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Oceanside, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have 3 little boys at home in Southern California, needless to say our daily regiment can be a bit hectic at times. Tucan Terra was an amazing place to disconnect from the grid and be blessed with a serene & natural environment. The property is amazing, it represents all of the best that the Osa offers...views, outdoor activities, native/natural... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was referred to Van/Tucan Terra by a Costa Rican friend. He knew I enjoyed surfing and bird watching/nature walks. I went to Tucan Terra without any idea of what to expect. When I showed up, the owner, Van, was more than gracious and attentive. Answering all my questions and making me feel more than welcome. The bungalow where I... More

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Tucan Terra provided our family with the ideal balance of wildlife, jungle, beaches to walk to, privacy, comfort and an excellent host who we will all remember as a part of our first trip to Costa Rica. Van even went to the surf beach with us and gave our kids surfing tips! The grounds of Tucan Terra are beautiful and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Tucan Terra is absolutely amazing. It is a very special place with a great host. The location is amazing, Van is incredibly gracious. We brought our own food and cooked our own meals. Next time, we will have Van cook for us. There will definitely be a next time. This will be an annual vacation for us. We brought music... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you want a vacation of your life time go to tucan terra in costa rica the surf, the fishing,the amazing hikes to the water falls.some of the greatest sunsrises you will ever see.getting to see birds, monkeys,crabs, up close was a real treat, the dinners at tucan terra were amazing fresh baked bread daily,home made pizzas,fresh fish from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We loved every minute of our vacation. Amazing sunrise every morning, hand fed monkeys on our deck. Clean, open. Bring your food with you, though local vegetable truck and fishermen selling their products came by and we got a fantastic tuna. Van has a BBQ available that we used everyday to cook dinner on. We visited a local waterfall that... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've stayed here several times and will return. It is ON THE OCEAN. There are sea kayaks and surf boards available to guests. There are full kitchens, just bring your food with you. There are no markets nearby. Have Van cook for you at least once. The food is excellent. The beach out front is a bit rocky, but swimming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I almost hate to share this about a very special place so I can keep it to myself, but Tucan Terra deserves it. Blend the jungle and direct ocean frontage with great meals and wildlife galore surrounding your habitation and you get Tucan Terra. Van, the owner, an American expat, can customize your meals for just about any dietary restriction,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

I took took two weeks to travel through Costa Rica with my wife for our honeymoon. We stayed at each place for a maximum of three nights. Tucan Terra is situated at the richest and biodiverse location of all the places we visited. We woke up early by the sound of wild life, saw the sun rise from the ocean... More

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Llangennith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This place is one of my favorite places in the world. We stopped off for a few days and it was incredible. I was in the middle of a big trip from Alaska down to south america - one of the best experiences I had was staying with Van in Matapalo - who cooked a great BBQ and polished off... More

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Address: Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Number of rooms: 2

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