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3.5 KM From Paquera Ferry | Paquera, Puntarenas 60105, Costa Rica
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Mapi's Cabins
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Casselberry, Florida
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My stay at Mapi's was for a short week, at a rate of $28 a night for a single person, I thought this was very affordable offering hot water, AC, TV and small fridge. The town is within 10 min walking distance, with a super market, bank, pharmacy with a variety of restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, though the... More

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Frank B, Owner at Mapi's Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time from your busy schedule to write a review of our property! We know you have many options when booking your accommodations in Costa Rica, which is why we sincerely appreciate you choosing Mapi's Cabins. We’re thrilled you were able to enjoy your stay with us and your visit to Curu Reserve, is always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had an awesome experience at Mapi's, my girls (10, 9yrs old), loved waking up to eating fresh mangoes from the trees, seeing the iguanas, the humming birds all on the property. I also took my elderly in laws who stayed on first floor cabins and were also very comfortable and entertained with all the fruits and wildlife on site...... More

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Frank B, Owner at Mapi's Cabins, responded to this review

Glad to hear you and your family had a great time, we appreciate that you chose us for your accommodations... We did follow up with the WiFi not working at the back cabins and we're in the process of trying to find out of what can be done, to not continue having this issue, being we continue to fix it... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

For the price, this place is great to have a home base to sleep and shower which is all we did here. We did not come to Paquera to lounge in our hotel, so this is exactly what we needed. We stayed a few nights here and were able to catch the local bus to the Curu Reserve and Motezuma... More

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Frank B, Owner at Mapi's Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your observations and choosing our place to stay. We feel "basic, clean and safe" should be priority, bringing more savings, to our guests to spend on exploring and experiencing the Costa Rica culture! The mangoes and all the other fruits on the property (sour sop, sugar cane, bananas, papayas, water apples, noni, white and red guavas, coconuts... More

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

The taxi driver, who picked us up at the ferry port late at night, recommended and took us to this hotel. Despite a power cut, due to the bad storm that night, we found the hotel clean, comfortable and friendly. The noise of the discoteca 3km away kept me awake but apart from that, it was a good budget choice.

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Frank B, Owner at Mapi's Cabins, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your kind comments... we strive to keep our guests within their budgets, without sacrificing most conveniences other cabins, don't offer, so you can feel comfortable. We understand sometimes the noise of the discotheque can be heard from our place but the discotheque is now closed but we still took measures sealing all our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

I was lucky enough to stumble onto this hotel after getting in late on the last ferry. I had been traveling for 14 hours and was completely beat (Rivas Nicaragua to Nicoya in one day on the chicken buses). A short bus ride from the ferry dropped me off and the room was unbelievable. I dont recall the exact price... More

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Frank B, Owner at Mapi's Cabins, responded to this review

Thanks so much, for taking the time, for your kind comments! We hope you remember us in the future as to choose us again, to explore what our area has to offer... There's Curu Reserve, where you encounter all sorts of wildlife and trails ending at beaches. Curu Reserve, also offers snorkeling trips and boat rides to Tortuga Island. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

After a long journey, and taking the last ferry at night from Puntarenas to Paquera, we were greeted with a friendly welcome and driven to the Cabinas. Upon arrival the staff were cuteous and professinal. The room was extremely clean, bug free and very spacious....all ensuring a good night´s sleep. The food in the restaurant was delicious, and we wished... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

After a long drive I ended up at Mapis Got the best fish ever at the Restaurant Real quiet place a must for a good night sleep. Island hopping a must do while here !!!!

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Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

My first thought was, wow, this place is well-kept and compared to other places of similar cost, it seemed much better. The landscaping will continue to make it look nicer and nicer as the plants mature. They have all sorts of fruit trees that are available to the guests to pick from when it is in season. The parking area... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

It was suppose to be our BIG vacation and it was but for this one bump in the road. We were headed out to Malpais and then up the Coast but before we left the State decided not to be in a hurry so we looked up the this place. I saw the review about the place more less being... More

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nildib, Owner at Mapi's Cabins, responded to this review

Sad, to also hear about your experience! Unfortunately, this is typical of third world countries and we have no control, on how and "when", they maintain their roads or their public beaches etc... I was recently informed, Playa Organos was being cleaned during the end of July. In regards to the garbage at the beach, we have no control over... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

The website is very misleading when it says the beach is only 3-5mins away, the only way to make that happen is in a plane. The room where substandard, but they do have a/c.. I can not say anything about the food because I didn´t dare eat there after seeing the huge bugs in our room. The only reason I... More

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nildib, Owner at Mapi's Cabins, responded to this review

My apologies that you did not feel as comfortable as most of our guests... the rooms are cleaned daily but if you leave any food in can or on floor at night, bugs will get in through crevices which is sometimes beyond our control and a natural part of the environment of Costa Rica but if you would ask for... More

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Address: 3.5 KM From Paquera Ferry | Paquera, Puntarenas 60105, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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NEARBY PLACES: the cabins are 3-5 minutes away from Playa Organos and Playa Pochote. It's only 15 minutes away from Playa Tambor and 12 minutes away from Curu Reserve. We're in walking distance to city and Bus Stop is across the street from us!<>CABINS OFFER: AC, fresh linen & towels, Cable TV, with most cabins having hot water. We've also added a new open kitchen on the property where you could bring your small electric appliances or BBQ. OFFICE SERVICES: complimentary coffee, fax, copies, Magic Jack,local calls or arranging any local tours, excursions or any other information needed to make your stay a welcoming one... ROOM SERVICE: we have local menus, located in the rooms that offer room service delivery. We recently constructed an addition for office and new pool! ... more   less 
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