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Los Almendros is an upscale, beachfront development on Playa Ocotal’s northern shore. This modern, gated community has 43 privately owned condominiums. The development has 3 swimming pools, 2 outdoor barbecues and a covered gazebo for weddings and group meetings.
Condo 42 is the end unit on Los Almendros' premium front row. The condo's rear patio is located directly above a small tropical forest. The patio has a beautiful ocean view. It also provides nature lovers an excellent vantage point to observe the colorful birds and other wildlife living in the green area below. It is a 2-3 minute walk from Condo 42 to Ocotal Beach.
Condo 42 is Los Almendros' most popular and best equipped two bedroom rental unit. This condo offers:
1) Beautiful ocean view, and less than a 3 minute walk to Ocotal Beach.
2) Very quiet & private. No condos above or below. No passing auto traffic.
3) Los Almendros' best equipped kitchen.
4) Member privileges at The Club at Coco Bay: Exercise gym, tennis courts, swimming pools, yoga.
5) Entertainment center with 42 inch Sony flat screen television, DVD player and iPod music system.
6) Screened rear patio with 32 inch flat screen television.
7) Tastefully decorated with art & pottery from five Latin American countries.
8) Three independently controlled split level A/C units in living room & both bedrooms.
9) Private Wi-Fi, telephone and cable TV.
10) Honeywell combination safe (Combo set by guest).
11) Deadbolt locks on all exterior doors.
12) Wall mounted hair dryers
13) Covered, secure, parking a few steps from condo's front door.
14) Cell phone: Free calls to anywhere in Costa Rica.
15) Garmin GPS: Explore Guanacaste without getting lost or having to ask directions.
16) Free snorkeling equipment: adult & children sizes.
17) Free kayaks: two 8' Sit-On-Top kayaks (new 2014)
18) Binoculars: Over 60 bird species have been observed from our rear patio.
19) Beach chairs, beach towels, ice chest, ...
20) Hiking gear (Binoculars, canteens, backpack).
21) Swimming pool toys: Kick boards and inflatables.
22) Boogie boards.
23) Charcoal barbecue.
24) Washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.
25) Premium linens and towels purchased in USA.
26) Pack & Play for infants/toddlers(Upon request)
***L/A's most popular rental unit in 2012 -2014***
Screened Patio: Condo 42 is the only Los Almendros rental unit with a screened rear patio. In the evening, guests can relax and listen to the ocean surf without being bothered by insects attracted by the patio's overhead lights. The ability to use the patio, day or night, significantly increases the condo's living space. Families with children appreciate having a second television on the patio.
Outstanding Swimming and Snorkeling: Playa Ocotal is one of Guanacaste's quietest and cleanest 'Blue Flag' beaches. The ocean surf is very gentle. Playa Ocotal has no dangerous riptides. Travel guides recommend Playa Ocotal to outdoor enthusiasts who want to snorkel from a Guanacaste beach. Guanacaste snorkelers drive many miles to explore the rock formations at both ends of Playa Ocotal Beach. Playa Ocotal's best snorkeling is directly below Los Almendros. On most days, snorkelers see numerous species of colorful, tropical fish in Playa Ocotal's clear waters.
Club membership: We are members of The Club at Coco Bay. Guests staying in our condominium enjoy full membership privileges at this outstanding private facility. The Club at Coco Bay offers lighted tennis courts, a gym with modern exercise equipment, two swimming pools, yoga/Zumba classes and one of the area's best restaurants.
Father Rooster's Restaurant: One of Ocotal's most popular restaurants is located less than 200 meters from the entrance to Los Almendros. Father Rooster's is a beachfront restaurant that serves tasty appetizers, full meals and delicious tropical drinks. Fresh seafood is the restaurant's specialty. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Father Rooster's is a great place to enjoy a beautiful Guanacaste sunset.
Playas del Coco: Coco is Guanacaste's fastest growing beach community. The town is a 5 minute drive from Los Almendros. Coco has modern grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, ATM machines, restaurants, ice cream shops, disco/bars, souvenir shops, a casino and an emergency medical facility.
Garmin GPS: We provide our guests the same EZFind GPS software that local rental car agencies charge $7-10 per day. We have added numerous restaurants and activities to EZFind's standard package. Our GPS unit includes all of Coco's best restaurants and Guanacaste's most popular tourist attractions. Select 'Home' and our GPS unit will provide you the safest, quickest route back to Los Almendros.
Pre-Paid Cell Phone: Cell phones from the USA and Canada require a different chip to work in Costa Rica. If the required chip is purchased, roaming charges can be very high. To resolve communication concerns, we provide our guests a pre-paid cell phone that can be used to call anywhere in Costa Rica. A few important phone numbers have been programmed for emergency use. These include the Los Almendros office, our General Manager's cell phone and the cell phone number of an English speaking doctor who works out of the emergency medical clinic in Playas del Coco.
Most guests use their iPads and Skype to make inexpensive calls to the USA or Canada.
Rocket Frog Diving: The Rocket Frog dive shop is located next door to Los Almendros' business office. Rocket Frog has Guanacaste's fastest dive boat and newest scuba equipment. Training is conducted in Los Almendros' main pool. Guests staying at Los Almendros are entitled to a 10% discount on all dive services.
Los Almendros' fully equipped condominiums are classified as a 'specialty lodging'. Los Almendros is one of Northern Guanacaste's top rated beachfront properties. We are Playa Ocotal's #1 rated 'specialty lodging'.
Vacation Planning Assistance: Playa Ocotal is an excellent location from which to initiate day trips. Los Almendros has an experienced, bilingual office staff that assists guests in making reservations for deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling, sailing, rafting, tubing, zip lining, massages, hiking, bird watching, hot springs, rain forest tours, volcanoes, canopy tours and horseback riding. The on-site General Manager has been with Los Almendros for over ten years. He is bilingual, a Guanacaste native, and knows all the local tour operators. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to help guests plan and coordinate their vacation activities.
Transportation: A car is nice to have, but is not a necessity in Costa Rica. Taxi’s from Los Almendros to Coco cost $7-8 each way. Several tour operators will pick-up and drop off at Los Almendros. Taxi service is available to and from the Liberia airport ($55 car, $70 van). The Los Almendros office can arrange to have you picked up at the Liberia Airport, and have a rental vehicle delivered to your condo.
If Condo 42 is not available: The VRBO calendar for Condo 42 is always kept up to date. If our condo is not available for the dates you require, please contact us. All condos at Los Almendros are privately owned. Some condos are more popular than others. We would be happy to identify the best available condo at Los Almendros for the dates you require. Rental rates will be the same as the rates posted for condo 42.
Condo #42 is has snorkeling equipment, snorkeling vests, kick boards, floatation devices, hiking equipment & picnic items. We provide a variety of mask models in order to ensure that guests can find one that provides a good fit. ...moreless
Los Almendros has three swimming pools. Guests in #42 can also use the two swimming pools at The Club at Coco Bay. One of the Club's pools is on Ocotal Beach, a 2-3 minute walk from condo 42. ...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season 1
Jan 4 - Mar 28, 2015
3 night min stay
Semana Santa/Easter 2015
Mar 29 - Apr 7, 2015
7 night min stay
Apr 8 - Nov 14, 2015
3 night min stay
High Season: 2
Nov 15 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay
High Season 1
Jan 3 - Mar 19, 2016
3 night min stay
Semana Santa/Easter Week
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
The above rates do not include Costa Rica's 13% hotel tax.
Maid service is provided once per week. Clean towels are available upon request.
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Los Almendros is 30 min. from the Liberia Airport, 5 min. from vibrant Playas del Coco and 60 minutes from two of Costa Rica's finest national parks. Our central Guanacaste location provides convenient access to activities in both the Northern and Southern parts of the province. Playa Ocotal is a protected 'Blue Flag' beach. It is a perfect beach for snorkelers and families with children. On most days, the surf is very gentle. Ocotal has no dangerous rip tides. Snorkelers are able to see and enjoy numerous species of colorful fish, eels and rays. Children spend hours exploring the tide pools directly below Los Almendros. The tide pools contain hundreds of small, colorful fish that get trapped by the changing tide.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan. Ron worked for Ford Motor Company as a Lean Manufacturing Specialist. I was a Registerd Nurse. We retired seven years ago and moved to Costa Rica. We enjoy Costa Rica's beautiful weather and year around outdoor activities. We are both Univiersity of Michigan graduates. We have three adult children. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio, Washington D.C. and Southfield, Michigan, Our children enjoy vacationing in Costa Rica. During the USA's cold winter months, they enjoy coming down to Playa Ocotal for a relaxing week in the sun. We look forward to having grand children that we can teach to swim and snorkle in Playa Ocotal's gentle waters.
Why the Owner Chose Playa Ocotal:
Los Almendros de Ocotal enjoys a 'Prime' beachfront location. Most equivalent properties in Guanacaste are owned by large hotels. Los Almendros de Ocotal is preferred by travelers who prefer to stay at a small, less commercial resort. Los Almendros does not require its guests to purchase an 'all inclusive' meal plan. Our guests enjoy dining at local independent restaurants, and preparing an occasional home cooked meal. They do not worry about missing scheduled meals...they can dine wherever their travels take them. Playa Ocotal is a very quiet and peaceful beach. The rock formations directly below Los Almendros is one of Guanacaste's most popular locations for snorkeling from shore. Snorkelers routinely see schools of beautiful angel fish, game fish, rays, eels and octopi. We provide our guests good quality snorkeling gear, free of charge.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Relying on feedback from our guests, we continuously add new items for our patrons to enjoy. For example: 1) Playas del Coco has over 30 restaurants. Several of the best restaurants are not easy to find. We provide our guests a free GPS unit. The GPS device is pre-programmed with the location of Coco's best restaurants and Guanacaste's most popular tourist attractions. Our GPS unit recognizes Los Almendros as 'Home'. No matter where you travel in Costa Rica, your GPS unit will provide you the quickest, safest return route to Los Almendros. 2) US and Canadian cell phones require a special chip to function in Costa Rica. When they do work, roaming charges are expensive. We provide our North American guests a cell phone that can be used to make free calls anywhere in Costa Rica. The phone numbers of the Los Almendros office, our General Manager's cell phone, and the number of an English speaking doctor in Coco are pre-programmed. 3) Playa Ocotal offers Guanacaste's best snorkeling. The rock formations directly below Los Almendros is the most popular off-shore snorkeling location in Northern Guanacaste. 4) A popular, reasonably priced, beachfront restaurant is located less than 100 meters from the entrance to Los Almendros. 'Father Rooster's' specializes in seafood and delicious tropical drinks. The 'vegetarian nachos' are a favorite appetizer. 5) Los Almendros has a top rated dive shop on site...Rocket Frog Divers. Guests our entitled to a 10% discount off Rocket Frog's published rates. 6) In addition to world class deep sea fishing, many families enjoy fishing near shore for red snapper. They grill their fresh catch on the private charcoal BBQ in front of our condo. 7) Our guests enjoy membership privileges at Coco Bay Beach Club. This club offers spa treatments, tennis courts, swimming pools with children slide, exercise machines, yoga classes and Zumba classes.
View from Ocotal Bay. Condo 42 is on the premium front row. Last unit on left.
Each condo has covered, secure parking directly in front of the rental unit
Infinity pool, aprox 50 yards from condo #42. One of 3 pools at Los Almendros.
Fully equipped kitchen. Major appliances include range, refrigerator & microwave
Dining Area: Seating for six. Split level A/C maintains comfortable temperature
Master Bedroom, Queen sized bed, Private bathroom, Independant A/C, Overhead fan
Combination safe to protect passports, cameras & valuables. Combo set by guest.
Rear patio. Premium 'See Thru' screen. Easy to see out...difficult to see in.
Two 8' Sit-On-Top Kayaks. New in 2014. No charge to guests staying in Condo 42.
Beach Gear: Folding 'Coleman' chairs, ice chest, coolers & beach towels (6).
Guests in Condo 42 can play tennis 6am-10PM at The Club at Coco Bay. Two courts.
Dining area above Club's Ocotal Beach pool. Order food & drinks from F/Roosters
2-3 minute walk to Ocotal Beach. Safe swimming and outstanding snorkeling.
Los Almendros Main Swimming Pool
Comfortable living room furniture. Sofa converts into a queen bed.
Coffee maker & grinder, toaster, blender, citrus press, toaster oven, crock pot.
Entertainment center: 42' Sony TV, DVD, iPod & CD player, high speed router.
2nd Bedroom has two twin beds. Independent A/C system. Overhead fan.
Sunset view from condo 42's rear patio. Beautiful forested area on the right.
Snorkeling Equip: 13 sets of fins, 8 snorkels, 7 masks, Children & Adult sizes
Hiking Gear: Back pack, canteens, picnic basket and binoculars.
Fitness center at The Club at Coco Bay, 5 min from Condo 42. Open 6AM - 10PM.
Swimming pool at The Club at Coco Bay. Open 6AM-6PM. Has children's water slide!
Lounge chairs & dining area at Club's oceanfront pool, 50 yds from Los Almendros
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