$69 / night
Total guests, Nights

Eladio's Place-Explore Paradise-Palma Real cottage – Home 3737250 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Eladio's Place-Explore Paradise-Palma Real cottage – Home 3737250

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 48 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Palma Real cottage for 4 people. It's located to 15 minutes away from Liberia town in a property of 500 square mts. It's has two bedrooms with A/C and a fully functional kitchen with living room, TV by cable & WiFi. Also, have green areas and a shared pool gorgeous with a private cabin and BBQ with outdoor furniters.

Also, it's the ideal home base from which to explore the natural attractions of North Pacific of Liberia

General information: Explore Paradise Palma Real cottage is about 15 minutes from Liberia. It's in a property of 5000 mts square.

Your host can take you anywhere you need to go, just ask!

At Explore Paradise you can relax in the pool, read, eat under the private cabana, and watch for wildlife. Beautiful birds like orioles, Motmot birds, parrots, and many more are easily seen *we even saw howler monkeys). Bring cash to pay, as getting money in Liberia is not always easy *dollars are commonly accepted, and sometime credit cards are OK). The guest houses have modern conveniences including a full kitchen with groceries just 15 minutes away in Liberia. The most practical clothing is a bathing suit, but remember sunscreen and bug spray. Trips are very inexpensive when you figure you do not have to rent a car, and Eladio takes you to the exact location without any guesswork. Also, many of these locations would not be easily accessed by a car (Eladio has a 4wd Toyota, very rugged). Considering the limited time you might have in Costa Rica, taking a tour with Eladio is a great bargain! Considering the limited time you might have in Costa Rica, taking a tour with Eladio is a great bargain!

Secret waterfall hike: only 45 minutes from Explore Paradise, this secluded waterfall is an exciting back road drive and short hike away. On the way you will see colorful birds and Dry Forest foliage. A short scramble brings you to your own private waterfall and plunge pool! Glide gently into the water, or cliff dive like your guide. There are rocks to sit on/rest on, or take the short swim and sit under the falls!

Snorkel and Fishing Trip: A whole day excursion which includes a beautiful ride through small villages, stopping at a small fishing port about an hour away. From there you will take a wonderful boat ride, and if you like to fish get a line wet too! Then you will snorkel with your guide and … turtles, eagle rays, jack fish, puffers, and many many more. Bring your lunch and dine on your own tropical beach! Try not to get lonely, as there are no other people.

Rainforest: A whole day tour, ride over the continental divide and into the rain forest! Many rare and colorful birds, including toucans! You might also see a sloth (or two or three!), snakes, and many frogs (in the rainy season). Stop at a private hot spring for a relaxing soak before driving home.

Volcano and beach tour: About an hour away, the volcano is in the transitional forest (between the dry and rain forests). There are several volcanic features along a mild to moderate hike. Your host will point out many of the trees, and there are chances to see monkeys (howler monkeys) and many different birds. The beach is a wildlife refuge of white volcanic sand and there are some rocks that hold good amounts of fish. You can also enjoy wildlife such monkeys, coatis, mangrove birds and forest birds.

Palo Verde National Park: One of the rarest birds in Costa Rica, the Jabiru, can be spotted here. Eladio has hosted many ornithologists, and his experience will help you find this beautiful species. Also, crocodile, coati, and capuchin monkeys may be spotted This is a hot area, so make sure to stop at a local waterfall on the way home and cool off.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Twin bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Fax machine
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We have arrangements with local ecotourism operators and can arrange a wide variety of tours as well as transportation to even the most remote sites if needed. Surfing, surf lessons,snorkeling, bird-watching, whale-watching, horseback tours, hot-springs, volcano expeditions and hiking in the national parks are among the most popular activities enjoyed by our guests.

Interaction with guest

I live with my family in the same property where the cottage are. So, I will be waiting to give you the keys of cottage and show you the place. Any information you want or anything you need, I will be at your disposal to help you, during you are staying in our place. "Offering you a peaceful and private place"


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Eladio C.

Tourist License

Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 Oct 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish





73 reviews

Very Good

“A terrible experience, made my trip to waste”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2021

Unprofessional service. We paid in advanced for a week of tours and guidance. Around $1500 to be exact which included meals made by his wife who also helped around. First off food was served in a por… More

“A pleasant adventure”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2019

We stayed at Eladios four days. The house was clean and neat. Their pool was clean and refreshing. It is a great place to use as a central location for seeing all that Guanacaste has to offer or to sp… More

“Great Value and Location for Exploring Guanacaste”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2019

We had a great stay at Eladio’s. He had so much energy and good recommendations for the local parks. Had a few minor issues with the place that were always fixed by the time we got back. The poo… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your review It's a great review We ware more than glad that you had a stay good time in Palma REal cottage. We would like to see you in a future Thanks a lot ELadio Castro

“Bait and switch”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2019

On November 27, 2018, I booked 'Eladio's Place- Palma Real Cottage'. My choice was based on the TripAdvisor rating and the accompanying photos. That same day I received a TripAdvisor co… More

Response from the owner Mr. Peter, I made my big mistake by booking that double house. When I saw it, I did put in touch with you. I offered you sofia cottage. Because I thought you had no alternative to stay. If I know you never stay in Sofia's cabin. We could fix that. to return the money. But you came to see the house and decided to take the keys to the house and you went to visit other people and you came to stay the last night. The times I called you, you treated me very badly. Your character is terrible! It is impossible to fix something with your temper.

“Wonderful place to stay”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2019

Eladio's bungalow was a wonderful place to stay. Very clean and had everything we needed. Eladio was very helpful with giving us direction to the area's attractions - drawing maps and routes… More

Response from the owner Constance and Pat was so great people. We were more than glad they stayed in Palma Real cottage. THey are very friendly, communicative and very careful with the place. Highly Recommended.


Reviewed 25 Dec 2018

Excelente lugar y muy buena atención de sus propietarios. Lugar limpio y Eladio siempre está dispuesto a ayudar en lo que el huésped necesite

Response from the owner Muchas gracias Eduardo, Más que felices de que esten hospedado en Eladio's Place. Muchas gracias por su review!

“Wonderful family stay”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2018

Eladio was the perfect host. We are very adventurous and he helped us plan our daily excursions. We snorkeled, fished, zip-lined, tubed and went horseback riding. We even saw the rainforest and many o… More

Response from the owner We went more than glad to have had Carol and family in our cottage Palma Real. They are a beautiful family, friendly and a venture family ! I recommend them highly! Thanks Carol for everything! Say hello to Spencer and Lauran! PURA VIDA Eladio Castro

“First time in Costa Rica”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2018

We enjoyed staying at Eladios, I really liked all the wild birds, iguana,a big cane toad , fire flies and geckos that were around. The house was comfy and we had the pool to ourselves. We went on a a… More

“Nice Cottage in Nearly Ideal Location for Guanacaste National Parks”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2018

Eladio's place is located in possibly the perfect spot for visiting Guanacaste National Parks. In 4 days we visited Palo Verde (45 mins away), Rincon de la Vieja (30 mins), Lomas Barbudal (DON&#… More

Response from the owner Mike, Muchísimas gracias por todo! Me siento muy feliz por conocerles, porque se hospedaron en Eladio's Place y por la confianza depositada en nosotros! Pura Vida my friend!

“Surfing witches rock!”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2018

We went on a surfing trip with Elaudio as our guide. He and friend Oscar picked us up at dreams resort, guanacaste, party of 5. He had all the surf boards and 4 wheel drive land cruiser. We headed ou… More

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