Casita SalvaDanta Accommodations at Buenaventura's Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village - Costa Rica's Eco-Adventure Rainforest Lodge & Wellness Retreat Center

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Pueblo Nuevo Buenaventura welcomes you to come stay at Casita SalvaDanta in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village!

We Invite You to Come Live and Experience:

* Costa Rica's Warm Summer Days & Clear Sky Nights (every Nov - May)
* Tranquility, Serenity & Rejuvenation
* Diverse Flora & Fauna surrounded in Lush Tropical Paradise
* Fresh Mountain Spring Water
* Nourishing Home Grown Organic Meals & Foods
* Pure Cleansing Oxygen
* 100% Nature and Rainforests
* Costa Rica Country Living
* Organic Farming & Permaculture Gardening
* Eco-Adventures and Outdoor Fitness
* Spanish Language & Tico Culture
* Yoga and Meditation in True Serenity
* Re-freshing Waterfalls, Swimming Holes, Natural Waterslides


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ABOUT CASITA SALVADANTA:

Casita SalvaDanta is located in Buenaventura's "Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village", in a hidden and serene valley, between dense rainforest mountains in the valley of River Division in Costa Rica and directly across the river from Sacred Mountain and Buenaventura Eco-Adventure Lodge & Rainforest Rejuvenation Retreat Center, 160+ acres of mountainous rainforest with trails, waterfalls, and swimming holes.

The two-story wood cabin has a big outdoor deck (great for yoga or chilling out) and is fully furnished (1 Cal King bed & 2 Single Beds), fan, table, chairs, hammocks, kitchen appliances (gas stove, refrigerator), silverware/pots/pans/etc.

We also offer Mountain Bikes, Yoga Mats and other items for use or rent on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

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RENTAL INFORMATION:

Casita SalvaDanta is available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals
(Minimum of 3 nights and maximum of 3 consecutive months at a time)
Dates Available as Rental: December 1st - 31st, 2013 and Janaury 1st - August 15th, 2014
(please see Buenaventura's Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village Rental Calendar for availability. If the dates you are interested are blank on the calendar, then its available)

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RENTAL RATES:

Nightly Rental Rates & Terms:

House Rental: $140.00 p/night (Single or Double Occupancy)
(2-6 nights)

Additional Adult: Add $70.00 p/night p/adult
(Max 1 additional adult)

Kids 4-12 years old: Add $25.00 p/night p/child
(Max 3 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free)

Includes house-keeping every 3 days (clean your room, kitchen, bathrooms, clean sheets/towels), limited garbage disposal and electricity/power and Daily Entrance Pass to Buenaventura's Eco-Adventure Wilderness & Wildlife Park (Park open 8 am - 4 pm), Puenta Alma Bridge Toll, Free WiFi and lots of Free Activities!

Total rent (for rental of between 2-6 nights) is due upfront, 14 days prior to rental. If staying for more than 6 nights, you qualify for our Weekly Rental Rates and Policies.

Weekly Rental Rates & Terms:

House Rental: $840.00 p/week (Single or Double Occupancy)

Additional Adult: Add $300.00 p/week p/adult
(Max 4 additional adults)

Kids 4-12 years old: Add $125.00 p/week p/child
(Max 3 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free)

Includes house-keeping every 3 days (clean your room, kitchen, bathrooms, clean sheets/towels), limited garbage disposal and electricity/power and Daily Entrance Pass to Buenaventura's Eco-Adventure Wilderness & Wildlife Park (Park open 8 am - 4 pm), Puenta Alma Bridge Toll, Free WiFi and lots of Free Activities!

First Week's Rent and a $200.00 security deposit is due upfront, 14 days prior to rental. If staying for more than 1 week, rent is due 2 days before the start of the next rental week. Security deposits are 100% refundable, as long as there is no damage to the house or missing items. Security deposits are paid at time of check-out/move out.

Monthly Rental Rates & Terms:

House Rental: $1,500.00 p/month (Single or Double Occupancy)

Additional Adult: Add $500.00 p/month p/adult
(Max 4 additional adults)

Kids 4-12 years old: Add $250.00 p/month p/child
(Max 3 children) (Kids under 3 Stay for Free)

Includes weekly house-keeping (clean your room, kitchen, bathrooms, clean sheets/towels), limited garbage disposal and electricity/power and Daily Entrance Pass to Buenaventura's Eco-Adventure Wilderness & Wildlife Park (Park open 8 am - 4 pm), Puenta Alma Bridge Toll, Free WiFi and lots of Free Activities!

First Month's Rent and a $500.00 security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival. If staying longer than 1 month, rent is due 2 days before the start of the next rental month. Security deposits are 100% refundable, as long as there is no damage to the house or missing items. Security deposits are paid at time of check-out/move out.

Payments accepted: Direct deposit to US account, cash or credit card/debit card. Preferred method of payment is through Tico Guide Travel's Online Payment System (using Paypal). Our partner, Tico Guide Travel, handles all rental payments and security deposits for the Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village River-front rentals.


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CASITA SALVADANTA ALL-INCLUSIVE 2-6 NIGHT PACKAGES
(See below for a list of what's included)

3 Day/2 Night Package:
$770 USD (Double Occupancy) / $630 USD (Single Occupancy)

4 Day/3 Night Package:
$960 USD (Double Occupancy) / $785 USD (Single Occupancy)

5 Day/4 Night Package:
$1,180 USD (Double Occupancy) / $965 USD (Single Occupancy)

6 Day/5 Night Package:
$1,400 USD (Double Occupancy) / $1,135 USD (Single Occupancy)

7 Day/6-Night Package:
$1,610 USD (Double Occupancy) / $1,315 USD (Single Occupancy)

* Adults (13 and up): Add $100 Per Adult Per Night + $50 for two tours (up to 4 additional adults)
* Children (4-12 years): Add $65 Per Child Per Night (Kids under 3 stay for free)


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All Packages listed above include lodging in Casita SalvaDanta, plus all of the following:

* Round-Trip Ground Transfers to/from Buenaventura from San Isidro or Quepos or Dominical in 4x4 vehicles

* 3 Organic Home-Grown and Home-Cooked Costa Rican country-style Meals served Family Buffet Style

* Fresh Tropical Fruit Juices, Cafť, Tea, and Rainforest Fruit & Nut Snacks

* Two Guided Eco-Tours (Tour #1: Buenaventura & Three Seeds Edible Food Forest & Organic Farm Tour / Tour #2: Avatar Adventure Rainforest Hiking Tour to Toucan Rock Waterfalls & Swimming Pools with Blue and Orange Clay Mud Baths)

* Daily Entrance Pass to Buenaventura's 160 acre Eco-Adventure Wilderness & Wildlife Private Rainforest Reserve

* Travel Arrangements by Tico Guide Travel and MK Connection & Travel

* Lots of Free Activities!

* Subtract $250.00 from each Package if you plan on driving yourself to Buenaventura (based on Single or Double Occupancy)

What's NOT included in the All-Inclusive Packages?
International Airfare, Transfers to San Isidro from Airport or another part of Costa Rica, Additional Nights at Buenaventura, Additional Destinations or Lodging in Costa Rica, Tips to Housekeepers, Guides and Drivers, Airport Tax, and Personal Expenses.

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FOOD & MEALS:

Local groceries or meals can be purchased at Three Seeds Mountain Restaurant or you may also purchase groceries in the El Llano Pulperia/Store (small town 3 miles up river) or El Brujo (small town 1 mile down river) or make a weekly trip to San Isidroor Quepos to stock up on food at one of the major supermarkets (1 hour 15 minutes away)

Three Seeds Mountain Restaurant is located directly across the river next to the entrance to Buenaventura's 160 acre Eco-Adventure Wilderness Park.

Three Seeds serves Home-Grown and Home-Cooked Organic Meals and Fresh Fruit Juices.Coffee/Tea. All meals are self-serve and "All You Can Eat" buffet style.

Meal Plan Rates: $10 Breakfast / $15 Lunch / $15 Dinner (Per Person)

Local Organic Groceries available at Three Seeds include:

* Fresh Milk, Cream, & Cheese (made from Buenaventura's Grass-fed Free-Range Organic Dairy Cattle Farm)
* Eggs
* Fruits (Bananas, Oranges, Mangos, Avocados, Lemons, etc.)
* Vegetables & Grains (Beans, Corn, Yucca, Yampi, Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, etc.)
* Herbs & Greens (Cilantro, Basil, Lettuces, Rosemary, Mint, etc.)
* Juices (Fresh Fruit Juices made from Guanabana, Cas, Tamarindo, Oranges, etc.)
* Natural Sugar (Tapa Dulce made from Sugar Cane)
* Pizzas (ready to eat)


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Transportation to/from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village from San Isidro, Dominical or Quepos (a little over 1 hour from each town) ranges from $75-$100 each way, depending on whether you take Buenaventura's 4x4 Express Guest & Cargo taxi service ($75 each way) or hire/call a private 4x4 taxi ($100 each way from San Isidro and $100 each way from Dominical or Quepos).

If you have a car or plan on renting a car during your stay, you need a 4x4 vehicle to access Buenaventura. We recommend renting 4x4 vehicles that have the 4L gear and manual transmission, since there are some very steep parts of the road that you have to drive up and down.

Please note that there is no public transportation to our area, so if you don't have your own vehicle and you need to run errands in San Isidro or Quepos, you will need to factor and budget for additional transportation costs. Community ride shares are available between $5-$10 each way (depending on the vehicle/driver).

We offer Mountain Bike rentals ($10 per day) to bike to the El Llano or El Brujo general stores (pulperias) or you can rent a horse for $25 per day.

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COMMUNICATION SERVICES:

3G cell phone service through ICE (Local Telecom Company) is now available in our area and internet can be accessed on 3G enabled cell phones.

Buenaventura recently installed a cell/internet tower at the top of the mountain to provide internet service to Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. All rentals have FREE WiFi service.

For those renting over longer periods, renters and visitors can purchase calling cards from ICE and use their 3G cell phones to make calls and check e-mail.

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LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY:

Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village has a Leave No Trace policy, so we please ask that whatever you bring in, you please take out with you (clothes, personal items, plastics, etc.). We do offer limited garbage disposal (composting and recycling) as part of rental agreement, however, we require that you pack out anything that isn't going to be useful or reused at Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village. We ask that you please respect our policy, otherwise if you leave garbage or non-reusable items, we will deduct $100 from your security deposit as a "garbage dumping fee".

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HOW DO I RENT CASITA SALVADANTA:

If you would like to rent this home or would like more information, please fill out our RESERVATIONS & GENERAL INQUIRY FORM and please check the box that says "I am interested in Short or Long-term Rental of a house or cabin in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village" under the question "I am interested in the following..".

Once we receive your Reservation Request, we will contact you by e-mail or phone to begin the rental booking process, field all Q&As, and provide any requested or neccessary travel arrangements (most importantly your ground transfers to/from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village via San Isidro de El General or Quepos/Manuel Antonio or Dominical - depending on where you are before coming to Buenaventura).

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VISITORS GUIDE:

Please download Buenaventura's VISITORS GUIDE for more information on this river-front rental, location, free and paid activities available in the area, etc.

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ABOUT THIS VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY:

This Costa Rica Vacation Rental Property is privately owned and managed in partnership with Buenaventura and Tico Guide Travel

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Where are you located?
Please see our Location Page or see the Map on the right

How far are you from the ocean?
We are located 13.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean (between Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Dominical) and it takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village to Quepos/Manuel Antonio or Dominical, on a back-country dirt road through the valley of Savegre (a beautiful scenic drive), followed by 10-15 miles on the paved Coastal Highway to either Manuel Antonio or Dominical.

How far are you from a major town and the capital?
We are 20 miles northwest of San Isidro de El General, one of Costa Rica's largest and fastest growing cities in all of Central America (population 50k). San Isidro (also known as "Perez") is located 73 miles south of San Jose (Costa Rica's capital), along the Panamerican Highway. By car from San Jose, a non-stop drive to Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village takes approximately 4.5 - 5 hours, and from San Isidro it takes approximately 1 - 1.5 hours (depending on road conditions).

Are there bugs and mosquitos?
Yes, we are living on the edge of the jungle in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world! So we have our share of insects and little critters, most are harmless, but we do have poisonous ones. If you can't handle seeing a bug, snake or spider, this may not be the right place and experience for you. In terms of mosquitos, fortunately due to our elevation and climate at 1,000 feet above sea level, we have a minimal amount of mosquitos (especially in the cleared areas and houses). We can provide mosquito nets over your beds if requested.

Are there dangerous animals?
Being that we are on the edge of the Los Santos Forest Reserve, with 150,000 acres of protected primary and secondary rainforest, the area is home to jaguars, ocelots, jagarundis, wild boars, and several poisonous snakes. It is incredibly rare to see a jaguar or wild boar, so snakes are generally the only thing you need to watch out for, and they usually come out at night.

Is there phone and internet?
Yes, we offer FREE Wi-Fi in Pueblo Nuevo Eco-Village and 3G cell phones work in the valley. You can buy Calling Cards/Minutes from ICE at the airport. They provide you with a SIM card that you can place in your phone (your 3G phone must be unlocked in order for the ICE cards to work). You can also use your US carrier SIM card, however, the roaming charges are outrageously expensive. We suggest that if you need to place Long Distance calls, you use SKYPE on your laptop (if you bring your computer).

How far is the nearest hospital?
The closest major hospitals are either in Quepos or San Isidro 1 - 1.5 hours away (depending on road conditions). In the event of a serious medical emergency that required hospital care, we would call an ambulance to begin driving out towards Buenaventura and take the person in our vehicle to meet the ambulance on the road. In the event of a critical life-threatening emergency, we would call in a MediVac helicopter located in San Jose and fly the person to either the San Isidro or Quepos hospital or the new hospital down near Uvita or in San Jose. We donít expect to ever have to take one of our guests to a hospital, but due to our remote location and adventurous surroundings, we have to let our guests know that medical attention can take up to 1 to 1.5 hours at the earliest.

What should I bring?
First and foremost, bring your adventurous spirit and an openness and willingness to immerse yourself into Pristine Nature and Costa Rica's simple country-living and culture!! Buenaventura is a private property and retreat center and unlike a hotel or resort, the experience we offer our guests is Real Country-style living with the comforts of home.

Headlamp Flashlight (A MUST! - We suggest Petzl Headlamps)
Light Weight clothing (Short and Long-Sleeve Shorts, T-Shirts, Blouses, Pants, etc.)
Fleece or Sweater (It can get cool in the late evenings and early mornings)
Rain Shell (Light-weight)
At least one long sleeve shirt and long pants, and clothing you don't mind getting dirty/muddy in the wet season
Close-toed Tennis Shoes or Hiking Boots (you donít mind getting dirty and/or muddy)
Tevas/Water Shoes
Flip Flops (for inside the houses)
Bathing suit
Camera
Sun hat, Sun Glasses and Sun Screen
Organic Insect Repellent (you can buy it at Rainbow or Whole Foods)
Good Book to read
Zip Lock bags (Small and Large - to keep things drive if it rains)
Laptop (We offer Wi-Fi if you need to check email or connect to the Internet)
Yoga Mat and Props (if you are coming on a Yoga Retreat)
A flag or shot glass from your Native Country (to add to our Flag and Shot Glass Collection)


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