Casa del Bosque: 1 Bedroom Villa for 2 Guests.
With a private plunge pool, large romantic bedroom with 4 poster bed our fully equipped secluded villa is the perfect Romantic Barefoot Luxury hideaway, yet near beaches and all amenities. Relax in the rainforest surrounded by wildlife.
Be warned: many guests cannot tear themselves away from their Barefoot Luxury at Casa del Bosque :)
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE THE 13% Government Sales Tax.
Casa del Bosque at Geckoes Lodge.
With a rainforest backdrop, your secluded villa with plunge pool is a perfect Romantic Barefoot Luxury hideaway, yet near beaches and all amenities.
Owners Zoë & Tom live on site, ready to help with information or practical assistance
It's Time to Relax
Leave your watch behind
Call time your Own...
It's time for Geckoes.
Geckoes Lodge has just two luxurious, fully equipped holiday houses with private plunge pools, in a magnificent secluded rainforest setting of 2 hectares, but only minutes from spectacular beaches and fine restaurants.
Situated in the small settlement of Cocles, yet close to Puerto Viejo, at Geckoes Lodge you can feel miles from anywhere, but have everything on your doorstep.
The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is where the rainforest meets the ocean. This area is stunningly beautiful and development remains small-scale, which means more beach, nature and wildlife to enjoy.
Our houses offer you Barefoot Luxury and comfort in tropical style. Private, spacious and atmospheric, relaxation is guaranteed.
Casa del Bosque (sleeps 2).
With a stunning rainforest backdrop the romantic and secluded Casa del Bosque is the perfect romantic hideaway...
Enjoy the rainforest view from your four poster bed,
Watch toucans from your private plunge pool...
Dine by candlelight in your tropical garden or at one of the fine restaurants minutes away...
After exploring palm fringed beaches alive with pelicans and tropical fish...
Come home to Casa del Bosque.
* Mobile phone and Wifi included.
* Large bedroom with Queen size four poster bed, dressing table, writing table and easy chairs.
* Dressing area with safe.
* Spacious full bathroom with double washbasins and shower.
* Living & Dining space with hammocks, rockers and sofa, dining area & breakfast bar.
* Fully fitted kitchen.
* Private plunge pool with terrace, loungers, barbecue and outdoor dining furniture.
Experience Barefoot Luxury at Casa del Bosque.
Owners Zoë & Tom live on site, so whatever information or practical assistance needed, we are here to help you organise that activity or tour, car, golf cart or bike rental or perhaps just to tell you about the best snorkelling spots or the most romantic beach.
Geckoes Lodge is small enough to offer you personal service when you need it and to respect your privacy.
We look forward to welcoming you at Geckoes Lodge and helping to make your holiday unforgettable.
Feel Free: Holiday in Barefoot Luxury at Geckoes Lodge.
Guests at Geckoes Lodge have access to the entire property: the extensive gardens and a mini rainforest wood with paths leading to the river at the back of the property.
We really enjoy interaction with our guests!
We respect our guests privacy, but they are always welcome at our house and since we live on site we are available to advise, help or just chat over a glass or two! Geckoes Lodge is small enough to offer personal service: Guests are never just a room number at Geckoes.
Zoe & Tom live on site so we're around to help you have the holiday you deserve :)
Interaction with guests
We're around to answer any questions you may have: You are Welcome!
Other things to note
Things to Do...
If you need a break from lying in your pool, watching the birds and butterflies or enjoying the beaches, there are plenty of other things to see and do in and around Puerto Viejo … Here are just a few of them!
Jaguar Rescue Centre:
Visit the injured or orphaned ‘stars of the rainforest’ and learn about their rehabilitation. Tours at 9.30 & 11.30 daily except Sunday. Private tours available on request.
Take a guided walk around this stunning rainforest garden, taste local fruits straight from the trees and photograph tiny Red Poison Dart frogs.
Fishing / Snorkelling/ Dolphin Watching:
Check out Wahoo fishing and tours: a great half or full day out on the water.
In season be part of a small group guided by local experts to witness the moving spectacle of turtles returning to their birthplace to lay their eggs. Contact Junior (in your phone for detailed information).
With options for adults and children at all experience levels, take an adventure and spot wildlife from the saddle. Contact Caribe Horse Riding Club (Emily) in your phone for more information.
Canopy Zip-line Tours:
Take a swing through the canopy and see nature up close with the thrill of a fairground ride! Contact Terraventuras for more info.
Learn the history of cacao and taste organic chocolate - a must for chocoholics! There are 2 great tours given by Chocorart and Caribeans: See their flyers for more info.
Learn how to surf or improve your technique at Cocles beach, home of the famous Beach Break. Go to Om Yoga, near Cocles beach and ask for Alex: he guarantees that you'll stand on your board in 1 hour!
Scuba diving / Snorkelling:
Take a snorkelling trip to the outer reefs and become part of the underwater world or learn how to dive in warm, clear waters and get your PADI certification. Reef Runners in Puerto Viejo will tell you all about it!
Indulge yourself and choose from a menu of treats all featuring local fruits and oils. Pure Spa and Indulgence Spa use local fruits and chocolate and the smells are divine!
Visit and learn about these magnificent prehistoric reptiles at The Green Iguana rescue centre in Punta Uva.
Rainforest Waterfall: Take a picnic and the road to Bribri and immerse yourself in the cool, clear water of a rainforest waterfall. Just ask us for directions.
Gandoca Lagoon: This is one of our favourites, perhaps because few people know about it...so it's usually just you and the lagoon and any wildlife that happens to be around. Like a miniature Tortuguero, this small lagoon is a relaxing boat trip, spotting monkeys or basilisk lizards and bird life.
Talamancan Mountains and Indigenous tribes: If you're interested in the indigenous culture of this area, take a look at ATEC's trips to visit an indigenous tribe and/or talk to Junior about visiting a local indigenous family.
And this is just a few of the activities on offer in and round Puerto Viejo ... there are many more!
Got a special interest or wish that isn't covered by this list?
Just tell us and we'll do our best to help.
We're sorry but we cannot allow pets at Geckoes Lodge.
Smoking is allowed at Geckoes: our living areas are open air and so we only ask that you do not smoke in the bedrooms.
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'Geckoes' is owned and managed by husband and wife team, Tom Keller & Zoë Courtier.
With backgrounds in hospitality education and tourism and extensive international experience we decided it was time for a new adventure.
Ably assisted by caretaker team Jose & Neris, Geckoes is the culmination of a two year project to create private and luxurious holiday accommodation whilst maintaining the beauty and minimising the impact on the surrounding rainforest and its inhabitants.
Geckoes was so named to symbolise the symbiotic relationship possible between wildlife and humans.
With a commitment to Sustainable development, eco-friendly practices and environmental consciousness our operating practices and the houses have been designed to fit the landscape rather than vice versa.
Geckoes has been operating since Christmas 2008 and since then we have welcomed many guests to this magical part of the world.
We look forward to welcoming you at 'Geckoes' and helping to make your holiday unforgettable.