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PLAYA LAPA--A Private Jungle-Beach Retreat Rental

  • East side of Casa, Shade Deck
    East side of Casa, Shade Deck
    East side of Casa, Shade Deck
    Living area/spiral staircase
    Kayaking on the lagoon
    Tree Frog at Playa Lapa
    Playa Lapa kitchen/ snack bar
    Property description
    Rental Home – 
    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
    Playa Lapa is a privately owned ocean front residence in remote Carate, Costa Rica, only two miles from the Corcovado National Park. The Casa is tucked deep in a grove of lowland palms, right on the beach facing the Pacific Ocean and insulated from the rest of the world by jungle on either side. The thundering surf pounds relentlessly against this prime turtle nesting area, and creates a continuous and exciting background for the parrots and shore birds by day, and the frogs and other creatures by night. The magnificence of this vast and undeveloped beach is one of Playa Lapa's most alluring natural
    attractions which you can enjoy from any of the private decks surrounding the Casa, as well as from the upper observation deck or bedroom.
    With the proximity of primary rainforest on the...
  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Blender
    • Boat Available
    • Books
    • Deck
    • Dining Seats (8)
    • Internet Access
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (8)
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Paper Towels Provided
    • Porch
    • Refrigerator
    • Secure Parking
    • Shared Yard
    • Stove
    • Terrace
    • Towels Provided
    • Waterfront
    • Water Views
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #FKN2906196 by: FlipKey
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  • Property location
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    How to get there
    Airport: Carate airstrip: 2.0 mi
    Activities nearby
    Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Our family of 4 had a wonderful stay for a few nights at Playa Lapa. We loved the setting with the crashing waves, great wild life viewing and helpful hosts. The vast stretch of private beach was thoroughly enjoyed. We played in the warm waves during low tide. Walking along the deserted beach was wonderful. We had a great time... more

Management response:

Manager response: Thank you so kindly, Shannon and Rob, for you wonderful review!! It was our pleasure to have you at Playa Lapa--my staff really enjoyed you, I had a good time helping you plan, and we are all glad to be a part of a memorable vacation. You guys were great!! And we want you to come back!! Pura... more

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

After visiting many lodges in the Osa Peninsula, my spouse and I definitely think Playa Lapa was the best place to stay with our two adult children. We enjoyed two wonderful weeks at this unique and exotic location. Arriving at Playa Lapa we instantly fell in love with the location by the ocean and the beautiful casa crafted with exotic... more

Management response:

Thank you so kindly, Robert, for you lovely review!! Having spent 12 full days at Playa Lapa, and a professional biologist yourself, certainly increases the credibility of your words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our beach home and appreciated our own love of the jungle, the ocean and the amazing wildlife! We look forward to hosting you again... more

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Topanga, California
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21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We enjoyed our stay here and loved being close to the Corcovado National Park which our host was kind enough to arrange a tour of with an excellent guide, Christian. The place was large and had sweeping jungle and ocean views and access but it felt like it needed tending. screens and doors were a bit unkempt and difficult to... more

Management response:

Thank you ,Julie, for taking the time to review my beach home--I realize this was primarily a Realestate trip, and that you only had 2 days out of your 3 day stay to actually enjoy the Casa, the wildlife and the wonders of the jungle. As for your difficulties with the locks and screens, well, with the close proximity to... more

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