The SpaceOur cabina was created from natural, local materials and to create a charming "outdoor" experience. Enjoy a bath or hot shower in the handcrafted stone tub. Sleep in one of the closed rooms, or place a sleeping bag(s) or hammock in the covered area that's open to the outdoors. This setting is ideal for someone who enjoys a "raw food" diet, but provides sufficient kitchen space and utensils for those wanting a place to cook. Buy locally grown produce and prepare in the kitchen or step out for a meal at one of several nearby restaurants. Private indoor toilet and sink room, separate from the stone bathing area.
We grow coffee and oranges on our farm and will provide our guests with complimentary freshly roasted coffee and/or oranges (upon request). Our cabina is equipped with 3 types of coffee-making devices, including a drip, french press and traditional Costa Rica chorreador!
There is a mini-refrigerator for storing small amounts of groceries, a gas stove, and an Oster blender.
One bedroom contains a loft-bed (queen size) and below is a desk area, and a washing machine. The next room has children-sized chairs/table, some toys, and has room for sleeping bags. Guest AccessSemi-private river access (shared with one other tenant). Swimming holes, hiking trails and hot springs are in all directions, and there is an asphalt road to Chirrup and the nearby plaza. Interaction with GuestsWe will provide you with directions to the area. We'll meet you there to give you a short tour of the cabin and river area before leaving you to enjoy the rushing river and singing birds. We live near the property and are available should you have questions or need assistance. The NeighborhoodYou do not need a 4x4 to reach the area, the property, or nearby attractions. Location-location-location! This is a great location due to it's access to the property, river, nearby attractions, restaurants, while being able to hike and feel alone. Being only steps away from the nearby bus stop will make carrying groceries back to the cabin a cinch, rather than a back-aching trek!
San Gerardo de Rivas is on the way to the Chirripo National Park. The park features Costa Rica's highest peak. Tourists come from around the world to climbing Chirripo, which is typically a two-day trek.
We are conveniently located to charming family owned restaurants and hotels with paved roads. Other nearby attractions include:
• 1-hour hike to Cloudbridge Nature Reserve
• 1-hour hike to natural hot springs
• 2-kilometer walk down the road to Samaritan Xocolata, a small, organic, artisan chocolate factory.
• Hike our farm, meet our goats, feed them and enjoy raw goat cheese for $10 per person! Each visitor will be given 100 grams of flavored goat cheese.
• 30-minute bus ride to the weekly Ferria (farmer's market) in San Isidro de General -- open every Thursday & Friday - offers an abundance locally grown produce, fresh juices, freshly caught seafood at amazing prices!
• Day trip to popular surf towns of Uvita and Dominical (less than two hours by car) Getting AroundGuests with their own vehicles will be provided with exact directions once their reservation is confirmed.
The bus stop is less than 50 meters from the property and it comes/goes to San Isidro 6x per day, except Sundays (3x per day). The road is 85% asphalt paved, making travel to our location by foot, bike, horse or vehicle accessible.
We have a local plaza about a 5 minute walk from the property with a general store, two restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Roca Dura and The Rio - each offering traditional Costa Rica food alongside pizza, burgers and fries. All foods are locally grown and freshly prepared and yummy! Other Things to NoteThe temperatures range from 60 to 85 degrees. Cooler in the evenings and mornings, and warm during the daytime hours.
We recommend that you bring:
• Bug repellant: Remember this location is in the rainforest, along a river, and a variety of bugs, bees, ants (etc.) call this place home. Deet-free insect repellant is best for you and the environment. Lavender and citronella or neem in carrier oils (coconut, jojoba, etc.) work great.
• Shoes: There are biting ants and the terrain is hilly and rocky. It becomes slippery during and after rains. Shoes with good tread and ankle support are highly recommended.
• Rain gear: From April through November, it rains almost daily here. An umbrella and/or rain jacket and rubber boots or shoes will help you stay dry.
• Flashlight/Head Lamp: You'll be far from the city lights, so pack a flashlight or head lamp to carry with you after dark.
We have a lovely little dog living on the property. She heartily welcomes visitors, and if allowed, will accompany guests around the property and beyond. She is very agile, loves to hike and take walks. She's also well trained, however, and will listen to commands like "stay home, be good".