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Finca Amanecer

Guesthouse | 150 S. del Puente de Londres, Quepos, Costa Rica 0000

82.1% Overall Rating

3 out of 4 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/04/2012)

Michele Medina thinks…

"This is a wonderful escape for the solo traveler and for groups. Elena is a great hostess and willing to help you prepare for your trip over email (and phone, too). She cooks wonderfully, is…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Overview

“Finca” means farm. This is a farm house “experience”, not the Hilton. Offering clean, comfortable, “funky”, open air rooms with fans, (no AC). Includes a “finca tour”, nice tropical breakfast with breads baked from our Solar Oven. Healthy vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meals available with advanced notice. Swim in our on site creek (no skinny dipping please) but sunbathing's allowed on our 7 acres. Londres is a typical Tico town 10 miles EAST of Quepos, it's cooler, green and much more fragrant than Quepos with Rio Naranjo across the street, and most of the tours take place out here. Read more

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About Finca Amanecer

"Londres is pretty laid back, safe and quiet. This is ideal for single travelers, "a place to meet life long friends". (Mark Easter) We are not on the ocean, at 300 feet we are situated on 7.5 acres of tropical forests on Rio Naranjo with 500 feet of creek frontage on site. We 150 meters south of the London Bridge and 150 meters before you reach the center of Londres.

Relax and refresh your soul in the creek or sun bath in "My Secret Garden". You'll be surrounded by the sounds, birds, and plants of the Rio Naranjo ecosystem: see Scarlet Macaws and toucans, be seduced by the fragrance of Ylang Ylang, El Lirio and fall asleep to the profusion of Night Blooming Jasmine. You'll delight in the beauty of gardens filled with tropical gingers and heliconias and our ever popular “ducha del ambiente” our 4 headed garden shower. Relax by the creek, or just hang out in a hammock and watch the Fiery-billed Aracari toucans, tanagers and humming birds or Green Iguanas in the trees, there's plenty to enjoy at Finca Amanecer.

The building and grounds provide examples of sustainable design: solar clothes dryer; a “Tico semi-automatic washer”, recycled and native materials; and the rooms open to the gardens. Most walls are only one sided for a good reason; less places for nests! Here you’ll enjoy the Bali or Hawaiian feel, there is no need for glass in the windows, all rooms have fans and you’ll enjoy the sound of the rain on the tin roofs. We are remodeling with giant bamboo from the finca. It’s all about leaving a smaller footprint on Mother Earth.

Accommodation Information

The hostel is in the original "La Casa Vieja" farm house from the early days of the Finca, a large community patio, and a Rancho out back for camping. The 4 private double bedrooms and the dorm provide a rustic but clean and comfortable lodging experience in keeping with life in the tropics. Rates begin at $14 per person including breakfast of fruits, cinnamon tea or coffee, and generally something baked in the Solar Oven or pancakes. (not just dry toast and coffee) You are invited to “pick your own breakfast” and beautiful tropical flowers for your room. Vegetarian and Vegan meals available at the hostel through prior arrangements.

The Hummingbird room has a double bed with a mosquito net, a sink and an east facing garden view windows with sunny mornings. fan if needed.

Escondido has a double bed with mosquito net, fan and it has one window opening to the patio, and a private door to the patio.

The Library DORM has one sets of bunk beds, made with teak from the farm, and an individual, a private entrance and one window to the patio. fan if needed.

These share the community bathroom with a tiled, hot shower, 2 toilets and the “Periwinkle Pila”, a large tiled utility sink. WiFi is generally available.

Everyone hangs out on the patio. This is a NON-SMOKING facility. We often have Movie Night or "join the Discussion" night and of course GAME night. but we do get up with the sun, Amanecer....

Location Information

We are located 150 meters south of the London Bridge in Londres is a simple Tico town, on Rio Naranjo. 10 miles EAST of Quepos. Christmas to Easter Rio Naranjo is a "lazy river", the rest of the year you can go white water rafting! There is a "soda" and a GREAT Mini-Super. It is safe for single women, and you can walk to the bus or the waterfall (FREE) Sleep to the sounds of the Rio Naranjo enjoy cooler temps than at the beach, and cool off in the Rio or a creek on site. Londres, is the Tico version of Mayberry RFD. We are on Rio Naranjo, we are NOT on the beach.

We are located on a RURAL DIRT ROAD with scenery so fantastic, local ATV tours charge $95 to experience this, "dirt road from hell, on a road to no where", adventure. You can appreciate the same scenic beauty during the 40 minute bus ride for only a dollar. (My Daddy always said, "Sell the sizzle") "You can relax and enjoy 7 acres listening to the sounds of nature while those tourists return to noisy overcrowded hotels in smelly Quepos". (quote from Charles McKenna, he stayed here while biking from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego) Enjoy nature's own aromatherapy; nightly Ylang Ylang known as the Chanel #5 tree; and if you are lucky you'll be intoxicated by the fragrance of Night Blooming Jasmine. Que Rico! This is still my favorite experience.

It is 40 minute drive to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park and adventure tours abound. I can even provide a map for a free hike to Bridal Veil Falls.

Finca Amanecer is perfect for those students desiring Spanish immersion, as Londres is a small pueblo where 95% of the population speaks only Spanish. You might even want to volunteer and spend the afternoon at the High School offering them an opportunity o practice their conversational English. It's also a great place to meet other adventurous travelers and plan the rest of your stay. Your hostess Elena Ross v co-authored "Discovering Costa Rica with GPS" in 1996, and she will help with all your travel plans.

For buses around the country, visit: http://www.visitcostarica.com/ict/paginas/LEYES/pdf/ItinerarioBuses_en.pdf

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