Bungalows

 

Peace Garden bungalows were created using local resources, local workforce and the wisdom of local people who live and work in connection with the nature. The development of Peace Garden bungalows has created jobs for local people and supported them to move on with their lives. Many people’s hands and hearts touched this project. It has been created with love, care and respect for the environment.

Each bungalow is designed with the purpose of close contact with nature. You will fall asleep to the delightful sounds of the jungle or relax in the hammock on the deck. You will be able to satisfy your senses while listening to the amazing sounds of toucans, monkeys, parrots, frogs and admire beautiful flowers, trees and much more. 

 

By the end of your stay, you’ll feel deliciously relaxed, rejuvenated and full of positive energy!

Casa Morpho 

2 bedroom bungalow with fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom

2 bedroom
1 queen bed, 2 twin beds
Fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom
Spacious terrace with a table set and a hammock
Fan in each room and on the terrace

 

Wifi
Free parking at the property

 

500 meters (540 yards) to Cocles Beach
10 min walk to grocery markets
2 km to Puerto Viejo town
4 km to Punta Uva beach

 

From $80/night 

Extras (can be arranged upon request)

Breakfast
Bike rentals
Laundry

Mindfulness Sessions 

Tours
Cahuita National Park
Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
Chocolate and Medicine Plant tour with the local indigenous family
Jaguar Rescue Center – center for rescued animals
Jungle at Night
Water sports: surfing, kayaking, white water rafting 
Zip lining

Transportation from/to airport
Approximately 4.5 – 5 hours
Shuttle Bus 

 

Casa Tucan

2 bedroom bungalow with fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom


2 bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 twin bed
Fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom
Spacious terrace with a table set and a hammock
Fan in each room and on the terrace

Wifi
Free parking at the property

500 meters (540 yards) to Cocles Beach
10 min walk to grocery markets
2 km to Puerto Viejo town
4 km to Punta Uva beach

From $80/night

Extras (can be arranged upon request)

Breakfast
Bike rentals
Laundry

Mindfulness Sessions


Tours

Cahuita National Park
Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
Chocolate and Medicine Plant tour with the local indigenous family
Jaguar Rescue Center – center for rescued animals
Jungle at Night
Water sports: surfing, kayaking, white water rafting
Zip lining 

Transportation from/to airport
Approximately 4.5 – 5 hours
Shuttle Bus 
Car rental
Public bus

Casa Ara

1 bedroom bungalow with fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom


1 bedroom
1 double bed
Fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom
Extra large terrace with a table set and a hammock
Fan in each room and on the terrace

Wifi
Free parking at the property

500 meters (540 yards) to Cocles Beach
10 min walk to grocery markets
2 km to Puerto Viejo town
4 km to Punta Uva beach

From $80/night 

Extras (can be arranged upon request)

Breakfast
Bike rentals
Laundry

Mindfulness Sessions


Tours

Cahuita National Park
Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
Chocolate and Medicine Plant tour with the local indigenous family
Jaguar Rescue Center – center for rescued animals
Jungle at Night
Water sports: surfing, kayaking, white water rafting
Zip lining 

Transportation from/to airport
Approximately 4.5 – 5 hours
Shuttle Bus 
Car rental
Public bus

Reviews

Peace Garden Bungalows” is a place that brought me to the world of animals, charming peace in closeness to the lush, beautiful nature of Costa Rica. I enjoyed my stay in a house with all the comforts that civilization gives. A comfortable bed, a fully equipped kitchen combined with a living room and a spacious bathroom provided me with a comfortable life for 3 weeks. As soon as I stepped outside of my house, I felt like I was moved into the world of a pristine nature and beautiful plants and animals. I witnessed monkeys jumping at the tops of trees alternately with toucans and parrots calling for attention. Amazing sloths visiting Peace Garden just behind our house was another exciting experience. The proximity of the ocean from this place can not be underestimated. The lovable owner of Peace Garden, Marlena, created a peaceful atmosphere as she instantly attended to our individual needs. I am planning to return to Peace Garden Bungalows next year!

Oliwia, Poland

Spent 5 wonder-filled days at Peace Garden. The cabin is new,  very pretty, comfortable
and well equipped. The center is located a few minutes away from the funky town of
Puerto Viejo , a short walk from a beautiful beach (on which you can walk to town and
beyond). The center is right in the middle of the forest and you feel immersed in nature.
Monkeys, birds, sloths come to visit and their sounds as well as the sound of waves
breaking at the shore create a peaceful feeling. Marlena, the host and my friend, is an
amazing person and a fantastic source of information about the area – she can tell you
what's best to see, where to eat and how to get there;  where to buy best bread and fruit
and more. She can advise you on the best cocoa/chocolate tour, which is a very local
experience with a story-telling  indigenous plantation owner.  You will make your own
chocolate drink, the old fashioned way.  I highly recommend Peace Garden for the
natural and comfortable experience. Jola, USA

Last February I travelled to Costa Rica and stayed at the Peacegarden center at Cocles
Beach, Puerto Viejo. I arrived in the rain late at night and was welcomed by Marlena
with her lovely puppy Presi.
Actually the Caribbean coast was waiting for rain and since I come from Holland I might
have brought it with me.
It felt already like an adventure as the bungalows are surrounded by trees and it does
feel like the jungle. But then it is very comfortable and clean in the bungalows. They all
have a lovely verandah were you can sit outside even if it rains. The bedroom was very
comfortable and the fan was just right. The kitchen is large with a table and a good
kitchen all very new and easy to use.
Apart from the comfortable accommodation I enjoyed the company of Marlena and she
inspired me to great plans and  projects in Costa Rica. I had a great dinner at the Peace
garden center with other guests George and Anita with wonderful talks about the things
that matter in life.
If you listen well you can hear the sloths and the howler monkeys. The location of the
peace garden centre is excellent you feel in nature and the beach is very close. The
Jaguar rescue center is around the corner. I felt very welcome here and I believe it is a
wonderful place for families but actually for everybody.

I hope I can travel back soon! Anette, Holland

I spent just under a week in January 2019 at the Peace Garden Wellness Centre with my 14-
year old son in the very nurturing care of Marlena, our host.  When we arrived my son was
suffering from a nasty cough that he had picked up on the ski slopes in Europe and was very
much under the weather.  Marlena suggested consulting a local from the Bribri indigenous
people and he recommended a plant that we could boil together with some other local
ingredients to make a medicinal tea.  Within 48 hours there was a big change in my son's cough
and wellbeing.  He was then able to start to enjoy the many and varied activities that Marlena
was happy to organise for us.  These included a visit to the Jaguar Rescue Centre nearby
(within walking distance); a beautiful excursion to the beach within the Gandoca Manzanillo
National Park, roughly a 30-minute ride away by car; ziplining just outside of Puerto Viejo; and
the most delicious meals at La Pecora Nera, an amazing Italian restaurant right on her doorstep
with the freshest of Costa Rican ingredients and most mouth-watering delicacies.
Her bungalows are all brand new and feature very comfortable beds, great showers and natural
ventilation with fully-screened, large windows which I particularly appreciated as I prefer not to
sleep in air-conditioned rooms.  The flow-through of air enabled a very peaceful, refreshing
sleep, recognising of course that you are in the jungle and the sounds of the Howler monkeys in
the trees will often be your early morning wake-up call.  The bungalows are located within three
minutes' easy walking distance of the beach where it is safe to swim, relax and lounge in the
very inviting, warm waters of the Carribean.  A grocery store is also nearby if you need to get
produce and choose to cook as the bungalows also come equipped with a kitchen that has
hotplates, refrigerator, coffee machine and your basic appliances and utensils for making a
meal.
Marlena is working with locals to ensure her gardens attract the toucans, hummingbirds and the
blue Morpho butterflies.  There are Green Macaws that you catch sight of too which freely
inhabit a property you can visit by bicycle further down the road.  Sloths are also in the
neighbourhood and we saw one hanging from the power lines which is not a good thing as the
lines are poorly insulated and dangerous to the sloths that climb along them.  There is however
a concerted effort led by the people at the Jaguar Rescue Centre to remedy this situation by
pressuring the municipality to do more as well as fundraising themselves to insulate the power
lines.
A further highlight were the toiletries sourced from a local lady called Carla who grows and
processes plants and their essences in her backyard and produces the most beautifully-scented
shampoos, soaps, lotions and oils that contain no nasties.  Marlena was kind enough to
introduce us to Carla and we were able to purchase massage oils and body lotions that have
the most glorious fragrances from Carla's little shop in her garden.
I have every intention of returning here in the future. I recommend a stay at the Peace Garden
Wellness Centre not only because it leaves you feeling energised yet rested, but more
importantly for me in touch with your soul and immensely grateful for the nature, beauty and life LJ, New Zealand

Beautiful cabins located by the Jungle and with the walking distance to the Ocean! If you want to be away from Hotel’s crowds and be able to cook your own meals, that’s the place to be.
Safe resort which can be great for families with kids.
Marlena is the nicest Host you can get and very helpful with everything, especially with local trips and attractions to explore the area.
We have very enjoyable stay in Peace and Garden resort.

Eva, USA

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