"I'm really not that sure where to start. Do I start at the beginning? The most amazing? The people? The house? The beach? The jungle? I really am not sure......but here goes....This is not the place for someone who wants an "American" experience with TV, nightlife, constant stimulation, and a little shuffleboard but if you want to get away and experience Costa Rician Pura Vida this is the ONLY place to be. The owners Lyn and Kirt were helpful, available, patient, and very kind from the beginning to the very end. From making reservations in San Jose, giving ointment to my daughter, arranging a car, checking on us every day, and giving surfing tips to my husband they were always there to ensure that our vacation was what we needed it to be. And there are no words for the warmth of William's smile, or the kindness he showed to all of us - all the time. They say he is the caretaker and resident guide - I say he is an angel sent to brighten your day. And Leda, who cooked for us must put her heart in her meals because they filled our bellies, tasted divine, and warmed our souls. The house is beautiful with all the comforts of home snuggled into the jungle, a home that welcomes the breezes, the sounds, and the peace that surrounds you on all sides. The beach is breathtaking - wild and truly wonderful. The jungle is full of all the wildlife as promised - families of monkeys (capuchin, spider, and howler), toucans, scarlet macaws, vultures, lizards, dolphins, whales, pelicans, sea turtles (and babies!), Kinkajous, jaguars, frogs, bats, oh yeah and a few spiders and snakes. Take the tours with William, as many as you are up to. We never regretted one of them even when we were up at 5am. I would be remiss if I forgot to mention how incredibly welcoming and friendly the Costa Rican people are. They are glad we are there to enjoy their country and it shows....My husband and I spent a week at Casa Bambu with our two grown children and their spouses/friends. It was truly amazing and I would recommend this wonderful place to anyone who wants to share a little bit of paradise. I would just send two warnings....bring enough food - you will get hungrier than you think and town is a trek away, and listen when they say to arrive BEFORE dark. The road from Puerto Jimenez is scary at night the first time...."
Guest: Brenda M.
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: October 13, 2015