This was our first visit to Costa Rica, and first vacation experience outside an "all-inclusive" hotel. This private property is perfectly located in the lush jungle, with the sounds of wildlife to keep you company (especially the hords of howler monkeys!), within a 5 min. walk to one of the nicest beach in the Costa Rica. My best memories of this vacation are of long walks on this beach, with only a few people in sight, the magnificent nature, untouched by man, almost touching the pristine waters.
We slept for the first week in casita Toucan, perfect for 2 couples or for a family of four. The house was impeccably clean at our arrival, and Jessica waiting for us, even if we arrived later than expected. We took the long road to get there, from San Jose to Puerto Viejo, and, with no GPS, got lost a few times... but... beautiful sceneries! About the house, I can add that the bed was incredibly comfortable (a king bed!) and the linens brand new. The house is fully screened and you can lock it completely if needed. But there is always someone, and a nice dog, on the property so you can always feel safe. The open air kitchen is fully equiped, and it is pleasant to cook fresh food that you can easily buy at the markets. If you prefer to go to restaurants, you have plenty of all sorts of restaurants near by... I would defenitely recommend Selvin's, 300 meters away, as a great quality-price choice!
We thought that, from Punta Uva, we would move to another vicinity for our second week but... we were so comfortable at the casitas de Punta Uva, that we decided to stay...Furthermore, Jessica offered us their biggest house, Casita de Monos, at the same (already low!) price as the smallests houses, for our second week (the smallest were rented...)... We couldn't refuse! And didn't regret it! The casita de monos is much bigger than the other two, with a big terrasse, with hamac, and kitchen on the first floor, a nice salon, with 3 bedrooms, and bathroom, on the second floor. Again, bedrooms are fully screened, with ceiling fan, and we always were comfortable sleeping because the temperature goes down to 20 degrees celsius at night...
My only, and it is really my ONLY complaint, and it is not our guests fault, was that a neighbour's dog decided to bark, and howl, all night... for 3 nights in a row... For me, it was very disturbing, as I have very sensitive ears, but my boyfriend was able to sleep... But, you have to know that, in Costa Rica, the sun sets early... and rises early too (as the birds do!)... so, the best is to follow the natural rythm of the forest...
I haven't told you yet what is the best about Casitas de Punta Uva: our guests! Jessica and Juan are really...perfect! They completey respect your intimacy, are always present to help you with your every needs, to answer every question you have, to recommend you nice things to do, or where to go... They really put all their hearts into what they do and we found us very lucky to have met them!
At last, do not miss the occasion to have a guided tour of the forest with Tino (Fiorentino), at Manzanillo-Gandoca's reserve! The only way to really discover this incredible jungle! It was worth every penny!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casitas de Punta Uva are comprised of one large (Casa de Monos) and two smaller rental houses (Casita de Toucans and Casita de Sloths) perfectly located to enjoy a five minute walk to the famous Punta Uva Beaches on the Caribbean Sea. Our affordable rental houses are equipped for a clean, comfortable, unique and earthy Caribbean Costa Rican vacation. Each house has a fully-stocked kitchen, cozy living spaces, large beds, and relaxing porches. Open air living and fans ensure a constant coolness to your stay.Enjoy cooking for yourselves (if you desire) in the large, fully-equipped kitchen (fridge, oven, stove, large countertop, pots/pans/cutlery/dishes) and hanging out comfortably while eating, drinking or talking the night away. Casitas de Punta Uva is perfectly located about 10 minutes outside of the busy and exciting Puerto Viejo "town". Close enough to visit all the restaurants, art galleries, bars and shops, but far enough away to enjoy the pure nature that surrounds us here in the jungle. We are located in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge (rainforest) but are just across the street from the famous Punta Uva beaches. Casitas is on the main coastal road and while not as "busy" as Puerto Viejo, we do have plenty of bars, restaurants, grocery stores and tours right in our area. We truly are perfectly located to be in the center of the whole area for a great adventure based vacation. Our property is large, manicured for beauty and is full of fruit trees including starfruit (carambola), guayaba, limon de dulce, bananas, plantains, and manzanas that we love to share with our guests. My husband, Carlos, and I live on property to make sure each of our guests gets what they need when they need it. English and Spanish is spoken here. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casitas De Punta Uva Costa Rica/Limon