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For Nature & Beach Lovers! Oceanfront Studio Apartment

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom area: 1 king


  • Living space: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    King & twin sized sofa-beds...moreless

  • This is a studio-apartment style property that could fit 2 adults and 1 or 2 children...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Building Type

  • Villa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Jul 29 - Dec 15, 2017
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

New Year Holidays
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Punta Leona fee per pers $20
  • Punta Leona fee for car $20


The Punta Leona Club fee for guests and car allows direct access to the club facilities, restaurants, Playa Blanca beach and shops.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Santamaria International Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Al Garete
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
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. For those who like to explore without having to get on a car, Kalinda is surrounded by beautiful forest and seaside rocks, and beaches with secluded trails within walking distance. In addition, a short 10-30 minute drive from the Punta Leona Gate will take you to the Carara National Park, the Tarcoles River, Bijagual Waterfalls, Playa Jaco, Playa Herradura and Playa Hermosa. 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


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: 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 doing fieldwork in Costa Rica. 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.

Why Puntarenas, 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!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
I just love to be able to hike in the forest, experience wildlife, camp at the beach, go snorkeling, and listen to the ocean without having to get on a car.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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  • Sunset at the lap pool

    Sunset at the lap pool

  • Garden and terrace

    Garden and terrace

  • Living area and deck

    Living area and deck

  • Private sundeck facing with jungle and ocean views

    Private sundeck facing with jungle and ocean views

  • Kalinda Pacifica main house

    Kalinda Pacifica main house

  • Playa Blanca

    Playa Blanca

  • Walking at Playa Blanca

    Walking at Playa Blanca

  • Tide pools near Playa Caletas

    Tide pools near Playa Caletas

  • So much fun

    So much fun

  • Scarlet Macaw at our Almendro tree

    Scarlet Macaw at our Almendro tree

  • Al fresco cocktails

    Al fresco cocktails

  • Studio apartment as you come in the door

    Studio apartment as you come in the door

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Garden and birdbath

    Garden and birdbath

  • Studio apartment in the front, views from the distance

    Studio apartment in the front, views from the distance

  • Playa Blanca in the morning

    Playa Blanca in the morning

  • Hiking around Caletillas

    Hiking around Caletillas

  • Tide pool meditation

    Tide pool meditation

  • Snorkeling


  • Spectacular sunsets from the deck

    Spectacular sunsets from the deck

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