Q. What time is check in?
A. Check in is after 2 p.m. You can contact us for possible exceptions. Contact our concierge and he will meet you to take you to the house.
Q. Can I bring pets?
A. No. Kiskadee Casa comes complete with pets running around in the trees, including monkeys that will forage in the trees near the balcony and even climb on the railing while you are taking pictures of them. Keep the door closed so they don't get in the house.
Q. Is there a maximum number of people?
A. 6 adults. We can put a child on an inflatable mattress.
Q. What animals can I expect to see?
A. We have 3 kinds of monkeys that visit the house, some more frequent than others. The rare titi or squirrel monkeys frequently forage in the trees on the property by the dozens. At various times during the day, you can hear their squeaks and they will forage in the trees around the pool and entertain you for an hour or more. They often spend the night in our trees. The white-face capuchins come less frequently but forage in the same trees. The howler monkeys sometimes can be heard and seen on the property if you are lucky. You are likely to see iguanas, geckos, a beautiful skink, toads and frogs. You will need a sharp eye and a bit of luck to spot a sloth or some of the night creatures. You can hear the scarlet macaws and toucans squawking and may be able to track them down for a view. You should see some beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds and some alien-looking insects. We often see a sloth hanging out along the hiking trail, raccoons at night, hawks and vultures during the day, black and green dart frogs around the house during the day, agoutis and rails during the day.
Q. Can I feed the monkeys?
A. No! As tempting as it may be, please do not feed them. It is not good for them in many ways. It can make them sick, harm their babies, encourage aggressiveness and cause them to develop other bad habits. There is actually a hotline to report people who feed them. So, just enjoy.
Q. Is there a pool?
A. Yes! We have a private pool for you to chill out in.
Q. Why shouldn't I just stay in a hotel?
A. Monkeys, full kitchen, laundry, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool, hammock, hammock chairs. Even for 2 people it's a good value. For 4 or 6 it is even better.
Q. Can I drink the water?
A. Yes. The water is very safe.
Q. Can you recommend activities in the area?
A. Yes. Click on the "Choose Your Fun" tab on our menu for an incomplete list. Tell us your interests and we can arrange tours and transportation to make sure you have a blast on your vacation! It doesn't cost more to book through us and helps us keep the rent lower.
Q. Do you have a crib?
A. Yes. We have a playpen for your infant's comfort.
Q. Do we need a car?
A. It depends on how you like to operate. If you are used to public transportation, there are many options to choose from: taxis, buses, shuttles, local airport. If you prefer your own car, we can arrange for a shuttle to pick you up at the SJO airport and a car to be picked up in Quepos when you arrive or we can arrange for a car at the airport. Taxis and shuttles will pick you up and drop you off at the house.
Q. Can I walk to the beach?
A. Maybe you can, but most people would want to drive or be driven. It is about 3 miles to the beach and park entrance. Manuel Antonio is very hilly and even though it may seem close, there are very few places for rent that are close enough to carry your gear to the beach. Our Manuel Antonio National Park tour can include transportation and beach time.
Q. Is the driveway steep?
A. The driveway is fairly steep, so, while the mile walk to town is down hill, the walk back is up hill. You will likely need a couple of rests to look for monkeys and sloths on the way back. Some people say it is hard to drive up, but a few little tricks make it easy: 1. Shift into low gear. 2. Drive slowly. 3. Swing wide on the one turn. No sweat! Keep in mind, if you want to live in the treetops, you are going to have to climb a hill.