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Beachfront Bungalow With Pool + Guest House (sleeps 3 at additional cost)

Junquillal, Costa Rica
  • Bungalow1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

Want to escape from reality.........

....... this beachfront paradise is all you need!

Enter through the secured gate and follow the royal palm lined drive to your Costa Rican oasis!

This quaint beachfront bungalow sits amongst nature in this tranquil setting with miles of beach to roam. Located in the Blue Zone and the Gold Coast of Costa Rica and awarded the Blue Flag Award year after year, Punta Paraiso is sure to please both your family, friends AND all your senses.

If you come to Costa Rica looking for nature and animals...look no further!

At Punta Paraiso property, and nearby protected manglar and river estuary, (which we border) there are many animals who visit or make the estuary their home. Visitors such as yellow-naped parrots , rufous-capped warble, white-throated magpie jay, brown pelican, magnificent frigatebird, great egret, black vulture, northern harrier hawk, great kiskadee, a few different kinds of bats and hummingbirds and many other bird species.

This is a bird lovers paradise!

Other animals you may experience WITHOUT even leaving the property are howler monkeys, coati, armadillo, agouti, variegated squirrels, geckos, paca, mapaches, toads, crabs, lizards, leatherback/Oliver Ridley turtles, iguanas, and whales (of course some of the creepy crawlies show up too, such as toads, spiders, snakes, scorpions, and other bugs, but where would our ecosystem be without them too!). All can be seen on or near the property, however they are not guaranteed. :)

If your looking for lots of people, bars, stores and no flora or fauna, then this is NOT the place for you!

If you truly want to experience what Costa Rica has to offer and love nature preserves, animals, deserted beaches and lots of flora, than THIS IS the place for you to be!

Come, stay, relax, and watch the world of nature surround you at Punta Paraiso!!

Hear the sounds abound of the sea and wildlife, all while sipping drinks under the covered table IN the pool. Recline on the pool deck while watching the many native bird species, butterflies, dragonflies and nightly fireflies traveling to and from the nearby estuary.

Walk a few steps out the front door and you will find the landscaped path to the awaiting Pacific Ocean. Jump on your surfboard and take a ride, or stick your toes in the black sand beach while listening to the waves crash upon the shore...... just 55ft from your front door!!

Main House: Two floors separate the master bedroom and master bath from the kitchen, second bath and bedroom. The large master bedroom with vaulted ceilings is up the spiral staircase and is bright and airy with an ensuite 3 piece bath. You can wash away the cares of the day all while observing the estuary from the master bath window, or you may opt for the breathtaking ocean and estuary views from the second story veranda just off the master bedroom. The main floor second bedroom is spacious with plenty of closet space and two large windows for viewing the ocean. Open the windows at night in both rooms and listen to the sounds of the waves crash as you fall into sleep. The main floor bath features a river rock shower with a rain water shower head.

Have dinner by the pool on the large picnic table or just sit and relax on the screened in porch on the first floor. While all the comforts of home are found inside the Punta Paraiso home , the joy and experiences to be had are found outside the home at this serene location and amazing property.

The pacific waters here are warm all year round and offer plenty of entertainment or just a tranquil setting. At certain times of year you may experience whales just offshore (seen with the naked eye) or view endangered turtles slipping into the ocean after laying her eggs right in front of the house.

***The property also has a private 550sf GUEST HOUSE, 1 bed (full)/bath located 20 yards down the palm lined driveway from the house. The guest house includes a large kitchen (cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, dishes and kitchen essentials) spacious living area and can accommodate up to 3 people. (2 full size pull out futon in living room). This can be rented in addition to the main house, but also may be rented alone by a separate party. Please contact to see if property in available or rented during your requested stay.***For additional details and information VRBO # 791799***

The village of Junquillal (Hoon-key-all) remains unspoiled, a haven for those looking to spend their precious leisure time on the road less traveled. The village is home to only about 200 residents. Local Costa Ricans (Ticos) as well as international ex-patriots call this area home. If you’re looking for a laid-back, quiet and authentic setting with easy access to all kinds of options, you’ll love it here. However, Playa Junquillal is conveniently located 36 km (30 minutes) from Tamarindo if you are seeking nightlife and a lot of action. There are a few other beach towns sprinkled along the way that brings about more entertainment such as Lola’s in Playa Avellenas and yoga at The Peace Retreat in Playa Negra, just a short drive up the coast.

Tierra Pacifica commercial center is where you will find a grocery store carrying local and fruits and vegetables. In the same plaza you'll find Amigo’s restaurant, the Surf Cafe for breakfast options and a morning latte, and a surf shop all just 5 minutes (drive)down the road from Punta Paraiso. Our local supermarket can provide just what you need, or for a wider variety you can drive to Tamarindo or Santa Cruz. ( all along paved roads ) for more options.

Several restaurants are available in the area ranging from typical Costa Rican dishes to French cuisine or take out pizza.

There are many activities that Costa Rica has to offer. You can arrange with our nearby tour companies, horseback rides, surfing, zip lines, jungle river tours, paddle boarding, kayaking hiking, caving, birding, mountain biking, scuba diving, deep sea fishing adventures or turtle nesting tours....or just spend the day relaxing on the beach or at the pool.

Or for the golf enthusiast you will also find Hacienda Pinalla Golf Course (an 18 hole championship course - 7, 296 yard design set on the Gold Coast of Costa Rica). Reflecting respect for its natural setting, the Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla has earned designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its preservation of ecological balance. Here you have the extraordinary opportunity to enjoy your game in the natural habitats of Costa Rica, where the surrounding beauty and glimpses of exotic wildlife create a truly special experience and only 15 km-20 minutes from Junquillal.

Junquillal is also home to a communal effort to preserve the Leatherback Turtle and other marine turtles of the Pacific. You can take a walk out front of the house at night and with a bit of luck you may witness the miracle of turtle nesting. From Sept.-March, sea turtles dig their nests into the sand of Junquillal to lay their eggs. Four different species of turtles are present, including the large and severely endangered Leatherback and Ridley sea turtles.

The ocean water/beach quality in Junquillal is excellent. It is so good, in fact, that year after year, the area wins the coveted Blue Ecological Flag, an annual award, which awards effort and volunteer work in the pursuit of conservation and development, in accordance with the protection of natural resources, implementation of actions to address the Climate change, the search for better hygienic sanitary conditions and the improvement of the public health of the inhabitants of Costa Rica and beach cleanliness. It improves the quality of water for human consumption, protection of water resources, and treatment of waste water.

The beaches in Junquillal offer some of the best surf casting fishing experiences that can be had anywhere in the world. There are great surf breaks that encompass the needs of the beginner to the adventurous expert, long board or short board, paddleboard or kayak. If you hike around low tide from Junquillal village to the north along the beach you get to Playa Blanca, a delightful white sand swimming beach bordered by a rocky outcrop with many tide pools, great for playing or snorkeling. A little bit further you arrive at the world-class surf beach of Playa Negra. Surfing and stand-up paddle boarding lessons and rentals are readily available for all.

At the southern most end of Junquillal is Punta Paraiso, where the road ends at the estuary of the Rio Nandamojo. A river and lagoon has formed behind the beach and a protected mangrove forests extends inland. Area kayak tours and paddle boarding are offered so you can venture up the river to admire the intriguing water jungle with its flora and fauna, monkeys, birds and maybe a possible crocodile on a riverbank. Around low tide - 2 hours before and after - you can cross the Rio Nandamojo by foot to the south of Punta Paraiso. A hike along the coast yields a fantasyland of beach wilderness where you can get lost in time collecting shells and taking in the views. The estuary is a favorite place for locals who fish with hand lines and on some weekends you see families having a picnic and enjoying Costa Rican 'Pura vida' with a barbecue on the beach or river of freshly caught fish.

Punta Paraiso's location and weather makes for a perfect fit for a get away, either for a few days or a few weeks, any time of year!!

No matter how you choose to spend your time here, we know your stay at Punta Paraiso will be exactly what you need!! Enjoy your stay!

Pura Vida!!


Dan and Kara

Member Since 2015
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What makes this Bungalow unique

Nestled on the beach of the Blue Zone of Costa Rica, Punta Paraiso (Paradise Point) gives you the feeling of vibrancy, peacefulness, and relaxation. The smell of the pacific, the sounds of the area birds and the view of the milky way, gives way to understanding why Junquillal is located, in what is called, the Gold Coast of Costa Rica. The riches of life surround you, welcome home.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Master
        1 queen, 1 twin size day bed also
      • Downstairs bedroom
        1 double
      • The master is large and spacious with built in teak closet and shelving, bedding, and amazing panoramic views from the private balcony. **Private/separate GUEST HOUSE can be rented, please contact owner (sleeps 3)**


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Downstairs bath
        toilet, shower, River rock shower with rain shower head
      • Master bath
        toilet, shower, Enjoy the amazing views while showering! Rain showerhead
      • Both showers work on an On Demand hot water system for hot showers

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Punta Paraiso is on the beach. Plenty of beachfront to walk
        • Beachfront
          55ft from the main house along the landscaped path
        • Ocean View
          From the master bedroom and veranda
        • Oceanfront
          You can hear the waves crashing on shore from the pool and house
        • Village
          Junquillal is a small quaint town, not touristy!
        • Waterfront
          On the beach


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Brand new units installed 4/2015 in both bedrooms
                    • Garage
                      Garage access is ONLY for laundry. All other items are not for guest use.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Home/pool wifi. Internet capability and speed fluctuates due to Costa Rica infrastructure and may be inconsistent and at times be unusable. We do not guarantee a full and constant connection.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      High thread count sheets and quality pillows.
                    • Parking
                      Large parking area located near the main house
                    • Telephone
                      Local calls only. International access available but guest will be charged
                    • Towels Provided
                      White and green towels are only for home use only Beach towels provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filters not provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Blender, toaster, and Brevile automatic juicer and kitchen essentials
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has a regular size stove and refrigerator with seating area. All essential kitchen items, including blender and juicer.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table for 3 in kitchen. Picnic table
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                  A few books. Please feel free to leave used/read books, if so desired.
                                • Games
                                  Cards/ cribbage/ Uno/Scrabble/Shut the Box game
                                • Stereo
                                  Iphone dock with 4s-below fitting and AUX access (cable not provided)
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                      Master bedroom veranda seating with love seat and table. *The veranda has a low retaining wall*
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large pool deck with 2 chairs/table and love seat. 2 chaise lounge chairs and umbrella. ***This is a shared space when both homes are rented*** Large picnic table on pool deck
                                    • Golf
                                      Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club 20 minutes away http://www.haciendapinilla.com/golf/
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Just steps from the property is the nearby estuary. Kayak and SUP rentals at http://pargosadventures.com/
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Gazebo over the seating area in the pool
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Over a 1/2 acre of flora on the spacious property including lime, orange, starfruit and pineapples. Gardner services the property on Tuesdays.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      2 snorkels and mask/beach sheets/2 beach chairs


                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking is only allowed outside near the pool deck. Please place trash in the ashtray provided and place in proper receptacle.
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The driveway is flat, only one step up to the guest house and no steps to pool and main level of house. Dirt and gravel driveway.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Pool is shared by both rental parties unless main house and casita rented together. Pool maintenance on Mondays/Thursday mornings. Pool scoop is provided for daily maintenance by rental party.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Pool is shared by both rental parties unless main house and casita rented together. Pool maintenance on Mondays/Thursday mornings. Pool scoop is provided for daily maintenance by rental party.


                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • ***Remember to purchase laundry soap. ALL CONSUMABLES (toilet paper, paper towel, coffee filters, aluminum foil, plastic wrap and trash bags, etc)...are not supplied, please stock up prior to arrival*** **Additional casita that sleeps 3 can be rented in addition to the main house. See VRBO listing 791799** Information for Costa Rica tours, airport transfers, chef and masseuse upon request. A small local grocery/liquor store is located within a 5 minute drive from the house, as well as restaurants and surf shop. More restaurants are also available nearby. ***Additional cleanings can be arranged thru property manager for a fee***

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  7 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Tranquil and Amazing!!!

                                                                  I have a busy life and I was looking for a destination to relax and recharge my batteries. From what I saw online, this home in Junquillal looked wonderful. When I arrived, it was even better than I imagined! The property, grounds, pool and beautiful beach were amazing! I didn't want to leave! Matter of fact, I'm coming back next year and staying longer!

                                                                  Beachfront Christmas

                                                                  My wife and I and my two daughters were very excited to stay at the house that we saw on Beachfront Bargain Hunt. After seeing the episode we really liked the area of Junquillal. When we started to research, right away we knew we knew we had to go. There are beautiful beaches, Junquillal is renowned for the best fishing in Guanacaste, restaurants, a fun little town called Paraiso, paddle boarding, surfing, zip line tours and horseback riding. The paddle boarding was right down the street from the property in the estuary and my girls loved it! We couldn't believe we found the same house for rent and it didn't disappoint. Merry Christmas to us! We want to come back next year. The house is on a huge well manicured property with lime, orange, coconut and star fruit trees. There were pineapple bushes too. Having our own private pool was a big bonus for the girls we felt like we had our own little piece of paradise. Laying by the pool you could hear the waves. Almost every morning there was a little yellow bird that joined us for breakfast. Later in the day an iguana would look through the bushes for flowers to eat. The beach is beautiful unspoiled black sand just yards from the house. I caught a yellow finned tuna surfcasting. Swimming in the surf was no problem and it definitely was very mellow at low tide. We found a little cove about a 10 min walk north up the beach where the conditions were like a swimming pool. Sleeping arrangements worked well we had the girls staying in the guest house while we stayed in the main house on the top floor with a 180° view of the ocean and our own private porch... very romantic. We had the best of both worlds. We were secluded in nature and a beautiful landscape but if we wanted to go out we could drive to town in 5 mins and enjoy the culture and another 20 mins go to Tamarindo which is a highly developed town with lots of things to do. We will be back next year. Loved our stay and would highly recommend this spot.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with your family Chris!!

                                                                  We look forward to having you back next year. Remember to secure your booking, as you know the holidays book up quick! See you in 2017!

                                                                  Punta Paraiso

                                                                  Dan and Kara

                                                                  Family trip

                                                                  Wonderful trip with the family. Rented both the house and guest house and had plenty of space for all of us. The grounds are amazing with all the landscaping and wildlife. Beach is right out the front door. Beds are comfy and we had everything we needed. Will be back in the near future.

                                                                  Owner's Response:


                                                                  We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to having your family here again.

                                                                  Punta Paraiso

                                                                  Right on the Pacific, with plenty of wildlife and great sunsets

                                                                  Larry S.

                                                                  Overall a good spot. Clean inside, right on the beach with a convenient outside shower, and close to a river estuary for great walks and wildlife viewings. Little grocery store, reasonably well stocked, is about a mile away, and several good restaurants about the same distance - Lochita's, neat little native spot, and 2 hotel restaurants as well.

                                                                  Master bedroom suite is upstairs, with only access a narrow, steep metal spiral staircase - not for everyone.

                                                                  The pool and entrance to the beach is shared with occupants (if there are any) of a guest house on the property. We were fortunate to have a great couple staying there, so there was no real invasion of privacy for us.

                                                                  While there were a few things we would have liked (i.e. 4 chairs inside for kitchen table, more than 2 chairs for outside/pool area), the main problem was swarming bees in the pool the entire stay, despite various attempts to get rid of them. For some this would make the pool unusable, because they swarmed in the two areas of entrance and exit to the pool. They supposedly didn't sting, but we were stung 3 times during the week.

                                                                  We are currently unsuccessful in our attempt to get our security deposit back, as the owners have declared "significant damage" to something we acknowledge, but feel is relatively minor.

                                                                  Based on the above, we would not recommend the rental to friends or relatives.

                                                                  Larry and Cindy Squire

                                                                  Art and Meredith Fancy

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Updated 9/16: Upon review of the damage, the guest was refunded partial deposit of unused money to fix damage. The bees have been addressed and no longer an issue anywhere on or near the property.

                                                                  Dear Mr. Squires and guests,

                                                                  We are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed Punta Paraiso and its location.

                                                                  The listing does indicate that unless both homes on the property are rented by the same party, the space and pool are shared unless one remains empty. They are not always rented at the same time, but during high season it is more likely.

                                                                  Im sorry that you didn't feel there were enough chairs available, however the pictures do indicate the 3 chair set up and table in the kitchen, the 2 outdoor chairs and table. The pictures do not show the 6-8 person picnic table on the pool deck, and the additional love seat in the sunroom, making seating for 8-10 people outside.

                                                                  Due to our location to open space and protected mangroves we are subject to wildlife that can and do arrive on our property, we however cannot control nature and the arrival of bees, raccoons and other such animals to our property.

                                                                  While we understand this may have been nuisance, we are holding your damage security deposit for the fire that your party started in the concrete planter, not attending to it, and burning our pool deck. During your stay in Costa Rica it was the dry season and Costa Rica was having the worst drought it has had since 1958, I guess we are just thankful that the only thing your party burned was the pool deck.

                                                                  Sorry for your troubles, but this is why we have a security deposit, so that when damage to the property is caused we have a recourse to fix or replace damaged property.

                                                                  Punta Paraiso

                                                                  So Peaceful

                                                                  kara s.

                                                                  Our stay was for 10days in December 2015. The house is in the perfect location for peace and tranquility. Right on the beach with very few people and right out the front door. Beds were comfy and had everything we needed. Pool was awesome! Surrounded in nature and able to unplug, just what we needed. Highly recommend!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you enjoyed you'd stay! Please come back soon!

                                                                  Punta Paraiso

                                                                  Pure Bliss

                                                                  Suzdenver co USA

                                                                  Wow what a gem!!! Perfect location and what a great property!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Come back again soon!

                                                                  Punta Paraiso


                                                                  Junquillal, Costa Rica

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