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Playa Chiquita Lodge

3.0 of 5 Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 9/20-9/27. It was my husband and I with our teenage daughter. We got married on the beach during our stay. When we arrived we were warmly greeting by owner, staff, other guests and the lodge doggies : ) We wanted, and are used to staying at rustic places, so there was no disappointment. I would suggest if you... More

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We expected rustic, we got neglected and shabby. Holes in mosquito nets covered with peeling tape, beds so small my wife's legs stuck out the mosquito nets. She got over 50 bites in one night, while I slept fetal position to keep my legs inside the tiny net and bed. The fan barely moved any air and was a very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights. Nice roomy cabins with big shower and bathroom. Nice porch deck with hammock out front. Very remote and secluded. Set back in the jungle with private access to the beach. There was hardly anyone on the beach the days we were there, which was peaceful and relaxing. There we LOTS of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Rustic to the extreme, with no a/c and abundant humidity. Amenities include free WiFi in the reception area only, and free adequate breakfast of fruit, eggs and toast. The location is great -- in the jungle, with beautiful birds and amusing howler monkeys with just a brief trek to the beach. The owner is pleasant enough, but obviously not terribly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed a week in 2011 and it was a highlight of our trip. The owner is a fascinating character and thge access to the beach was a big advantage. Sadly, we returned in 2014 and found the place in a state of neglect. The rooms were grimy and staff didn't touch them the four days we were there. we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Playa Chiquita lodge is a good place to stay if you want to spend some days in the Costa Rican Southern Caribbean "Cahuita-Manzanillo". It is located 200 meters from the beach, right in the middle of the forest. From our bungalow we could easily spot some animals : colibris, toucans, howler monkeys and iguanas. The bungalows are a basic but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

You wake up and walk through the forest. On the beach no one in sight. You take a swim. Back at the lodge you grab a banana, have a chat with the owner and his partner. Friendly guys. One of the most relaxing place I've ever stayed at. And done a few. Will always be my choice in Puerto Viejo.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I recently spent a week at the lodge with my 14 year old daughter. The cabins are rustic and have only the essentials. Wolle, Tito, and the rest of the staff are extremely friendly and made us feel like family. They invited us to a special meal on new years eve, and there was also plenty of time to soak... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I chose this place because it was budget friendly and we were already spending 2 nights in a more expensive place. The website made everything look nice but this was not so. The rooms were ok but it was not clean... The bathrooms smelled awful, dead roaches on the floor, and I even had ants crawling in my bed and... More

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great Location! Private Beach. Rustic, but clean and comfortable. Monkeys and sloths in the trees....this place is truly paradise! Great breakfast in the morning. Friendly staff. Wolfe and Tito are wonderful hosts.

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Address: Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Chiquita Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Playa Chiquita Hotel Puerto Viejo
Playa Chiquita Lodge Costa Rica/Limon

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