Rector Beach House in Puntarenas City Costa Rica
Casa Rector Beach House Puntarenas City Jaco Costa Rica Vacation Rental Holiday Home Villa Lodgings Accommodations
Host: Richard Rector
Guestrooms: 6 (with 5 bathrooms)
Address: Puntarenas City, Costa Rica
Telephone: +1 773 545-2576
Activities/Attractions: Located in Costa Rica’s largest province, Puntarenas City is the largest city in the Central Pacific. Some 120 kilometers west of the capital San Jose, Puntarenas means "sandy point" in Spanish, and used to be one of the country’s principal seaports. Still used as an important commercial fishing port, Puntarenas offers visitors and locals alike, a variety of tantalizing fresh sea foods such as shrimp, lobsters, fish, etc.
This city by the sea attracts thousands of tourists yearly, mainly because Puntarenas is frequently used as a central point when exploring the many beautiful beaches and islands in the surrounding areas. A lively and attractive city, perhaps one of Puntarenas' most interesting features is the Paseo de los Turistas.
This is a tree-lined promenade adjacent to the beach. This area turns into a colorful street on weekends, as people from all over flock the popular restaurants, discos, cafes, bars and hotels that are found here. It is definitely worth exploring this city, as there are many beautiful old unusual buildings found all over the place, as well as several fabulous restaurants.
The outlying region from the city is another main draw, and Puntarenas Costa Rica sightseeing can include the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Carara Biological Reserve, plus trips across Golfo de Nicoyo, tours of the nearby Cocos Island and a short trip south to the famous Jaco beach.
Part of the city's cultural renaissance has been the inclusion of the newly developed Pacific marine Park, a likable stop of any Puntarenas Costa Rica sightseeing tour, with 28 separate tanks doing their best to recreate what lies below the surface of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Nearby, you can also charter a boat to take you to the wildly popular Tortuga Island, far and away the most beautiful spot in this region. The most significant cultural landmark in the city is the museum which focuses on the region's historical relationship with the nearby ecosystems.
"I looked at about 100 houses in Costa Rica before finding Casa Rector. I'm SO glad I took the time. The week we spent at this beautiful house was wonderful. Rich was very helpful in answering questions before we got to Costa Rica, and when we arrived everything was perfect. Arturo and Maribel, the house staff, were amazing. The food was great, and they went above and beyond at all times to make sure we were comfortable. Rich also hooked us up with a great tour guide, Freddy, who made sure we could go anywhere and do anything we wanted. There's plenty to do in Costa Rica, but every day it seemed the best part was returning to the house, the hammocks, the beautiful pool, and a great meal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Stay there, just not when I want to go back!"
"Just returned from 9 great days at Casa Rector. Villa , grounds & pool were all in great shape and very enjoyable. Arturo & Maribel were friendly and helpful in every way. Highly recommended to anyone in search of a comfortable place from which to explore this beautiful country."
"My family and I had a vacation of a life time. Watching my granddaughters going swimming before breakfast, and the smiles on their faces was priceless. Was able to go see the sites, tours, fishing and even shopping with the help from the owner finding a guide. We are already planning our next vacation, and making sure we can get the available time now."
"Fantastic caretakers, incredible tour guide, 11 of us had the vacation of a lifetime, living among the people of Costa Rica and not in a tourist area. Like having your own private resort. We will be back. Landlord graciously addressed any concerns before arrival."
"Our family found Casa Rector to be a very welcoming and comfortable place. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately kept by Arturo. The atmosphere is one of exotic relaxation. Maribel is a lovely person who made sure we were well fed at every opportunity. Rich was very informative and answered all of our questions before we left. Staying in Casa Rector is a great way to see some of this amazing country while absorbing the culture and being very well cared for in a family oriented, home-like environment."
General Information: Welcome to Casa Rector Beach House, just seven miles from Puntarenas City, Costa Rica ... located one and a half hours west of San Jose (the Pacific side of the country). The family-owned house is on a lot of property about two plus acres in size.
From the house it is very easy to make plans for sightseeing, fishing, rafting, and viewing the rain forest and volcanoes. A major hotel with a casino is located one mile from the house where all tourism plans can be made. The town of Jaco is a half hour by car south, it attracts many surfers for the beach's large waves and also tourists for its excellent restaurants and shops.
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"Our family had a wonderful time. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. The pool is one of the nicest we have ever seen. The property is very family orientated. It's extremely picturesque and very relaxing. Close to many of the sites."
"What an awesome vacation for all ages! It was the best spring break my family has ever been on. Created lifetime memories of adventure. From the Catamaran cruise to Tortuga Island, the canopying and horseback riding in Miramar, the beautiful beaches at Jaco and our very favorite was the whitewater rafting near Manuel Antonio. Always looked forward to returning back to Casa Rector where we would find Arturo and Maribel waiting to please. Have already recommended Casa Rector to two other families. Can't wait to go back."
"What can we say about Casa Rector? Only that is was the BEST "home away from home", vacation spot! The house was so beautiful! It is like you are in your own world staying at Casa Rector! What an incredible pool and view of the ocean, especially at sunset! Breathtaking! The caretakers were unbelievable! They really know how to cater to your every need! The tours that the owner recommended ... out of this world! We never thought we would be going to the Rainforest or even touring the Rainforest Canopy. Definitely a MUST SEE! Our girls (6 & 3 years old) had a BLAST in the Rainforest, they even went Horse Back Riding! We saw so much! We had a FANTASTIC trip and we can't wait to go back!! Thanks for such a GREAT time!"
"We just returned from the most delightful vacation at Casa Rector, Costa Rica. This was our fourth trip to the country and one to remember for years to come. The caretakers were top notch and spoiled us beyond belief. Our hope is to return again in the not to distant future. I would highly recommend the place to anyone who wants a relaxing family vacation. The house comfortably holds 8 to 12 people. Happy vacationing!"