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House for Rent in Beautiful San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica – near Mt Chirripó

Casa de Nubes

Available for rent the house is set high on the cliff side with a spectacular view of Mt Chirripó, and looking down towards the regional centre of San Isidro. The house is fully equipped with all modern appliances (except dishwasher), sleeps at least 6, has 3 stone fireplaces, and is fully furnished including most kitchen supplies and condiments.

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  • 2 bedrooms, one with a large bed, the other with 2 medium size beds
  • 2 balconies from which you can view a huge variety of birds feeding on the garden’s fruit produce.
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Living Room
  • Shower with hot water
  • Very private
  • 4 minutes from the centre of San Gerardo by car or 10 minutes on foot

Rental rates:

Weekend: $150

Week: $250

Month: $600

Includes electricity, local telephone calls and internet. Cleaning arrangements are the renters’ responsibility, but we can assist with finding personnel if wanted.

The Manager can arrange for transportation from the airport or in some cases meet renters on arrival.


Please send inquiries to Juan Carlos Urena Arias, local Manager at:

or call: (506) 2 742 50 96

Or email the owner, Bob Anderson, at

Visit the Casa de Nubes website for more info


For Sale ($159,000) or Rent (prefer longer term)

This house is a true jewel for nature lovers – two large balconies facing the Talamanca Reserve. You can look down on the bubbling river below and its many swimming holes. This property has no immediate neighbors and yet it is located very close to the center of the village. There are multitudes of different varieties of fruit trees and little gardens throughout the property.

The house is simply unique to the area. It was built from the finest quality hardwood found in Costa Rica (including the very rare Nazarena wood). There are 3 spacious bedrooms that each have a balcony that faces the reserve and river. There are 2 full bathrooms (1 with a jacuzzi tub and the other with a stone shower). The house has fresh water from a spring, high speed internet, Sky television and a telephone.

Rental rates:

monthly $500 + utilities

weekly $200 including everything

daily $50

Contact: Nonie at (506)2742-5247





My products are based on medicinal plants that I grow in my garden in Herradura, Perez Zeledon.

Shampoos and Gels

– azúl de mata (sacatinta) and rosemary

– manzanila, aceituno and aloe vera

– ginger, achiote leaves


– water apple

– blackberry

– pineapple


Hammocks, plant hangers, scarves, toques (cap), saddle packs

You can see my products by calling me in Herradura at 2742-5082


Samaritan Xocolata Brand Lg

SAMARITAN XOCOLATA lovingly makes fine hand-crafted, artisan chocolates using organic, local and premium ingredients from Costa Rica’s southern zone, our fine-flavored organic cocoa beans are processed carefully in small batches, giving us a real advantage in creating the finest, most complex taste and highest quality for our products. Our chocolate flavours and recipes are evolving all the time. The variety of herbs, spices, fruits, nuts and seeds is somewhat seasonal.

We welcome you to come and see how chocolate is made, from bean to bonbon, and participate, hands-on, in the process. It’s a delicious experience, as well as an educational one, where you will learn about the beneficial attributes of chocolate, the history of cacao in Costa Rica, and the art of fine chocolate making.

Group workshops available by reservation at least 2 days in advance. Maximum 6 persons per group. $40/per person. No children under 8 for workshops.
We are located in Canaan de Rivas, just below the Pulperia, in the white house. Please call for workshop reservations: 8820-7095. Open most days for chocolate purchase from 10am- 4pm. Closed Sundays.


Apartment to rent – very centre of San Gerardo de Rivas

Pretty, modern apartment in the centre of the village below Café Bambú. Convenience itself: opposite the bus and next to the village store

Features kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, cooking and dining utensils

Dining room/sitting room with table and chairs, comfy sofa and chair, lovely view of the valley from picture windows.

Bedroom with double bed and single bed, wardrobe

Bathroom with hot water shower

Suitable for couples, individuals or small family.

Rent:Month: $100 + $20 utilities

Fortnight: $75 + $15 utilities

Week: $50 + $10 utilities

Weekend: $35 all inclusive

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