The cabins are designed in a tropical-style (green and fuchsia). Very pretty. The huge tropical garden and all of the wild life are stupendous. And you can't beat the price or the fact that you can just walk to one of the prettiest beaches on the planet (Playa Carrillo) in 5 minutes! Make sure you are ready and happy with tropical life. And be sure to love the red macaw!
This was a lovely place to stay ! The owner has put his heart and soul into creating a peaceful, unique beach escape. The property is not directly on the beach but it is literally a walk down the road. You can use sea kayaks for free ! Each bungalow has its own unique look. Ours had a little sitting area , two beds and a kitchen with everything you would need. Not that we cooked, we had amazing, romantic ( even with a group of girlfriends!) dinners prepared on this cute dining patio by the owner. Who, by the way, is kind, hilarious, and helpful! Stay here for sure.
I checked closely that I am rating the correct place. We unfortunately absolutely cannot understand the good ratings! The cabins have no numbers so I cannot tell which two we were in. Travelled as a couple and stayed two nights in May 2019. We arrived late as the place is quite hard to find. Signs only help you when coming from Samara, we came from the other direction and had a hard time finding it. The cabin we were given had enormous faults and defects in it's building structure. See my pictures for details. The cleanliness was ok but not great. Had to run through the heavy rain to get the guy to show us how the shower worked. At this time I didn't think much of the hole in the shower floor. Well, a few moments later, as the rains outside got heavy water gushed out of said hole like a fountain and flooded the entire cabin. No joke, we put our stuff up somewhere quickly and ran to get the guy a second time. Due to the electricity installments being rather "adventurous" we were indeed scared to walk around in the flooded room. We were then given another cabin which was alright but had an ant problem. This cabin was also very narrow and gave two adults hardly any space to walk around. Matress was good but too big for the bed frame which made sleeping a little difficult. My boyfriend inspected things a little closer the next day and what they did is this: the cabins have little to no building connection to the concrete deck they stand on. Thus water gets in on any occasion. On the pro side: The guy who works there was very new but did a great job in trying to help us. Breakfast was tasty. On the downside: Flood Cleanliness Ants Narrow place I'd like to add one more thing which did NOT influence my rating. They keep a Red Macaw as a pet. This makes my stomach churn in pity for the animal. …
Arnaud has creatively decorated these cabins with a very quirky and artistic flair. Our cabin had comfortable beds, a full kitchen and hot water. They were situated in a lovely garden as was the very nice pool. We were only able to stay one night but wished we had had more time there. The beach with parking very close by is stunning. In Arnaud's on site French restaurant you will be treated to excellent cuisine. Thank you Arnaud for your very warm hospitality. Kirk and David
La Tropicale is a colorful, palm-shaded, fancifully fabric-draped melange of Costa Rica, the Caribbean and Bali, with a gregarious French host, Arnaud, and gourmet French restaurant Chez Nous that will be your best dinning experience in Costa Rica. From the garden-shaded pool we experienced more birds and butterflies than our time in Volcan Arenal, the cloud forests of Monteverdi and all our jungle driving along the Guanacaste coast. It also boasts (just a short 5 minute walk down the road) perhaps the most beautiful, palm-lined arc of white sand you will find, punctuated at sunset by unique rock formations and a picturesque small fishing fleet. If you seek adventure and something unique, artsy , fanciful and fun with a rustic- funkiness , La Tropicale is your retreat!