I stayed here for about 4 full days in Feb 2014. The whole set up is super chill and laid back. Huge recommendation if you are into a more laid back setting; for those travellers looking for more polished operations or a simple jump-off for day tripping and touring corcovado, etc., then I might look in drake bay town itself.
I loved it here and spent much of my time hanging around the farm, lounging in hammocks, hanging with and practicing spanish with Osvaldo and Daniella, helping out with odds and ends (e.g., planting some plantain trees), enjoying some of the fruits of the farm (e.g., fresh young coconut plucked from tree, pineapple plucked from the bush), cooking with the big brick oven, and going for walks through the jungle or down to the beach (about a 35 minute walk) in the second half of the day. The place is very cool for hanging out, and the jungle is just right there -- with monkeys and macaws hanging out right at the border of the farm.
If you are just looking for a hostel to use as a home base for taking excursions to Corcovado and tours and stuff, then you might be better off down closer to Drake Bay (CP is kind of up in the hills and further down the coast). If you are looking more for the chilled out vibe, then CP is awesome.
- Osvaldo will scoop you up from/drop you off at the drake airstrip, cost is i think $24 (and I don't think the taxis like to go up there cuz there are 2 river crossings) just let him know in advance
- Osvaldo will scoop you/drop you at the beach to catch the boat to and from Sierpe, cost is i think $14
- You can walk 30 minutes to a little general store to get food if you need it, but don't expect too much. You can also get some food (e.g., cheese, platains) from the neighbors and Osvaldo will help with that
- Everything is independently powered (CP is off the grid) and there is Internet in the main area (an internet USB modem thingy) but don't expect wifi or anything out in your room
- Bring cash -- there are no ATMs anywhere in drake bay or sierpe
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Casa Pequena Costa Rica/Drake Bay