SPECTACULAR OPEN-AIR BUNGALOW - a Yogi, Surfer & Wildlife Lover’s Paradise!
Wake up to the call of the birds, howler monkeys and waves crashing... enjoy the day & night with sounds, scents and sights of the jungle & ocean... fall in love with the amazing sunset view.
You can look forward to a unique and incredible indoor-outdoor living experience, wildlife encounters, private yoga with a breathtaking panorama, and great surfing - only 3min walk to the beach!!!
Sola Vista Eco Lodge is located in the pristine tropical rainforest of Punta Banco, Pavones on the South Pacific Coast where the lush green jungle meets the blue pacific ocean. A region in Costa Rica that is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse places in the world.
Our lodge is perched on a ridge within a National Rainforest Reserve less than 200m from the spectacular surfing beach and charming original “pura vida” tico village. Pavones, the world famous surfspot, can be reached in 15 minutes by car.
Sola Vista Eco Lodge consists of two rental bungalows each for two person.
The sustainably built two-stories open-air bungalows offer you a breathtaking 360° ocean & jungle panorama. They are designed to provide you with a unique and incredible indoor-outdoor experience.
The lower-level includes a bedroom with a comfortable queen-size bambu bed (high-quality matress, anti-allergic) and a separate bathroom. The rooms have very big mosquito screens, no glass windows. Through the bathroom you access the refreshing outdoor waterfall shower.
The upper-floor features a fully-equipped kitchen and a multi-purpose relax, observation and yoga deck. The perfect location for birdwatching and wildlife-viewing, enjoying a private yoga class, watching the surfers or simply relaxing in the hammock.
The tap water is fresh spring water with no chemicals added and save to drink – you will enjoy the noticeably fresh taste.
In this immersive undisturbed environment the real luxury is living in the jungle while only walking 3 minutes to the beach for a surf.
At Sola Vista Eco Lodge you‘ll most-likely encounter daily visits from various animals including whitefaced, howler and titi monkeys, agoutis, iguanas, scarlet macaws, pizotes and toucans to name a few.
Sola Vista Eco Lodge fully commits to staying environmentally low-impact, ecologically sustainable and sensitive to conservation and community issues.
There’s a pretty solid cell phone connection at Sola Vista Eco Lodge, but we have no Wifi at the moment. Enjoy the beauty of being disconnected and totally immerse yourself into nature! If you feel the urge to get connected, nevertheless, you can find Internet in the grocery stores of Punta Banco close by.
Casa Ola is the bungalow a little higher up on the property and has a fantastic view of the surfing action from both levels. The morning surf check can be made from your bed, there’s no need to get out of it! From the upper level you see three different surfbreaks and spectacular sunsets.
Casa Sol is built a bit lower on the property. It has a breathtaking sunset and awesome ocean panorama from the upper level. The lower level features a lovely jungle view. Right next to the house is a starfruit tree where the monkeys like to hang out.
I am a passionate and certified yoga teacher and I am offering daily private yoga classes, customized to your personal preferences and physical constitution.
I am teaching Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga for Surfers. For all levels, beginners to advanced yogis.
Enjoy a unique yoga experience in the midst of nature and with a spectacular view of the ocean on the private yoga deck of your house!
Connect with your body, mind and soul. Inhale the positivity of this magical place around you, exhale everything else!
* The first private yoga class is offered for free for our guests!
* Yoga mats and yoga blocks are provided.
* Flexible timing to fit your other day’s activities.
Punta Banco beach offers 5 still uncrowded and different surfspots (beach & point breaks). Best months to surf here are December-April (summer) but there are waves all-year-around. Punta Banco is still relatively unknown or underrated as most tourist surfers only come to the area in the green season when Pavones is working.
Pavones hosts one of the world’s surfing wonders. It has been categorized as one of the world’s longest left-hand point breaks. It can go on from 400 to 900 meters, maybe longer if you’re lucky. The best months to surf Pavones are July-September.
There are more great waves in the neighborhood but better not written about... we‘ll show you!
OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO
* Observe the wildlife directly from the house.
* Go fishing, swim in one of the tide pools, refresh yourself at the waterfalls.
* Go horse-back riding with a local guide, or just go for a long low-tide beach walk and then relax in the shade of a palm tree.
* Learn how to make chocolate or cook tico style.
Surfboard, bike, quad rentals and guided natural walks or horse-back riding are available in the area and can be organized for you.
Punta Banco is a peaceful little village with friendly local people and awesome “pura vida”-vibe. There are three small grocery stores and a little restaurant „Titiguana“ that serves delicious local „Casados“.
SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION PROGRAM
The local community is running a very successful sea turtle conservation program where guests can experience the release of hundreds of baby turtles to the ocean (depending on the season).
WHAT TO BRING
Good flashlight or head lamp, sun block, hat, good hiking shoes, light weight and fast drying clothing, a basic 1st aid kit and if you have binoculars.
The best way to visit Sola Vista Eco Lodge and explore the area is definitively by car (1.5h from Golfito or Paso Canoas). We recommend to rent a 4x4 as the last hour to the coast is a dirt road with more or less potholes, depending on the season. The 150m up to our place are easily accessible all year around. Private parking is available at the property.
You can also take the public bus that is driving daily to Punta Banco and walk to our lodge.
We, Denise and Renato, live on the property and will welcome you at Sola Vista Eco Lodge. Please let us know what time you will arrive so we can prepare the bungalow for you. Also if you wish that we fill your fridge with some basics before you arrive, e.g. juice, eggs, beers, etc.? (charged extra)
Only 3 min walk to the beach! , Punta Banco, Pavones, Kostarika