Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Miguel Angel Pardo Fernandez
- english, spanish, italian, Catalán
About Miguel Angel Pardo Fernandez
We own Montezuma Restaurant since 1993. My favorite things to do is work in my botanical garden, swim, spend as much time as possible with my kids and family. I specially like travelling and seeing new places. We are professional chefs and logically we love to cook. We have an experience of 30 years working with tourism, in Spain and Costa Rica.
Miguel Angel Pardo Fernandez purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Miguel Angel Pardo Fernandez chose Montezuma
Kalapiti is a project that was born more than 20 years ago. We arrived from Cataluña, Tossa de mar (Costa Brava), Spain. While living our own tropical romance, we discovered this magnificent hamlet that seemed to us to be the center of the world, located on the south tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, a naturally gifted spot between the beaches of Montezuma and Malpais-Santa Teresa. You will be served by Kalapiti’s owners who have over twenty years of experience in the restaurant industry. We can personalize your dining experience to suit your schedule and gastronomic preferences. The kitchen, bar and barbecue smokestack are located in the rancho behind the pool area, next to the suites. On the upper terrace you will find the Hammam and a lounge area you will find enchanting, with a cushion bed and comfortable benches, shaded, or as a solarium with views to the tropical forest. Because of its location on the third level, you will easily observe large numbers of birds and wildlife, particularly howler monkeys.
What makes this Villa unique
The original property used to be a horse ranch but with much effort, passion, and time little by little we transformed this ranch into a botanical garden boasting hundreds of tree and plant species that will delight lovers of Costa Rica’s exuberant biodiversity. Our gardens have become habitat for countless animal species, particularly birds and mammals. Over time our dreams and ideas became a reality. Kalapiti wants our clients to experience our dream and enjoy ample rest, exquisite Mediterranean-style cuisine, all set in a luxurious setting. Our unique architectural design has an interesting mix of styles featuring soft curves that inspires relaxation and inner peace amidst a festival of nature. We are close to Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve.
We ask just for respect
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Exceptional Beauty, Tranquility and Hospitality
Our family stayed 14 days at Kalapiti. We had the entire property to ourselves and it was heaven. The beauty of this property was breathtaking. Being world travelers, this had to be one of the most tranquil and peaceful stays we have had in our 30 years of travels. Set on 10 acres of beautifully maintained botanical gardens, we walked the property every morning and evening enjoying the hundreds of different varieties of plants, flowers and animals. The howler monkeys and their babies were amazing to watch in the treetops. I am a professional photographer and I was able to get an entire portfolio of nature photos just from the grounds of this property. Our two boys 9 and 11 had the time of their lives on the water slide and spent most of their days playing in the huge pool. All of the colors of the property itself are vibrant and fantasy-like. We felt like we walked into another world when we arrived on the property. The details and love put into this property were uncompromising. Each room and living area offered something special and provided a feeling of peace and luxury in an old world setting. Miguel and his family treated us like we were a part of their family, but also respected our privacy. They brought us fresh breakfast every morning that included fresh baked croissants, tiramisu (to die for), breads, jams, homemade yogurt and fresh fruits from the property that were ripe with mouth exploding flavor. We all felt very safe and secure here.
The property sits a convenient ten minutes from both Montezuma Beach, Santa Theresa, and Malpais. You will definitely want to rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle though. All of these places were beautiful, full of vibrant colors, amazing exotic animals, and great restaurants. We highly recommend visiting them all.
The only downside to our stay was directly outside of the property. As typical with Costa Rica, there were many dogs wandering around that were underfed and not well taken care of. While they were all friendly animals, as dog lovers it was very disheartening and difficult for us to see all of these emaciated animals. We actually rescued a sick puppy that followed us each day and brought him back to the U.S. We have given him a forever home filled with love and proper care. If you are a dog lover, this most likely is not the place for you.
Overall, we would highly recommend Kalapiti to anyone who loves nature and wants a peaceful and tranquil place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica.
The Best Honeymoon you could ever imagine!!!!!!
I am going to do my best, but I'm sure it will not do this place justice. Like most people, I found Kalapiti, on the internet, with no other information other than the reviews that I read online. We are so glad that we took that chance, and in hindsight, we can't imagine spending our honeymoon in a hotel (or anywhere else for that matter). It was the ultimate honeymoon house! It was the perfect mix of privacy, luxury, and Costa Rica. Miguel and his staff were amazing. While we were never doing anything too embarrassing, they were great about announcing themselves prior to coming near the house. Simply put; they get it! It's a honeymoon, and they did everything they could to let us be (not completely necessary for us, but appreciated). They really had the fresh fruits, eggs, and yogurt that I had read about online (croissants like Paris), and it being our honeymoon, they also had a bottle of champagne waiting for us, and fresh flowers everywhere.Traveling in that part of Costa Rica is usually a challenge, but when you have a place like this at the end of that adventure, you will instantly realize that it was all worth it. The house itself is amazing, and it will take a couple of days to explore, and find all of the little places and special details, that make this house like no other. For instance, I think if found six outdoor showers, all tucked into the perfect locations, and made of the coolest materials. The creativity that went into this house is unparalleled; it is a tropical, Moroccan, vacation paradise, that looks like something Walt Disney would have designed. The property is big, and full of fruit trees (ask Miguel for a tour of the fruit trees (who knew cinnamon looked like that?)). FYI, He and his wife live on the property, which is a good thing, and although you can't see their house from Kalapiti, it is up the path, and not far away. I tell you this to reassure you that it is 100% safe. We have traveled through out Costa Rica, and safety is always our number one priority, especially when renting high end properties (I would not stay unless I felt secure, and this was not an issue at Kalapiti). We did go into town a few times through out our week, but by Wednesday, we had already seen the waterfalls, so we just hung out at the house, because it was the part of our vacation that stole the show. When we have children, we will bring them back to this magical place! Thank you again Miguel and Piti, we will never forget it! Matt & Kelli
Our family (2 kids, age 8 and 5) had the most wonderful time at this villa. The property is beautiful and the house is too! My kids couldn't stop going off of the water slide. The outdoor kitchen and all the patios were wonderful. We sat on the top patio one night while a stormed rolled in and enjoyed the change in weather and cool temperatures. We also had great fun in the outdoor shower watching the monkeys a few feet away in the treetops. The owners Miguel and Pippy (sp?) cooked us two dinners while there and this was by far the most wonderful food we had on our entire trip. It was cooked with such love and passion and we could tell! We loved the Montezuma beaches, the waterfall zipline tour, Tortuguera Island -- but most of all we loved staying here.
Thank you very much for your words.
It was a real pleasure meet you guys.We are so happy to know that you enjoyed our little treasure here at paradise.
We will always here to attend you anytime.Please don't forget the way back to Kalapiti.
Big hug for you and your beautiful kids.Take care.
See you soon.
PITI Y MIGUEL
Our stay at Kalapiti was amazing. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place. The attention to detail was astounding. Every inch and corner magnificent. The owners, Miguel and Piti, are every bit as wonderful as the house. The most gracious hosts. You could not ask for anything more. There is no comparison. Kalapiti is truly the ultimate vacation home.
Hi family !!
It was a great pleasure for us to serve you at Kalapiti.Thanks a lot for your words.We feel a great satisfaction for a job well done.Your comment encourage us to keep doing better every day.Remember that we are always waiting for you with open arms...and with my home made bread always ready :-).
We are very pleased to meet you and hopefully we can meet again.
Meantime we will continue waiting for you here in paradise.
Good luck in everything !!
A big hug from Piti y Miguel
My husband and I spent our Honeymoon at Gorgeous home. Words truly can't describe the beauty, the detail, the aromas...it all is a one in a million Experience!!! One morning we woke up and saw more than 30 Howler Monkeys sweeping the trees. There are beautiful banana trees, ylang-ylang, coconuts, I can go on and on. Miguel and Piti are truley remarkable people and will make sure your stay is nothing short of Royal! The whole time we were treated like Kings! They are exquisite chefs, the Paella is a must!!!! The home is extremely private so you truly feel like you have everything to yourself. They have a wonderful cleaning staff that comes everyday so you never feel like a slob :)
The home is 5 minutes from Montezuma which is a great little town full of bars/restaurants and shopping. Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are only 20-30 minutes away, everything was super easy to get to!! I would recommend this place to everyone and anyone who wants a beautiful and exotic vacation that is private yet very close to attractions. Truly the best of all worlds! You must see it for yourself! We can't wait to return!!
Thank you very much for your coment.
It was a real pleasure to attend you in Kalapiti.Your words fill me with satisfaction as it is very important for us to know that our dream come true is appreciated.In fact Kalapiti has been designed and thought from love, created for people in love with your partner, your children, life .... and as we are.
We are so happy that you really enjoyed !!!
We wiil waiting for your return to our hidden treasure and remember my promise.You will have a delicious seafood paella on the house to celebrate your welcome.(.. my own growned rúcula and daily home made bread too).This invitation is also valid for your parents, family and friends ;-)
It was a pleasure to have an opportunity of meeting you and we hope you never forget us.
Good luck in everything !!!
See you soon.
Piti y Miguel
Kalapiti- 5+ star with 10 star service
KALIPATI- first and foremost spectacular property and incredible service!!!
- GROUNDS BEAUTIFUL, MONKEYS, JUNGLE, PRIVATE
- BEDROOMS LARGE, BEDS EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE, BATHROOMS VERY LARGE, EXQUISITE SHOWERS, MASTER has OPEN AIR SHOWER,
- WELL EQUIPPED: FRIG, LOTS OF CLOSET SPACE, BALCONIES
- KITCHEN EQUIPPED WITH EVERYTHING
- IMPECCABLY CLEAN, STAFF EVERY DAY
- SEVERAL BALCONIES OFFERING PRIVATE OR QUIET TIME
- LARGE OPEN AREA ON UPPER LEVEL FOR BIG GROUPS IF REQUIRED
- HAMMAM IS A NICE TOUCH AND WELL SET UP
- BEST FEATURE
- POOL VERY LARGE
- SLIDE FUN even for “big” kids
- LOTS OF LOUNGING SPACE AND FURNITURE
- WELL MAINTAINED
- OUTDOOR KITCHEN ALLOWS for COOKING AND SOCIALIZING AND ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS at the same time
- HOTTUB IS A PIECE OF ART AND WELL SITUATED TO ENJOY THE VIEW
- SHORT WALKING TRAIL AROUND THE PROPERTY
- VERY LARGE AND SPRAWLING FOR EITHER TOGETHER TIME OR PRIVATE TIME
- MICHEL the proprietor is wonderful, THIS 5 STAR+ HOME HAS 10 STAR SERVICE
- HOMEMADE BREAD ARRIVED EVERY DAY…FRESH FROM THE OVEN
- LOTS OF COMMUNICATION AHEAD OF TIME AND SO HELPFUL
- READY TO ASSIST WITH ANYTHING ( driver from Liberia, lost luggage, tours, directions, chessboard…)
- CATERS FOR MEALS IF DESIRED. BEST MEAL OF THE TRIP. MOST INCREDIBLE PAELLA AND TIRAMISU. A LARGE MENU TO CHOOSE FROM
- 8-10 MINUTE DRIVE TO MONTEZUMA, BEACHES, WATERFALL, ZIPLINES, BUTTERFLY GARDEN
Hi Madonna and family.
I hope everithing is Pura Vida at home.
Thanks a lot for your coments.Your words encourage us to continue giving our customers the best of us, here in Kalapiti.
It was a pleasure be helpful for you and your family,and we are so happy that you enjoyed Kalapiti.That is our challenge.
Anything you need from Piti y Miguel,We are here to serve you anytime.
Pd.-Please take a look to our new 360º virtual tour.I am sure you enjoy "fly" arround Kalapiti.
Waterfall Zipline, Tortuga Island tour, birdwatching, National Park hiking, Yoga, Massage, surfing lessons