We rented both the beach and jungle side for a large family getaway. For most of the time we hung out on the jungle side. It was great!!! The outdoor kitchen and deck were the perfect place to cook and accommodate everyone. We loved it. The large pool and the view from the beach side were also a big hit. And EVERYONE loved the slide pool on the jungle side which was so much fun!! The rooms were clean and beds were super comfortable. The place itself was perfection!
The negatives, which weren’t many, was that it was up a mountain and it was hard to get to a store or anything easily. We needed to arrange for transportation. The manager is extremely accommodating and will arrange for literally ANYTHING that you need. They can even have someone go shopping and drop it off at the villas. They can arrange for whatever you want, which is great, but we found Costa Rica much more expensive to do things like hire a cook or arrange for housekeeping than other places that we visited. Not the owners fault, that was just the country.
All in all we LOVED our time at this vacation rental. The wild life was AMAZING. We saw toucans, iguanas, monkeys and frogs. The place itself was incredible and if you have to pick between the sides definitely go with the jungle side.
This place is incredible - beautiful grounds, gorgeous jungle views, lots of birds and monkey sightings, fun pool and waterslide for the kids, lots of areas to relax or eat together. A perfect place for one or more families or groups of friends to stay. Nina was our super-friendly host and personal concierge, and she arranged several activities for us: surf lessons, horseback riding, on-site couples massage. The only thing to realize about this place is that it is ~10min drive inland from Playa Hermosa, straight uphill, so put your car in 1st gear and chug slowly up the hill. The serenity and views are worth it.
Casa la Cima was the perfect vacation house for our family of four. The pool was clean and perfect in every way. The air conditioning kept us cool. We saw toucans on our first day and watched birds of prey hunt the rainforest every day. From the house you can watch the famous beach break at Playa Hermosa. The location is distant enough from Jaco to not be bothered by crowds and parties. This is a wonderful home base for your central coast activities.