Havudsigt, 3 bd, 2 bad, pool, rigeligt dyreliv, 1/2 mil til stranden
- Engelsk, Spansk
100% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 60 dage inden ankomstdato. 50% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 30 dage inden ankomstdato.
We saw green macaws playing daily in the trees by the pool.Unbelievable site overlooking the sea and the jungle canyons.Big comfy house.
What a property! It has a funky house.. a little weird to start, but really cool all in all. The real star though for us was the "jungle". Not sure if it is rainforest, or jungle... but we call it jungle. The house is at the top of the mountain, with expansive views of the ocean and valleys of jungle. We were welcomed by 3 Military Macaws... green pirate parrots. They were on the upper observation deck, and they visited often. We saw a sloth just behind the house... he hung there for a full day. We saw flocks of parrots, several different types of toucans, fireflies, and heard howler monkeys everyday. It was such an experience that we didn't leave nearly as often as we were expecting. It is a very steep hill to the house, and I would concur with the advice of renting a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We never had issues as it was dry, but between loose stones and leaves, I could see it being sketchy when wet if you only had 2 wheel drive. Puerto Viejo was very chill. I would certainly return!
Nature Lovers Unite!
If you enjoy being off the beaten track, yet near local amenities such as restaurants, shopping, and beaches - and seek to experience a true nature immersion, this is a dream! We were enveloped in a true jungle atmosphere, while being just minutes away from the laid back culture of the surfer towns at the base of the hill. Our family spent a week here, enjoying local wildlife galore, fantastic ocean views, and a serene natural surround, complete with the amenities of home, and a bonus private pool. The staff took excellent care of us and the property. The unique design of the home with its 3rd story bird’s nest open-air lookout offered ample opportunity to share canopy-level bird watching. We witnessed the rare green macaws almost every evening at dusk. The serenade of the howler monkeys is not to be missed. Keep in mind, given the location and design of the home, you will also be greeted by a variety of friendly insects. We are nature people, so we welcomed their visits. Also, the evenings can be cool up in the breezy hillside. We enjoyed the opportunity to have a real brush with jungle flora and fauna in this fantastic location. It is a highlight of our journey!
I am so glad when my guests feel the wonder of that mountain like I do.
wildlife comes to you
Old house and facilities but your there for the surroundings.
World Class location but some maintenance lacking
The house is located in a beautiful area in the rain forest. A lot of exotic wild life at your door step. It is a short distance to town with excellent restaurants. World class beaches are also a short distance away.
Unfortunately the maintenance seems to be lacking. When we first arrived the house was without any toilet paper in any of the bathrooms. Some room lights through out the house are burned out. At a minimum I expect at least toilet paper to be available and lights to work. The pool was dirty the care taker had to put in a large amount of chlorine to clear the water. The WIFI was not functional (I had been assured this was working by the owner) although a couple of days after we arrived a new WIFI router was installed. As you drive down the driveway there is a heap of bagged garbage that was sitting there the whole time. The roof has a leak above one of the skylights I could see where someone tried to put a plastic sheet over the skylight but it had partially blown off. Fortunately it was the dry season so it only rained lightly a couple of days. There are also a couple of houses being built close to the vacation rental. Some construction noise was heard. The folks building the homes cut through the driveway in back of house to get to their place. They are quite friendly people and I had no problem with their presence but some vacationers may object.
We left behind some toilet paper and dish soap (also lacking) for the next visitor.
Beautiful house and great location but needs better maintenance.
Loved our stay at Cielomar!
I highly recommend this property if you are traveling to this part of the country. I had never been to Costa Rica and selected Cielomar based on the pictures and reviews. After getting familiar with the area, I was even more pleased with the choice as the house is .5 mile up a hill and away from the more populated areas, but still a short walk down to the main road, beaches, restaurants, etc. It felt like a separate experience to be at the house, literally in the rainforest, with all the wildlife that can be experienced right outside. You can hear and see the ocean waves crashing in down below. We shuttled in from San Jose. I think it should be mentioned that the drive in, which is clocked by Interbus Caribe at about 4 hours took more like 6.5 hours due to traffic in between San Jose and Limon, but the shuttle back to San Jose was close to 4 so I guess that just depends. I was glad we stayed a full week because that minor hassle faded as we had plenty of time to get comfortable and explore the area once there. It was definitely worth it. We rented a small SUV in Puerto Viejo and that worked fine to see the surrounding area and get up and down the hill with supplies. The home itself is very comfortable and the views and sounds from all three floors are spectacular. I really liked being able to look out at the beautiful jungle view even while showering! The dryer was key to comfort as well as bathing suits/clothes will take forever to dry on their own. The pool really added to the experience as you can swim, float, get refreshed and watch the monkeys, toucans and macaws. Don't miss out on the primo local coffee and chocolate! I loved brewing the coffee with the ancient Costa Rican "sock method". I'm pretty sure that's not the official name! Joaquin was the caretaker, and he helped us up and down the hill with our luggage upon arrival and departure and checked in regularly to make sure all was bueno. Consistent with other reviews, the internet did not work at the house, but we did not care and even our young adult children said they appreciated the break. It really does add to the relaxation and you can easily get internet at any of the restaurants at the base of the hill. Speaking of the restaurants...incredibly delicious and diverse options in both directions. All in all LOVED it.
Thanks..come visit again..Kerry
Ud bagdøren er vores Lost World Preserve
Udforsk dybe canyons med vedligeholdte jungle stier snoede langs stille creeks gennem jungle baldakin. Et af de sjældne steder i området kan du faktisk gå under, og se den magiske tropiske baldakin udfolde omkring dig.
Ovenpå soveværelset har en rækkevidde og en utrolig 360 udsigt over den omkringliggende regnskov.
Puljen og dæk er et godt sted at se tucananer, sloths aber og agoutis passere gennem gården.
Vores lodge er beliggende på en breezy hill omkring halv mile over Playa Chiquita, en lille afsondret gåtur i stranden begunstiget af lokalbefolkningen. Det er en let gåtur til verdensberømte Punta Uva Beach, som har fantastiske surfe langs kysten og i klart vejr et godt rev til snorkling lige ud for kysten.
Tag en delfin tur og se sjældne arter, eller tag fiskeri
med en lokal kaptajn.
Der er et stort dyreliv rehabiliteringscenter nede ad vejen.
Flere fantastiske cocao ture er tilgængelige inden for et par miles.
Der er en zipline ned på stranden.
Cykling er stor, med huslejer til rådighed langs hele strandvejen .. eller leje en golfvogn.
Nogle af Costa Ricas fineste White Water Rafting (Pacuare og Reventazon Rivers) er i nærheden, og ture er let tilgængelige, herunder transport fra Puerto Viejo.
Th natteliv i Puerto Viejo, byen nærmeste os (ca. fem miles) er meget sjov og altid underholdende.
Store food..good music..lots af dancing..a kulturel smelte
der vil bringe et smil. Den Raggae og calypso bør ikke gå glip af.