No better a place to experience a mixture of surf and jungle, then to stay at the aptly named ‘green rooms’. Set amongst an impressive back drop of rain forest, a sense of tranquillity and serenity is in abundance here. Located on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula, the area surround the Green Rooms is a haven of natural beauty. Located 7 miles north of a wildlife sanctuary, its dense rain forest is teeming with wild life. Whether it be awaking to the sound of howler monkeys or falling off your surfboard in an attempt to dodge the fearless pelicans diving for fish, it is something that soon becomes the norm.
I came to Costa Rica by myself, and in honesty was rather frightened by this. You must understand i am not what you would call the most intrepid of explorers and jetting off to central america with only my surfboard for company is not something i have ever made a habit of! my fears however were put to rest when i arrived at the hotel. I was received with such a warm and friendly welcome i knew instantly this was somewhere i could spend a lot of time!
The "green rooms family" consists of Dave (a man who can fix anything), hannah (a professional surf photographer) and Russ (chef extroadinaire). Yes the hotel is amazing and yes the open plan dining room/kitchen does reach out on to a spectacular jungle view only to be interrupted by the infinity pool, but it is these guys that really make the green rooms a special place to stay and i have nothing but good things to say about it. That's why i'm spending next winter there again, and probably the one after that...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Rooms is tucked away in the jungle of Mal Pais just a few minutes walk to the amazing beaches and pumping surf of Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa. Come and join us and slip into our relaxed Costa Rican lifestyle of waves and fun! The main house has 4 comfortable double/twin rooms, large fully equipped open-plan kitchen/dining/living area, pool with terrace. Modern shower block with hot water and upstairs balcony perfect for yoga or chilling in a hammock. In a secluded jungle setting. 2 double bed self contained bungalow with poolside patio, one bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. We offer massage, yoga and surf lessons, healthy meals and picnic upon request and can any arrange tours, car and quad rental. We are running yoga, surf and wellness retreats retreats contact us for more information. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Green Rooms Costa Rica/Mal Pais