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Magic Moon Beach House
luxury on a secluded beach
Puerto Viejo Top Pick

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Magic Moon Beach House is truly beachfront, only 50 meters away from an ocean you can see and feel! And if you have ever been on the sandy shores of Puerto Viejo and seen the moonlight ripple across the night sea, felt the warm, salty breeze, heard the coconut's leaves rustle above you, then you may be under the spell of Mother Earth's irresistible beauty. That's why this place is called Magic Moon. It can be rented in either 2 or 3 bedroom configurations. And the house of course comes with all the modern conveniences.

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Olivier Strub

Very nice house right at the beach. Nice and friendly people. Good location. 
The house is tidy and clean. Kitchen is perfectly eqipped. Almost everything is available in the house, even surf board and bikes to go to town

September 30, 2015

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Ed Shiao

My friends and I stayed at the Magic Moon for several nights. It was such an adorable beach house and was stocked with everything needed to make the stay comfortable. The location was just meters from the beach and was very private. Having the house stocked with towels and other linens also made the stay so much more comfortable.

Big thanks to the manager for helping us organize our stay and our transportation back to the airport. This beach house is very much recommended!

June 01, 2015

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Pam from NYC

My husband and I stayed at Magic Moon with our three children (13, 19, 21) and had a great time. We loved the fact that most of the house is open air. You can close off the bedrooms and kitchen area at night. We ate dinner every night on the porch listening to the sounds of the jungle. I cooked with fresh limes, grapefruit and lemon grass growing in the yard. We surfed, biked, and hiked the jungle. Don't miss the market Saturday mornings in town for fresh vegetables and homemade products. We went white water rafting on our way back to San jose. Ask Anja to help organize any activities you are interested in. She was a great resource!

January 04, 2015

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Pat Hamilton from Thunder Bay Canada

We had the time of our lives, the house and area of Puerto Viejo were fantastic, people were easy to get along with and willing to help anytime asked. The area is extremely laid back with lots of places to explore. The beaches were incredible with good for swimming and snorkeling.
The towns in the area are full of activity, restaurants and grocery stores plus you can bye fresh fish, fruit and vegetables without any problem.
Nina is very friendly and will give you good advice when needed plus help you out with anything you need.
If you are looking for a place that is not all caught up in the fast life this is the place to go, we will definitely be going back.

May 12, 2013

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The Abbott Family from Toronto, Canada

We loved our holiday at the lovely Magic Moon House. There were 6 of us in total. Four adults and two teenagers and everyone had a wonderful time. I loved to get up early, make coffee and sit on the lovely deck overlooking the beach. There were Toucans that sat in a nearby palm and humming birds everywhere. We picked fresh limes and oranges off the trees on your property. We will be back next year and will certainly rent again. The house is clean and has every comfort. The beds are comfortable. We had a lovely rest in your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing!

January 17, 2013

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fuchs monika from st. remy, frankreich

ich habe mit zwei freundinnen einen wundervollen
monat im magic moon verbracht. tolles haus,
phantastische natur, the best place in town.

December 22, 2012

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Graf Christina from Switzerland

Grossartiges,geräumiges und sehr gemütliches Haus mit wunderschönem Garten nur wenige Meter vom Meer entfernt.Sehr gut geeignet für Relax-Ferien.Von der Terrasse aus durch die Palmen das Meer zu sehen und die Tierwelt zu Beobachten war einmalig. Toll auch die Hauseigenen Fahrräder,somit konnten wir ganz unabhängig unterwegs sein.

December 16, 2012

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Richard Garnett from England

We loved Magic Moon and would love to come back next year with friends. Perfect setting, fantastic veranda ,wonderful beach, great and friendly welcome/service/cleaning etc.All in all I couldn’t fault it (maybe a new frying pan but that’s all!) Thanks so much for sending on the CD from the Canopy.
Best wishes, Richard

August 30, 2011

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Ramzi Aniba from Washington, DC, USA
Magic Moon Rocks!

We stayed Aug 10-13th at the Magic Moon House! The property was very nice, we utilized both levels (2 bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs). The layout of the house was great, a nice open kitchen, the outdoor space on the 2nd level is wonderful, my brother and cousins used the hammocks to relax a lot and you can see the ocean right in front of you. The rooms are very spacious and we appreciated the way the house was functional for us. The house grounds are really nice, it's like you're in your own oasis. We opened up the house doors and windows as much as possible....we even noticed a horse farm behind one of the bedroom windows that had live cattle, kind of cool for all the cows to do an about face and stare at us. The house does not have have AC, it has fans throughout the house but, honestly we were on the beach so, we felt the breeze...no need for AC. I will tell you that you will need bug spray and ant spray....the caribbean side is the natural side of costa rica so, you're living the simple life.

We basically had our own private beach and we had a rental jeep so, we drove down to punta uva and manzanillo. Johnnys and Mangos are the best bars in Puerto Viejo. For food, we liked Mare Nostrum, Lydia's Place and Koki Beach. A lot of people recommended Tamares, do not order the chicken sandwich or burgers, definitely not a fan. Kind of dumb of us to order that anyway...fish with rice and beans is the way to go, costa rica does not really have a specialized cuisine. We went to the supermarket and bought food since the house came with a fridge, oven/stove and microwave. The rocky road leading to Magic Moon and Banana Azul is a bit rough, we were definitely isolated from the center town of puerto viejo but, it's only a 5 mins drive or 10 mins walk on the beach. If I come back to Puerto Veijo, you better believe I'm staying at Magic Moon again....we were really not impressed with any of the other hotels we saw in town and on the beach, most of them are rundown or just plain jane.

Also, if you want to do ziplining, jungle tours, white water rafting, snorkeling or scuba diving, the Banana Azul hotel, where we had to pick up the house key, is a few doors down and offers Gecko Trail Adventures, great times! The best in costa rica hands down. Aaron and Pablo our guides were great. Ashton who arranged everything is very cool. Best time to go to Costa Rica is nov - feb and with that said, it was 80 degrees in august! We would have loved to have more sun but, we ovbiously understood we were in their winter season....there were still a lot of people at the bars though, especially after midnight....late crowds. Go to Mangos first or another bar on the small main road then venture off to Johnnys on the water, you're sure to have a good time. Also, for those who are interested, follow the smell of ganj, it's openly smoked outside by the locals, especially at the bars....the cops don't really hound folks, when locals see cops coming they just put their joints behind their backs until the cops roll past....so seamless. Our time at Magic Moon was very laidback and relaxing, we went to the Pacific coast afterwards, Jaco and Manuel Antonio and we preferred the Caribbean side the best even though they were not as advanced as the Pacific side. I believe the Caribbean side got electricity in 1986.

We didn't get a chance to see Samara, Mal Pais or Montezuma on the west pacific coast, must go by ferry from puntareanas which is 30mins from Jaco ....but, maybe next time. But, with that said, If I were you, I would check out both coasts...Jaco is packed in January (probably a good home base) which from a tourist perspective might work out better but, the Caribbean vibe had us wanting to go back to Puerto Viejo even when we were in Jaco. Puerto Viejo is about a 4 hour drive...if you don't get lost from San Jose. Jaco is about an hour half from San Jose so, plan accordingly. The rental car from Natcar.com helped us a lot to explore the country. Stay at least 3-4 days in Puerto Viejo and 3-4 days in Jaco to truly experience the fun. If you don't have a car....it won't be the same experience to get up and go see and do whatever you want. Stay at Magic Moon in Puerto Veijo and any Daystar property in Jaco. Have fun!

August 22, 2011

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Brian Weston from Orlando, FL USA

We stayed in Magic Moon house a few weeks ago. The house was tremendous. What a fantastic place to stay.

Couple that with the best customer service experience provided by Gecko and you have the formula for a perfect vacation.

Every adventure Gecko arranged for us was top notch and well worth the money. We did numerous trips including Cahuita snorkleing, chocolate making, waterfall climb, jungle hike, spa day and surf lessons. We loved every single one!

Thanks especially to Ashton for making our trip a huge success!

July 07, 2011

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Courtney from Colorado

My husband and I recently spent five nights in the Magic Moon Beachhouse and had a wonderful time! The house is great -- lots of space, storage, fully equipped with linens, towels, beach towels, kitchen has everything -- and the private property is very lush! We had a great time cooking breakfast and dinner every day there, and hanging out on the front porch relaxing in the hammock. A great gem ~ would highly recommend staying here as it's safe, convenient to town, but secluded enough and very private! The managers and cleaning staff were friendly and very helpful if we needed anything too. Overall, great time and would come again!

May 24, 2011

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Silvana Lewis from Switzerland

Directly in front of the black beach, cute, comfortable, tropical, lovely gardens. We stayed there for 4 nights. It was very clean, the bed was comfortable, the kitchen was fully equipped and we spended most of the time on the porch, wich is a beautyful place to hang out in the hammock. The beach was just a cross a small street. Perfect! A great private place but a lot of amenities nearby.We highly recommend staying here, so much better than staying at a hotel. We had everything we needed! Thanks a lot!

March 16, 2011

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