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PLAYA LAPA--A Private Jungle-Beach Retreat Rental

East side of Casa, Shade Deck
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 reviews
East side of Casa, Shade Deck
Living area/spiral staircase
Kayaking on the lagoon
Tree Frog at Playa Lapa
Playa Lapa kitchen/ snack bar
Tree Table, Front Deck
Sun Deck side of Casa
East Deck and Chaise Lounge Chairs
Bamboo Loveseat, Front Deck
Upper Deck Vie of Ocean
Front Deck Facing Jungle
Sun Deck, Facing Beach
Playa Lapa Beach Decks
Playa Lapa Kayaks
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Carate, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas
Playa Lapa is a privately owned ocean front residence in remote Carate, Costa Rica, only two miles from the Corcovado National Park. The Casa is tucked deep in a grove of lowland palms, right on the beach facing the Pacific Ocean and insulated from the rest of the world by jungle on either side. The thundering surf pounds relentlessly against this prime turtle nesting area, and creates a continuous and exciting background for the parrots and shore birds by day, and the frogs and other creatures by night. The magnificence of this vast and undeveloped beach is one of Playa Lapa's most alluring natural<BR>attractions which you can enjoy from any of the private decks surrounding the Casa, as well as from the upper observation deck or bedroom.<BR>With the proximity of primary rainforest on the adjacent mountain slopes, Carat... Read more
About the Owner, Helene H
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 88 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN2906196
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English first
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84 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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My husband and I and our 20 year old son recently spent a fabulous week over Christmas at Playa Lapa in Carate. If you and your family are true nature lovers wanting a remote unspoiled destination to completely unplug from the pressures and stresses of modern life, then you will be in seventh heaven. If you need air conditioning, constant...

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at Playa Lapa over Christmas and New Years and had a fantastic time. The place was exactly what we were looking for and Helene and Joe are great hosts. Communication was excellent and they were always available to answer questions. We love to cook and the house has a sizeable kitchen that has everything you need including a...

Management response:

Dear Rune and Heather, Thank you so kindly for your lovely review! You were such nice guests, we really enjoyed hosting you! Playa Lapa was designed for folks like you (like us!) who love the ocean, the wildlife and the rainforest up close, but want privacy from the rest of the world, and enough space and time to relax! We...


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Our family of 4 had a wonderful stay for a few nights at Playa Lapa. We loved the setting with the crashing waves, great wild life viewing and helpful hosts. The vast stretch of private beach was thoroughly enjoyed. We played in the warm waves during low tide. Walking along the deserted beach was wonderful. We had a great time...

Management response:

Manager response: Thank you so kindly, Shannon and Rob, for you wonderful review!! It was our pleasure to have you at Playa Lapa--my staff really enjoyed you, I had a good time helping you plan, and we are all glad to be a part of a memorable vacation. You guys were great!! And we want you to come back!! Pura...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(4)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Towels Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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The DAMAGE DEPOSIT is refundable upon vacating the premises in the same condition as arrival. Please leave the house tidy, dishes washed, bathroom clean. Laundry will be processed by owner. Please reuse towels and linens, as laundry is processed by hand. Excessive laundry will be charged. TAX includes sales tax and PayPal fees.
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How to get there
Airport: Carate airstrip: 3.2 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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