I had the good fortune to connect with Rob and Deb via the internet prior to my first trip to Costa Rica in January of 2013. I stayed near the San Jose airport the first night, but spent my second and third nights at their home. Their hacienda is an easy drive from Esparza and absolutely drop dead gorgeous when you get there. 180 degree view of the Gulf of Nicoya. Rob has a plethora of handmade guitars and loves to jam whenever the mood strikes. Deb loves to cook and every meal was fantastic. (Even though Deb doesn't eat meat, she was kind enough to cook bacon one morning for breakfast.) Rob escorted me for my first Costa Rican dental appointment and speaks fluent Spanish. And since they've been residents for many years, both can give you incredibly helpful insights on about any subject you'd care to discuss. I had such a wonderful time, I decided to stay on my last full day and night in the country on my return trip from Lake Arenal to San Jose. The last morning I awoke early, grabbed a cup of coffee and shot a video with my iPhone that will always be a vivid reminder of one of the most memorable vacation spots in my 60 years on this planet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have accommodations in our home in the campo 7 kms from Esparza. As expat retirees from the USA, we enjoy sharing our home and knowledge of Costa Rica. Your choices of rooms are as follows: Air-conditioned bedroom with double orthopedic bed. Private Bathroom w/ hot water shower. Plunge pool, Hammocks, WiFi, Skype, Satellite TV, DVDs, 15 minl easy drive to restaurants, 30 minutes to Ferry in Puntarenas for trips to Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarena's Fresh Fish market, Puntarena's main bus terminal for countrywide bus routes. 1 hour to Jaco, 45 minutes to Playa Herradura/Los Sueno, zip lines, 30 minutes to Tarcoles River and Crocodiles, 35 minutes to Carrara National Park, 20 minutes to Boca Barranca - internationally popular surf, Mangrove estuary, boat tours in nearby Puntarenas, 5 Paragliding sites within an hour of Oasis B&B. Snorkeling at Isla Tortuga from Jaco or Puntarenas Charter, Deep Sea Fishing from Puntarenas, Los Suenos or Jaco.Due to our remote location a rental car is highly recommended. ... more less