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For Nature & Beach Lovers! Oceanfront Studio Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 55 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely studio-apartment imbedded in the tropical forest at Playa Blanca Beach

Kalinda Pacifica is a nature lovers paradise overlooking the Pacific Ocean and jungle of the Punta Leona Nature Reserve and Club in the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. At Kalinda you can relax with the soothing sounds of the ocean while watching birds and monkeys from your deck. The property features a studio-apartment ideal for couples or solo travelers with option to add one or two additional bedrooms for larger parties. All units include A/C, private bathroom, internet and cable TV. A secluded beach and tide pools can be reached by a 5 min walk from the property. A 20 min walk (3 min drive) will take you to Playa Blanca, one of Costa Rica's most beautiful white sand beaches where many activities such as snorkeling, surfing, and sea kayaking can be enjoyed. The Punta Leona Nature Reserve and Club offers hikes in primary forest, birdwatching, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, a convenient store and other amenities.

The Punta Leona Nature Reserve is home to one of the last remaining primary and secondary forests that are found in the transitional life zone between the rain forests of the Southwest and the dry forests of the Northwest. Punta Leona is an enchanting place to visit for nature lovers, families, and bird watchers, who will be exposed to the biological diversity of Costa Rica. It is home to the rare and endangered Scarlet Macaw as well as over 330 migratory and native bird species. In addition, for those who love to walk, this area offers a spectacular shoreline with several beautiful secluded beaches and reefs to explore. One of these, Playa Blanca, a quiet, pristine, white sand beach, has been denominated a national Marine Wetland area to protect migratory bird species in the lowlands of the river estuary and beach of Playa Blanca.

Kalinda is only 25 min away from Jacó, a lively surfing town with numerous local and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops and ice-cream parlors.

More Details

Property Manager
Hannia Campos
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Hannia Campos

Hannia was born in San José, Costa Rica where she spent her childhood and adolescence. She moved to Massachusetts to study at Mount Holyoke College and she stayed for 34 years!! She has been in the faculty at Harvard for more than 20 years where she conducts research on diet and health. Currently she goes to teach at Harvard in the Fall and spends the rest of the time doing fieldwork in Costa Rica. Most than anything she loves nature, the beach, and her pets. She is passionate about gardening, snorkeling and working with stained glass. Hannia likes her guests to understand, appreciate, and enjoy all the beauty and peace that her home country has to offer.

Hannia Campos purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Hannia Campos chose Cantón Garabito

Hannia started visiting Punta Leona when she was 10 years old and her parents became members of “the club”, a campground that offered potable water and toilets for those who loved nature and the beach. Hannia’s dream since then was to live in Punta Leona…. This dream came true in 2009 when she finished building her "dream house". The name “Kalinda” is of Hindu origin. It means “sun” and also traditionally refers to the “Kalinda Mountains” in India where the sacred Kalindi River emerges. For me Kalinda Pacífica is my “peaceful sanctuary”. I hope you will be able to feel why this is so!

What makes this apartment unique

I just love to be able to hike in the forest, experience wildlife, camp at the beach, go snorkeling, and listen to the ocean without having to get on a car.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Cantón Garabito, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom area - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Living space - 2 sofa bed/futon , King & twin sized sofa-beds
  • This is a studio-apartment style property that could fit 2 adults and 1 or 2 children
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Awesome place and very highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Very private. Enjoyed seeing red macaws, toucans and monkeys right from the deck. The apartment itself was very nice and has all the amenities we needed, and more. Hannia was very nice, and at the same time we had complete privacy. Punta Leona is a hidden jewel. It's like a wild life jungle reserve, white beach paradise, and a country-club all rolled into one. We didn't even bother with the country club stuff though. Just fished, soaked at the beach and enjoyed the wild life. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy it Hannia!

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is my pleasure to provide a wonderful and relaxing experience. This spot does have a lot to offer and I enjoy sharing it with my guests! It was a lot of fun to meet you!
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A beautiful view and very clean!

  • 3 of 5

We were so excited to stay in Punta Leona and thought the reserve was lovely but were a little disappointed in the small apt. studio. The futon was just not comfortable for a week and the air cond. was loud at night. Didn't sleep much at all. But everything else was great. It was clean and had a very nice kitchen that was well equipped. We just needed another pull-out or real bed for our college girls. The community and Ms. Hannia Compose are amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from one of the best vacations we've ever had!!! I highly recommend Hannia's beautiful home in the Punta Leona resort, just north of Jaco. The apartment is very private with its own balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean below and surrounded by pure beauty. While enjoying coffee on the deck in the morning (or evening) we found many different birds with great opportunity for photography. The scarlet macaws are easily found, as are tucans, hummingbirds, kingbirds, kingfishers, parrots, frigates, hawks, etc. The whitefaced monkeys are frequent visitors and cute as long as you don't feed them. Hannia did everything to make our stay enjoyable. She was able to arrange for a local chef, Yorleny, to prepare dinner for us for three of our six nights. The food was outstanding and better than two of the restaurants we tried. The location was a little remote, so you do need a car to get there and to get around, but there is plenty to do in the resort with the beautiful beaches, restaurants and bars, hikes and grocery stores that you could stay on the Punta Leona resort for the entire stay. But, I would highly recommend the Jungle Crocodile Safari (junglecrocodilesafari.com) for excellent bird watching and the Carara National Park which are both just 10-15 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have Tim and July as my guests! I appreciated their organization and friendliness even before they arrived.It is hard to say enough good things about them. They were extremely accommodating, fun, polite, inquisitive, and appreciative. It was so much fun to talk to them about my country. Their attitude towards our culture and values is highly appreciated. Yorleny was very impressed and happy by their ability to communicate with her who does not speak English. We are particularly grateful for their kindness and willingness to try and enjoy our local food!
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Private, comfortable, nature, beach, hiking

  • 5 of 5

Kalinda Pacifica was just perfect for us. Beautiful, clean, and very comfortable. Monkeys greeted us upon our arrival right outside the door. Close to several different beaches and hikes, the hardest part of our trip was deciding what to do! So many options. Hannia was an excellent host and gave us great recommendations. We cannot wait to return to this magical place!

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Hannia is such a warm and wonderful person and she communicated well before and during the rental and addressed any questions immediately. What can I say about this amazing location. The apartment is well furnished and comfortable. The bathroom is a bit small if you need a lot of room but it worked fine for our family of 4. The views are incredible - ocean, jungle, macaws flying overhead and monkeys in the trees (but not annoying monkeys that come too close). We cooked in the apartment with ease.

The facilities at the club house were amazing - free birdwatching tour and butterfly tour, exercise classes and activities like a resort (we did not participate), clean and beautiful beaches and pools. Mini Golf. Lots of things for kids to do. Also there was a lot of security (gates to pass through on the road) if you are nervous you will feel comfortable here.

We stayed at 4 places on our trip and the kids said this was their favourite.

I would definitely come back to stay with Hannia. Worth noting is the steep driveway and the stairs to the apartment - would not be recommended for anyone with mobility issues.

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so much fun to have The Brookfields as my guests. I enjoyed their stay a lot! They are such wonderful people. Extremely polite and courteous, easy to communicate with, and most important to me, they get totally immersed, understand and appreciate the environment and culture they are experiencing. The two boys are so well educated, curious and fun. I strongly recommend then as your guests with no reservations at all.
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Simply Spectacular!!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve visited Costa Rica many times over the past decade and have always been drawn to Punta Leona. But my stay at Kalinda Pacifica has by far been the most enjoyable in Punta Leona. If you are seeking privacy, magnificent sunsets, and a clean and uncluttered apartment — this is the place! My communication with the owner was pleasant and she was always thoughtful and prompt in her replies. Her tips on where to explore off the beaten path were so welcome - especially when you’re seeking tranquility, nature, and beauty. I'm already missing the views from the balcony and hearing the scarlet macaws flying overhead. You will be completely enchanted by this slice of paradise. I’m so happy to have discovered Kalinda Pacifica. I will definitely return and recommend this spot to my friends and family. Gracias, Hannia!

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so grateful that you selected Kalinda and very glad to hear about your experience. I sincerely enjoyed your visit! It is my greatest pleasure to ensure that my guests can relax and rejuvenate in this enchanted spot. Looking forward to your next visit! Cheers!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Al Garete
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Calaberas
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended

Kalinda Pacifíca is located in the perimeter of the Punta Leona Reserve on the gorgeous Central Pacific coast, 75 min West from the International Airport. For those who like to explore without having to get on a car, Kalinda is surrounded by beautiful forest and seaside rocks, and beaches with secluded trails within walking distance. In addition, a short 10-30 minute drive from the Punta Leona Gate will take you to the Carara National Park, the Tarcoles River, Bijagual Waterfalls, Playa Jaco, Playa Herradura and Playa Hermosa. The world-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park is only 90 minutes away. Favorite activities in the area include bird watching, hiking, snorkeling, white water rafting, surfing, canopy and crocodile tours, deep-sea fishing, and jeep jaunts. Golfers will find a championship course in Herradura at which to play. A 10-minute drive from the Punta Leona entrance will take you to the bustling surfing town of Jaco, where you can enjoy boutiques, food shops, bakeries, restaurants, ice-cream parlors, and a Farmers Market on Fridays. A 15-minute drive in the opposite direction will take you to the Tarcoles or La Pista fish stores, where you can buy fresh fish every day from local fishermen.

Other Activities: Canpoy rides

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Cantón Garabito, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
29 Jul 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
AU$181
AU$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year Holidays
16 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$260
AU$1,813
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
AU$234
AU$1,566
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Punta Leona fee per pers AU$26.09
Punta Leona fee for car AU$26.09

The Punta Leona Club fee for guests and car allows direct access to the club facilities, restaurants, Playa Blanca beach and shops.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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