nearby farms and ample space to run around. There's even a small soccer field nearby and there are waterfalls less than 10 min. walk up nearby creeks within Buenaventura's 160 acre Wilderness Adventure Tent Camp Park & Wildlife Private Reserve. Location: 36 km to the north-west of San Isidro de El General, and 17 km inland from the Pacific Ocean - between the two small farming communities of El Llano and El Brujo de Río Nuevo. Driving Times: 1 hour from Manuel Antonio/Quepos 1 hour from Dominical 1 hour 15 minutes from San Isidro (Perez Zeledon) 4 hours from San Jose airport --- * --- RENTAL INFORMATION: Cabina del Rio is available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals (Maximum of 3 consecutive months at a time) 2014 Dates Available as Rental: Now through December 31st, 2014 --- * --- 2014 RENTAL RATES: Nightly Rental Rates & Terms: House Rental: $75.00 p/night (Single or Double Occupancy) (2-6 nights) (Max 2 Adults) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $25.00 p/night p/child (Max 2 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- Weekly Rental Rates & Terms: House Rental: $500.00 p/week (Single or Double Occupancy) (Max 2 adults) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $125.00 p/week p/child (Max 2 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- Monthly Rental Rates & Terms: House Rental: $800.00 p/month (Single or Double Occupancy) (Max 2 Adults) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $175.00 p/month p/child (Max 2 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) Rental Includes: * House-keeping every 3 days (clean your room, kitchen, bathroom, clean sheets/towels) * All Utilities (Garbage disposal and electricity/power) * Free WiFi * Hot Shower and Bathtub * Kitchenette (Mini Fridge, Hot Plate, Dishes, etc.) * Daily Entrance Pass to Buenaventura's Wilderness Adventure Tent Camp Park & Wildlife Private Reserve (Park and Reserve open 8 am - 4 pm) * Puenta Alma Bridge Toll * Lots of Free Activities! FOOD & MEALS: Local groceries or meals can be purchased at Three Seeds Eco-Education Rainforest Camp and Mountain Restaurant or you may also purchase groceries in the El Llano Pulperia/Store (small town 3 miles up river) or El Brujo (small town 1 mile down river) or make a weekly trip to San Isidro to stock up on food at one of the major supermarkets (1 - 1.5 hours away) Three Seeds Mountain Restaurant is located directly across the river next to the entrance to Buenaventura's 160 acre Eco-Adventure Wilderness Park. Three Seeds serves A La Carte or "all you can eat" buffet style Home Grown and Home Cooked Organic Meals and Fresh Fruit Drinks. Plato del Dia (Plate of the Day) is $10 and a Buffet-style All You Can Eat Meal is $15. Local Organic Groceries available at Three Seeds include: * Fresh Milk, Cream, & Cheese (made from Buenaventura's Grass-fed Free-Range Organic Dairy Cattle Farm) * Eggs * Fruits (Bananas, Oranges, Mangos, Avocados, Lemons, etc.) * Vegetables & Grains (Beans, Corn, Yucca, Yampi, Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, etc.) * Herbs & Greens (Cilantro, Basil, Lettuces, Rosemary, Mint, etc.) * Juices (Fresh Fruit Juices made from Guanabana, Cas, Tamarindo, Oranges, etc.) * Natural Sugar (Tapa Dulce made from Sugar Cane) * Pizzas (ready to eat) WORKSHOPS & COOKING CLASSES: Workshops and Classes are available at Three Seeds Eco-Education Rainforest Camp. Below are a list of the workshops and classes offered at Three Seeds Eco-Education Rainforest Camp: Workshops: Cow Milking & Cheese Making Workshop Chocolate Making Workshop Sugar Cane Juicing Workshop Organic Gardening Workshop Cooking Classes: Fresh Corn or Meat Tamales Fresh Corn, Bean or Chicken Empanadas Fresh Corn Chorriadas Salvadorean Pupusas Home-made Whole Wheat Flour Pizzas Fresh Corn Tamal Asado TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (GETTING THERE): Transportation to/from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village from San Isidro (1 - 1.5 hours away) or from Quepos/Manuel Antonio ranges from $60 - $100 each way, depending on whether you take Buenaventura Express Guest & Cargo taxi service ($60 each way) or hire/call a private taxi ($80-100 each way depending on taxi driver). If you have a car or plan on renting a car during your stay, you can park your car in the parking lot next to the house. Please note that there is no public transportation to our area, so if you don't have your own vehicle and you need to run errands in San Isidro, you will need to factor and budget for additional transportation costs. Ride share is available between $5-$10 each way (depending on the vehicle/driver). We offer Mountain Bike rentals ($5 per day) to bike to the El Llano or El Brujo general stores (pulperias) or you can rent a horse for $25 per day. --- * --- OUR PRIVATE AND REMOTE LOCATION: Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village is located in a serene and private valley, and due to our remote location, there is limited internet and phone service available in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. 3G cell phone service through ICE (Local Telecom Company) is now available in our area and internet can be accessed on 3G enabled cell phones. Buenaventura recently installed a cell/internet tower at the top of the mountain to provide internet service to the area. All rentals come with free Internet WiFi service. For those renting over longer periods, renters and visitors can purchase calling cards from ICE and use their 3G cell phones to make calls and check e-mail. --- * --- LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY: Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village has a Leave No Trace policy, so we please ask that whatever you bring in, you please take out with you (clothes, personal items, plastics, garbage, etc.). We do offer limited garbage disposal (composting and recycling) as part of the rental agreement, however, we require that you pack out anything that isn't going to be useful or reused at Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. -- * -- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: How far are you from the ocean? We are located 13.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean (between Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Dominical) and it takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village to Quepos/Manuel Antonio or Dominical, on a back-country dirt road through the valley of Savegre (a beautiful scenic drive), followed by 10-15 miles on the paved Coastal Highway to either Manuel Antonio or Dominical. How far are you from a major town and the capital? We are 20 miles northwest of San Isidro de El General, one of Costa Rica's largest and fastest growing cities in all of Central America (population 50k). San Isidro (also known as "Perez") is located 73 miles south of San Jose (Costa Rica's capital), along the Panamerican Highway. By car from San Jose, a non-stop drive to Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village takes approximately 4.5 - 5 hours, and from San Isidro it takes approximately 1 - 1.5 hours (depending on road conditions). Are there bugs and mosquitos? Yes, we are living on the edge of the jungle in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world! So we have our share of insects and little critters, most are harmless, but we do have poisonous ones. If you can't handle seeing a bug, snake or spider, this may not be the right place and experience for you. In terms of mosquitos, fortunately due to our elevation and climate at 1,000 feet above sea level, we have a minimal amount of mosquitos (especially in the cleared areas and houses). We can provide mosquito nets over your beds if requested. Are there dangerous animals? Being that we are on the edge of the Los Santos Forest Reserve, with 150,000 acres of protected primary and secondary rainforest, the area is home to jaguars, ocelots, jagarundis, wild boars, and several poisonous snakes. It is incredibly rare to see a jaguar or wild boar, so snakes are generally the only thing you need to watch out for, and they usually come out at night. Is there phone and internet? Yes, we offer FREE Wi-Fi in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village and 3G cell phones work in the valley. You can buy Calling Cards/Minutes from ICE at the airport. They provide you with a SIM card that you can place in your phone (your 3G phone must be unlocked in order for the ICE cards to work). You can also use your US carrier SIM card, however, the roaming charges are outrageously expensive. We suggest that if you need to place Long Distance calls, you use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) on your laptop (if you bring your computer). How far is the nearest hospital? The closest major hospitals are either in Quepos or San Isidro 1 - 1.5 hours away (depending on road conditions). In the event of a serious medical emergency that required hospital care, we would call an ambulance to begin driving out towards Buenaventura and take the person in our vehicle to meet the ambulance on the road. In the event of a critical life-threatening emergency, we would call in a MediVac helicopter located in San Jose and fly the person to either the San Isidro or Quepos hospital or the new hospital down near Uvita or in San Jose. We don’t expect to ever have to take one of our guests to a hospital, but due to our remote location and adventurous surroundings, we have to let our guests know that medical attention can take up to 1 to 1.5 hours at the earliest. What should I bring? First and foremost, bring your adventurous spirit and an openness and willingness to immerse yourself into Pristine Nature and Costa Rica's simple country-living and culture!! Buenaventura is a private property and retreat center and unlike a hotel or resort, the experience we offer our guests is Real Country-style living with the comforts of home. Headlamp Flashlight (A MUST! - We suggest Petzl Headlamps) Light Weight clothing (Short and Long-Sleeve Shorts, T-Shirts, Blouses, Pants, etc.) Fleece or Sweater (It can get cool in the late evenings and early mornings) Rain Shell (Light-weight) At least one long sleeve shirt and long pants, and clothing you don't mind getting dirty/muddy in the wet season Close-toed Tennis Shoes or Hiking Boots (you don’t mind getting dirty and/or muddy) Tevas/Water Shoes Flip Flops (for inside the houses) Bathing suit Camera Sun hat, Sun Glasses and Sun Screen Organic Insect Repellent (you can buy it at Rainbow or Whole Foods) Good Book to read Zip Lock bags (Small and Large - to keep things drive if it rains) Laptop (We offer Wi-Fi if you need to check email or connect to the Internet) Yoga Mat and Props (if you are coming on a Yoga Retreat) A flag or shot glass from your Native Country (to add to our Flag and Shot Glass Collection) We look forward to hosting you here at Buenaventura! Pura vida! - Harlow (your host)
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Parking
The SpaceUna casa pequeña y abierta pero muy acogedora, totalmente insertada en el bosque lluvioso de Costa Rica, sendero privado al Río Portalón. Esto es la verdadera experiencia de vivir dentro del bosque lluvioso! La casa ofrece: Cuarto principal con cama King y baño. Cocina equipada. Baño completo en el primer piso Lavandería competa con lavadora y secadora Comedor y sala abiertos al medio ambiente. Sendero privado al rio Portalón
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1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceAre you looking for a private, serene and rejuvenating place in Costa Rica to Retreat and Experience Costa Rica's rural country living right up against pristine rainforest? Buenaventura welcomes you to come stay at Falcon Nest Cabin in Buenaventura's Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village! We Invite You to Come Live and Experience: * Costa Rica's Warm Summer Days & Clear Sky Nights (every Nov - May) * Tranquility, Serenity & Rejuvenation * Diverse Flora & Fauna surrounded in Lush Tropical Paradise * Fresh Mountain Spring Water * Nourishing Home Grown Organic Meals & Foods * Pure Cleansing Oxygen * 100% Nature and Rainforests * Costa Rica Country Living * Organic Farming & Permaculture Gardening * Eco-Adventures and Outdoor Fitness * Spanish Language & Tico Culture * Yoga and Meditation in True Serenity * Re-freshing Waterfalls, Swimming Holes, Natural Waterslides ABOUT FALCON NEST CABIN: Falcon Nest Cabin is located in Buenaventura's river-front "Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village", surrounded by primary rainforest-covered mountains in the valley of River Division in Costa Rica and directly across the river from Sacred Mountain and Buenaventura Eco-Adventure Lodge & Rainforest Rejuvenation Retreat Center, 160+ acres of mountainous rainforest with trails, waterfalls, and swimming holes. The cabin is a river-front one room studio with private bathroom an outdoor patio that looks out over the river. (great for yoga or chilling out). The cabin is fully furnished (1 Queen Bed or Two Single Beds), fan, table, chairs, hammock, kitchen appliances (mini fridge, hot plate, etc), silverware/pots/pans/etc., Free WiFi and hot water. The cabin also has the only bathtub in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. We also offer Mountain Bikes, Yoga Mats, PlayStation 2, and other items for use or rent on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This Vacation Rental is great for small families, couples, honeymooners, researchers (biologists/anthropologists), artists, authors, volunteers, and folks on sabbatical. It is also perfect for vacationers wanting to really soak in the rural farming culture and rainforest and looking to experience the Costa Rican rural countryside away from tourists. This is a 100% no artificial ingredients, back-to-nature type of place owned by a Central American-U.S. family that runs Buenaventura Rainforest Retreat Center and Tres Semillas Mountain Restaurant. This cabin is located on the southern border of the Los Santos Forest Reserve - 150,000 acres of premontane, montane and cloud forest and steps away from the edge of the Division River, which offers wonderful swimming. There is a beautiful old growth tree forest, gardens and organic fruit trees on the property and within the Eco-Village. Rental includes access to the riverside area of the Buenaventura Eco-Park which has a great little riverside picnic area where you can hang out in a hammock. This destination is especially great for families with children since there are children to play with on the nearby farms and ample space to run around. There's even a small soccer field nearby and there are waterfalls less than 10 min. walk up nearby creeks within Buenaventura's 160 acre Wilderness Adventure Tent Camp Park & Wildlife Private Reserve. Location: 36 km to the north-west of San Isidro de El General, and 17 km inland from the Pacific Ocean - between the two small farming communities of El Llano and El Brujo de Río Nuevo. Driving Times: 1 hour from Manuel Antonio/Quepos 1 hour from Dominical 1 hour 15 minutes from San Isidro (Perez Zeledon) 4 hours from San Jose airport --- * --- RENTAL INFORMATION: Falcon Nest Cabin is available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals (Maximum of 3 consecutive months at a time) 2014 Dates Available as Rental: Now through December 31st, 2014 --- * --- 2014 RENTAL RATES: Nightly Rental Rates & Terms: Casita Rental: $75.00 p/night (Single or Double Occupancy) (2-6 nights) (Max 2 Adults) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $25.00 p/night p/child (Max 2 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- Weekly Rental Rates & Terms: House Rental: $500.00 p/week (Single or Double Occupancy) (Max 2 adults) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $125.00 p/week p/child (Max 2 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) --- * --- Monthly Rental Rates & Terms: House Rental: $800.00 p/month (Single or Double Occupancy) (Max 2 Adults) Kids 3-12 years old: Add $175.00 p/month p/child (Max 2 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free) Rental Includes: * House-keeping every 3 days (clean your room, kitchen, bathroom, clean sheets/towels) * All Utilities (Garbage disposal and electricity/power) * Free WiFi * Hot Shower and Bathtub * Kitchenette (Mini Fridge, Hot Plate, Dishes, etc.) * Daily Entrance Pass to Buenaventura's Wilderness Adventure Tent Camp Park & Wildlife Private Reserve (Park and Reserve open 8 am - 4 pm) * Puenta Alma Bridge Toll * Lots of Free Activities! FOOD & MEALS: Local groceries or meals can be purchased at Three Seeds Eco-Education Rainforest Camp and Mountain Restaurant or you may also purchase groceries in the El Llano Pulperia/Store (small town 3 miles up river) or El Brujo (small town 1 mile down river) or make a weekly trip to San Isidro to stock up on food at one of the major supermarkets (1 - 1.5 hours away) Three Seeds Mountain Restaurant is located directly across the river next to the entrance to Buenaventura's 160 acre Eco-Adventure Wilderness Park. Three Seeds serves A La Carte or "all you can eat" buffet style Home Grown and Home Cooked Organic Meals and Fresh Fruit Drinks. Plato del Dia (Plate of the Day) is $10 and a Buffet-style All You Can Eat Meal is $15. Local Organic Groceries available at Three Seeds include: * Fresh Milk, Cream, & Cheese (made from Buenaventura's Grass-fed Free-Range Organic Dairy Cattle Farm) * Eggs * Fruits (Bananas, Oranges, Mangos, Avocados, Lemons, etc.) * Vegetables & Grains (Beans, Corn, Yucca, Yampi, Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, etc.) * Herbs & Greens (Cilantro, Basil, Lettuces, Rosemary, Mint, etc.) * Juices (Fresh Fruit Juices made from Guanabana, Cas, Tamarindo, Oranges, etc.) * Natural Sugar (Tapa Dulce made from Sugar Cane) * Pizzas (ready to eat) WORKSHOPS & COOKING CLASSES: Workshops and Classes are available at Three Seeds Eco-Education Rainforest Camp. Below are a list of the workshops and classes offered at Three Seeds Eco-Education Rainforest Camp: Workshops: Cow Milking & Cheese Making Workshop Chocolate Making Workshop Sugar Cane Juicing Workshop Organic Gardening Workshop Cooking Classes: Fresh Corn or Meat Tamales Fresh Corn, Bean or Chicken Empanadas Fresh Corn Chorriadas Salvadorean Pupusas Home-made Whole Wheat Flour Pizzas Fresh Corn Tamal Asado TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (GETTING THERE): Transportation to/from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village from San Isidro (1 - 1.5 hours away) or from Quepos/Manuel Antonio ranges from $60 - $100 each way, depending on whether you take Buenaventura Express Guest & Cargo taxi service ($60 each way) or hire/call a private taxi ($80-100 each way depending on taxi driver). If you have a car or plan on renting a car during your stay, you can park your car in the parking lot next to the house. Please note that there is no public transportation to our area, so if you don't have your own vehicle and you need to run errands in San Isidro, you will need to factor and budget for additional transportation costs. Ride share is available between $5-$10 each way (depending on the vehicle/driver). We offer Mountain Bike rentals ($5 per day) to bike to the El Llano or El Brujo general stores (pulperias) or you can rent a horse for $25 per day. --- * --- OUR PRIVATE AND REMOTE LOCATION: Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village is located in a serene and private valley, and due to our remote location, there is limited internet and phone service available in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. 3G cell phone service through ICE (Local Telecom Company) is now available in our area and internet can be accessed on 3G enabled cell phones. Buenaventura recently installed a cell/internet tower at the top of the mountain to provide internet service to the area. All rentals come with free Internet WiFi service. For those renting over longer periods, renters and visitors can purchase calling cards from ICE and use their 3G cell phones to make calls and check e-mail. --- * --- LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY: Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village has a Leave No Trace policy, so we please ask that whatever you bring in, you please take out with you (clothes, personal items, plastics, garbage, etc.). We do offer limited garbage disposal (composting and recycling) as part of the rental agreement, however, we require that you pack out anything that isn't going to be useful or reused at Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. -- * -- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: How far are you from the ocean? We are located 13.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean (between Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Dominical) and it takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village to Quepos/Manuel Antonio or Dominical, on a back-country dirt road through the valley of Savegre (a beautiful scenic drive), followed by 10-15 miles on the paved Coastal Highway to either Manuel Antonio or Dominical. How far are you from a major town and the capital? We are 20 miles northwest of San Isidro de El General, one of Costa Rica's largest and fastest growing cities in all of Central America (population 50k). San Isidro (also known as "Perez") is located 73 miles south of San Jose (Costa Rica's capital), along the Panamerican Highway. By car from San Jose, a non-stop drive to Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village takes approximately 4.5 - 5 hours, and from San Isidro it takes approximately 1 - 1.5 hours (depending on road conditions). Are there bugs and mosquitos? Yes, we are living on the edge of the jungle in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world! So we have our share of insects and little critters, most are harmless, but we do have poisonous ones. If you can't handle seeing a bug, snake or spider, this may not be the right place and experience for you. In terms of mosquitos, fortunately due to our elevation and climate at 1,000 feet above sea level, we have a minimal amount of mosquitos (especially in the cleared areas and houses). We can provide mosquito nets over your beds if requested. Are there dangerous animals? Being that we are on the edge of the Los Santos Forest Reserve, with 150,000 acres of protected primary and secondary rainforest, the area is home to jaguars, ocelots, jagarundis, wild boars, and several poisonous snakes. It is incredibly rare to see a jaguar or wild boar, so snakes are generally the only thing you need to watch out for, and they usually come out at night. Is there phone and internet? Yes, we offer FREE Wi-Fi in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village and 3G cell phones work in the valley. You can buy Calling Cards/Minutes from ICE at the airport. They provide you with a SIM card that you can place in your phone (your 3G phone must be unlocked in order for the ICE cards to work). You can also use your US carrier SIM card, however, the roaming charges are outrageously expensive. We suggest that if you need to place Long Distance calls, you use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) on your laptop (if you bring your computer). How far is the nearest hospital? The closest major hospitals are either in Quepos or San Isidro 1 - 1.5 hours away (depending on road conditions). In the event of a serious medical emergency that required hospital care, we would call an ambulance to begin driving out towards Buenaventura and take the person in our vehicle to meet the ambulance on the road. In the event of a critical life-threatening emergency, we would call in a MediVac helicopter located in San Jose and fly the person to either the San Isidro or Quepos hospital or the new hospital down near Uvita or in San Jose. We don’t expect to ever have to take one of our guests to a hospital, but due to our remote location and adventurous surroundings, we have to let our guests know that medical attention can take up to 1 to 1.5 hours at the earliest. What should I bring? First and foremost, bring your adventurous spirit and an openness and willingness to immerse yourself into Pristine Nature and Costa Rica's simple country-living and culture!! Buenaventura is a private property and retreat center and unlike a hotel or resort, the experience we offer our guests is Real Country-style living with the comforts of home. Headlamp Flashlight (A MUST! - We suggest Petzl Headlamps) Light Weight clothing (Short and Long-Sleeve Shorts, T-Shirts, Blouses, Pants, etc.) Fleece or Sweater (It can get cool in the late evenings and early mornings) Rain Shell (Light-weight) At least one long sleeve shirt and long pants, and clothing you don't mind getting dirty/muddy in the wet season Close-toed Tennis Shoes or Hiking Boots (you don’t mind getting dirty and/or muddy) Tevas/Water Shoes Flip Flops (for inside the houses) Bathing suit Camera Sun hat, Sun Glasses and Sun Screen Organic Insect Repellent (you can buy it at Rainbow or Whole Foods) Good Book to read Zip Lock bags (Small and Large - to keep things drive if it rains) Laptop (We offer Wi-Fi if you need to check email or connect to the Internet) Yoga Mat and Props (if you are coming on a Yoga Retreat) A flag or shot glass from your Native Country (to add to our Flag and Shot Glass Collection) We look forward to hosting you here at Buenaventura! Pura vida! - Harlow (your host)
bungalow
1br bungalow
    The spacious, comfortable bungalow features two queen size beds, large view windows, satellite TV, a desk, kitchenette, and private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is a shared private terrace and a trail that goes to the river. Located at Portasol Rainforest & Ocean View Community, it is a gated community 24h at day, with severals trail and waterfalls.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Pets Allowed
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    El lugarFinca ecológico 100% en la naturaleza, con cataratas, un rio, producción y pesca de tilapias, vacas lecheras, producción de queso, café, bananos, caballos para pasear por las montañas, arboles frutales, millares de pajaros, mariposas, y flores y arboles especiales. Una cocina excelente y super hospitalidad. A 30 km de las playas del océano pacifico y a 50 km del Chirripo, la montaña más alta de Centro America. 3 cuartos con camas y hamacas. Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesUn salon grande comunal, la cocina, la waranda todo al-redor del 2o piso, una grande balcón común en la segunda planta, y acceso a toda la finca de cerca 7 hectareas, incluido la zona de producción con ganado de leche, tilapia, café, frutales, arboles frutales, los potreros con caballos, cataratas, caballos, etc. Atención a los huéspedesLos dos dueños y adicional personal estarán disponible para atención a los hospedes. Para el servicio básico, como cocineros y como guías en excursiones. Clientes pueden ser atendidos en los siguientes idiomas: español, ingles, portugués, francés, alemán y holandés. El BarrioLa zona es 100% natural y verde. A 200 metros, pasando el rio, se encuentra un pueblo muy pequeño (cerca 30 familias) con una escuela primaria de en total 25 alumnos y un abastecedor pequeño para necesidades básicas. La zona es verde durante todo el año, con montañas con ganado y bosque tropical con números animales como pajaros, mariposas, armadillos, perezosos, colibrís, tucánes, lagartos, oso hormigueros, dantas, pizotes, y jaguars. Cómo moverseLa zona no cuenta con transporte publico así que un vehículo 4x4 tiene la preferencia. Para visitantes sin transporte proprio la finca tiene acceso a un servicio de taxi a un costo de cerca 60 US$ a partir de la ciudad San Isidro el General (max 4 personas). El acceso más común es a partir de la Ciudad San Isidro el General (29 km). Saliendo del Barrio "Boston", en dirección al pueblo Santa Rosa. Pasando Santa Rosa, pasando por los pueblos "Rio Nuevo" y "San Caetano", una va subiendo hasta el cruce de las Torres de Telecomunicación. En ese intersección sigue recto in dirección a San Marcos, una ruta con vistas maravillosas sobre "la fila". Llegando a la cruce de San Marcos, sigue recto, bajando con curvas hasta llegando al rio donde después de 1 km se encuentra el pueblo el LLano. Pasando el la iglesia y el único comercio local unos 300 metros, pasando, a mano derecho un puente colgante, llegando a la finca del destino. El segundo acceso con un carro 4x4 es a partir de la ciudad de Quepos. Sigue unos 15 km en dirección sur sobre Carretera Nacional 34, pasando el puente larga sobre el rio Savegre, toma directamente la entrada a mano izquierda. Pasando una zona de plantación de cocos por unos 5 km gira a la derecha en dirección al pueblo "Silencio". Pasando Silencio, sigue unos 12 Kilómetros hasta llegando al pueblo Brujo, y de allí son mas unos 15 minuto hasta el pueblo el LLano. En el llano pase en puente sobre el rio (mano izquierda) para llegar a su destino. Atención: Ese ruta es menos recomendable en la época lluviosa (agosto-diciembre). Entre en contacto con sus anfitriones para más información. Indifferente de la ruta elegida, el via de acceso en si ya vale la pena el viaje, por sus vistos espectaculares. Para tener en cuentaLa zona en que se encuentra la finca es muy seguro, con 0% delincuencia. A partir de la finca se organiza varias salidas con o sin guías, para caminar o cabalgando por las montañas, para ir pescar al rio, participando en las actividades ecológicas de la finca, o un tour explicativo sobre la finca y sus formas de producción y la naturaleza en general. Se organiza fogatas y barbacoas para los huéspedes.
    Bed & Breakfast
    Bed & Breakfast
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Set in deep in the tropical forest of Costa Rica, Rafiki Safari Lodge provides an unparalleled wilderness experience. Our luxury safari tents, family style hospitality and world class adventure tours will create memories of a lifetime!
    Retreat
    1br Retreat
    • Pets Allowed
    • Breakfast
    The SpaceJungle experience to heal the spirit. Camping space. Natural living. Interaction with GuestsWe will be at hand to help you in whatever you need us, security all the time and and a very safe surrounded place. The NeighborhoodBe surrounded by nature, nice waterfalls, little rivers and lots of flora and Fauna. 20 min away from the National Park Manuel Antonio. Go back in time and wash by hand, no phone, no internet, no electriciy... Getting AroundIs a place to enjoy only by car, to have your flexibility and independence, also walking around and enjoying. Back to the stress free life! Other Things to NoteWe can organize for you all Zip line tours, ATV, Rappel, Surf adventures! just let us know!
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    El Paraiso Oceanview Properties offers a beautiful Ocean view Rainforest Luxury Vacation Rental Home, which includes: Private access to Luxury ocean view Costa Rica rainforest vacation home rental – which has sleeping accommodations for up to 6 adults / kids House is fully furnished and includes 2 Master Suites (2 bedroom / 2 1/2 bath) with up to 2500 square feet of living space, including Living Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, Master Bath with Jacuzzi whirlpool, Guest Suite, Guest Bathroom and many more luxury amenities. Private use of Ocean View Pool & Pool Deck with Outdoor Seating Private use of Covered BBQ Area / Bar - perfect for parties and entertainment Private Transportation from San Jose and / or Quepos Airport – can be arranged Access to El Paraiso is up a well maintained gravel road. A 4x4 rental car is recommended to access El Paraiso and so that you can venture off and explore the different surrounding areas in Costa Rica. House keeping (maid) & laundry services – can be arranged General house info: : Unlike so many other Manuel Antonio vacation rental properties that are crowded together near noisy roads, and bars and restaurants, this property is secluded, yet only 5 minute drive to Playa Matapalo, or 15 minute drive to the town of Quepos or the magnificent beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. From the wrap-around terrace, you have a 360 degree ocean view, where you can watch spectacular sunsets over the Pacific ocean. Nestled up in the mountains of the Costa Rican Rainforest, breezes blow all day and at night switch directions and come off the mountains to keep this house comfortable all the time. The house is fully equipped with everything you need for your stay. The local area has wonderful fresh produce, fish, meat and chicken as well as a growing selection of wines and liquors, so you can stay at home and cook, or we can arrange for your own 'personal chef' to cook any type of international cuisine meals for your group. We try to offer the best rates in the area. The tropical gardens are a work of love by our caretakers and entice you to take walks in the lush greenery and to see the wonders of the tropics close at hand (It's really like living in a tropical zoo!) The owner will gladly help with arranging special vacation packages or any aspect of your vacation. Amenities: The house is completely furnished: full kitchen with all amenities, TV / DVD player, cable, CD player, internet service, washer and dryer, BBQ grill, covered outdoor entertainment area, pool with out door shower, covered carport. a href='http://www.elparaisocr.com' Check out our personal website for more pictures, info, maps, and links to the area and local attractions. /a .
    Country House
    4br Country House
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    Villas Santa Teresa - 4 private villas with only 50 steps from Surf point. There is 2 villas that have 2 bedrooms with jungle and beach view One room with king size bed, AC and TV, the second bedroom with ceiling fan, AC and 2 single beds {that can convert to a queen size bed}. On the balcony there is an out side living room, 2 hammocks, table for 4 and a view to the beach. in the villa there is a big shower room and fully kitchen, and a shared pool. And there is one villa with 2 bedroom that have view to the pool. One room with king size bed, AC and TV, the second bedroom with ceiling fan, AC and 2 single beds {that can convert to a queen size bed}. The villa has fully kitchen and balcony with hammock to chill and a table for 4 that facing the shared pool. And there is 1 villa that has 1 close bedroom with TV, AC, fully kitchen,bathroom ,living room with 2 sofa that can convert to a bed (we can put an air bed queen size bed extra in the living room). The villa has a balcony with hammock to chill and a table for 4 that facing the shared pool. All 4 villas have a fully kitchen, shower and bathroom , porch with hammocks , table for four and 2 rocking chairs. our villas have been equipped to make you feel at home. The villas are suitable for families as well as couples who want to get away and lie on hammocks and enjoy the view of the beautiful beach and for those who like to surf, fish. dive and ride horses. Each villa has complete privacy with separate entrances and private balconies. Between the villas there is a big and beautiful pool. All 4 villas can be reserved at once for family vacations, couples that wish to be alone, for bachelor parties or any other occasion. Between the houses and the shoreline there are magnificent tall trees which provide shade and are inhabited by monkeys, iguanas, birds and other wildlife. Become inspired by breathtaking sunset accompanied by sounds of the tropical birds and monkeys playing in the surrounding trees. Playa Santa Teresa is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Thanks to constant waves all year round, Playa Santa Teresa is considered a paradise for surfers of every level. Villa santa teresa is a resort of 4 villas that was built with a lot of forethought and care for the preservation of nature and the environment. The villas are situated about 50 steps from the shore of the pacific ocean at a perfect surfing spot with an unbelievable white sand beach and breathtakingly beautiful sunsets. Santa Teresa is full of Restaurants and shops, and people from all over the world who now call it home. Come And Get Inspired! Keywords: beach, villa, house. ocean view,family, couples
    Country House
    2br Country House
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    Enjoy the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica from this spacious villa. This two bedroom two bathroom villa has all the comforts of home with the availability of all sorts of tropical adventures nearby! We are fully furnished and staffed…leave all your worries behind and concentrate on enjoying a truly memorable vacation. Nearby activities include zip-lining, jet-skiing, 4-wheeling, surfing, white-water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, fishing, paragliding…just to name a few. Nature lovers prefer our region for bird and exotic tropical wildlife watching. We are very near Carara National Park, here you can have close encounters with two-toed sloths, margay cats, anteaters, agoutis, several species of monkeys and countless birds, including scarlet macaws and toucans. If you enjoy golfing and/or world class fishing… we are only four miles from the Marriott Resort and Los Suenos Marina. We are also close to the world famous surfing beaches of Jaco and Playa Hermosa..bring your surf board or rent one locally! Our villa is located in an area that is perfect for nature lovers, families, and explorers who want to be exposed to the rich biological diversity of Costa Rica. However, if you just want to relax stay …..enjoy our pool and grilling area, read a book, watch the Macaws fly by or get a close up picture of an iguana…you are on vacation!!! Keywords: Villa, casita, condominium, apartment, condos, house
    Other
    2br Other
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    • Breakfast
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    • Swimming Pool
    El Paraiso is only 10 minute drive to Playa Matapalo Beach, 20 minute drive to the town of Quepos or 30 minutes to the magnificent beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park and Restaurants. Local restaurants/bars and convenience stores are located minutes away Other Activities: White water rafting, ziplining, sports fishing. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
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    Getting AroundA private minibus leaves San Isidro de El General at 2pm on Mondays and Fridays. Arrives at farm around 4pm. Costs $6 per person. To depart the farm, private bus leaves at 5am on Mondays and Fridays and arrives in San Isidro at 7am. Advance reservation needed (we will provide the phone number and help you with this). Private 4x4 taxis costs about $70 each way and we can help you arrange for this too with taxi drivers that know our farm. If you decide to rent a car, make sure it is 4WD and we will send detailed directions on how to get there from San Isidro de El General. There is parking available on the road side of river (you will hike in the last 1/4 mile).
    Farmhouse
    5br Farmhouse
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    A Rural beautiful farm house. Way out away from tourist. No neighbors to bother you. There is an amazing clean fresh river 5 min walk. The house has a living room, school area, outside living room, big kitchen gas stove and 200 year old wood burning stove in another kitchen outside style. Big long table to gather for meals. Nice laundry area with good space. You will have the joy to a beautiful organic garden were you can pick and eat from it and get your hands dirty too if you wish.