1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
- english, spanish
About Esteban Elizondo
Monica and Esteban. We are both Costarrican, originally from Cartago. We moved here escaping from the noise and the fast life of the city. We found paradise and a great place to develop our passion... Horses. We run a horse farm and an adventure company that includes the only Hot Air Ballooning operation in Central America. We strive to give our guests a sense of traditional Costa Rica country hospitality. Our farm has spectacular horses, from fiery stallions to placid draft horses, and our soft stepping Pasofinos. We have an assortment of pets -- from a Dachshund to a water buffalo, and a pet pig that sleeps with the horses, plus several sheep that share dinner with our mares. And our three kids. the heart of our life in our farm. Centaura Farm is a lot like Charlotte's web. Our farm has an old-fashioned soul with very modern ideas of comfort. Our goal is that you leave us with huge regret - and that you will be back soon.
Esteban Elizondo purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Esteban Elizondo chose El Tanque
Our farm is only 20 minutes from Fortuna (the base of fiery Arenal volcano) yet borders on wilderness, rivers and forests where we ride horses and ATV's and hike without the press of tourism. Bird watching and playing in hot springs, swimming in crystalline waters -- all nearby and all private for you. Plus hot springs and belching Arenal volcano only 20 minutes away. It is a great place to raise our family.
What makes this Villa unique
Peace, tranquility and the earthiness of a working horse farm. So far away from the crowds and the noise, yet 20 minutes from the tourist Mecca of Fortuna, and Arenal volcano.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful time there, the only issue that I would list is that it's about 15 miles farther than what it shows on the map in the listing. That put us a little farther away from La Fortuna. That being said, the property, if you're looking for quiet and quaint it is awesome. The staff was incredible, came home to a perfectly clean bungalow everyday. Extremely quiet, we saw two other couples the entire time we were there and we were there for 6 days.
Beautiful Property & Great Management
Wonderful place to stay. Beautiful views, great amenities, and close to local attractions. Awesome breakfast available for guests, too. So much more peaceful than staying in tourist resorts. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Authentic Costa Rican Experience
We only wish we had spent more time there. The villa was beautiful, location quiet, being able to be on a horse ranch was such a unique way to experience Costa Rica. The night sky was gorgeous for us, being in the country it was breathtaking. Thank you! We will definitely consider staying again.
We stayed at 3 different locations in CR but this was our favorite. Peaceful, beautiful. Accommodations were fantastic! The property manager Dennis, Manuel and Marie were the best, friendly and helpful. If and when we get back to CR, we plan to stay here again!
It was extremely restful and enjoyable experience off the beaten path from the touristic areas of Arenal. Really enjoyed the ATV tour to the hot springs.
The view from villa Ilan Ilan was simply amazing. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay here and recommend the horseback riding!