My good childhood buddy and I stayed 3 weeks at El Mono Feliz and used it as a jump off point to explore Southern CR from Dominical south to visit the Baruca Tribe east of Palma Notre.
We were greeted by by the Owners Anja and Otto. The B&B grounds were well manicured and inviting, especially the pool after the long drive from San Jose. All of the buildings have a natural looking flavour and are reasonably close to the parking area.
Daily we rose early to enjoy a fresh fruit breakfast prepared by Anja and Otto, also members of the Holland Hotel group. We saw a wide variety of birds feeding on a high platform that Otto and Anja had built. We met many other travelers (USA, Canada and a whole lot of Dutch people, go figure)
The room our room was comfortable with cooking facilities for us along with A/C. If we ever ran out of beer, more was available for purchase on the honour system near breakfast area of the swimming pool The swimming pool is a reasonable size (not diving depth) but you could do laps. The pool is naturally heated and is a comfortable 92 deg F. There is a nice shaded seating area on the side.Not being used to a lot of humidity, the pool surprisingly helps to briefly counteract the humidity directly around the pool. The Toucans and Parrots seemed to fly over each day around 4:15pm,
Otto and Aja have been well entrenched in the Ojochel community for about 30 years and are extremely knowledgeable about the area and the residents. In fact, Anja participates in a community women's group and teaches English to local women. Otto on the other hand, knows many individuals in the area. We are building a house south of Ojochal and is information helped to provide me with more information on local trades and suppliers.
I will be briefly returning later in May to watch the construction of our house and fully intend on saying at El Mono Feliz again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel El Mono Feliz is in the small village of Ojochal, - the Foodie Capital of Costa Rica. We're 10 minutes from some of the most amazing beaches in the world, as well as a seemingly endless supply of adventure, birding, nature, and water activities. From zip lining to ultralights and from bird watching to whale watching - it's here for you to enjoy. Our 3 acre property consists of several types of hotel rooms and bungalows - several with private kitchens and all with private baths, , a large outdoor swimming pool, walkable gardens - and over 130 species of identified birds that frequent our haven. This hotel is perfect for people who would like to slow down, unwind, and relax at the speed of nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Mono Feliz Costa Rica/Ojochal