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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After 3 years, we finally came back to Cariblue...and it was another great experience. Superior bungalows are the best you can get, they are far away from the road and their design is very comfy and warm. We'll be looking forward to stay at Cariblue soon again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Too expensive for what you get. The rooms (ocean front room) has the mainroad in front and a fence wich hide any view for the rooms on ground floor. The interior and design is poor. We had mostly cold water in the shower and sometimes the water didnt run at all. Promissed wifi on the rooms does not work The... More

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Seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family just returned from 10 days at Cariblue. We had an amazing time. The location is stunning and convenient to everything in Puerto Viejo. We spent the first two nights in a family suite with an ocean and small pool view. The road was a bit noisy but having a surf competition to watch was awesom. Our last 8... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's make it clear : rooms are simple but sooo charming. You have to adapt your sleep during first nights become outside it gets extremly noisy during night - so many insect and birds become alive at that time. But you'll feel the jungle and that is cool. Everything is clean on the resort and buffet on morning is pretty... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights here, unfortunately prepaid. Maybe my standards are too high, but the place needs more than just a bit of love to regain some ground. The room was clean but very basic, small and quite bomb-sheltery. The wifi did not work; there was signal, that is not the problem, but after they told me they would look into... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People who give this hotel 5 stars have clearly not stayed in good hotels. Let's get a few things straight. It is one of the best hotels in Puerto Viejo but at best it is a 3 star property. Rooms are basic, beds, linen etc. old, worn and in some cases threadbare. Nice staff who do the best they can.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 nights at this wonderful hotel in the jungle. Beautiful grounds with lots of birds to watch. Our cabin was very comfortable and clean, the pool is lovely, and the staff friendly. The breakfasts we had were delicious and we ate two dinners in the restaurant which were also excellent. We walked to town and also to the Jaguar... More

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Darlene and I stayed here from March 8-15. It is a long day to get here but is WELL worth the trip. Hotel Cariblue is set in a jungle setting with Playa Cocles beach right across the street. I cannot say enough about how beautiful this place is. Totally different than an all inclusive although it did include breakfast. There... More

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this hotel. They seemed a little confused about our reservation when we checked in, but they gave us two beautiful rooms that were very spacious (would be super for a family travelling here)! We were next to the main road and had a beautiful swimming pool that was just like having a private pool right outside our... More

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Oakland, California
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you want to stay in a bungalow -- I recommend staying elsewhere, such as a place that only has bungalows. I made a reservation the night before via booking.com. Upon arrival in the morning, Cariblue didn't give me the room type I reserved and paid for. I reserved a bungalow and was told they were totally full and they... More

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Also Known As:
Cariblue Hotel Puerto Viejo
Cariblue Hotel Costa Rica/Limon
Address: Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#8 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cariblue Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Caribbean resort in Puerto Viejo, de Limon, Costa Rica.Hotel Cariblue is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature, the beaches and comfort.A leader among Costa Rica hotels and resorts, we offer luxurious hardwood bungalows nestled in exotic tropical gardens between the pristine white sand beach of Playa Cocles and lush natural jungle (more info about us). Enjoy our award-winning service and our full range of amenities and facilities in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. A paradise is waiting for you."Cariblue Hotel” “Your Caribbean resort", is a 3 star hotel and 3 green leaves (CST), is the ideal place to enjoy your vacation, Its located just steps away from beautiful pristine white sand beach, Playa Cocles and just a mile from typical village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Old Harbor), where the Afro Caribbean, Indian and all over the world cultures are mixed in harmony and peace.Cariblue has 23 private and comfortable bungalows nestled in a gorgeous tropical garden of almost 5 acres (20.000 sqm). All the bungalows feature a private balcony overlooking the resort's tropical gardens. Impressive Gourmet Restaurant "Soleluna" with a gorgeous bar and in the pool with our happy hour every day in our pool bar. Spend a lazy day by the beautiful pool area, kid's pool and relax in the Jacuzzi while enjoying one of our selection of fine tropical cocktails. ... more   less 
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca #5 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca #8 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your Caribbean resort in Puerto Viejo, de Limon, Costa Rica.Hotel Cariblue is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature, the beaches and comfort.A leader among Costa Rica hotels and resorts, we offer luxurious hardwood bungalows nestled in exotic tropical gardens between the pristine white sand beach of Playa Cocles and lush natural jungle (more info about us). Enjoy our award-winning service and our full range of amenities and facilities in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. A paradise is waiting for you."Cariblue Hotel” “Your Caribbean resort", is a 3 star hotel and 3 green leaves (CST), is the ideal place to enjoy your vacation, Its located just steps away from beautiful pristine white sand beach, Playa Cocles and just a mile from typical village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Old Harbor), where the Afro Caribbean, Indian and all over the world cultures are mixed in harmony and peace.Cariblue has 23 private and comfortable bungalows nestled in a gorgeous tropical garden of almost 5 acres (20.000 sqm). All the bungalows feature a private balcony overlooking the resort's tropical gardens. Impressive Gourmet Restaurant "Soleluna" with a gorgeous bar and in the pool with our happy hour every day in our pool bar. Spend a lazy day by the beautiful pool area, kid's pool and relax in the Jacuzzi while enjoying one of our selection of fine tropical cocktails. ... more   less 
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