"First off, Maipais is definitely off the beaten path. If you're looking for a place to get away from the rat race of the world, Maipais is as good as I've seen. Rugged dirt roads, friendly non-pretentious people, a beautiful local culture and incredible unspoiled natural beauty.
The house is stunning. Beautiful open area with 20' ceilings for the kitchen and living room. Nicely decorated and well appointed with everything you need. Beds were comfy with good quality sheets and pillows. The infinity pool and decks were truly awesome with great outdoor furniture to lounge on. And can't forget the upstairs bathroom with the huge covered, but open air shower. The house is kept very clean by the staff.
Nadja (the concierge) along with Juan Carlos and Brenda (maintenance and cleaning) were completely unobtrusive but also very very helpful. If you get a chance, take an ATV tour with Xtreme sports in maipais. Johan is the owner there and if you can, get Jeremy to be your guide as we had a blast on a 9 hour private tour of the region.
Some final notes
* Make sure to have a 4WD vehicle as you won't be able to get to the house without one.
* Costa Rica has ants, geckos, lizards, monkeys.etc. If you are a squeamish person who is used to only traveling to five star resorts, maipais and this house is probably not for you as it is in the jungle.
* Google maps works great 90℅ or so of the time, but the two times it didn't it nearly took us into a river at night and to the wrong ferry on our way home. Use common sense and you'll be ok.
* We can't wait to come back in 2017."
Guest: Robert S.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 25, 2016