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“The best way to experience nature in Guanacaste”
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Palma Real cottage, front view
Eladio's Place-Explore Paradise, Palma real cottage.
Palma Real cottage,
outside corridor!
Palma Real cottage, living, dining and kitchen
Kitchen and dining
Living room
Bedroom with queen size bed.
Bedroom with twin single beds
Toilet and sink
Bathroom
Gazebo BBQ and furniture outdoor
Palma Real cottage,  Gorgeous  shared pool
Our cottages offer an ample and safe parking area!
Our tours are ideal for birdwatching and wildlife watcher
Spectacled Owl,
This and more birds. It's possible to see through our tours
Rainforest tour three-toed sloth in their natural habitad
Tapir is the largest terrestrial mammal that inhabits in Costa Rica.
We know a place to see it
Spider monkey through our private tours you can to see it!
Great birds like the Jabiru
Real Rainforest
Primary forest
Rainforest of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. It's only an one hour away from our cottages.
Exclusive, Natural hot springs!
You will have the opportunity to visit wonderful waterfalls like this!
Surf lesson at Witch's Rock with a certification instructor by ISA
easy to learn!
Our surf trip to Witch's Rock in our 4WD. It's an experience you won't forget
Witch's Rock have World class waves
Perfect barrels
Junquillal beach. it is a beautiful beach and a wildlife refuge.
Horseback riding
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Liberia, Province of Guanacaste

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Alex D
Brazil
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The best way to experience nature in Guanacaste”
Reviewed 25 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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This place is truly a gem for nature lovers.
Eladio and his family take care of every need for travelers who are willing to experience the wonders of this beautiful region.
I had (again), one of the best times of my life here. There are in numerous opportunities to visit places in Guanacaste, including: Volcano Ricon de la Vieja, surfing at Rocca Bruja (Which's Rock), swimming at beautiful lagoons, visiting waterfalls, birdwatching, hiking trails, and so on.
After a few days, you feel as happy as possible - and after all, this is what we are all looking forward when we travel.
I thank Eladio and Vanessa for being wonderful hosts. I recommend this place for nature lovers in general, birdwatchers, surfers, scientists, biologists and universities.
I hope to come back many times.

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Liked best: The overall experience
Travelling group: Friends
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Cherie L
Airdrie, Canada
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“Pura Vida! Eladio's Place is the place to be!”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Eladio and his family are truely special people! We were a group of 6 between the ages of 14-63 and the trip was enjoyed by all of us! It was a very personal trip, I have left feeling I am not done visiting Costa Rica! Eladio's patience and passion for everything and everyone around him make him one of a kind! The tours we received were exceptional! Surfing, waterfalls, forests of all kinds, birds, sloths, moneys...I can't say enough! Vanessa is a great cook, the cottage was clean and comfortable, the pool fantastic! Gabriel and Lucia are great kids, we loved watching them in the pool. Luna the toy poodle was cuddly and enjoyed chasing the iguana when it decided to bask in the sun around us. We toured the Sensoria Rain Forest, amazing! That evening Eladio and I went grocery shopping, the owner called us to inquire about the tour and I spoke with him directly. Very personal! Eladio is known all around and is very well liked! I have to mention Hugo our guide for 2 tours, he is Passionate as well and very knowledgable! We enjoyed our tours with both of them! All the meals that we ate in restaurants Eladio recommended were very good! Anything you need, Eladio is there and trying to please! Our daughter is planning a trip to Eladio's for her grade 12 graduation, I am relieved to have her travel and stay with someone as safe as Eladio! He is respectful, entertaining and full of energy. I hope to go back! Quick tip, take good bug spray!
Thank you for the great trip Eladio!

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Liked best: We felt like we were at home!
Liked least: Mosquitoes
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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8sydney11
Freeburg, Illinois
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9 reviews
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“Trip of a Lifetime! Pura Vida!!”
Reviewed 30 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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ELADIO!! I cannot say enough about him. He was not able to greet us when we arrived so he had a English speaking host to meet us and tell us the history of Costa Rica and suggest some grocery stores and restuarants. Freddy was very knowledgable and ready to help. We got to meet Eladio and his family the next day and we were glad we got to meet these people in our lifetime. Eladio was VERY knowledgable about the country and the trips he recommended were interesting and amazing. All trips that we took were private and we were able to move at our own pace and enjoy our surroundings. Eladio took us on a private trip to Sensoria in the rainforest which was absolutely amazing. They greeted us there with fruit drinks and halfway through the hike, they had fruit kaboobs for us. The waterfalls were beautiful. Eladio also took us to Witches Rock which was a 7 km beach with only 10 other people . Amazing! Eladio took the the time to teach the 3 of us to surf. He was an patient teacher and must have pushed the surfboard for my daughter 50 times. He also had many connections with other people who offered private tours. We took a snorkeling trip with Mainrow and his son, they were kind and courteous and offered us snacks on the boat! They stopped and pointed out sea life to us and their equipment, masks, wetsuits, flippers, were new and VERY clean. Very impressed! Eladio also suggested the volcano, (which was so interesting and beautiful), ziplining, (which my husband and daughter loved, tubing, horseback riding and hot springs too!!), and several beaches. Eladio is the best host anyone could ask for and his property is clean, well maintained, and close to the highway. The cottage is equiped with everything you need and if not Eladio will provide it for you. He knows his country and is wonderful at what he does. Eladios nature tours are something everyone should experience. Eladio was also very helpful with information and directions. If you want to live with the locals, shop with the locals, and eat with the locals, Eladios Place is the place to be! If you want to get away from the resort life and experience Costa Rica without the crowds and tourists, Eladios Place is it!
I recommend a suv of some sort, the roads are very long and rough!

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Liked best: Eladio and his nature tours!
Liked least: The bumpy roads
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 12 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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ricababy
Vineland, New Jersey
1 review
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“The adventure of a lifetime.”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Upon our arrival Eladio welcomed us with open arms. No matter what we needed he was always willing to lend a helping hand. The property itself was safe, comfortable, and extremely clean. He accommodated our every need.

One of the main goals of our trip was to surf as much as possible. Eladio took us to and from Witches Rock 3 times during our trip with his Land Cruiser. His nature tour business was another valuable asset he brought to the table. The tour to sensoria rainforest was beyond beautiful. Words truly cannot fully describe that place. We will be back very soon. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.
Thank you so much, Eladio! Pura Vida!

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Liked best: His tours
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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C H
Tucson, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best paradise in all of Guanacaste; El mejor paradiso en todo Guanacaste”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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people found this review helpful

We stay here for 2 months (June and July). The place is an amazing paradise tucked away from the standard tourist attractions. Here we experience a Costa Rica that few people get to experience. With Eladio's professional expertise, there are so many different options for exploring beaches, volcanoes, forests, rivers all in secluded and remote places few people get to access. It's the attention to details that makes Eladio's Place so relaxing. A quick drive from Liberia to stock up on supplies, a quick drive from all the best beaches, national parks, Eladio's Place is close to everything, with all the comforts of home and all the luxury of a resort. The grill, pool, place to hang a hammock make it a world's difference from the standard hotel or resort.

The number of detailed reviews speak for themselves. This is a Costa Rica must for travelers who avoid the 'tourist trip'.

Eladio and family are amazing and an inspiration. Eladio's passion for naturaleza is inspiring and contagious. Prefer supporting local businesses? After staying here, I can't ever stay at a hotel/resort again, it just wouldn't be the same as Eladio's Place.

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Liked best: The comforts of home, the luxury of a resort
Liked least: There wasn't anything I didn't like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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132George
London, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The best vacation ever”
Reviewed 4 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
3
people found this review helpful

We have never been to Costa Rica before and in a past almost always stayed in resorts so we were a little uneasy how the things will turn out. Well, now I think I can say this was probably our best vacation ever. The property is very well maintained and clean and we were more than happy to enjoy absolute privacy. One of the best features is its accessibility. Located directly on Hwy1 close to Liberia it allows for trips to anywhere, beach or mountains without having to drive several hours on the unpaved roads. The second best feature is Eladio and Vasnessa, the owners. Eladio is very knowleable about his country and all the trips he recommended us were just amazing. We never had a feeling that he is just trying to sell us something like we experienced in some other resorts. He and Vanessa went out of their way to make sure we are satisfied and safe. The only thing we may recommend is if you could have some small shop on the property. While Liberia is just 10 minutes away it would be nice to be able to purchase some small items, like bottle of water or chips, tea, coffee, sugar or soap if people come at night and had no time to visit supermarket. The other thing I would recommend as a driver is to make the entrance from the road a little bit less rough. While for 4x4 car it is no big deal, for some small vehicle the “jump” is little scary.
Eladio and Vanessa, thank you for everything. If we will have a chance we will surely return.

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Liked best: Location and the owner
Liked least: uneven surface of entrance driveway
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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