"We have just returned from Casa Pericos to NY and all I keep thinking about is "when can I return".
Myself and my four adult children stayed for eight nights. It was just the perfect accommodation for us all to have our own rooms and a wonderful deck to relax on in the noon day heat, and to watch the spectacular sunsets. It was very clean and very comfortable. Very true to description.
David, the owner was easy to communicate with; timely in responses and very helpful with advanced information which made our trip in a rented car from Liberia International Airport effortless.
Nick, the property manager, who met us at the house was a delight in all ways. A generous, helpful, pleasant person who left us alone to our holiday but was easily accessible if needed. In fact, my son left his passport behind and Nick took care of it without fuss and without stress.
Most mornings were spent taking the walk to the beach (5mins), swimming and walking the quiet crescent. A lovely way to start the day. In the afternoon it was rest in the warm, hot sun. Listening to the howlers, spotting the iguanas, and marveling at the diversity of plants and trees; animals and birds.
Later afternoon was back to the beach, watching the sunset (around 5.30pm) and more swimming.
All the restaurants we ate at were wonderful. All previously recommended by David in the packet he sent prior to our arrival. Shopping in town was simple and we were able to make delicious fresh meals on the barbecue on the deck. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to manage.
We went on a hike with Alvaro at Werner Sauter Biological Preserve which should not be missed. It was informative and fun and it seems that Alvaro himself is well known for his warmth and kindness within the town and on trip advisor. He lived up to his reputation. We sampled the foods native to the forrest and he even convinced one of us to try termite.
We took a boat trip out with Samara Adventures and were delighted to see awe inspiring sightings of humback whales and beautiful fish snorkeling in the reef. Again, the staff were such a pleasure to spend time with.
Leaving Playa Carillio which is very tranquil, to go to Samara was also fun. It was more lively with bars and restaurants on the beach and with many places to shop, internet cafes, and lots of different adventure pursuits to choose from.
All in all, I would struggle to find any negative thing to say. It was perfect"
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: January 24, 2015