Thank you so much to Cristel and her parents! Me and my sister really enjoyed the experience, staying in an Eco House. The food Cristel's Mother cooked on our first night was the best food I had in Costa Rica and I also enjoyed milking the cow with her Father, Don Eduardo. The location is brilliant and the tour recommendations were great too.
My two sisters and I were delighted with our (6) day stay at Wendy's Eco Guest House in Sarapiqui! It was a thrill being in a beautiful eco-friendly house in the middle of a rain forest, visited by howler monkeys, three different kinds of toucans, green parrots, and a plethora of other wildlife while being song to sleep each night by the jungle songs. Wendy and her family were amazing hosts and made us feel like part of their family. We had planned to eat with them only a few times, but we ended up eating every breakfast and dinner because of the scrumptious meals cooked by Wendy's mom and delightful conversations! The food was always delicious, served beautifully, and prepared with love! We thoroughly enjoyed Wendy's waterfall tour, Luis' river rafting tour, Geiner's night tour, and of course, don't forget the sustainable chocolate tour. All the tours were awesome and the tour guides exceptional both in their knowledge as well as their hospitality. We would go back to this rain forest paradise in a heartbeat!! If we could give Wendy's Eco Guest house more than 5 stars, we would!
We had a wonderful stay at Wendy's Ecohouse. The house itself is very spacious and set in a forest, so the only sounds you hear are birds, frogs and the rest of nature. It's just a couple of minutes' walk up to Wendy's family's house, where you can enjoy delicious Tico food with the family. We did a birdwatching tour with Wendy which was really great - we saw lots of brightly coloured birds and she made it interesting for our two small kids. They are building a second ecohouse so hopefully more people can experience this lovely place. We'd love to come again.
What an amazing experience! We were a couple looking for an authentic Costa Rican experience away from the tourist throngs and boy did we get it! Even though the property is just a few minutes drive from some fairly significant tourism attractions, including one of the longest suspension bridges in the country, when you are onsite it feels like you are part of a beautiful family farm. The eco-house is hidden behind the family's residence in a private and secluded grove with no neighbors, just the birds and the monkeys. The house itself is a marvel. Built from native materials by Wendy and her family, it is spacious and inviting and fully appointed with a modern kitchen bedrooms and baths. The house is a fascinating architectural marvel and is great for a couple, though with three bedrooms a larger group or family would be comfortably accommodated. Wendy shares her hostess duties with her incredibly lovely family (it's her mom who makes your breakfast and meals). You eat with the family at their table and the food is locally-produced, totally authentic and delicious (and Wendy's mom really piles it on-we could never finish the huge portions). You feel totally included; you are a part of the family. Wendy herself is an inspiring young woman with boundless enthusiasm and an incredible knowledge of the local nature and culture; her nature walks are highly recommended (we took the night tour with her and it was one of the best experiences we had in a month of exploring Costa Rica). She is articulate, kind, and intelligent, and was very responsive to any need we had during our stay. In summary, my wife and I had a wonderful time with Wendy and her family and we would happily return for another stay. If you want the real Costa Rica, this is your place.
Spent two nights at the guest house, the first in a heavy downpour, and the second in a chorus of jungle sounds. Hard to imagine a better way to experience the Costa Rican rain forest. The guest house is rustic, and not bug-proof, but is comfortable, secluded, and easy to access. We very much enjoyed visiting with Wendy and her family, the farm animals, and the nighttime frog tour. And the absence of tourists (other than ourselves). Meals were delicious, locally sourced, and more than we should have eaten. Spanish language skills helpful but not required.