We stayed here over Thanksgiving week 2012. After looking at this rental for a year or so, we finally decided to book it. We could not have been more pleased with the experience. Fiona (owner) and Melissa (housekeeper) were more than helpful throughout the experience. The house is a stone's throw from the beach and is the perfect setting for a truly local experience. The home offers the feeling of seclusion, while being close enough to Montezuma to offer more of a tourist feel (if that's what you're into). We preferred the local vibe in Cabuya, a fishing village within walking distance of the house. Several restaurants and grocery stores are available here to accommodate most of your needs. We also rented an ATV for the week, which made travel along the gravel roads much easier. The house itself is made of local hardwoods and is surrounded by lush vegetation. There is a fire pit that can be used as a grill, several hammocks and a treehouse for the kids. We awoke each morning to the sound of waves and monkeys and were able to view the most amazing sunrises just a few feet from the house. As for things to do (if you can pull yourself away from the hammock) the options are numerous and quite affordable. We went into Cabo Blanco National Forest, swam in a nearby river, went fishing with Barnaby, a local fisherman just a couple of driveways from the house, zip lined, and traveled to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, which are surfing hot spots with amazing beaches just a few miles away. The locals are extremely nice and accommodating. We made several local friends during the stay that were very helpful and welcoming. Words can't express what an amazing trip this was. We will definitely be back to visit again. Thanks, Fiona for the opportunity to share in the Pura Vida lifestyle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Los Caracoles is a unique Estate Property situated directly on the Beach between the lively town of Montezuma, and the fishing village of Cabuya. Available for groups up to 10 Guests. The 3 bedroom Main House and the 1 bedroom Cabina are set in a Tropical Garden that insures Privacy. This amazing Property is close to everything while still feeling like it is a World away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Los Caracoles Costa Rica/Cabuya