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Enjoy an authentic experience off the beaten path of Costa Rica in this small town of Paquera of about 2500 people. Everybody is friendly and helpful, most use bikes and motorcycles as their main transportation. We're conveniently located within walking distance from town where you can get all your staples. Not being over populated, nature abounds and greets you, it's what makes this town a hidden a gem. The main attraction of our property is the beautiful hummingbirds visiting our feeders located at Mapi's, our next door property, that you're welcome to try to hand feed, feel free to ask any of our staff. All the amenities offered at Mapi's Cabins is also included for you. Stop by in the mornings for complimentary fresh coffee or during the day made on request. There is FREE WiFi connection and as a backup, you'...
Enjoy an authentic experience off the beaten path of Costa Rica in this small town of Paquera of about 2500 people. Everybody is friendly and helpful, most use bikes and motorcycles as their main transportation. We're conveniently located within walking distance from town where you can get all your staples. Not being over populated, nature abounds and greets you, it's what makes this town a hidden a gem. The main attraction of our property is the beautiful hummingbirds visiting our feeders located at Mapi's, our next door property, that you're welcome to try to hand feed, feel free to ask any of our staff. All the amenities offered at Mapi's Cabins is also included for you. Stop by in the mornings for complimentary fresh coffee or during the day made on request. There is FREE WiFi connection and as a backup, you'll also have a connection outside by the pool/office and BBQ/picnic area.
THE HOUSE is a one story, just for you and your party and meant for the budget minded individuals or families. Has AC and HOT WATER ONLY IN SHOWER. The Kitchen is stocked with all the utensils you may need: pots and pans, silverware and dinnerware etc. ONLY COLD WATER available the kitchen and bathroom sink, the kitchen is complete with a new gas 4 burner stove oven. Too tired to cook? In the house, I have placed local cuisine menus, who deliver. There is NO closet or dressers in bedrooms but does have a small shelf with a rod to hang some clothes in each room. There is an empty room in the back, that has a couple of shelves on the wall where we keep an assorted of game boards for those rainy days and an assorted beach basket for smaller children if going to the beach. This room is where I also keep the cleaning supplies for the house like broom and mop. You'll be staying in a typical Tico House, we tried to keep it as original as we could updating only the basics! Please don't expect high-end detail here, most of our guests appreciate we can pass on the savings to them ... There are security cameras aimed at it from our next door property. Though it's rare having any security issues we have taken the precautions with also having bars on door and windows. Included is Cable TV, WiFi, 1x MID-Week Housekeeping (or if needed upon request), Body Soap & Shampoo, Clean Linen & Towels.
WHAT TO SEE & DO? We're NEARBY a diversity of many extraordinary serene beaches off the Bay: Playa Organos, Playa Pochote, Playa Pajaros, Playa Cuchillo just to mention a few and watch the luminescent waters at night! Just further down you can reach your surfer waves and hipster towns about 45min - 1 hour away, at Santa Teresa/Mal Pais or Montezuma! Curu Reserve is the main attraction of the area having about 9 different level nature hiking trails one leading to Quesera Beach and Curu Beach. Turismo Curu offers tours by boat coming out from there, visiting the beautiful tourist friendly Island of Isla Tortuga which they can offer snorkeling or diving on the way with refreshments and fruits included. At Isla Tortuga, they also offer under water helmet diving called Aquanautas. There's also golf at Golf Delfines Country Club! Another tour company is Bahia Rica, offering professional deep sea fishing, Island hopping, snorkelling, kayaks, seasonal whale and dolphin watching etc. Beaches are FREE but there are entry fees for Curu Reserve and additional fees for excursions and activities... See Bahia Rica, Turismo Curu, Golf Delfines, Aquanautas and Curu Reserve websites for details...
ACCESS TO ALL OF MAPI'S CABINS AMENITIES: BBQ Area with Picnic Tables, SMALL Jetted Pool with Waterfall, etc. In this remote area, that's a lot to offer at a 'budget' low-end accommodation, still having an authentic experience right out your doorstep. Feel free to walk around the property and helping yourself to a variety of seasonal fruits: soursop, guava, noni, water apples, papayas, bananas and everybody's favorite the delicious mangoes! The area is a peaceful haven, great for birdwatchers and nature lovers taking you back in time when time, slows down. If you're expecting FAST service, FAST Food Chains, and Malls this is not for you... So if you're in a HURRY to eat and run, make sure you go early, to compensate for some slow home cooked meals, to get on time!
The last picture is our Restaurant which is up for Sale or Rent, if you're looking for a change of pace or always dreaming of opening your own business, this is your opportunity! Come and check it out on vacation and making it your reality! This building could be easily converted to any kind of business and we also have a Liquor License. The Cozy Casita is located right behind the Restaurant (at the present NOT open for business), making it an exceptional opportunity, to manage your business on site! The Casita and Restaurant are both for Sale at Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars!
About the Owner
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
Interaction with guests:
We live in Florida USA, we randomly travel back and forth to oversee the business and post our visits on facebook. Check in at Mapi's Cabins next door. Please approach any of our friendly staff for any maintenance or housekeeping issues, other wise our staff will respect your privacy. Also by the office is a glass Information box, with emergency number, Bus & Ferry Schedules etc. Spanish, is the main country's language that we hope you can embrace as part of the culture and consider how challenging it is for us to find bilinguals in this remote area. Our staff will try communicating with you using online translators or they can reach us by Magic Jack from the office, which is also complimentary to you, for any of your USA calls.
NO SMOKING NO DRUGS NO LOUD NOISES OR PARTIES AFTER 11PM NO PETS
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$100 / stay
About the neighborhood
PLACES TO EAT: The BEST SEAFOOD is just around the corner Las Vegas and Marisco's Grey's (Marisco's Grey's Delivers). In town you'll find Pollo Frito Willy's, Kincho's Pizza, Soda Maria Guadalupe, Heledaria Passion Fruit/Ice Cream Shop that serves hamburgers, tacos and hotdogs and Bar Gallada just to mention a couple of my favorites. TIP: we suggest 4x4 with GPS for this area.
If you don't want to drive, then be stress-free and take the bus across the street from us or we can always call you a Taxi... We're in walking distance to the downtown area of Paquera, where you'll find most of the markets and other businesses (Bank, ATM, Gas Station, Clinic, Pharmacy, Dentist, Barber/Hairdresser, Police Station and Fire Department). We're located only about 8 minutes from the Ferry so where ever your travels take you, you'll know you can always come back to rest and not miss the 5AM Ferry!
How to get there
Airport: Santamaria Airport Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica: 75.2 mi
Ferry: Paquera Ferry from Mapi's Cabins: 2.2 mi
From Santamaria Airport Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica to Mapi's Cabins. This is part of the journey, a very scenic route, especially the Ferry Ride, if you catch the 5PM Ferry the sundown pictures are amazing!
APROX 3 HOURS
Get on Autopista/Highway Gral Cañas/Carr Interamericana/Route 1 3 min (850 m)
Take Route 27, Autopista/Highway José María Castro Madriz and Route 17 to Calle 35 in Puntarenas 1 h 24 min (86.0 km)
Continue on Calle 35. Take Av 3 to Puntarenas-Paquera Ferry 2 min (350 m)
Take the Puntarenas-Paquera Ferry 1 h 19 min (17.9 km)
Follow Route 621 to your destination Mapi's in Paquera 8 min (3.5 km)
Mapi's Cabins 3.5 KM West from Paquera Ferry, Provincia de Puntarenas, Paquera, 60105, Costa Rica