based on 25 reviews
Brea (Canada)
Perfect place for our family

The perfect place to stay for our family. We enjoyed being in the jungle, yet so close to the beach and around the corner from a small grocery store and different cafes and restaurants. The big porch was a nice bonus with the two hammocks. It was clean, comfortable with a kitchen that had everything we needed to make our meals, including a blender for tasty tropical smoothies. The place felt safe and secure and Dave and Raina were fabulous hosts and helped to take care of any of our needs or suggest ideas for what to do in the area. Our son loved to be able to feed the turtle each day and we enjoyed sitting in the garden with the trees and birds to watch. Playa Chiquita is a great little location as it's quiet and yet close to Puerto Viejo. We'd be happy to come back anytime.

Family with young children  |  Casa Grande  |  stayed in 2/2019

Silke (Germany)
Perfect place to slow down!

Our stay at Casa Mango was fantastic! The house is clean, has a beautiful patio and the exotic surroundings give you a real Caribbean feeling. We stayed nine nights and it's the perfect place to slow down and forget about work! The supermarket is super-close, so is the bike rental and of course the wonderful beaches Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva. The on-site hosts Raina & Dave were so lovely, they answered quickly to every question and took care of all our needs. And without them, we wouldn't have spotted the sloth right in front of our house! If you want to visit Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, we strongly recommend to come to Casa Mango.

Mature couple  |  Casa Mango  |  stayed in 2/2019

Christine (USA)

I can see why Daniel and Jeff (and property managers Raina and Dave) are superhosts! Fantastic help, very flexible with all information I needed well before my arrival. Very knowledgeable about the area, great recommendations for things to do. Daniel and Jeff stayed in touch to help make suggestions and arrangements. Raina and Dave are hands-on site property managers/arrangers of absolutely everything in the most marvelous way, with as much or as little as you need. This was my first time traveling alone not directly for work in a very long time, so I needed a lot of help. They booked a dreamlike horseback beach ride for me as well as a memorable chocolate tour and arranged all my shuttle transports. I felt safe and cared for and am very grateful, also for having been able to get necessary work done while I was there. The little house is private, CLEAN and comfortable, with fans that keep it nice and cool in the rainy season, especially at night. The grocery store just up the road has everything you need, and the jaguar rescue center is within walking distance. Nearby restaurant Pura Gula is highly recommended, my favorite! Note that most smaller establishments take only cash, easily obtained at ATM’s in Puerto Viejo. Hotel restaurants take Visa. Transport by bike, tuk tuk or taxi is easily arranged. Weather in the rainy season is damp, cool and lovely, the jungle just outside the gate incredibly beautiful. Go!!

Single traveller  |  Casa Mango  |  stayed in 7/2018

Nadine (Canada)
An amazing trip!

What an amazing trip !!! 4:30 hours ride from the airport but it DEFINITELY WORTH IT !!! Thank you to Raina and Dave who help us with all our questions ! The respond very fast !! The house is 100% better than the pictures !!! If you are looking for a jungle experience this house is PERFECT !!!! Plus its just beside a little market and some delicious restaurant !!! You can also go to Puerto viejo 20 min ride ! Reggae/suffers/hipster can a vibe !!!!

Young couple  |  Casa Grande  |  stayed in 12/2017

Matt (USA)
Absolutely fantastic!

Our stay was absolutely fantastic! The hosts/greeters (Raina & Dave) were wonderful people, gave us everything we needed, & also gave phenomenal recommendations for local activities & eateries (special shout out for the recommendation to eat breakfast at Cafe Rico; best breakfast ever!). Daniel & Jeff were extremely responsive. The house is extremely authentic & rustic, but also very very comfortable. The grounds are unbelievable; literally in the middle of the jungle with wildlife all around. Very safe neighborhood with friendly people all around. Right next to Puerto Viejo & the beaches of Punta Uva. I would recommend this place over & over again.

Group  |  Casa Grande  |  stayed in 12/2017

Gersande (France)
Playa Chiquita is wild and beautiful

Daniel and Jeff answer to my booking very quickly because it was really last minute. They've been very clear and helpful in their messages, helping with everything we needed to know or do. The house was clean, practical and the room cozy. feeling outside but protecting well from mosquito so amazing! There is hot water which is a plus for a jungle home. Kitchen was well furnished and the hammock outside cool to have :) If you need to wash your clothes they are more than happy to help and will care after your laundry. The place is amazingly located in between Puerto Viejo and the end of the coast with Manzanillo and this is the perfect compromise. There is also a super market and some restaurants and shops down the road and personally my favourite little kind of quite unique beach very intimate and wild and beautiful (10 minutes walking from their house): Playa Chiquita! Jeff is been an amazing host receiving us very well and always around if we need it. Jeff and Daniel, thank you!

Not specified  |  Casa Mango  |  stayed in 10/2017

Justin (USA)
We woke up to sloths in the trees every morning!!

The home was wonderful. We woke up to sloths in the trees just outside every morning. The kitchen is well equipped and the reading room is adorable. There are many fans throughout the home providing a great breeze. I would be happy living here. And the other Daniel that checked us in was a great help! Review originally entered on

Young couple  |  Casa Grande  |  stayed in 1/2017

Thalyssia (Canada)
Howler monkeys and sloths in the backyard!

You could hear the sound of the rain and birds as if you were in the jungle, the weather was perfect in january, not too hot or humid. Howler monkeys and sloths permanently in the backyard! You'll love this place close to scenic beaches and far from city noise. 5-10 min walk to the beach and easy public transportation to Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo, about 15 min in each direction or 2 hour walk. Amazing to get around by bike there! Go to Pura Gula for delicious fresh pastas if you get a chance (right around the corner). Daniel the host was very accommodating whenever we needed anything. Thanks I truly enjoyed this peaceful getaway! Review originally entered on

Not specified  |  Casa Mango  |  stayed in 1/2017

Gabriel (Costa Rica)
Cozy and private house

Cozy and private house! Well equipped and close to beach. Rent a bike and explore around, great beaches. Punta Uva is the best! Do not miss the night life at Puerto Viejo. Daniel the house keeper is really kind. Everything was clean in the house.” Review originally entered on

Young couple  |  Casa Mango  |  stayed in 1/2017

Angela (USA)
Perfect location, well maintained property!

We loved staying literally in the jungle with a quaint grocery store at the end of the path leading out not to mention some excellent restaurants very close by. We woke up each morning with the Howler Monkeys and literally saw them in the trees as we had coffee. The location of Playa Chiquita is perfect as it is centrally located with five beaches to visit (Puerto Viejo, Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, and Manzanillo). I suggest to visit the Jaguar Center first and you will learn so much about the animals in the area. This turned out to be a relaxing, educational, and wonderful time for family bonding! I would suggest at least a week if not more. After travelling, we had five full days. We packed so much in those days that we were exhausted and in bed by 9:30. It was very nice to have comfortable beds and a secured home to be in at the end of those days. We will definitely come back! Review originally entered on

Family with older children  |  Casa Grande  |  stayed in 12/2016

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