....... 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 GUEST HOUSE 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 (Paradise Point) GUEST HOUSE is sure to please 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 and iguanas (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 your looking to stay inside, on the internet or looking for a pool boy to bring you your drinks....look to a busier tourist town . This is not your place.
If you truly want to experience what Costa Rica has to offer and love nature preserves, animals, deserted beaches, a slow quiet town nearby and lots of flora, than THIS IS your place 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, including hummingbirds, butterflies and nightly fireflies traveling to and from the nearby estuary. Located in the Blue Zone and the Gold Coast of Costa Rica, Punta Paraiso is sure to please.
A short walk down the driveway, just past the main house 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. 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 private guest house is located 20 yards down the driveway from the main house, giving plenty of space and privacy. The pool is shared when both structures are rented privately, or rent both homes for larger parties.
The GUEST HOUSE has a private 1 bed (full), 1 bath, 550sf guesthouse. The open and bright GUEST HOUSE with vaulted ceilings, 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. ***
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, 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 or yoga at The Peace Retreat in Playa Negra, just a short drive up the coast.
Tierra Pacifica commercial center is located nearby 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, a surf shop are just 5 minutes 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 of 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 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 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 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 as get away, whether for a week or several months, all year round.
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!!
**This guest house can be rented with the main house (VRBO 655077), otherwise the property may be rented by separate guests, with shared pool access.**