Testimonials

At Charlie’s Jungle House, guest satisfaction is our most important priority. Please read this selection of verified reviews from TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Booking.com and our Facebook page. We hope you will visit us soon!
Pura Vida! Charlie

  • Super Unterkunft!

    Sehr bequemes Bett. Freundliches Personal. Kleine Küche um selber zu kochen!

    Lenard, Switzerland — September 2017
  • The Sunset is "bucket List" worthy!

    Charlie, staff, and Family are nothing less than great people. Love our time there and would host them all at our home in Atlanta. Thank you all for a wonderful experience and incredibly relaxing stay.

    Robert, Georgia, USA — September 2017
  • Amazing place to connect your soul with nature and yourself

    It's an excellent place, I can say is not a fancy place, but have everything to spend a great holidays with your family or friends. The staff is super friendly and there is always someone around to assist you. The beach is very nice and a safe place .

    Vladimir, Costa Rica — September 2017
  • Perfect!

    Our room was comfortable and clean. Monkeys visited our terrace in the mornings. We chose to add breakfast and what a surprise! Breakfast was fabulous and delivered to our room. Charlie set up some tours for us and even arranged pasta and pizza delivered to our room from a local resraurant. Beautiful sunsets! Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Charles, Indiana, USA — September 2017
  • Close to Beach

    We had a wonderful stay! Close to the beach, great accommodation, and Charlie is an amazing host :) We will be back one day for sure.

    Rob, Costa Rica — September 2017
  • I highly recommend Charlie's Jungle House!!!!!

    Excellent vacation getaway! My room was beautiful! The food was delicious! The staff gave me such a warm welcome I immediately felt as though I was visiting with friends. My room was cleaned every day, there was excellent wifi, and even free Netflix in my room. Close to the beach with beautiful sunsets. Charlie's Jungle House is my new favorite vacation destination. I highly recommend it and plan to stay there again.

    Melissa, Alaska, USA — September 2017
  • Habitación espectacular, calidad-precio muy por encima de lo general.

    Playas típicas de Costa Rica, com mucho oleaje, pero playa larga y cómoda. En el hotel hay duchas exteriores donde puedes quitarte la arena de la playa antes de acceder a la habitación. Ésta incluye cocina para prepararte cualquier cosa en cualquier momento del día, nevera, ducha grande con jabones de calidad, lavabo muy aseado todo. Genial!

     , Costa Rica — September 2017
  • Eccellente

    Bellissima casetta con terrazza sul mare sembra quasi di stare sopra un albero. Location tranquilla in mezzo alla natura. Charlie ci ha accolto in modo splendido ed è stato pronto e disponibile nel soddisfare le nostre richieste

    Marco, Italy — August 2017
  • Charlie's Jungle House is one of the best places on Earth!

    Nestled on a strip of private black sand beach bordering marshland and the rainforest, it's like a sampler pack of the beautifully diverse terrain Costa Rica has to offer. When we arrived a family of monkeys passed though the grounds as if to welcome us. We also saw a few sloths on the property, a baby crocodile, humming birds, tiny lizards, huge iguanas, butterflies, and a gang of friendly neighborhood dogs. If you want more adventure, Manuel Antonio national park is near by and offers a variety of guided tours. We did a boat tour on the river and had an even more intimate monkey encounter. Charlie's cabins are each unique, we stayed in the iguana and in the glass house. The properties are well maintained and clean, but you are in the rainforest so expect a bit of moisture and an occasional insect visitor. Tiny ants will pursue any sweets left out so be sure to keep foods refrigerated like you would anywhere else. I didn't see any spiders and I felt very safe. The cabins have cable and wifi, even HBO (GAME OF THRONES in english!) the wifi drags when it rains and works best in the morning from my experience. But who's needs tech when you're in paradise?! Getting to Charlie's seems a bit intimidating since the place doesn't have an actual address. But oddly enough, you can't miss it. It shows up as jungle house in google maps. I would recommend renting a 4x4, but beware of low rental rates. I reserved a vehicle for $25 per week via economy, and once I arrived they told me I would have to include government mandated liability insurance making the total $350 plus a $2,500 hold on my account. We ended up renting from Alamo in San Jose for around 400 including gps and a much cheaper refundable deposit of 1000. The drive is a little under 3hrs, but it's super scenic so it feels like less time. Make sure to time your journey so you don't arrive at night! Stay one night in San Jose if your flight gets in late. One of the best parts of jungle house is Charlie himself! He and his family/ staff were very hospitable and genuine. They made us delicious free breakfast every morning and were helpful on all fronts. We left feeling like family, and we will definitely come back! Finally, on a more personal/meta note, I feel that some universal favor led me here:) . I initially booked different accommodations that were cancelled the day before due to issues with the water supply. Charlie's was nearby and available, and turned out to be exactly what I wanted and needed! I found out he spent years living in My Chicago neighborhood, plus several other fortuitous coincidences. I felt so at home and blessed ; I am so glad the first place cancelled!! I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!!!!

    Shani, Illinois, USA — August 2017
  • great hosts

    Charlie and his family were great hosts. They made a early morning departure back to SJO airport much easier by waking up before dawn and cooking us a full breakfast. This type of service was amazing and we so appreciated the hot coffee and pancakes. The home was right across from the beach and we had a great time looking at the waves. There were monkeys and other wildlife. Nice location and the glass house was really cool. We had a few bugs but they were happy to spray without us asking and also it's to be expected. Our son who is 5 liked the house.

    Rebecca, Florida, USA — August 2017
  • La casa sull'albero

    Sembra davvero la casetta sull'albero! In un paradiso sperduto in mezzo alla giungla e di fronte a una spiaggia mozzafiato.....abbiamo dormito in un bungalow con vista mare terrazzino camera cucina e bagno davvero bellissimo considerato il prezzo super economico! Un posto romantico e assurdo perfettamente inserito nel contesto!

    Pelio24, Turin, Italy — August 2017
  • Hang Loose

    Charlie war ein sehr aufmerksamer, überaus hilfsbereiter und freundlicher Gastgeber. Die Unterkunft liegt im ruhigen Matapalo fast direkt am Strand. Das Haus ist umgeben von Regenwald und Faultieren, Tukan, Affen, ... Wie in einem Nationalpark! Man kann sehr gut entspannen, surfen lernen und einfach die Schönheit des dunklen Strandes und die Sonne genießen.

    Benjamin & Nathalie, Germany — July 2017
  • Un super séjour dans un endroit plus qu'amical!

    L'accueil de Charlie, de ses amis et de son personnel était génial! On se sentait comme chez nous. Nous logions dans une chambre très aérée avec une relativement belle vue sur le Pacifique. Même si cette chambre donnait sur la rue, cela reste un endroit très calme. Charlie est très présent, il nous conseille activités, restaurants... Nous avons donc pu prendre un super cours de surf avec son fils ; bon prof et bons conseils. Un endroit à conseiller!

    Baïlo, Belgium — July 2017
  • Not a pretentious beach stay at all, just lovely and comfortable!

    Don't come here if you're looking for a fancy, pretentious resort. It's very homey, relaxing, and comfortable. It provided us an amazing, relaxing end to our honeymoon. They even did a load of our laundry for free! We would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Audrey, USA — July 2017
  • The place to be

    Great beaches. Fun with the kids. Love the monkeys that come play everyday around 3- 4 in the afternoon.

    Chad, USA — July 2017
  • Charlie's Slice of Heaven

    CHARLIE!!! CHARLIE!!! CHARLIE!!! He is a very gracious and accommodating bi-lingual host with a wonderful personality, a servant's heart, and an incredible knowledge of the area. Local flora and fauna abundant (monkeys, iguanas, butterflies, geckos, dragonflies, birds, throughout his property). Funky little jungle hideaways available for just two up to larger family groups. Beach side camping available if you have your own equipment. (Don't expect 5 star luxury, but you'll get 5 star service.) A quick stroll across the property and you're on the beach (beach towels, benches, hammocks, lounge chairs, picnic table available free of charge). Great place to search for sand dollars. Surfing lessons (by Charlie's son) and horseback riding (near by) available upon request. Laundry service & limited food delivery is available upon request.

    MNBryant, USA — July 2017
  • Best place for your Costa Rican vacation!

    Our nights at Charlie's Jungle House were simply amazing. We stayed at the Glass House and we enjoyed every single moment. The room is huge, clean and nicely decorated, there is a small furnished kitchen and a tv corner. The house is literally in the jungle and only a few meters from a beautiful beach! Charlie is simply the perfect host, he is funny and friendly, he gave us great tips about locations and activities and even cooked our breakfasts!

    Biancamaria, Italy — July 2017
  • Peaceful and Beautiful

    We felt werry welcome at Charlies place. He and his team are verry helpfull and kind. The place is peacefull and beautifull. We stayed there vor several nights and didnt regret it. Thank you verry much for the wonderfull time:)

    David, Switzerland — June 2017
  • El lugar muy tranquilo

    La simpatia de Chalie y sus informaciones sobre lugares interesantes; el entorno, los animales, el apartamento era comodo y bien equipado

    Cristina Fernandez Plaza, Spain — June 2017
  • True Pura Vida

    The location is very convenient, with short distance to Quepos, Corcovado, Marine Ballena, several waterfalls, San Isidro, etc. - and it is in a NON-TOURIST LOCAL VILLAGE, which may be a pro or a con but was exactly what we were looking for, going on an exploration trip with two school-aged kids. At the same time, one can still enjoy a night or two out in busy Dominical which is only a 10-min car ride away. Charlie's facilities are basic with several houses/cabins on the property with direct access to the beach. The beach is never crowded, very natural and perfect for swimming in both high and low tide due to its gradual slope. Early mornings and sunsets are simply glorious. Each house/cabin is different in size, layout, furnishing and style, but if you miss/need anything in yours, the host will go out of his way to accommodate your needs. Inside the cabins you will have a kitchenette to cook your own food or can go out to restaurants (warning - restaurants are expensive in costa rica, better food and faster service and 1/4 the price in local “Sodas”). Breakfast at Charlie's is included, and is very home-style with Charlie who himself lives on the property and runs the place - he is an American Costa Rican (or vice versa), his staff are a young local guys (including his son), who are very friendly and down-to-earth, they gave us surfing lessons, which were a lot of fun. We have seen as many animals at the property (monkeys, sloths, iguanas and even a croc) as in national parks. Kids had a lot of fun with Charlie's 3 friendly dogs. We would recommend the place if you are looking for a "non-hotel", truly local costa rican experience - while with all the amenities like hot water, ac, satellite tv, wifi, etc., and most importantly, a true PURA VIDA spirit :)

    Gala, New York, USA — June 2017
  • Pura Vida

    Το προσωπικό ήταν απλά το καλύτερο που έχω συναντήσει ποτέ!

    Grigorios, Greece — June 2017
  • Peace and Quiet

    We chose Charlie's jungle House for the peace and quiet. If you want a resort and keep busy then book one of those. If you want to feel you were staying with a friend then this is your place. All the comforts you will need and plenty to do around. Found great restaurants, jungle hikes, waterfalls and the quietest beach I have ever been on. Trust me you will not be sorry and will have a new friend in Costa Rica!

    Jim, Texas, USA — May 2017
  • Charlie's seaside suites are awesome

    We thoroughly enjoyed the location so close to a moderately private beach at Playa Mata Palo- Charlie has his own area with chairs set up for lounging. Room was great, bed was very comfortable. There was even a blender for us to make Pina Colada's, and a great little market just down the street. Beautiful location, breakfast was exceptional, and we definitely enjoyed the personalities of Charlie and all of his workers. 10/10 would definitely stay again.

    Sean, Minnesota, USA — May 2017
  • Charlie's place was great!

    Delicious breakfasts in the morning, the beach was beautiful and secluded, and the room was really comfortable!

    Leenie, California, USA — May 2017
  • Solitude at its best

    An overall great place to stay with a vast beach to explore.

    Albert, Canada — May 2017
  • Ideal tropical spot to relax without being crowded.

    Charlie is a gracious host, the location is amazing! Beachfront with warm water and it's not crowded... priceless! It's primitive, so get you beer in neighboring Dominical. The internet is slow, but that's been the case throughout the country. I think that will change in the next few years. Of course I'd like the staff to follow me around with fresh beers, but I'd have to spend a LOT more money for that :)

    Matthew, USA — May 2017
  • 100% recomendado

    La habitación era muy cómoda y acogedora, el trato con la mascota maravilloso, la ubicación muy buena

    Carlos Andrés, Costa Rica — May 2017
  • Short walk to an incredible beach!

    Super nice place to stay with a very short walk to an incredible beach! Charlie was a gracious host who clearly enjoys his life and welcoming new people into it! Our only regret is that we didn't plan to spend more time with him in his lovely and very clean Iguana Suite! Thanks Charile!...next time...a longer stay! :)

    Diane, Wisconsin, USA — April 2017
  • Nos encantó el contacto con la naturaleza, la tranquilidad del lugar, la pasamos super bien!

    Es un lugar muy tranquilo, relajante, limpio, con camas cómodas, agua caliente, un delisioso desayuno incluido... cómodo para pasar el tiempo que desees, el contacto con la naturaleza y el mar es la recarga necesaria para continuar el camino, Charlie es un excelente anfitrión, atento, llevadero y hace buenas recomendaciones para visitar otros lugares durante la estadía en la zona.

    Rebeca, Costa Rica — April 2017
  • We don’t even know where to start, it was that great...

    Charlie was so personable and helpful and his staff was too. The breakfast that was included was more than a nice touch (and delicious) and having dinner prepared for us one night as well was a special treat. The place Charlie recommended for lunch (La Percela) is a hidden gem. The glass house and the property in general gave us a front row seat to the daily late afternoon monkey show. How amazing is that??? The beach access could not have been better—cross the gravel road and you’re there, enjoying the beach with at most 10 other people, making this a truly unique experience. As others have posted, Matapalo is off the beaten path. If you’re looking for crowds, this is not the place for you. If you’re looking to relax, watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, collect sand dollars and enjoy the waves, look no further than this house or any of Charlie’s establishments. You won’t be disappointed. We also highly suggest taking a trip to Nauyaca Falls, which is only about ½ hour away. Well worth the hike to see and to stay and swim.

    Cinda, Pennsylvania, USA — April 2017
  • Five stars off the beaten path!

    Charlie was a perfect host as well as tour source for all our needs. He treats everyone like family with his warmth and friendliness! There was nothing I didn't like. I wish I had stayed here my entire vacation!

    Liz, USA — April 2017
  • Ein wunderbarer Urlaub

    Top Lage nur 1 Minute zum Strand, sehr nettes Personal, ruhige Lage, Das Zimmer war groß und mit einer Küchenniesche ausgestattet, mehrmals tgl, kommen Kapuzieräffchen vorbei und man sieht kleine und grosse Echen. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder

    Ellen, Germany — April 2017
  • J' y retournerais volontiers

    Personnel serviable et chaleureux. Maisonnette dans la foret face à la plage. Propre, calme. Belle mer , Pas de foule. A quelques minutes de Manuel Antonio sans le bruit et la foule.YNous avons adoré. Le meilleur de notre voyage.

    Michele, Canada — April 2017
  • Nettes Hotel für ruhige Tage

    Es ist ein einfach geführtes Hotel. Alles ist sauber. Die Klimaanlage funktioniert genauso wie das Wlan sehr gut. Charly ist sehr hilfsbereit. Toll für einige erholsame Tage. Wer Einsamkeit mag und den Trubel hinter sich lassen will, ist hier richtig.

    Martin, Germany — April 2017
  • Perfect jungle lodge with the perfect host

    It is exactly what a jungle lodge should be. Surrounded by jungle and animals and as a bonus the ocean just a stone throw away. Charly was the perfect host. Was my first time there but definitely not the last! Nothing not to like!

    Cornel, USA — April 2017
  • Perfect for my family and our puppy

    Located on the beach, the studio my family stayed was perfect. Our little puppy was also welcomed.

    Kenneth, Florida, USA — April 2017
  • Quiet getaway on the beach

    Charlie and his staff are super friendly, and very helpful. We loved the monkeys traveling thru the property every night. The breakfast meal is good. We plan to visit them again. Thanks Charlie!

    Robert, USA — April 2017
  • Beautiful Beach

    We stayed in the Iguana suite with our 2 kids for 4 days this month. We can't say enough good things about the location, staff and accommodations. Beautiful beach, exciting jungle environment, fun activities, helpful and friendly staff...and it goes on and on. Loved it here and can't wait to go back.

    Melinda, Canada — March 2017
  • Amazing Host

    Charlie gives a positive and friendly vibe. Perfect location 2 minutes walking from room to the beach. If you want to relax and stay outside the crowd, this is a great place.

    Harvey, Costa Rica — March 2017
  • Perfect vacation in a wonderful apartment

    Charlie is a really nice host, he helped us in everything to make us feel wonderful at his house.private beach access, good strong wi-fi, delicious breakfast, clean apartment, safe parking, friendly staff, monkeys in the trees, big screened tv, AC, fan, beach towels, surf lessons...What else do you need for a perfect getaway? Only recommended.

    Hajszan, Hungary — March 2017
  • Paradise!

    The owner Charlie is just great, you feel at home first minute you meet him. You can see he loves his guests. Rooms are clean and comfortable, yes they even have tv and a/c but you better hear and feel the ocean which is 100m away. Beach is sandy, hamakas or chairs already prepared by Charlie. Paradise!

    Pavel, Czech Republic — March 2017
  • Charlie's place is wonderful!

    It is literally steps from the beach. Charlie is really welcoming and each suite provides enough to have it feel like an apartment on the beach. Matapalo is a quite beach, which is much less crowded than Uvita and Dominical but offers miles of walking along the beach (lots of sand dollars, too!). Thanks again for a wonderful time, we wish we could have stayed longer :)

    Maddie, Vermont, USA — March 2017
  • Good accommodation where you can relax and enjoy the beach.

    The Glass House was lovely accommodation just a short stroll to a quiet beach. The A/C in the room was very welcome. Charlie is a cheerful host and very welcoming. Nearby Hacienda Baru has nice walks and bird watching.

    Christine, United Kingdom — February 2017
  • Amazing host for an amazing beach.

    First the beach because I guess that's why you want to come here... Imagine you're an explorer setting foot on the shores of Matapalo after a long hectic journey and, depending from where you're coming from, it might be close to the truth. How can you not be subjugated by this long stretch of golden sand fringed by a lush vegetation? And most of it, nobody. Or nearly. Just you and the sound of the crashing waves... Colourful birds chirping in the trees, flocks of pelicans flying above the waves, cheeky monkeys jumping from branch to palms, ... Picture perfect paradise. The best place to linger in a hammock, sip a coconut or a beer, dip in the warm ocean, play guitar at sunset around a bonfire, ...

    Second, the hotel. We were lucky to have the Iguana lodge which could accommodate two couples. But all the bungalows are spacious, bright, full of storage/hanging space, lovely bathroom too. Comfortable bed. The breakfast made of fruit juice, coffee, fresh fruits, pancakes or toasts plus egg as you will is tasty and will fill you for a while. If you don't want to go further for lunch, the quesadillas were the best I had.

    But the best is yet to come. Charlie is the perfect host. Attentive, naturally welcoming, full of Informations about what to do and where to eat in the area, very chatty, ... Very very relaxed. My husband said that if Charlie was more layback, he'll fall over. Actually, you're not a guest. Because at the end of your stay you'll have the impression to say goodbye to that eccentric uncle from Costa Rica.

    Isabelle, United Kingdom — February 2017
  • Good accommodation where you can relax and enjoy the beach.

    The Glass House was lovely accommodation just a short stroll to a quiet beach. The A/C in the room was very welcome. Charlie is a cheerful host and very welcoming. Nearby Hacienda Baru has nice walks and bird watching.

    Christine, United Kingdom — February 2017
  • très bien

    Charlie et son fils Andrew sont d’une attention particulière avec les clients, proximité de la plage,et la tranquillité!

    Denis, Canada — February 2017
  • Great stay

    Quiet and peaceful place in beautiful surroundings. Direct beach access.
    Very friendly host. Gave us an upgrade as soon as better room was available.
    Lot of things to do in the area. We wish we had stayed more than three nights.

    Pawel, Germany — February 2017
  • Best place we stayed in CR!

    We loved everything. Charlie’s staff was amazing! He has an amazing property tucked away in the jungle, but right across from the beach. Very relaxing and will definitely visit again!

    Mary, USA — February 2017
  • Un lugar hermoso

    Muy acogedor y excelente atención de Andrés; el Cheff y Don Charlie. Un lugar alejado de la contaminación; una playa hermosa; seguro y familiar.

    Natacha, Costa Rica — February 2017
  • Amazing location.

    Super close to the beach. Super hospitable. The place was perfectly equipped with everything you can possibly need. Definitely will come back soon!!

    Jazmine, Los Angeles, California, USA — February 2017
  • Excellent place, great hospitality.

    It’s the best place for enjoy a romantic stay with your couple.

    Marvin Donaire, — January 2017
  • fantastic! we’d loved to have stayed longer…

    Friendly staff, located right at the beach. Clean modern rooms. Monkeys and iguana’s in the garden. Great help with questions asked and booking tours.

    Joost, Netherlands — January 2017
  • A perfect 10 out of 10

    Even before our arrival Charlie was making a special effort to make sure we were well taken care of. During our stay we were treated with top class service and would strongly recommend all to be guests of Charlie’s Jungle House. Truly the perfect travel destination.

    Darryl, Canada — January 2017
  • A tranquil beachfront paradise

    Charlie’s Jungle House was the absolutely perfect jungle-meets-beach refuge for 2 New Yorkers seeking relaxation and tranquility. Charlie is a friendly and warm host who is so committed to the comfort of his guests. We stayed in one of the cute studios equipped with a kitchenette, hot water and extensive windows for treeline views. The beach was luxuriously beautiful and sparsely populated. Charlie’s kitchen staff who prepared delicious breakfasts each morning were so kind and helpful. All in all, staying at Charlie’s Jungle House was an exceptional experience and we can’t wait to return as soon as possible.

    Kathryn, USA — January 2017
  • Amazing place

    Feels like heaven. Charlie is an amazing host, so far the best host we met in Costa Rica. The place is by the beach, the staff great and very friendly, feels like home! I totally recommend it. Hope we will come again.

    Souky, Montreal, Canada — January 2017
  • We absolutely loved everything about our stay at Charlie’s.

    Rent any room in his group and it’s all amazing. The property is both sides of the road that lead up to the beach, has a few tables, chairs and sets of loungers on the beach. The beach was soft sand, and is really wide at low tide, beautiful sunset, and you can see the moon and sun at sunrise on the beach – very cool. The best part is that it’s not heavily populated! There are a couple bed and breakfasts there, but only a handful. Most of the time we were on the beach by ourselves! The water was warm and felt soft, it was the strangest thing! There was also tons of wildlife on and surrounding his property. Sloths just down the road, iguanas and white-faced capuchins visit several times a day. a little bit south on the beach, there is a sea turtle hatchery and we stumbled upon turtles hatching on our morning walk – amazing!!! I saw 6 species of birds while sitting at the table outside our room for 10 minutes. Truly an oasis! Its about 25-30 minutes north of Uvita and maybe 15-20 from Manuel Antonio – though you’d probably walk there faster on the beach! Haha! Cute little town, and Charlies suggestions were right on point. Breakfast was delicious, staff was so kind, and beautiful and well-kept property. We can’t wait to come back – this time we’ll stay longer! Do yourself a favor and book it now. You won’t regret it.

    Abby, Dayton, Ohio, USA — January 2017
  • Charlies jungle house ist einfach perfekt!

    Nur 50 Meter bis zum herrlichen Strand. Bisher das Schoenste, was wir erleben durften. Charlie und seine Jungs sind die perfekten Gastgeber, egal was für Fragen oder Probleme man hat, es wird sich sofort drum gekümmert und erledigt. Perfekt ist, dass man gratis Surf- und Boogieboards leihen kann. Hier muss man sich einfach wohlfuehlen, alles sehr familiär und liebevoll. Auch die Touren, die Charly organisiert sind super, man sieht viel und alles ist vom Service kaum zu toppen. Besonders schön sind die Tips vonnöten Charlie bezüglich Essen (Guava nova bei Peter, Anja und Kevin) und was man in der ansehe unternehmen kann. Die Zeit war einfach zu schnell vorbei! Wennn wir nochmal nach Matapalo kommen, dann weit aus länger! Wir haben uns mehr als wohl und gut aufgehoben gefühlt! Thanks a lot Charlie!

    Petra, Surcuolm, Switzerland — January 2017
  • Wonderful place!

    Charlie is a wonderful host. He makes sure we are comfortable and well care for. His recommendations for things to do, where to eat are excellent. The place is next to jungle and ocean so you have very interesting time to see wildlife and walk the beach. We saw tucans, birds, slothes right in the gardens! The rooms are very nice and roomy.

    Nga, USA — December 2016
  • Perfect place, close to beach, friendly family atmosphere

    From the moment we met Charlie, he made us feel so welcome. The most recent upgrade to the Jungle House is his new lounge – bar and restaurant. Kerbin, the chef, is amazing with the special dishes he prepares -eg his salad with shrimp and a special dessert called Marianne’s Flan. Towels were changed everyday along with apt being cleaned. The beach was just across the road with hammocks put out for you to relax in. For peaceful surroundings and tranquillity, you can find no better place. Thank you Charlie and Kerbin for a wonderful stay.

    Arend, Canada — November 2016
  • Charlie’s place was a great place to end a week in Costa Rica

    The small, quiet resort is on a beach that has a few other rentals along it, so it is private while still being a place where you can meet other people if you’d like. The cabins are modern and comfortable, and the new Jungle Room restaurant and bar, with it’s friendly Tico staff is already a great addition. A supermarket and restaurant are just a few houses up the road. The quiet, private beach is beautiful. I only wish I could have stayed for the town’s annual sea turtle release festival!

    Andrea, Rochester, Minnesota, USA — November 2016
  • We had a great time at Charlies!

    The location and beach are magnificent and we loved our room. Charlie is a great guy who gave us some awesome suggestions on things to do so that made it even better. We are looking forward to coming back soon.

    Frank, Austin, Texas, USA — November 2016
  • My friend and I had a lovely weekend at Charlie’s

    The house is literally 3 minutes from the beautiful Matapalo beach. Charlie was extremely responsive (we had a couple of questions before booking and he answered very promptly) and helpful. He picked us up in Quepos and drove us to the house, then to a wonderful and affordable seafood restaurant when we told him we wanted to have fish for dinner. He is very knowledgeable about Costa Rica and you can tell all his neighbours love him. Breakfast on the terrace was delicious and the view was enchanting. He made us feel at home – we just regretted we were not staying longer! Our stay was absolutely perfect and we’re definitely going back soon. Nothing to improve! Thanks again for everything Charlie – Pura Vida

    Julie, London, United Kingdom — November 2016
  • Explore pura vida as its best!

    Me and my friend have been here on our backpacking tour. It is such a lovely place. Beautiful people in front of a never ending beach. Especially the Terrasse in our accommodation was awesome. Just sitting in middle of jungle and seeing the beauty of nature…. one day we ll be back 🙂

    Marco, Munich, Germany — October 2016