|Location: Baru Rainforest
Features: spa, yoga, organic food, waterfalls
Cascadad Farallas is a chic, dreamy, expensive and exclusive boutique wellness resort, nestled among the lush natural landscape of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforests. The luxurious, eco-friendly property features a mesmerizing wilderness setting complete with gushing waterfalls, organic gourmet cuisine and a private wildlife reserve housed within a secluded exotic rainforest. Located only 2.5 miles from the Dominical Beach, Cascadas Farallas is a favorite for with honeymooners looking to fine dine in the backdrop of pristine waterfalls in a romantic tropical ambiance. The impeccably designed suites and villas are perfect for everything from an intimate family getaway to an action-packed adventure tour. Guests can enjoy everything from invigorating daily yoga sessions with experts to detox packages at the well-appointed spa. Often touted as the region’s best kept secret, the strategically hidden Cascadas Farallas offers lots of privacy and exclusivity, minus the chaos that marks the more touristy resorts. The hosts are committed to the cause of preserving the beauty of the Baru Rain forest and doing their bit for the environment and local community.
Amenities and Activities
Like a true up-market eco-resort, Cascadas Farallas offers its guests a caboodle of exclusive activities and services including amazing adventure tours, guided nature trails and boat trips. Other activities organized by the boutique resort include zipline tours, yoga retreats, trips to the Manuel Antonio National Beach Park and the Corcovado National Park, bird watching at Baru, whale watching trips at the marine park and day tours to Cano Island Reserve. Since the Dominical Beach is at a mere 5 minute drive and the Manuel Antonio beach is at a 30 minute drive from the resort, relaxing in the sun and sand or participating in action-packed water sports are popular activities with guests at the resort.
In addition to this, Cascadas Farallas also organizes surfing, white water rafting, kayaking and dolphin safari tours in association with local tour partners.
In-house activities and amenities at the Cascadas Farallas include everyday yoga sessions, freshly prepared meals (vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan options available),a private bird and wildlife watching reserve, art workshops and an ultra-exclusive Waterfall Detox Spa.
Service and Accommodation
Cacadas Farallas is designed to offer its guests a premier service experience with a bunch of well-informed, knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly staff members.
Accommodation options at the Cascadas Farallas are in the form of three Balinese-style luxury waterfall villas, which are elevated to face the top of waterfalls and the look into the verdant Baru Rainforest. The villas are equipped to comfortably accommodate up to 16 people at a time, with 4-6 guests per villa. Each villa has two independent suites that can be booked by 2-3 people. Cascadas’ painstaking attention to detail is evident in its unique, exclusive, tasteful and ultimate classy appeal flaunting rooms. Constructed using authentic Feng Shui principles, the rooms are designed to emphasize the natural beauty of their environment (through the many sweeping view offering windows, clever lighting and open-air spaces that facilitate movement of energy) yet focus on luxurious living.
Accommodations are divided into Dragonfly Canopy Villa, Jade Spa Villa and Deluxe Butterfly Villa. Dragonfly features 2 separate suites with 2 luxury queen size bamboo beds and large glass doors that lead to an expansive viewing balcony. The Jade Spa suites are equipped with a private Jacuzzi and an independent rainforest garden (adorned with jade walls and statues of goddess) along with 2 queen size beds, two luxury baths, a spa treatment area, minibar, AC and a glass flowers. The Deluxe Butterfly Villa (houses the Honeymoon Suite) comes with king size teak beds, two large luxury bathrooms, private indoor Jacuzzi, marble and stone accents, a large marble mini-bar and a canopied bed.
The Dragonfly Canopy Villa (2 suites/5 persons max) costs $ 245 USD, $ 265 USD and $ 345 USD a night during the green, summer and high season respectively. The Butterfly Dream Villa (2 suites, 5 people max) costs $ 350 USD, $ 400 USD and $ 485 USD a night during green, summer and high season respectively. The Jade Spa Villa (2 suites, max 5 people) can be hired at $ 325 USD, $ 375 USD and $ 445 a night during the green, summer and high season respectively. Individual suites are priced at $ 140 USD, $ 190 USD and $ 175 USD per night during summer season at the Dragonfly Canopy, Butterfly Dream and Jade Spa Villa respectively.