We stayed at Kalapiti for 10 days with our two young boys. We were traveling around the whole country of Costa Rica for two months and Kalapiti was by far the most luxurious, beautiful and peaceful place that we stayed. It's a truly magical place. There are many fantastic features to this special property but the large pool with a water slide, "beach" area, comfortable pool side chairs and natural chlorine free water was pure heaven. The house itself is architecturally magnificent, created in a Moroccan style, with an attention to detail and artistic flourishes throughout. The property has many indoor and outdoor spaces for hanging out, doing yoga, reading, having alone time from your kids :) or taking a peaceful outdoor nap. The outdoor kitchen was a fully equipped "cooks kitchen" and we would eat meals on the deck looking out at the beautiful landscaping and watching monkeys move through the trees. The deck on top was great for stargazing and includes a beautiful domed "hammam" turkish sauna which was an amazing experience.
The location was great as it was peaceful and quiet but only a short 10 minute drive to Montezuma with its restaurants, shops, beach and surf/backpacker scene. The town of Cobano with a grocery store and ATM machine was nearby and we daytripped to the beaches of Santa Theresa twice. There's also an amazing pizzeria with a wood-fired oven just up the road.
Last but not least. Miguel and Piti (who designed, built and run Kalapiti) were spectacular hosts. They were warm, friendly and helpful but also gave us our own space. They checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed, told us about local places to visit and even shared some of their amazing cooking (they also own a restaurant nearby). We have travelled the world and have never met people who were more genuinely hospitable and gracious.
I guess the best compliment we can give is that we originally planned to stay there for 5 nights and ended up staying for 10! We LOVED Kalapiti and if we return to Costa Rica we will definitely try to stay their again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalapiti Luxury Vacation Suites is no typical vacation rental. Kalapiti is truly a unique experience set in a fantastic natural context.We are located close to Cabo Blanco Absolut Reserve,between Montezuma and Mal País/Santa Teresa beaches. Montezuma (5 min driving)has beatifull beaches where flowing streams with waterfalls.Horseback riding on the beach,Montezuma waterfall Canopy Tour,Playa grande o Los Cedros surf point... Mal País,(20 m. driving)long beaches,open ocean,bigger waves to surf. We designed Kalapiti in the heart of a botanical garden that we created ourselves.There are monkeys arround as a lot of birds and butterflies.The original property used to be a horse ranch but with much effort, passion, and time little by little we transformed this ranch into a botanical garden boasting hundreds of tree and plant species that will delight lovers of Costa Rica’s exuberant biodiversity. Our gardens have become habitat for countless animal species, particularly birds and mammals.Over time our dreams and ideas became a reality. Kalapiti wants our clients to experience our dream and enjoy ample rest, exquisite Mediterranean-style cuisine, all set in a luxurious setting. Our unique architectural design has an interesting mix of styles featuring soft curves that inspires relaxation and inner peace amidst a festival of nature Concierge service as daily maid service are included. We are spanish from Costa Brava,We are living here at Las Delicias for the last 22 years.We own two restaurants Montezuma downtown,and we can do all reservations for you as ATV,car rental,Tortuga Island tour (including snorkel ) fishing tour,horses,...meanwhile you take a drink at the pool,watching the monkeys !!. So it will be a pleasure help you in everithing that we can. Kalapiti it has an amazing full equiped professional kitchen,that you can freely use if desired or you can have restaurant service We are chefs.Spanish and mediterranean food specialties. We can personalize your meals and schedule respecting your preferences. you have the freedom to choose which days you want chef service, and how many meals a day you desire There is a nice italian wood-oven pizzeria (Tierra y Fuego) 3 minutes driving.Also there are many restaurants at Montezuma beach (5 min.)Kalapiti is a project that was born more than 20 years ago. We arrived from Cataluña, Tossa de mar (Costa Brava), Spain. While living our own tropical romance, we discovered this magnificent hamlet that seemed to us to be the center of the world, located on the south tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, a naturally gifted spot between the beaches of Montezuma and Malpais-Santa Teresa.Professional massage and yoga lessons are available. Please take a look to our web site to see more details about us.The huge private pool,with a funny slide and jacuzzi,Hammam(turquish bath) etc We start Kalapiti the last January.We try to do something diferent and really special ... more less
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