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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a bungalow which ended up being confortable enough. It was nice to hear the noise of the forest at night (cigales, monkeys). We were not happy by service at restaurant and front desk. Check in was not good, restaurant personnel was rude ... our only experience in 2 weeks in Costa Rica where we met so many... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed six nights with our two children in an Ocean Beach Front Room, a few meters across the road to Playa Cocles, probably the nicest beach in the area. The room was fairly basic, but was well maintained and was cleaned every day. With ceiling fans as well as air-conditioning, it was easy to keep cool at night. Our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and clean, easy access to the beach. Close to Puerto Viejo if you don't mind a 30 or so minute walk. If you walk at night, the roads are not super well-lit. Breakfast was decent. They make eggs or pancakes fresh to order. The room was a bit plain, but was clean overall. I would stay here again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

There were many wonderful things about this hotel. The room, the location, the pool, the breakfast, and the tour information were all great. Unfortunately, the service at the front desk really left a lot to be desired. The attitude was a real put-off.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Puerto Viejo will definitly not be the most beautifull or most memorable place which we visited during our 26 day stay in Costa Rica, but Cariblue Hotel was absolutly a very nice hotel near the Carribean sea. You can see tucan, monkeys, frogs and all manner of other critters right next to your room (sometimes even in your room unfortunatly)... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Don't expect luxe accommodations. But the location and grounds are lovely; the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Seems like they are in the midst of upgrading which is great. Especially as the price is a bit steep for what you get. My biggest comment would be an upgrade to their linens (towels and bedding). I must note that I remember... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights and definitely enjoyed my stay. During the day I would lay in one of the hammocks and get some reading done or walk across the street to a great beach. At night I would walk about 10 minutes to get to the main part of Puerto Viejo then head back to spend some time in... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The hotel property is beautiful and the rooms are quite nice. Our room was upstairs and a pretty good size. It had sliding wooden doors that don't really seal very well at the bottom. That might be an issue for a place where there are a lot of things that creep around. It bothered my sister enough that she got... More

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We arrived on May 19th via a bus from San Jose which was about a 3 hour ride that was pleasant. The grounds are beautiful and very tropical. We paid 90 USD a night and were greeted and given a tamarando fruit drink on arrival. The property has WiFi and Sky satellite TV. There are actually 2 hotels here –... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Lovely. Loved our little cabin. We were a bit jetlagged and Cariblue was a great place to relax. Wish we'd also taken a taxi to Manzanilla, Uva beach or PV town but we didn't have the confidence at our first stop in Costa Rica. However, we saw howler monkeys and a 3-toed sloth as we strolled along the road so... More

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Address: Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cariblue Hotel 3*
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Cariblue Hotel Puerto Viejo
Cariblue Hotel Costa Rica/Limon

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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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