LA CASITA GRANDE
La Casita Grande was recently refurbished and offers spectacular accommodation in a sun-dappled garden setting near the beach in Cocles.
The wooden house with a Palmex thatched roof provides an airy, two-story
living space with hardwood floors throughout. Steps lead up to the veranda
(6m x 5.2m), with its dining table, chairs and comfortable hammock. Off the veranda is a bedroom (3.8m x 3.5m) with queen-size bed, and a fully equipped kitchen (3.8m x 2.5m). In the Talamanca tradition, a spacious bathroom is adjacent to the main house.
A wooden stairway leads to the upstairs bedroom and another living area. The room is very large (9m x 6m), with ample space for a king-size bed, shower room, walk-in closet, sitting area with sofa, two chairs, hammock, and a work table made from a fallen tree. Funky local lampshades contribute to the hand-crafted character. Dormer windows provide cross-ventilation by the bed, and the many other windows provide breeze and a view towards the river.
Surrounded by jungle, the house setting is so lush that it attracts a variety of exotic, colourful birds and butterflies with its fruit trees, fragrant ylang-ylang and frangipanis. Howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas and other wildlife also visit this special tropical spot.
Whether you are staying for weeks, months or years, La Casita Grande always provides an idyllic escape from the real world.