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Welcome To
Pura Vida!

The Villa

Standing alone on a breezy hill, this vacation rental is a secluded paradise surrounded by lush jungle. Fruit trees grow in the garden; playful monkeys are regular visitors; curious iguanas live on the grounds; and scarlet macaws fly above in pairs, squawking like an old married couple. The villa is on the central Pacific coast and within walking distance of the endless beach of Esterillos. Off the beaten path, it is located between the bustling town of Jaco and world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Villa Varsovia is a modern interpretation of a traditional open-air Spanish villa with a very private interior courtyard that includes a 16'x32' pool and rancho. Polish owners, Margaret and Andrew Wieladek, who permanently reside in Canada, built the villa in 2012.

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms 1 King Bed + 2 Double beds

3 Baths

Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Air Conditioning (master bedroom only)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels & Linens
  • Fans throughout
  • Parking
Price (USD)
Night $129
Week $769
Month $2,499
+ $40 per booking (cleaning fee) + $200 refundable security deposit

Location

An easy drive of approximately 90 minutes from San Jose airport, Villa Varsovia is located off a scenic stretch of highway 34 (Costanera Sur) in the community of Villas Xihu in Esterillos Oeste on the Pacific Coast. Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park are about an hour drive southeast on the highway. Going northwest, Playa Hermosa can be reached in 10 minutes and Jaco in 20.

Things To Do

A charming beachside fishing village on the central Pacific coast, Esterillos Oeste is an ideal destination for travelers wanting to experience the pura vida for which Ticos are known. Endless, no crowds, incredible sunsets, and some of the top surf in Costa Rica best describe the volcanic beach of Esterillos. Swaying palms and almond trees line the edge and the water is warm. At low tide, the size of the beach increases dramatically, creating clear natural pools and sand waiting to be explored. The neighbourhood has a small grocery and liquor store, as well as a few restaurants and bars. Besides surfing and swimming, activities such as fishing, a variety of eco-tours, zip lining in the forest canopy, horseback riding, and more can be easily arranged.

  • Living the Pura Vida

    "Pura Vida" in English means "Pure Life". Although it has a simple English translation, the meaning is much more profound to the people of Costa Rica. Pronounced POO-rah VEE-dah, the expression is used in many forms, from a greeting to a synonym for "excellent". In Esterillos, you'll easily sink into the easygoing rhythms of the pura vida.

  • Surfing

    Esterillos Oeste has a long-standing surf culture. The Pacific's perfect waves, year-round warm water, and blue skies make it a world-class surfing destination. The swells are reliable and sizeable all year, but April to December is considered to be the best time to ride

  • Fishing

    Described as the fishing capital of Costa Rica, there are more trophy fish caught out of this region year round than any other part of the country. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, red snapper, roosterfish, and more are popular.

  • Wildlife-Watching

    Simply put, Costa Rica is one of the best wildlife-watching destinations in the world. Esterillos’ biodiversity harbors some rare and endangered species, from lazy sloths and crocs, to a magnificent spectrum of tropical birds like toucans. You hardy have to make an effort as monkeys, iguanas, humming birds, and scarlet macaws visit the villa regularly.

  • Nightlife

    In addition to a few well-known bars and restaurants in Esterillos and nearby area, going northwest, Playa Hermosa can be reached in 10 minutes and Jaco in 20. Both are filled with shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, and even casinos.

  • Manuel Antonio

    One of Central America's top destinations, Manuel Antonio National Park is where jungle meets beach. This stunning and family friendly park has white sand beaches, accessible rainforest trails, and lots of wildlife. From the villa, Manuel Antonio is about an hour drive southeast on the highway.

  • Volcan Arenal

    Arenal Volcano National Park offers several beautiful trails to explore. After a day of excellent hiking, when there is a chill in the air, relax in one of the area’s many natural hot springs.

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Mysterious, dripping with mist, dangling with mossy Tarzan vines, and blooming with life are some of the ways Monteverde Could Forest is described. The 105 sq km park is one of Costa Rica’s premier destinations and a place where organic farming and alternative energy sources are the norm.

Availability

2 night minimum stay

Contact Us

Please use the form below for enquiries and reservation requests.
When making a reservation request, be sure to tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What brings you to Esterillos? Who's joining you?

The Wieladek Family

About us

Originally from Poland, we immigrated to Canada in 1990. We now permanently live in the Toronto area, and love spending a few months a year at the villa, which we built in 2012.

Our perfect day starts with an early stroll on the beach. That is the best time to buy the freshest catch from the fisherman as they come in from fishing between 6 and 7am. We usually spend dreamy afternoons in the shade of the rancho, reading in the hammock, swimming in the pool, and scanning for wildlife. As the day ends, we often find ourselves back at the beach for the sunset. At night, we sometimes light a few candles, turn off all the lights around the villa, and enjoy the bright stars above.

We are happy to share our beautiful villa with you, and hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Pura vida!