Casa Maganda: Reviews

April 2012 – Don & Yvonne - Texas

The villa was very luxurious and modern. Very private, backing to a river. We had our own private remote-controlled entry gate and closed circuit security surveillance system. Secluded, yet close to a wide variety of eateries within a few minutes’ drive.  In-house personalized information booklet provided many good suggestions for surrounding attractions. Our favorite experience was feeding the monkeys at Playa Dona Ana just a short drive away. Coming back to the villa each day to find our clothes washed and folded was a wonderful perk we have never had on vacation before.

March 2012 – Lee and Jeanne - Alabama

First and most important point: It is exactly what is advertised and not one of those "It looked better on the Web" situations. When you look at that pool in the photo above and think it looks relaxing and refreshing, and the perfect place for coffee in the morning or a drink at night ... Well, it is.  A great house that is just the right size, has everything you need, is close to lots of nice restaurants, and there is a nice modern grocery store just a few miles away. If you want to stay connected you've got net access.

And for birders, it's incredible. We started every morning with coffee by the pool relatively early, between 7-8, and every morning we'd see really big, white egrets fly up the river valley (just on the other side of the pool), and multiple pairs of scarlet macaws passing immediately overhead and landing in a nearby treetop for their morning chat. Meanwhile, later in the day we'd run into groups of people going up the mountain "just hoping" to see a macaw, and we didn't want to say that we see them every morning right outside our house.

It's a great value, great location, and it gives you a good "base" to work from and do a lot of different things in that area. Also, if you're staying for more than a few days you have the benefit of packing light because they have a washer and dryer. We took advantage of this and took probably half as many clothes as we would have if we had been at a hotel. If we go back to this region there's no question we'd stay there again

February 2011  - L & R - Florida

We had a lovely time in Tarcoles. The house is absolutely beautiful, very comfortable, and spacious. It was just what we were looking for - a place, quiet to get-away from it all where we could see and hear birds in the morning. Probably the most unique thing about the house is that we saw and heard scarlet macaws in the backyard! It was so nice, us being birders, to be near Carara National Park. We aren’t party types, we like to just take it easy and cook at home, so the location of the house was perfect for us. We had a great time going to the locals beach just down the street every night to watch the sunset. 

January 2011 – Mike and Friends – New York City

For four nights in January I stayed with friends in this very comfortable house near Carara national park. The house was spacious with a great outdoor space and pool for relaxing. The grounds overlooked a beautiful stream and forest with Scarlet Macaws flying by - wow! Besides nearby Carara we visited Pura Vida Gardens, Jaco, and Rio Tarcoles mangroves. All great for outdoor activities including spectacular views of wildlife and waterfalls. Nearby Villa Caletas had amazing sunsets. All and all a great place to stay in a beautiful corner of Costa Rica.

December 2010 -  Sally & Norm  -  Michigan

Our family loved the serenity and privacy Casa Maganda offered. Early morning was enjoyed with a cup of coffee by the pool, listening to the sounds of birds. On several occasions Scarlet Macaws flew by, once roosting in the tree in the backyard. Each morning a pair of Toucans could be found eating papayas from a neighboring tree. The house is spectacular and very comfortable. We especially loved all the large windows throughout Casa Maganda. They offered beautiful views of the foliage in every direction. Though the house is secluded, there was a lot to do within a short car ride - Restaurants, Carara Park, Gringo Bridge, Grocery Store, Casino, and Tours.

March 2010 – Travelers from Florida and Slovakia

We stayed at Casa Maganda for 8 days. We loved the house in the middle rainforest a quiet area. Every morning we saw scarlet macaws flying around. House is really beautiful with all comforts, you will not missing anything.

April 2009 – The Girls from Seattle

The saying – “me casa, tu casa” - surely fits the description here. Actually I wish this was "me casa". The house is well designed, the furnishings beautiful and comfortable, kitchen with dishes etc. Loved the private pool and yard complete with tropical birds! We particularly liked the privacy - away from the crowds was what we were seeking. Spent many hours relaxing by the pool reading. However close enough to eateries, shops, beaches etc. The owners provided us with a list of things to see and do in the area that was most helpful. It was a great place to stay for my first trip to Costa Rica. Hope to return.

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