New Years Eve at the Castillo
House looking out at the Gulfo Dulce
driveway looking down to front gate
View of Zancudo from the master bedroom
Back patio overlooking Gulfo Dulce on the left and the mountains of the Osa Penninsula
One of Lizzie's fabulous floral arrangements
Master bedroom - Hand made queen bed with 600 thread count Egyptian linens. Picture painted by my niece Devon
All furniture built by a local craftsman from crystobal
South unit kitchen
Livingroom - All furniture, and decor were hand made by local craftsman and artists
Entertainment center and enterance to the master bedroom - Bring your Ipod to play in the Boses docking station
Bathroom with walk in shower, tub built for 2 and unlimited hot water from a tankless heater
South unit guest bedroom
Bubble bath with champagne, chocolate with Ylang Ylang flowers
Horse shoe pit - south side
Outdoor shower with new stone work
White face enjoying a banana
South unit back patio
Play darts on the front patio while taking in the the sights and sounds of the jungle behind.
Enjoy birds, parrots, monkeys and cool breeze from the front patio
After a good morning surf this is my spot for an afternoon nap
Toucans in the tree outside the back patio
Morning cattle drive by the house
Sunset from the kitchen window
Sunset from the hammock
Sunset at Punta Banco
Lizzie enjoying a candle lit bath
The end of another perfect day in Costa Rica
Ready for sunset
Dinner for 2?
Sunset from the backyard
Bananas in a tree just outside the north side of the house - They are sweet and plentiful
I have a few pineapple plants growing just outside of the front patio
A papaya tree on the north side of the house that puts off fruit 18 inches long
This is my property manager, Javier - He and his family watch the house and cater to the needs of guests who visit.
I am blessed to have them as friends and caretakers
Waterfall in Punta Banco
Pilon Point - 1 1/2 km from the house - This is my favorite surf spot when not at Pavones
Pilon Point looking south toward Pavones
The Pavones fishing fleet
A view from Zancudo Bay, looking back toward the house
Pilon Point at low tide
Looking through the trees at Pilon Point
Lizzie checking out the surf
These 2 palm trees in lava rock provide a perfect perch to view the tip of the Osa Penninsula. Also, a great place to watch the sun go down.
Me and Lizzie at our favorite spot in Punta Banco
Christmas dinner - 2007
Shrimp and Lobster dinner
Lizzie thin crust pizza - yum!
Hour and 1/2 on the grill and its ready to eat
Christmas Day cooking lunch at the beach
Pushing out the panga in Pavones - The boat owner, Macho, will take you out fishing or surfing. He knows how to catch big fish!
Good Dorado day
Lizzie's 1st fish
Catching fish off the ponga with Macho
Arial view of Pilon
Big day at Pavones
A chest to shoulder high day at Pilon Point. I think I was the only one in the water during that session.
Walking back to the point after a long wave - On a medium size south swell, you can ride a wave for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
A ponga cruising the line up at Pilon Point
A good 5 to 7 ft day at Pavones - This wave starts at the point and will section up all the way past the Cantina
Santa Catalina boat trip
Another incredible sunset
Lizzie swinging from the boom of a sailboat
Lizzie on a horseback ride in Alta Vista
Watching it rain yellow flowers
Campfire antics in Pilon
Lizzie and Jess going paddle boarding
Kayak launch in Pilon
Jessie off shore
Loading em up for the trip home
A few of the kids out playing.
Soccer field in Pavones - In the evening a number of the local folks ride their horses to town for a little pick up game.
Sunset from the Cantina in Pavones
A swimming hole in Punta Banco
Accorrding to my watch, it's Imperial time!
Sol y Mar Bar & Grill in Zancudo
Taking a break in between beers at Sol y Mar
Horseback riding in Pilon
Lizzie and Enrique on horseback
Toucan friend at Noyauca
Fishing off the coast of Pavones
A 5 lb corvina getting prepared for the grill
Dan with a scarlet macaw
Dan cooling off in the Pilon river while watching the surf.
This waterfall is a 10 minute walk from the house.
Don showing his super human strenght
This a huge tree on the beach at Pilon Point - Notice the car at the base of the tree on the left side
These toucans love the tree right outside the front patio
Me, Dan and Lawrence at Nayauca Falls
Squirrel Monkey in the backyard
Leaf cutter ants busy at work
This is typical transportation of bananas or palm fruit from the local plantations
Two birds of prey sitting in a palm tree outside the front patio.
A two toed sloth
A toucan at one of the local restaurants
A parrot on the phone line outside the house
Scarlet macaw outside the cantina in Pavones
A crock getting some sun in the mangroves of the Sierpe River
Another two toed sloth
A Jesus Christ lizard sitting on a rock outside the house.
A little yellow frog that we found on the kitchen window while doing the dishes.
A Squirrel monkey just hanging out in the backyard
Dona Dora's restaurant in Pavones - Great Mexican Food and local cuisine
The 3 brothers in front of the palapa in Playa Negra
Upper Falls at Nauyaca just outside of Dominical.
Lower Falls at Nauyaca
Me and a local tica at a swimming hole in Punta Banco
This platform in the canopy is about 200 ft from the jungle floor. Doing these zip lines was an incredible rush!
Lawrence doing the no hands maneuver
Me doing a 100 ft repel from high in the canopy.
Lizzie with that big "cat ate the canary" grin
Hey, look what I found - Three toed sloth down by the river.
Another bird on the tree right outside the kitchen window
One big iguana
Just a word of advice
Me, Dan and Lawrence Why are they making us wear helmets?
Anybody bring a bucket?
How many more of those are there???
I guess a few more
smooth rafting ahead
Cooling off from the afternoon heat.
Gorge area in the Rio Parismina
Lived to see another sunset
White face monkey near the outdoor shower
Our resident sloth
Looking for a hand out
Typical fruit stand
The San Clemente
Coconut bowling in Punta Banco
Corteza flowers dropping from the tree
Horses on the beach in Cocal
Mom and baby
Some orchids from our collection
Bananas and pineapple on our lower lot
Side yard from the north unit
Looking for more!
Fresh fruit and flowers for the property
Look like fun??? If you wanna give it a try, we'll help you plan it.