I was visiting my girlfriend for 2 weeks in late March 2012.
The jungle house is a great place to stay - I can say so,
since I ended up spending way more time in the house,
than originally planed. Just like _most_ folks in Santa Teresa,
I wanted to go surfing twice a day, but at the 2nd day of my vacation
my foot got cut by another guy's surfboard - I needed to get stitches -
so much for surfing...
But "being trapped" at the JH turned out to be a really cool experience...
First of all: the place is - (compared to other hostels in S.T.) all nice and CLEAN,
all the time. Sure, there are always some lizards around and one or the other ant,
but come on - it's a Jungle House...
The bathroom and floors get cleaned every day and also the bed
sheets get changed after a couple of days.
There are two fridges, so you never run out of cooling space and even those fridges
get cleaned at least once a week. There's is free _very good_ coffee in the morning
and the kitchen is also nicely equipped with blenders, a toaster, water dispenser and
of course a big stove - preparing meals was really fun here.
All rooms and the floors have fans (that actually work) so it never gets
too hot (even in the dry season) - finding sleep was not a problem at all.
(If you are sensitive to noise you should probably avoid the room at the
end of the ground floor, since it is pretty close to the street. This was our room,
but we didn't mind at all).
Right next to the house is some kind of covered stage where one can practicing
yoga and as far as I could see the guests made quite use of it.
The beach and the supermarket are just a 5 Minute walk away, which is _very_
If you need to have hot water - be warned - there is no hot water in the JH, but
IMHO this is absolutely not necessary, at least not in the dry season. There's
a shower in the bathroom inside, one outside the house and one in the "garden",
which is very impressive to use, at night under a clear starry sky.
What I liked the most, was the nice little garden in front of the house. There where
two hammocks hung between stakes (rammed into the ground) and nice
beach-sand underneath (which was obviously brought here, just to please the user's
eyes and feet (Even the sand got raked every day).
Man, I loved to lie in those hammocks and read from my kindle all
day long. It was all nice and shady because of the surrounding trees, which got only
shaked by a family of howler monkeys once in a while (needed to take cover from falling
monkey poo ;-)...
Yet, the "main attraction" of the place is Carlos the "house keeper" (actually he's one of the
owners). The heart and soul of that place. He takes so much care of his guests in a way that is
far, far above-average. This guy is so helpful, hearty and always cheerful.
He shared his meals with us, helped instantly to get the ambulance (when I got my feet cut),
gave us an extra lift to "down town" in his fancy green jeep, called the ferry company - I could
go on... Man, the guy even went to Cóbano and bought my girlfriend a two birthday cakes...
Carlos, bro - thank you so much!
Staying at your house was such a great pleasure for me.
I really hope to come back one day soon...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your group is big and adventurous. Together, you like to try new local dishes, surf the best breaks, zip-line through the jungle, and wake up to the sound of howler monkeys in the trees just outside your window. Standard hotel accommodations or resorts with pre-planned activities may work for some groups, but yours would rather have flexible schedules to fill with your own excursions. The Jungle House is close to all the action, making this easy & convenient. If this sounds like you guys, then The Jungle House in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, is your place. Located smack in the middle of a stunning trifecta of ocean, jungle, and the town’s main street, The Jungle House simultaneously offers easy access to local attractions and a sense of privacy and seclusion.At The Jungle House you'll find bold, rustic décor—including dining tables shaped like surfboards and hand crafted hardwood beams & furniture throughout—in a comfortable, relaxed setting with Zen-like peace. At 3400 square feet, with seven bedrooms and space for up to 14 guests, we are one of the largest vacation rental houses right in the heart of town. And, one of the most affordable.Unlike other area accommodations, there’s no hill to contend with when you want to get some sun or test the surf. Just take a relaxing 5 minute walk on a flat path. We’re so close to the Pacific, you can hear it crashing just behind the row of towering jungle trees at the back of the property. If you’re unsure where to start with your adventures and activities, we can help. We’ll happily set you up with fishing trips, zip-line canopy tours, a kayak adventure, or a yoga instructor who will come out to the property and guide you through a series of poses on your private, open-air yoga studio. Or, learn to surf with a talented instructor. One of Costa Rica’s best breaks is in the Jungle House’s backyard! After spending all day working up an appetite, you can either step right onto the main road for a variety of restaurants, or cross the street to the frutería for fresh veggies, fruits and eggs. Prepare a meal in the house’s large open kitchen, which is fully equipped with quality cookware and appliances. There’s also a supermarket, just a 3-minute walk, for everything else you might need. We can arrange delivery of delicious fresh fish to you as well, which you can grill on the outdoor barbecue while everyone cools off in the private pool.Forbes Magazine calls Santa Teresa one of the world’s top ten most breathtaking beaches—with its volcanic formations, lush tropical scenery, and diverse wildlife—and we know you’ll agree. Why not give your family something to look forward to, starting right now? Book your escape to Santa Teresa’s Jungle House today! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Jungle House Costa Rica/Santa Teresa