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“A terrific, rustic getaway in the midst of beautiful jungle and run by great people.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Pequena

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Casa Pequena
Ranked #11 of 18 Drake Bay B&B and Inns
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“A terrific, rustic getaway in the midst of beautiful jungle and run by great people.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2011

WOW! This is one of the most wonderful places I have ever stayed in all my travels. I had a terrific time that I will never forget.
Probably not for those looking for luxurious, pampered accomodations and lots of other tourists to mingle with. But if you enjoy incredible natural beauty, getting way off the beaten path, rustic accomodations (cabins but no electricity), a little quiet time, and adventure in a safe way, this place can't be beat. Not to mention Anna and Zairo, the genuinely warm and kind young people who run the farm, who I now consider my personal friends. Or Anna's great gourmet meals, which she prepares from scratch every day on a wood stove, with lots of organic local ingredients, such as milk and cheese from the goats, eggs from the ducks and chickens, and homemade marmalade from exotic local fruits. Her pasta and fritatatas cannot be beat. Then there's the pristine Pacific coastline just a jungle path walk away, the beautiful swimming hole/waterfall surrounded by towering rainforest, long horseback rides through incredibly steep jungle trails and along the coast, snorkling, and more. You can even help milk the goats, if you like.
Normally I wouldn't give most places such a long or superlative write-up, but I was just blown away by how wonderful this place was. It's basically just a very little farm in a tiny clearing in the jungle, but in an area of great unspoiled natural beauty, run by genuinely nice people who really try to make sure you have a good time. So please forgive my wordiness; I was just trying to do it justice.

Below is an excerpt from an email I sent my friends from Casa Pequena:

Casa Pequena is just a few cabins in a tiny clearing surrounded by jungle on the Osa Peninsula, a couple of hours walk from the giant Corcovado primary forest nature preserve. No electricity, just a wood stove to cook on, jungle on all sides. No one else nearby, just Anna, who runs the place, and me. Another couple of guests arrive tomorrow. Eggs every morning from the chickens and ducks on the far, milk and cheese from the goat. Fruits and nuts from the tiny farm and collected from the jungle. Anna's great little dog, Vispa, who looks like half beagle, half chihuahua, and a big stallion, Billy-Roo, who roams about, eating the banana trees when he can get away with it.

Most mornings, I get up about 5:15 to the distant or nearby roar of the howler monkeys, as the dawn is breaking. I walk 45 minutes through jungle trails to the beautiful pacific coast. Spot a good deal of wildlife along the way; I've seen toucons, parrots, scarlet macaws, capuchin monkeys, etc. Plus, the plant life is amazing. Giant trees here in the primary forest, with all kinds of bromiliads and other plants growing everywhere on them, with myriad vines and roots hanging down. Palms, giant ferns, various kinds of banana trees, etc. Very dense. Gotta keep an eye out at all times for the many kinds of snakes that live here, too. It's a great place. After reaching the beach and maybe taking a quick dip, I hike back, have breakfast with Anna, and go about my day. I go to bed shortly after dark, to the hoots, chirps, shrieks, etc. of the surrounding jungle. Alone in my dark little cabin, I drop off to sleep pretty fast, feeling very peaceful.

Room Tip: Each of the several rustic cabins is just fine.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Casa Pequena

Property: Casa Pequena
Address: Drake bay | Los Planes de Drake Bay, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Pequena is the name of an agricultural farm which is in the middle of the jungle a 20 min walk from a settlement (village) that fuses the custom hosting with their daily lives, creating a pioneering concept in the area. Casa Pequena is a large garden of 4 hectares with 2 private cabins made of wood at a distance of 100 mtrs each and a restaurant fully equipped except for refrigeration and illuminated with solar energy as well as the cabins. It also has an area of ​​agriculture and a network of different trails that run in 18 hectares of forest you can choice the time of your meal. participate in daily activities, alternating with tours of adventure and relaxing we offer or enjoy the sound of the forest in a hammock. For anyone who has been here is not just a place to spend your vacation, but becomes a positive experience of living, learning and friendship. ... more   less 
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