Truly unique and fabulous vacation
This house offers all that is listed and more - we had an incredible time. It is the best view and location. Our kids are 9 and 11 and very active and adventurous, and they had a blast. Some very young kids and their parents might find it a little challenging if they are used to being entertained. And there are steep stairs and climb up from beach, narrow paths and drop-offs. But beach, swimming, canoe, jungle, Rafa's dogs, and overall beauty should be enough. Jim is an amazing host, and really looked after us and shared his home. The property is very accurately described. The information is very thorough which is good because of the unique nature of the place - It is a very remote location, and once you are there you are by and large on your own. That being said, Jim was instrumental in setting up tours at Corcovado and snorkeling - both excellent - getting us to Sierpe and finding a hotel for us, and then showing us where to shop for food the next day. We couldn't have done it without him - maybe others could, but unlikely, plus emailing, meeting and spending time with Jim was a plus. Rafa was a very nice guy who caught us fresh fish when we asked him, which we cooked on the grill - amazing! Solar panels and batteries were a great way to have modern conveniences - fridge, ceiling fans, a few lights. Headlamps were very handy. Corcovado trip was great but in hindsight may have had as good luck with animals if we had gone into the forest behind the house with Rafa. But boat ride to Corcovado, waterfall hike and swim and lunch were all fun adventure. Snorkeling was out of this world. We also did a waterfall kayak/hike at Rio Claro which we will all remember forever. Isolated beauty, and jumping off waterfalls. Heaven. The views from the porch and kitchen are absolutely stunning - I could have looked at them all day, and sometimes wish we had just stayed put more. Even washing dishes was a treat looking at the water, sunset, etc. It is "roughing it" a bit, but if that's your style then it's a home run. Beds were comfy, kitchen well stocked with pots and utensils. Never needed a warm shower, but heated water was available. No-seeums were tough a few evenings at the beach, but I'm pretty tender. Others got a few bites but not bad. If breezy, then no problem. It is hot and sun is strong of course, and we did burn. Very clean. Overall, a very memorable wonderful vacation which we would repeat and recommend.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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