Rental is in quite area with jungle views, although ocean views outside door of condo and from pool (small one close to condo and very large pool within in quarter mile). Howler monkeys came by trees next to veranda (40 feet away) once, hear them all the time in mornings and evenings. Most wildlife here are birds and iguanas kind. Is a perfect place for couples and people looking for quiet and peaceful place. Other then pools, is nothing available without going into village of Tarcoles(mile away) or half hour drive into Jaco. Yes, car is highly recommended, 4x4 not necessary. Cristian (Manager) has been very quick to answer or set up any tours, transportation or other normal or outlandish requests.