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Recent Costa Rica reviews

  • 40th Bday Trip

    "This house is AWESOME! Spacious and extremely comfortable for our group of 12 people. The staff was extremely friendly. They arrived every day at the same time to clean the property. The House Manager Cris was a great asset for recommendations for things to do throughout Tamarindo and surrounding areas. He connect us w/a great Surf Instructor, Carlos. Carlos was wonderful with teaching our non-experienced group surfing and many of us were able to stand and wide a wave (or two)!!! Our group also had catered dinner by Chef Derek Furlani. Food was scrumptious and his staff was excellent. Another great recommendation from the house management. Cris even connected us with tour guides and great pricing on exursions! In sum, the pics were true to form, the home was extremely comfortable, it was a short walk (5 mins) down a steep hill to the beach, and directly in the Tamarindo town. I highly recommend for groups that want to stay in nice villa to groups that want access to things to do in town. I hope to come again soon and I will definitely stay here!"
    Guest: rashida b. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Loved it

    "We are a family of 4- two adults and 2 children age 6 and 8. We all loved staying at Casa Toucan. Very spacious rooms, open plan, view on the ocean over lush jungle. Space, air, bird calls, guttural monkey sounds- indescribable! Truly a place to relax and enjoy every minute. Pool is great, water is warm and clean, no chlorine smell. House is very clean as well. It is also very spacious and very comfortably furnished in a great taste. We found everything we need for a comfortable stay. The owners provided beach towels and toys, huge collection of DVDs (but only few for kids), paper towels, even laundry detergent was provided! Even thought the house is in the middle of a jungle we have not had wild life crawling around the house. We saw a tiny lizard inside a few times, I think it was anole. Outside we saw toucans and lizards. Heard but seldom saw monkeys. Waterfall a little ways from the house is beautiful and the water is deep enough for swimming. Last few steps to the fall are quite steep but manageable. Staying at Casa Toucan was great. We definitely got the value for our money."
    Guest: Irina V. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Deserves all of the accolades & 5-star reviews

    "Ditto to all of the rave reviews of this property. Kerstin & Udo have built an absolutely amazing guest house that is private, serene, gorgeous & green, and they are the consummate warm & gracious hosts. We would live here if we could. Compared to really expensive hotels & options, this place competes & excels at an amazing rate especially given the amenities & lush surroundings. Cannot speak highly enough of everything about the Orange House."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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  • A Little Piece of Paradise

    "We loved staying at the Beach House. Paige was so much help, giving us suggestions of restaurants and activities in the area. It was such a quick walk to a great beach to enjoy the sunsets. Enduardo was very responsive to any issues we had and also helped me with the phone number for the Sibu Wildlife Sancturary. Vicki & Steve Coan, who operate Sibu, are amazing people. They rescue and rehabilitate baby monkeys who are orphaned raise them to be released back into the wild. Most of the babies were orpaned when their mother's were electricuted on the uninsulated power lines & transformers. Vicki is also working with the electrical utility company to try to get these insulated. It is only a 15 minute drive from the house, just past Santa Marta. Even if you can't go there, they have a website where you can see the babies and make a donation, if you would like to. The Nosara area is so much better than being in a busy tourist area. The rough dirt roads are well worth it to stay there. I would definitely recommend it to our friends!"
    Guest: JanT Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 11, 2014
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Costa Rica Travel Tips

Costa Rica is a paradise for eco-tourists. With 27 percent of the land dedicated to national reserves and more than 500,000 different plant and animal species, Costa Rica is no ordinary walk in the park. You can soar over the rainforest canopy on ziplines, hit the waves for world-class surfing or go on exotic hikes that will leave you in awe. From coast to coast, this Central American gem is a must-see.

Nicoya Peninsula

Boasting more than 80 miles of shoreline stretching from the northern air lowlands to the southern moist hills, the Nicoya Peninsula is packed with beach towns, powdery sands and affordable getaways for all. Its beaches are its crown jewel, as they’re ideal for an assortment of water sports, including snorkeling, scuba-diving and surfing. The surf here is always up, and is deemed one of the best spots for the sport in the world. Shred the waves in the morning, and then take the kids to the turtle beaches or subterranean caves. The Peninsula is divided into two provinces, Gaunacaste in the north, and Puntarenas in the south, but you may want to explore it all.

Manuel Antonio

Less than two hours north of San Jose lies Manuel Antonio National Park, where the rainforest meets the sea. There are four main beaches here: Espadilla Sur, Playita, Teloro and of course, Manuel Antonio, all of which are bursting with marine biodiversity and amazing coral reefs. Be careful, though, as there are rip currents.

Manuel Antonio is only one of two places in the country where you can see all four kinds of monkeys: howler, white-faced, spider and squirrel varieties. Once you’ve got your monkey fix, rent a fishing charter for an afternoon of family fun reeling in fish that are as big as you are. You’ll find sailfish, blue marlin, red snapper and tuna that’ll have you rattling off epic fishing tales to your friends. Last but not least, speed down the legendary ziplines that hang in the tops of the trees for a thrill of a lifetime. Don’t worry, safety is key.

San Jose

With a population of 309,000, San Jose constitutes roughly 40 percent of the country’s total. It comes equipped with your usual commercial stores and side-street cafes, yet also showcases the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional). The amazing opera house is decked out in golden ceilings and marble staircases where you can watch a variety of different acts. Everything that glitters is gold in the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (Museo del Oro Precolombino), a three-story underground structure below the Plaza de Cultura. The museum houses Central America’s largest collection of pre-Columbian gold jewelry. To practice your Spanish and socialize with the locals, head down to Parque Central, and for serious foodies, be sure to eat at the Hotel Grano de Oro, where you’ll find fine dining amidst a gorgeous ambience.

Arenal Volcano

This behemoth volcano is a cornerstone of Costa Rican wonders. It is located in the 29,960-acre Arenal National Park and in 2010, was said to have moved into a resting state. Interestingly enough, 75 percent of all bird species found in the country can be spotted here. You can partake in a list of adventures for days, but the special ones to try are waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting and hiking through the breathtaking jungle. You can even go spelunking in caves as you glimpse the colorful fish and frogs all over the rocks, or head to the Butterfly Exhibit in Castillo for a whole metamorphosis of fun.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Yes, you read correctly, Cloud Forest. Located in the Tilaran Mountains northwest of the capital San Jose, Monte Verde is a wonderland for biodiversity buffs. Its lush jungle is teeming with wildlife, such as the red-eyed tree frogs that you find in National Geographic. It also hosts the longest zipline in the country, and insightful guided nature tours where a professional will point out bits of the flora and fauna that will blow you away. The night tours are a blast as well. Don’t forget to step across the Sky Walk, a series of suspension bridges with well-maintained walking paths that will take you through the canopy of the tropical forest.

Costa Rica is perfect for all ages. It’s animal-filled adventures and charismatic coastlines practically breed excitement. From volcanic peaks to vast rainforests to a culture that places family at the heart of life, Costa Rica is an end-all be-all getaway.

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