About this listing
Welcome to The Wild Side! Tropical gardens surround our lovely casitas. With a kitchen, outdoor dining, Wifi, hot water, fan, hammock, mosquito nets and queen bed. You feel the jungle all around you but are perfectly situated to enjoy the beach too. We are just 200 meters from the beach
Our houses are simple and clean and in harmony with nature. We have quiet surroundings and many animals right in your own yard. You can see sloths, toucans, agoutis, kinkajous, monkeys, iguanas, raccoons, and many varieties of marsupials. We are on hand to help you with whatever you may need but we never invade your privacy.
Our guests tell us that they love our location and our gardens. They feel safe and taken care of. We offer bicycle rentals. The house has a kitchen so you can save money on meals and enjoy the pleasure of outdoor dining in the comfort of your home. We are close to restaurants and grocery shops and above all we are truly minutes to the beach!
We have very fast and reliable internet! We also have direct beach access. There are few beach access roads along the coast so this is an important feature for those who want to walk down to the beach without having to bike or drive. From our location everything is accessible. There is a grocery market nearby. Cocles is by far the safest area along the coast. There is a local, family vibe that invites you to chill out and relax.
Interaction with guests
We are readily available for questions and information. We are happy to chat, but we never invade your space. We love helping people to get the most out of their trip.
Other things to note
We have three bungalows at the Wild Side that may be rented together
Quiet respectful travelers only
No loud music allowed
No outside guests allowed
No loud talking or yelling after 9:00pm
Please print out or save directions to the house. Your shuttle or taxi driver should know where we are but it is important for you to know as well. Please don't rely solely on gps. If you choose to arrive very late (after midnight) you will have to let yourself in.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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My name is Lara and, together with my husband Eric, we have created The Wild Side. We wanted something different than what we normally find while travelling in Costa Rica. We wanted to offer an affordable stay, but it be at the same time elegant, simple, and, above all, clean. Our concept is geared toward single travellers or couples who want a quiet place to rest, a kitchen to prepare meals, and a base to enjoy what the area offers. We are very lucky to live in one of the most perfect locations along the coast. Our houses are literally minutes from unspoiled, empty beaches. Most people tell us that they see more animals in our own yard than in the national parks!
Originally I am from Savannah, Georgia, and Eric is from Sitges, Spain. We are both dedicated surfers and enjoy the peace of natural living.
I work as a hairstylist in my own jungle salon. Eric is an artist/woodworker..his handmade wooden toys can be found in specialty shops in Puerto Viejo.