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Property Details

Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Plumita Pacifica, on one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and pristine beaches.

Can you beat this value? $85 PER NIGHT!!! (or less depending on length of stay) to be right on a secluded, romantic beach in paradise!!! Click on the video that is on my website and you’ll see what I mean.

In the following descriptions I’ll tell you, briefly, as much as I can but here’s the real secret… they say a picture is worth a thousand words… I believe a short video may be even better. To view my little piece of paradise visit my website and click on the video.

Peace and quiet, romance and solitude all just outside your door. Step outside your comfortably and completely furnished apartment right onto a beautiful, pristine and gentle beach. Look to your left, look to your right and you’ll see nothing but more pristine beach!

Relax under the coconut palms or play in the surf. The beach slopes so gently in front of your apartment you can walk out past the breakers and still touch sand while enjoying the calm and warmth of the water. Or, if you’re the adventuresome type, surf in one of Costa Rica’s prime surf locations about 200 yards up the beach.

For your enjoyment and comfort a complete one bedroom apartment was created for people who want more out of life than a whirlwind tour of Costa Rica. Stroll on the beach, play and swim in the warm water, pick a coconut, get a nice tan, watch the pelicans fishing in the surf (maybe try it yourself), or just sit on your patio in a beautiful setting and relax to the lulling sounds of the ocean and be delighted by beautiful sunsets, flowers, and scenery.

The apartment is air conditioned, has lots of light, a complete and fully equipped kitchen, queen bed with elegant linens to snuggle into, a nice modern bathroom with marble countertops and a big shower with a great shower head. Or use the outdoor shower after enjoying the beach.

But most importantly, a spectacular ocean view. Step outside and you are on the beach!

Activities abound in and around Playa Junquillal. You’ll have an activity guide in your apartment to reference which will tell you about activities and restaurants, all within an easy walk.

Keywords: Apartment

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Having been raised in Alaska, I began to seek out a warmer paradise. After many trips to Hawaii and the Caribbean I thought I’d take a look at Costa Rica. Wow! It’s prettier than both and far more interesting with its incredible eco-diversity. The part of Costa Rica in which I chose to build Plumita Pacifica has the exact climate of Hawaii, same temperatures, humidity and breezes but more tranquility and natural beauty. The people are warm and friendly and the country has been a stable Democracy for 100 years and is in the “emerging country” phase of its transition to a developed nation. So considering all the positives I knew I had found my paradise and learning Spanish was a welcome challenge. So here I am, enjoying my little piece of paradise, with the opportunity to share it with those who would like to sample the “pura vida” lifestyle. When you visit my website you'll see everything you're looking for in terms of living accommodations in the video. What you won't see is the fact that everything else you need is a literal stones throw from Plumita Pacifica. Even though I have a very unique location in that it has all the romance that a secluded little paradise has to offer, I'm very close to a well stocked market and several nice restaurants as well as many different tour/tourist options, as you will see when you explore my website.

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16 Reviews

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Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!
+506 -50043473
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste

Already Planning to Return

  • 5 of 5
We spent an amazing week at Plumita Pacifica and simply fell in love with Playa Junquillal. Gary is a wonderful host and has the BEST location on the beach. If you are looking for great waves, long walks on a quiet and incredibly beautiful beach, and a place to kick back and relax you have found your paradise! Gary directed us to all the local dining spots which we really enjoyed (and had no problem walking to since we didn't rent a car). He also hooked us up with a local company who shuttled us to and from Liberia Airport and coordinated our rafting and ziplining excursions. It was a perfect week! Thank you Gary!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison & Scott... thank you for the wonderful review! :-)
Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!
+506 -50043473
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste

Couldn't find a more beautiful and peaceful location!

Couldn't find a more beautiful and peaceful location!
  • 4 of 5
My husband and I stayed for 10 days at the property and enjoyed ourselves immensely. It was one of the most relaxing and peaceful places we have been to. The beach is literally out the front door, and every day we would decide on heading left or right for a long walk on a virtually empty and gorgeous beach. Restaurants were within walking distance but we ate in quite a bit. The amenities could do with a little upgrade (bath towels and dishes for example) but for the price and location, we were pleased. Gary and his staff were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Thank you Gary for being such a great host (we enjoyed your stories very much!).
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane & Rick... thank you for the nice review! I look forward to seeing you again.
Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!
+506 -50043473
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste

Beautiful place, not enough privacy

  • 4 of 5
I was torn on giving 3 or 4 stars...I gave 4 because I didn't want to bring his rating down too much.

The property is gorgeous, right on the beach, amazing food very close by, but at times we felt like we didn't have enough privacy. The owner was a very nice guy, very informative, but talked way too much sometimes. It felt like he was constantly trying to sell us something, his books, a time share, some photos of cows in the unit we rented. He also joked with my boyfriend about women, and saying how he was taking so long to run our credit card because there were two women renting the other unit that he would stop and talk with. Frankly I felt a little uncomfortable at some points walking past him in a swim suit to get to the beach. I saw someone else's review about the place being great for 55+ and I think that's accurate. For a 26 yr old, lets just say I'd never go there without my boyfriend.

But again, the property is beautiful, the dogs running around on the beach are very nice and playful. The hammock was great, but I would recommend a bigger one that two people could lay in. He was also realistic with us about petty theft and the likelihood of property being stolen. Happy to report nothing was stolen while we were at Plumita Pacifica. He also had great recommendations for places to eat at, all very close by. All in all, still pleased.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel... Thanks for the nice review... and I've taken your comments that could be interpreted as negative to heart... I'll definitely be more careful about not appearing like I'm trying to sell something (since I'm not) or making comments that could be interpreted as sexual!
Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!
+506 -50043473
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste

A Return to Love

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I planned a short trip to Costa Rica and this was the perfect place for us. I wanted to spend time walking on the beach and holding hands. We walked a 2 mile section of the beach and never saw more than 6 people. I have some wonderful sunset photos that I will treasure forever. Gary and his staff were so helpful during our stay and when I left behind my cash and driver's license he sent an email to inform me. THANK YOU We had a wonderful time!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Laurie... I look forward to seeing you and Gregg again for another nice stay in paradise!
Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!
+506 -50043473
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste

Beach Paradise is Right!

  • 5 of 5
Awesome vacation and excellent location, the beach is literally right out your front door! Great restaurants within walking distance. Gary and his staff are superb and very helpful. Plus great surf spots like Playa Negra and Lola's are a short drive away! This is a bargain, you will not be disappointed!!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa... Thanks for the great review!!! ... Gary :-)
Costa Rica Paradise Right on the Beach!!!
+506 -50043473
Playa Junquillal Guanacaste
New Mexico

Going back as soon as possible!

  • 5 of 5
We were only there for a quick stay, and our first trip to Costa Rica, and we definitely fell in love. This place is worth much more than the great rates, and the people we connected with through Gary and those he referred us to was priceless. We are planning our return trip for this year we loved it so much, and that says a lot as we have so many places we want to see, but we need more pura vida before we go anywhere else! It may sound cliche but it is totally true, the vibe, the people, etc in this area are so laid back and friendly, it honestly felt like another planet!! In our short trip we got in surf lessons and a trip to the arenal volcano for some zip-lining and horseback riding and Gary's friends he referred us to were so nice and helped plan everything for was a breeze!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather... Thanks for the great review!... Gary :-)


From the Owner

I chose this part of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste because it’s the driest part of the country and in many ways reminded me of parts of California that I love. It’s not just all dense jungle. There are many open spaces with clumps of trees and jungle covered hills in the background. Guanacaste is cattle country. I frequently see a cowboy driving his cattle and in fact occasionally must proceed very slowly in my car while he moves them off the highway. I love the rural flavor of the place. Alaska is quite undeveloped and my childhood was spent in a remote location where there were very few people and Guanacaste often “takes me back” to those peaceful days. And yet from Plumita Pacifica I have access to a wide variety of vacation and entertainment attractions, as you will see when you visit my website.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : bar Junquillal at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Hacienda Pinilla at 15 Metres Nearest Motorway : Santa Cruz at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : many nearby - all within a short walk at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : in your front yard at 50 Metres Car: not necessary

Eco-tourism opportunities abound


From $85 Per night

Rental rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.0%

The rates for your stay in paradise are based on two people, staying two nights minimum (three nights recommended), and $25 for each additional guest (over 2 years old) per night.
$50 surcharge for one-night stays with prior permission; waived if only single nights are available.
A deposit of 50% of your total anticipated stay is required to reserve an apartment.
The balance is due upon arrival

For children under 2 (two) years of age there is no additional fee.
When there are more than 2 (two) people i put an extra queen size bed in the apartment.
A well stocked market is close-by.

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From the Owner

Here’s what is so unique about the location of Plumita Pacifica. From the property you see no other structure. You step out onto the beach, look to your left, look to your right and you see nothing but more pristine beach… no houses, no condos, no structures of any kind and usually no people. And yet Plumita Pacifica is within a few minutes walk of restaurants, a market and tour facilities. So you get this feeling of being in this romantic little place in the middle of nowhere with a view of the beautiful Pacific through the coconut palms and yet you have everything you need nearby, just out of sight!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Stereo

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size air bed that sets up like a normal bed.


  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • hammock and hammock style beach lounge chairs... enjoy them on your patio, or in the shade of a coconut palm, or right in front of the water.

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