Clara Vista Venado - Guanacaste, Costa Rica

From Liberia aiport - 1 hr. 15 mins.

From closest city (Santa Cruz) - 30 mins.


Directions From Liberia Airport
- Take a right out of Liberia Airport onto Highway 21. Stay on this road for about 44km until you reach Santa Cruz.

- Before going over the small bridge in to Santa Cruz you will make a right to follow signs towards “Tamarindo” and “27 De Abril”
- Caution: If you go too far and miss this turn you will see a large Gasoline Station ( TOTAL) on the left after a small bridge, turn around…do not cross that bridge you have gone too far.
- After about 16km make a left at a group of signs including Junquillal, Paraiso, Iguanazul.
- Go 200 yards and make a right.
- After about 7.8 KM make a left at sign to MARBELLA, LAGARO, OSTIONAL. You are now on a dirt road.
- Go about 8.1km, always staying to the right, the house will be on the left just before a bridge and a soccer field. You will notice a dark wood fence with cactus planted in front. The driveway entrance & gates are set back a bit. You will see a sign for CLARA VISTA. You will also see a row of banana plants & small coconut trees lining the driveway to the house. (So if you go over a small bridge & see the soccer field on your left you need to turnaround & go back about 50 yards)

Description of Area

Playa Venado & the Venado Estuary are a 20 minute rustic walk from the property. The main beach is a mile long and very secluded. There is a rocky area that provides great rock pool exploration and small rock pools for playing. To the left is a great beach for swimming and surfing.


Local Restaurants:

- Local Tico Fare - all great & inexpensive

- Las Tuquitas - best tico food, inexpensive, watch Yelda cook on fire!

- Lola's (at Playa Avellanas) Pacific Rim - very good, pricey, on the water

- Playa Negra Hotel - very good, moderately priced

- 'Amigos' American Style - junquiall

- Tiki Bar - Marbella

 - Pizza - Tanaka-playa junquiall...also homemade gelato and great cappuccino

- Pizzeria - on main road, Playa Negra


SuperMarkets/Mini Markets:

- Supermercado - Junquiall shopping center

- Las Tecas - Playa Negra
- Venado - at corner of soccer field - please support our local community




- Dry Season - 2nd week in November to 2nd week in May

- Green Season - May to August
- Rainy Season - September to early November