Our New Year's Holiday at the Hacienda Relaxo was wonderful. The house is located right on the beach in the town of Cabuya, a few kilometers from the busier Montezuma. The added tranquility suited our group (three adults, two twelve year olds) perfectly. From Cabuya we took the more adventuresome road to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, on the Pacific side of the peninsula.
The house is outfitted with all the necessary kitchen equipment and linens and blessed with a wonderful, if rocky, beach in front. The house manager, Jenny, arranged for easy pick up of the keys and made herself available to help with any shopping. The care taker Jose also offered his fishing trip services, and seemed sorely disappointed we had already made arrangements for an all day scuba trip out of the town of Tambor.
We loved watching the Capuchin monkeys cross over the yard high in the branches of the Guancaste tree and hearing the Howler monkeys echo through the woods.
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My husband and I and our friends have just spent a wonderful 10 days here at this beautiful, relaxing house! We saw Howler monkeys every day and white faced monkeys also! The pictures of the location totally do it justice! The house is beautiful inside and the grounds outside are also beautiful and well looked after by Jose and his wife! They were wonderful and cooked us a wonderful lobster supper one evening and fish another!
Just a note that the beach front is beautiful, but not so much a sandy beach for swimming, but there are lots to be found! It is wonderful for walking but be sure to bring your water shoes!
Jenny who manages everything for you when you arrive was absolutely wonderful also. She made you feel like part of her family with her wonderful smiling and cheerful attitude. The house is located in Cabuya, a very small town but the restaurants are wonderful. Jenny's restaurant - Cafe Coyote has absolutely amazing food! Jenny also will help you to arrange anything you need during your stay such as getting a rental car, or renting a quad to arranging for day trips or horseback riding, she will arrange all for you. This is very helpful if you do not know a lot of Spanish!
We also ate at the Cabuya Bakery and Cafe! This is a must also if you are in Cabuya, the food is excellent and the desserts are just amazing!
We did day trips over to Montezuma and also to Mal Pais. The surfing if you like to surf is wonderful in Mal Pais and they also have a wonderful restaurant called The Bakery! But life is busier in these two locations, so it was always wonderful to come back to Cabuya at the end of the day as it is so quiet and relaxing and all the people are very friendly and helpful. You will want to rent a car so that you can get around to the different locations, but be prepared for the bumps! But the sights while travelling are just beautiful! You totally get a real feel for Costa Rican life when staying in Cabuya. We walked around town the entire week and you feel totally at ease and safe!
We also did horseback riding with Marvin - El Pinto Expeditions. He was wonderful and his horses are great and well looked after, definitely a must!
We would definitely recommend this beautiful house as it is totally an amazing place to stay and RELAX! We will definitely be returning!!!
Thanks so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful piece of Heaven!
Joanna and Randy Barker,
Paris, Ontario Canada
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The location is a little challenging to get to, but it is well worth the effort. The house is very nice and is right on the beach. The view is spectacular from your own back yard. There is plenty wildlife like birds, monkeys and iguanas. This is not a good swimming beach but you can find one just a few minutes away. The people of Cabuya are very nice and the town has everything you need at the local grocery stores. All in all I highly recommend it!
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