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“WE LOVE CASA TOUCAN!!!!!!!!!!”
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Private 40 foot ocean view pool
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Private 40 foot ocean view pool
Sunset view
River swimming pool just a short walk away
Ocean view patio with outdoor dining
Ocean view from pool
Living Room
Living room facing Pacific Ocean
Dining area
Kitchen with gas stove
Kitchen facing ocean view
First En Suite Bedroom with ocean view
First En Suite Bedroom with ocean view
Bathroom for master bedroom #1 with walk-in shower
Second En Suite Bedroom
Second En Suite Bedroom
Second En Suite Bedroom
Bathroom for Second Bedroom with Walk In Shower
Pacific  side of house
Trail to river waterfall pool
Sign for our road Howler Alley
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Uvita, Province of Puntarenas

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Kevin H
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“WE LOVE CASA TOUCAN!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 15 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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This property is lovely, well maintained and has all the amenities that you would need. The views are fantastic and we woke early every morning to the sounds and in some cases the sights of monkeys. The home is indeed in the rainforest--so there are lizards, spiders and bats close to the home, so as long as you don't mind some indoor guests --this is the place for you. We personally loved adventure of the 4X4 drive up and down the mountain every day. The first few times were a bit unsettling , but we got used to it and it became a ton of fun for us and the kids. The pool was well maintained and clean. It is larger than it appears in the picture. It was also great that the home provides linens, beach towels and bath towels-- and has a washer/dryer to keep these things fresh. It was great that they had several beach chairs and two boogie boards, that were great for the kids. The kitchen was well stocked with great cooking utensils, pots and pans, glassware and dishes. It has a grill-- so we cooked in a few days after buying the groceries down the mountain at the BM. We took advantage of some close by adventures. We recommend spending time at the waterfall at the bottom of the mountain, visiting Playa Ventanas, and eating at the Jolly Roger, Bamboo Room and the The Baker Bean. We used the recommendations that are provided in the house binder to go zip lining (so fun, but not for the faint of heart), and snorkeling. We also visited and LOVED the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary in Dominical. We cannot say enough about the beauty of the home and the surroundings. Uvita and Casa Toucan are an excellent choice if you are looking for an affordable and family friendly stay in Costa Rica. Here we had both relaxation and adventure. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! PURA VIDA!!!!!!!

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Travelling group: Young Children
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staceyp93...
Uvita, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Four Months In Paradise”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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My husband and I stayed in Casa Toucan for four months. We loved the privacy and jungle feel with a gorgeous ocean view. Nature lovers paradise - monkeys swinging from nearby trees, birds and butterflies everywhere. It was important for us to have a house well appointed - and Casa Toucan is! We grilled or cooked dinner almost every night and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking and eating. Everything is well stocked - sheets, towels, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards - just bring your bathing suit and you are set! The elevation of Casa Toucan keeps the house nice and cool even when it is hot in Uvita. We had 6 different sets of guests come and visit during our stay - and they all loved the house as well. The bedrooms/bathrooms are separated by a huge family room giving everyone plenty of space and privacy. You will need a 4x4 to get up here - but the roads are well maintained and views coming up and down are spectacular (you can check the tide by looking at the whales tail on your way down the hill). The caretaker Rolando was very helpful and his English is good, plus he is super nice and responsive. We are sorry to be leaving Casa Toucan, our stay was wonderful.

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Liked best: Layout, location, amenities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tkipp
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Simply life-changing”
Reviewed 5 March 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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From the start, Lynn and her Management team, Tom and Christine, made booking our trip as easy and pleasurable as possible. We had never been to Costa Rica and they held our hand through the whole process. The house itself is unbelievable and is far beyond what can be captured in photos. The open floor plan and open exposed screened windows, give you the feeling of being perched in a tree house atop the jungle. The bugs are not bad at all which was one of our concerns before arriving. People comment on the drive up the mountain to the house, and although is quite intense the first time, became one of our favorite parts (4x4 is not an option, it is a necessity). The private waterfall on the property was a tad tricky to find the first time (maybe we are just daft) so we didn't really enjoy it until the end of the trip. Once we found it, we wished we had gone every single day! Its a little oasis. We explored a lot of Costa Rica during our stay and honestly couldn't find a better town than Uvita. Its far enough from the really commercialized touristy areas but its still developed enough to be comfortable for foreigners. You get the real spirit of Costa Rica. Things you MUST do: go the the waterfall that is on the road from Uvita up to the house because there is a natural waterslide! Take the ATV tour for the day that leaves right from the town of Uvita. MUST do the horse ride up to the Nauyaca Waterfall. Have a meal or two at The Jolly Roger because they have some of the best wings and burgers we had experienced anywhere in the world (Tom and Christine will agree!). Plus the view is incredible. If you surf, Dominical is the best but if you just want a beach day without huge waves crashing on you, try Hermosa or Dominicalito beach. Its less busy and i found them more enjoyable (i dont surf though). Dominical was amazing for bars but dont be afraid to try the little bar/club at the bottom of the mountain in Uvita. Josen will take good care of you.

All in all, Casa Toucan gave us all a better perspective on life after watching just one sunset from the pool with an Imperial in hand. I'm sure it will for you too! Slow down and live Pura Vida :-)

Travis

Travelling group: Friends
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irinavase...
Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
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“Loved it”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We are a family of 4- two adults and 2 children age 6 and 8.
We all loved staying at Casa Toucan. Very spacious rooms, open plan, view on the ocean over lush jungle. Space, air, bird calls, guttural monkey sounds- indescribable! Truly a place to relax and enjoy every minute. Pool is great, water is warm and clean, no chlorine smell.
House is very clean as well. It is also very spacious and very comfortably furnished in a great taste.
We found everything we need for a comfortable stay. The owners provided beach towels and toys, huge collection of DVDs (but only few for kids), paper towels, even laundry detergent was provided!
Even thought the house is in the middle of a jungle we have not had wild life crawling around the house. We saw a tiny lizard inside a few times, I think it was anole.
Outside we saw toucans and lizards. Heard but seldom saw monkeys.
Waterfall a little ways from the house is beautiful and the water is deep enough for swimming. Last few steps to the fall are quite steep but manageable.
Staying at Casa Toucan was great. We definitely got the value for our money.

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Liked best: space and pool
Liked least: shower could use a curtain so water does not splash on the floor so much
Travelling group: Young Children
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rkowieski
Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Surrounded by nature and wildlife with modern amenities”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Casa Toucan is a unique property in all senses: It offers amazing views of the jungle and ocean, remote location (yet within a short distance of Uvita), and is situated within a short distance of many of the adventures that my family was interested in. We arrived very late after some flight delays into San Jose, so getting up to the property on the steep mountain road was a bit tricky, but not as bad as I was expecting due to very good directions left by Lynn, the owner. As we arrived very late, the property managers offered to bring some breakfast by the next morning and help get us oriented to the property. We really appreciated that, as we were all exhausted from the long trip. The house itself has large, open rooms and does not have windows - just screens, so you are truly immersed in the jungle setting. This is great most of the time, but sometimes the jungle is surprisingly "loud", so just be aware of that. We did become accustomed to the sounds by the 2nd day, and looked forward to the morning and afternoon visits by the friendly Toucans and various birds. The master bedroom has a completely open bathroom area, which we had mixed opinions on - it would be one of the few things we might change if we were able. We could hear the howler monkeys somewhere nearby, but never actually spotted them. The pool was great for an afternoon dip after the day's adventures, of which we had planned for each day. Thanks to Lynn for a very memorable stay at Casa Toucan!

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Liked least: Very sketchy Wi-fi access - even in the sticks, we could have used a reliable connection. Sadly, this Wifi kicked us each off every couple of minutes requiring a router reset
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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