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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • Perfection!

    "I could not be happier with our stay at the tranquil Rancho El Rio. I have so many wonderful things to say about it that it's hard to know where to start. First, we used only a map, no gps coordinates and found the place extremely easy to find. We were greeted by the youngest member of the family, Stewart, who is one of the most mature young teenagers I have met. He was an encyclopedia of knowledge on the flora and fauna of the area and was always willing and available to help with questions, or to give guided tours of the farm. The farmhouse itself is magical. It is impossible not to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. The pictures do not do it justice. I was prepared for any onslaught of spiders, ants, scorpions, or other wildlife, but found very few critters roaming around the open air living area. It felt very safe and clean. I was able to sip coffee and watch my 3 children (ages 8, 7, and 2) run around with the friendly dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, turkeys and peacocks in the yard. My city kids were enchanted with helping feed the animals, care for the baby chicks and pet the 5 day old calf. The river is clean and refreshing to swim in and there were areas that were perfect for our 2 year old to wade and swim. We took a horseback ride to a more remote part of the river and were surrounded by surreal beauty. Veronica, her family and all of those working on the farm were kind and helpful, but also not intrusive. They were immediately responsive to any need. We also had the most amazing meals delivered every evening. Do not make the mistake of booking only a few days here, you will want to stay longer! It is an easy drive to Monteverde, but away from the tourist traps. The weather was also much preferable, cooler in the evenings and mornings (shorts and light sweatshirts) and warm (but not overbearingly so) during the day. I did not feel like a tourist here, it felt like our family was staying at my long-lost Costa Rican cousin's farm. I left feeling peaceful and refreshed. It is truly a gem to be treasured."
    Guest: bailey l. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 5, 2017
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  • Awesome place right on the beach!!

    "Beautiful home and nice and private."
    Guest: Alejandro M. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 5, 2016
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  • Nothing less than AMAZING !!

    "Guierllmo has a beautiful property. Spectacular views is an understatement. The pictures don't even do the property justice! And Wayner, the house keeper, FANTASTIC! He was so helpful and although he doesn't know much (if any) English, he was able to help us with getting a driver, places to go, things to see, EVERYTHING! This trip to Costa Rica was taken for my 26th birthday and I have to say this was by far the best birthday yet (and I have such good birthdays every year). We were sad to have to leave and come back to the United States but we will be back and will be staying here again. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING GUIERLLMO, WAYNER, AND ALONZO (the driver)!!!!"
    Guest: Lauren S. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 21, 2017
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  • couldn't ask for more

    "perfect for family or honeymoom :)"
    Guest: Vaani A. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 5, 2016
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