If you are looking for a place off the beaten path in Costa Rica, for a quiet getaway this is the place. We loved sitting in the back yard and seeing many varieties of tropical birds. iguanas, and much more. The estero azul river is just down a short path from the house. There is a dock too. We were excited that the owner let us use the two person kayak. We Kayaked a total of 5 miles on two different days of the trip. We were able to go on our own tour of the river and see the birds, waterfowl, small crocs, etc... We saw many people on paid pontoon tours of the river. We were excited to have the opportunity to take the tour on our own for free! The lodging was fantastic! The A/C worked great. The pool was refreshing. There were bicycles available, we didn't end up using them. Towels are apparently provided here, but they were all very old and looked like they had been to the beach a time or two. No wash cloths or hand towels to be found.
Sierpe is a very secluded town. It took us about 20 minutes of driving to get to the town from the nearest highway. There are some day excursion companies in the town of Sierpe. You might want to book a trip with one of them if you are spending a long time in Sierpe. In the town of Sierpe, there's not really anything to do.
We went to La Perla rentals and booked the Corcavado boat ride/ guided hike. Jorge the owner, gave us a rate of $80 a person USD. It was worth every penny to see Corcavado. We had Robbie and Luis as our guides.
We were in Sierpe for 4 nights. We ate out at La Perla restaurant two times.... It was just ok. One night, we drove to Palma Norte and bought groceries to cook at the house. One night we drove an hour North to Uvita and ate at Restaurante La Dona. Delicious big portions. I would highly recommend seeing Ballena Nacional Parque if you are near Uvita. Beautiful beach.
I highly recommend that you rent a car if you stay here. Also, as a general rule, I recommend that you rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle in Costa rica. This property didn't require 4 wheel drive to get to it, but there is about 2 miles that you will drive on.
I highly recommend this rental.