Things you should know - It is far away from the main town, anything you want to use, or eat you should buy before you head over to Villas Pico Bonito. There is no mini bar and the restaurant isn't always open so take snacks!!!!
The good - OMG this place is gorgeous. You are far away from everything, and the locale is beautifully kept up. You feel like you stepped into a beautiful peaceful jungle. The infinity pool is a definite plus, with a breathtaking view. The rooms are very clean. Richard the owner is very very nice and likes to talk to the guests which makes it feel homey. Prices are great. There is internet at the pool which is nice, however it did not reach our room which was a bummer. I believe that if you are in some of the bigger cabins you get internet however.
The bad - We drove in from the main city Ceiba and did not realize how far the lodge is. There are no signs ANYWHERE indicating that you are going in the right direction. So be aware, you will be driving for quite a while on unpaved roads. Once we got to the locale, we were told that the restaurant wasn't open, so do yourself a favor and find out is the restaurant is going to be open. If not bring food!!!!! There is a restaurant about 2 miles out which had good food so it wasn't the end of the world.
Side point- Be aware that there are also a lot of bugs around.This is due to the fact that you are in the MIDDLE OF THE JUNGLE lol. While you are sleeping you will hear geccos and you will also hear the river. We did the hike of the Pico Bonito mountain. I am a wimp, and it took us about 5 1/2 hours round trip, though they say you can do it in 3 hours. The hike is nice though a little repetitive, and the waterfall at the top is nothing mind blowing. Normally you cant get under the waterfall unless you are willing to climb some very slippery rocks, which I did, however i earned a lot of bruises doing so.
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September 25, 2012
Thanks for your four star rating, you were very very kind. I know you did not mention it but what with the hot water problem I don't think we deserved it. My mistake installing the wrong wattage when repairing the shower!
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Yes the lodge is outside La Ceiba and in its own special place in the Jungle. It is 4.6 miles or 7.5 Kms up a winding dirt road that follows the river. The cost to get a taxi depends on where you are coming from but $15 / $40 should cover it.
Once here we have a restaurant that is open Wednesday through Sunday. I have to give Leti, Wilder and Ana a couple of days off each week.
In many instances I will take guests up to Omega's restaurant for dinner when we are closed or if I am off down town will give guests a ride there to shop.
We are a vacation rental resort and the lodges all have kitchens, many people bring their own food and prepare their own meals. This is a big plus to many of our guests.
We offer a pick up service that will include a shop stop at the super if the guest wants. Even if you get a taxi they are usually willing to stop for a little while while you buy supplies.
To my future guests, please check the web site and especially the blog, pages section, which has all the latest and greatest about Villas Pico Bonito, all kinds of great information there.
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