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La Kukula Lodge

3.0 of 5 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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Orangeville, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge was everything is promised. Pepo, the owner, was extremely helpful and friendly. Easy check-in, easy check-out, clean rooms. We needed to leave before the 7:30 AM breakfast on check-out day and Pepo prepared sandwiches for us to take with us. I read the negative reviews stating that the lodge is more like a hostel and advertising should be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by jungle and away from the touristy part of town. The beach and restaurants are an easy walk and everything else is a short cab ride. The host and staff are wonderful. The breakfast is very good. The jungle does come alive at night, but to us it was very pleasant. The... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

La Kukula Lodge is run by a very nice family from Barcelona. It is about 5 km outside of the town Puerto Viejo, next to Playa Chiquita. For those seeking a more quiet and private experince, this is the place! It takes about 25 mins to bike in to town, which is a nice ride, when you are looking for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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114 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The hotel is located in the jungle few minutes’ walk from the beach. The owner is a nice man, attentive to his clients’ needs and ready to help. The bungalows are located in the jungle with no a/c for an incredible experience. There are no glasses’ windows but bugs’ screens. So during the night, you are hearing the sounds from... More 

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kukula_lodgeCR, Guest Relations Manager at La Kukula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Eric, Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate all your comments and we also recognize your reasonable (and funny!) description on the fried egg and the big plate. We assume that this chapter was especially disappointing after having read so many good comments on our breakfast posted by other experienced TripAdvisor reviewers like yourself. We certainly... More 

Greensboro, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed at La Kukula in April. We arrived before check in, and our hosts, Pepo and Sonia, went out of the way to accommodate our early arrival. Within three minutes, Pepo pointed out a sloth and her baby that were just hanging out above our room. The rooms are clean, sparse, and thoughtfully designed.The entire staff was very friendly,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One word: perfect! The eco-lodge is built out of beautiful wood, it's clean, it's comfortable and it's nestled right in the middle of amazing forest. There were sloths hanging in the trees, and literally steps outside of our door we had red-eyed tree frogs hopping all over the place. Host Pepo had recommendations and suggestions for anything we wanted. It... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This wonderful property is by far the BEST place to stay in the South Caribbean region of Costa Rica. La Kukula is nestled in the lush forest just steps away from several beaches. Wake up to howler monkeys, enjoy the tranquility of forest by day and fall asleep to jungle sounds at night. Don't miss out on the opportunity to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I feel incredibly privileged to have stayed at La Kukula Lodge. It has been hands down the eco-lodge that is the most alive with diverse wildlife all around, that my partner and I have visited during our travels in Costa Rica. We saw sloths climbing tree trunks, howler monkeys swinging through the branches, agoutis running under the cabins, toucans flying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Everything was perfect just one small thing. Windows at the shower and the room some of then you can't close so it's not comfortable because there is a feeling that some one can see you, but beside that people are amazing. We loved their breakfast especially their fresh juce.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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kukula_lodgeCR, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Kukula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear J.; Thanks for choosing us for your relaxing retreat. We are very happy to help our guests to enjoy Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. We appreciate your comments on our breakfast served daily in the main house. Coffee served at La Kukula Lodge comes from little cooperative from the Central Valley and it is provided by a little shop from... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
La Kukula Hotel Puerto Viejo
La Kukula Lodge Costa Rica/Limon

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