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La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La ponderosa was recommended to us by the guys from Tortuga Surf camp during a magical surf trip we took this year down to Angela & Marshals place. What can you say!? Beach front supreme , you are literally 5 min drive from a world class wave and the rooms are spacious beautifully decorated with satélite Tv and super nice...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Ponderosa truly is heaven on earth! We stayed in the Toucan room overlooking the beautiful pool and the Pacific Ocean. Everything in our air conditioned room was so well designed in beautiful teak all done by the owner and our screened in porch was perfect to take in the gorgeous view and hear the waves crashing and mawcaws flying...

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We loved this place that we found strictly by accident. We were going to stay one night but stayed for three, and would have stayed longer if time permitted. Everything was lovely, from the hand made furniture and crafts to the shaded swimming pool colored to look like a beach and ocean, to the fruit trees and flowers, to the...

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm pleased that you found La Ponderosa and enjoyed a relaxing stay. We hope to see you again. Angela

Toronto
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Spent a week here enjoying the nature trails of the facility. Walking the beaches. Got lots of excellent photos. The sunsets are spectacular. The interaction with the other guest during meal times was an added bonus. Marshall and Angela are excellent hosts. There is a restuarant just down the street but we chose tomhave all our meals at La Ponderpsa...

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

La Ponderosa and Pavones is a great place to enjoy the nature (beach & jungle) and I have to admit we are blessed with spectacular sunsets. Happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the company. Thank you for the review. Angela

Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were fortunate to have found this lovely B&B. What an awesome way to spend a week away from everyday life. Our room the Rana was excellent for our needs. It was very comfortable and quiet. Complete with a small fridge & AC. The food was well cooked and tasty in their own restaurant and there was a very good...

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

I am happy that you found La Ponderosa too! Thank you for the review. I am pleased to hear that the accommodations were comfortable and that you also enjoyed your meals, the pool and the trails. We hope to see you again. Angela

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We spent a week in February 2016 with a party of 7. We rented the Villa Perezosa and it was perfect. We loved cooking meals on the simple yet beautiful porch kitchen. The villa was well-kept and the A/C was essential after being in the heat and humidity. Marshall and Angela were perfect hosts.They set up dinners and gave great...

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

You are welcome and thank you for your thoughtful review. I'm pleased to hear that La Villa Perezosa worked out well for your group. It is a great option for families or groups. You are correct Pavones and La Ponderosa is the perfect place to slow down and disconnect. We look forward to your return! Next trip we can arrange...

Dunsborough, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Awesome Place to chill after surfing the many breaks in the area. Location, food and hospitality was amazing! Rooms were comfortable and well equiped with all your needs. The pool was just an added bonus... Thanks Angela and Marshall.

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and rating. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again! Angela

Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nestled where the jungle meets the sea. La Ponderosa is what Costa Rica is to me. Peacefully situated about a mile outside of town, Angela and Marshall are excellent hosts and provide you with a slice of paradise! Stepping out of your room you're immediately immersed in lush jungle where you'll see macaws, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds, varieties of other birds...

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a review. The wildlife, next to the stellar surf, is is definitely one of the best parts of Pavones. I'm glad that you enjoyed both the jungle trails and the beach. I'm pleased to hear that you've enjoyed FIVE stays and still can't wait to get back. Our goal is always that guests depart ready to return....

San Diego
Reviewed 7 September 2016

La Ponderosa is truly a magical place to stay. Angela is the best host and she will help you with anything you need. She got us a great deal on our car rental for example. The location is great if you want to surf Pavones point everyday. My friend and I stayed for about a week. The food was fantastic,...

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We try our best to be available for guests before and during their stay to assist with arrangements or requests. I am happy to know the car rental worked out for you. Thanks for your recommendation and your comments about the location, rooms and food. We hope to see you...

Pismo Beach, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Surfed every day, walked in the jungle, long walks on the beach. Could go from jungle to great air conditioned room or hang out at the pool. I have a bad back and was worried about having a comfortable bed but the bed was great. I got the meal package and the food was healthy and good. I was very...

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is our wish that every guest leaves wanting to return. We are happy to hear that the bed was comfortable and that you enjoyed the meals. I hope that you can visit again to enjoy more surfing, beach walks, jungle hikes and some lounging by the pool too. Angela

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort offers beach front accommodations in the pristine Southern Pacific side of Costa Rica. A great place to see wildlife with 14 acres of gardens and jungle with trails to waterfall and ocean view tiki hut. Pure relaxation: with option of all-inclusive meal package or a la carte meals at on-site private restaurant, massage, swimming pool, game room or yoga. Adventure: world class surfing one of the longest waves in the world, horseback riding, jungle tours or great fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort

Address: Pavones Beachfront, one mile south of river | PO Box 81-8250, Ciudad Neily, Pavones, Costa Rica (Formerly Cabinas La Ponderosa)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Pavones
Price Range: €54 - €112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Cabinas La Ponderosa Hotel Pavones
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“Overall, The resort is very quiet, there is a little road noise from passing vehicles but even that was minimal.”
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