The house is located directly on the beach in Playa Zancudo in the southwestern zone of Costa Rica. Playa Zancudo is located on a peninsula and when looking straight out across the Golfo Dulce you can see the southern part of the Osa Peninsula in the distance. If you were to walk south on the beach the Gulfo Dulce opens up to the Pacific Ocean and the waves become larger. If you were to head further south you would be in Pavones, a world class surfing area. The house is located about midway down the peninsula. Walking to the northern end of the peninsula would take about 30 minutes or 10 minutes by bike. The location is excellent as it within a 3 minute walk north to a small convenience store and La Puerta Negra Italian restaurant, a 3 minute walk to cabinas Los Cocos and about a 5 minute walk to Sol Y Mar, the best bar/restaurant on the beach. Houses are on both sides of our house. Bottom line is you are within a short walk of just about everything you could want.


As we are on the 8th Latitude and on the beach, if you are looking for cool mountain air, Playa Zancudo is not for you. The days are often hot but there is almost always an onshore ocean breeze and sometimes quite a wind. The nights are almost always comfortable and can even get a little chilly in the rainy season. The house has 7 ceiling fans and for real wimps, the efficiency unit below is air conditioned.


The swimming is excellent in front of the house and the waves get stronger as you walk to the south. The water temperature is very warm especially in dry season but always refreshing and enjoyable. You can float around for an hour and not get chilled.

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