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2 km Noroeste de la Plaza de Portalon, Portalon 60602 Costa Rica
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Portalon
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Portasol Living sustainable residential community offers exceptional vacation rentals on a private rainforest reserve in the Pacific coastal mountains of Costa Rica, close to Manuel Antonio National Park and Ballena National Marine Park. Enjoy the best of Costa Rica in one place - pure rainforest, waterfalls & natural pools, abundant wildlife, and all minutes from beautiful tropical beaches. Known for our excellent customer service, Portasol Living offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, concierge and tour reservation service, and meal service. Award-winning for our environmental and social commitments, Portasol Living also sells impressive residential properties with spectacular rainforest and ocean views.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Massage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Board games / puzzles
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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What Costa Rica is all about! Jungle noises , howlers, cicadas, all put you to sleep! Off the beaten path. Breakfast included. Small pool. Worth the night spent ! Bats, cutter ants and incredible ambiance
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Stayed for one week. On the upside it was away from people and somewhat remote. There was a beautiful small pool which was river fed, clean and cool. The staff was amazing, especially Diego. Breakfasts were excellent. On the downside there was no AC, it is in the jungle so it cooled down at night, but still a bit warm for me sleeping. The wifi was basically useless, the road up is very rough, especially the last 100 yards, which was steep and really bad for our rental car. Close to Playa Matapalo which was the nicest beach in the area imho.
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Portasol is a fantastic place located in between Manuel Antonio and Dominical, is a hidden gem in the central pacific of Costa Rica. Stunning waterfalls on site, great service and delicious traditional breakfast. If you want to get deep in the jungle or seek for a getaway, this is the right place.
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Response from Frontdesk-Portasol, Director de Recepción at Portasol Living
Responded May 10, 2019
Dear David, thank you for sharing your experience, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. As you say we have a perfect location, we are very close to famous national parks such as Manuel Antonio and Marino Ballena The property is surrounded by tropical forest and just minutes from beautiful beaches making it the ideal place for nature lovers We thank you again for your comment and we hope to see you again in the future
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I stayed in the Casa Monos Locos. The house is beautiful and fully equipt, the only thing you need to bring is your food, somebody to cook it (or you cook it on your own) and lots of bug repellent (when we stayed, me and my family were almost eaten alive). You definitely need to bring a 4x4 as the roads, though in good condition, are very steep and are not paved (they are built with ballast/gravel) and an fwd car won't have a nice time climbing. Talking about what to do when you are there, well, in fact, there are many options, there is a river right across the road, in fact, it can be heard from the house, which was a plus for me as it helped relax even more. There are multiple beaches around and 2 different national parks. There are canopy tours, ATV tours, horseback tours, on the beaches close you can rent a jet ski, etc. Or just relax in the house with your family/friends. The pool is not child-friendly as it is too deep (unless they are good swimmers), I am 6'3" and the water covered me until around my shoulders. Though the pool is very good looking and well maintained. The automatic starter was not working on the grill, so I had to go buy a lighter or matches, I thought I would drive to the closest supermarket (which is around 15 minutes away), but on the road, I found a small "pulperia" (which is a super small convenience store) and bought matches, after that it was all good. The grill was in good working order. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and smelled good. If you are planning to go relax and wake up as late as you want, you can definitely do so, as the window shades won't let too much sunlight in. The staff was friendly and helpful, they offered to help carry my bags and I told them I could do it on my own. The house also has a fully equipped laundry room, it even has soap and all the stuff you will need to do your laundry, they also offer body and hand soap, but you may consider bringing your favorite body lotion/soap as the ones offered are not too good. They have decent WIFI, it is actually quite amazing to even get a connection considering how deep into the forest we were. In general, my experience was very good and I will definitely rent the house again in the future. I am not rating the service excellent as I called them a few times because the power went out for around 30 minutes and I was thinking a breaker was tripped (though I was not even using any device that would trip a breaker) and they did not answer, Happily, the power came back on its own later. Besides that, everything was excellent.
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Response from Frontdesk-Portasol, Guest Relations Manager at Portasol Living
Responded Nov 28, 2018
Hola David, Thank you very much for your comment Definitely staying at Casa Monos Locos is a relaxing experience as it is immersed in the tropical forest and you will only hear the sound of the birds and the river that is quite close as you mention it. We will work on improving the aspects you mention so that each day our clients' experience is even better. We are very happy that you want to come back again and we hope to see you in some other opportunity Best regards! Portasol team
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We spent a weekend on the Bungalows, great river sight, customer service was amazing they took the time to talk and advice about the different activities o the zone. this is a place I will definitely visit again, and would recommend to my family and friends, it was like being on the mountain but next to the beach!!
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Response from PortasolLiving, Propietario at Portasol Living
Responded Jun 3, 2018
Hi lanzas29, thank you for your great review about Portasol Living. It's true, the mountain minutes away from the beach is a great combination. Welcome back to the paradise anytime . Pura Vida!!
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasPortalon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portasol Living
Which popular attractions are close to Portasol Living?
Nearby attractions include Playa Matapalo (3.3 miles) and Eco Termales (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Portasol Living?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Portasol Living?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portasol Living?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Langosta Feliz, El Express del Pacifico, and El Patio Cafe & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Portasol Living?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Portasol Living?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Portasol Living?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.