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Casa Tordesillas, a sustainable way of life

Front entrance Casa Tordesillas
10 reviews
Front entrance Casa Tordesillas
walking out of the forest towards the house
Ready for breakfast with the rising sun
Have a good sleep, simple but confortable
Breakfast is included
Morning sun into the living room
The geodesic dome for hollistic exercises
Candle lite dome
candle lite dinner
Candle lluminated entrance
Morning rise over the shire...the hamlet of Socorro de Platanares with the Talamanca Range in back
The waterfalls on the way dowsn to the beach
This swimming pool is about 1 hour hike from the house
Some of the nearby natural swimming pools
The area has many waterfalls, this one is about 15 minutes away from the house
A dive into cristal clear natural pool
A refresing 'shower' at one of the many nearby waterfall
We are located at the top of the ridge and a front view of the Bahia Ballena National Park
A large barrier reef forms the 'Whales Tail'
Some of the most beautiful beaches at Marino Ballena National Park
The ride to the beach
A horse back ride through the countryside
Bambu forest on the way to the beach
Out for a ride
The oldest house in the shire
A tipical sun rise over the Talamanca Range
And a special sun set over the Pacific Ocean
One of our semminars of sustainable practices, learning about geodesic domes
Students putting together a geodesic dome
One of the jungle paths in the property
Primary forest with in the property
A biological guided tour through the forest
Rural road to the beach
Since we dont have a motor vehicle, our regular transport is by horse
Marga & Chema bid you wellcome
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5 Bedrooms , 10 Bathrooms , Sleeps 15
Aguas Buenas, Province of San Jose
Wellcome to Casa Tordesillas,
Marga and Chema offers you the possibility of sharing their way of life. It is relaxing and full of inspiration, since the area is so peaceful and complete with natural beauty. The coolness of the high mountains and being close to tropical beaches, makes it a unique place. Nearby cascading rivers and jungle trails for the more adventurous that can be covered hiking or on horses of our own breeding, spanish andalusian crossed with costarican paso fino. If you do not know how to ride, we will give you ridding lessons.
You can also participate in sustainable and regenerative activities such as reforestation with native species, organic and biological gardening, Do-In exercises (japonesse yoga) and join Marga and Chema for evening meditations.

We are located up on top of the Coastal Range, above the Nation...
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About the Owner, Jose M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 44 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Santa Monica, California
1 review
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 for a stay in January 2016
person found this review helpful

This place is one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever had on a vacation. Chema were Marga made my son and I feel like one of their family. Chema and Marge built the house by hand mostly from the material on their land. They have 5 bedrooms all fully equipped. My adult son and I were very...

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Peaceful and beautiful grounds. Same goes for the accommodations. Clean, quiet, and well kept. Delicious and healthy food. The hosts were very accommodating to us and our small baby. They have a good sense about when to check up on us, and when to give us our space. Marga and Chema are calming and wise. Rich oxygen, exciting jungle sounds,...

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Thank you for your visit, the few days you stayed with us where great.


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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
person found this review helpful

Chema and Marga live a unique lifestyle and I was privileged to experience it. Casa Tordesillas sits on acres of land with a view of the ocean on one side and the surrounding mountains on the other. They invite you to help with he horses and with the gardening if you so desire and I did. There are beautiful hikes,...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(5)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (18)
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (5)
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (20)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (5)
  • Single Beds:(11)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Arrival time is before 5:30 due to being in a wilderness area with no neighbours nearby. There are a maze of rural roads in which is easy to get lost at night.
    5 Full baths
    5 Showers
    4 Fulls
    5 Bunks
    11 Twins
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Rates per room, doble occupancy $60 per day
$350 per week
$1200 per month
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About the neighbourhood
Our farm and home is up on top of the ridge of the Coastal Range, on the south west coast of the Pacific in Costa Rica. It is sorrounded by tropical forests and cascading rivers, the nearest village is 3 km away and the beach (National Marine Park of Marino Ballena) is 12 km by rural road (4X4 required). We have several water springs, one of which feed the house. It overlooks the ocean, to the west and the tall Tallamanca range, with the highest mountain in Costa Rica the Chirripo, to the east. A good place to observe nature, wild life and very good birding, since the farm is set at a mountain pass comming from the ocean low lands to the fertil valleys on the other side of the ridge. On the western border, an impresive scarpment of a 1000 mts, overlooks the tree tops of the tropical... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: San Jose: 161.0 km
Railway: N/A: 0.0 km
Ferry: Puntarenas: 193.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 13.0 km.
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