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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Worth every bump in the road
Meet and greet is spiritual as it should be at the top of a mountain overlooking a cloud forest
Drinks and meals are delivered to the cabins in baskets by beautiful locals
The perfect retreat from the world
A place to unthink

Stayed: April 2017, traveled with friends
Thank spindoctor_9
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

El Sol was truly one of our favorite memories of our trip. The adorable cabins Elisabeth and family have built truly show dedication and craftsmanship. The property is set atop a hill with a continuous breeze and beautiful sunsets. Our daughters ages 8 and 11 really enjoyed getting to know Nagrita the property dog. They spent their time in the hammocks and really enjoyed the feeling of home. We can't wait to bring our family back again one day.

Room Tip: views, hospitality, great price
  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
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Thank TraceyLazorik
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

+ beautiful sprawling property with great views
+ nice quaint and cozy cottages situated far from each other for privacy
+ delicious traditional homecooked meals by the caretaker's wife
+ nice outdoor pool and sauna area
- location is quite far from sta elena town so you may be better off getting a car to avoid spending for cars everyday
- there is no restaurant so you have to advice ahead if you would like your meals arranged in your cottage
- eco practices can be improved relative to toher costa rican resorts

  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank 98rayar
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Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in April 2013.

We reached the property not knowing what to expect. The small cottage we got was quaint and comfortable. Until we spotted a small scorpion on the ceiling! Havier tried to catch it but when it ran off somewhere in the room, kindly moved us to a larger cottage as a result. This was even prettier - and very comfortable with lovely local curious and musical instruments strewn about. We had a delightful stay here. We were actually moved to a third room with a spectacular view on the third night. This was also very nice.

The food ordered in from a local family was nice (if a tad expensive for what you get).

The coffee they provided in the room was excellent.

But what changed our stay here from very good to fantastic, was our host Javier's nature walks. Javier is possibly the best guide I have ever come across in three decades of travel across forty countries and four continents. Very very knowledgeable, intellectually curious, speaks well, answers all your questions patiently, knows something about pretty much everything in the forest (or so it seems!). He converted a simple nature walk into a nature education.

Even if you don't stay here, do be sure to request Javier to take you on nature walks. It's been more than three years since we went on the walks with him and I still remember so much of what he told us.

Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
Thank Giveitagonow7
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Reviewed December 17, 2016

My husband booked this as a surprise and the views took my breath away so much that I actually had tears in my eyes. It really is stunning looking out from the cabin verandah. This is a quirky place but also a rejuvenating relaxing one. We had the large cabin which had tons of room. Our double bed looked out from a raised area at the back across the sunken area of the living room and huge picture window overlooking the deck and cloud mountain views. There are hand made wooden doors that you can pull across to make the main bedroom totally private. You could easily sleep a family of 4 or even 5 here as the living room sofas can be made in to beds. There's a small kitchenette with cooker etc, tea, coffee, fridge. There's a padlockable wooden safe in the wardrobe and the entire cabin locks and is very secure. The bathroom is good with a flushable toilet, hot water from the shower can be a bit hit or miss but it was never an issue as it was never cold. There are only a few guests here at a time so it's entirely safe. Wifi was free and accessible from our deck area. Breakfast additional at $10 each and generous proportions, though I do think breakfast should be included at the price. Dinners and lunches available if ordered in advance and of a really good quality. There's a small outdoor pool overlooking lovely scenery and it's very private. Elisabeth, the owner is German but speaks fluent English and Spanish. She's an interesting lady with a lot of local experience and gives huge welcoming hugs. Even if you're not a hugger, let yourself go and run with it, it's all part of the pure life of Costa Rica and staying somewhere unique and off the beaten track...and it's genuine. She can organise tours for you and taxi transport down to the local town of Santa Elena. She is assisted by a guy called Carlos who is lovely and very helpful. Bring your own hairdryer, bring decent shoes or trainers that will dry quickly if they get wet, pack at least one pair of long trousers if not two, bring a light waterproof raincoat, sun cream, bug spray and a hat. The climate here changes regularly; it can go from torrential rain to dazzling sun in minutes. Worth bringing an umbrella too. If you don't have binoculars you can hire them, Elisabeth will advise you of the place. It was only $10 for the use of very good/expensive binoculars for a full day. Definitely hire some, your rain forest experiences will be far far more rewarding as most of the animals will be high in the tree canopy. A local guide is worth every single penny as you will learn so much and see a lot more. We went with Carlos Mora Cavallini Costa Rica 506 843 83611. He's a fantastic guide and we saw so many birds, monkeys and other mammals.

Room Tip: Fresh dry towels daily. Clothing will get damp in wet season, get laundry done as it won't dry naturally for days on the deck if it's misty
  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
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