We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“a Stay with nature” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Lora Apartments

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Playas del Coco
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Casa Lora Apartments
Save
You added Casa Lora Apartments to your Saves list
Camino Pichirilo, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
“a Stay with nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We spent some weeks at casa lora this july and I must say it was absolutly great. The apartment was really nice and clean and it felt like home. The garden is something special with a lot of flowers and trees, and we really enjoyded the wildlife with lots of birds and sometimes we saw monkeys. Just to sit outside and enjoy the night near the pool and use the bbq was fantastic. The city of Coco is interresting and has a lot of options for dinning and entertainment. We felt us very velcomed by the owner and had a great stay. Go there and experience yourself

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    28
    4
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
3
21
2
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
USA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

What a pleasant surprise, a tropical oasis with a real homey feeling. I immediately felt like one of the family. The apartment was nice with air conditioning, cable TV, and a fully equipped kitchen. A private deck overlooked the swimming pool. The landscaping that surrounded the apartments and the pool was very tropical.The shops and beach were within easy walking distance.
After traveling for several weeks it was a pleasure to be able to hangout around the pool and fix my own meals for a change. I was sad when I had to leave. I will defiantly come back again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We have stayed in this beautiful place for 3 months and enjoyed it very much:-) Apartments are spacious, equiped with all necesary stuff, bathroom with shower; kitchen facilities, so cooking is not a problem. There is also a washing mashine available if you need it. All apartments just meters away from swimming pool and everything in big awesome garden, where you can spot some birds, lizards and buterflies. The owners are very nice people, excellent hosts and they will make sure everything is working properly. It's typical ticos neighborhood, safe and very close to town (5 minutes by car and around 15 minutes walking - 20 minutes to the beach). From our experience it is safe to walk - we did it almost every day:-) There are 2 supermarkets 10 minutes walking from here open every day. If you like spending evenings in bars/restaurants there is quite few to choose from in town. Thank you Casa Lora - we hope to see you again!

  • Stayed June 2011, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

We've been travelling around south and central america for more than 2 months now, and our stay at Casa Lora was a real vacation within our vacation! We stayed for 6 nights (we planned to stay for 4 nights, but stayed 2 extra nights...)

The rooms are clean (spotless!), the surrounding areas (pool, patio, drive way...) is very well maintained. It's German quality and living standards, with the Costa Rican nature and weather!

The German couple (owners) is very helpful and nice. Made us feel at home in Playas del Coco.

It's in a Tica neighbourhood, but only 5 min walk to the center of Coco. It's not directly on the beach, but away from the big resorts and hordes of tourists. Nice!

The price was just unbeatable, you get so much for your money here, and can cook and eat on your balcony/patio, just perfect!

Highly recommended!

We stayed in the studio apartment, with private bathroom, kithenette, private patio and double bed.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 6 days in Feb. 2011 during our 2nd visit to Costa Rica. Playas Del Coco is a busy little beach town that is growing quickly and there are many different types of accomidations. Casa Lora Apartments is 4 or 5 seperate small buildings, each one has a cute little apartment in it, and they all face a nice swimming pool, with lots of flowers, palm trees, and plants. The property is owned by a German couple, Peter and Sabina, who live at the rear of the property in their own seperate casa. Here is an HONEST review from a few Canadian newly weds who love to travel:

Location: About 2km from the beach on a dirt road off the main street (In Costa Rica, 90% of the roads are dirt). The property itself is located in a "typical" Costa Rican neighbourhood- If its your first time to Costa Rica, you'll quickly realize that dogs, cats, roosters, and small children roaming the streets is "typical" so drive slowly! You don't NEED a car here, you can easily walk to the beach down the main boluavard in about 15-20 minutes, and about 10 minute walk away are grocery stores, banks, restuarants, shops, and anything else you could expect to find in a tourist town. We had a car so we just drove every where, but walking or bicycle would be a good way to get around. Taxi's are cheap and easy to find as well. The neighbourhood is very safe, although most properties look like maximum security prisions because of the steel bars and barbed wire fences, but once again this is typical throughout Costa Rica and is not a reflection of a "good" or "bad" area. Casa Lora is surrounded by a wall and fence, but once you get inside it's like stepping into a tropical paradise!! The owners have done an amazing job with the landscaping, its so nice, and you can tell they work hard on it all!!

The Room:
Our casa was a two storey building with a double bed and bunk beds on the main floor, a bathroom with shower, and then a full-kitchen, dining area, futon, tv, and AMAZING balcony with hammock on the second floor. It was a huge place for the two of us! There was A/C (we never used it), tv with many channels, and an internet connection. The room was very clean overall, and the kitchen had all the usual stuff you would expect, as well as a microwave and a neat little tool for making traditional costa rican coffee! The bed was a little soft but comfortable, and the ceiling fan was nice to keep a breeze going so you can leave the a/c off and listen to the birds in the morning.

Grounds:
The have a nice pool that is super clean and refreshing after a day at the beach! Peter and Sabina cleaned it twice a day, everyday, and they had a helper guy that was always trimming trees and sweeping the walkways. There are some lounge chairs to lie out and tan, a BBQ for cooking, and an area for washing and drying your clothes if you need to. There is also a parking space for each casa within the compound area.

The owners Peter and Sabina are from Germany and speak German, English, Spanish, and some French. They live on the property in their private casa, and are always very friendly and happy to help you find attractions, or just chat about Costa Rica or whatever. We talked with them quite about over the 6 days, and when we saw them in town, we went to dinner together!! Very nice people!! They have been in Costa Rica for over 15 years and they are dedicated and hard working. The other guests where also super nice and everyone would chat around the pool after dinner.

Overall if you want to experience ``the real`` Costa Rica this place is the way to go! Its clean, quiet, relaxing, and affordable. Close to everything you need, but far enough from the noise, traffic, and tourist stuff, so you can enjoy the local neighbourhood!
Hope you enjoy your stay!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

Casa Lora.
Doing our 8 weeks stay / traveling in Costa Rica, we stayed 4 weeks in Casa Lora.
Casa Lora is such a lovely OASIS located in a local neighborhood. With a good safe around .The garden is so exotic and green and the swimming pool must be the most clean in Costa Rica.
The apartments are well build in good solid material, and it is easy to feel at home here.
Casa Lora is total Costa Rica, but with 5 star european standard and services. You might see many nice Hotels and Guesthouses – from the outside, but when it comes to god service, you will soon find the big difference. Here ALL works, and if not it will be fixed in a minute. Things like internet, TV, ac, fridge etc. – just have to work, and life is too short to get a hundred bad excuses, why things doesn’t work.
So if you want a good home where all is working well, then book accommodations in Casa Lora, here you feel good and safe.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hannover, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

We stayed for 5 nights in Casa Lora after three weeks of traveling (mostly very rough roads) around Costa Rica by SUV.

We wanted to relax, do some cooking, hang around the pool, enjoy amenities like TV and Internet.
Casa Lora was the perfect place for us.

We had rented one of the two-storied "cabinas" with ample space for the two of us.
The vegetation is beautiful, lush and well kept inside this little resort, the guests were a nice international mix of holidaying Ticos (Costa Ricans) and European tourists at that time.

The the pool was always super clean, the apartment in very good condition
.
Aircon is available, cable TV and Internet as well, the whole layout of the house seems well-thought-out. Lamps and fans (we are not fond of aircon) everywhere, all windows screened although there were no mosquitos when we visited.
The kitchen is well appointed.
The balcony is roomy and being on the first floor affords some privacy and has a nice "green" view.

Shops are more or less close by (15 min by foot). The neighbourhood is Costa Rican.

This place is taken care of with lots of enthusiasm and energy by a German multilingual couple to make you really feel at home.
And so we did.... Would always come back...

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Casa Lora Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa Lora Apartments

Address: Camino Pichirilo, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nice, little, familiar place, run by German owners * English -, Spanish -, German -, French spoken * Five holiday apartments (three of them as individual houses) are embedded in a lush, tropical garden with a medium-sized pool and a gazebo (barbecue)* The three little houses can accommodate up to 4 People, the two studio apartments have room for two persons)* Private parking (car port) * The whole area is surrounded by a wall, that provides privacy and security * Beach and center of town about half a mile away * Supermarkets and restaurant within 8 walking minutes. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Lora Apartments Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Casa Lora Apartments, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.