Bienvenido a Casa Rosa

As your hosts in absentia, we would like to welcome you to Casa Rosa, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica. Our wish is to make your stay here as enjoyable as possible. Whether you are looking to relax and rejuvenate on the black sand beaches or seeking adventure, you will be able to find what you are looking for here.

We first came to Playa Zancudo in 1996 and were struck with the natural beauty and simplicity of everything. We had been to Costa Rica many times, from the bustle of Quepos and Tamarindo, to the serene vistas of Arenal and Monteverde. We love the Pura Vida lifestyle of Costa Ricans wherever we would go. Playa Zancudo defines the Pura Vida lifestyle and quickly became our favorite locale, and is now where we have chosen to call “home” when visiting. We have found it to be the authentic Costa Rican beach experience, a step back 50 years in time, where one can walk on black sand beaches for miles and seldom see another person. The beaches are in their natural state with driftwood and sprouting coco palms at the high tide mark. No raking or grooming of the beaches going on down here. No high rise American hotels, just simple ocean front cabinas and individual homes. No supermercados; only several locally owned tiendas that carry the necessities of food and drink. Additionally, there are many locally owned bar/restaurants that serve delicious comidas tipicas, fresh caught fish and shrimp, authentic Italian food, and more.

During our stays, we open up the house and let Nature surround us. I encourage you to do the same.There is a wonderful sea breeze daily that naturally moderates the ambient temperature. The rhythmic sound of the surf will lull you off to sleep. You may be awakened in the morning by howler monkeys and tree frogs off in the distant mangroves or the hum of cicadas serenading. The sunsets over Golfo Dulce and the distant Osa Peninsula are spectacular and present nightly photo-ops that should not be missed.A beachfront palapa with hammock provides shade from the elements and makes a full day at the beach a reasonable endeavor.

If you have come to experience the adventure that Costa Rica is famous for, you can do that here as well. Surfing and kayaking, river and mangrove tours, canopy tours and zip line, waterfall and National Park hiking, orchid farms, river and deep sea sport fishing. All these activities are available within 1-2 hours from the house.

Again, Kelly and I truly hope that you enjoy your stay at Casa Rosa and that you too will fall in love with the Pura Vida life of Playa Zancudo.