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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • Rejuvenating stay in paradise

    "We stayed in Pelican house for 6 nights and could have stayed 6 weeks! The location is beyond spectacular. It feels remote and yet it is close enough to town to get groceries and have dinner (ceviche at Marisqueria Corcovado was a favorite!). The beach is almost always deserted, the water 80+ degrees and the sand incredibly soft. The house is well appointed with a comfortable bed, amazing outdoor shower, and well stocked kitchen. Rafa, the property caretaker, made our stay particularly unique and memorable. He, his wife and daughter, are incredibly warm and welcoming. We enjoyed so many laughs with him and he is truly knowledgeable about the local area, plants and wildlife. If you speak Spanish and want to go for a local hike, Rafa is an amazing guide. He has an uncanny ability to spot birds, monkeys and other critters way up in the canopy. Although he will decline any money, add it to his tip at the end as he is not otherwise paid for being a guide for the guests--we were happy to be able to support a local family, especially one we had gotten to know so well! If you can pry yourself from the hammock, explore the local dirt roads and beaches. Some of the bridges (particularly the first one coming from Puerto Jimenez) are a bit scary--the railings have been stolen and the bridge is the width of the car---but you'll get used to it and it adds to the adventure:) The surrounding area is incredible with lush jungle and beautiful farms. If you don't venture off the property, you are still guaranteed to see a ton of wildlife---I even saw a Jaguarundi while sitting on the deck--amazing! Thanks Allison for being so easy to work with and for sharing your amazing piece of paradise! We hope to return!"
    Guest: Ellen F. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
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  • Kick back in Playa Matapalo

    "We experienced two weeks of bliss in Playa Matapalo. Owner and guide, Ron, knows Costa Rica! Where to go ,eat, swim and view this beautiful country. Steps away from your private bungalow is the pristine beach, one of the best we have ever seen. Ron has all the toys, bikes, boards and kayaks etc. Monkeys, sloths and birds are everywhere. A very reasonable experience you won't forget! Afterwards you'll say, "May I have another Slice of Paradise please?..it was that good!!"
    Guest: Brock & Spot Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • Perfect!

    "Thank you to Ruth for her beautiful condo. The condo is ultra clean and exactly how it is described. Beautiful oceanfront location on the quiet end of Jaco beach. Condo facilities are beautifully maintained. Short walk into town to enjoy many restaurants and shops. Ruth was great to work with and very helpful and accommodating. Every day my family has said this was the best vacation ever."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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  • Ideal location, nicely appointed condo

    "This condo was a perfect spring break rental for my husband, son and me. Everything was well maintained in the condo itself, and the grounds. The path providing beach access from the condo was nicely shaded, had a lovely stream with beautiful plants and flowers, frequently visited by bird life, and many lizards. The pool is a bit small, but provided a shaded alternative to the beach in the heat of the day. The condo is near to 2 or 3 surfboard rental and lesson locations on the beach. Wonderful trail to hike in hills very nearby where we saw a toucan close-up. We saw many macaws fly over and hang out nearby on the beach. Many restaurant options in nearby Jaco. So much fresh fruit. It was awesome. Thanks to the Richard for providing helpful suggestions for nearby activities. Could probably get by without a car. Car rental was unexpectedly expensive because Thrifty didn't mention at booking that required insurance doubles rental rate. Suggest you look into that during booking."
    Guest: AD Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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