UP! HOUSE COSTA RICA is the perfect base for your tropical vacation where you can relax and explore. Nestled in the heart of Playa Chiquita, and located 200 meters from the water’s edge, this property consists of 2 jungle casitas and a tropical garden with abundant flora and fauna.
The main casita, UP! HOUSE, consists of two bedrooms and one bathroom, with a living/dining and kitchen area that opens up onto the tropical garden. It also has a deck and large hammock. Bedroom #1 has a king sized bed, or can be set with two twin sized beds, if you prefer. Bedroom #2 has a full sized bed. The main casita, UP! HOUSE, sleeps 4 people.
The smaller casita, the MINI UP!, consists of one bedroom with a full sized bed and one bathroom, with a living/dining and kitchen area that opens up onto the tropical garden. The MINI UP! sleeps 2 people.
Both houses are made of black laurel hardwood, feature indigo textiles, as well as local Bribri artwork and handicrafts. The beds are very comfortable, with 400+ thread count cotton sheets and two full sized pillows per person. Kiö Cosmética Natural products are provided in the bathrooms, which are made from locally and organically grown coconuts and ylang ylang.
The weather in Playa Chiquita is quite moderate, and you might even need a light long-sleeved shirt on some nights. Each bedroom and living area has a fan. Both houses are well-equipped with proper mosquito repellents (such as nets, mosquito incense coils, and ultrasonic repellents) to avoid bites.
There are flat screen televisions in each bedroom with ChromeCast, so you may stream your media apps (such as Netflix, DisneyPlus, and YouTube) to the screen. Each house also has bluetooth speakers, so you can listen your music in the house. We understand that connectivity is important for our guests, so there is symmetrical fiber optic internet. The property is gated with a 24 hour security system and keyless entry locks.
When you arrive, you can drop your bags and be at the beach, an incredible restaurant, or the market within a few minutes walk. There are wonderful roadside stands that sell fresh fruit, homemade bread, pipa fria (cold coconut water), empanadas, and patis nearby. You can rent bikes (across the street), and explore the Caribe Sur area very easily.
If you choose to cook, each kitchen is well-equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, cookware, dishes, mugs, glasses, silverware and utensils so you can prepare delicious meals. The main casita, UP! HOUSE, has a full oven and four burner stove. The MINI UP! has a two burner stove and toaster oven. We stock the kitchens with salt, pepper, sugar, flour, and olive oil. There is a market within a two minute walk (El Duende Gourmet) and two larger markets (Super Negro Green Market and Super Cocles) within a quick bike ride or drive for you to stock up. We also recommend the weekly Saturday farmer’s market (Feria Agrícola y Artesanal de Puerto Viejo) in Puerto Viejo for delicious produce, cheeses, chocolate, and breads.
Your stay at UP! HOUSE COSTA RICAincludes concierge services to assist you in booking activities so you can explore the Caribe Sur area with ease, such as:
Jaguar Rescue Center
ARA Manzanillo – Green Macaw Reintroduction Project
Paddle Boarding / SUP
Hiking in Cahuita National Park
Hiking in Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
White Water Rafting
Indigenous Community Tours
Spa Treatments and Massage
We look forward to making your stay at UP! HOUSE COSTA RICA wonderful and unforgettable experience. Pura Vida!