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La Kukula Lodge

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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 nights in July with our two children of 11 and 14. It is a hidden little paradise. The owner is lovely, very kind and provides very good advice on what to visit and will make reservations if needed. The accommodation is fabulous and very well designed, right next to the forest. We were woken every... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff with great suggestions of what to do and see there. Great breakfasts with fresh fruit, eggs, and coffee that varied each day. Comfortable rooms that were surrounded with jungle plants. Howler monkeys and sloths in the trees. We hope to come back.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had made only a one night reservation at La Kukula Lodge, but when we got there, the hotel and the surrounding areas were so beautiful, we immediately asked if we could stay two nights. For some reason, they upgraded us to the suite at no extra charge. We had two bedrooms, a huge bathroom with an semi-outside shower, a... More 

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

Dear Lorraine: Thanks for your review and comments. We would point out that it is true that there is no air conditioning in the rooms - as you mentioned on your detailed description of our Suite Family Bungalow - because at La Kukula Lodge we worked with specialist architects to construct tropical contemporary bungalows with a passive cooling system that makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our family arrived after dark due to a 2.5 hour delay on Hwy 32 because of a car accident, Luckily we had GPS in our rental car. We had driven in from San Jose after a wonderful 9 day Caravan tour. It was the beginning of April which is the end of the dry season. We had beautiful sunny days... More 

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

Dear Phil: Thanks for your review and nice description of your experience in Costa Rica and in our place. Your fully-detailed description on your experience when driving in Costa Rica is good to warn potential travelers to the Caribbean coast on some of the “traps” at the road: bright lights, pedestrians and bikes unconcerned about auto traffic in narrow roads,... More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Very natural and small lodge in the middle of dense tropical trees. A peaceful retreat just 5 min away from a nice small beach and from a bike rental, which is the best way to discover the 7 km away Puerto Viejo long beaches and enchanting raggae vibes. Very friendly staff and owner. Good breakfast and dinner. Also possible to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I stayed at La Kukula Lodge in mid April. The great part about this place is breakfast, and the fact it's in the jungle, so you get to hear the symphony of animal sounds from monkeys and birds to frogs and crickets. A little jarring on the first night but you get used to it. Sort of. It's also in... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

So I was looking for a great place where nature meets comfort and friendly service and I indeed found it! La Kukula is the place to stay if your in the area. They way these folks have managed to merge nature and the hotel is awesome! Nice and comfy suites. Near everything you need like great food, gorgeous beaches and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The lodge is located about 5 km south of Puerto Viejo. An short unpaved road leads to the site that his well hidden among the jungle. Nice and confortable rooms surrounded by trees. Unfortunately, on our arrival, we were told that there was no running water. We were very disappointed but the gentleman at the reception failed to explain us... More 

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Auburn, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It's a beautiful location. It feels like you're in the middle of the jungle with non-stop bird songs. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is OK. If you go, try to get an end unit. The bungalows have 3 rooms each and the end units are much more pleasant.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at La Kukula for our wedding anniversary. The hotel is just south of the town and off the main road, so it's secluded and quiet. The owners were very friendly and helpful, as were the staff. The property is very well laid out, with a few lodges which are easy to walk... More 

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