I highly recommend this place to all nature lovers who want to get out of the city and enjoy time without TV and internet (there are some places with wi-fi though). A beautiful beach is just a few meters in front of the cabin. Water was calm and warm, sand is fine and the shore is descending slowly. You can go for a walk along the beach and see beautiful places. There are lot of palm trees everywhere and the vegetation is very rich and green.
Cabins were really nice, comfortable and decently clean. There was a good privacy and great atmosphere. The owner - Amanda was very nice and caring, she has a beatiful well kept-garden around the cabin which you can enjoy while relaxing in the hammock. We also enjoyed having fresh tropical flowers as a decoration in the cabin. Amanda was around quite often asking if everything was OK and she organized some nice trips for good prices for us: we went to the Jaguar Rescue Center, on a dolphine tour (including a visit of Punta Mona beach and organic permaculture) and for a guided hike to the jungle where we also climbed to a tree house and enjoyed a wonderful view. All of the trips were amazing.
Manzanillo is a small village not too busy which I consider as an advantage. There are few shops and there is also a truck with fruits and vegetables passing by every day. We were eating mostly fruits and guacamole and we also ate out in restaurants around. The food was really delicious and I could find vegan options which I really enjoyed. We really liked the restaurant called "Cool and calm".
Overall it was an awesome experience we would certainly love to come back. Falling aslleep while listening to the sea and cicadas and waking up hearing tropical birds is priceless. It is my favourite place in Costa Rica. If you love wildlife, relax and "pura vida" you should certainly visit this place with its unforgettable relaxed atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casitas with a tranquil Pura Vida Caribbean beach front vista in Manzanillo Costa Rica. The Casitas are designed and built with an open planned Caribbean vibe. Casa Del Mar -- is actually 2 separate small houses. Casa Del Mar 1 is equipped with a double bed and 2 single beds catering to 4 people and Casa Del Mar 2 has two double beds and a single bed with a maximum of 5 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Del Mar Costa Rica/Manzanillo