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queen bed, cieling fans, sliding glass door to patio
Futon, kitchenette, desk, dining table
Long portal with garden view and hammock
Patio with jungle views- great for wildlife.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas

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TravelWit...
Chicago
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love this spot and all the local hospitality that comes with it!”
Reviewed October 23, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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The Mango Street Casita is a perfect little gem for two or three people.

As someone who knows Costa Rica well and has been many times in Drake Bay, I often stay here.

The accommodations are spacious, clean, and very comfortable. The lovely property (with gardens lovingly cared for by Mario) is technically located "in town", but it's set off the main road. The ambience is very relaxing. There is much less noise than there would be otherwise. However, it's a very easy short walk into the heart of town (where the main grocery stores and several restaurants are) and an equally short walk to the beach from which the boats go to and from Corcovado National Park, the mangroves, and Sierpe.

Mario and Nichole are very responsible owners who have lived in Drake Bay many years. Given that their careers have been in the tourism industry, they know the importance of customer service first-hand and do everything possible to make certain that guests experience the best. Mario is on-premise all the time to assist with everything-- welcoming at the beach and transporting luggage; arranging tours and transfers; doing laundry; attending to anything that may arise unexpectedly, etc. If the howler monkeys and/or the sloth have dropped by recently, he will let guests know so that they may have the opportunity to spot them as well!

In addition to having stayed here many times, I have recommended the Mango Street Casita to others. Everyone has had a very positive experience!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 25, 2017
We appreciate your detailed review. Your comments will be helpful for future guests.

We are pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay and we look forward to hosting you once again with the newest upgrade of air conditioning in the bedrooms.
Again, thank you for your visit and review.
Happy travels.
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776Kate
Socorro, New Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I felt I was in a jungle paradise with all the birds and flowers.”
Reviewed May 12, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

This is a tropical paradise surrounded by plants and trees well maintained by the owners. The village is not overdeveloped which lends to it charm. The accommodation are full service (full cooking kitchen, fans, internet access) which is amazing since Drake just recently had electricity installed. I noticed a reviewer complained about the bugs and I was amused. This is the tropics after all. I’d be nervous with a scorpion or snake which is common in the tropics. The location is a gem.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 25, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review the casita. We are happy to know that you had a pleasant time in the rain forest. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Happy travels.
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Megan P
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cockroaches”
Reviewed March 4, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Mu husband and I arrived for what we thought would be the perfect end to our 2 week tour of Coata Rica, 4 nights in Drake Bay with all the wildlife and tours to see even more wildlife. One thing that I didn't realize from the posting (my fault) was that the bathroom (toilet, sink, shower) were literally all outside. It was secluded enough, but still was surprised by this. Mario was very kind to meet us off the boat from Sierpe to walk us to the house as addresses are not like they are in the states. My husband tried to contact Nichole 4 days prior to our arrival in Drake Bay as we wanted a bit more info on the boat and the timing of boats. Unfortunately on the day we were to arrive in Drake we were traveling from Monteverde and only able to get wifi when we arrived in Sierpe. Nichole did correspond with us the day we were to arrive. I would have appreciated earlier communication. The only night we spent in Drake bay the power went out as promised and when my husband and I put on our headlamps we saw multiple cockroaches running around the bedroom and the kitchen. I was done at that point. I was not staying here. We told Mario and he was able to call Nichole. They were very understanding about us not wanting to stay here. Nichole was able to find us a room up the road with a friend and we stayed the night there and took the first boat back out. Nichole and I came to an agreement on a refund. She stated that she would take care of the cockroaches and that her family was there the weeks prior and didn't say anything about cockroaches.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 6, 2017
Thank you for taking time to write your review. Your opinion is important for all travelers coming to Drake Bay.
I am sorry that you were not able to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Regards,
Nichole
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dwilliams...
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“All around great”
Reviewed February 20, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We were very happy to stay with a local vs be isolated in an eco lodge. Nichole was very very helpful with advance planning and Mario made everything work as Mother Nature had a few plans of her own. The casita is comfortable and secure. Within walking distance of every activity including very adequate market i.e. Mini super. Muchas Gracias

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Management Response
Feb 21, 2017
Thank you for posting your review and choosing our vacation rental for your time in Drake Bay.

Happy travels,
Nichole and Mario
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652stef
Langley, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
Reviewed January 8, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Very clean, private and secure. Ten minutes from beach, restaurants and groceries. Mario and Nichole are wonderful hosts and great at booking various tours available, whether group or private, as they know everyone! This is our third time coming to stay here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Mountain View, California
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2016
Thank you for your glowing recommendation. We are thrilled that your Drake Bay experience was a positive one.
We do look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Mario and Nichole
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Peggy W
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A most excellent vacation spot!”
Reviewed March 3, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Our 4 nights at the Mango Street Casita were wonderful. Mario met us on the beach when the boat landed, grabbed a suitcase and led us up the hill to the Casita. He showed us around and offered help in booking tours. Nichole had already booked us a tour to Corcovado National Park and Mario set us up with a private bird watching guide for one morning (Carlos was a great guide). We had booked a Night Tour with the Bug Lady which was about a 15 minutes walk from where we were staying. It gets dark early and Mario walked with us to the starting point for the Night Tour. We decided we wanted to hike to San Josecito Beach and asked Mario if he could arrange for a boat ride back from the beach which he did. In fact, he ended up hiking to the beach with us which was a lot of fun. If you hike to San Josecito Beach make sure you take a swim in the Rio Claro...it was so refreshing after hiking in the heat and humidity for a couple of hours. It was great getting to know Mario better and since he is a local he knew good places to eat and fun things to do.

The casita is very comfortable. It has a fully stocked kitchen, potable water, a living room, two outdoor dining areas, two beds, two fans and best of all, a lovely open air bathroom and shower. Taking a shower while watching birds and monkeys in the jungle just can't be beat (it is very private!)

The yard is beautiful. The jungle beyond the yard is beautiful. Birds and monkeys are plentiful. The hosts are great. What more can you ask for? We loved out stay in Drake Bay!

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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