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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • Beautiful spot with wonderful assistance by owners

    "We wanted to spend time in CR with our young adult children + their friends. Casa Bambu is a gorgeous location. Lyn advised us on various itinerary choices, and took care of the booking contacts, a service which was in itself worth the price of our lodging. In December, some days were humid, but it was surprisingly tolerable. Casa Linda is beautiful, clean, and well-equipped. Kirk, who happened to be there during our stay, made sure that we got what we needed, from pizza pans to extra clothespins. Macaws regularly snacked in the almond trees. Toucans, togons, hummingbirds, vultures, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, capuchins and agoutis made frequent appearances. And those amazing leafcutter ants! Pelicans entertained us at the beach as they dove to fish in synchronized groups of three. The calls of the howler monkeys provided the soundtrack to our stay. William, the caretaker, is a love. He opened coconuts, found us a massage therapist, and he and Kirk even ferried the guys out in a catamaran to meet their deep sea fishing boat. He is also a very knowledgeable nature guide who was patient with us "less-than-in-shape" hikers. We had Leda and Oliva prepare a meal for us. I showed them what we had, and 75 minutes later, they served up a great fish dish with salad and a potato, broccoli and onion medley. Caveat. Others have mentioned that the road from Puerto Jiménez is rough. This is no exaggeration. Anyone arriving from PJ should try to arrive before dark on that first trip. The potholes, rocks, narrow bridges and rivers can be negotiated, but doing it for the first time at night is stressful. Tours? Our outings included a Gulf dolphin tour combined with a visit to Santuario Silvestre. This was a highlight of the trip. We also did the delightful zip-line canopy tour with Eduardo. I would have liked to stop on the way back to visit Finca Kobo, a cocoa plantation on the route, but I also recommend taking Lyn’s advice to not book too many "outings." William can lead you on hikes to waterfalls and birding walks from the property; kayaking and swimming in the gulf is very pleasant. We ate several delicious meals at Martina’s, an easy walk from the house. So much to see and do right in the area, but it's also just a great place to "be.""
    Guest: Amanda Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • Pilon Perfect

    "We were greeted in Golfito by an exceptionally accomodating and affable caretaker, Scott. The views from the house are spectacular. We wanted for absolutely nothing as Scott treated us like his own. If you are in the Pavones area and don't stay here, you are missing out. We are looking forward to getting back for more adventuring as soon as possible. Thank you again Scott! Kindest Regards, Thomas Berry"
    Guest: Thomas Berry Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • A week in paradise.

    "My wife and I just returned from Jaco. This was our first time in Costa Rica. We were guests of Steve and Michelle, friends of Sabrina. This home is fabulous. Better than the pictures. It is so great to sit on the large porch and watch the sunset. Also, for us fair skinned folks, the pool is out of the sun until 11:15am. So it is a great place to swim and spend time relaxing with a book. The restaurants are within easy walking distance and are superb. Also the taxi service will deliver you anywhere in town for $2.00 US. We hope this will be the first of many trips to Jaco. Thank you for providing such a beautiful place in Paradise."
    Guest: David Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 17, 2014
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  • What a wonderful stay!

    "My friends and I went to Casa Dolphin for New Year's and everything was awesome. Susan is a very kind person and she always answered my mails with all the info that we needed. The house is actually more beautiful and charming than it looks on pictures. Everything was clean and neat, the rooms are comfortable, the bathrooms are very well maintained and the kitchen has everything you need. The pool was always clean and fresh. We spend a wonderful week and we have no complaints :)"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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