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Camarona Caribbean Lodge

Playa Cocles | Cocles 150 al sur de la plaza de futbol, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So if you're looking for a damp little getaway and you want to pick up some respiratory problems, then look no further .........this is the resort for you! I stayed here, with my boyfriend, as part of an organised trip. If Eco- Friendly means sticky floors, damp beds, no hot showers, stained and smelly pillows, rundown surroundings and general gloominess,... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had the misfortune of staying in this place for two nights, with my partner, as part of an organised tour. The room was damp, dirty, smelly and in disrepair. The location was terrible and the general upkeep of the place was dire. The rooms are actually only a 30 second walk from the beach but the owners have made... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed here as part of a group trip, and most of us got ill! The rooms were dark and depressing, painted with gloomy colours. Because the rooms were so damp, we all felt grotty and ill and our clothes stank. The place has great potential, but makes nothing of it. Although it's in the jungle, everything looks all grubby... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stayed here with my wife for a vacation. It is a family managed resort, with a separate owner. It is right on the beach outside of puerto viejo. A nice quiet location with a nice beach, great food and service. The resort itself is tired and in need of some repair. The room was okay. Bare bones, with a nice... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I am having the most wonderful time at Camarona Caribbean Lodge in Cocles. This is an eco-friendly hotel where you can see and hear the caribbean sea all the time. My room has a view of the rain forest right to where it meets the sea. There are pathways in the hotel grounds where local students have posted signs to... More 

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Camarona_Lodge, Manager at Camarona Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for your review . Here in Camarona Caribbean Lodge we are glad and hoping to see you around sound. We always try to be Eco-Friendly and value the treasure of nature. We are a hotel of a rural and ecological tourism and not a luxurious hotel, the rooms do not have the desired clarity because we are located inside... More 

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We booked this even after reading the reviews on trip advisor...and to be fair I think the other reviews have been more than generous....yes the location is good, if you want to be right on the beach and miles from town. Although the draw back is there isn't much nearby and there is little choice in the way of decent... More 

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Camarona_Lodge, Manager at Camarona Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your observations. We are a hotel of a rural and ecological tourism and not a luxurious hotel, however, if you were to notify us of your concerns in due time at our reception, we would have assigned you a superior room with air conditioning and not a standard room the one which you reserved online. The rooms... More 

Playa Negra, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Camarona has one of the best locations in Cocles, but seems to have stopped in time because they realize that the facilities and rooms are in need of reform, a place with beautiful nature there would need an investment in its infrastructure. The people working are kind and thoughtful, if they can transform perception Camarona a great place to... More 

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Camarona_Lodge, Manager at Camarona Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for your review . Here in Camarona Caribbean Lodge we are glad and hoping to see you around sound. We always try to be Eco-Friendly and value the treasure of nature. We are a hotel of a rural and ecological tourism and not a luxurious hotel, we are located inside the Gandoca Natural Reserve. In front of the rooms,... More 

san jose
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was my second time in this hotel, some say human is the only ˜animal˜ that makes a mistake the same way twice. I agree. Last time we were on an old room but we thought there were better and newer ones, wrong. All rooms are old as when Cristobal Colon arrived. The painting is simply awful, white old filthy... More 

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Camarona_Lodge, Manager at Camarona Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for your review . Here in Camarona Caribbean Lodge we are glad and hoping to see you around sound. We always try to be Eco-Friendly and value the treasure of nature. We are a hotel of a rural and ecological tourism and not a luxurious hotel, we are located inside the Gandoca Natural Reserve. In front of the rooms,... More 

Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We recommed the Camarona Caribbean Lodge for a wonderful time. The hotel has a full service restaurant and bar, weekend live music and water sports. There are beach volleyball courts and bicycles for rent Beautiful ocean views from our room and the hotel grounds are natural rainforest providing a very peaceful stay. The rooms, the grounds and the restaurant are... More 

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Camarona_Lodge, Manager at Camarona Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your observations. When you are interested in eco-rural tourism without extreme commodities and spend some time in direct contact with nature, we will wait for you with open arms. The new administration is working on VIP customer program with welcoming cocktail, beach chairs, tours and more, require your code via email gerencia@caribbeanlodgecr.com, phone (506) 87075833. Best regards... More 

Chester, NS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We winter in Cocles just a little way from Camarona Caribbean Lodge. While we have never stayed here, we make it our local bar, going for a cervaza and nachos every few days. Very friendly staff. We also swim off of their beach. Just a lovely place to visit. We have also had dinner in the open air restaurant. Very... More 

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Camarona_Lodge, Manager at Camarona Caribbean Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for your review . Here in Camarona Caribbean Lodge we are glad and hoping to see you around sound. We always try to be Eco-Friendly and value the treasure of nature. We are a hotel of a rural and ecological tourism and not a luxurious hotel, we are located inside the Gandoca Natural Reserve. In front of the rooms,... More 

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