Scarlet House Info
Our house is unique in this area. We love the jungle and the ocean but we also like to come home to conveniences. We have hot showers, clean drinking water, a full kitchen, a great solar electricity system, and great Wi-Fi. This may seem standard but that is not the case in this area. The house is screened-in open air and does not have air conditioning. There are not any properties with air conditioning in the area. Every room does have a fan and you will find that the nights cool down significantly. Our property has many fruit trees including, pineapple, mangos, avocado, limes, bananas, plantains, jack fruit, mandarin, cacao, cashews, coconuts, and more! We also have a garden for you to pick from. You are welcome to anything you find on our property. We want to be open that we do have cameras on the property. However, all of the cameras are outside of the house and no cameras are inside. The cameras are to monitor the property when nobody is present.
The property is 16 acres of mostly untouched forest. This is truly an amazing environment so you will see many animals in their natural habitat. We have a full time employee/licensed tour guide on site. Don't worry, he lives in a separate house and can be as visible or invisible as you like. Gary is his name and he is there to manage the property and keep up the land. Gary is fluent in English and Spanish and is available to take care of any needs during your stay. He is an extremely nice guy and very knowledgable about the area. You will love him! If you decide that you want to go eat at a nearby hotel, Gary can coordinate that. He will need to call and see what they are serving as the hotels do not have menus and serve only one option per meal. Gary has been with us from the beginning and is huge part of our future visions. He can take you around the property and to nearby waterfalls. He is highly skilled and licensed as a guide so he can spot things you would never see by yourself. The entire property is available to you. We are also the last point you can reach by car before the National Park. From here you must park and walk approximately 3.5 kilometers to the park entrance. It’s an amazing walk! Gary is also available as a guide If you are coming for the overnight trip to Sirena.
The most biologically intense place on earth, according to National Geographic, provides endless opportunities to see things you cannot see anywhere else. Bring your binoculars and cameras. You will have plenty of plants and animals to see. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, ant eaters, 1000 year old trees, just to name a few. As the crown jewel of the Osa Peninsula, Carate is the last stopping point to enter Corcovado National Park. You must travel by foot approximately 3.5 KM to the park entrance. There is also yoga classes, surfing, zip lining, kayaking, horseback riding, gold panning, spa treatments, and much more that we can organize for you. We are here to make sure that you have the best vacation possible.
This is a small beach town. We only have a school and a church. Everything else is about 1 hour drive. But everything you need is here and we can make sure that you do not miss anything. You can walk everywhere in Carate. The beach is a short 2-3 minute walk from our house and 2 minutes to the lagoon. Also, many people fly into Puerto Jimenez and drive to Carate. If you are doing this and need transportation we can help coordinate that for you.
We are a traveling couple who love to find unique places, experience nature, learn about new cultures, and meet great people. On our first visit to Carate we fell in love with all that this place has to offer. Carate is truly a magical place that really makes you take a step back and appreciate life. We are so happy to be able to share a piece of Carate with you!