El Rinconcito Hickman is situated in a new, secure, gated condo complex called El Rincón de Playa Bejuco in Playa Bejuco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. It includes six beds (1 King, 1 full, 3 twins and one porta-crib) for a maximum of 7 people, air conditioning and ceiling fans in all rooms, cable TV in both bedrooms and the living room, iPod docking station with CD player and speakers, internet access, outdoor shower, stacked clothes washer and dryer in kitchen.
There is a complete kitchen with coffeemaker, toaster oven, microwave, blender, small food processor, rice cooker, electric four burner stove top, full sized refrigerator/freezer, pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, etc. Bed linens, bathroom towels and beach towels provided.
There are two dining alternatives - indoors at a custom made table with benches and out doors at a concrete table and benches in the green space outside the 2nd bedroom. The living area is furnished with a recliner couch and floor pillows. There are 2 folding chairs in the 2nd bedroom along the wall between the bunk beds and also in the living area beside the entertainment center.
Secure parking included. There is one space next to the condo and an overflow parking lot for any extra vehicles.
Property amenities include two community pools – one for adults and one for children. It’s only a 5 minute walk to a mostly-deserted, palm tree-lined beach on the Pacific Ocean – great for shelling, surfing and sun-bathing.
Not suitable for pets
Maximum of 7 guests period.
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 5PM.
Check-out time is Noon.
Only registered guests can use the pool and other facilities.
Sunday through Thursday quiet hour begins at 10pm.
Friday and Saturday it is extended to midnight.
There is also a house manual on the dining room table with recommendations for restaurants, grocery stores, tours, parking and pool rules, wi-fi access code etc.
Playa Bejuco is conviently located between Esterillos Este and Parrita in the Central Pacific region, less than two hours from San Jose's international airport. It's also just 30 minutes away from the popular tourist town of Jacó to the north and 30 minutes from the famous Manuel Antonio National Park to the south.
The town of Bejuco is quite small with access via a gravel road, making it less 'touristy' than many other beach towns. The residents mostly make their living by fishing, agriculture, and as construction workers at various complexes up and down the coast.
The beach is vast and clean with a Blue Flag rating. Except for the high holidays weeks, it is never crowded. It is not unusual for us to take a morning walk and not see another soul, except for a few puppy dogs.
In Parrita ( a few kilometers further down the coast) you will find supermarkets, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc. There is also a new complex located across the highway from the Playa Bejuco entrance. It is called Town Center and contains a market, several restaurants, a spa, a gym, and a Ropa Americana store - so far. More is coming.
The best way to get around is to have a car. There are also buses that travel the highway, and there are taxis in Parrita. In the house manual there is a phone number of a taxi driver who speaks English.