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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • Unbelievably awesome house in an ideal location!!!

    "I cannot say enough positive things about my experience in this house. This was my SECOND time here, and I honestly can't imagine staying anywhere else in Costa Rica. First off, the house is GORGEOUS and it's so nice to have privacy. The pool is amazing and the rooftop deck is so peaceful - you can even see monkeys in the trees behind the property in the early morning or evening! The rooms are spacious, the kitchen is modern and updated, and the place is very well maintained by the staff at Ecovida, who are some of the nicest people you'll encounter. I also love being able to cook my own food at times, and/or just lounge at night and watch a movie on cable. As far as the location goes, you're 2 blocks from the beach (an easy walk), there's a small grocery store within walking distance, it's a 10 min drive to Esterillos, where you can have drinks on the beach at Hotel Alma. It's a 30 min drive to Jaco, about 45 minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park, which is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. You honestly can't ask for more, and the owner of the home - Michael - is so accommodating, friendly, and helpful. I would recommend staying here to anyone who asked me!"
    Guest: ssulli720 Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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  • The most peaceful place

    "I stayed at this lodge for a very short period, but I did not want to leave. It is the most peaceful place to stay at. Granted that I was there during the low season, but I also know that Mal Pais doesn't get flooded with tourists as other towns in the area, so it's pretty quiet with rock-free beaches. The lodge itself is very clean and the open concept is just a unique and beautiful feature of it, making it aesthetically very pleasing and enjoyable. It has all the necessary furniture, appliances (even a blender)...the owners are very friendly and warm people!"
    Guest: Ma Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 31, 2014
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  • Costa Rica - Paradise

    "Casa de Carroll was great. We stayed for one week and would definitely go back. The home is exactly as shown in the pictures and was a great base for our adventures. Our party included 2 adults and 4 kids (18, 18, 16, 12). The owner and local manager were always responsive to our questions before and during our stay. We saw monkeys, birds and a horse (in the pasture below the house) on a daily basis. The location was perfect and made excursions to Ojochal, Uvita, Dominical and other areas within easy driving distance. The home is very private....you don't see another house or person while on property. Most evenings were spent in the pool after a long day at the beach or exploring. The house was well equipped and had almost everything we needed (cooking utensils, pool towels, hammocks, hair dryer, etc.). A couple of maintenance issues were addressed quickly by the local manager. I highly recommend Tito at Uvita360 if you want to rent surf boards. We rented the boards and took them to Playa Hermosa, our favorite beach. Whitewater rafting with Karlos and his son, Ernesto, from Autentico Adventures was a fun day. Osa Canopy Tour was exhilarating. The ATV tour with Diamante Tours was cool. We saw waterfalls and panoramic views that we probably would have missed otherwise. The waterfall at El Pavon is not to be missed (not part of the ATV tour). Be advised that eating out in Costa Rica is not cheap. I highly recommend eating at the local sodas and buying fruit at the roadside stands ...it will save you A LOT OF MONEY. The local grocery stores were well stocked, too. Exchange your currency for Costa Rican Colones. For the best exchange rate go to a bank, not the airport currency exchange. Bank = 528 Colones per $1USD v Airport Currency Exchange = 460 Colones per $1USD (13% difference!!). Most local businesses give you 500 Colones....not bad, but exchanging cash currency for Colones at a bank is easy (btw...there is a bank on the top concourse at the SJO airport, don't use the current exchange near baggage claim). My last piece of advice is be sure to have very detailed driving directions from SJO to Casa de Carroll (GPS even better). We got lost in San Jose and on the way to Jaco. You will need about 1,000 Colones for tolls on Route 27. However, once at Casa de Carroll, you will relax and enjoy. Thank you Jim and Patti for sharing your piece of paradise with us."
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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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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