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Its a great new house so we would like quests to treat it well. Enjoy the house, the Nicoya Peninsula and the great people of Costa Rica!
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Wonderful visit to Paquera
We stayed nine days and had a great time. We flew into San Jose and took the convenient ferry at Puntarenas to Paquera. The house is comfortable and clean. With all the appliances (except a toaster) that you need. We just toasted bread in the pan on the stove. The AC in the front room plus ceiling fans all do a great job cooling the interior quickly.
The food stores in town or small markets (pulperias) down the road have everything you need, and we cooked almost all our meals while there. And there is a nice restaurant in the hotel Gianna in town that has very good food.
The bed is comfortable although I would have liked to catch or shoot the roosters in the immediate area - I thought they only crowed in the early am 😊�. But seriously we got used to them.
We ended up visiting four nearby beaches by car while exploring the surrounding area and also drove to Santa Teresa (about 80 min away). In town and all over the peninsula, paved roads are great while the dirt and gravel roads can sometimes jar a filling or two, but you have to expect that. They are constantly grading the roads so improvements are being made. Santa Teresa has a great beach and main drive that deserves a full day alone. The Curu National Wildlife Refuge is wonderful and should not be missed. Got great pictures of Capuchin and Howler monkeys, plus macaws and other animals. And while there you can also reserve a three-hour snorkeling and beach stay on Tortuga island – very nice and highly recommended.
This is a tropical location, so be prepared for the heat and crawling bugs (no mosquitoes), but not to worry. We had no problems at all. This town and immediate location is definitely in a less touristy part of the country and as mentioned by others, do not expect a luxury hotel, but it is safe and has all the comforts you need to have a great vacation.
Mike is a wonderful owner and can provide assistance or detailed information about the property, the area, and he provides all the contact information you need. Moreover, he responds very quickly when texted. Download WhatsApp before you go since this is the preferred method of communicating with Mike and everyone in Costa Rica. Manuel was very helpful and assisted us any way we needed. He met us at the ferry, drove us to the house, and showed us around the home and how to use the various things.
I highly recommend visiting Paquera and staying at this property.
Thank you Bob for your wonderful review of the house and the Nicoya Peninsula. I must thank you again for carrying down a neck traction device to Costa Rica for one of my workers. That was very considerate of you! We hope to see you again sometime soon in Costa Rica!
Kind regards, Mike
Basics in Paquera
The neighbour’s dogs barked throughout the day and night for 3 weeks. The appliances are in need of replacing - the fridge was very noisy. The springs in the mattresses were uncomfortable. The couch has no padding left on the seat.
The neighbourhood was welcoming and friendly. We walked in to town easily before we rented a car for meals and groceries. It was a great location to explore the Nicoya Penninsula, which has much to offer. The owner was always available if we had concerns.
Funny Thomas that you did not complain about the scarlet macaws that come everyday to the almond tree right next to the house...they are very loud. Or the howler monkeys....quite noisy as well. I think we have to be careful not to measure a vacation home in the Costa Rica countyside by the same standards we would expect from a 5 star hotel in north america. Doesn't work very well and isn't really fair.
NICE HOME FOR THE PRICE 3.5 stars.
We stayed a couple weeks at this house and liked it fine. Good fridge, great AC, plenty of fans, clean bedding. The house itself needs a deep cleaning especially the bathroom. Great price and wonderful location for exploring the peninsula. Local man across the road up a few blocks has amazing oxen. Go to Tambor beach and Curu refuge! Both wonderful, highly recommend the snorkeling trip from Curu. lots of hiking. nice grill in back yard, but no utensils. If you are bug phobic don't go....lots of ant, centipedes, spiders and even several scorpions I swept out. Washing machine was fun to use, I don't read Spanish. no manual. Also issues with getting rid of trash, problem everywhere. white tiles are great as you can see bugs so you don't step on them! The house is well appointed, we did most of our meals there. Bed was comfortable and loved the kitchen table..Local stores and bakery will provide what you need, check out the fruit stands, best pineapple, oranges and limes ever! Fish at Tambor for sale, caught by local fishermen.
Thanks again Amy for your stay at our house in Paquera. Sorry you had some bugs in the house but we are on the tropics so it can happen....worse if doors and windows are left open.
Paquera is a small town with lots of good qualities. The house was wonderful.
The house in Paquera was pretty, comfortable and clean. Any thing we needed was addressed quickly by the owner. There is a nice restaurant at the local hotel Gianna that has wonderful food. Curu Reserve is close and a great place to visit
Thanks Lisa for your stay and remember we look forward to seeing back again sometime!
Esta área descontraída da Costa Rica é como a vida pode ter sido há quase cem anos atrás. Não há muitos turistas e uma sensação costarriquenha muito "típica" ao ritmo da vida. Os carros de boi ainda são usados regularmente para transportar mercadorias e os cavalos não são incomuns. Não há muito inglês falado na área, o que contribui para a experiência cultural. Paquera e a península mais baixa de Nicoya ainda não foram excessivamente desenvolvidas, embora duas das melhores praias do país, Santa Teresa e Montezuma, estejam aqui. A Reserva Biológica de Curu fica apenas a 10 minutos da casa. De lá, faça o passeio de barco de 10 minutos até a Isla Tortuga para o melhor mergulho e snorkeling na península! A praia mais próxima é Playa Organos. É um belo trecho de 2 quilômetros de extensão com um rio de tamanho razoável em uma extremidade que deságua no Pacífico. Uma necessidade absoluta é o passeio noturno de bio luminescência de plâncton de caiaque! Fica na área de Playa Organos e pode ser reservado através do Bahia Rica Tours. A Ilha Tortuga pode ser vista de Playa Organos com um olho afiado ou binóculos. Um pouco mais abaixo na costa, as cidades turísticas mais movimentadas de Montezuma e Santa Teresa são sempre animadas.