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For Nature & Beach Lovers! Oceanfront Studio Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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About the property

Lovely studio-apartment imbedded in the tropical forest at Playa Blanca Beach

Kalinda Pacifica is a nature lovers paradise overlooking the Pacific Ocean and jungle of the Punta Leona Nature Reserve and Club in the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. At Kalinda you can relax with the soothing sounds of the ocean while watching birds and monkeys from your deck. The property features a studio-apartment ideal for couples or solo travelers with option to add one or two additional bedrooms for larger parties. All units include A/C, private bathroom, internet and cable TV. A secluded beach and tide pools can be reached by a 5 min walk from the property. A 20 min walk (3 min drive) will take you to Playa Blanca, one of Costa Rica's most beautiful white sand beaches where many activities such as snorkeling, surfing, and sea kayaking can be enjoyed. The Punta Leona Nature Reserve and Club offers hikes in primary forest, birdwatching, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, a convenient store and other amenities.

The Punta Leona Nature Reserve is home to one of the last remaining primary and secondary forests that are found in the transitional life zone between the rain forests of the Southwest and the dry forests of the Northwest. Punta Leona is an enchanting place to visit for nature lovers, families, and bird watchers, who will be exposed to the biological diversity of Costa Rica. It is home to the rare and endangered Scarlet Macaw as well as over 330 migratory and native bird species. In addition, for those who love to walk, this area offers a spectacular shoreline with several beautiful secluded beaches and reefs to explore. One of these, Playa Blanca, a quiet, pristine, white sand beach, has been denominated a national Marine Wetland area to protect migratory bird species in the lowlands of the river estuary and beach of Playa Blanca.

Kalinda is only 25 min away from Jacó, a lively surfing town with numerous local and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops and ice-cream parlors.

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Property Manager
Hannia Campos
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Hannia Campos

Hannia was born in San José, Costa Rica where she spent her childhood and adolescence. She moved to Massachusetts to study at Mount Holyoke College and she stayed for 34 years!! She has been in the faculty at Harvard for more than 20 years where she conducts research on diet and health. Currently she goes to teach at Harvard in the Fall and spends the rest of the time in at Kalinda. Most than anything she loves nature, the beach, and her pets. She is passionate about gardening, snorkeling and working with stained glass. Hannia likes her guests to understand, appreciate, and enjoy all the beauty and peace that her home country has to offer.

Hannia Campos purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Hannia Campos chose Costa Rica

Hannia started visiting Punta Leona when she was 10 years old and her parents became members of “the club”, a campground that offered potable water and toilets for those who loved nature and the beach. Hannia’s dream since then was to live in Punta Leona…. This dream came true in 2009 when she finished building her "dream house". The name “Kalinda” is of Hindu origin. It means “sun” and also traditionally refers to the “Kalinda Mountains” in India where the sacred Kalindi River emerges. For me Kalinda Pacífica is my “peaceful sanctuary”. I hope you will be able to feel why this is so!

What makes this apartment unique

I just love to sit and peacefully observe wildlife, breath nature, and listen to the ocean.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

For Nature & Beach Lovers! Oceanfront Studio Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Best Yet

  • 5 of 5

I have visited Punta Leona for many years, and stayed in different types of accommodation, and this has been the most enjoyable yet. Privacy, magnificent views, clean and nicely decorated unit, friendly and helpful owner are just some of the assets of this unit. I visited with two friends from Turrialba, and they stayed in a separate unit that they found to be very accommodating as well. In addition to recommending this unit to those seeking nature, proximity to beach, and tranquility, I also recommend this unit to those interested in nature photography. Instead of standing in a rain forest, looking up and trying to focus with 100% humidity, all one has to do here is sit patiently with a long lens and tripod , and shortly toucans, guacamayas, monkeys etc are visible, and easily photographed

Very enjoyable- we hope to visit again next year

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible!!! After a typical Wisconsin winter, I thought we had arrived in paradise! Our hosts were very friendly and helpful, and there is no language barrier. The apartment is very clean and well maintained (actually quite new), and also very private and peaceful. The view is spectacular! The pictures just don't come close! We swam in the ocean, took a boat tour, went for walks, did some shopping in Jaco, enjoyed the fresh fruits and local cuisine, and we can't wait to go back! There is so much more to experience! I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs a relaxing vacation. Thank you so much to our hosts for an unforgettable experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accomdations with a breath taking ocean view

  • 5 of 5

Clean modern accomodations, Pool & hot tub access, beautiful ocean view, saw many birds, in the morning had monkeys outside of our windows

Walking distance to beautiful swimming beach, took a bird watching river tour saw many birds & croc's. Owners are very friendly & accommdating. I would recommend this property to friends & relatives

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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We have discovered the best place in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place we have discovered in costa rica!. It is the most relaxing and romantic place we have ever been too. The apartment is clean,gorgeous, with a nice kitchen , big bed, a fun deck to relax, and lots of privacy. There are several things to do nearby: the carara national park, the cocodrile safari with a very interesting bird watch, and lots of snorkling around in warm waters. The owners are really nice people and we enjoyed the nice talks by the pool at sunset.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Private getaway in a beautiful location in CR!

  • 5 of 5

After surviving bad snowstorms in Boston, this trip couldn't have come at a better time. From the time I began inquiring about the property with Hannia back in November to the day of my arrival, her communications was timely, consistent, and chockful of information. She provided great recommendations of local activities and was responsive to any of my questions. This was my first trip to Costa Rica and her professionalism helped ease my concerns. Hannia helped arrange my airport transfer, which was with a friendly driver that allowed me to stop and take in a quick glimpse of the crocodile park in Tarcoles and stop to buy water/fruit during our 75 minute drive from the airport. The villa....oh my goodness. It is breathtakingly beautiful, I do not think the pictures in the profile does it justice. The condo was clean, well maintained, good a/c (I'm an a/c type of person!) and the furniture was tasteful and in good condition. The property sits in the middle of a cul-de-sac on one side and on the other side, is stunning jungle and oceanfront views. It is very private and quiet, a great space for those like me who enjoy yoga and meditation. I enjoyed having the option of an intimate, peaceful atmosphere but when I was ready, I could go out and socialize at my choosing. I went shopping in the nearby town Jaco, took a couple of swims at the beaches, got in my daily exercise up and down the mountains on the Reserve, went on a nature trail hike, and had dinner at some of the best local restaurants. I liked the fact that when I came back from the beach, all I had to do was throw my clothes in the washer/dryer provided in the apartment...super convenient. The same driver was able to pick me up and I made it back into the states just as easily as I got here. All in all, I really enjoyed my stay and only have one gripe: my trip was way too short! There is so much to do and Kalinda Pacifica offers so much, I'm going to have to make sure I try some other activities. I am looking forward to making regular trips back to Kalinda Pacifica when I'm in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seven days in heaven

  • 5 of 5

I was so stressed at my job and felt so miserable with the Michigan winter that I decided to go with my six years old son to a warm place during winter break. After seven days in this wonderful place, I feel like a new person. Most lovely place I've ever been to. I was able to relax in a beautiful environment surrounded by nature while my son enjoyed the great lap pool. We went to the beach everyday, visited the Carara National Park and did a birds and crocodile tour on the river. Hosts are wonderful people, they really made our stay comfortable while respecting our privacy. The apartment is fantastic: clean, well-maintained, and beautifully decorated. I highly recommend this place for couples with or without kids.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Al Garete
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended

Kalinda Pacifíca is located in the perimeter of the Punta Leona Reserve on the gorgeous Central Pacific coast, 75 min West from the International Airport. The Carara National Park, the Tarcoles River, Playa Jaco, Playa Herradura and Playa Hermosa are 10-20 minutes away from the Punta Leona Entrance. The world-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park is only 90 minutes away. Favorite activities in the area include bird watching, hiking, snorkeling, white water rafting, surfing, canopy and crocodile tours, deep-sea fishing, and jeep jaunts. Golfers will find a championship course in Herradura at which to play. A 10-minute drive from the Punta Leona entrance will take you to the bustling surfing town of Jaco, where you can enjoy boutiques, food shops, bakeries, restaurants, ice-cream parlors, and a Farmers Market on Fridays. A 15-minute drive in the opposite direction will take you to the Tarcoles or La Pista fish stores, where you can buy fresh fish every day from local fishermen.

Other Activities: Canpoy rides


Rates & Availability

Puntarenas Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holy Week
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
May 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

During the high season payments are non-refundable unless the apartment is re-rented during the period reserved. If the property is re-rented, a handling charge of 20% of the total balance, plus any difference incurred if a replacement rental must be discounted, will be deducted.
Extra fee $10 per day for each additional guest after 2

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Puntarenas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom area - 1 queen
    Living space - 1 sleep sofa /futon , King & twin sized sofa-beds
  • This is a studio-apartment style property that could fit 2 adults and 1 or 2 children
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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