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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo 73000, Costa Rica | Carretera a Manzanillo, km 6, Puerto Viejo 73000, Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7300, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Lexington, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pepo and Sonja of La Kukula recently provided six nights of eco-lodging for my group of jungle retreat participants. My guests found the owners to be wonderful hosts, and the property was lovely. The rooms were simple and perfect for their needs. They especially loved the showers - which were sizable and indoors, but felt open to the jungle. Plus,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly the most beautiful place I have ever visited, twice. If you've got a love for wildlife and adventure, Costa Rica is a wonderful destination. La Kukula Lodge, situated in the South Caribbean region, is run by a lovely couple who are passionate about what they do. You are staying within nature - essentially guests of the jungle. Enormous trees... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved this place. Sonya & Pepe, the owners, were so kind as well as all the staff. The breakfast was fresh and the coffee was so addictive I brought three bags home! The rooms are in what I can best describe as luxury tree houses in the jungle. The decks have tables and hammocks to enjoy the great... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lounge is located in the middle of the jungle, which allows you to interact with all the fauna and flora of the area, while you are accommodated in high quality premises with an outstanding comfort. All the facilities are brand new and you feel like you are staying in a 5 Stars Hotel surrounded by nature all the time.... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a fantastic place to stay. It is beautiful and surrounded by nature and only a few minutes walk from an extremely paradisiac and quiet beach. When we were there we saw howler monkeys, sloths and tucans and whilst having breakfast -bread and jam as well as juices are homemade mmmmmm- we did spotted blue morpho butterflies and hummingbirds.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Pepe and Sonia are incredible hosts, their baby is adorable, they put tender loving care into every single detail, and their place is an absolute gem. Sonia even did our laundry for us the last day for only $15 because our clothes wouldn't dry due to the humidity. No, there's not a fitness center, no, the pool isn't fancy, and... More

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The beach you can walk to from this hotel was pure bliss. I'm not sure of how long of a walk it was but I would guess between 1-1.5 miles? You'd walk just down the driveway, across the only road down the coast, then follow a beach walk down to a pretty much secluded beach. Water was clear and warm,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed in the house for 10 days and it was great. It was private, surrounded by jungle and we had troops of howler and white faced monkeys roaming thru while we lounged in our private pool. The location was great - a 10 minute walk to the beach which we had to ourselves. We had a vehicle (which I... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Sloth House was the last stop of a 2 week holiday with our famly 2 adults 2 children age 8 and 6. The house was well equipped with fresh bottled water supplied, cleaned daily by wonderfully friendly staff. Its a perfect location for nature lovers as the jungle surrounds the property. It was a place to relax with great... More

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The owners, Pepo and Sonia, made the entire trip so enjoyable with their recommendations for food, entertainment, and activities. The room was beautiful and well kept, the staff was amazing, breakfast was delicious, and the central location between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo was great. I would absolutely recommend staying here to everybody.

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Address: Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo 73000, Costa Rica | Carretera a Manzanillo, km 6, Puerto Viejo 73000, Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7300, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Hotel Class:3 star — La Kukula Lodge 3*
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La Kukula Hotel Puerto Viejo
La Kukula Lodge Costa Rica/Limon

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La Kukula Lodge is situated in Playa Chiquita/ Puerto Viejo, next to Refugio de Vida Silvestre de Gandoca-Manzanillo and Cahuita N.P.Built in 2008, La Kukula Lodge follows the principles of sustainable architecture and only plantation wood (teak) has been used in its construction. With its tropical-contemporary style, the bungalows blend naturally with the wooded surroundings: an ideal location to enjoy the flora and fauna the region has to offer. A simple path system running through the garden links each bungalow, the “rancho-bar” and the swimming pool. There are only 8 rooms available, all are very spacious and airy, with their own deck, fans, bathrooms and hot water from a hybrid solar/electric system. All rooms have fantastic views from private terraces onto the sylvan garden. ... more   less 
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