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The Howler Monkey Hotel

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El Yugo, Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got here and love it so much, we can't decide when to leave and for so many reasons. Jim, the owner is the most gracious and generous host. I had gotten stiches in Alajuela a few nights before arriving at the howler monkey. Jim noticed an infection, sterilized and dressed it and thanks to his care, I'm doing so well!... More 

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Naples, Maine
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wondered in to rent a fishing rod and was provided one for the day at no cost at a time when we were not even guests!! The Howler Monkey Hotel in Cabuya is situated on a beach that goes on for miles offering visitors the chance to explore a beautiful island easily reached at low tide by foot where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is THE place to visit if you go to Cabuya/Santa Tere/Montezuma, is an incredible hotel with beautiful bungalows and Jim and Julio are amazing persons! You feel like you're home and you don't want to leave!! Jim dogs are so kind and beautiful as well. There's no way to go wrong with this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Great Location - Fun Place - We were able to use kayaks, bikes and things at no extra charge. The Cabins were rustic but based on the description we were aware what we where getting. Stories from the owner were great he made us feel welcome. Thanks for the beer Jim.

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Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My husband & I returned to the Howler Monkey Hotel for our 2nd time. We love it. We stayed for a week, spent the first 2-3 days unwinding before we started to explore a bit. It is away from the hustle of touristy areas. It is both quiet and noisy, where nature is at its best. It is quiet from... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The cabins do not have A/C but the owner Jim does have fans upon request , the full kitchen is a plus when the vacation lazy bug bites and you just want to lounge and watch the birds and monkeys go by the cabins. It is a quiet little place with oceans views, fishing, kayaking all without the hustle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We chose this place to end 6 weeks of travelling in Central America for our honeymoon. After back packing in cheap hotels and hostels for 5 weeks we wanted something a bit special, different and somewhere we could really relax and this place was perfect. Cabuya is a wonderful little place: away from it all but still has a lovely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Got there right after Christmas when everybody was booked. Lucky to have a 2nd floor room in one of the A frames. Tolerable spartan furnishing. Creepy funky place. Right on the beach, or right on the rocks. Huge tides but no swimming at the 'Hotel'. It's a rocky beach and rocky shoreline. A medium walk bring you to small swim-able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a delightful place to stay, off the beaten path, but easy enough to find. The crew here is made up of some fascinating and intelligent people. We had some delightful conversations around the pool. And, yes indeed, the howler monkeys did show up and put on quite a show.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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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