La Joyita (Little Jewel), our upscale casita, is situated in the hills above Punta Dominical and located in a small, gated community. Built in 2015, and until now used exclusively by the owners, it has been described as a casita with all the features and amenities of a grand villa. La Joyita is now available as the perfect retreat for couples celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, special birthday – or simply wanting a relaxing vacation home for two with year-round sunsets and a Pacific Ocean view reaching from Punta Dominical all the way to Manual Antonio. This is a special place where ridges of the rainforest meet the ocean below providing amazing vistas in all directions. 5 minutes from the main highway, La Joyita is away from the traffic, high enough to receive lovely breezes and take advantage of sweeping views.
Wake to the unforgettable voices of the Howler monkeys. Short walks on the property in the mornings will provide sightings of Howler or White-face Capuchin monkeys, maybe even a sloth. Lush tropical landscape attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, including the large iridescent Blue Morpho. Whether grilling, enjoying a beverage on the terrace or lounging in your private infinity pool you will see and hear many exotic birds, while watching fishing boats enter and leave the little harbor of Dominicalito. At night, you will be lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sounds of waves crashing on the beaches below.
With 1,000 square feet our one bedroom / one bathroom casita features ocean views from every room, local hardwood cabinets and doors, honey pine ceilings, many large windows to enjoy the ocean breezes, and stone surfaced terraces and walkways. The covered terrace with comfortable seating and dining area is the perfect spot for morning coffee and evening cocktails, and is adjacent to the infinity edge pool and covered gas grill. The front private courtyard offers a shady spot to enjoy the sounds of the custom water feature. The bedroom with large ocean viewing windows has a queen bed with quality linens, air conditioning (bedroom only) and a window seat perfect for reading a book while enjoying the vista. All rooms have ceiling fans. The casita was designed to maximize airflow and benefit from the lovely ocean breezes. The bath features a walk in shower. Washer/dryer are provided for your convenience. All linens, including pool towels, are provided. Should you choose to stay in and cook, the kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances has everything one could need. Additionally, a gas grill poolside is perfect for fresh, local fish.
For those who want to stay connected, we have high speed Internet, Roku and Netflix for entertainment. Amazon’s Echo is on hand to serve up Amazon Prime Music, answer questions and generally delight.
You may find it difficult to leave La Joyita, however there is much to explore in the area. Besides the many and varied beaches, activities are available for all interests and abilities: surfing lessons, fishing, zip-lines, horseback rides on the beach or through the jungle to a waterfall, whale watching, guided mangrove river tours, nature preserves, yoga classes, massages and more. We partner with a terrific concierge service to assist you with setting up the best excursions (they will also help with car rental and/or transport from the airport in San Jose). Please note: the roads are well maintained, however a 4WD vehicle is necessary for your stay at La Joyita, and recommended for any travel throughout Costa Rica.
For dining, there are some great restaurants in the area. Exotica is our personal favorite, Lucy and her husband are the most gracious hosts you will ever meet. Save room for dessert! For a fun experience without leaving the mountain, there is Bar Jolly Roger, 5 minutes from La Joyita. Their fare is chicken wings and burgers, and frequently have live music.
We look forward to making your Costa Rican vacation at La Joyita an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime.