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“beautiful view and immersed in nature - could use...”
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Carate, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas

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“beautiful view and immersed in nature - could use some tlc”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We enjoyed our stay here and loved being close to the Corcovado National Park which our host was kind enough to arrange a tour of with an excellent guide, Christian. The place was large and had sweeping jungle and ocean views and access but it felt like it needed tending. screens and doors were a bit unkempt and difficult to navigate and the house could have benefited from a few more solar panels.

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Liked best: The view, the macaws everywhere, the beach
Liked least: Ocean too rough for swimming with undertow, house needed tlc
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Apr 2015
Thank you ,Julie, for taking the time to review my beach home--I realize this was primarily a Realestate trip, and that you only had 2 days out of your 3 day stay to actually enjoy the Casa, the wildlife and the wonders of the jungle.
As for your difficulties with the locks and screens, well, with the close proximity to the ocean, the salt air will have its effect on everything, and we are obliged to replace them frequently as needed.
At Playa Lapa we have 3 independent solar arrays, a fairly robust power system, that with conscientious use as advised in the Guest Guide, will seldom let you down!
My biggest concern with your review is that you were unhappy with swimming on Carate Beach. I agree, the open Pacific surf can be powerful (which is a delight for surfers). But perhaps you missed my advice in the Guest Guide to swim only at low tide when the ocean is calmest--or perhaps there were just not many "low tide" hours during your short 2 days (one of which was an all day hike in the National Park.) Since low tide advances daily and could occur during the night, I really think you may feel differently if you had stayed longer and had an enjoyable swim or 2.
Again, thanks for the review, and good luck with your property search!
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