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The Howler Monkey Hotel

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El Yugo, Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is rustic! If you are not the outdoorsy type person, this place is not for you. But, if you aren't afraid of some bugs and cool showers, it is absolutely worth it. We experienced some minor drawbacks, but I am not even sure that's what I would call it. Cons: (if I am being picky) Bugs Cold water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place if you want a laid back atmosphere this is it, Jim is very knowledgeable of all the floral and fauna, I had a blast, lots of good fishing, snorkeling, and hiking, you won't be disappointed, ,, ROY

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for four days. These four days were some of the most memorable days I had in Costa Rica. The hotels location is dreamlike, its interior rustic and unique and above all else spending time with its proprietor Jim and his two beautiful dogs are the reason I travel this globe. Jim not only has a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Howler Monkey Hotel in late May on our honey moon for 5 days. It is located on the ocean in the small local town of Cabuya about 20 minutes outside of Montezuma and about 40 minutes from Santa Teresa. If you are looking for resort, this is not it. However, if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had great time in the Howler monkey cabinas! Jimm is a very intelligent guy and it was very nice to share a little bit of his paradise! The beach is very nice because there is no tourist. We saw a lot of iguanas, birds, monkeys, hermit crabs, giant toad, etc. The cabinas are perfect with a big room and... More 

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Lauwe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went to this hotel about a year and a half ago, and I was soooo charmed by the property, the wildlife around it, the sea only 10 meters from the cabins, and Jimm, who'm is a pleasant figure and very intelligent guy!! He will help you with any question!! My boyfriend already went tree times to this fantastic accomodation!... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This hotel is lovely, quiet and ideally located between Montezuma and Santa Teresa. They rent kayaks and have a lovely little pool. We really enjoyed getting to know the staff and the managers. If you're staying here, be sure to check out the Cabuya Bakery! it's divine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The other "excellent" reviews are spot on. At Howler Monkey Hotel you've got a wonderful combination of wildlife galore, beautiful jungle-ocean setting, super homey accommodations, and a generous host. Probably my favourite stay in Costa Rica. Even after 10 days, I was reluctant to have to move on. Thanks for all the laughs Jim.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This could be a great property but it's in need of alot of maintenance, repair and attention. The owner is very laid back and unfortunately that attitude show in the facility. It is shabby without the chic. Kitchens are supplied with cracked/chipped dishes, some left-behind plastic utensils and cooking pots with bits of someone else's dinner. Electrical plug-ins are loose... More 

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Howlermonkeyhotel, Owner at The Howler Monkey Hotel, responded to this review

These are not Hollywood monkeys,these are real howler monkeys that poo just like you and me,was your car red they for some reason like to poo on red cars,if you dont like monkey poo go to a zoo.Sometimes i see the monkeys comming and i take in the washing,sometimes i dont see them comming and i might have to wash... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Do not stay here if you want fluffy white towels and complementary toiletries. The cabanas are spacious but a little rough around the edges. However, this is more than made up for by the warm welcome, the glorious position, the cooling pool and, above all, the wildlife which shares the hotel with you. We were enchanted by the howler and... More 

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