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“Nice stay in a nice location-Pool & Monkeys & Parokeets” 4 of 5 stars
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“Nice stay in a nice location-Pool & Monkeys & Parokeets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My friend and I stayed here Christmas week as an inexpensive alternative to the more expensive and larger options in the area. While it was small it was also comfortable and we felt very secure there. It had a small kitchen with 2 electric table top burners. The manager, Daniel, was very accommodating and helpful with information about local restaurants and beaches. The cabinas are situated about a 10 minute walk from Playa Potrero and set in a tropical garden. We saw Howler monkeys on the grounds several of the days that we were there. It was a good, clean, and inexpensive place to stay if you would like to explore the many, we counted 13, area beaches. While we paid more because it was Christmas week ($90 included the tax), we feel it would be a good value for other weeks of the year (usually ($60).

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Me and my wife were looking for a place to stay on a Saturday on the last minute. We went to a lot of places (cabinas) in Brasilito looking for a place. Most of these places (cabinas) will charge an average of $40-$50 a night. We were not able to find anything in Brasilito so we went all the way to Playa Potrero.
This place is poorly advertised which is a good thing because the prices are really good and the location is perfect. This place is secluded within the jungle in Playa Potrero. Very private and very pretty. We paid $50 for the night which is a really good deal in that area.
Mr. Daniel is a really good guy but a little detached when it comes to customer service. However, he will respect her privacy and it looks like he makes a really good effort to keep the place very clean, private and secure.
The rooms are very well maintained. Did not like the beds very much and the air-conditioning is fixed to work continuously. This makes the room very cold and I noticed that they don't have any blankets available. You can always choose to use kitchen that they will lock out if you decide not to use it. If you use it they will charge you $10 more.
The place has a very nice pool and you can hear the howler monkeys late in the afternoon and also in the morning. This place is fairly close to the main beaches such as flamingo, brasilito, Potrero and Conchal.
In general, I will recommend this place since it's very affordable and pretty.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
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Ranked #5 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Playa Potrero
Also Known As:
Cabinas Cristina Costa Rica/Playa Potrero

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