Costa Rican Contact

Renowned for her efforts in establishing the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge in 1988,  Marianela has lived in Playa Grande over 40 years and is a great source of information about the area.



Yebri was a part of the work crew that built both Villa Olivia and Casa Mirage in 1991 and has been apart of our team after completion.


House Cleaner & Personal Cook

A mother of  two and cook extraordinare, she is continuing her education at the university and learning English.


Gardner & Security

Gardening by the cycles of the moon, Urbano plants and cuts the landscaping.  Born in the mountains, he ventured to the urban area to earn a living he was hired here to work at the villas.


Security Dog

Abandoned on the roadside of Playa Grande, this boy was a bag of bones.  Knowing the locals here rescue dogs many unwanted dogs are discarded by their owners. As presumed he was picked up by an animal lover and we adopted him.

Almond Joy

Security Dog

Spending months on the streets, she was nursed back to health. Almond Joy will loves greeting our guests with a big teethy grin! She is sooo sweet and we know you miss your puppies at home, but please don't feed her. 

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Private Cook:  Kimberly offers a repertoire of meal plans, from local Tico cuisine to Cesar salad with shrimp or lobster, plus everything in between. Vegetarian and  Vegan meals can also be prepared. $30 breakfast, $40 lunch, and $60 dinner plus cost of food. Discounts available for smaller groups.


Pre-Stocked Refrigerator:


In-Villa Cooking Class: More than a class, discover a taste of Guanacaste's cultural life. Menu gives you a sampling of local ingredients and flavors. Learn to create Queso Empanadas and Gallo Pinto, work with Masa, making fresh tortillas, learn to cook both ripe and green plantanes, and more. $120 (5 people min.)


Airport Meals To Go:

• Breakfast: Breakfast sandwich, muffin, fruit & bottled water.

• Lunch: Sandwich, chips, fruit & bottled water.





Private Drivers


Airport Transfers





Boogie Boards: $5/4 hours, $7/day or $35/wk

Private Surf Lessons:







Spa Services


Child Sitting