Costa Rica


The Russell House, Nativa, Costa Rica

Each house contains four units

The houses are surrounded by Jungle

The pool is shared with only 8 units

South view from the pool

West view from the pool

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom balcony view

Master Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

Sitting Room


Dining Room

Nativa Resort is located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica in Tarcoles, just north of Jaco and south of Puntarenas. The drive from the San Jose airport is about 73 kilometers or 45 miles, on the newly built highway. The nearest major towns are Orotina and Jaco. Orotina is a great place to shop for your fruit for the week - there are many outdoor markets and stalls along the highway. Jaco is a beachside town and a hub of activity with shops, restaurants, banks, tour guides, surf shops and grocery stores. Jaco is a great place to learn to surf. The next beach, Hermosa, is for skilled surfers.

Nativa Resort is on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Tarcoles River and jungle. On the east side of the property is Carara National Park. Since Nativa is in such a natural setting, you will need a car to get around. There are no restaurants or shops at the resort. Small grocery stores and restaurants are within a 10 minute drive. Jaco is about a twenty minute drive from Nativa. Other resorts nearby are Villa Lapas, Los Suenos (Marriot and Marina) and Villa Caletas.

There are two pools for your enjoyment - a private pool shared by eight units or a larger infinity pool for the resort located just down the hill. The unit is equipped with a telephone, fax, satellite TV and WiFi Internet.

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Animals and Flowers are Abundant at Nativa

There are only a few houses scattered about the roughly two miles of paved road throughout the resort. Most of the area is jungle from the top of the hill to the village and river to the west, and to the main highway to the east. There are plenty of animals and beautiful plants to admire - all within view of the house.

White-Faced Monkeys


Scarlet Macaws are heard and seen mornings and evenings

This Iguana lives on the roof                                                                       behind the master bedroom

Tarcoles River

The Tarcoles River, bird and crocodile tour are only a 15 minute walk from the house

The Tarcoles River is one of two rivers in Costa Rica famous for its crocodiles. The easiest view of the crocs is from the highway bridge just two miles north of Nativa. The best way to see them is on a boat tour, and the best way to get there from the house is walking down the hill through the back gate, and down the road to the riverside where there are a couple of companies offering trips up the river and through the mangroves. You will not only see crocs, but birds of all types, including Tucans, Parrotts, Woodpeckers, Herons and Macaws.


Zipline Canopy Tour 

Croc Tour

Horseback Riding

Bird Watching

Sunset Surfing    

Villa Lapas Skyway Canopy Tour