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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 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Kukula for 2 weeks, one week in the room and one at the house. It was truly enjoyable in both accomodations, comfy beds and very clean. Of course the house was the best as you had room to relax and enjoy nature and your private pool. Every morning was the wake up call from the howler monkeys,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) just returned after a week-long stay at La Kukula lodge. It was truly an unforgettable experience. The owners, Pepo and Sonja, are the friendliest people you will have ever met and they go out of their way to be helpful. Their staff is superb as well. The lodge itself is located... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed for 3 days in February as a couple along with our 15 year old niece and 16 year old nephew.We were enticed by other Trip Advisor reviews and we were absolutely delighted! Pepo, Sonia and their staff are so kind and friendly! Every morning you are awakened by the animal and bird songs then there is a different,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed for two nights in early February 2014 and loved La Kukula! It is in a great part of the Puerto Viejo-Cocles-Playa Chiquita area, and the jungle setting is pure magic. We felt enveloped by the wonderful foliage and the sounds of birds and monkeys. Pepo and his wife were fantastic hosts, providing lots of friendly smiles, fun, and... 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*
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La Kukula Hotel Puerto Viejo
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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