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Villa Toucan, nestled in a secluded cove near Playa Ocotal, is on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.  As part of the  Bahia Pez Vela
Resort  you'll have access to an ebony beach, two pools, free wireless internet, a restaurant, a toddler pool,  a concierge/office and an
abundance of peace and quiet which may be gently interrupted by the local howler monkeys.  

Villa Toucan is one of the 25 beach side villas (as opposed to the 15 mountain side - oceanview villas).  Only one row of villas separates
you from the beach.  The pool, restaurant and beach are barely a minute walk away.   You can wake up in the master bedroom, go outside
onto your private balcony and see and hear both the ocean waves and the howler monkeys in the nearby trees.  (Of course, the villa is air
conditioned and daily maid service is available.)  We've also planted many different flowers around Villa Toucan, particularly the kind that
attract hummingbirds.  There's also a papaya and mango tree, pineapples and passion flower vines. You can enjoy many different nearby
activities (they're all listed below)...or simply relax on the secluded beach, listen to the gentle waves while getting a massage, fall asleep
in a hammock or view the fish and unique creatures in the nearby tidal pools.

The villa sleeps up to 10 and has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms in addition to a full kitchen, living room and dining area.  One BR has a
king bed, one BR has a Queen and a fold out futon type thing that makes a large twin (for an adult or two small kids) and the third bedroom
has three twin beds (two are pushed together and there is a break filler to make it feel like a queen). The living room couch folds into a
queen and we have an extra twin matress and an air mattress that can be inflated to sleep two more souls.  The Villa has comes equipped
with a dvd player, barbque, washing machine and dryer, microwave, dishwasher and full set of cookware and dinnerware.  

If you want to make a reservation or if you have questions
Please Email Us.
Broader Environs:

Villa Toucan is in the northern Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica.  Within
1.5 hour drive are three volcanoes (Tenorio, Miravalles and Ricon de la
Vieja), several national parks (Palo Verde, Ricon de la Vieja, Tenorio,
Miravalles, Guanacaste, Santa Rosa, Playa Grande) and dozens of day trip
activities including canopy tours, tubing, fishing, horseback riding, rafting,
hiking, scuba diving, and turtle watching.  The two Costa Rica
pre-emiminent tourist destinations:  Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud
Forest are a 2-3 hour drive away.   There is a concierage at the Bahia Pez
Vela Resort who can arrange excursions to these and other places.
here for a list of the day and half day excursions you can take from Villa
Local Area:

Villa Toucan is located in a small, private and gated community
30 minutes from the Liberia Airport.   At low tide you can walk
past tide pools to Playa Ocotal.  Otherwise it's a short drive (or
longer walk) to Playa Ocotal which has a restaurant and various
beach activities.   Villa Toucan is also 4.6 kilometers from
Playa del Coco, a bustling village with more hotels, fine
restaurants, gift shops, dive shops, bike rentals and more.  For
local activity list and links
click here.
Beach Side Double Level Pool
Bahia Pez Vela Wildlife List
Schematic of Villa
Map of Bahia Pez Vela Resort
Playa del Coco Map
Neighbors Review of Villa Toucan (no. 6) as "Absolutely Fabulous"
Rates for 2013-2014 (All rates are in U.S. Dollars).
Taxes are included.
Cleaning Fee  
for stays less than one week.
Daily Maid Service is $350 extra per week or $50 per day.  
Monthly rates are available, please contact us.
Take 20% off if booking within 30 days of stay.  
Non-refundable 25% deposit due upon booking.  Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Happy to answer any questions.   
Contact us.
Directions from Liberia Airport
to Villa Toucan
A car is essential.  LINKS TO
Recommended Restaurants Near Villa Toucan
Activities and Excursions Near Villa Toucan

In Costa Rica, particularly Guanacaste, your imagination is pretty much the limit.  Okay, we admit that the snow skiing
isn't great and the ice climbing could be better but if you like any of the following activities, they're minutes away (or less):

Canopy Tours, Sailing, Swimming, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Massages on the beach, Hiking,
White-Water Rafting, Hot Spring Dipping, Volcano Climbing, Jet Skiing,Tubing, Horseback
Bird Watching, Sea Kyaking, Whale Watching, Turtle Watching, Wildlife Spotting,
Monkeying around with Monkeys, Surfing, Canyoning and Repelling, Sunbathing, Sleeping,
Reading, Snorkeling, Zip Lining, Hanging in Hammocks, Photography, Windsurfing, Golf,

              Description and Links for Day Trips from Villa Toucan
Mountainside Pool
Bahia Pez Vela Beach
Villa Toucan
Third BR
Master BR
Kids or Family BR
Virtual Tour of Villa Toucan
Consider Renting our Slope Side Telluride Condo
Virtual Tour of Lower Pool and Beach
Virtual Tour of Upper Pool
Distance from Villa to Beach
Important Information for Our Renters
Map of Ocotal and Bahia Pez Vela
Reviews of Villa Toucan
Google Earth Satellite View
Check out our VRBO Reviews
Daytrip Ideas and Links
Recent Review of Villa Toucan (May 2011):  

We rented the Villa for 6 winter weeks and loved every minute we were there. Every day is a beautiful day. The setting
is lovely overlooking the ocean. We swam every day.  The black sand beach seldom had anyone else but us on it.
Twice a week the massage ladies set up their tables on the sand. The swimming pool is very good for lap swimming as
children, if there are any there, have their own pool.  There is a very good outdoor restaurant along side the pool where
lunch and dinner are served at reasonable prices.  The fish is always excellent.  Ocotal is well located for excursions
to volcanos, the cloud forest, river trips and turtle watching. The staff in the office is very helpful in arranging these
trips. It is a short drive into the town where there are several restaurants and an excellent grocery store. Villa Toucan
is like having your own second home.  It is spacious, quiet and very private.  We enjoyed sitting on the master bedroom
balcony and watching the monkeys in the trees and the nesting tiger herons as well as many other birds. We plan to
return there next winter. Edward and Joan from Chicago
Nightly Rate
Weekly Rate
Jan 4-March 23
March 24-April 20
April 21-May 22  
May 23-September 7
September 4-October 17
October 18-December 12
December 13-January 3
January 4- March 26
March 27-April 18
April 19-May 14       
May 15-July 30
July 31-Sept 7   
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