We have been lucky to stay in Pachamama house during our vacation. The house was great, very spacious. It is well thought out and has everything for the comfort. We especially enjoyed the outdoor shower and the second floor balcony. There's a family of howler monkeys living on/close to the property, and our kids were thrilled when the monkeys have been passing our house at an arm's length! Lots of iguanas, birds on the property, too.
Pachamama is situated in Mal Pais, where the beach is a bit rocky, so it was not a great place to swim with children near the hotel. Since we had a rental car, it was not a problem at all, the hotel is in between Playa Cabuya (our favorite for snorkeling) and Playa Carmen/Hermosa (our favorite for sand castles/waves/surfing), so we liked the location.
Franz was the best host ever. He was always there when we needed him, helped us to arrange surfing, recommended good places to eat. He even borrowed us his waterproof camera so that we could record our surfing attempts.
Would definitely stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- Pachamama Tropical Garden Lodge Costa Rica/Mal Pais
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pachamama Houses and Bungalows is the perfect place for people who like sports, nature, sun and beach. Only 1 km away is Cabo Blanco, the first national park created in Costa Rica, in 1963.We have two bungalows, each with a double bed and shared terrace for $60 a night, monthly $1400. A third bungalow is on a second floor with a double bed and private terrace. All lodgings are fully equipped with hammock, kitchen, fridge, fan, private bathroom with hot water. The house for rent has air condition and is fully equipped. There are 2 bedrooms, a beautiful terrace with BBQ, outside shower, hammock for $140 per night, monthly $2800. We have wireless internet, security 24 hours, private parking and cleaning service. It is the best option, for relaxing and enjoying the nature. We have a lot of wildlife in our tropical garden: butterflies, exotic birds and monkeys hanging around in the trees, and our coati, a sort of raccoon, which always comes to pick up his breakfast from us. The bungalows and the house are about 50m from the beautiful and quiet beach of Mal Pais. Here surfers find perfect waves year round. Air temperature is 30-35 degrees and water 24-26. We offer surfboard rentals and surf lessons. I'm a passionate kite surfer and if there is coming up some wind I'm in the ocean with a 16 m2 Kite. The wind is 15-20 knots from January to May. It is possible to rent a small house for $80 a night as well. It is fully equipped in a very beautiful and quiet place only 200m from the beach. Perfect location for 2 people. Monthly $1500We can reserve a hotel and transfer in San Jose, or book you a rental car in San Jose or in Mal Pais. ... more less