|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
The stunning Japanese style house, with its guest house, is located on the beach by the small fishing village of Cabuya. The sun rises directly in front of the house over the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Nicoya. Costa Rica’s first national wildlife reserve is located a short distance to the south, at the tip of the peninsula. Provisions are available in Cabuya, and several excellent local eateries provide a variety of cuisines. Montezuma,with its beautiful beaches, many restaurants and activities, is just three miles up the beach to the North. There are special spots to swim and explore between Montezuma and the Wildlife Reserve. Dos Iguanas was inspired by the clean and simple style of traditional Japanese architecture.The house is a sincere and successful expression of a natural philosophy that invites surrounding scenery into the living spaces. Your stay will most likely include a visit by the local tribe of howler monkeys. Ask about spillover space in our guest house.
Space: The main house has one large bedroom upstairs with a queen-size and a single bed. Downstairs is a kitchen, bathroom, eating area, and a second room with a single bed. Both houses offer views of the beach and sounds of the breaking waves. If the monkeys don't wake you, the birds will surely welcome you to your day.
We arrived (14th Feb. 2015 ) at Dos Iguanos, following a fantastic 11 day coast to coast road trip across the north of Costa Rica. Our first impression upon sight of the property was that we had made an excellent decision, both with the house and also the location.
The larger of the Dos Iguanos is bright, airy & large, the upstairs bedroom area being a particularly good space. The kitchen & appliances were adequate for purpose and the patio absolutely suited for outdoor living. There is plenty of shade on offer here both on the patio and in the garden. The downstairs bathroom was large having both a bath & shower.
Walk 40 metres through the unspoilt natural garden and you find the pebble beach with small areas of sand, backed by amazing pieces of driftwood. If the tide is in swimming is easy, if out, the beach is very rocky and aqua shoes allow you to still wander around in the rock pools. We were visited in the garden by howler & capuchin monkeys, iguanas and squirrels plus numerous birds, whilst pelicans, frigates and herons could be seen at the beach.
Cabuya is a great virtually unspoilt fishing village, 4 or 5 "restaurants" of which Marvins was our favourite. Two local supermarkets provide most daily needs although fresh meat is best brought in from Cabano. A small second hand book shop plus a gift shop completes the shopping options. Roads are unpaved and most people walk around or hire bikes. Cabo Blanco Reserve is just 2km away & its 6 mile round trip hike to a fantastic beach complete with wildlife spotting on the way, is a must do.
Finally, our booking through the owner Sean went without a hitch and manager Cindy was on hand to deal with any issues arising during our stay. We left feeling relaxed and well rested although a little sad we weren`t staying longer.
Everything about Dos Iguanas was perfect. Beautiful location on the beach, living at the canopy level for close-on views of the troops of howlers and capuchins moving through on a daily basis, great birdlife, and comfortable hammocks for relaxing and watching it all. Cindy coming by to make sure everything was fine and share fun evening conversations was another treat. Blenders, fridges and coffee pots with great restaurants a walk down the road and a kitchen when we wanted to stay in. Rarely been anywhere where the people in town were so friendly. And the houses at Dos Igaunas are so beautifully built. The patios and hammocks and open dining with pass-through kitchens, the open upstairs with the sliding screens really made you feel part of the site. We rented both houses and the ability to move back and forth while still having great places for each of us to stay in was perfect. The two dogs that adopted us for the whole stay made it feel even more like somewhere we were living rather than visiting. The ability to hike in Cabo Blanco and Curu, and ride on the beach in the moonlight with Marvin from El Pinto just topped off the stay. Definitely a place to come back to.
Dos Iguanas is wonderful. Our family (four adults and three children) rented both houses for our vacation and had a really great time. The accomodations were very nice. The kitchen and linens were clean and well stocked. Being right on the beach was a lot of fun. Sean (the owner) was very helpful and responsive before our trip in helping us with our questions and planning. Cabuya is a great town, and we enjoyed being located centrally between Santa Teresa and Montezuma. The bakery in Cabuya is wonderful as well as the frozen fruitas at Jenny's Coyote Café. We would definitely stay here again.
We loved our time at this Costa Rican gem of a property. We only wish we had planned to stay longer. Our days were filled with total relaxation in the comfort of the remarkably built beach house, exploring the natural splendor and listening to the abundant wildlife surrounding, cooking fresh local food, swimming at high tide and taking the time to soak in all the pure beauty.
We highly recommend this property and hope to return one day soon.
The view of the shore, howler monkeys napping in the branches of the trees behind the house, the sun rising across the sea, all make for an exceptionally beautiful setting. The handsomely designed house with elegant Japanese wood joinery, sliding window shades, and a tiled outdoor dining area is all romantic and beautiful without being ostentatious. I spent hours and hours reading in the hammock, watching parrots, hummingbirds, and tanagers play around in the tree branches above. Sean has great taste and has built a great place. Excellent beaches, great ceviche, and great surfing are all a stone's throw away. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there."
We spend one week in december in this wonderful house directly at the Pacific. We love the beautiful architecture. The house was very clean and cosy. The furniture and all the other stuff are in good style. In the big garden we saw a lot of animals.Of course the dos iguanas, beautiful birds and a monkey- family .We had very interesting trips in the surrounding. Thanks to Astrid for the friendly welcome. This is really a great place in paradise. Sean, thank you so much!!!
yoga, massage dance studio with lessons, canopy tours, horseback riding on beach and mountains, nature preserve, hike to river and waterfall
Other Activities: snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, river walks, bird watching, movies, tours, yoga, massage, dance, riiding, Internet, day trips to islands
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 8 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec.15 - Jan.7: $800 per week. Jan.8 - Aug.31: $600 per week. Sept.1 - Dec.14: $500 per week. Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Guesthouse available to accommodate larger parties.
Dos Iguanas accepts Personal U.S. Bank Checks (preferred) or Visa, Mastercard
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.