Welcome to Lilan Nature

Located 7 minutes walk from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Cahuita National Park on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and nestled in lush tropical gardens, Lilan Nature is a very private and luxurious estate. Spread over 2 hectares of plant life and flora, it’s not unusual to awaken to the sounds of exotic birdlife including toucans, parrots and humming birds or to catch glimpses of various species of monkeys, frogs, iguanas, sloth and so much more…

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Guest Reviews

Who better to ask about Lilan Nature than our Guests.
Discover what they think about us…


«This was the best vacation we have ever taken! Every detail of this experience was incredible! Antonio and Stacey were wonderful, kind, and helpful. The location was perfect, secluded yet close to everything. The pool was a dream..we spend every morning taking a swim and listening to the jungle wake up! The bungalow we stayed in was great – everything we needed was there and the whole property was breathtaking. If I could give Antonio more than 5 stars here I would!»

( Aimee & Chris, april 2017)

« I’ve stayed in many homes but this and our Napa home were the best places we have stayed so far. The pool and outdoor space were so luxurious and secluded that we felt we had our own luxury home away from home. It was perfect for our 3 year’s old and gave us a place to get away and unwind. We felt safe and relaxed here. I highly recommend this place for families heading to Costa Rica. The little kitty, two chickens and ducks were also a lovely surprise. Simply charming. »

( Amy, december 2016)

« Our stay was really nice and special. Antonio is a great host, very welcome, attentive and friendly. The villa itself has everything you may need and is luxury. We stayed as two couples and it was super convenient because the villa has two equal and private master bedrooms and one common living room in the middle. The area is very nice. Cahuita is safe, has beautiful nature and beaches. Many good restaurants are available in a 15 mins ride if you have a car and TripAdvisor. Villa has a wonderful pool and outside area where we spent one of our evenings in a cozy atmosphere with vine and Antonio. He has many interesting stories to tell about his lifestyle and experience in Costa Rica. I would recommend this place for my friends and would love to come back there in the future! »

(Sergey, October 2016)

« El lugar es espectacular y la atención de Antonio excelente. El equipamiento muy bueno. La ubicación del lugar permite mucha privacidad. De seguro volveré a llevar a mi familia a este lugar Muy bien Antonio! »

(Antero, October 2016)

« This place was fantastic. The gardens were really beautiful. The position of it was excellent. It was an easy walk into the town but far enough away to be really quiet. We could walk to the national park within minutes but also saw plenty of wildlife in the grounds itself.»

(Mary, August 2016)

« Lilan Nature was everything we wanted and more. Antonio was exceptional with communication. He made sure we had travel arrangements to and from the airport. He also gave full details and helpful information about traveling to Costa Rica (our first time). The property was amazing. The staff made us feel very welcomed. I absolutely loved staying at Lilan Nature and can’t wait to come back!»

(Fiona, July 2016)

« Lilan Nature is the most idyllic place, calm, with beautiful gardens and wildlife galore. The pool and bbq areas are great. Steicy and Alexi are wonderful too, on hand to help you with whatever they can, including providing daily fresh coconuts and a tour of the garden (Thanks Alexi, you’re a star) The house is lovely, we did not experience any insects inside, the fans and overall design of the house mean’t that there was always a nice breeze, even on the hottest of days. The beds were comfortable, and we slept really well during our 2 week stay. Cahuita is a charming town, and still managing to maintain its local, quaint feel. Although the kitchen area has everything you may need to cook up a good meal, make sure that you experience the bars and sodas in town. One of our favourite out of town eateries if you travel to Manzanillo / Puerto Viejo is Playa 506 at Playa Cocles. We would also highly recommend a visit to Tree of Life, The Sloth Sanctuary and The Jaguar Rescue Centre. They are all very different animal sanctuaries/centres, but all deserve high praise for the work they do. A really good excursion for those rainy days too! Big thanks to Antonio, Steicy and Alexi – we had an amazing time. »

(Claire, July 2016)

« Antonio did a great job in keeping in contact before and during our stay in Lilian Nature Guest House. It is hard to locate places in Costa Rica with no addresses to go by, but his directions were very clear and Stacie was there upon arrival to show us around and make us feel at home. The house has a great number of beautiful flowers all over the property as well as some chickens and a friendly kitty cat which made my mornings. The space is stocked of things you may need and when the toaster broke, we got a new one the same day! It feels very safe here, and you are a 8 minute walk to the park (where we saw sloths just hanging out in the trees) and a small beach. If your intent is to be near or in an area like Puerto Viejo, this may not be your choice. You are about 15 minutes driving away from PV pending the roads and going back and forth gets tiring. However, it is more like “coming home” saying in Cahuita. Cahuita is much smaller and quieter yet we found that we went daily to Puerto Viejo instead. We stayed on the property alone, but Stacie was available through phone to ask questions whenever we had one. Internet was great, TV had a life of it’s own (never could figure it out), shower was spa-like and the hammock in the morning on the porch was what a vacation should be. »

(Laurel & Eric, May 2016)

« We had a wonderful stay at Antonio’s paradise nature reserve. Great location near Cahuita village and national park, with its white sand beach and sleeping monkeys in the trees.. House and gardens were beautiful, especially the gorgeous pool. Antonio was attentive but also left us our own space, I can’t recommend enough! »

(Mark, April 2016)

« Antonio was such a gracious host and always willing to help with all of our needs. The grounds were fabulous and my family, who was visiting myself in Costa Rica had a wonderful stay! Alexi the gardener brought us fresh coconut water when I was not feeling well from the fruit trees on the grounds. Such an accommodating stay, as well as, beautiful grounds. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Would definitely return! Such lovely hosts, as well as a great home. »

(Crissy, March 2016)

« Un accueil parfait une maison au top dans un cadre magique… Pour nous qui avions peur des bêtes cette maison était juste parfaite ! Le jardin, la piscine, les équipements… Tout était top… Merci merci merci !!!»

(Benjamin, November 2015)

« This small rental house was perfect for the 2 of us, especially since there was no one at the “big” house at the time, so we had the place to ourselves, so to speak! Antonio is the best host of a rental house we have ever met. Courteous, friendly, helpful and charming all in one-The grounds around the house have many citrus trees, gazillions of flowers, more bird species than I knew, Howler monkeys and much more. Tennis courts if you want (we didnt) and then there is that pool—-we spent most days from 12-3 either in the pool or napping (really hot then). A small water jet area at one side, a nice place to spend time. The grill came in handy when we got some fresh snapper with Antonio’s help. The 2 beds in the house were comfortable and the kitchen had just enough room for us both at meal time. We also enjoyed the grounds cat who dutifully ate any lizard who dared our small patio. I would heartily recommend this spot to anyone visiting Cahuita.»

(Dusty, October 2015)