Welcome to Casa Rowe
Casa Rowe is a relatively new (2007) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome located in the Gardens of the Pacific, a small community in the rural beach hamlet of Playa Bejuco on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast. The Gardens is a quiet and safe residential community of a few dozen homes designed to blend in with the natural environment. The eclectic style of the homes reflects the diversity of the people who live there, including Ticos (native Costa Ricans) and gringoes, retirees and young families, surfers and professional folks.

Playa Bejuco is a 2 hour drive from the San Jose airport and 25 minutes south of the tourist mecca of Jaco, through bucolic countryside with cattle grazing in lush green pastures framed by mountains and ocean. The scenic drive south on the costanera (coast highway) leading to our townhome is enchanting, and the idyllic beauty of the region quite breathtaking.

Playa Bejuco is centrally located on the Pacific coast, an ideal home base for those wishing to explore the ecodiversity of Costa Rica, including beaches, rainforests, mountains, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls. Our townhome location enables travelers to experience the best the country has
to offer, while remaining slightly off the beaten tourist track in a peaceful rural setting.

Costa Rica is a wonderful place to visit and explore. We hope you choose our comfortable and affordably priced family vacation home as a base camp to experience the many wonders this unique country has to offer.
Casa Rowe Features
Casa Rowe is a spacious and relaxing 2 story townhome that can comfortably sleep 5-6 persons. The home is newly furnished throughout with dark and rich Costa Rican wood furniture, and includes the following:
• A fully equipped kitchen with natural dark wood cabinets, refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric mixer, blender, pots and pans, glasses, silverware, etc.
• A large upstairs master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, queen size wood bed with carved design, beautifully tiled master bath with dark wood cabinets, and private outside balcony w/ decorative railings and teak furniture.
• An upstairs guest bedroom with vaulted ceilings, large wooden bunk bed (sleeps 3), beautifully tiled guest bath with dark wood cabinets, and private outside balcony w/ decorative railings.
• A large living and dining area with wood futon sofa, end tables, designer lights, coffee table, rocking chairs, wall art, Costa Rica map and 6 person dining room table.
• 1/2 bath downstairs.
• Decorative tiled floors throughout the home.
• Decorative tiled stairway with wood handrails and attractive upstairs landing area.
• Air Conditioning/ Ceiling fans in each room.
• Sony HDTV.
• Wireless Internet.
• Laundry room with washer, dryer and sink.
• Large landscaped green space adjacent to property.
• Beach cruiser bikes (2)
• BBQ Grill.
• Outdoor shower.
• Covered parking.
• 24 hour security with friendly Tico gatekeepers.
Costa Rica Activities
Costa Rica offers much in the way of adventure and ecotourism and there are opportunities for surfing, fishing, ziplining, canopy tours, ATV rentals, white water rafting, mountain biking, scuba diving, horseback riding, golfing, birdwatching, hiking, wildlife viewing, etc. Folks who stay in our townhome can surf, fish, horseback ride, bicycle on the beach, and trek to waterfalls, activities found only a short distance from the townhome.
Manuel Antonio/ Arenal/ Monteverde
Manuel Antonio National Park, a scenic wonder of the world, is a natural gem located on the coast less than an hour to the south. It makes for a perfect day trip to experience the beautiful jungle-lined tropical beaches, rocky headlands, and scenic ocean and offshore island views, as well as to witness a diversity of wildlife, including monkeys, tree sloths and iguanas. Further away, but well worth an overnight trip, are the Arenal Volcano (an active volcano that erupts continually) and picturesque Lake Arenal (one of the world's premier windsurfing locations), as well as the enchanting Monteverde cloud forest. These natural Costa Rican treasures are approximately 4 hours to the north.
Fishing and Diving
Fishermen can venture south along the coast to Quepos (40 minutes) or north to the Los Suenos Marina and Golf Resort a few miles north of Jaco in Herradura (40 minutes) to charter a boat for some of the best offshore sport fishing in the world. An inexpensive alternative is to stay nearby and 'rough it' by hiring a local Tico fisherman in Esterillos to take you offshore in their simple Panga boats to catch dinner, surf cast from the beach, or throw a line into one of the nearby estuaries flowing into the Pacific.

Scuba dive charters are available in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area.
Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite game at Los Suenos, an oceanfront golf resort/ marina located just north of Jaco that has a championship, world class golf course that blends into the rainforest, and where golfers can encounter monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws and other wildlife along the fairways.
Costa Rica, Surfer’s Paradise
Playa Bejuco is ideally situated on the Pacific coast for surfers, and Casa Rowe is a unique haven for wave riding families like ourselves. A short walk from our home down a road to the beach leads to consistent shoulder high to overhead waves, often tubular and fast breaking, best for shortboarders. Playa Bejuco has been described as a 'wave magnet,' and it can produce sizeable barrels. A 5-10 minute drive north on the coast highway yields the uncrowded waves of Esterillos (three coastal villages with varied beach breaks), including the gentle rolling waves of Esterillos Oeste, ideal for longboarders and one of the most consistent beach/reef breaks on the coast. It should be noted that there is always rideable surf to be found in the Bejuco/Esterillos area.

Playa Hermosa, a challenging world class wave destination, is a 15 minute drive north of Bejuco, and 10 minutes beyond Hermosa is the tourist and surf mecca of Jaco. Further north are found the classic point breaks (w/ long lefts) of Boca Barranca and Corralillo, about an hour away near Caldera.

Heading south on the coast from Bejuco, a 1-2 hour drive leads to the waves of Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Matapalo and Dominical. Finally, there is Pavones, a 5 hour drive to the south (overnight stay necessary) and arguably the best surf break in Costa Rica. The waves at Pavones, the longest lefts in the world, have been described as 'magical,' with rides lasting hundreds of yards.

Costa Rica is a surfer's paradise, with consistent waves and warm water - around 80 degrees - year round. There is probably no better place to experience the country's varied waves than on the central Pacific coast. Surf lessons for beginners, board rentals, and excursions to other areas of the coast for experienced surfers can be arranged by local surf gurus whose contact information will be provided to those staying in our home.
Costa Rica: General Information
Costa Rica has been described as the "Switzerland of the Americas," and for good reason. The nation is an oasis of peace and democracy in a region of the world - Central America - that has been plagued historically by political strife, revolution and war. Costa Rica disbanded its army in 1948 and has become a beacon of light among the underdeveloped nations of the world, with a strong emphasis on quality education and medical care, environmental preservation (over 25% of its land is protected from development, much of it found within the country's 25 national parks), political stability, social harmony and prosperity. The Costa Rican people, affectionately known as Ticos, are very friendly, kind and considerate, and have been described in global indexes as among the happiest on earth, with a longer than average life expectancy that probably has something to do with the slow, laid back pace of life and 'manana' attitude prevalent in the country.

Costa Rica is a tiny nation (it is smaller than the state of West Virginia), yet it is one of the most ecologically diverse and beautiful on earth. Within it are found twelve (12) distinct ecological zones comprised of rainforests, mountains, volcanoes, rivers and beaches. The country has an astonishing abundance of flora and fauna, containing 5% of all the known species of plants and animals on earth, and more than double the number of bird species found throughout the entire United States. It is little wonder that Columbus named Costa Rica the 'rich coast' when he encountered it on his final voyage to the New World.

Costa Rica is a wonderful place to visit and explore and create memories for a lifetime. We hope you choose our family townhome as a base camp to experience the many wonders this unique country has to offer.


The Rowe Family