This is the 2nd time we've visited Lattice House. This place is remarkable. We had so much fun, that we are already planning our 2018 visit. The house is wonderful, the grounds are beautiful, and the activities within one hour of the house are a ton of fun. This year we were more spontaneous with our adventures, and ended up doing a river tour on the Sierpe River, Deep Sea fishing out of Quepos, and ATV trip in Uvita. Will definitely going fishing again, and with our daughter, we're going to do the river tour. Saw lots of animals on this tour.
Love, love, love this place.
Bowled over by the beauty of this reserve in 2012, we returned for 16 days in Jan-Feb 2017 to share it with our family members. Siblings and cousins joined us for the first week, and our children, an SO, and our 4 y/o grandson came for the second.
Lattice House proved again to be the perfect home base for exploring the many attractions of the South Pacific region of CR. There's something for all ages and interests within minutes of the reserve. We hiked to the on-site waterfall, rode horses on Playa Hermosa at sunset, visited Hacienda Baru nature preserve, picked our own grapefruit from the reserve's own orchard, snorkeled at Isla del Cano, whitewater rafted on the Sevegre River, walked out to Whale's Tail, shopped and body surfed at Dominical, and ended each day toasting our good fortune, either at nearby restaurants that offer sweeping views of the coastline, or right at home on our Lattice House deck.
Our biggest challenge was tearing ourselves away from the serenity and beauty of our luxurious accommodations. It's hard to beat the grandeur of the view from the outdoor dining table where we ate most of our meals, four of which were prepared and served by master chef Alexandra and her husband Juan, who offered us delicious CR cuisine right at home.
Once again property manager Ana Montesino did a superb job helping with our activity planning, arranging transport from the airport, getting us a rental car, setting up laundry services, keeping everything at Lattice House in working order, and treating us like family. Our return to Lattice House was one of our best vacation experiences ever.
It's not often I am speechless...but this time I don't even know where to begin! From the first contact with Pat, the owner, this entire experience was effortless! This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We have two boys ages 9 & 11. I was a bit nervous to say the least coming to a foreign country and Central America...but Pat made everything easy, efficient and made us feel secure on every detail. Her manager Ana was also amazing. She arranged for us to be picked up from the airport which was key since the thought of us dealing with a rental car late at night and having a 3 hour drive on roads we are not familiar with was not very comforting. Our driver Mariano was also amazing, kind and so nice to my boys! We felt safe from the moment we arrived! Ana made arrangements for a rental car to be delivered to the property which was a huge benefit and luxury and had made arrangements for a cook to come and make us breakfast for the first morning until we could get to a store. The cook, Allesandra was also amazing. Greeted us with a smile, said hello to the children and then served us breakfast. What a treat and a wonderful way to start our vacation. I didn't have a care in the world!
The property! Just amazing! The road up to the house is when you realized you made the best decision EVER! Each day, we would come through the gate and my boys would roll down the car windows to hear the Monkeys, Toucans and pigs. It was better than any zoo you could go to! The house itself is just perfect! Oh, and the views!!! It was our own personal Jungle Shang-gri-La! We did some excursions (5 of the 10 days we were there), which was the perfect balance since we really wanted to just enjoy the property some days. We did Oso Canapy tour (zip line), Nauyaca Waterfall horseback riding, Alturas Animal rescue and Took a boat ride to Cano Island to snorkel....a MUST!!! I recommend to try and do it all...nothing was more than a 40 min car ride and great day trips. Time to come back to the house to watch the sunset, with a glass of wine and a dip in the pool! If there was a way I could give Lattice House 6 stars I would. In my opinion, there could not have been a better property for us and I would not change ONE thing during our 10 day trip. Just PERFECTION!!
The Lattice Housd was AMAZING!! The house manager, Ana, was awesome! She arranged us transportation from and back to the San Jose airport for out 2 families, for a total of 8 people (kids ranged from 14-17). She also arranged for us to have rental cars delivered to the house. (This is a must to get around the area and explore! - 4 WD is highly recommended for several places we went to.) the evening of our arrival, she meet us at the house and arranged for us to have dinner prepared (full course meal - and they cook an clean up!) by a local lady named Alexandria! She was amazing and it was very reasonably priced for what we got compared to cooking ourselves or going out to dinner!! Well worth it!! We had her come back 2-3 additional times!! One of the best things we did!!!
Ana showed us the all around the house! It's gorgeous! The master suite was incredible! The other 3 bedrooms are very roomy and comfortable as well! 2 queens and a room with 2 twins! Perfect for our families! All bedrooms were air conditioned! The kitchen wa very nice and well stocked! The pool and back porch area is where we stayed the whole time if we were at the house! Ate most of our meals out there too! The infinity pool was incredible! Everyone loved it! The view to the pacific was amazing and breath taking! Couldn't get over it every morning how beautiful it was!!
The beaches are very close! Just down the driveway and a short distance down towards Uvita! But check out all the local beaches! They are incredible!! The property has several hiking trails and a waterfall and tons of wildlife!! We saw monkeys, birds, and tons of other stuff every morning! Our kids loved doing that more than hanging out at the beach! They loved exploring and hiking to waterfalls! But they loved the beach (whales tail especially) too!
Ana also arranged our 2 excursions. We did horseback riding to Nauyaca Waterfslls!! Along with the horseback riding adventure, we got a light breakfast and lunch!! The price was a bargain for everything we got on this experience! It was amazing!! The other excursion was Osa Canopy Tours! It was incredible! We loved it!! This was by far one of the best vacations we've ever taken!!
We travel to the tropics one to two times a year and generally try and find new places to explore. Lattice House and the Uvita/Dominical area are the one exception. The house, the grounds, the view, the wildlife and this area of Costa Rica are breathtaking. If you enjoy nature or just want a place to relax this is absolutely the place for you. Pat and Ana are great to work with and they truly want you to have the best vacation of your life. If you're considering Lattice House for your next vacation we highly recommend you book now as you won't be disappointed. We are already trying to decide when we can go there next.
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