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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Casa Viva Beach Houses
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It's literally as far down South as you can go on the costarican Caribbean coast, will take you 4 hours by car from SJO, but it is worth every single minute. Once you're there you are surrounded by relaxed, easy-going people, everybody's cool, probably very much into yoga, slow food, going grassroots etc. Haven't seen that many people biking around... More

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Idyllic location, friendly helpful staff, wonderfully personable and accommodating owner. This area offers the perfect combination of solitude (when desired), natural beauty and wildlife, and excellent restaurants.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was are 3rd. trip to Costa Rica and our 2nd. time staying at Casa Viva. We've seen more animals here than we have any where else, and we've been to Arenal,Montevrde,Manuel Antonio and Montezuma. Beautiful houses, wonderful staff and so close to the ocean. Jean was a great host and we had the best time staying here! And Marieh907,... More

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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our family spent a week at Casa Viva and a wonderful time. The handcrafted houses are placed strategically among beautiful gardens, which gives you a little privacy. Our house had a queen bed and two singles and was furthest from the beach, but we could still hear the waves and feel the lovely ocean breeze. The wrap-around porch with hammocks... More

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Spent two weeks at Cas Viva, Punta Uva, Costa Rica from November 1 through 15, 2013. A wonderful setting. The owner/operator, Jeanie, was a princess. Her helpers, Francisco and Marleni are warm and friendly. Francisco would bring us fresh fruit often. The beach is very close and gorgeous. Selvin's and El Refugio are two nearby restaurants that are absolutely fantastic.There's... More

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Riverside, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Just returned from our first ever trip to Costa Rica, where I had debated where to stay on the Caribbean coast for a long time. In the end, I chose Casa Viva over other rental homes because I liked the location (good swimming beach - not too rough) and it was secluded but safer than a house all on its... More

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santa clarita
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband Tom and I spent three weeks at Casa Viva. We stayed in the duplex which was perfect for us. The duplex was lovely and closest to the beach. We could hear the sounds of the waves day and night, a short stroll to the beach with warm/ calm water wonderful for swimming. It was fun getting up in... More

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Weyburn, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Jeannie owns and lovingly cares for a beautiful botanical property, part of a jungle area, which flows onto a fantastic beach. The cottages that she and her husband so meticulously built are a wonderful place to be. Her staff care about the guests. Nearby there are some very good places to eat and/or we prepared meals with the more than... More

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Pollenca, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

During the last fifty years I have traveled in more than 100 countries and lived on five continents. When my wife and I happened onto Casa Viva three years ago we knew that we had found something special. We have come back every year since then. This winter for five weeks. As everyone agrees, the houses, the gardens and the... More

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Vancouver
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed in this house for 10 days with our 3 kids. The gardens and wooden houses are (or used to be) beautiful. The beach is great. But .. The owner is just not fit to handle tourists. The house was dirty and poorly maintained (if at all). Non of the kitchen equipment was working, the beddings and towels dirty... More

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Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Also Known As:
Casa Viva Beach Houses Hotel Puerto Viejo
Casa Viva Beach Houses Costa Rica/Limon

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