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Summer’s here! Come see the beauty!

Resplendent Quetzal

The last great rains of the season are passing and summer is showing itself in the bright mornings, visiting birds and yes, the Christmas shoppers! It always seems paradoxical to wish someone a Merry Christmas when the temperatures are in the mid twenties and people are in shorts and sunglasses! But summer is definitely upon us opening up so many possibilities for Costa Rica Holiday Homestay visitors.

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Wander through the pretty farming village of Los Angeles on horseback or hike Cloudbridge Reserve and count the magnificent waterfalls; this is definitely the time of year for long and leisurely excursions. Take a stroll with your homestay host and meet the neighbors, watch a game of soccer in the plaza or pop in to one of the cafes or hotels for a delicious smoothy or a local coffee – yum!

Whether you want to structure your homestay vacation or hang loose it’s your choice and it’s the right time!

See you soon in San Gerardo de Rivas!

TOURS UNICOS Y VERDADEROS

 

CAMINATA FINCA HIGUERON.

Cuando planeamos nuestras vacaciones deseamos que esta sea una bonita experiencia de nunca olvidar.

Si usted decide viajar con nosotros siempre encontrara sorpresas unicas y extras dentro de los recorridos.

Por ejemplo, esta joven pareja llegaron a Costa Rica y querian probar los famosos tamales, pero habia sido imposible encontrarlos.
Cuando reservaron con nosotros para una caminata, nunca se imaginaron la sorpresa.
Nos dimos cuenta que una familia local justamente ese dia hacian tamales y aprovechamos la oportunidad.
Nuestros amigos tuvieron la suerte de ver el proceso, elaborarlos y hasta llevar unas piñitas de tamales para el cafe de la tarde.

Le garantizamos que la experiencia con Costa Rica Holiday Homestay es unica y verdadera.

 

ARTE DE ENVOLVER EL DULCE.

ELABORACION DE TAMALES.

VACACIONES CALIENTES.

 

SIN VOLCANES.

SIN VOLCANES.

 El solo hecho de visitar San Gerardo de Rivas es ya una bonita experiencia; pero cuando le dicen a uno que vamos a las Aguas Termales, la sorpresa es enorme y las preguntas mas comunes:
¿Porque hay Aguas Termales aqui?

¿Donde esta el volcan?
En realidad si le doy las respuestas en este momemto no seria tan emocionante.
Muchas personas cuando llegan a las piscinas lo primero que hacen es tocar el agua para ver si son calientes y su expresion es ¡Si son calientes!
De cada uno de los atractivos aqui aparte de disfrutar podemos aprender cosas nuevas.
Venga y descubra junto con nosotros las maravillas naturalez que encierra este pequeño lugar.
Nosotros estamos listos.
¿Y usted?

 

¡SI ES CALIENTE!

¡SI ES CALIENTE!

 

DIAS TIPICOS

Costa Rica Holiday Homestay le ofrece la oportunidad de vivir la verdadera Tiquicia.

Compartir con las personas que toda su vida han vivido en el campo, que son sabias, conocedoras de cuando se debe sembrar determinado producto y cuando es tiempo para apodar.
El vinculo familiar es muy fuete, de lucha diaria en  el mantenimiento y fortalecimiento de los valores se ve reflejada en cada uno de sus habitantes.
El caminar con libertad, saludar a todas las personas, disfrutar del entorno natural y mucho mas forman parte de este lugar.

Nuestros visitantes experimentan que este es un viaje totalmente diferente, es como salir a conocer, a pasear, disfrutar, relajarce pero sin tener que salir de su casa; porque?
Porque la atencion, la calidez humana y la tranquilidad que se respira es como estar en casa.

 

ESTO ES DISFRUTAR.

ESTO ES DISFRUTAR.

 

A typical Costa Rica Homestay visit

 

CRHH guests enjoy their tour to Gallery

Our guests Marjorie and Suzanne arrived in late April for their Costa Rica vacation and were met off the bus from San Jose by Jenny and Pedro in the bright red CRHH pickup. ¾ hour later they were in San Gerardo and meeting their hosts Bernan and Shirley at their lovely house in the grounds of the ‘Secret Gardens’

Says Suzanne: The home was comfortable and immaculate, and our family was perfect! We were free to use any part of the home, inside and out. We very much appreciated having our laundry done.

Jenny and Pedro introduced the guests and made things simple by chatting about meal times, food preferences and keys with everyone present. 

About their meals Suzanne says: The food was plentiful, healthy, and delicious! The family was flexible about mealtimes (depending on our tours) and we loved the “hiker’s lunch” prepared for us and wrapped in banana leaves for us to carry. Also, we so much appreciated that meals were a family experience, and that each family member, no matter how busy, took time to sit and chat with us. The patio eating area (surrounded by those amazing gardens) was lovely and comfortable regardless of the weather.

The next day Pedro took the guests on a tour of “Quesos Suizos” – the local cheese ‘factory’ where delicious Swiss-type cheese is made by hand from the family’s own dairy.

 Says Suzanne: “It was a real thrill to milk a cow for the first time and to hand-mold the fresh cheese. The explanations and descriptions we heard from the owner and from Pedro, their attention to us, the beauty of the place itself – all of these enhanced our experience. As was true of each of the experiences for us organized by CRHH, organization was excellent, and the cost to us amazingly low.

On their last day our guests chose to visit the traditional Trapiche (sugar mill) and also hike through the beautiful neighboring village of Los Angeles to visit the folk art gallery of Carmen Monge: Arte Mia. This tour is arranged so that there is time to hike, visit the hot springs, or enjoy lunch at the trout restaurant, and return back in time to watch the final process. Kattia accompanied our guests to Arte Mia and they wrote:

The Trapiche: Once again, the experience could not have been better. We learned so much! Spending time with Pedro and his father really helped us to understand how hard people work to produce things we take for granted, and to see firsthand the family farm tradition. Being allowed to participate – not to mention being allowed to taste the product at each stage of production – was so much fun, and very satisfying; we understood the process so much better as a result. (This was true of the cheese factory as well.) We also appreciated that Jenny organized the walking trip to the artist’s gallery with Kattia (she was excellent – very professional and personable as well) to happen during the hours when the liquid was simmering, and Pedro’s extra trip to get us back in time to finish the process.

To Arte Mia: A strenuous and beautiful walk – I loved it! Kattia shared lots of information about the surrounding area and answered all our questions. This was a perfect example of tours tailored to guests – ample opportunity to bird watch, as well as to enjoy nature, see people’s homes, and learn something about their lives. The artist’s lovely house, garden and gallery were open to us, and we were able to purchase paintings we’ll always treasure at an amazingly low price.

Finally, Shirley and Bernan took time themselves to share some hidden treasures about San Gerardo – in the evening they took a walk up to Don Macho Elizondo’s sculpture gallery at El Pelicano Hotel, and enjoyed a beer and karaoke at the pub called ‘El Bosque’. 

Suzanne says: Our host family was perfect – they made us feel so welcome, sharing their mealtimes and their leisure time as well. They took us on walks, showed us places we might otherwise have missed, and invited us to relax and talk with them in the evenings.

The next day, after a quick visit to the local school so the two teachers could experience a typical Costa Rican school, it was time to leave. Jenny drove our guests back to San Isidro and bid them farewell – till the next time. Both guests want to bring their husbands back on a future visit!

Marjorie says: This program offers a chance to learn about the traditions of Costa Rica in a warm and welcoming family environment amid the beauty of the mountains

So what are you waiting for… Be our guests!

 

 

 

  

RESPALDO Y SEGURIDAD.

Con respeto queremos hacer de su conocimiento que hemos realizado las gestiones necesarias para afiliarnos a la Camara Nacional de Turismo (CANATUR).

En dias anteriores se nos confirmo que fuimos aceptados y por ende somos afiliados a CANATUR.

Al estar respaldados en el sector turismo por la Camara Nacional de Turismo, nos permite ofrecer mayor seguridad y confianza a nuestros clientes, demostrando que somos una microempresa seria, responsable y legalmente constituida.

Nuestro trabajo es completamente personalizado por eso le garantizamos que al hecer contacto con nosotros siempre estara en buenas manos.

 

Logo de Afiliado.

 

 

DESPIERTA CON EL AGUA Y LAS FLORES EN SUS VACACIONES.

DETALLES DE LA NATURALEZA.

En cada tiempo o epoca del año la naturaleza nos sorprende, es capaz de ofrecernos cosas diferentes para que las disfrutemos, en verdad que es sabia.

Ya comenzamos la epoca de lluvia (el invierno), es hora de que las flores despierten, el verdor de los arboles y las plantas deslumbren en este previlegiado lugar San Gerardo de Rivas.

Las aves cantan con alegria todas las mañanas y al caer la tarde continuan con su trino.

La fluencia de agua en el rio sera abundante, dara una nueva y magica apariencia al lugar.

Solo es cuestion de organizarse o permita que nosotros lo hagamos por usted, para que no se pierda ningun detalle ni rincon que explorar.

La experiencia de despertar con una nueva vision de la vida es su decision y nosotros  la ponemos al alcance de sus manos.

 

EL AGUA ES VIDA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COSTA RICA-RINCON ESPECIAL PARA SUS VACACIONES.

 

 Costa Rica ofrece gran variedad de como pasar unas merecidas vacaciones.

San Gerardo de Rivas es una de las opciones que debe tomar en cuenta para alejarce del ruido de la cuidad y de la contaminacion.

Lo que le podemos ofrecer es escuchar el canto de las aves, el arrullo del rio y respirar aire fresco. Quiere aventura, senderismo, jardines, termales, o lo que desea es tranquilidad yrelajarse, no se preocupe aqui tambien esta a su disponibilidad; solo piense que le gustaria.

Que mas le podemos pedir a la vida, solo falta usted y los suyos para hacer completa la experiencia.

Esta oportunidad es unica, no la deje ir.

Nosotros estamos aqui para ayudarle a cumplir sus sueños.

LOS AÑOS SON ORO.

 

ESPECIAL PARA USTED EN SUS VACACIONES.

Los tours y paquetes que ofrecemos son especiales para disfrutar con tada la familia, desde el mas pequeño hasta el adulto.
Pero hoy queremos compartir con usted que es adulto mayor, que ahora es su tiempo para conocer, aventurarse y de una forma totalmente diferente.

La vida nos permite en esta etapa  tan maravillosa nuevas opciones y opurtunidades de vivir intensamente, chinece un poquito y no se arrepentira.
¡Anda Despierta!
No permita que la rutina arrase con tu vida, ya que esta cansa y roe el alma.
Renueva cada mañana la alegria de vivir, para recibir en cambio el beneficio de la felicidad.

Ponemos a su disponibilidad nuestros servicios que estan al alcance de sus manos.

 

LA EXPERIENCIA ES UNICA.

Costa Rica Pura Vida at Holiday Homestay!

Dona Iris and Noily welcome you!

Pura Vida!How many times a day do folks on vacation hear this phrase in Costa Rica – and more to the point, what does it mean?

Pura Vida literally means ‘the good life’ – it’s used in many ways, like for instance ‘isn’t it a good life!’ or ‘hope you’re feeling the good life’- and is usually answered the same “Pura Vida!” with much entusiasmo!

It’s a phrase native to Costa Rica and can be explained a little by all the surveys that have identified Costa Ricans as being the happiest people on earth! For sure this isn’t because they are the wealthiest, they can’t brag the most days of sunshine or live life worry-free but – the attitude to life here is positive, enthusiastic and always happy! Hence Pura Vida would pretty well sum up Costa Rica and the Costa Rican people.

And you’ll get the same enthusiastic welcome and kindness from your homestay family if you chose to come to Costa Rica Holiday Homestay for your tropical vacation. All our families live the Pura Vida! They enjoy visitors and sharing their culture, Spanish and of course, a good joke!

So what are you waiting for? Come, experience the Pura Vida soon!