"My English is not really fluent and I´m not common in using superlatives in this language, but this is really really a wonderfull place. The house is very luxurious and the view from the Patio unpayable. Everything was in best condition, very clean -simply WOW! This is our first time in Costa Rica and we couldn´t make a better decision to spend 11 days in this wonderfull place. And now we have to leave tomorrow in morning. I wonder, if the next two weeks in Costa Rica are able to top this time here ....
The best was the daily wildlife around the house. Sitting at the pool very early you can see the daily toucans. Without great moving we were able to see around the house: the Fiery-billed Arasaris, an Aguoti (twice a time right at the front entrance), a White-nosed Coati at the trail to the Ceiba Tree, Great Currasows (4 birds, right behind the entrance door), Crested Guans in the tree beside the pool, a Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (with tadpoles on his back!), a King Vulture (above the pool), Blue Morphos (two species M. peleides & M. amathonte) every day, Swallowtails, a lot of more butterflies, a huge Brown Basilisk (beside the pool), Giant locusts, Leafcutting Ants, and, and, and.
Why going to Manuel Antonio, you can see them all sitting here at the pool!
Another experince for a guy and his family from Germany is the "sound of the jungle" at night. The Giant Toats the pool are impressiv, but only untill you heard the small tree frogs and the cicadas. Small creatures with a big voice! And then - in the morning: the howler monkeys, which came very near to us - very cool!!
Oh - right now- a flock of White-crowned Parrots above me - ok - I´m sitting at the pool, writing these words.
Maybe even important for someone, who is asking himself, if that could be the perfect place for him: NO MOSCITOS !! I´m not kidding. Of course you will see a whole bunch of insects ad spiders, most of them bigger than in your nightmares, but they won´t harm you (Well - for example the impressive wunderfull tarantula below the kitchen window....) But shutting the netdoors is usefull to enjoy them only outside the house.
For those, who want to take a closer look the the rest of the Pacific Slope, the house is the perfect base. Arround one hour you will reach the Cerro Muerte, Manuel Antonio, Sierpe. For a short ride to the spectaculare beaches you need only a few minutes....
Again - what a time, what a place! It couldn´t be better !!!!! Thank you so much !!!"
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 6, 2015