Casa Kickapoo


Jodie Bear: Absolute Paradise!

This place, its absolute unreal, to say that it was paradise is an understatement! I mean wow! You know when you look through a travel magazine and you see the typical paradise photos, well I was actually in this kind of place, absolute paradise! I stayed here for 10 days and the facilities and location are absolutely phenomenal. I shall be returning here at some point.


Bruno Neeser: A little piece of paradise

It was really hard to leave this place. The host Luis, the Casa, the beach, the people, nature … all fantastic. No … I wasn’t paid to write this review! ;-) From the first moment when I got picked up from the airport until the moment I had to leave … It all just went too fast. The explorations of the surrounding nature treasures on the paddling board, the riding (or wiping out) on the surf-friendly waves, the relaxing atmosphere at the Casa, the nearby Mayan ruins and volcanos, the gorgeous weather and local food specialties and much much more made it more than worth the long trip from Central Europe! I miss it already!


Zuerich, Switzerland

S.R.: Wonderful place!

What a great place! The house is wonderful and full of character. There is a beautiful pier with a little gazebo, perfect for reading in a hammock or taking a swim off of the deck. The house is large, comfortable and very we’ll kept. The owners do a fantastic job of keeping the place up! Would definitely recommend, and look forward to staying again.


Washington DC, District of Columbia

Sarah: We will definitely be returning!

11 of us stayed at Casa Kickapoo for a weekend. The house is in a beautiful setting, it is very well maintained, and we just couldn’t help but relax and enjoy ourselves. The hosts were thoughtful enough to provide extras such as plenty of drinking water, mosquito spray and after-sun, which was much appreciated! The hammocks got lots of use, as did the pool and the ping pong table. There was plenty of room for all of us to sit around without it feeling crowded. 
Luis was really helpful prior to our visit. He was quick to answer my many questions and seemed genuinely keen for us to have a good time. 
We will definitely be returning!



Marcelo Alvarez: Heaven!

I spent a week at this beautiful place with my family and friends and is hard to describe how perfect it is. From big palm trees around the pool and huge fruit trees all around the property to really nice rooms with air conditioning and a really cozy open lounge with very comfortable couches. The location cannot be better, the house sits at the back of the lot away from the street and has access to the estuary inside the peninsula with a view of the mountains in the back, perfect for paddle boarding or boat trips around the mangroves for bird watching or fishing. On the front of the property there is also access to the beach on the open ocean side, perfect for surfing or just relaxing on the sun. If all that is not enough, the owners are the most friendly people on earth and provided us with information for sightseeing, fishing and lots of other activities. Don’t look any further if you have a big group, this is the place to stay!!


Huntington Beach, CA

Sean Hoyt: Best Vacation I Have Ever Taken – Thanks to Casa Kickapoo!

I stayed at Casa Kickapoo for about two and a half weeks as part of a combined Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and surfing getaway, and it was, hands down, the most enjoyable vacation I have ever taken. It would not have been nearly as amazing as it was had it not been for Luis, Gloria, and everyone else who made Casa Kickapoo run. This is not a room rental or some timeshare, this is a home – in the middle of paradise – that you are welcomed into by a cadre of people who have dedicated themselves to it. There is history and personality in the home and upon arriving there everyone welcomes you in as family. It is a remarkable experience, especially given how rare this type of hospitality is these days.

Casa Kickapoo itself has pretty much every amenity you could possibly hope for: the food is incredible (thanks for all the cooking, Rodrigo!), local tours and activities are available for you to select from and you don’t have to worry about transportation because it is available (thanks, other Luis!). And, honestly, there isn’t a whole lot of reason to leave because you have the river behind the house, the Beach a 5 minute walk in front of it (yes, water on both sides!), and no matter where you are there is always a hammock within about 10 feet of you. Luis is also kind enough to provide surf boards and paddle boards of all sizes, canoes, and the boat is right there for a mangrove tour, or – if you are looking for something a bit more exciting – perhaps some wake surfing (which I loved).

If you have been looking for a chance to learn to surf, this is the best place to do it. Everyone who works at Casa Kickapoo is an excellent surfer, and Luis (the other Luis – there are two) is a phenomenal surf instructor. Meanwhile, the waves at the beach are gentle without being insubstantial; essentially it is the perfect beach to learn to surf without being worried about being dragged under or colliding with another surfer.

Casa Kickapoo is simply the perfect getaway.


Boston, MA, USA

Sorin Raduta: Clean, comfortable, and most important friendly

I enjoyed my time there very much. I don’t have a lot to say about the place. It was as you can see in the picture, just look at them and you´ll understnad why I love the place.

What I would say is how friendly and generous the hosts Luis and Gloria are. Amazing! They will do whatever they can to make sure you will feel welcomed and well taken care off, always smiling and positive. They will create a familiar feeling that will make you to want to stay forever. Also the surfing instructor, the other Luis :), and the cook Rodrigo were amazing and a pleasure to spend time with.

Thank you guys, I had a great time at Casa Kickapoo and I hope to see you again soon. Lots of hugs from Sweden.


Malmö, Sweden

Danielle Lee: Best Place to Stay!!! Perfect for Everyone!

Kickapoo was amazing! It was the highlight of our backpacking trip and the perfect final destination. I would go back in a heartbeat. The house was beautiful and in the best location. You could enjoy a dip in the pool, hangout on a hammock in the gazebo overlooking the water out back or walk a short distance to the beach. The beach is perfect for surfing and really secluded. Luis was super accommodating and really helpful when it came with questions. The facility would be perfect for larger groups or families. You can eat fresh mango right off the trees in the yard!!!


DePere, WI

Ed Appleby: Perfect!

Paradise location combined with an attentive and aaccommodating host.

Located within a 3 minute walk to the deserted beaches with ideal beginner waves for surfing, and backed up on to an estuary for ideal paddleboarding and kayaking afternoons.

The matted area for Jiu Jitsu training was more than satisfactory, along with enough hammocks to hide away and relax afterwards.

The hosts couldn’t do enough for you to make sure your stay was pleasant and within your needs, along with professional catering for a variety of diets and palates.

Accommodation was clean and comfortable, with en suite bathroom facilties for each room, which each contained 2 double beds.

In conclusion, I’ll see you there next year. Say no more 🙂

Thanks for a perfect vacation Casa Kickapoo!


Lichfield, Staffordshire

Johan Lindgren: What a great week!

I stayed a little more then a week at a jiu-jitsu and surf camp. It was an amazing week. The rooms hade big beds and a very nice bathroom. The environment around the house is super nice, palm trees, pool, hammocks everything you could need.

It´s only 5 min to the beach where there are beginner friendly waves. Very clean and beautiful beach.


Kalmar, Sweden