Cahuita itself is an interesting and relaxed sort of place, where north-american ex-hippies play cards with locals and there is a faint smell of cannabis every now and then. Locals are friendly and welcoming and there isn't the slight edge of menace you might find in Limon or Puerto Viejo. The Atlantida Lodge is about 400 meters from the town and is just the other side of the road from the beach. We stayed in a 'superior' room and were pretty happy with it, very spacious and clean, beds comfortable. No A/C but the nights were unseasonably cool, so not needed. If you are easily disturbed at night avoid rooms 13 & 14 as the howler monkeys drop half-eaten fruit on the tin rooves with a deafening crash. This happens during the night as well, not sure if this was monkeys or just falling fruit. May not happen all year round. The pool is large and clean, a few missing tiles but nothing drastic. It was a touch chilly while we were there due to the shade of the trees around. However there are howler monkeys in the trees and they are great fun to watch. There is a poolside bar and a restaurant area with tables although while we were there the food service was in another area nearer the reception. Breakfast was not included in our room rate but was about $6 per head which is about the same as any of the other places down town and was pretty good quality. Had an evening meal in the restaurant and plates seemed to be between $8-$16 dollars and the quality was good. There is ample parking and security at night. Reception staff are very laid back and friendly. The general atmosphere is Caribbean rustic, certainly not luxurious, but that was fine. Enjoyed our stay and felt it was good value for money, paid $70 per night for the 'superior' room. I would happily go again (but would pick rooms 11 & 12 if possible - less noisy at night!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Atlantida Lodge Cahuita, Costa RicaAtlantida Lodge combines the charm of typical Caribbean Costa Rican beach life with all the comforts of a modern lifestyle. Located on the beachfront in Playa Negra, Cahuita, visitors can expect to immerse themselves in total relaxation. Guests' days are spent by the ocean or among the sprawling tropics or simple relax on the swimming pool. Located on the Caribbean coast, Cahuita is known for its astounding black-sand beaches with warm, calm waters that are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Its extravagant coral reef is world renowned for its underwater beauty. Set against the stunning background of a lush tropical rainforest, Hotel Atlantida is an exceptional treasure. At Atlantida Lodge, visitors experience only the height of privacy and relaxation. Perfect for families or small groups, the Hotel offers 31 rooms with king-sized bed queen bed and a single bed, private bathroom in each room and others. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantida Hotel Cahuita
- Atlantida Lodge Costa Rica/Cahuita