We were on our honeymoon and could not have selected a better destination than Casa Joachim and Costa Rica. We found our stay very relaxing with terrific views. Casa Joachim is secluded, very private and secure. The grounds are well cared for and you can tell there is a pride of ownership. Joachim and his property manager Leanne were very accommodating. They shared great tips and advise prior to and during our stay, and were always accessible to answer our questions. You do a need 4X4 to access this property and in general for this part of Costa Rica.
This home is very beautiful and is surrounded by a large deck overlooking fantastic views of the jungle and ocean. The property has lots of fruit trees, flowering trees and plants. Our favorite is a tree that blooms during the evening that gives off the scent of Channel No 5.
There is abundant wildlife at Casa Joachim. We were greeted every day by howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, agoutis and iguanas. There were two troops of monkeys that liked to hang out in the trees surrounding the property that had lots of babies so that was fun to see.
Our daily routine was to get out and enjoy one of the many wonderful activities that Costa Rica offers, e.g., hiking in Cabo Blanco, snorkeling at Tortuga Island, hiking to Cemetery Island, fishing and visiting the surrounding towns and beaches. Afternoons were reserved for coming back home to Casa Joachim and enjoying our beautiful, private pool with a cool refreshment.
One thing that surprised us that is worth mentioning is the great food. The restaurants were high quality, the bakeries and fresh fruit were out of this world.
We can't say enough about our stay at Casa Joachim - highly recommended. We will definitely be back to visit Costa Rica and Casa Joachim.