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Double room with king size bedCasita
Private room in cabin

Cabin by a Magical River & Jungle


Cabin by a Magical River & Jungle

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Sparkling clean2 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Welcome to newly built lodge &retreat center Living Forest, where you wake up to the sound of a river and jungle with tropical birds and monkeys often in sight. The location is secluded, yet you can easily drive to amazing sights by Lake Arenal.


Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 7PM
Check out by 11AM


12 Reviews

Richard User Profile
March 2018
Stayed with Johanna for 4 nights. Really enjoyed it. Rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable. sleeping with windows open , listening to river sounds and jungle noises at night was really wonderful experience. Her hospitality made us feel like we are staying with a family …
Stephen User Profile
February 2018
Our stay in the little cabin by the river was the perfect way to start our trip to Costa Rica. While the drive down to the cabin seems intimidating, I assure you your car will make it. Johanna was there waiting for us to arrive, she gave us a tour of the beautiful property and …
Ryan User Profile
January 2018
Great place, nice location close to kiteboarding and Restaurants, and an amazing yard.
Sandi User Profile
December 2017
Johanna is an amazing and friendly hostess. Her place is incredibly comfortable and relaxing. The evening breeze and wildlife noises make for a magical stay. We relaxed in the hammocks and spent quality time with her sweet dogs. There is a restaurant very nearby that she recommen…
Gray User Profile
May 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Living Forest. For the budget minded traveler this is a laid back spot away from traffic and tourism. The land is beautiful and the rooms are charming. It has the feel of staying with family... so be ready to accept dogs and cats and lots of bugs. I recomme…
Marc & Tonny User Profile
Marc & Tonny
February 2017
What an amazing place to stay. Waking up with te smell, the sounds and colours of 'the living forest we'll never forget. The beds, shower, kitchen it's perfect!! In the area there is so much to see and do. If you want peace and quietness in nature and don't mind it's 20 min fro…
Linda User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful setting right on the river. Saw howler monkeys and lots of birds. Very quiet and peaceful. Lovely yoga area. Johanna was prompt will all communication. Our visit was unfortunately only 2 nights. Would stay here again.
Johanna User Profile
Response from Johanna:
Thanks so much Linda we absolutely loved having you. Best of wishes on your travels :)
January 2017

Hosted by Johanna

Costa RicaJoined in November 2013
Johanna User Profile
115 Reviews
Johanna is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hi, I am Johanna, the owner of Living Forest.I love nature and animals. I adore living in Costa Rica in this magical piece of land. Yoga, dance and movement, transformation and creativity are close to my heart. I love adventures and enjoy life. I have traveled extensively and …
Languages: English, Español, Français, Suomi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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