Villa Luz de las Nubes is perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the city of Turrialba and facing (at a safe distance) the Turrialba Volcano. The view is spectacular. The house is very comfortable and spacious, fully appointed and modern. Sleeps seven or more people.
The house is spacious. The huge windows create an incredible natural ambiance. The three large bedrooms sleep seven and air mattresses are available if you need them. The kitchen is large and well equipped. We do not have heat or air conditioning. You won't need it. The windows are screened and I choose to leave them open both day and night.
Guests may wander the entire farm if they choose. There are wonderful spots for photography and birdwatching. They can help care for the animals or learn to milk a cow!
The horses are available for lessons or a guided tour. Please make yourselves at home. Mi casa es tu casa!
Our wonderful caretakers, Yenory and Alfredo, will be your hosts. They live in a separate house on the finca and will be available 24/7 to assist you. Housekeeping, laundry, and cooking can be arranged but are not included in the rental price.
Our area is quiet and safe. The gate is locked at night .
If you choose to eat out rather than to use our kitchen to prepare meals there are several excellent options in the area ranging from typical to gourmet. There are many interesting excursions easily accessible if you have a car. These include:
white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, canopy tours (zip lines), botanical gardens, archaeological ruins, butterfly farm, coffee plantation tour, horseback riding, bird-watching and trips to the volcanoes. You may even choose a trip to the wonderful Caribbean beaches and the Sloth Rescue Center in Cahuita!
We suggest that you rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle at the airport as the access to the farm is steep. You probably wouldn't choose to walk it frequently! I will be happy to send detailed directions and gps is available with most rentals.
Be sure to bring your camera, good hiking shoes and a sense of adventure!
Villa Luz is located near the small village of Tuis in coffee country. It is halfway between San Jose and the Caribbean coast. A perfect location to explore some of the less traveled and more interesting places in the country. The farm itself is very private yet totally accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicle. The air is cool and clean and the view is spectacular. If you love nature this is the place to be!
Nighttime is incredible with the lights of Turrialba twinkling in the valley below to the accompaniment of a chorus of frogs. Among the many adventures to choose from in the area are whitewater rafting, kayaking, canyoning, canopy tours, horseback riding, birdwatching, pre-Colombian ruins, two volcanoes, botanical gardens,and hotsprings to name a few. And if you want to explore the incredibly quaint Caribbean coastal towns be sure to include the Aviarios del Caribe, the only sloth sanctuary in the world and home to more than a hundred sloths in various stages of rehabilitation. And while you're on the coast, how about a boat trip to Tortuguero to see endangered sea turtles in one of their few remaining natural habitats.