Take the new road via the coast (via Allujela, Jaco, Quepos) south towards Dominical. DIRECTIONS FROM DOMINICAL, take the coast highway (la costanera) south about 15-20 minutes.
Shortly after milestone 159 (milestones are located on the costanera on the
right hand side), you will cross a bridge. Once you crossed the bridge, you will see a little pink house on the left side, and a stone gate to Jardines del
Morette on the right side. Be careful: there are two entrances to Jardines del Morette. You will have to take the first one after the bridge, coming from
Dominical. Be sure to turn left into the entrance way only if there is no heavy traffic behind you (see our blog for driving tipps in Costa Rica),
otherwise stop on the right side of the road until cars have passed and
road is free.
Now, simply turn into the entrance. The property is located
in Jardines del Morette. Follow the road for about 300 meters. You will see a green wooden house. Just before the green house, turn left until you arrive at a wooden gate.
Welcome, you have arrived at
the Casa Verde!
Warning: Be careful! On certain days, usually Sundays - they close the highway from Allujela to the coast to allow only one-way traffic back to San Jose. Make sure to watch out for this, and do not get on the highway if it appears to be closed. They block it with trucks or big rocks!
There are 2 or 3 international car rental companies in Uvita (budget, alamo, and I believe hertz). However, if you want long-term cheap rates, than look for Tricolor Car Rental (http://www.tricolorcarrental.com/) and Adobe Rent a Car (http://www.adobecar.com/) out of San Jose. Adobe Car even offers additional discounts if you become one of their friends on their facebook website. A friend has rented from Adobe several times, and she has been very happy with their value and service. For long term rates, the most basic 4WD starts at $20 per day!
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.