This jewel tucked above Quepos, away from the crowds and crime. Amazingly cooler temperatures than in the crowded towns by the beaches, but you can quickly access those areas. A fresh River to swim in, a neighborhood restaurant with home grown tasty food at very affordable prices. You can walk up the mountain trails and roads, you can choose between 9 public buses each day to take you to Quepos, one later evening so you can enjoy sunsets on the beach.
Amenities are basic, and some unique! Elena the hostess is a gem. I am most fortunate to spend time with her. She goes above and beyond for her guests. The tastiest Margaritas too!
River rafting, horseback riding, surfing, all close at hand.
Tip: You can tent by the creek, or the Jungalow room with bug netting, 3 types of rooms to chose from.
At first I was a little worried about the road to Londres. The description Elena gave in her profile sounded a bit ominous but compared to some of the roads I had been on in Costa Rica I found it to be a breeze and well worth the trek. Finca Amanecer is truly beautiful and perfectly placed between the quaint little town of Londres and and a beautiful river with an epic swimming hole. I was able to enjoy more than my share of fresh star fruit, sprouted coconut and raw cacao. The fruit alone was worth the journey. Highly recommended place to visit!!! Thank you Elena, you were a gracious and wonderful host.
Little piece of paradise, full of fruits and animals, with a beautiful river to swim. Elena is a very nice and helpful host. Make the detour to Londres, it is worth it!
I stayed 8 or 9 nights at this farm after my passport and some credit cards were stolen at Playa Uvita. Caretakers Grant and Lily made me feel very welcome during this difficult time.
The Campgrounds provides several sheltered places where you can camp, an outdoor shower, a Yukon-style outhouse and a patio with a large collection of books. Dozens cyclisofts passed through while I stayed there, among others, I had the honor of meeting Matthew and Ross. Every single cyclist stayed at least 2 nights on this farm, one cyclist (Ross) even inquired about long-term volunteering possibilities. I think this proves that even though the Camping accommodations are very basic, cyclists enjoy the place and will take a day off here to update their blog or plan their route or whatever.
I believe Elena offers a unique type of Camping accommodation along the Panamerican route,
I had the opportunity to visit this amazing place just a couple of months ago. It was just great to see nature everywhere and even as a Tico visitor and knowing we are used to nature, Finca Amanecer is a beautiful and affordable place to go and stay with friends, family or just by yourself. Elena, the owner, really makes you feel at home and makes you feel comfortable. It is far away from the city but that keeps the tourist away from the pollution the danger that comes along with cities! San Jose, Costa Rica1Reviewed April 24, 2015