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Casa Dulce - fabulous beachfront home located on Playa Pan Dulce, Cabo Matapalo

Sunrise from the front yard on Christmas Day!
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Sunrise from the front yard on Christmas Day!
Casa Dulce from the beach
Kitchen - fully furnished! Large, conventional refrigerator freezer. Security room for all valuables
Living Room - Casa Dulce is an 'open air' rancho style. You feel outside while inside, cozy and safe
View from the kitchen! You can't help but feel drawn toward the beach during a glorious sunrise!
Front bedroom (upstairs). Opens up to the frontyard, where you are likely to be greeted by howlers!
Dipping tub, complete with solar powered waterfall! Imagine hanging in your hammock watching monkeys
Pool is located right off the front porch. Imagine walking up from the beach and jumping in!
Pan Dulce (beach in front of house) This wonderful right point drops you off right at the front step
View from the front porch, hanging in your hammock, looking toward the beach, as Toucans fly by.
Snook fishing in the front yard is always a possibility.  Fun to catch/eat! (pole/fish not included)
Monkeys in the front yard! You are likely to see all four species of monkeys on any given day!
Macaw enjoying an almond in the front yard. These beautiful birds mate for life and visit our trees!
Toucan in the front yard... who doesn't love a Toucan. These magnificent birds are a real treat!
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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas
Casa Dulce is a wonderful open air rancho located right on Playa Pan Dulce, which is one of the best sand beaches in the area. The location alone is reason to stay here, but couple the great location with the beautiful yard and pool and you're in for the trip of a lifetime! Pura Vida! Come visit.
With two bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs, sleeping a total of six, Casa Dulce offers the perfect opportunity for a fantastic family vacation, or a super fun trip for a group of friends.
Unlimited jungle adventures, beach activities and unbeatable spa treatments offered by numerous neighborhood lodges make the stay at Casa Dulce absolutely incredible for all...young and old!
Come to kick back and totally relax in the wonderful Yucatan hammocks strung on the front porch. The view of the beach from the front porch, the kitchen and living...
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About the Owner, Richard H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2016
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 1 review and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by Erick, your caretaker. He will give you the keys and a short tour around the property. Erick speaks English and is eager to help you get settled in. Erick is also available for guided jungle hikes, etc... and can arrange for jungle adventures such as: horseback riding, waterfall repelling, tree climbing/jumping, and other activities.
By chance, if the owner (Rick Hardy) is there, he will greet you and show you around the property, providing tips for maximizing your time at Casa Dulce. Come enjoy the Pura Vida lifestyle!
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Lovely house in a beautiful place! Not a luxury resort, but if you don't mind a little effort to get there and don't need to be waited on... Casa Dulce is a wonderful place to relax and get away from the world. The house has everything you need (except laundry) to just be and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The house is on a beach on the bay side of the Osa. You can cool off in the ocean, or in the pretty little dipping pool just off the porch. Relax with a good book in one of the comfy hammocks and you will be visited by colorful birds, monkeys and the friendly local "jungle dogs." (Seriously, they are friendly and not a bother.) Erik the caretaker is nearby and extremely friendly and helpful.

If you want some adventure, there are many nearby tours of all types that can be arranged... just keep in mind that the drive to and from the local town, Puerto Jiminez, is a bit rough.

I would definitely recommend Casa Dulce and would stay again.

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  • Children's Pool
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    3 Fulls
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
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USD 200
USD 1,200
USD 3,600
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About the neighbourhood
Matapalo is a wonderful little neighborhood, located at the tip of the Penisula de Osa, 18 kilometers Puerto Jimenez. There are several eco-lodges that offer options for drinks and meals within walking distance. You can hike a short way up to Lapa Rios for a fantastic breakfast, lunch or dinner. The view alone is worth the walk.
Don't miss Martina's Bar and Grill...especially on Friday nights. This is the one and only hang-out for both locals and tourists. Great drinks, fantastic food, and finish it off with a little dancing...Martina's is a must!
Getting around
Getting around in the Matapalo area is super easy either by foot or rent car. Once you get to Casa Dulce, you will not really need a car, but if you have one, you can buzz into town for whatever you need/want...
Traveling by foot, whether you're combing the beautiful beaches or you're taking on the challenges of a jungle hike, an old pair of tennis shoes or water shoes will do the trick. Everything, within Matapalo, is within walking distance, but a car or taxi will be required when wanting to go to town. There is a local 'collectivo' that runs twice a day to and from Jimenez.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: San Jose, Costa Rica: 328.0 km
Three options are available for your journey to Matapalo! You may choose one of the following:
Rent car
Commuter plane
If you're on a tight budget, the bus is the way to go. You will get to enjoy many of the cultural aspects of Costa Rica as you make your way south, enjoying all the sights and sounds of the trip!
Rent car - this is a very enjoyable journey with two options: the coast road, or the mountain road (The Pan American Highway). If you have the time and the resources, this is a wonderful way to get to The Osa.
Commuter plane - this is by far the easiest way to get to Puerto Jimenez, which is the nearest town to Matapalo. This journey is painless...traveling less than 45 minutes and you have arrived.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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