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“By far the best B&B !!” 5 of 5 stars
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Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   154 Miss Winny Town, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Cocles B&B and Inns
Gatineau, Canada
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“By far the best B&B !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Hi Emily and Jeremy,

You have by far the best B&B ever, the cleanliness and decor is fantastic, your attention to details is remarkable and you provided us with a service we didn't expect (booking our ride back to San Jose).
You made us feel like we were family and that says a lot !!!
I just wish we could've stayed longer, next time for sure.
Thanks again for the unforgettable experience and we do have great photos of your place.

Denys and Joanne,
PURA VIDA

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

To be honest I was not entirely enthusiastic at the first days of our vacation in Costa Rica, but the Physis Caribbean changed my opinion immediatly after stepping through the door. We entered a little paradise with many plants, cute wooden animal statues and lovely jungle paintings at the walls. Because of the not fully closing outside walls and the absence of window panes you got the feeling to be outside all the time. A very nice aspect of the typical houses at the caribbean side of Costa Rica.
We were greeted by the owners Emily and Jeremy in person who live in the first floor of the B&B and share their dining room and even their iMac with the guests. They showed us around, introduced us to their cute pets, the two dogs Vida and Gizmo and the cat Lucy, and we had a delicious welcoming drink.

The Physis Caribbean is a sweet little B&B with excellent breakfast which is made freshly by Emily each morning.
The atmosphere is very familiar and cosy. Emily and Jeremy are very kind, they read every wish in your eyes and have always a great advice for restaurants or activities in the vicinity, for example the Jaguar Rescue Center. They have also bikes which you can rent for a day and they provide you with towels if you want to go to the beach which is only five minutes away.

The rooms are not so big but perfectly good, nicely furnished, clean and equipped with all you need. There is even a Bose docking station but unfortunately only for iPhones. At our stay we spent most of the time outside of the rooms anyway, because there are several seats in the lounge - cosy sofas, chairs and even a hammock - that invite you to stay. In the evening Jeremy will provide you with delicious cocktails and even cough drops if you got a cold on the plane as I did. There is always a cocktail of the day which costs only a few dollars.

All together we got the feeling that the B&B is led and developed with much blood, sweat and tears. We would have stayed longer but the rooms were booked out, so we had to leave reluctantly after two wonderful days. We had a lovely stay and will certainly be back when we travel again to Costa Rica. Our best compliments!
Pura Vida!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Nyon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The cutest B&B we've been so far! :) the place is a little outside the city but with the bikes it's not an issue at all, and you're even closer to the beautiful beaches you can reach w bikes that are rented at the B&B.
The B&B is very charming, only a few rooms so you really feel at home there, the staff, the welcome cocktail and the breakfast are just perfect, the only thing we regret was not to have booked more nights there.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was my first trip to Costa Rica and the Cocles. Jeremy and Emily provided personalized service and hospitality that are above and beyond. The breakfast with a smile and pleasant conversations in the morning really kicked off my days. They genuinely look after their clients and offer advice and assistance to make anyone's visit to Costa Rica a pleasant one. The facility is well maintained and offers the comforts of western hotels (like A/C, internet, Apple TV, Bose Speaker Dock) while always being a QUIET place with plenty of community areas to relax in. The beach was a short walk down the side road and was easy to get to. Physis Carribean is an ideal getaway location for couples or for the individual seeking solitude. There are only 4 rooms, so if your party is around 9 people or less, plan in advance and rent out the whole place!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

One of the best place we stayed in CR. Jeremy and Emily (owners) were very friendly and helpful!!! Unfortunately they had free room for one night we would have def stayed longer! Jeremy helped us organize a 4day trip to Panama (Bocas del Toro), he organized transfer, hotel in Bocas as well as a tour guide there. Great experience and Jeremy, once again, thank you very much! It is really must seen!

We got great tips what to do, where to eat (Italian rest.is awesome!), what beach is the best, you really feel they will take care of you. wi-fi works great, beds are super comfy, rooms super clean and cozy, breakfast prepared by Emily very tasty and Coctails done by Jeremy dangerously great! Well done! Wish everybody would do it this way... !!! Linda and Frank

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There aren't enough words to explain how amazing Emily & Jeremy are. We stayed 3 nights at Physis and, simply put, it was home away from home. It is obvious how much they pay attention to detail. Everything is crazy clean, beautifully decorated, so relaxing and they have a great security system which makes you feel extra safe. To make a super long story short, we parked our rental on Cocles Beach, left my bag in it unattended, walked 10 feet away to take some pictures and someone smashed the window, grabbed my bag & ran off with it. We just weren't thinking & got too comfortable. CR is a very safe & friendly place, but just always be aware - like anywhere else in the world. Emily & Jeremy couldn't have been more helpful and supportive. I am so thankful and grateful for everything that they did - especially that drink Jeremy made to help me relax. Holy smokes! It worked wonders. I'll return to Physis in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room #1. Closest to the main entrance, always quiet. Sometimes you can hear the pitter...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Groningen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

What do we have to say just in a few words: like a fairytale that comes true! A special thanks to Jeremy: he was wonderful and so kind and enthousiastic. The veranda where we had breakfast was amazing, you had an outstanding view over the jungle/ all the animals. Our room (by accident upgrade to the honeymoon suite, we didn't have to pay for it!) beautifull and well decorated in Caribbean style. The shower was awsome. The hammock and garden just great. Both Emily & Jeremy were the great hosts: they arranged everything very well from tours, tips about the surroundings, till even lights for our bicycles. They run the b&b by heart! You feel like home in Puerto Viejo. The place is like paradise. Thanks a lot Jeremy and Emily, we wish you all the best in the future, hopefully we will meet again in Physis or in the British Virgin Islands. Kind regards, Gerardus & Anne from the Netherlands

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 154 Miss Winny Town, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca > Cocles
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Cocles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for nature, beach & jungle meets luxury, this is the spot. We consist of 4 rooms, with one completely private & secluded "Honeymoon Suite". All rooms have their own private bathroom & shower with hot water. All rooms also have air conditioning, refrigerators, safes, flat-screen TV with satellite cable or Netflix, dehumidifiers, ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, and all new linens & decor. The private Honeymoon suite has a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. Room #3 sleeps 3 people with one full bed & one twin bed and a flatscreen TV with satellite cable. There are two regular double rooms available with flat-screen TV and free Netflix with DVD players. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and there is also a computer for guests to use. We have bicycles, snorkel gear, & boogie boards available for rent. We also offer laundry and drink service. Prices include breakfast each morning. Sorry, No children under the age of 12 years old. ... more   less 
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