Our group of 3 couples had a wonderful stay at the Magic Moon Beach house in Nov 2012. Originally we planned to stay at the highly rated Banana Azul hotel just down the road, but when we learned that we could have the nearby beach house to ourselves at a fraction of the cost it was an easy decision! As guests of Magic Moon we were invited to take advantage of the amenities of Banana Azul, including use of the pool and keeping a running tab of food and drinks for our entire stay. We loved being able to have food and drinks at the house, but also the option of walking down the beach to Banana Azul for appetizers, meals, or excellent tropical drinks without having to carry money was very convenient, and well utilized. We kept our own fridge stocked with breakfast foods and beer from the convenient store that was a 5 minute bike ride up the road, which really helped keep our costs down. Bikes are available for rent right there at the house for a great rate, and we used them to get around everywhere. It was a quick 10 minute bike ride into town (or very cheap cab ride), and one day we took the bikes on a 20km round trip south to tour all of the local beaches.
The beach at the house is Playa Negra, a black sand beach. It was clean with very few people (those few people were mostly at the stretch of beach by Banana Azul, so we were alone at our stretch of beach other than the occasional passerby). Not many people were in the water, likely due to the big waves. Our group loved the waves, and took advantage of the boogie board rentals at Banana Azul.
The host, Nina, lives next door and was always available to help when needed, but also very respectful of our privacy. The property is gated and felt very safe. We stayed up late outside in the ample 2nd level outdoor "living room" each night playing card games and enjoying drinks, and didn't have to worry about being loud. The covered outdoor space has a big table with 6 chairs, a breakfast bar with 2 stools, as well as a sitting area with a cushioned love seat, chair, lounge chair, and hammock. Lots of space and comforts! Many naps were taken outside with sounds of the waves rolling in! I think one person from our group slept the whole night in the hammock once, even!
We could not have been happier with our stay at Magic Moon, and hope that our travels will bring us back here someday!
- Also Known As:
- Magic Moon Beach House & Bungalow Costa Rica/Limon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A magical and peaceful place on the Caribbean Sea of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. The Magic Moon Beach House is set in a spacious tropical garden just steps from the quiet beach.For those who don't like to compromise on their vacation, this big beach house has two stories. Upstairs, it comes with a master bedroom with a king size bed and 1 other bedroom with a queen size bed. The bathroom is located between the two bed rooms. ... more less