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  • Very nice accommodation with beautiful grounds and a pool
    5 of 5

    We spent three nights in Unit #4. The villa is quite comfortable and easily accommodated the three of us. It has a nice kitchen and a deck overlooking a very pretty landscape. The two bedrooms are air conditioned, but the rest of the villa is not. Max welcomed us after some difficulty in locating the property. All they can give out in the form of directions is the latitude and longitude of the villa (I kid you not). Good luck entering that in your nav app and then being successful in being directed there. It's much better to enter the name of the closed restaurant "El Gran Abuelo" into Google Maps, Waze, etc. Once you get there, simply drive 1 km down a VERY bumpy gravel road, and look for the sign "Casa Bukala" on your left. The villa is about a 10 minute drive from and to La Fortuna once you traverse the 1 km gravel road which takes about an additional five minutes. You can't go much over 10 km/hr if you have a normal sedan like we did. It might be better in an SUV, but it was very uncomfortable in a standard car. Speaking of Max, he was very helpful and suggested restaurants, white water rafting and zip-line companies. We took his advice about the white water rafting company, Costa Rica Descents, in La Fortuna. They'll pick up if you're staying in a hotel, but we drove to their office and then rode with everybody in their bus to the river (about 45 minutes). We're glad we followed Max's advice because this company is terrific. The owner, Warner, is only in his mid-thirties but has already done more than most people twice his age, and he has a lot of big plans for his future. He's a great guy, and I have no doubt he'll succeed in anything he puts his mind to. All of his guides, especially Tom, are great guys, and we had a blast. All-in-all, we enjoyed our stay at the property, but the drive back and forth on the gravel road gives us pause about returning. It might not bother you as much especially if you have a big SUV.

    Stayed: Feb 2019
  • Perfect house
    5 of 5

    This house couldn’t have been better for our group of three couples. Wonderful location and the owners are very helpful.

    Stayed: Feb 2019
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