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The Howler Monkey Hotel

El Yugo, Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 1 Cabuya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was travelling with my roommate and we were stranded after we took the ferry crossing the Nicoya gulf. Unfortunately it was the last boat so there were no more busses on the other side which means we were stranded. Luckily enough for us the owner of the hotel picked us up after we decided to hitchhike and he took... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a place that is highly recomendable for nature lovers that prefer a nice well equipped bungalow (with a beautiful view) to a tent. The place is close to a lot of vegetation, as a consequence you will see monkeys playing directly from your balcony and if you turn your head you can watch the tide come and go.... More

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Sylva, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

When we arrived we immediately knew we would not be staying at at the Howler Monkey. We paid cash in advance since credit cards are not accepted. Dumb move. Didn't get a refund. We still decided to leave. That was a good move. Very disappointing.

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

These people were looking for air conditioner,i dont advertise A.C.as you dont need it on the beach.When you have slotted windows plus doors plus big fan,the sea breeze does the rest.When i took there deposit i was between credit card machines plus banks and waiting on new credit card machine which i now have.I told thes people i would honor... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed just one night and did not enjoy our stay. The sheets were dirty, our room was full of flies and Mosquitos (no wonder with wide open windows), the pool was dirty and the beach did not really exist. The owner somehow did not seem to care much about his guests or his "hotel". It's a 10 minute drive... More

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

The reason i stayed away from these people is because since they came they were fighting with each other so i made myself scarce.I have never given people dirty sheets,the pool is cleaned by my staff 5 or 6 times a day,between cleans you might get a leaf falling in.We have had no rain in 4 months and mosquitos need... More

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed here in March 2014 and were very pleased. We showed up without a reservation and lucked out that they had a cabana open. I suggest calling ahead though. Everything was just as expected and reasonably priced. The owner greeted us and made us feel welcome and one of the workers shared fresh tuna caught that day. The cabanas... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

There is really not much to add to all the other fantastic reviews, which I can only endorse. We had originally planned to stay two nights at the Howler Monkey Hotel, but ended up staying three because we enjoyed it so much. The location is great--away from the hustle and bustle of Montezuma and Santa Teresa. The cabanas are rustic,... More

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Forked River, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A great place to avoid the prices and hustle of San Teresa and Mal Paiese , rustic and rough looking at first view, don't let that fool you, had NO Problem with insects. Jim O'Callaghan is laid back, a great and very interesting host . You are surrounded by nature, can use the kayaks to snorkel near by, and go... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I spent a few days at the Howler Monkey Hotel at the end of my Costa Rica trip, and it was the best part. I'd spent one night in Montezuma which was enough to realize that it wasn't what I was looking for, and I ran away a few miles in the direction of a much more quiet and remote-feeling... More

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Knife River, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in a cabina and enjoyed every minute!. Nice clean place and great atmosphere. Took their kayaks out to Cabuya Island, and its cool cemetery, fished out of the boat and then relaxed in our deck hammocks. Had a great view of monkeys, many exotic birds and your an unusually large iquana. Perfect place to stay to visit... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Upon arrival, I was met by an affable Irishman, Jim O. Callahan and his dog Roxana. My cabina came well equipped, safe water to drink with a great view of an intertidal beachfront with swimming at high tide. Monkeys and Inguana's were everywhere. I saw more wildlife at Jim's than I did in Cabo Blanco Park and the animals were... More

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Address: El Yugo, Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma > Cabuya
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The Howler Monkey Hotel is located only a couple metres away from the beach and near the beautiful Cementry Island of Cabuya. There is a market and a few restaurants within short walking distance. We offer four Cabanas with oceanview, private bathrooms with hot water shower, private kitchen, fans and nice patios with hammocks. There is also a wheelchair accessable disability suite available with airconditioning and an on suite bathroom. All rooms are situated around the refreshing pool.For our guests we provide free wifi and a washing machine, snorkel gear, fishing poles, spear guns, kayaks, surfboard and bicycles. You can also rent quads from us for a discounted rate. Enjoy your day lounging in your hammock, around the pool or take a short walk through our garden to the beach. ... more   less 
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