Great Hummingbirds, Birding, Nature Photography and Family Vacation moments.
Quinta GALEON is an accessible and beautiful, small and exclusive VRBO country lodge for selective guests, -from a solo traveler, a couple, a family, a group of friends, nature lovers or members of professional or common interests organizations such as birders, or photographers-, who want to enjoy Costa Rica, its awesome natural setting and its people from a different perspective.
Quinta GALEON VRBO Lodge is the perfect getaway and relaxing retreat for all of you considering:
* Costa Rica as Vacation Destination
* Nature Lovers and Relaxed Family Vacations
* Medical/Dental Tourism
* Community and Rural Tourism
* Bird Watchers & Birding Tourism
* Hummingbirds Photography, including multiple-flash setups
* Diverse Avian and Nature Photography lovers
* and/or special people like YOU, your family & friends, willing to dream, envision and experience your unforgettable Costa Rican vacation with us.
We invite you to star planning a dream hummingbird or getaway vacation to Costa Rica.
At Quinta GALEON, we are blessed to have about 17+ beautiful hummingbird species already documented just in the balconies of our property.
Any time of the year is a great time to be here. Drop us a line and keep in touch.
Please inquire / or call us for pricing, terms and availability.
At all times, we'll be honored to assist you with the logistics and preparation of your Costa Rican vacation.
Here to help. Your Quinta GALEON team.
Los Santos Area has an average temperature of 72F (22C) and is delightful year round. During the "dry" season, -from December through April-, you can expect beautiful sunny days, cool mornings and evenings.
During the rest of the year, the mornings are usually sunny but it may rain in the afternoon. While Costa Rica is a tropical wonderland all year, many nature lovers find the lush "green" season especially beautiful. Thanks to our mountain-side 6600 feet elevation, guests enjoy year-round comfortable mountain breezes.
Regular temperatures during the day range from 64F to 81F (18C to 26C), and at nights from 54F to 68F (12C to 20C)
QUINTA GALEON PROPERTY RENTAL AMENITIES:
Master Bedroom (King Bed)
Both 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms Option A> Queen, plus a Twin size Double-Decker Beds or
Option B> Queen, Twin, Twin *
Optional 4th Bedroom Twin, Twin
Optional 5th Game Room can be converted at nights into a Full Bedroom, Twin, Twin or Queen Bed
Optionally converted Game Room includes a Full Bathroom and snack/breakfast dining area.
*Double-Decker Beds can be separated and made up as 2 separate or joined Twin beds.
*In all cases, - Fine, quality linens and towels are provided
ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS at Quinta GALEON and in Los Santos Area, Costa Rica:
Los Santos Route / Neighboring Town Visits / Casual Driving
Day Tours, Coffee Tours to Coffee Plantations, Processing Plants, and Cooperatives
Sightseeing, Bird Watching,
Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking
Trout Fishing, Horseback riding, Wildlife Viewing and more!
Food, Supplies, Groceries, Shopping, Local Restaurants, Gas Stations, Medical Services, Community Services *all located in 3 main local towns within 5-15 Km
ACTIVITIES WITHIN 2 hour-drive:
Irazú Volcano, City of Cartago, Orosí Valley Tour within 50-70 Km
Quepos / Manuel Antonio National Park & Beach within 60 Km over the mountain roads
Dominical Beach 128 Km on Interamerican Highway South Bound / paved road)
Quepos & Dominical are 45 Km apart connected by Costanera Sur highway (less than 1 hour drive)
San José, the Capital, within 60 Km *1 hour drive
Whitewater rafting tours within 70 Km
Quetzal sanctuary within 1 hour drive
Other exciting, relaxing, tourist attractions can be reached within a 2-hour drive.
If needed, we’ll be glad to help you with setting up your tours and itineraries.
Tax rate 13% of rent tax rate
Cleaning fee $125 per stay
Damage Deposit $1,000 per stay Fees for additional guests may apply.
Quinta GALEON Lodge & VRBO Rates * June 1, 2014
A) Quinta GALEON Lodge / Per Person Fees Rates
per Person based on occupancy and meal service options
Minimum Stay: 2 nights. Prices in US $ Dollars or in Colones at Buyers Exchange Rate
Rates p/Pax p/Night Stay (*) Based on Double Occupancy Rate (*)
Breakfast included (*) $ 110
Full Board /3 Meals (*) $ 155
Single Supplement $ 75
Unless specifically stated otherwise, Per Person Basis Fees Include:
Quinta GALEON lodging per person / per room / per one night stay
Full Board / 3 meals as specified (breakfast, lunch and dinner) / per nights stay.
Breakfast included (breakfast) / per nights stays.
Single Room Supplement must be added when room is occupied by One Single Guest
Taxes on all services listed above
They do not include:
Non-meal time snacks, coffee, tea, fruit juice, or beverages (except when MF Fee is involved)
B) The Quinta GALEON House as Exclusive VRBO Rental / Rate:
While no other reservations are confirmed for the rental period of interest, Quinta GALEON home is available to be rented exclusively by one single responsible renter as the original Vacation Rental Property, either Self Catering or with Meals Service included
Terms for Exclusive Rental of Quinta GALEON Property / The House Only
Minimum Stay: 3 nights and 1 week plans
Quinta GALEON VRBO Exclusive Rental pricing starts at >
$ 550 / Exclusive self-catering, no breakfast- rental per night or at>
$1000 / Full Board plan / minimum 8 guests / exclusive rental per night
The House Only Plan is Up to 3 large bedrooms maximum capacity
Other conditions apply. Please inquire / or call us for pricing, terms and availability
Quinta GALEON Exclusive Rental Rate p/Night
Daily Rent Charge / Up to 8 Guests (1 to 8 guests)
Self/Catering $ 550 / night
Full Board /3 Meals $ 1000 / night
Daily Additional per /Guest Charge over 8 Guests (9 to 14)
Self/Catering / Additional person over 8 minimum $30/ p/night
Full Board /3 Meals / Additional person over 8 minimum $90/ p/night p/3 meals
One Time Charges, whenever occurred: *case of Quinta GALEON Exclusive Rental Plan
Cleaning Fee at the end of Stay: $ 125
Optional Housekeeping Available Upon Request: $ 40
Refundable Security Deposit: $1.000
In all cases, please refer to TERMS & CONDITIONS and HOUSE RULES Section below at the end of this document.
C) THE HUMMINGBIRD EXPERIENCE TOUR: VIEWING, HAND FEEDING AND PHOTOGRAPHING THE HUMMINGBIRDS
Day Tour or Half a day Tour Options to Quinta GALEON / including Meal Plans as specified: *(does not include MF / Multiple-Flash Photography Workshops/Sessions)
QG-A, US$50, The Hummingbird Experience Tour, 3 hours, 08:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Meals: B
QG-B, US$75, The Hummingbird Experience Tour, 5 hours, 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m., Meals: M, L
QG-C, US$75, The Hummingbird Experience Tour, 5 hours, 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m., Meals: L, A
QG-F, US$90, The Hummingbird Experience Tour, 8 hours, 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Meals: M, L, A
Entrance fee to Quinta GALEON, access to all facilities, guidance throughout the tour as specified, all kind of photography and setups except for (*) Multiple-Flash Photography Sessions / and Meal Service as specified.
SPECIAL NOTE: Entrance to this tour is free to staying guest of Quinta GALEON, either under A) or B) rental models, who are allow to participate in the Hummingbird Experience Tour while at QG. Meal options to staying guests are part of the original rental plan. If rental rate does not include meal services, they can be additionally ordered and will be charged on case by case basis. Individual Reference Meals Prices are: B-$15, L-$25, D-$25, M-$10, A-$10
All Home Made Meals Plans at Quinta GALEON / Codes = Description: / B = Breakfast, M = Morning Coffee Break / Snacks Service, L = Lunch, A = Afternoon Coffee Break / Snacks Service, D = Dinner
Recommendation: This tour can be combined with tour to Coopedota R.L. “The Coffee Experience Tour” which is located and offered just 5 Km (15 minutes) south of Quinta GALEON in nearby Santa María de Dota downtown As a mere reference, regular tour prices on Coopedota R.L. “The Coffee Experience Tour” are US$22 with a special price of US$12 to costarrican guests and children under 12. This tour elapses about 1.5 hr
D) Private / Guarantee / Exclusive Rights Service to – Multiple Flash Photography Workshops – Sessions / Fees
To economically and physically support our “Quinta GALEON’ Save and Promote the Love for Hummingbirds Project”, the development and maintenance of our Photography Setups & Gardens at Quinta GALEON, and the preparation, exclusivity, hosting service and cleaning of the Multiple Flash Sessions activity, Quinta GALEON reserves the right to charge for Private / Exclusive Rights Service to - Workshops - Photography Sessions. Private / Exclusive Rights Service to – MF / Multiple Flash Photography Workshops - Sessions Fees
Quinta GALEON is a private place, which allows entrance to the public/guests only under pre-approved contact/reservations, usually pre-confirmed and fully paid with more than 60 days in advance. (see Terms, Rates, Reservations and House Rules Policies). Quinta GALEON also works, operates and grants exclusive macro, landscape and multiple-flash hummingbird photography workshop sessions facilities to its guests under strict pre-approved reservations
On that regards, and to protect the environment, our facilities, our guests privacy and exclusivity, and to protect special alliances/people with whom we have or are open to establish an integral and recurring business relationship with, we DO NOT ALLOW access to walk-ins or opportunistic tour guides/photographers, who staying at other or on the way to and from nearby locations want to "impress" and bring their travelers /photographer / clients to an special & excellent hummingbird place & lodging comfort like the one we have and are proud to offer
Daily MF / Photography Sessions Fees at Quinta GALEON (Fees are not by photographer. nor by hours either)
A. Quinta GALEON staying Guests Rate / Subject to Availability for 1 to 8 guests/photographers (maximum) Daily Rate: from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or FRACTION of the day, US $200 This rate includes: Unlimited coffee to the group through the workshop session and 2 non-meal group services: tea, juice, fruits and pastries/snacks, one in the morning, the other one in the afternoon.
B. Non-Guests Rate / Subject to Availability for up to 8 pax/photographers (maximum) Daily Rate: from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or FRACTION of the day, US $400 This rate includes: Unlimited coffee to the group through the workshop session and 2 non-meal group services: tea, juice, fruits and pastries/snacks, one in the morning, the other one in the afternoon. This rate does not include Lunch or Dinner meal services, which can be additionally ordered and will be charged on case by case basis. Individual Reference Meals Prices are: B-$15, L-$25, D-$25, M-$10, A-$10
Note: In both cases, Multiple-Flash Photography equipment and Photography leader are to be provided by the client or tour operator.
E) Sightseeing Tours out of Quinta GALEON Quinta GALEON offers several exciting and relaxing tours out of its premises which in all cases can be SELF-GUIDED and FREE OF CHARGE, except for the Coffee Tour, provided you rent and drive your own car. Should you decide to drive and easily experience by yourself the beauty of what Quinta GALEON and Costa Rica have to offer, we´ll be delighted to assist you with directions and orientation on the self-guided tours.
F) Tours Guides and Optional Transportation Services
We'll also be more than happy to suggest and offer you the time and services of our on-demand knowledgeable and reliable tour guides, who depending on your needs and expectations can help, drive and/or accompany/guide you in its entirety during any of your selected tours, as well as providing you with needed transportation whenever requested. Activities or services at an additional cost are:
Day Tour to San José City Tour
Day Tour to Cartago and Irazú Volcano National Park
Day Tour to Cartago, Lankster Gardens and Orosí Valley
Day Tour / Bird Watching Tour to Quinta GALEON surrounding Cloud Forest Areas
Day Tour / Bird Watching Tour to Páramo and San Gerardo de Dota Areas
Day Tour to Rural Communities Tourism in Los Santos Area
Day Tour over the Mountains Driving to Manuel Antonio National Park / Beach
Day Tour to South-Central Pacific Beaches (Dominical, Uvita, Bahía Ballena)
Day or ½ Coffee Tour to Coffee Plantations and Coffee Processing Plants in the Area
Self-driven / Guided Sightseeing Tourism in Los Santos Area
Guided / Driven Sightseeing Tourism in Los Santos Area
Knowledgeable Bird Guides Services for portions or throughout your stay
Please inquire / or call us for pricing, terms and availability.
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Quinta GALEON VRBO Costa Rica Santa Maria, Central Valley, Costa Rica
Additional Location Information
QUINTA GALEON DESCRIPTION:
Nature Lovers’ Paradise / Retreat overlooking the quaint, picturesque coffee towns of Santa María de Dota and Tarrazú in the Central Valley / Zona de Los Santos Region.
“QUINTA GALEON” is located about 60 km. (40 miles) southeast of San José downtown (Costa Rica's capital city), and the International Airport. It is just over an hour drive over the mountains on well paved roads that take you through stunning landscapes, variety of micro-climates, and breathtaking mountain views.
This serene mountain-side Quinta is located at an elevation of 6,600 feet, in the heart of the scenic Route of the Saints area (Ruta de Los Santos). It is surrounded by pine forest and coffee farms where the best world’s famous coffee is grown.
It could certainly serve as your home base while you explore and visit the immediate areas and surrounding towns as you experience a real “Costa Rica Adventure.”
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest airport: Juan Santamaría Airport, 40 miles Nearest ferry port, 25 miles Car is recommended
Last updated on December 10, 2014
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