A stay at Sierpe del Pacifico is Costa Rica at its finest...remote and comfortable accommodations...nature in its purest form all around you...adventure rich...much more affordable for families than the Drake Bay Eco-Lodges
This is your chance to completely escape the monotonous grind of everyday life and rejuvenate your body and mind with a healthy dose of natural beauty, active adventure, and cultural authenticity. All five senses will be on full alert here, each one contributing to an overall sense of joy and relaxation. Start your mornings with the sounds of howler monkeys, the sight of tropical sunrises, and the aroma of Costa Rican coffee that would put Starbucks to shame. Fill you days with a plethora of river, ocean, or rainforest adventure, all available directly from your front steps. Finally, wind down the evening watching the flight of white ibis across the sunset over Isla Violin with a cold cervesa or mojito in hand. Sound like paradise to you...we think so too!
Our cabina's location on the Sierpe River - a fully navigable river that flows into the Pacific Ocean - serves as a direct connection to all of the best adventure activities that Costa Rica is known for. Accessible directly from the front steps of the cabina are 5 kilometers of hiking trails that weave through primary rainforest, wetlands, mangroves, and 3 tropical fruit filled gardens - all great for wildlife watching and birding. Feel free to help yourself to the fruit as well, the resident monkeys certainly do! Four kayaks are stored on-site and are yours to use for exploring the river and its tributaries.
Are you a fan of fishing? If so, you'll be glad to know that some sizable red snapper and snook have been caught from the two riverfront piers. For adrenaline junkies some pretty intense mountain biking and horseback riding trails connect the SDP property to the Mirimar mountain range to the south. Finally, if you just want to sit back and enjoy the wide open views of three coastal mountain ranges, Isla Violin, and the daily flights of macaws, toucans, and parrots over the river, two additional hill-top scenic overlook verandas are just a couple minutes walk from the cabina.
In addition to the on-site activities, it is highly recommended that you arrange for a variety of tour boats to pick you up at the riverfront dock for some of the ocean related activities that have made this area so popular with tourists. Favorites include deep-sea fishing (world class in-shore and off-shore), snorkeling, diving (Costa Rica's most renowned), and wildlife watching in Corcovado National Park.
The cabina itself is only 2 years old and was built in the signature Sierpe del Pacifico 'refined rustic' style. Large beamed exotic hardwoods combine with lofted ceilings and ample use of screened in windows to emphasize views of, and harmony with, the natural surroundings. A 215 sq. ft. veranda has rocking chairs, a breakfast nook, and lounger available to relax in while enjoying the amazing views. Despite being very isolated and completely off the grid here, a well appointed solar system, on demand hot water, and 3G cell phone coverage will keep you comfortable and connected. Ask about internet options. The beds are all custom made from exotic hardwoods, have orthopedic mattresses, and use high thread count sheets.
While the enjoyment of our river retreat provides the ultimate in tranquility, beauty, and seclusion, it must be said that this experience is better geared towards those who are adventurous and enjoy physical activities. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a decent sized hill. While the cabina is brand new and provides a wide range of modern comforts and conveniences, you must remember that you are “off the grid” and in the middle of a tropical rainforest. This cabin does not have air conditioning, but 4 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the cabina comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!
This home is not suitable for children aged 2 and under. Ask about suitability for children ages 3-6.
Left on 12/17/2014 for a stay in December 2014 | kozlovich
Wow ! Our 3rd visit to Sierpe del Pacifico. The number of animal & fish species that we saw/caught is getting long. We only have a few species of fish on our list that we haven't yet caught. My advise is to take time to learn the river. We were advised by the staff about tides & tackle methods. We scored on some delicious snook. I won't say the ocean is a slam dunk but we've never missed. Book a day on the Pacific. You'll be glad that you did. The bird activity was really good. Tucans galore. Bring good optics if you want to bird watch or take pics. We learned a bit about dealing with the rain. Always be prepared for a rain shower & have boots or over shoes.
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Howard & Debby
Most Magical, Relaxing Vacation we ever had!
Left on 03/17/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Howard & Debby
We spent 5 nights in this Jungle Paradise for our 25th anniversary and we can't wait to go back! This was by far the most relaxing, awe inspiring vacation we ever had. Right from our first contact with Cassidy our experience was flawless, and Guillermo was a perfect host. He was always available for questions, happy to talk and share his knowledge of the river and Sierpe, and to help with arranging various trips.
What you see in the photos and read in the description and reviews is exactly what you get - no surprises! Just Paradise! We loved waking up every morning to the Howler Monkeys, enjoyed the visits daily by the White Faced Monkeys, and the added Sloth one evening was icing on the cake.
We did take a couple of the trips including a snorkling trip to Cano Island, which we highly recommend. We also went horseback riding with Rosita which is another highly recommended activity. The night boat tour was another great event, and taking advantage of the kayaks is a must do!!
The home was absolutely fantastic, we loved the fact that there was no air conditioning, (there are ceiling fans which do the trick) breathing fresh air 24/7 for 5 days was magic. And the bugs were of no problem at all, truly we didn't have a problem all day, the mosquitos would come out after sun down, but nothing that some bug repellent couldn't handle, nothing more than we deal with here in Virginia :)
Honestly, when we left Sierpe del Pacifico and headed to Dominical we were both a little heavy in the heart. It actually took almost two days to stop wishing we were back in our Jungle home. With games to play, books to read, fully stocked kitchen, comfortable bed, refreshing showers (plenty of hot water if you wanted it) Toucans, Monkeys, Sloths, Beautiful Butterflies - everything you need for a restful, relaxing vacation. We are already planning our return for next year to celebrate our 26th anniversary!
Left on 03/02/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This was one of the best vacations ever.No doubt the best staff i have ever been around.from Guillermo who went ought of his way to make our stay great,to Steve on our fishing trips,to Marc about building a house in sierpe.I consider them great friends of mine.the river,the rain forest,the ocean awsome cant wait to get back there.
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