My 3 friends and I decided to book this place about a month before our trip in March, even though there were no reviews. We requested to book and we were very promptly contacted by Mark, who owns the property. He did a wonderful job of helping us understand what we would be getting ourselves into, which seemed a little overwhelming at the time, but really wasn’t. We decided to book for 4 nights, which we ended up switching to 5 nights and would have stayed even longer if we had the time!!!!! Overall it was an amazing experience from start to finish with great attention to detail and trip planning that really helped you maximize what you could do with your time in the jungle.
The house was beautiful inside and out. There were no expenses spared in the building of this house, with everything done to perfection. Beautiful hardwood throughout. Everything about the house was perfect. The porch was great for lounging or there was a propane grill for grilling fish we caught while on an ocean fishing trip or meat we brought in from buying in town before arriving at the house. It was really hot and humid outside during the day, but the house always seemed to be a good temperature. There were lots of fans to ensure good air circulation. They designed this house with jungle luxury in mind and they really accomplished it.
The house was great, but the best part of our trip was interacting with the caretaker of the home Ruben and his family. Ruben took us on daily river trips to the beach (amazing!!!), to a local fruit farm, through mangroves, and would take us fishing whenever we wanted. He was there for anything you wanted to do and he made sure that you would enjoy your trip. He really only speaks Spanish. If you or anyone in your group don’t speak Spanish, it may be more difficult, but you can definitely still have a lot of fun. Ruben really helps you enjoy the jungle experience and is really there to cater to whatever you want to do. They really made us understand how to appreciate life in the jungle and really to appreciate life in general. Life is hard there for people, but they always have a smile. They were great, the house was great, the service was great. Overall, we really had a perfect vacation, and everyone involved with Casa Rio Sierpe really helped us have it. I would highly highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great jungle experience and to do something different that you may not have done before.
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