Casa Mariposa is a charming rustic Caribbean style house surrounded by lush vegetation & abundant wildlife, yet only 200 yards from beautiful Cocles Beach. It is the best of both worlds, in the heart of the jungle & so close to the sea. Your very own tropical paradise at an affordable price!

Casa Colibri and Casa Mariposa are in the tiny village of Cocles on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The nearest town that you will find in most guidebooks is Puerto Viejo de Talamanca which is about 2 miles north.

Within 10 miles of the houses there are more than 6 incredible beaches (the closest, Playa Cocles, a lazy 4 minute walk from the houses), two national parks with hiking trails, world class surfing, snorkeling along a very active coral reef about 25 feet from the water line on Punta Uva beach and in Manzanillo. Guests are invited to spend the day at the Noa Beach Club, enjoy lunch and beverage service on the beach. Sign up for zipline canopy tours, indigenous reserve walks, visit botanical and butterfly gardens, tour the jaguar reserve and sloth rescue center, take yoga classes and go kayaking - most of which you can do on your own or with a guide or group. Or, just swing in a hammock on the terrace, where you’ll spot toucans, sloths, butterflies, howler monkeys, aguati & hummingbirds!

The region offers really fantastic food. A few of our local favorites are El Refugio Grill, GypSea, Cafe Rico, Tiare, Stasha con Fusion, Chili Rojo, Bread & Chocolate Cafe & Bamboocha. Some of the finest dining in the area can be found in Cocles, a short 5 minute walk from Casa Colibri and Casa Mariposa at La Pecora Nera. Also highly recommended for cocktails is Le Cameleon. There are a few well stocked grocery stores nearby and several wonderful cafes & don't miss the farmers' market in Puerto Viejo on Saturday.

We have teamed with Habitat Property Management. To our guests, this means you will have assistance with check in as well as all your requests during your stay. 


Casa Mariposa Amenities

  • 1 bedroom with 2 queen beds

  • an open living, dining area and terrace

  • fully equipped kitchen

  • 1 bathroom with a hot water shower

  • locally crafted furniture & art

  • wifi

  • towels and bed linens are provided

  • purified drinking water provided

  • ceiling fans

  • mosquito nets available upon request

  • complete door & window screening

  • safe


$75.00 per Night

2 Night Minimum



It truly was amazing! Casa Mariposa was beautiful and had everything we needed. The scenery nothing short of spectacular. We saw nemerous animals around the yard - monkeys, agouti, toucans, dart frogs, lizards and of course Pepe the three legged dog came around for visits. The sounds of the jungle at night, the magnificant ocean and the beaty of the the natonal parks were among our favotie things.


Amazing time!

It was just hands-down the best vacation we've ever had. The house was perfect. Clean, lots of privacy, just a gorgeuos setting. We saw toucans and even a little tapis! The flowers! The beach was so close we could hear the waves crashing at night. Green Management was wonderful, they got us everything we needed. We met so many great people and just were so happy!

Taryn & Susan


It is the perfect jungly bungalow, with all the necessary amenities and tucked away in a quiet corner.  My favorite pastime was to relax in the hammock in the early evening, watching the light come down and listening to the night sounds come up.  It was my first experience of true tropical rainforest, and everything from those madcap howler monkeys to torrential evening rain to banana-leaf silhouettes under a full moon was so cool and immersive.  Animal sightings around the casita included the resident toucans, agoutis, morpho butterflies, bats, sloth and various monkey families. The staff were kind and capable.  Thanks for making my excellent holiday possible. 



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