Imagine this. You are sitting in the jungle, the trees are huge, towering above you, the forest is alive with the chatter of birds and insects, big blue butterflies glide lazily around you. The air is damp and smells like the earth after a good rain. You are connected to the nature around you, at peace. Tranquil!
This is how you will feel when you stay at Casa Pericos (House of Parrots). A wonderful tropical two story A-frame home nestled among the mango, papaya and coconut palms on a hillside overlooking Carrillo Bay. Sitting on the covered lower or upper sundeck, surrounded by 2. 5 acres of tropical splendor, you are alone with the birds, butterflies, iguanas and howler monkeys! You are one with nature. You can observe flocks of parrots (yellow naped amazons and smaller orange fronted parakeets), motmots, trogons, kiskadees and an array of different birds flying by at any given moment. In the mangroves below the crescendo of birds, frogs, crickets and other creatures is quite melodious. At night you can sit and watch the bats zipping around your head, devouring the unsuspecting insects, see the geckos scampering after moths and chirping loudly for mates, and in the distance watch the blinking lights of the fire flies. The longer you sit the louder everything becomes! From our large new upper deck, you can enjoy the sun during the day and watch the spectacular stars at night
Although Casa Pericos is very private and secluded, it is a mere 5-10 minute walk downhill to Carrillo Beach. This is one spectacular white sand beach lined with coconut palms and warm, gentle surf and untouched by any buildings whatsoever, acclaimed by the guidebooks to be among the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The 3 kilometer long crescent beach is protected by a coral reef which keeps the waves small and is a great beach for families with children. It is a popular beach for surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, sunbathing, swimming and relaxing. It is also the place to be when the sun sets over Carrillo Bay and the Pacific Ocean. A brilliant, magical experience!
Food, Shopping, Local Activities: Hungry? A 10 minute walk up the hill and you're in the center of town. A quaint little fishing village which hosts several good restaurants and three little grocery/liquor stores. For something a little more happening take a 10 minute local bus or cab ride into Samara where you will find several waterfront restaurants, live music, water sport rentals, several internet cafes, two banks with ATMs, tourist shops, two surf schools plus massage and language schools