Finca Exotica

Main road, east of Carate Airstrip, Carate, Puntarenas, 60702, Costa Rica

A garden paradise that lives up to its name, this combination organic farm, botanical garden, and sophisticated eco-lodge is an otherworldly experience. Beautifully designed, thatch-roof tiki cabins have private bathrooms and outdoor showers in cane-and-bamboo enclosures. Three new deluxe cabins are planned, each with its own plunge pool. There's also a gorgeous, contemporary house with a spectacular ocean view for families or couples. Adventurous, budget-minded travelers can play castaways in seven airy, comfortable platform tents with garden showers and communal restrooms. Meals here are truly exotic, using organic produce from the garden and local fish and meat, prepared with spicy Asian accents and served in a stunning, breezy restaurant overlooking the sea. There are fresh juices and coffee and tea available all day. Two daily yoga classes are held on a serene yoga deck, and a masseuse is on call. One of the best activities is a tour of the garden with owner Markus Wehrmeister, a German architect and caterer turned impassioned sustainable-living advocate. Carate Beach is steps away and La Leona entrance to Corcovado National Park is a 40-minute walk along the beach.

PROS

  • gorgeous gardens
  • exotically delicious food
  • charming hosts
  • affordably priced for this area

CONS

  • no air-conditioning
  • must enjoy being in a totally natural setting

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Green, Romantic, Views
Quiet
On the beach
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -4070–0054

HOTEL DETAILS

4 one-bedroom cabins, 2 two-bedroom cabins, 7 tents, 1 house
Rate Includes: Closed Oct. All meals

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