When my wife and I were picking places to go on our honeymoon we blindly landed on picking the lower west coast of Costa Rica's pan-handle, mostly geared towards finding a beach town. After some research on where to stay, we came across Gumbo Limbo. Although our ride to this location requires a 4x4 vehicle, the arrival couldn't have been more worth the travel! The initial drive off the main road is up, and when I say up, I mean UP; 1st or 2nd gear in 4x4 mode.
The location is off of the busy road and requires a vehicle (or long walk) to get to the main road, but that is the allure of Gumbo Limbo. The views of the ocean are spectacular, while you sip on some delicious costa rican coffee and eat your morning breakfast, both of which are freshly prepared. The place also has a fully stocked bar, of which you are able to help yourself just as long as you keep tabs on your "servers bill" that they set up for you on day one.
The rooms are very clean and offer such a great view of the ocean, especially for sunset! The pool too is an amazing way to spend part of the hot high-noon hour.
Juan and Alejandro are some of the best hosts too! They are very attentive to your needs and can help with recommendations for eating/entertainment, as well as they will help organize anything you feel like doing out in Santa Teresa. Although we were not able to use him, Ale is a personal surfing instructor downtown; showing one of many trades that these guys have!
I would recommend this place for anyone who wants both the fun of santa teresa and the seclusion and views that the Costa Rican coast has to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gumbo Limbo is a unique bed & breakfast located in the hills of Santa Teresa, just 2 minutes to Santa Teresa beach and town. Along with stunning ocean views, Gumbo Limbo's central, hilltop location provides seclusion- a nice break from the dust and bustle of town, while being only a 2 minute drive to the beach and main road. A 4x4 vehicle, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads, is recommended to reach our property. Each of our villas is surrounded by lush, tropical nature, giving total privacy, comfort, and a real feeling of being in the jungle. From every corner of our property, you can find amazing ocean and mountain views. Our beautiful infinity pool is the perfect spot to relax and watch the best sunsets Santa Teresa has to offer. A full breakfast is included in your stay. It is served each morning in our ocean view dining area. Some of our breakfast options include granola and yogurt with fresh fruits, eggs with gallo pinto, or pancakes, all served with fresh Costa Rican coffee. Our guests are our priority. It comes natural for us to host people and make new friends, so it is our pleasure to cover every small detail and accommodate our guests' needs so that they have the best time while staying with us. Many of our guests have told us that their experience visiting Gumbo Limbo felt more like staying with old friends, than staying at a hotel. Whether it's sharing a surf session or an Argentinean asado together, we look forward to having you!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gumbo Limbo Villas Hotel Santa Teresa
- Gumbo Limbo Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa