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Dear visitor,

Thanks for reading and letting us share our journey!

Three years ago we were travelling in Central America and came across this property. The place was the perfect setup for our long-time dream of creating a glamping site! We believed in the project and with the support and energy of our children, family and many friends, Colina Secreta was born.

We’ve always imagined that our place should be, not only a place to share with friends and travellers but a place that can impact the local community in a positive way. For example buying local products, educational activities, such as how to manage the garbage or permaculture technics. Just to give you an example, thanks to the support of Sloth Conservation and Connected Gardens, we are planting almond trees in our mountain reserve which are essential for the future of the endangered green macaw.

We hope that in our place you will find those magic moments that make life so special, from reading a book while it’s raining, or having breakfast spotting the toucans or just wandering around this fantastic region… and why not find inspiration and relax, maybe taking the first steps toward your own project or dream...

Martin Celina and Galo





Settled within 6 acres of an old cacao plantation, still giving ground to some of the old cacao trees, you will find Colina Secreta Glamping and Villas, just 1.6 km from the best Caribbean beaches. The property now contains the charming Hotel Glamping in a private jungle reserve, the perfect base to explore the Costa Rica Caribbean region, pristine nature and wildlife, incredible beaches, and a Jamaican reggae cultural heritage.

The main house is a colonial-style villa that was inhabited for 20 years, where wildlife lived undisturbed. In 2018 the new owners started the project and after carefully remodelling and refurbishing, it is now showing its best to all visitors. There are 2 luxury rooms, that have a beautiful verandah to enjoy timeless moments, one cottage “The Belvedere House”, one house "Casa del Artista" and  9 glamping tents. There is a nature trail for you to enjoy walking through the reserve, where you can see monkeys, toucans, and more.



"My stay at Martin and Celina was one of the highlights of my trip in Costa Rica. They have been wonderful hosts: helpful, kind, incredible breakfast... And the place is unbelievable, very stylish with all sorts of antiques they brought from their travels. In the night you sleep with the sound of the jungle, it is quite outside of the center, so very very quiet an peaceful. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone. If you’re reading this review and still hesitate.. don’t... you won’t regret it".


Florian , Switerland

"Parfait. Nous avons passé 4 nuits fantastiques. Martin et Célina sont adorables. Le logement se situe dans la jungle à la sortie de la ville, proche de belles plages, des restaurants et idéalement situé entre les deux parcs Manzanillo et Cahuita. La chambre contient un grand lit avec une superbe salle de bain privée qui donne sur un salon ouvert sur la jungle où l'on peut observer des toucans et singes tout en prenant son petit déjeuner. Le petit déjeuner est préparé avec amour par les deux hôtes et est de loin le meilleur petit déjeuner que nous ayons pris avec Airbnb ou avec des hôtels, tout est fait maison et c'est délicieux !"


Mathieu,  France

"Outstanding hospitality, delicious breakfast, tasteful decor and best of all neighboring the rainforest. Martin and Celina are super hosts, and the space is very nice, very cute dogs also. I'm looking forward to coming back!"


Isaac, Costa Rica

"We had such a great time in this place. Martin and Celina are amazing hosts! They make everything for you to feel on vacation. The house is stunning! It has a unique decoration and a lot of old stylish stuff. Also you can make a hike around the property in the jungle. Yes, they make a special breakfast for us since we are on vegan diet. It was sooo delicious and kind. Thank you Celina and Martin! Hope to see you again. You should stay in this place"


Dmitry, Canarias Islands

"Martin is a wonderful host! The property is located in the middle of nature. The centre is about 5 minutes by car. Do not miss the breakfast!"


Peter, Hungary

"Espacio increíble para estar en paz, conectar con la naturaleza... La atención es increíble, desayuno perfecto y delicioso. Súper recomendado"


Ana, Costa Rica

"We loved Martin and Celina's place. They are an amazing couple with so much interesting stories to tell. The little house is perfect for a few days away from the city. In the middle of the jungle we where only accompanied by monkeys, dragonflies and fireflies. We definitely recommend to stay with them and enjoy the tropical paradise"


Consuelo Fernanda, Moscow, Russia


"Excelente lugar, definitivamente volveremos. Muy bonito el proyecto y una hospitalidad inmejorable


Orlando, Curridabat, Costa Rica


"Alojamiento espectacular! Celina y Martin son hosts y personas increíbles! Desde el momento en que llegamos nos recibieron con mucha calidez y nos trataron como amigos. La habitación es hermosa, bastante privada para ser dentro de una casa, amplia y muy acogedora. Los desayunos fueron todo un tema... siempre deliciosos , muy completos y con muchos detalles . Más que un hospedaje, quedarnos en casa de Martin y Celina fue una super experiencia que sin lugar a dudas recomendamos"


Javier, Heredia Province, Costa Rica

"Comfortable and nice bungalow. Very quiet in the jungle with a big bathroom and nice veranda. We booked literally last minute but it was no problem and Martin and his family made everything ready in a short time. We had a really nice stay (and the banana bread was delicious). Thank you!"


Anne, Munich, Germany



"The stay in this house was magnificent. It's a peaceful place surrounded by nature. The Hosts were attent to our requests and that made our stay even nicer. It is situated in a strategic location as it's not far from the most beautiful beaches near Puerto Viejo. The proximity to the super market was nice as well. Overall an incredible experience!"


Roby, Milan, Italy



"Private, stylish and clean room to stay in Puerto Viejo!! The host and his family are so lovely and helpful. We really enjoyed the private guest house they built and look forward to the expansion of their property"


Ceecee, West Hollywood, CA


"Un lugar muy lindo para alejarse de los ruidos del hombre y disfrutar los de la naturaleza, pájaros, monos, grillos y mas y disfrutar de estar rodeado de árboles y mucho verde. La casita es muy linda y bien equipada. No hay wifi que lo hace aún mejor para estar conectado con nosotros y la naturaleza. Lo mejor fue encontrarnos con un libro que nos mantuvo entretenidos "atrapa tu sueño". Escrito por amigos de los anfitriones. Por último Martín, Celina y los hijos nos recibieron muy bien. Esperemos que les vaya genial con su emprendimiento que tanta dedicación le están poniendo y quién dice los volveremos a cruzar por Puerto Viejo o por el mundo!"


Federico, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina


"Un hermoso lugar en medio de naturaleza! Tranquilidad y paz se viven en este hermoso lugar la casa es bella y con mucho estilo! volvería sin pensarlo Celina y Martín son excelentes anfitriones"


Yuli, San José, Costa Rica

"Una experiencia increíble, cerca de la playa y la montaña, la mezcla perfecta. El lugar superó nuestras expectativas, la atención fue inigualable y de calidad superior. La habitación y la casa una joya en medio del caribe. Le damos en 10 a todo. Es una cosa llena de detalles, limpia, acogedora, perfecta para descansar y recargar energías. Esperamos volver!!!"

Pablo, Costa Rica

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