La Paila is unique among most of the villas you’ll find!
It has broad panoramic views of the Pacific due to its siting at one of the highest elevations looking into Samara bay and valley. The sky and light change throughout the day finishing often in spectacular sunsets!
-- staff will prepare meals (2 per day), clean house daily and do laundry! The pool and grounds are professionally maintained. Relax and enjoy yourself! Staff live in a separate house on the property providing security and availability but also as much privacy as you want.
-- free delivery service for pre-stocking of food (reimburse for the groceries)
-- La Paila is designed with a huge open air living room containing dining, sitting, entertainment and game areas. It has no walls so that you’re directly connected to the views, breeze and nature! (All four bedrooms are secure and air-conditioned).
-- La Paila is very private, tranquil and quiet. We have only a few close neighbors and very little passing traffic
-- La Paila is designed in the colonial Costa Rican style of architecture and is appointed with art and artifacts that celebrate Tico and Guanacaste culture. The furniture is mostly locally made from tropical hardwoods. Immerse yourselves a bit in Costa Rica!
For your entertainment: satellite TV with VCR/DVD and free hi-speed WiFi. But you can also laze in the hammock or lounge in the pool! We have ping pong and backgammon tables, board games, a volleyball/badminton court and darts! Take the boogie boards with you to the beach or use in the pool!
Nature is all around: flocks of parrots fly by each morning and evening, howler and capuchin monkeys will visit the backyard trees occasionally and maybe you'll see a coatimundi or anteater! Mangos fall off the trees from May to June.
The sunsets can be stunning but also look for rainbows, sundogs and green flashes. At night, the Milky Way stretches across the sky if clear. Look for planets, fireballs, moon rings and meteorites!
Use La Paila as a secluded retreat for pure R & R or as a home base for day trips. The daily destination for most?: just five minutes away by car is the iconic, palm lined, two mile-long Playa Carrillo (Carrillo beach), a certified 'blue flag' beach of Costa Rica (means it is safe and clean)! It offers beach strolls, jogging, swimming and picnics and everything an amazing beach offers. Horseback riding is available on several beaches. Go deep sea fishing for marlin, tuna, swordfish and mahi-mahi. Turtle watching is best at nearby Playa Camaronal, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta. Snorkel to an off-shore island. Zip line through local jungle canopies. Surf lessons on the bucket list? Dine out in nearby Samara and Carrillo at numerous outstanding but casual restaurants. Explore the surrounding teak plantation. There is a small zoo in Carrillo and a crocodile to see. To the south, enjoy lunch at Punta Islita and at the same time schedule a tour of the macaw (parrot) reservation at Ara Project. You will not run out of things to do!