Casa Juliana is a privately owned villa located in beautiful Playa Junquillal (pronounced hoon-key-yal), a tranquil village located in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. World class surfing, top notch golfing, horseback riding, tennis, fishing, swimming and hiking on secluded beaches, and seeing incredible wildlife ensure a fantastic vacation with something for everyone in Playa Junquillal. The village of Junquillal remains unspoiled, a haven for those looking to spend their precious leisure time on the road less traveled. The village is home to only several hundred local Costa Ricans (Ticos) as well as international ex-patriots who welcome travelers with a hospitality seldom experienced in the whirlwind of the real world. Playa Junquillal is conveniently located 22 miles (36 km)-25 minutes from Tamarindo if you are seeking a little night life and only 15 km-20 minutes from Hacienda Pinalla Golf Course (an 18 hole championship course overlooking the Pacific) if golf is your game. Taste the local cuisine at one of the restaurants within walking distance of the villa or create your own gourmet experience well-equiped kitchen at home. Soak in the ocean views from the hammock on the second floor terrace or enjoy "un refresco" (cold drink) at the beautiful wooden bar on the first floor screened terrace. Listen to howler monkeys in the trees or watch iguanas laze in the sun from the pool patio. Stroll 300 meters for a swim at the pristine local beach or drive 15 minutes or less to world-renowned surfing spots.