Please put your garbage into plastic bags or garbage bags, tie it up and dispose of it in the desginated garbage platform (made of wood) at the curve of the main road bordering the Casa Verde property. The garbage is picked up every Tuesday. Please do not put the garbage anywhere else as wild animals might try to open the bags and make a mess.
There is a recycling station at Puerto Nuevo, where you can bring your plastic and aluminimum trash. You will need a car to get there as it is located on the right side of the Costanerra going north between Dominical and Uvita.
For everyone visiting the Casa Verde with kids, keep in mind that Daisy (she has been a very reliable and knowledged nanny for both of our kids) can help you care for your kids, so that you might have some more free time. You can hire her for US$30 per day (8am to 5pm). She is also a great cook - try her ceviche and salads. Just let us know and we help you coordinate her visits.
We just went to the fairly new restaurant in Ochojal called Mamma E Pappa, where we enjoyed exceptional great food. The restaurant is clean and super-friendly. They serve hand-made pasta, pizza and much more. They also have a few cabins for rent with a cute swimming pool. They are also very kid-friendly (swing in the garden). The restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday. Their contact infos are: www.mammaepapa.org and 2786-5336.
Madras is a great family-run restaurant serving French, Thai and Indian food. It's located in between Uvita and Ochojal (look out for a big sign on the left with a Buddha). It is open for lunch and dinner, closed on Wednesday. Telephone number is: 2786-5524. Enjoy!
My friend Sylvia offers concierge services to people renting houses in our region. It's a great way to let someone else organize and book your activities, reservations etc. She can also coordinate massages right here at Casa Verde or beauty treatments. Just let us know when you book that you want to get in touch with her, and we will send you her contact infos.
Author: Simone Schaerf
I first came to Costa Rica in 1998. I fell in love with the country right away for so many reasons. I have been coming, living and unfortunately never staying off and on since.