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explanations of the signs

breakfast 4 x 4 auto recommended
restaurant suitable for children
swimming pool not very suitable for children
directly on the beach economical, luxury, very luxurious
car rental close to airport
 tennis  tennis court  wildlife close
 surf surfing volcano

Beach Hotel Celaje is situated on the beach with a view to the ocean on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific coast. The bungalows have a view to the pool. Good restaurant!

Fidelito Ranch&Lodge close to Tambor on the Nicoya Peninsula at the Pacific Ocean is a well-loved place for families with children. Brigitte bakes her own bread for breakfast. Children can help milking the cows on the finca!

meals on request

Mar de Luz is in Jacó on the Pacific Ocean, with a lot of shops and restaurants. A 5 minutes walk to the beach where you can swim or surf. The hotel has luxury rooms with a small kitchen, the rooms have a view on the two pools.


Playa Bejuco, close to the Pacific beach, is a small paradise for lovers of good food and lots of water fun in the pool. The luxury rooms are equipped with TV, small kitchen and AC and a bathroom with a bathtub.

The name Jardin de los Monos makes sense, because in the “Monkey Garden” monkeys are seen almost daily. Choose out of  the 3 stylish A/C rooms with pool view or the 2 cozy rooms without A/C, overlooking the tropical garden. Jardin de los Monos is situated very quietly and only 2 minutes from the beach in the village of  Mata Palo, south of Manuel Antonio, on the Pacific Ocean. Adults only.

Villas Rio Mar is THE place for families with children or people loving to spend time with others. The luxury bungalows are situated in the tropical garden around the pool and the  restaurant. The beach in Dominical is at walking distance.


In the hills of Uvita a small village in Balinese style has been built in the middle of the jungle: Uvita Bali Bosque. Very comfortable bungalows, with lots of wood carving from Indonesia, but also with a pool or a private plunge pool and kitchen, will leave a lasting impression on you.

Not very suitable for children under 7. Only accessible with 4×4 car.

La Cacatúa Lodge Holland Hotels Costa Rica

La Cacatúa Lodge is close to Uvita on the  Pacific, well-known because of  Marino Ballena National Park, where whales, dolphins and turtle can be spotted. The well equipped bungalows, with a wonderful view on the mountains, are situated in a beautiful tropical garden with a pool. Dinner is served on request.

 A 4×4 car is recommended.

Rancho Burica, where the bad road ends and the good life begins. Just on the sandy beach, an ideal place for surfers and people looking for a quiet spot. Do not expect super luxurious rooms, but surely there are good meals and lots of fun!
Rancho Burica has a Turtle Rescue Center.

surf Accessible by 4×4 or bus.