3 Bungalows, Master Suite, and Pool with Ocean View
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Luck of guest cate
First we left just after 2 days instead of the 4 nights booked.
Major issue in the house:
1) pool can not be used due to dirty water
2) house with very poor lighting
3) outdoor area no light at all which make it dangerous for the animals, just st the entrance we have found a snake , when we ask for flash light the manager suggest to use our own mobile
4) when we ask the guardian why the pool could not be lighted, he answer: "because elettricity is dangerous with water"
5) in our 3 out of four bedrooms hot water was not available.
6) Total absence of courtains
7) just few towels available in the bedrooms
8) we ask for a laundry and they can only if we pay
9) the barbeque area totally in darkness
When we complain to the property manager she only sayed: ‘I’m sorry’
We spend 21 days in the jungle in 4 different luxory villa and this faraway the worst and the most dangerous
We pay for 4 nights and we stay only 2 nights without been offered any refund.
The second night we have been told by the cooking lady that the villa will be close from now to December for refurbishment and this tells you all!
Unfortunately Simona and her family did not enjoy their time at Mindugar. We try our best to ensure our guests are comfortable, and inform them about off-grid living in a remote jungle location. There are a lot of things to consider before visiting this area, and simply put, it is not for everyone. Luckily, we have hosted many happy travelers, and received only excellent reviews in the past.
Excellent property and staff.
The best vacation in years.
We were a family of four, plus girlfriends, and two other couples, for a total of 10. We wanted a place where we could enjoy each other’s company in a relaxing unique setting. We were not disappointed.
The fresh fish we caught made for some great dinners. And the mild surf allowed all the youngsters to catch a few waves. Plus the massages we arranged at the house added to the relaxed vibe.
The unexpected added bonus was the abundance of wildlife. We saw more from our deck than throughout the rest of our time in Costa Rica.
Even the slow internet added to our enjoyment as it forced us to talk, play games, read books, and just relax!
Highly recommend Minguar.
Wow! What an amazing place
This was one of the best vacation rental properties that I have rented in Costa Rica. The house is amazing and beautiful. Everything was clean and in great condition. The beds were super comfortable and the location is OUT OF THIS WORLD! You can see the beach from the house!! Just walk down the steps and across a little gravel road and you are on the beach. And there's tons of wildlife right around the house, including monkeys, toucans, macaws, and lots of iguanas!
The property was professionally landscaped and beautifully maintained. This house is perfectly situated on a quiet lot of land, giving us the best privacy. The pool is amazing, too!
Everyone who works at the property was amazing, and Gretchen is super helpful and quick to respond to texts about setting up adventures or having the cook come to make us a delicious dinner.
It is located about 30 minutes past Puerto Jimenez (which we LOVED!) so plan accordingly when you stop to get groceries, etc.
We will definitely be coming back to Mindugar!
Beautiful place and location!
Wow... we just got left Mindugar on Backwash bay and already missed this gem of a spot. The main house and 3 other villas are amazing. Gretchen (manager), Olman (pool and grounds), and Maria and her family (caretakers) work hard in making your stay comfortable. The infinity pool is the best pool in the Osa in my opinion. With it being 15 foot deep, the kids and adults too, had a blast jumping off the balcony and watching the surfers and wildlife around Backwash bay! I don't think we went 10 minutes in our 4 night stay there that we didn't see a monkey or a parrot. This area is truly rich in wildlife!
We hired Marjery on our first night in cooking and was blown away in what she made for us with the little groceries that we provided her. I do recommend her, but make sure you think of everything when getting groceries in Puerto Jiminez, becuase it's the closest place for groceries (30+ minutes). Make sure you buy ice. You definetly need a truck or suv to get to the property because the Matapalo road is rough. The kitchen has everything that a culinary chef could ask for with professional grade oven and an awesome table that could seat 12. Excellent water and pressure for there own private well. Beautiful sun rises :)
We did the following tours in which I recommend all of them: Dolphin Tour with Changing Tide Tours -- Phoebe is Awesome and totally recommend it. We saw over 300 dolphins!!! Night tour at Lapa Rios lodge -- Jose is Awesome! Day pass and dinner at Boscque Del Cabo -- a must; beautiful grounds and eco lodge and the food and drinks are yummy! Rented surf boards next door at Encanta resort.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is becuase it didn't have AC and the three villas that our on ground level need weather stripping on the doors. But to be fair, they didn't advertise AC. The three diconnected villas, we had some problems of the abundance of Halloween crabs in April working their way into the bedrooms. However, we got wiser the following nights and blocked the door on the bottom with towels to keep them from working there way in. All the beds (7 in total) have bug netting; but the bugs aren't that bad suprisingly. We had no issues with bugs or mosquitos at night. You have to keep in mind that you are in the Rain Forest and off-the-grid for a reason!
We can't wait to return and soak up nature at it's best! We truly love this place!
Wonderful vacation spot on the Osa Peninsula
Mindugar is a gorgeous and gracious place! There is an extraordinary amount of wildlife at its doorstep as well as the warm, clear waters of the Gulfo Dulce. Faustino and Maria and family, the caretakers of the property, were warm, welcoming, and very helpful, as was Gretchen, the property manager. Mindugar's main house and three casitas offer spacious accomodations and multiple gsthering areas including a lovely pool extending from the dining area. The Matapalo area has much to offer and Gretchen was able to set up our varied adventures.
Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation.
The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.