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Bahari Beach Bungalows

Matapalo de Aquirre, Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica
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Bahari Beach Bungalows
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It was the most beautiful place in Costa Rica for us. The waves had been good and it just feels so good jumping in the pool after. The tents are incredible but most important are the hosts loki and Mauren - wonderful people!!!

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Portland, Maine, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I agree with Jamey C's review...Bahari (now known as Rafiki Beach Camp, & related to the Rafiki Safari Lodge) was a wonderful place to stay! Loki & his wife Mauren have recently taken over management of this property, and they were both very helpful & friendly hosts. They are also involved in some great conservation work, including reintroducing the tapir,... More

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Winter Park, Colorado
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Don't let this one review sway you about this property, which is now known as Rafiki Beach Camp: see the excellent reviews of Rafiki Beach Camp or Rafiki Safari Lodge for yourself. Loki and Mauren are the best hosts we had on our trip last year. I would go back to both Rafiki properties in a second!

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Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Reservations The reservation process while seemingly common for Costa Rica was especially painful at Bahari Beach Bungalows. I arranged the dates with Johan rather simply via email. The next step was to fax payment information. This is where the difficulty began. The wrong fax number was provided on the reservation form sent to me. After repeated tries to fax the... More

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Winter Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

My wife and I stayed here only one night after kayaking in the ocean, but we had a great stay. Johann and Alex were the only employees there and both are excellent and very accommodating hosts. Johann also cooked us a great dinner and breakfast, and both were tasty and not overpriced. And the beach! It's tranquil because you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Matapalo beach was the best I have ever been to, beyond beautiful, very clean with no one around, Loki and Johon were wonderful. After you stay here then stay at rafiki which is the same theme but in the mountains.

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Ludwigshafen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We spent five days at the Bahari Beach in late November 2011. The big Safari tents with brick-built bathrooms that Ludwig and Andrea offer are very comfortable and clean. The location is the perfect place to relax – only four tents in a beautiful garden, a private pool, and numerous kilometers of Paradise like empty Pacific beach. The drawback is... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Bahari Beach Bungalows are a great place to stay if you enjoy the outdoors and being close to nature.  The tents we stayed in had comfortable beds and the tents were large enough to fit 2 adults comfortably.  The tents are yards from the beach and ocean, so it is lovely to be able to hear the waves rolling is... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

LOVED Bahari Beach Bungalows! The tents were much nicer than we expected. Lovely gardens surrounding them and a short walk to the beautiful and mostly deserted beach. We purchased breakfasts at the restaurant for convenience sake. They were basic and if I had any complaint it was that some of the fruit served was bordering on too overripe. That's a... More

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Altdorf, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Nice, modern tents with solid-brick bathrooms, decorated with fresh tropical flowers. A bit expensive, away from the bigger villages. Clean pool, hammocks, well-maintained gardens around the tents. Breakfast not included.

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Additional Information about Bahari Beach Bungalows

Address: Matapalo de Aquirre, Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Matapalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Bahari Beach Bungalows Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
Bahari Beach Hotel
Hotel Bahari Beach
Bahari Beach Bungalows Costa Rica/Playa Matapalo

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