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Pacific Edge Lodge - Dramatic Ocean View Cottages With Dense Primary Rainforest.

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One Room Cottage, Sleeps 1-4 With Kitchenette, Private Bath, Balcony, Ocean View

This large screened native hardwood cabin is on a unique property, built on a finger ridge, and is in the area known as Escaleras de Dominical. This unique Costa Rica vacation rental is designed for the 'Eco-minded Guests' seeking an imaginative escape in an environment that is both picturesque and unspoiled. Perched 600 feet above the breathtaking coastal white water surf line, and the other side a densely wooded primary rain forest wildlife sanctuary, alive with the cry of Howler Monkeys and Toucans, background with the sound of the crashing surf below.

Your cabin/cottage is screened and has ceiling fans, no AC. The room is airy and spacious. The room is decorated with colorful Guatemalan bedspreads and curtains. The bedding is 100% cotton on orthopedic mattresses. The kitchenette has a 2 burner electric table top stove and a electric frying pan, toaster and refrigerator. As well as coffee maker, with coffee, creamer and sugar provided. The bathroom is actually 2 spaces, one with a large counter with mirror and the toilet. Separate is the shower and a sink with mirror. There is also a large balcony, not screened, with a hammock, a day bed, 2 chairs and small table.


***PLEASE NOTE PRICES ARE FOR 2 PEOPLE, there is room for up to 4 people at a additional fee of 10 euro each person additional.

There is a swimming pool and 2 observation towers for birdwatching, sunset viewing, or just relaxing. Endless sunsets can be view from a large deck built on the edge of a dropoff in front.

**Breakfast is offered to our guests by full menu, it is not included in the cottage rental price. Breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 9 am. There is fresh tropical fruit platters, eggs, huevos rancheros, spanish torta, toasts, pancakes, fresh juice and smoothies to choose from the menu. Or you can prepare your own breakfast and other meals in your cottage. Coffee, creamer and sugar is provided.

** 4Wheel drive is necessary.

** We close at dark (6pm) for check ins, unless you have stayed with us before. Sundays check-in closes at 3pm, or ask us about this.


There are two routes to drive to get to the 'edge of paradise' at Pacific Edge Eco Lodge. There is also the option of taking a national flight and flying into Quepos/ Manuel Antonio being only a half hour from Pacific Edge Eco Lodge, and having car rental agencies in Quepos as well as Budget at the airport.


The toll road to the pacific coast is now open, after 30 years of being in the making, as well as the road from Quepos to Dominical being paved...this cuts down the travel time from the international airport to Dominical to 3 hours or less.

Please ask your car rental agency if the toll road is open, (the yellow route #27) as there have been landslides, during the rainy season, and you may need to use the original route, (the pink route #3/#34).

FROM THE AIRPORT ….both the original Atenas/Orotina road #3 and the way to the Toll road, #27 are both the same, for the first bit.

By car, leaving Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose the easiest route, avoiding going thru the city of San Jose, is to head west from the airport, toward Puntarenas. About 10 minutes away from the airport, the second overpass is what you want. There will be an exit sign for Grecia, Atenas, and Marriott Los Suenos. Take this exit, turn left and go over the overpass. You will follow the signs for Marriott and Jaco, (see the map below).

About 5 minutes you will have passed on your right a restaurant “Fiesta de Pollo”, then on your left a large restaurant “Fiesta de Maiz”, immediately after this restaurant you will see a sign on your right that says “intersection adelante” [which means intersection ahead], and a small sign blue, white and red that says BCR Turrucares with an arrow to the left, FOR THE TOLL ROAD #27….you will turn left here at this intersection, there will be a soccer field on the left and a blue house on the right, go down this road about 5 minutes, the toll road will appear overhead in front of you, the onramp is the turning to the left before the toll road (do not go under the toll road)..go up the ramp and circle to the right and get on the toll road to ‘caldera/jaco’ are now on the toll road.

Once on #27 there will be 2 toll booths, for a total of less than $2. Immediately after the 2nd toll booth there will be the exits for “Tarcoles - Jaco” take this exit. You are now on the coast road “costanera” #34 (see the map on our webpage) this will take you thru Herradura, Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Esterillos, Quepos / Manwell Antonio and then Dominical...

from the bridge over “Rio Baru” (where there is a police checkpoint), you continue 4 kilometers more to Km. marker #148, the turning is on the left, you will see our sign, a yellow painted rock with Cabinas Pacific Edge, there is also another sign there that is lite at night “Las Olas”. Put the car in 4 wheel drive and continue up the dirt road one km. past the houses on the right, we are the first gates on the left. You are now at Pacific Edge!!!

IF THE TOLL ROAD IS CLOSED…Follow the above directions, however after you pass ‘Fiesta de Maiz’ DO NOT TURN…keep straight going thru Atenas and the curvy mountain road with fantastic views, then coming to Orotina, and after Orotina this Hwy. #3 will merge with the toll road,[after the landslide area], you will have one toll booth, then immediately exit and follow the above directions from “Tarcoles-Jaco”.

THE SECOND ROUTE is thru San Jose, which is 35 minutes east of the airport; this is the tricky part as there are no signs. Ask your car rental agent for a map, to get thru San Jose. After getting thru San Jose you are heading toward Cartago, but you do not go thru Cartago. (See the below map). The road is 4 lanes wide with a pay station, after this you climb a steep hill, and as you start to go down, get in the right hand lane, there will be a monument and a sign for Cartago and San Isidro General..this is where you go to the right!!!, (to San Isidro de General), you will then pass a few gas stations, and start climbing, climbing, climbing. You are going thru Cerro de Muerte, this route tends to get very foggy in the afternoons, and rainy with hardly any visibility. This is why we recommend this road only in the morning, or go the coast route. After about 3 hours you will come down out of the mountains to the town of San Isidro. Turn Right at Mc Donald’s (yes, there are mc donald's here). Follow this road one hour and you will come to the ocean. This is Dominical, turn left and go 4 kilometers, to Km. #148, our turning is on the left and you will see our sign, a yellow painted rock, Cabinas Pacific Edge, there is also another sign there that is lite at night “Las Olas”. Put the car in 4 wheel drive and continue up the dirt road one km. past the houses on the right, we are the first gates on the left. You are now at Pacific Edge!!!


We highly recommend that you get a car, and a 4 wheel drive at that. We are not on the beaten path, but up a steep hill, 1 mile, and 3 miles south of Dominical. It is too far to walk. Having a car will give you the freedom to explore the beautiful beaches, and especially Ballena Marine Park about 15 minutes by car south of us, and to get out for dinner in the evenings. Taxis are costly, and not that many available. You will pay $15 approx. just to get from Dominical to Pacific Edge, one way. The beaches to the south will be $25 approx. and then getting a return Taxi will not be easy, there are none at the beaches, unless you pre-arrange a pick up time, good luck with this.

So, please do yourself a favor and get a car. We can organize a car delivered to Pacific Edge, or the airport at Palmar Sur, if you do not want to drive until you get here.

More Details

George Atkinson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About George Atkinson

Your hosts, George and Susan Atkinson with 25 years experience of operating Pacific Edge, can make your Costa Rica Vacation a experience to remember.

George Atkinson purchased this cottage in 1992


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Dominicalito, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 13
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Check in closes at 6pm, which is sunset here. We advise not driving after dark.
  • If flying into the country and your flight arrives noon or later, you will not be able to reserve with us that same night. We are a 4 hour drive.
  • Let us recommend where you can stay that is enroute to us, depending on your arrival time. You need a hour minimum to clear immigration and customs.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom with large counter, mirror and toilet and another room with shower and sink with mirror. Hot water in the shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • one large room with a two double beds, with orthopedic mattress and 100% cotton bed linens, colorful Guatemalan bedspreads. Privacy curtain between the 2 beds. Balcony with hammock, day bed, 2 chairs and small table.
  • Books ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Pacific Edge Lodge - Dramatic Ocean View Cottages With Dense Primary Rainforest.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the lodge and it was a fabulous experience. We loved that it was close to the beach yet we felt like we were way up high in the jungle. The owners of this property were super cool and helpful. We enjoyed the pool, the view and the comfort of our cabana, inside and out. Thank you for the wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond expectation

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant, clean, simple, Costa Rican rustic I'd say. The pool and the views to die for. George was very friendly but Susie seemed a bit less so.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry Eddie, we all have our off days, if you were here longer than one night, you would have a better opinion.
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Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pacific Edge ecolodge with George and Suzie. The views and sounds were incredible. The accommodations full service. They have created a legacy resort with great care to guest satisfaction and we have no complaints. Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Phil and Julie, it was a great way to bring in the New Year, with you guys here at our slice of paradise...hope to see you in the future.
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Magnificent postion

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here with George and Susan . A beautiful spot-overlooking the Pacific at Dominical We saw a huge variety of birds here . Great to sit in tower and watch Toucans, woodpeckers and humming birds etc. and just admire the country . Easier to reach than many other places we visited in Costa Rica as off a main road . Small swimming pool very relaxing to use and look over the sea . Kitchen is basic .

  • Review Submitted: 24/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joan for the review. Yes the kitchenette is basic, not a full kitchen, just the size that is needed for easy tropical dining. We have changed the cups and plates since your visit. regards.
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  • 5 of 5

5 days of breathtaking views, pool and super clean and comfy accommodation. Thank you so much Suzy and George for your gracious hospitality and recommendations for area outings. I would love to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
national airport quepos, international SJO
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

SURFING, SWIMMING, BEACH WALKING -Driving 5 - 20 minutes north or south of Pacific Edge, you will encounter at least a dozen beaches, some very isolated. Some with World Class Surf, such as Dominical, Dominicalito, Punta Dominical point break, and Playa Hermosa.

The Whales Tale, south of Pacific Edge near Uvita, is a rare tombolo, a geologic formation, where sand was deposited at the base of a rocky island over centuries of tides which connected the head to the coast, creating this 'whales tale'. This is the beginning of Ballena Marine National Park, the beaches south of here are all more protected with smaller waves from the reef and rocks offshore.



This is where the Humpback Whales migrate to have their babies from both the north and south hemisphere. A tour with Dolphin Tours is a must.They also provide boat tours to the Cano and Corcovado National Parks.

HIKING ~ BIRDING ~ ZIPLINE - Pacific Edge is fortunate to be only 10 minutes away from the world known private national wildlife reserve, HACIENDA BARU, consisting of 330 hectares, with several ecosystems, including mangrove swamps to primary rainforest. A safe haven for Monkeys, Sloths, Ocelots,Jaguarundis, Anteaters, Kinkajous,Tyras, over 220 Bird species, and the Olive Ridley and Hawkbill Turtles. Several tours are offered, at Hacienda Baru..canopy exploration, with platforms, and ziplines also rainforest experience walks, either with or without guide; there is also the butterfly and orchid gardens; if lucky you may see the turtle egg's hatching, and the turtles being released into the Pacific Ocean there.

KAYAKING - is another great adventure, both ocean or river and is the only way to see the caves between Ventanas Beach and Pinuelas Beach , a tour called 'caves and waves',

or also kayak the mangroves.

REPTILANDIA- is a great place to learn about our local snakes and meet a komodo dragon. Fridays is feeding day.

REPEL- the local waterfalls of Nauyaca and Diamante, you can also spend a night in a cave behind the waterfall, provided by 'Tree Of Life Tours'.


The best waterfall in all of Costa Rica, Nauyaca, is nearly in our backyard. Horseback trips with breakfast and lunch included is a 'must do'.


Bring home dinner ~ Dorado, Mahi Mahi, Tuna.




You can relax in one of two lookout towers 'miradors' at Pacific Edge and see toucans nearly nose to nose with you, 95 species have been spotted on our premise.

The swimming pool is also a nice refreshing place after a long day at the beach.

There is a very large information book in your cabin with all the tours and restaurants in the area listed for you. We gladly make any reservations for you.


•Enjoy Eating in our open air Rancho..

•Breakfast, everyday, by menu 7:30 - 9 am, not included in the cabin rate.

•Guest Fridge with beer, wine, soda's, water.

•Information Center.....

•Wi-fi Internet

•Tour information and bookings.

•Maps and directions.

• What beach should we go to ?

•Native Indigenous Borucan Artwork available.

•Library of Costa Rican books ~ Bird book

•Exchange paperback books, Games, Cards


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Dominicalito, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rainy season
2 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Pre holiday season 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Years
18 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
January 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Please note the rate pricing is per 1-2 people. Each additional person is $10 more per night.
***Please note that if you are arriving in Costa Rica the same day you would like your reservation to start, your plane must arrive before mid-day. We are 4 hours from the San Jose airport, and it takes a minimum of 2 hours to clear immigration, customs and get your rental car. We do close check in at sunset which is 6pm. Not recommended to drive long distance in the dark.
***Please note, we are built on a hillside, with many stairs, let us know if you have a issue climbing stairs. We have a no children under 13 policy.
Rainy season and pre-rainy season rates there is a 10% discount for 4,5 and 6 days.
Pre summer and Summer rates there is a 5% discount for 4,5,and 6 days.
Holidays, Easter week and Dec. 20 - January 10, there is no discount.
Contact us for rates of our other cottages and 2 bedroom bungalow.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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