Quebrada Ganado, Puntarenas, Costa Rica Accommodations

Accommodations in Quebrada Ganado

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8br Hotel
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Situated in a national park, this lodge is 6.9 mi (11 km) from Parque Nacional Carara and within 16 mi (25 km) of Carara Biological Reserve and Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park. Hacienda las Agujas and Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceI am a Costa Rican woman that can speak English and provide you with any information about the area. The apartments are very clean and well taken care of. The property is very secure with a gated parking area and courtyard. Please contact me to find out what apartments are available. Guest AccessPrivate one bedroom apartments with private bathrooms and air conditioning. Interaction with GuestsI can answer any questions that you may have about the area and Costa Rica. I enjoy hosting people from all walks of life and all over the world The NeighborhoodQuebrada Ganado is very nice quiet town that is very safe and has very friendly people. It is centrally located on the central Pacific Side of Costa Rica and only minutes away from Playa Agujas. Playa Agujas is a truly beautiful beach with almost no crowds ever. It is very clean and has very calm water. Within a 15 minute drive is one of the tallest waterfalls in the entire country, Carara national park, the Rio Tarcoles river tours, and Los Suenos resort and marina. Punta Leona hotel and private reserve is literally across the street as well. Getting AroundWe can arrange private transportation to and from San Jose International airport or to any of Costa Rica's national parks or other attractions. We have onsite parking, and we are only steps away from the main highway where you can take the public busses to any part of the whole country. I can direct you as to how to buy tickets and what busses to take.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWe offer a beautiful studio, casita with private entrance. Our remote and lovely area is called PLAYA AGUJAS...Only 15 minutes from the beachside town of Jaco. VILLA LAPA LINDA IS PARTIALLY AN ALL INCLUSIVE BNB. We offer our customers gourmet meals: FOR A 3 DAY STAY BREAKFAST AND ONE GOURMET DINNER MEAL AND A BOTTLE OF WINE....FOR A 5 DAY STAY 2 DINNERS AND 2 BOTTLES OF WINE...7 DAY 3 DINNERS AND 3 BOTTLES OF WINE OR COCKTAILS, BEER. BREAKFAST IS SERVED EVERYDAY. Breakfast: Sample pastries, fresh fruit, omelets, smoothies, French toast, Costa Rican coffee and juices or what ever you would like. Dinner: Fresh Fish......could be Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sea Bass, Ceviche, Beef dishes are Filet Minion, Pastas, fresh chicken....what would you like to eat? Dietary requests accommodated in advance..Wine, Beer and cocktails are available for you. We do not let by the night.. 3 day minimum.....That gives you time to explore the Central Pacific Coast! This is a cozy but luxurious studio. The bed has scrumptious Egyptian cotton sheets and is an ample Cal King size bed. The bathroom is very generous with a double marble shower that is spacious. Your own personal refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and coffee pot is available to use. The room stays cool but has a very nice air conditioner for those humid tropical nights. We have a washer and dryer if needed. The room is equipped with a 38" Flat screen TV with 150 stations and a DVD player...we have plenty of DVD's to borrow as well. WIFI is available free. Local AND long distance, (International) phone at NO extra charge to our guests. You can enjoy sitting in the screened in veranda and have your breakfast without the benefit of insects.... Numerous adventures await you close by. Beach activities include surfing, swimming, body surfing, SUPs, boogie boarding, fishing and shelling. Nearby are zip-lining, sportfishing, golf, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, boating, horseback riding, canyoning, and hiking. And 3 National Parks are not far away...Carara, Manuel Antonio and Ballena..... Carara National Park marks the transition between the Amazonian and Mesoamerican ecosystems (dry and wet climate zones). One of Costa Rica's most popular national parks, and only 15 minutes from Villa Lapa Linda. Carara's reserve includes primary and secondary rainforests, a lagoon and marshlands. It is also home to more than 400 birds species and a breeding site for at least 40 pairs of Scarlet Macaws. And don't forget the awesome crocodile and bird tours within minutes... View the abundant wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. Flocks of pelicans soar on the breezes overhead. Parrots chatter as they dart through and feast on fruit each morning. Scarlet Macaws or "Lapas" are daily visitors as their nesting sites are only a few miles away and their favorite food is the wild almond tree, many surround our villa.........Toucans love to land on the deck and steal some fresh papaya...Butterflies and hummingbirds are frequent visitors and the grounds are landscaped with plantings designed to attract them. The small, authentic Costa Rican town of Quebrada Ganado is only a few minutes away. Guest AccessOn the upstairs deck we have a complete personal GYM that is available for use during your stay. If you want private personal training ,we can arrange that for a small charge. You will enjoy soaking in the beautiful swimming pool with water features...You will feel like you are in a very luxurious resort....without other tourists. Our guests at Villa Lapa Linda can enjoy the use of our bicycles and SUPs, and beach chairs. Interaction with GuestsWe are available for concierge services, whether it be tours, driving, ocean activities, crocodile tours, bird watching...we enjoy time with our active and adventurous guests. The NeighborhoodRemote and quiet 50 acre Nature preserve with few neighbors, but lots of wildlife.....off the beaten path...not a tourist destination and the best keep secret on the Central Pacific coast...Close enough by car to travel to Carara Nat. Park at 10 minutes, Jaco at 15 minutes and Los Suenos at 12 minutes...the best of everything.....without the crowds. Getting AroundIt is best to rent a vehicle to get around here...we can offer advice and some short distance driving ourselves if needed......we can also arrange for a PERSONAL DRIVER that will give you worry free transportation to all your destinations at affordable prices. Driving: As a tourist, you can drive a car in Costa Rica provided you have a valid driver's license. If you plan to rent a car, you will be required to buy basic insurance. Ramping up to "full" coverage can get pricey, so check with your credit card company as some offer coverage for certain occurrences (for example, collision). You can rent GPS devices from your car rental company, but performance has been reported as sketchy, depending on where you drive. If you have a cell phone that you plan to use here (see separate section), there are several apps that can be used to provide trip guidance. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps and WAZE are both good options. WAZE is especially helpful as it is crowd-supported, and in Costa Rica, it is very popular. This means that a large number of users will be updating road information at any point in time. Distances in Costa Rica can be deceiving; road conditions, traffic and weather can all influence drive times. What looks like a thirty minute drive on a map can turn out to be hours. It is best to consult with locals before heading out, especially if your route is off the beaten path and even more so in the rainy season. Driving habits in Costa Rica are different than those in North America. Drivers may or may not obey the rules for the yellow lines that divide the road, and they will overtake on an uphill or close to a blind corner. Always drive defensively here. If you plan to drive off the main highways, ren(URL HIDDEN)SUV…period. What starts as a paved road can turn very quickly into a gravel or dirt road. This is a hilly country and a sedan will not handle secondary roads well. Yes, you will see Costa Ricans driving on some of these roads, but they are accustomed to it and they don't have to be concerned about paying rental car damage penalties. Don’t drive along the beach in Costa Rica. It is not only illegal but your car insurance will be invalid if you drive on the beach or ford rivers. As a vacationer, driving after dusk is not recommended unless you are very familiar with the area. Lots of people walk, ride bicycles and scooters and there may not be reflectors on the bicycles or lights on the scooters. In a lot of the smaller towns and villages, unofficially, everything and everybody on the road has priority over cars, SUVs, trucks etc. and they will not necessarily scramble out of the way of your vehicle. Then there are the dogs, the odd horse or two or herd of cattle that you might encounter on the road. They too have the right of way. Roads outside the towns or villages are not lit, and even in the populated areas the lighting may be poor. Cellular Phones: Some car rental companies will rent you a cell phone but they tend to be older models, coverage may be spotty, and most likely not be smart phones. You can bring your own phone to use with wireless for emails etc. but phone calls will be very costly unless you have a service like Magic Jack or equivalent. If you bring an unlocked cell phone that is compatible with operating frequencies here, you will be able to buy a chip and a prepaid voice and data package quite inexpensively. To verify if your phone will work in Costa Rica, you can check out operating frequencies here. Costa Rica has 3G and 4G service. Internet: Internet access has exploded across Costa Rica in recent years, and many restaurants and almost all places offering accommodation will have free WiFi. Bring your tablets and stay connected with friends and family back home. Electricity: All of Costa Rica has electricity of 110 volts, AC. In most places, the sockets are 2-prong. If it works in North America, it will work here. Drinking Water: Water from taps is safe for drinking all over Costa Rica. Time Zone : Costa Rica is on Central Standard Time and does not observe daylight savings time. Weather: Costa Rica is in the tropics and to many of us that means hot, and at the coast that holds true. But Costa Rica is also mountainous and changes in elevation bring different temperatures. There are twelve different climatic zones in Costa Rica. That means that temperatures, rainfall and humidity will vary depending on location. Though it is never really cold here, unless you plan to hike up Irazu Volcano (3432 meters) or Chirripo Peak (3820 meters), you can feel cold with the dampness in some areas. If you plan to travel around, layering is a good idea. Include a sweater or sweatshirt, long pants, rain jacket and closed shoes along with the shorts, T shirts and sandals. High and Low Season: Services in the tourist areas in Costa Rica vary quite markedly between the high and low seasons. Some businesses may close for portions of the low season or reduce their hours of operation. It is always good practice to confirm that hotel/resort restaurants or tours etc. are in operation during these months. The high season, which is the dry season here and winter in Northern climes typically runs from end of November to end of April. The other months are considered the low season and coincides with the rainy or green season. . It is always warmer on the coast than inland. The green season normally brings smaller crowds, cooler temperatures and the lush landscapes return. Mornings are sunny and the clouds roll in around mid afternoon though not necessarily bringing rain. In the early part of the dry season, if it does rain, it lasts for a relatively short period of time though this changes as October approaches. Mid-September through October is considered to be the height of the rainy season. There can be a lot of rain. Money: The local currency is the colon, however USD$ are accepted virtually everywhere. Other world currencies are not accepted, nor are Travelers Cheques. It is not necessary to bring lots of cash, as ATM's are distributed all over the country and many will dispense both colones and US dollars. There is a transaction fee. It is handy to have a supply of small denomination US bills for tips and for paying cabs (they never seem to have change). When you pay for something, you will get change in colones…that’s the law. The trick is not to accumulate too much loose change for two reasons: 1. It is really heavy 2. You can't do anything with it once you leave the country. Retail sales tax is 13%. The law states that pricing of goods in Costa Rica must include taxes, so prices in a grocery store, or the price of a car, have the tax included. Along with the retail sales tax, restaurants are required to charge 10% for service (a tip). Some establishments list prices inclusive of taxes and others do not, but it must be explicitly stated. If you are not sure, ask. Speaking Spanish: Tourism is an important source of revenue for Costa Rica, and Costa Ricans (Ticos) are a warm and friendly people. Most tourist areas will employ Ticos who speak English, but if you venture out on your own, go to a bank, a pharmacy or a gas station, chances are you may practicing your Spanish. The same applies to medical services. Learning a few basic phrases will go a long way, and Ticos very much appreciate it when you try to speak their language. There are also a number of apps available for your smartphone that may end up saving you when you get stuck. iTranslate and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Translate are quite popular and are free. There are also many websites such as (URL HIDDEN) that will list common phrases. If you would like to learn some Spanish, DuoLingo is a fun app to use. It is free and available for most smartphones or can be found directly online here. Road Trips: One of the best ways to see the country and get a flavor for local settings, services and vibes is via the good old fashioned road trip. A well planned road trip, with stays for a few days in spots along the way, will allow you to explore the amazing diversity of the country. Ticos are a very warm people who will do their best to help you if you are in need. Even without Spanish, you might be surprised at how much communication can happen with a few phrases and a lot of body language. As always, common sense and street smarts are an absolute must. If you are checking out Costa Rica as a place to relocate to, have a simple checklist of the must-haves and nice-to-haves, and fill it out after each stop. This will help as you look back over the trip. Medications: Costa Rica has a good health care infrastructure and there are pharmacies in towns of any appreciable size. Unlike North America, pharmacists can dispense a wide range of drugs without a prescription (exceptions include narcotics or psychotropic drugs). Drugs are packaged in blister packs, and you can actually buy medications individually, so if you want four antibiotic pills, they will sell you four. Blister packs work well here due to the heat and humidity of some areas. Like any vacation, bring your medication with you, rather than rely on it being available here. Some drugs are simply not carried in Costa Rica, or may be in different dosages. Make sure you bring a list of your drugs, the dosages and the generic drug name. Many drugs sold in Costa Rica are sourced from Europe and South America, and they go by different brand names. Other Things to NoteWe look forward to sharing "Pura Vida" with our guests..................Pure Life!
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5br Home/Apartment
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The house is a relaxing retreat away from our fast past lives. The ocean views are endless. The green trees and wildlife are beautiful. The people are friendly and well educated. Most locals speak English. The surf is fun an uncrowded.
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5br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceIt is within a protected area, so you can enjoy nature first hand, if you are a bird watcher this is the place to come. White sand beaches. Guest AccessOur property is located close to a private club call punta Leona. The rent of the HOUSE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY OF ACCESSING THE PRIVATE CLUB. There is an additional cost of 30 dolares per person to get hand wrists per person. Please do note that from the five rooms, the master rooms have AC and the other three rooms only fans. The NeighborhoodThe house is part of a recreational complex, with bars, discotheque, supermarket, mini golf and many other attractions Getting AroundUp to the complex yes. Parking for 6 cars is available. You can drive from the airport or take taxi. it costs around 60 US$. Other Things to NoteUp to 18 people can sleep in the house
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6br Home/Apartment
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The Space“Nuestra Casa” is located completely on top of a 2000 ft high mountain overlooking the most visited beach town of Costa Rica called “Jaco”. This elevation gives the house a very nice climate where you won’t need air conditioning, there is always a pleasant breeze. If you wake up early enough you will see the sun come up in the east side valley and see and hear the day waking, the sound of waking you up would probably only be those from the birds looking for food. Wake up in your own time enjoy your morning coffee on the porch and start your day. Jaco offers all you can expect from a beach vacation town, good surf conditions, different beaches, lots of restaurants and bars, cinema even a theater, lots of tours like ATVs, Canopy, Horse back riding, National Parks like Carara and Manuel Antonio, Boat tours, sport fishing, snorkeling and lots more. This great Home is just a 20 minute drive away from downtown Jaco. So you are close enough to enjoy all what Jaco has to offer you and after all these activities you can relax/enjoy the beauty of the Mountain/Ocean views, and see the sun set in the pacific from the porch or from the private infinity edge pool. This House is located on the mainroad, part of Cielo gardens development, which almost doesn’t have any traffic, just the local people driving by who live in the nearest typical Costa Rica village called Bijagual,(7minute drive) with its own restaurants, bar, bakery, small supermarkets and more.(don’t forget to check out their karaoke nights in the bar, the ticos (Costa Ricans) love this, some are good and some are …… This 5 bed, 5,5 bath Home is perfect for bigger groups or bigger families for a competitive price who like all the action from Jaco but in the same time like to relax and enjoy the beauty of our planet, where you literally will get closer to nature. This place is absolutely peaceful and you can definitely relax after that long deserved vacation. The onsite waterfall park will surely help you to relax and enjoy nature at its finest. These 14 waterfalls with trails and pools in which of some you can jump you can visit every day, just a 20 minute walk away from the house, Scarlet macaws and toucans are frequently spotted in the area of the house. Perfect for people wanting to explore the real Costa Rica with all its jungle, nature and in the same moment want to enjoy all the amenities that Jaco has to offer. After successfully renting the house out to local people we now offer the house for the international market. Guest AccessWe can set you up with aditionally maid services Laundry machines available, Internet and cell rental, Interaction with GuestsOwner will be available in case you need him, so is caretaker of the house. The NeighborhoodIn this house you will have no neighbours only privacy,safety and nature.. Getting AroundAirport pickup available from $80,- Other Things to NoteFree daypasses included in waterfallpark.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceLess than 90 minutes from the capital city of San Jose, this is your own charming two bedroom, two bath beach house in the gated and secure community of Punta Leona. Villa Tranquilo offers a relaxed, soothing retreat from the stresses of daily life while still being close enough to modern amenities to pamper yourself. The house is completely air conditioned with WiFi, TV/DVD, stereo system and laundry room. Playa Mantas beach is just steps from the house and top-rated Playa Blanca is a short, five minute walk away. There is a small restaurant/bar at Playa Blanca and a full-time lifeguard station. You'll be amazed at the wildlife you will see right from your balcony! Scarlet macaws, monkeys, iguanas, raccoons, and toucans can be seen at various times of the year right in the backyard. Listen to the sound of the surf, arrange for a massage or take advantage of the great hiking trails, zip line, butterfly farm and tennis courts. There's even a miniature golf course! All of these activities are available right on the property. Punta Leona houses a hotel with swimming pools, restaurants, bars and even a chapel with Sunday services. The hotel can arrange day trips to Manuel Antonio State Park, Arenal Volcano, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities. We love our home and the restorative quality it has on our lives. We know it will do the same for you. Enjoy. Guest AccessGuests have access to our entire 2-bedroom , 2-bathroom house, with full balcony, gourmet kitchen and private laundry. In addition, they have access to all of the hotel grounds' amenities - pools, restaurants, beaches, zip-lines, tennis courts, water sports, hotel-sponsored activities, concierge services, etc. Please note: the hotel has recently limited car travel to Playa Blanca but it is only a 5+ minute walk from the house. Interaction with GuestsWe interact as much or as little as our guests want. Usually there are a few online conversations prior to their stay to take care of the logistics and answer any questions. Once booked, we provide a Welcome Packet with directions, resort information, local activities, and emergency contact information both locally and for us. Once arrived, we usually like to get an email or text just letting us know they've arrived safely. And after that we are here if they need us, but honestly we usually don't hear much from people until they are checking out to let us know they're on their way. In the rare occurrence that someone has had a question or an issue that they wanted to ask us, we've been able to respond quickly and take care of it. The NeighborhoodOurs is 1 of only 8 privately-owned homes overlooking Playa Mantas on the grounds of the Punta Leona Resort. Punta Leona is 10 minutes south of Carara National Wildlife Park and 10 minutes north of the bustling surf town of Jaco, with a wide range of restaurants, bars, and shopping. On the road to Jaco is the world renowned hotel, spa and restaurant, Villa Caletas, where you can get a birds eye view of the ocean while enjoying a cocktail and listening to soothing music at sunset. Villa Caletas also offers Friday night concerts at certain times of the year. Getting AroundEverything on the grounds is walking distance, however, golf carts can be rented through the hotel for approx. $40/day if you prefer. Most people rent a car in San Jose for their trip but you can also take a taxi from the airport - the cost is $80-$100 each way. If you want to do some day-excursions the hotel staff can arrange a rental car or taxi service as well. Other Things to NotePunta Leona has a small convenience store and ice cream parlor on the property as well as two snack bars and 2 restaurants. There is also a nurses station on the property as well as a doctor should the need arise.
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The Spacestudio 2pers 45$/nuit a partir d'une nuit. situe a 50m d'une plage tres calme, loin du tourisme de mas! Guest Accesspiscine barbecue Interaction with Guestsnous parlons Francais, espagnol, anglais. toujours quelqu'un de disponible pour tout renseignement et presence systematique au depart et l'arrivee! The Neighborhoodle calme est le maitre mot! possibilite de faire du kayak de mer, du cheval. a 10min du parc national Carrara! Getting Arounda 1h de l'aeroport Juan Santamaria, par l'autoroute 27 direction Jaco. possibilite de garer son vehicule a l'interieur su site.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The Spacepetite maison T2, chambre avec A/C,salon (clic/clac)/cuisine (refrigerateur; cafetiere; gaz 2 feux). terrasse avec chaises et table. face a la piscine et a 50m de la plage! ideal pour un couple mais tres bien adapte avec des enfants! Guest Accesspiscine, barbecue. Interaction with Guestsnous parlons Francais, espagnol, anglais. toujours quelqu'un de disponible pour tout renseignement et presence systematique au depart et l'arrivee! The Neighborhoodle calme est le maitre mot! possibilite de faire du kayak de mer, du cheval. a 10min du parc national Carrara! Getting Arounda 1h de l'aeroport Juan Santamaria, par l'autoroute 27 direction Jaco. possibilite de garer son vehicule a l'interieur su site.
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Playa Agujas, idealment situee a 1h de l'aeroport international, 10min du parc Carrara. 1h du volcan Poas ou du parc Manuel Antonio Plage qui a garde son authenticite, belle et CALME!! NATURE omnipresente!
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2br Home/Apartment
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The Spacepetite maison T3, 2 chambres avec A/C,salon (canape-lit)/cuisine (refrigerateur; cafetiere; gaz 2 feux). terrasse avec chaises et table. face a la piscine et a 50m de la plage! ideal pour un couple mais tres bien adapte avec des enfants! max 6 pers (105$us/4pers+5$/pers supp) Guest Accesspiscine, barbecue Interaction with Guestsnous parlons Francais, espagnol, anglais. toujours quelqu'un de disponible pour tout renseignement et presence systematique au depart et l'arrivee! The Neighborhoodle calme est le maitre mot! possibilite de faire du kayak de mer, du cheval. a 10min du parc national Carrara! Getting Arounda 1h de l'aeroport Juan Santamaria, par l'autoroute 27 direction Jaco. possibilite de garer son vehicule a l'interieur su site.
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceLOCATED ONLY ONE HOUR FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF SAN JOSE, ON THE CENTRAL WEST COAST ONLY MINUTES FROM THE MOST PRISTINE BEACHES IN COSTA RICA. 15 MINUTES FROM THE FAMOUS JACO BEACH AND 30 MINUTES FROM HERMOSA BEACH, 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE AT LOS SUENOS IS ALSO NEAR BY AS WELL ALL THE CONVENIENCE STORES, BANKS, PHARMACY, RESTAURANTS AND BARS. THE PROPERTY SITS ON AN ACRE WITH ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS AND GARDEN AREAS WITH A CARETAKER ON SITE, OUR PROPERTY MANAGER LEAVES 100' JUST AROUND THE CORNER .COMPLETELY FENCED IN AND AWAY FROM THE TOURIST TRAPS OF JACO BEACH; AND YET JUST 1/2 MILE FROM MAIN ROAD, ALL PAVED. HERE YOU WILL GET TO KNOW THE REAL COSTA RICAN PEOPLE AND THEIR WAY OF LIFE. ACTIVITIES IN 25 MILE RADIUS: DEEP SEA FISHING, KAYAKING, SNORKELING, HORSE BACK RIDING, HIKING, SURFING, BIRD WATCHING, MOUNTAIN BIKE, ATV AND MOTORCYCLE RIDES, WATER FALLS, CROCODILES TOURS AND CARARA NATIONAL PARK IS ONLY 10 MINUTES AWAY. ALL ROOMS HAVE CEILING FANS WHICH HELP CIRCULATE THE AIR FROM THE VARIOUS OPENINGS. ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT HAVE THE AMENITIES OF MANY RESORTS, THE HOUSE IS VERY SPACIOUS PROVIDING A FULLY EQUIPPED LAUNDRY ROOM AND KITCHEN. INTERNET SERVICES AVAILABLE BY REQUEST 15 DAYS PRIOR OF CHECK IN, SMALL FEE WILL APPLY. VILLA TICA FAQs: -WILL I NEED A CAR? Yes and No, it all depends on how you plan to get around. Villa Tica is situated on the West coast approximately 60 minutes from San Jose, the roads are paved all the way to our front gate. There are buses every hour from San Jose or the airport to Jaco, stopping only minutes from Villa Tica. If you decide to rent a car, there is no need for a 4x4, save your money for other things, unless you want to adventure off road. You will be driving to the West coast on a new Highway towards the famous surf beach, Jaco. Once you make your reservation we will send the directions to Villa Tica. - IS THERE SOMEONE IN COSTA RICA WHO CAN ASSIST ME WHILE I AM THERE? Yes, once you book Villa Tica, we will send you the names and phone numbers of our property manager, caretakers and made, who can help you throughout your stay. They are very knowledgeable on the area and will be there at check in & checkout. PLEASE NOT: WE do not have a tour guide and our caretaker and made do not speak English, if you need anything while staying at Villa Tica you must contact the property manager or myself. -IS THERE A BEACH NEARBY THAT IS EASY TO GET TO? Yes, in fact you are really quite spoiled on choices. Playa Aguja, is the nearest 10-15 minutes on bike, then one of our favorites is Playa Manta and Playa Blanca about 20 minutes away. Jaco is only 15 minutes by car down the Costaneira Highway, where you will find banks, restaurants, bars, discos, stores etc… A short drive further down the coast takes you to Playa Hermosa one the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica. -HOW EASY IS IT TO FIND VILLA TICA? Upon confirming your reservation, we will send you very clear directions including photos of landmarks along the way. This is updated monthly to give all of our guests as up-to-date info and recommendations as possible. -ARE THERE RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING NEARBY? Quebrada Ganado is a small local village with a really good selection of small markets, bakeries, fruit stands, a pharmacy, small stores and restaurants along the Costaneira. Villa Caletas, an upscale French hotel and restaurant is only 10 minutes away by car; further south is the Marriot Hotel, which has restaurants, casino, golf course, marina and a small shopping center. -ARE THERE EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES CLOSE BY? Yes, the surrounding area offers, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, zip-lining, boat tours, horseback tours, ATV tours, as well as being located only 10 minutes by car from Carara National Park. There are dozens of picturesque, quiet beaches all the way up and down the Pacific coast, with enough activities and adventures on offer to do something completely different every day! We can also recommend great day trips to Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach, located in Quepos. For surfers, Playa Hermosa has lefts and rights for more experienced surfers. Closer to Villa Tica, Jaco has good waves for every skill level. -IS IT A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD? Quebrada Ganado is a small friendly community, where everyone says hi to everyone. If you wanted a friendly chat or even some more tips on the area, you can ask any of our neighbors and they will gladly help you. -DOES VILLA TICA HAVE INTERNET? Yes, we can provide WiFi for Internet connection upon request 15 days prior of your arrival, small fee will apply, depend on the Bmps (megabytes per second, download speed) you request. Basic service fee at the moment is $35. Please ask when making your reservation. -WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE? A more detailed description of Costa Rica's seasons can be found on the Internet, but in general you can expect about 85+ degrees at the beach year round. The only difference in climate year round is May-November is the "green," or rainy season, and December through March/April is the dry season. The temperature at Villa Tica is always a few degrees cooler because the breeze from the river. -WILL I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME? You do not need to bring any household items, all bedding; tableware, towels, cookware etc are all provided. We also provide the basic for toiletry, and kitchen detergent etc… for your first days. We do NOT provide laundry detergent, trash bags, tooth paste or any personal items. (beach towels are provided) Bring only your personal items, and of course a sense of 'Pura Vida' adventure! -WOULD I BE SHARING VILLA TICA WITH ANYONE? NO, you will have the entire retreat (house and surrounding area) just to yourselves. A lot of our guests are honeymooners and couples, as well as groups of friends and entire families. Either way, whether you are 2 people or a group of 7 with kids, you will have the entire property to yourselves. We realize that most guests come to our area to really switch off and get away from the hustle and bustle of tourist cities near by. Our housekeeper or property manager will meet you at Villa Tica on your check in day and collect the keys on the day of checkout, thus giving you all the privacy you want. With that being said, we are of course available for anything throughout your stay. IS ELECTRICAL SERVICES 110 OR 220, DO I NEED ANY ADAPTER? No need for adapters, all Costa Rica use standard 110 Volt. Is the WiFi good for our i Phones? Is there cable tv and if so, any English channels? Yes, upon your request, we can provide WiFi and you can use around the home. We do not provide cable, we have a Smart TV with a Firestick that you can watch your favor programs and movies including Amazon, Netflix etc... DO I NEED ANY VACCINE? At the moment we don't know of any required , but you should consult with your doctor and your local government concerning any health issue in Costa Rica at the time you are traveling. CAN WE DRINK TAP WATER OR WE SHOULD BUY WATER? We use tap water, but that is up to you to decide your preference. WILL OUR THINGS WILL BE SAFE AT THE HOUSE? We feel very safe at our community and in our Villa, never had any trouble since we built in 2002, our care taker is here most of the time. Try to leave jewelry and other valuables at home, most people come to Costa Rica to enjoy nature and turn off from big cities, so you will be looking at birds, plants, animals etc... no need to dress fancy ether. Use common sense when visiting parks or going to the beach, don't leave valuables in the car, take with you. But remember, crime exist anywhere. Guest AccessYou will have the entire house and approximately 1.5 acres to explore, one car garage will be available, you just have to ask for. There are several seasonal tropical fruit trees that you can pick and eat the fruit fresh or make juice. Interaction with GuestsEven though we are not in Costa Rica, we are available by email, facetime, (website hidden) (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and phone in case you have any question or need help organizing your visit to Costa Rica. We have a caretaker living on a separate house on our property in case of an emergency or if you need a cab to go places, you can ask for his help or if you need someone that speaks English you can call the property manager. The NeighborhoodQuebrada Ganado is a quite small village just North of Jaco, only 10 minutes to Carara National Park, 10 minutes to the closest beach (Aguja) with several small restaurants, markets, pharmacy, bakery, hardware stores etc... Getting AroundConvenient public transportation from the airport every hour, bus stop is about 1 Km from Villa Tica, and several other buses to Jaco, Quepos, Puntarenas. Other Things to NoteFor your safety, the house is equipped with smoke and carbon monoxide detector, safety kit, safety card instructions, all provided by Airbnb. All outlets near the water or outside are protected w/GFCI breakers. WARNING! CAR RENTAL IN COSTA RICA ARE A RIPOFF IF YOU ARE RENTING A CAR IN COSTA RICA, BE AWARE OF EXTRA INSURANCE AND OTHER THINGS THE RENTAL CAR COMPANY'S CHARGE, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FULL RENTAL PRICE AGREEMENT INCLUDING ALL INSURANCE IN WRITING WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. IF YOUR CREDIT CAR COMPANY COVERS YOUR RENTAL CAR INSURANCE ABROAD, TAKE A COPY OF THEIR POLICY WITH YOU, SO THE RENTAL CAR COMPANY DON'T CHARGE YOU TWICE.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceThis is the perfect family place to catch a piece of everything Costa Rica has to offer...white sand beaches, amazing sunsets, monkeys, parrots, zip lining, surfing and rain forest hiking trails. Nestled in the exclusive and private beach club of Punta Leona, our condo features eco-friendly bamboo furniture, a two level pool and water slide, a monster size balcony, and a view that will take your breath away. Just a 1 min. walk down to Playa Blanca, Costa Rica's only white sand and blue flag beach and a 15 minute drive from Jaco. Perfect two family, extended family rental, with four bunks for the kids and two queen size beds for adults. You will want to come back every year.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceLocated in the safe, secure and beautiful Punta Leona resort, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on a hill, on a quiet cul-de-sac. Highly-rated Playa Blanca beach is a 3 minute walk downhill and has a small restaurant/ bar, a life-guard station and offers surf lessons or kayak rentals. Punta Leona is a 75 minute drive from San Jose Airport. The property boasts a hotel, two restaurants, various pools (all ideal for kids), and a handful of shops all of which are centered around the Playa Mantas beach. On the property, you can also zip line, play miniature golf, explore many hiking trails, visit the butterfly structure, or just walk the area. There is even a church that offers service on Sunday. The open concept house sits up a hill and offers amazing ocean views. A large balcony spans the entire front of the home. There is a small 5' deep pool perfect for cooling off and relaxing while you stare at the Pacific. The master suite has a jacuzzi tub and shower. The two other bedrooms share a bathroom, with shower only, and the third bathroom, with shower only, is on the main level. There is washer/dryer on the first level and the kitchen is equipped with the usual: coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave. You have everything you need to prepare and eat a great meal. Punta Leona is a secluded area that is a treasured oasis for anyone who knows of it. Red Macaw and monkey sightings are frequent. We hope to host you. Mi casa y su casa. Interaction with GuestsWe have a gentleman who oversees the property should you have any issues or need anything. His contact information is provided once the reservation is confirmed. Getting AroundYou will need a car to get around.
bungalow
1br bungalow
    Playa Agujas est idealment situee, a tout juste 1h de l'aeroport international Juan Santamaria,sur le bord du pacifique central, proche de Jaco, du parc national Carara (15min!!), 1h du parc Manuel Antonio. a 50m d'une plage qui a su garder son authenticite, tres loin du tourisme de mas, Villas Majolana est une petite structure de 6 bungalows ou "casitas" du studio au T3, c'est a dire en couple, en famille, entre amis, elles sont idealment equipes pour des courts ou moyen sejours. chaque casita a une terrasse individuelle avec table et chaises, afin de profiter du calme environnant et ecouter la mer. la nature est omnipresente et vous pourrez admirer la faune et la flaure locale meme depuis la piscine! profitez de la proximite d'activitees nature (kayak, canopy tour, peche...) et du calme!!!
    villa
    4br villa
      3300 sf villa with four bedrooms, 2.5 bath, complete kitchen, dinning and living area, walk in pantry, laundry room with washer and dryer, detached garage for 3 cars. Located only one hour from the international airport of san jose, on the central west coast only minutes from the most pristine beaches in costa rica. 15 minutes from the famous jaco beach and 30 minutes from hermosa beach, 18 hole golf course at los suenos is also near by as well all the convenience stores, banks, pharmacy, restaurants and bars. The property sits on an acre with its natural surroundings and garden areas with a care taker on site 24/7, completely fenced in and away from the tourist traps of jaco beach; and yet just 1/2 mile from main road, all paved. Here you will get to know the real costa rican people and their way of life. Activities in 25 mile radius: deep sea fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, horse back riding, hiking, surfing, bird watching, mountain bike, atv and motorcycle rides, water falls, crocodiles tours and Carara national park is only 10 minutes away. All rooms have ceiling fans which help circulate the air from the various openings. Although it does not have the amenities of many resorts, the house is very spacious providing a fully equipped laundry room and kitchen. Internet services available by request 15 days prior of check in, small fee will apply. ELECTRICITY, INTERNET AND CABLE TV IT IS NOT INCLUDED ON THE MONTHLY RENTAL RATES SEEN HERE, ASK FOR DETAILS LOCATED ONLY 60 MINUTES FROM SAN JOSE ON THE WEST COAST BETWEEN JACO AND CARARA NATIONAL PARK, ON A SMALL VILLAGE CALLED QUEBRADA GANADO. THE ROAD IS PAVED ALL THE WAY TO OUR FRONT GATE WITH SEVERAL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS, THE PUBLIC BUS STOP COMING FROM SAN JOSE TO JACO IS A WALKING DISTANCE FROM OUR VILLA. AGUJA IS THE CLOSEST BEACH, ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES ON BICYCLE, THERE ARE SEVERAL LOCAL CONVENIENCE STORES, RESTAURANTS, MARKETS, PHARMACY, BAKERY ETC... ALL AT WALKING DISTANCE. LOS SUENOS MARRIOTT HOTEL, CASINO AND GOLF COURSE IS ONLY 15 MINUTES BY CAR, FURTHER DOWN THE 'COSTANERA' IS PLAYA JACO, FAMOUS FOR IT'S LOCAL SURFING, BARS, RESTAURANTS, NIGHT LIFE ETC...
      house
      4br house
      • Pets Allowed
      Great luxury home located in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica in the private club of Punta Leona the home has a wonderful ocean view; only a 3 minute walk to a nice white sand beach, the home features all amenities, 4 bedrooms with A/C, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, 3 car garage. The beach club also has 4 different restaurants and bars, mini golf, water sports, day tour agency Located only 1 ½ hours from the San Jose International airport Descripcion: Playa Blanca es muy conocida por su gran belleza y arena blanca. De hecho, esta playa ha sido utilizada muchas veces para filmar comerciales de televisión tanto nacionales e internacionales, e incluso hasta para películas. La playa es pequeña y es fácil de recorrer a pie de extremo a extremo. A lo largo de toda la playa hay vegetación que ofrece bastante sombra. La playa es un excelente lugar para pasar un día. Aunque es pequeña, es común ver a la gente caminando o trotando a lo largo de la misma. También hay varios lugares donde es muy seguro bañarse en el mar (principalmente en el extremo sur de la playa). El agua normalmente es cálida y cristalina. En el centro de la playa hay un arrecife que es un buen punto para practicar snorkel y este mismo arrecife permite la práctica del surf. El arrecife hace que se forme una ola en marea baja que muchos deportistas principiantes e intermedios aprovechan. Acceso: El acceso a Playa Blanca es muy limitado. Existe solamente una calle pública que termina en la playa contigua, llamada Playa Mantas. De ahí es necesario caminar por esa playa y cruzar la punta en el extremo. Ahora, existe otra forma mucho más sencilla de accesar este playa, pero no es gratuita. En el lugar hay un desarrollo turístico llamado Punta Leona. Si usted es socio de este club o si se hospeda en su resort, entonces podrá usar una carretera en muy buen estado que llega hasta Playa Blanca, e incluso tendrá acceso a otros servicios como parqueo en el lugar y baños.
      apt. / condo
      3br apt. / condo
        Located in the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Cumbre Mar, Punta Leona, a five minute walk from one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Blanca. This beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag, a high honor due to its safe clean waters. Located at Cumbre Mar Condo Complex (total of 13 units with a beautiful infinity pool and sunbathing deck). Amazing modern two story three bedroom condo, with a teak deck with the most enviable perch right up on the beautiful Pacific waves crashing below, surrounded by green luscious forest and wonderful local fauna like white faced monkeys, scarlet macaws and pizotes. This particular unit has a unique location with a magnificent teak deck that gives you front row seats to the most amazing views. Next to a 100 year-old majestic tree where scarlet macaws nest and serves as home too many local species. This three bedroom condo comes completely furnished. The kitchen has high quality granite counter tops and comes completely equipped. There is a dishwasher, waste-disposal and full size oven, Maytag Washer/Dryer in seperate laundry. Ceiling fans and A/C throughout. The bathrooms are of Travertine marble and the bedrooms have hardwood floors.It includes a swimming pool. There is a two car garage/car port. High Speed Internet is included FREE The Master bedroom is a large spacious bedroom with teak floors with the most amazing view. It includes the membership for Club and Hotel Punta Leona.
        house
        6br house
          last minute deals within a month 20% discount, last minute deal for 4 people 25% discount, ask for special rates.“ a 10% rica tours discountcard is included in combo with your booking (ask us about it)(we can offer you economic carrentals) Nuestra Casa” is located completely on top of a 2000 ft high mountain overlooking the most visited beach town of Costa Rica called “Jaco”.This house is perfect for big families, friends or your bachelor party vacation. This elevation gives the house a very nice climate where you won't need air conditioning, there is always a pleasant breeze and all rooms have their ceiling fans. If you wake up early enough you will see the sun come up in the east side valley and see and hear the day waking, the sound of waking you up would probably only be those from the birds looking for food. Wake up in your own time enjoy your morning coffee on the porch and start your day. Jaco offers all you can expect from a beach vacation town, good surf conditions, different beaches, lots of restaurants and bars, cinema even a theater, lots of tours like ATVs, Canopy, Horse back riding, National Parks like Carara and Manuel Antonio, Boat tours, sport fishing, snorkeling and lots more. This great Home is just a 20 minute drive away from downtown Jaco. So you are close enough to enjoy all what Jaco has to offer you and after all these activities you can relax/enjoy the beauty of the Mountain/Ocean views in your private vacation home, and see the sun set in the pacific from the porch or from the private infinity edge pool.This House is located on the mainroad, part of Cielo gardens development, which almost doesn't have any traffic, just the local people driving by who live in the nearest typical Costa Rica village called Bijagual,(7minute drive) with its own restaurants, bar, bakery, small supermarkets and more.(don't forget to check out their karaoke nights in the bar, the ticos (Costa Ricans) love this, some are good and some are ……This 6 bed, 5,5 bath Home is perfect for bigger groups or bigger families for a competitive price who like all the action from Jaco but in the same time like to relax and enjoy the beauty of our planet, where you literally will get closer to nature. This place is absolutely peaceful and you can definitely relax after that long deserved vacation. The onsite waterfall park will surely help you to relax and enjoy nature at its finest. A free tour to these 12 waterfalls with trails and pools in which of some you can jump, swim and take pictures is included. Scarlet macaws and toucans are frequently. spotted in the area of the house. Perfect for people wanting to explore the real Costa Rica with all its jungle, nature and in the same moment want to enjoy all the amenities and action/nightlife that Jaco has to offer. Our beautiful mountain home is only 1,5 hour away from Juan Santamaria International airport, and located completely on a mountaintop so you will be able to enjoy the 360 degree views of the mountains and still only be a 20 minute drive away from downtown Jaco. We recommend you to rent a small or bigger 4x4 so you will be able to go wherever you want to go , to explore the real Costa Rican Pura Vida experience and reach the house via gravel road without a problem The location of the house is also very nice to do some hiking and riding MTB s. Parking on site the property is very safe. We can assist you in looking for a car rental, pick you up from the airport and help you booking your tours and even give you a 10 % Ricatours discount card.
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Gym
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          El lugarA una hora y 15 de San José en Playa Blanca, galardonada con Bandera Azul, condominio ubicado en la parte más exclusiva de Punta Leona, Altos de Leonamar. Controles de acceso y máxima seguridad. Rodeado de exuberante flora y fauna, alojamiento ideal para familias. Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesCunta con piscina para adultos, piscina para niños y un rancho con parrilla profesional y vista a 180 grados del oceano Atención a los huéspedesAtención durante toda la estadía con el administrador del condominio El BarrioLos únicos ruidos que escucharás serán de los oleaje del mar y de la flora y de la fauna que te rodean... Cómo moverseCunta con parqueo privado y público
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
          This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
          Home/Apartment
          Excellent
          9 reviews
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          The SpaceThe Condo is next to the Carara natural reserve, so the first thing you will see from your window are the Carara mountains. Its a really peaceful place were you can enjoy the swimming pool, play some volleyball, go to the beach, enjoy the view. Guest AccessYou will have access to the swimming pool, volleyball court, bbq area, natural paths Interaction with GuestsMost of the times I would try to be the one that received you, and I would be really happy to help you with anything you need. The NeighborhoodIts a gated comnunity with social areas, really safe and stattegically located in the most beautiful beach closer to San José. You will find really friendly neighboars from all over the world Getting AroundThere is public transportation from San José that would get you 100 m from the Condo. By car its really easy, you only need to take the road 27
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          Near Playa Blanca, the white sand beach, 8 km from Jaco Beach. 1.5 hours from San José. Very comfortable, A/C, Kitchen, private bathroom, garden.
          Home/Apartment
          1br Home/Apartment
          • Parking
          The SpaceOn the beach will be able to enjoy of spectacular sunsets, you can see monkeys, macaws, birds, butterflies, lizards ect ... Guest AccessThe resort has shade on the beaches, gardens around the club, bathrooms. Interaction with GuestsYou can count on me for anything or emergency. the resort has Dr. office. The NeighborhoodThis villa is close to the mont views. Getting AroundWithin the resort are micro bus that transport to second privacy beach.
          Hotel
          Nice
          198 reviews
          3-star Hotel
          Offering direct access to the beach, this Punta Leona resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Mantas Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hacienda las Agujas and Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing. Ocean Adventures and Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).
          Hotel
          2.5-star Hotel
          Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Hacienda las Agujas and within 6 mi (10 km) of Carara Biological Reserve and Mantas Beach. Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park and Herradura Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).
          house
          6br house
            Located along the beautiful pacific coast in one of Costa Ricas few private wild life reserves, in an exclusive, members only resort, Casa Puro Amor is the perfect luxurious beach home for families, couples or friends. As a renter, you have access to all facilities in the resort (4 restaurants, 3 swimming pools, sport facilities and 2 beautiful white sand beaches) however, encompassed in our villa you have 2 private swimming pools - a maid, chef, golf carts and/ or driver (upon request). Come relax and unwind with us in an untouched, peaceful, private and natural paradise.
            Home/Apartment
            6br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Breakfast
            • Parking
            • Swimming Pool
            This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
            Home/Apartment
            2br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Smoking Allowed
            • Parking
            Perfect place to runway from the city rush, to relax and enjoy nature. The house is surrender by nature. It is locate 200 mts from the beach. It is a private environment just for you and your company. Wi-Fi, TV/cable, A/A and jacuzzi