"Casa De Carroll was the perfect Honeymoon spot. Just enough relaxing to get you ready to go explore beautiful Costa Rica! This trip was my husband and I's first trip to Costa Rica and we definitely want to go back. Everything about Costa Rica (and especially where case de carroll is located) was perfect: beautiful scenery, secluded, wildlife, beaches and perfect waves (even with a storm).
Upon arrival We would definitely recommend a GPS. we used one of the tablet ones and it also gave off wifi signal (which was helpful in contacting Kelly when we needed to ask questions and also keep in touch with family back home). Arriving at the house is breathtaking. We saw more wildlife there more than anywhere else, like Patti says, howler monkeys, toucans, butterfly's, a horse, gecko's, crabs, beautiful lizards, and cool looking insects that don't bug you! Also, the gecko's in the house are super helpful, we never saw ONE bug inside! Just being in the house with the light shining through and the sounds of the jungle is enough to visit this house. Not to mention the pool, we were in there every time we left the house and every time we returned. My favorite part was coming back to the house after being somewhere and greeted by something new on the gate every time: lime green lizards, geckos and crabs!
We didn't use the kitchen much more than to slice up all the fresh fruit thats around every corner on the main hwy.. we cooked a few times but we love trying new food. Plus everything is pretty decently priced compared to CA so we took advantage of that. Kelly has great recommendations and use the booklet she gives you it has a lot of great food and exploring info!
Tour wise, we only did 2 things: Horseback riding to Nauyaca waterfall and zip lining. We wanted to do snorkeling/scuba but the storm lasted the whole time we were there and no one was offering the tour. The trip to the waterfall was INCREDIBLE! the horses knew exactly what to do even if you didn't. Theres a stop halfway to the waterfall where the feed you delicious food and once you get to the waterfall you get to go in and jump off the smaller waterfall! They rig up a rope and help you up and you get to jump off as much as you want, so much fun! the guides were awesome and friendly and were bilingual. Zip lining was awesome, we were the only 2 on there! We also went surfing everyday, we rented our boards from Jr. at Pineapple rentals.
Thank you so much Jim and Patti for the perfect honeymoon!!"
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: June 11, 2015