Exclusive Oceanfront Estate

Rancho Cannatella

Playa Pavones, CR
4 Rms, 8 Guests

An immersive & inspiring experience for your mind, body & soul!

We invite you to enjoy the raw, natural beauty, and permeable life-force our home has to offer. Escape reality and immerse yourself into jungle soul at its finest. Experience southern hospitality, world-famous surf, a brick driveway skate ramp, homegrown organic food, rejuvenating yoga, coconut, sugar cane, and cacao classes, horseback riding on the beach, world-class fishing tours, and jungle mountain tours.

King Wolf

Our King Wolf Suite has a refreshing outdoor shower, private porch, walk in closet, and solar hot water. Poolside with garden and ocean views.


The Tree House Bedroom under our Ylang Ylang tree is made of gorgeous local wood with a private balcony. This room is Intimate, rustic and memorable.

Plumeria & Coconut

Great for families with his and hers sinks, ceiling fans, bathtub, poolside, with ocean views. Each room has French glass doors that open to the pool.


Guest Reviews

With the perfect location 5 mins walk from the Point, with the tree covered majestic roads that line the coast, Rancho Cannatella offers the best Pavones experience. Large quiet property with amazing food prepared with love and from their farm on the hill. Great place for families with kids with a great pool and plenty of space to run around. We loved our stay and will be back.


I cannot tell you how lucky we were to spend a week at Rancho Cannatella. It’s a completely breathtaking jungle paradise right down the road from the world class break of Pavones. The rancho itself is gorgeous. There are so many beautiful touches that make it unique and welcoming. We were in Pavones on a surf mission, but staying at Rancho Cannatella added a touch of luxury to our adventure. Blakely spoiled us with amazing food, generous and kind hospitality, restorative yoga, and the most amazing smoothies delivered to us while we soaked in the beautiful pool. We were delighted daily with the sights and sounds of the jungle. One day we spotted not one, not two, but three tucans in the nearby fruit trees, and monkeys galore. It was truly a dreamy week that I was sad to see end.


We came on a family surf vacation, no better hosts than joseph and Blakely. The beach is just across the street and the point is a ten minute walk. A truly unbeatable location. Great morning surf, wonderful hikes, yoga in the garden and afternoon in the pool. And best of all, Blakely’s amazing kitchen. All fresh produce and every dish better than the next. This is the definitive place to stay in pavones for an amazing vacation.


Can not begin to explain how wonderful the Rancho and the family who owns it are. Both Blakely and Joseph are the most genuine people and their children are so much fun. The accommodation is beyond beautiful and feels so homely. An amazing garden/farm and awesome skate ramp in the back and beautiful pool out front. With a short minute walk to the beach filled with amazing sunsets and epic surf and the beautiful jungle setting in the background, you couldn’t ask for anything more. There are wonderful jungle hikes just up the road and the property is full of local fruit trees,coco palms and other local ingredients that you may use in the kitchen or have the wonderfully talented host, Blakely, use to cook for you(which I highly suggest!) Rancho Cannatella and Pavones are a very special place and we can not wait to return again!


What’s Included

Amenities, Services & FAQ’s

Sleeps up to 9 people
Daily continental breakfast
Fully stocked kitchen
4 bedrooms with 5 beds
Welcome appetizers
3 bathrooms
Daily housekeeping
Where are you located?

We are located in the heart of Pavones, 1 kilometer south of the bridge over Rio Claro. When driving into town after you pass “Los Delfines Fereteria” (hardware store and supermarket) you will take a slight right, then pass another supermarket on your left “Rio Claro Super”, drive forward 1/2 km, pass over cement bridge veer right onto the “beach road.” After passing the main Pavones point you will drive past “Shooting Star Yoga Studio,” on your left, continue south and we are the second gate on your left, “Rancho Cannatella.”

Are kids welcome?

We are a family friendly destination, a kids paradise to explore and enjoy nature. Basketball hoop, treehouse, skate ramp, kid friendly pool, big open yard for football, soccer, or frisbee, steps from the beach, fresh fruit to pick, boogie boards, and much more! Our kids will lead the way!

What is the best way to travel to Rancho Cannatella?

Fly into San Jose International Airport and either rent a car to drive from San Jose to Pavones or fly SANSA to Golfito. In Golfito, rent a car (which we can help arrange) and drive to Pavones. Another option is to hire a taxi van which can hold up to 6 people for $75. The drive is approximately an hour and twenty minutes. The first 20-30 minutes are on paved roads, the last hour is on dirt roads. Best to arrive before dark.

How is the weather?

Dry Season from the end of November through April is filled with hot sunny days and warm evenings. Temperatures range from 75ºF/23ºC to 95ºF/35ºC. Green season begins in May and lasts through the beginning of November offering sunny mornings with rainy afternoons and evenings. Temperatures range from 70ºF/21ºC to 90ºF/32ºC. Rains are warm and come and go quickly, which always leaves time for many activities. June, July, August are big wave season and temperatures begin to cool down.

Is babysitting available?

YES! We have well experienced and trustworthy babysitters who have helped us with our kids for many years. Hourly rate depends on number of kids and hours.

When is the best time to go?

Green season is great for people who want to experience lush green vegetation, quieter beaches, town, and don’t mind the occasional rain storm. Dry season is preferred by those who are looking for consistent sun and an escape from the northern winters, and like the local environment being drier and a bit busier.

Visit Rancho Cannatella

We are currently undergoing changes in our business.

We are no longer receiving reservations for 2021.
Please contact [email protected] for more information.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and will be in touch with any updates!

+(506) 8391-9108
Playa Pavones