This place is absolutely gorgeous! Gorgeous wooden cabins set amongst tropical gardens teeming with ferns, bromeliads, helioconia, and coconut palms (to name just a few). This is the perfect place to plunk down and set up a base for whatever type of vacation you like to have. Punta Uva beach is right in front of Casa Viva - it's gorgeous with translucent green waves that are great for body surfing or go beyond them to float in the water.
Just down the road from Casa Viva is Lucy Tours where you can rent beach cruisers to tool around on. It's a really nice ride to Manzanillo or to Puerto Viejo, but be sure to bring a good light with you to navigate the road in the dark!
Almost every morning, the gardener at Casa Viva would bring by a wheelbarrow with fresh pippa (coconut), take his machete out and expertly whack off the top, handing them up to us with a straw. Yummy!! We loved it so much.
We'd walk down to Selvin's Soda on Friday (they're open Friday thru Sun) and get a bowl of the BEST Rondon in the area and Pargo a la Parilla (grilled Red Snapper) .
Thanks Jeannie! We'll be back and we'll bring friends!More
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