#0487: Costa Rica, Puntarenas

Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487
Property #0487

    Description

    Club Del Sol is a two bedroom luxury condo just one block from one of the great "learn how to surf" beaches of Costa Rica, where the jungle meets the sea. It is located along the Pacific Coast at the southern end of the surf town of Jacó just south of Puntarenas. Club Del Sol is perfect for families seeking a fun and relaxing beach vacation or adventurous surfers looking for that perfect wave. Learn to surf on the gentle waves of Jacó beach or venture down the coast five minutes to experience the more extreme waves at one of Costa Rica's most famous surf spots, Playa Hermosa. As you take the 35-minute walk along the beach into the town of Jacó, you cannot help but enjoy the pristine beauty. After a day of surfing perfect waves or exploring the exotic jungle nearby, your cares melt away as the tranquility of the environment sets in. Pure and simple, this place is paradise, where according to the locals you can live the Pura Vida (Pure Life).

    This is a two bedroom, two bath condo with a large master bedroom, luxury walk-in shower, and second bedroom with twin beds. It sleeps four behind closed doors and two more in the living room full size pull-out sofa/bed - up to six comfortably. It is professionally decorated with beautifully carved hardwood furniture and teak trim. This home has a nice, spacious living area and is situated in a private community with 24 hour security, the complex of 16 units shares a deluxe swimming pool with a running waterfall, outdoor grills and a large grassy common area. A separate utility room inside the condo contains a washer and dryer. The property manager is very helpful and will be happy to set up any activities, tours, car rentals, chauffeurs, or recommend any of the fine restaurants nearby.

    In addition, there is daily maid service, free cable, flat-screen TV, and free high-speed wireless Internet. Guests are also encouraged to enjoy the superb restaurant, lively bar, and rejuvenating spa at our sister property - Club Del Mar, next door.

    A short list of some adventures that await you include: Mountain Biking ATV (All terrain vehicles) tours Jacó Beach Canopy Tours and Zip Line Tours Whitewater rafting on the Savegre River near Quepos Horse back riding along Jaco Beach and sunset ridge Bijagual waterfall hike (highest in the Central Pacific) Calypso catamaran cruise to Isla Tortuga Carara Biological Reserve National Park tour, Tárcoles Jungle crocodile safari & birdwatching tour Manuel Antonio National Park Tour Monteverde cloud forest eco-tour & butterfly garden Santa Lucia suspended bridge skywalk & Sunset Villa Caletas Learn to surf from surf shop across the street Golf nearby at Marriott's Los Sueños Shopping & dining at the many wonderful spots in the little town of Jacó Arenal volcano tour and Tabacón hot springs Poás volcano tour Sea kayaking, water skiing and swimming Fishing from the Los Sueños Marina Out rigging, sailing, shelling and snorkeling Nightlife, Casino gambling, Discos

    Manuel Antonio Park is about a 2 hour drive away - a beach lovers dream! You will be able to view every species of wildlife native to Costa Rica. The guides have exceptionally strong telescopes that will bring sloths hanging high up on the trees or even the smallest spiders into view. Be sure to visit at El Avion restaurant on the way back from the park. This unique eating place is built into a Fairchild C-123 cargo plane that was relocated to the side of a cliff after the Iran-Contra Affair. Enjoy dining at sunset under "the wing" or have a drink in the "fuselage" pub. This Cold War relic seems out of place among the mecca of bird watching, wildlife and interesting landscapes.

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Club Del Sol1 Madrigal Costanera HighwayJacó, Costa Rica 4023. Costa Rica is a country in Central America with Nicaragua to the north, and the lagoon paradise of Panama and its infamous Panama Canal to the south. The two shores of this country are on the Caribbean Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Jacó Beach is located just south of Puntarenas on the Pacific Ocean coastline. It is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from the San Jose International airport. Nearby is Playa Hermosa, one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica and it is only a $2 cab drive to the bustling town of Jacó.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double, 1 x Heavenly bed

    bedroom 2: 2 x single, 1 x Twin beds/King

    Living Room 3: 1 x sofa bed, 1 x Double size sleeper

    Two bedrooms. Master with King and Guest bedroom with Twins or pushed together for a King. Living room has pull out Sleeper sofa.

    Bathrooms

    shower 1: shower, toilet, in the Master

    shower 2: shower, toilet, in the hallway

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 15 to 24
    15 credits May through November (rainy or green season) 24 credits December through April (high season, holidays, less likely to rain)
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    Services

    Housekeeping: $20/day

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Horse riding (1 minutes walk)

    Fishing (1 minutes walk)

    Golf (15 minutes drive)

    Scuba diving (15 minutes drive)

    Sailing (15 minutes drive)

    Water skiing (15 minutes drive)

    Snorkeling (1 minutes walk)

    Hiking / Walking (1 minutes walk)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Surfing (1 minutes walk)

    Windsurfing (1 minutes walk)

    Whitewater rafting (60 minutes drive)

    Other

    Shops (3 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (3 minutes drive)

    Culture (5 minutes drive)

    Gym / Health Club (1 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (1 minutes walk)

    Beach (1 minutes walk)

    Getting there

    Fly into San Jose International airport (SJO), Costa Rica. We try to take a "red eye" from LAX so that you can arrive early in the morning on your first day of vacation. It is a 3 ½ hour flight from Texas (IAH) and the east coast has direct flights out of the major airports (JFK, MIA). Once you arrive at San Jose International airport (SJO) it is about a 1 1/2 hour drive (60 miles) to Jacó Beach. In the near future, a completed highway will take you there in 45 minutes. The closest private airport is Chacarita (MRCH) which is 27 miles away.

    We usually arrange to have a driver available to us instead of renting a car for the week. He will pick us up and drop us off at the airport in a van and be on hand for tours and activities. Often the driver is our own personal tour guide as well. We found that renting a car and driving around ourselves is almost the same cost as having our own driver/guide to take us places for the week. The driver/guide can point out additional attractions and viewpoints on this beautiful vacation spot. It is also nice to have someone wait at the van so that you can leave personal items, snacks, or a change of clothes behind while on tour. And, on the days that you want to just go shopping, surfing, hang out by the pool or stay around locally, you can either walk, ride bikes or catch a cab.

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    At a glance

    Property Apartment/Condo (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 15 to 24 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 6
    Min stay 2 days
    phone verified
    experienced exchanger

    About this member

    Ann

    Member since: Aug 2008

    About me

    Love the Costa Rican people, country, beaches, charm, and fantastic dining! Planning to share my new experiences traveling to other countries.