"What an awesome place! We stayed in the BirdHouse for 3.5 weeks in Feb 2015 and loved it!
5 of us in total, one couple downstairs and my family of 3 upstairs. We had plenty of space so we weren’t in each others way and when we wanted to get together to eat or play cards we all sat together in the kitchen.
Pamela and Carter are wonderful hosts, very caring and attentive to details. We also watched Carters band play a few times in town, not to be missed! Their 4 dogs were very loveable, and kept an eye on things around the property.
On the property we saw and heard tons of sloths, agoutis,geckos, lizards, huge butterflies, fire flies, frogs, bats, cool looking bugs, saw one snake, cool spiders in webs and only one spider in the house (not bad considering I am terrified of spiders) and my husband counted over 100 different birds! Toucans, collared aracaris , parrots, kiskadees , oropendolas, manakins & slaty-tailed trogons to name a few! The plants on the property are beautiful and feels like you are walking through a tropical park!
We did not rent a car, we would walk into town every day and took a taxi back ( 2000 colons or $4 one way for a taxi from town). Puerto Viejo was very laid back, had the reggae vibe to it, never once did we feel unsafe…we all took turns going to town on our own to get groceries or just wander around…no worries!
We also rented bikes one day and rode to Manzanillo and saw TONS of wildlife along the way.
It was the most relaxing, laid back vacation I have been on. Everyone we met was so calm, Pura Vida really described what we felt and experienced!
I highly recommend Puerto Viejo and Finca Loco Natural to everyone :)"
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: March 15, 2015