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UP! HOUSE COSTA RICA - 2 cozy houses in Playa Chiquita

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

UP! HOUSE COSTA RICA is the perfect base for your tropical vacation where you can relax and explore. Nestled in the heart of Playa Chiquita, and located 200 meters from the water's edge, this property consists of 2 jungle casitas and a tropical garden with abundant flora and fauna.  

The main casita, UP! HOUSE, consists of two bedrooms and one bathroom, with a living/dining and kitchen area that opens up onto the tropical garden. It also has a deck and large hammock. Bedroom #1 has a king sized bed, or can be set with two twin sized beds, if you prefer. Bedroom #2 has a full sized bed. The main casita, UP! HOUSE, sleeps 4 people.

The smaller casita, the MINI UP!, consists of one bedroom with a full sized bed and one bathroom, with a living/dining and kitchen area that opens up onto the tropical garden. The MINI UP! sleeps 2 people.

Both houses are made of black laurel hardwood, feature indigo textiles, as well as local Bribri artwork and handicrafts. The beds are very comfortable, with 400+ thread count cotton sheets and two full sized pillows per person. Kiö Cosmética Natural products are provided in the bathrooms, which are made from locally and organically grown coconuts and ylang ylang. 

The weather in Playa Chiquita is quite moderate, and you might even need a light long-sleeved shirt on some nights. Each bedroom and living area has a fan. Both houses are well-equipped with proper mosquito repellents (such as nets, mosquito incense coils, and ultrasonic repellents) to avoid bites.

There are flat screen televisions in each bedroom with ChromeCast, so you may stream your media apps (such as Netflix, DisneyPlus, and YouTube) to the screen. Each house also has bluetooth speakers, so you can listen your music in the house. We understand that connectivity is important for our guests, so there is symmetrical fiber optic internet. The property is gated with a 24 hour security system, keyless entry locks, and parking. Two parking spots are designated for UP! HOUSE Costa Rica guests.

When you arrive, you can drop your bags and be at the beach, an incredible restaurant, or the market within a few minutes walk. There are wonderful roadside stands that sell fresh fruit, homemade bread, pipa fria (cold coconut water), empanadas, and patis nearby. You can rent bikes (across the street), and explore the Caribe Sur area very easily. 

If you choose to cook, each kitchen is well-equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, cookware, dishes, mugs, glasses, silverware and utensils so you can prepare delicious meals. The main casita, UP! HOUSE, has a full oven and four burner stove. The MINI UP! has a two burner stove and toaster oven. We stock the kitchens with salt, pepper, sugar, flour, and olive oil. There is a market within a two minute walk (El Duende Gourmet) and two larger markets (Super Negro Green Market and Super Cocles) within a quick bike ride or drive for you to stock up. We also recommend the weekly Saturday farmer's market (Feria Agrícola y Artesanal de Puerto Viejo) in Puerto Viejo for delicious produce, cheeses, chocolate, and breads.

Everyday presents a new nature experience at UP! HOUSE COSTA RICA. On the property, we often see howler monkeys, sloths, green macaws, toucans, iguana, agouti, montezuma oropendula, hummingbirds, blue morpho butterflies, dragonflies, fireflies, geckos, and more!

Your stay at UP! HOUSE COSTA RICA includes concierge services to assist you in booking transportation, providing dining recommendations, and creating memorable experiences and adventures so you can explore the Caribe Sur area with ease, such as:

Jaguar Rescue Center

Sloth Sanctuary

ARA Manzanillo - Green Macaw Reintroduction Project

Horseback Riding  (Jungle and Beach)

Zip Lining and Jungle Adventure Course


SCUBA (seasonal)

Paddle Boarding / SUP

Surfing Lessons 


Motorized Parasailing

Tree Climbing and Rappelling

Hiking in Cahuita National Park

Hiking in Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Hiking to the Waterfalls in Bribri

White Water Rafting

Bean to Bar Chocolate Making 

Caribbean Cooking 

Chocolate and Farm Tours

Indigenous Community Experiences

Yoga / Dance / Fitness Classes

Spa Treatments and Massage

We look forward to making your stay at UP! HOUSE COSTA RICA a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Pura Vida!

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Fresh Air Living at UP! HOUSE (jungle casita sleeps 4)

A morning at Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica

Bedroom #2 in UP! HOUSE (jungle casita sleeps 4)

Bedroom #1 in UP! HOUSE (jungle casita sleeps 4)

View directly above "UP! HOUSE Costa Rica"

Dining/Living Area in UP! HOUSE (jungle casita sleeps 4)


Parking & facilities

Parking available, Parking included, Private Garden , Private Porch


Housekeeper Included


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome , Smoking not allowed


Deck chairs, Stereo system , TV (Cable)

Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower , Towel set

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning , Ceiling fans

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Kitchen & dining

Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Kitchenette, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Water purifier

Home Safety

Fire Extinguisher , Security system

House Rules

  • Housekeeper Included

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


Playa Chiquita , Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Policy and notes


November 2023


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