1 soveværelser, 1 badeværelse, 9 sovepladser
- Engelsk, Spansk
Pool / spa
Service på stedet
Not in the bedroom please
Maks. antal gæster:11 (Sovepladser til 11 voksne)
En refusion på 100% vil blive udstedt, hvis du afbestiller din booking mindst 14 dage inden ankomst. En refusion på 50% vil blive udstedt, hvis du afbestiller din booking mindst 7 dage inden ankomst.
Me and my husband had a wonderful time at the Finca Manglar. Dolie, Evelio and Luiz were wonderful. My only regret was not having more time.
Thank you for visiting Finca manglar. We to see you again in the future.
A great place for young families.
This really is "away from it all", though actually only 15 kms from Sierpe, where you take a car ferry across the river and then take a winding dirt road to the Finca. But those 15 kms take you away from traffic, noise, tourists and you are in a beautiful tropical garden, with water meadow, horses, chickens, ducks, turkeys and a friendly dog and cat.
The river is either a 15 minute drive away or Luis the guide will take you there in his boat. This involves some wading along a muddy creek, but rubber boots are provided.
Luis can take you hiking, fishing, riding, going to the beach at the river mouth, and tubing. All you pay is gas for his outboard motor (and some extra to say thanks is nice!)
Doli and Evilio the housekeepers live right there in their own quarters and are ready to help in every way. As there are no shops for miles and miles (and across the river) Doli can cook for you as often as you need. Her meals are very good, fresh, varied and reasonably priced . How she manages to cater with no electricity and only one small solar-powered fridge is a feat, but she manages beautifully.
Sleeping is youth hostel style - one bedroom with two double and three single beds, all with mosquito nets.
On the ground floor is a toilet, shower and wash basin. There is no hot water, but you really don't need it in that climate.
Children will love the adventure of living off-grid, with solar powered lights and all those animals around. Adults will love the beauty of the garden, the river, the mountains - it is so restful and remote.
I would say, though, that this is not the place for 'mint on pillow' people. You should not go if you need complete privacy or are sharing with people you don't know intimately. A communal bedroom, one shower, one toilet...this all needs you to be on close terms, so the ideal place for a young family or a group of close friends, but grandparents might prefer their private space.
Light sleepers should note that the cockerel is up and crowing way, way before dawn and the howler monkeys too and the only thing between you and them is an insect screen.
Nervous people would find the river crossing and dirt road intimidating too.
There is another lodge, with restaurant and bar and natural swimming hole about 1.5 kms further up the road, run by delightful youngsters.
One word of warning. Don't believer the panel in Sabalo village that tells you Drake is15kms away. It's 33 kms of rough track and you have to ford the river!
Property was just like the pictures, the surroundings were beyond our expectations, even though it rained some in the late afternoons, it was still a beautiful memorable stay! I must tell you, our hosts WERE AMAZING and made our stay that much more wonderful. They greeted us at the entrance of the finca and their warm welcome made us feel just at home! Will forever remember our stay at Finca Manglar
Thank you for visiting Finca Manglar and your beautiful review.
Fantastic way to unplug!
We stayed for five nights (my husband, three daughters 9, 10, 12 and me). It is off the grid, which is what we were looking for! We stayed in Costa Rica a total of 11 nights, which included a few nights in Uvita and a few in the cloud forest (San Gerardo). I would say 4-5 at Finca Manglar was a good amount of time. I didn't let anyone bring electronics and we packed very light so we could be adventuresome and we were! We didn't need electronics at all! During our stay we took a mangrove tour where we saw a lot of wild life, visited the private beach/tubing and took the capitains fishing tour. We loved it all. Our favorite ended up being the fishing trip because we were lucky enough to have seen whales playing and breaching within 20 feet of us for 30-45 minutes. Truth be told, if that had not happened on that boat trip, I would have been disappointed with that trip. We spent $600 (not including tip) for the family, and the capitain and crew were not particularly helpful with the fishing etc. My daughter did catch our dinner, but, I had to help my kids the whole time and couldn't really fish myself. The whales, however, made the trip worth every cent. We also took a day to drive to Bahia Drake and did a 2.2k zip line. It was rainy season (Aug), so, we got trapped on the other side of the river for 24 hours. That was a little scary, but, just the kind of adventure we were looking for and Lia was very responsive and helpful! We stayed the night there and were able to get back the next day. The only thing I really regret not doing was a full day visit into Corcovado National Park. It was hard to get to from the farm, but, I would figure out a way to add a day or so to your trip and go there and stay for 2 days. Based on everything I heard from our local guides, it is fantastic. We planned to go there and then spent a day stuck on the other side of a river, so, didn't work out! Couple of things to know. Plan your meals! Bring TONS of ice. We brought an ice chest and I was grateful to have it! We had Dolly prepare our evening meal which was a lifesaver! There is a small solar refrigerator, but, the ice and ice chest kept things much colder. Or, if you plan to stay long and prepare your own meals, plan for non-perishable food items and you'll be fine! Also, bring plenty of cash for tours. Driving back to town for cash and ice is a long trip and you won't want to leave the farm for that purpose, if you can avoid it. A+ to Lia, Dolly/Evolito and Luis!
A wonderful getaway from the chaos of everyday life!
We enjoyed our stay at the finca. It is the perfect place to relax and unplug if you are looking to go off of the grid. Luis, Dolly, Evelio, Ruth, and the staff at the nearby Sabalo Lodge were all extremely friendly, warm, and knowledgeable. I'm sorry but I've forgotten the name of Ruth's partner, but she was kind and courteous as well. Lia was very helpful with travel tips to and from the finca. We did many great tours with Luis and Perla del Sur. Dolly is a fantastic chef! Evelio was very helpful and one of the nicest people we met! Our family of six have nothing but great memories from Finca Manglar. For future travelers: you must know that there is no hot water, no telephone, no cable, no television, and limited solar power. As long as you are aware of this before you book, you will not be disappointed. Pura Vida!
Perfection place for adventure and relaxation!
The drive from Uvita to Sierpe was where the adventure began, along with crossing the river by car on the ferry !! Our stay at Finca Manglar was ablsolulty rejuvenating, from studying and working in New York to completely disconnecting and emerging into the jungle was everything my college friends and I needed. Evelio, who lives on the farm, was of great help and made us feel safe our entire stay. We had an absolute blast with the kind tour guide Luis, he took us to mouth of the river, where we were able to walk on a beach that we had all to ourselves, just as the hike to the waterfall where we got to climb up on a rope and jump in the refreshing water. That same day, we got back to the farm where Colombian sancocho and empanadas were cooked for us by Dolly, the food was to die for !! The next day Luis took us toobing, kayaking and padding in the mangroves; where we also got to pick the catch of the day from the local fishermen for out dinner later that night. The fish was so fresh and delicious. Besides the amazing food and activities, Finca Manglar is gorgeous and relaxing, the entire house is open which allows for wind to refresh us, and it allows us to constantly have the view of the farm’s surroundings. We honeslty cannot wait to go back and unwind from the crazy New York life.
Gården er om på 35 minutter udgør Sierpe når du krydser floden. Puerto Jimenez er omkring 1 time. Gården er omkring 1 mile fra byen Sabalo og Sabalo Lodge.