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la tropicale beach lodge
Cozy, peaceful, private, tropical!
La Tropicale Beach Lodge is located in Carrillo Beach. The 3 kilometers long beach is just 2 minutes away from the property; after the short walk you will be enchanted by the scene: nothing else but palm trees and the blue Ocean in front of you.
Our property has 3,000 square meters surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Monkeys and squirrels will be around and visit often.
Our main star Kuku, a Blue Macaw, who is free in the property and very friendly will be here to greet you and keep you company along your stay.
We offer 1 house and 3 bungalows.
The main house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and can sleep 12 persons. There is a large living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a dinning room. The Master Bedroom with Cable TV and A/C has a private terrace with amazing view. There are 3 more rooms each with attached bathroom, A/C, cable TV, mini fridge and safe box. The main house has a private pool.
3 more bungalows, separated from the main house are immersed in the tropical garden. Two of them, Huahine and Maupiti have a double bed and one, Tikki, has two double beds and accommodate 4 persons. A larger swimming poll with Jacuzzi is available for the bungalow's guests.
La Tropicale Beach Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 20 people. Rental can be for just the main house and at extra cost each of the individual bungalows. Daily maid service is included.
In order to make your stay comfortable and memorable we can arrange transportation as car rentals, private transfers or shuttles; we can organize tours for you and all tour operators can pick up directly at the property. All this information can be given upon request or the manager on site can help organize all this once you will have arrived.
If you are driving your own car or renting one there is a parking spot inside the property.
The property manager, Arno is on site. He is French, used to be a dancer and studied interior design. He lived in Marrakech, Morocco where he had a Riad but after a holiday in Costa Rica he fell in love with Carrillo Beach, its flora, fauna, the kindness and simplicity of local people
Carrillo Beach is small village and within walking distance offers restaurants, shops, supermarkets and bars.
Samara Beach is about 6 km away or ten minute drive and we can arrange a taxi to take you there and bring you back when needed or you can take the public bus which is a few steps away from the property and drive by every 30 minutes.
Please let us know if you have any questions, if you want more pictures or if there is any special service that you need.
Staying at La Tropicale you will enjoy nature, comfort, peace and privacy and you will understand the meaning of Costa Rica's hospitality.
We are waiting for you!
What do they say about us on TripAdvisor
"Pura Vida! A must!"
I was referred there by friends and honestly I am thankful for the advice. We had the Bora Bora house for a group of 8 people, with our own private pool, kitchen, terrace, steps away from the beach and literally in the middle of the jungle! It was ecstasy living. The host Arno is an amazing host and made the trip that much better. Surrounded by animals of all sorts and eating breakfast with a parrot every morning was an amazing experience! I recommend this place to all those who are fed up of the all inclusive hotel's boredom to live a relaxing and serene experience with the wonders of the wild life! I am definitely going back! PURA VIDA!!!
"The real Pura Vida"
If you are looking for a real Costa Rica experience, look no further! At La Tropicale you are serenaded by nature, from parrots to roosters, the gorgeous and authentic Playa Carrillo to the friendliest Ticos. Arno and his lively gang (Luz, Juan, parrots, dogs, cat...) will accommodate you with open arms and the true spirit of Pura Vida! Hungry? Arno is a great cook and will gladly grill up some fresh seafood right off the boat for you! A gorgeous vacation spot, whether you chose the sea, the pool or the spa, you will be surrounded by lush nature at its finest.
"Wonderful host, wonderful stay"
We are an Australian couple who intended to stay with Arno for one night but ended up staying almost 3 weeks. Arno is a charming, wonderful host who went out of his way to make our stay in Playa Carrillo the best it could be. He has created a wonderful garden from nothing, and even the animals love it - at night we saw armadillos, and during the day were lucky enough to see a tree porcupine and a nosey raccoon from the zoo across the road. We spent many days in the pool, admiring the garden and the two loveable pet birds Arno has. The rooms are clean and comfortable and have functional kitchens. They are cleaned daily by the very sweet housekeeper, Luz. Playa Carrillo is a short walk away and is a beautiful, long stretch of beach which is great to swim at. If you are looking to get away from the crowds at Samara, this is the perfect place, at a reasonable price. Arno, what a wonderful time we had with you and we hope one day you will visit Australia so we can return the favor!
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