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Planning your vacation.

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.”

Which airport should we fly into?

It’s best to fly into San Jose then book a local flight through SANSA Airlines to Golfito.

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.

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!

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.

Should we rent a car? What is the best way to get around Pavones?

We recommend families and small groups rent a car. Most places are accessible by bike, however, with kids, boards and hot days it’s easier to transport in an air conditioned rental car. We provide 1-free bike rental with a 1-week or more stay. We can coordinate bike rentals as well as 4×4 (quad) rentals.

How far are you from the beach and surf breaks?

Rancho Cannatella is steps from the beach and minutes walk to three different world-class surf breaks. We are a 10-minute drive from a beach break that works December through March when swells are smaller at point breaks. We are a 10 to15 minute drive from two other point breaks.

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.

Planning your vacation.

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.”

Which airport should we fly into?

It’s best to fly into San Jose then book a local flight through SANSA Airlines to Golfito.

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.

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!

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.

Should we rent a car? What is the best way to get around Pavones?

We recommend families and small groups rent a car. Most places are accessible by bike, however, with kids, boards and hot days it’s easier to transport in an air conditioned rental car. We provide 1-free bike rental with a 1-week or more stay. We can coordinate bike rentals as well as 4×4 (quad) rentals.

How far are you from the beach and surf breaks?

Rancho Cannatella is steps from the beach and minutes walk to three different world-class surf breaks. We are a 10-minute drive from a beach break that works December through March when swells are smaller at point breaks. We are a 10 to15 minute drive from two other point breaks.

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.