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“Fantastic Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Blue Conga
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   800m du centre ville direction Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica   |  
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Fantastic Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed here at the beginning of January. The rooms are clean, nice and simple. The location is the best, a quick 10 minute walk from the center but far enough from the center to relax and get peace and quiet. The grounds are beautifully kept and are calm and soothing -it was a real treat to wake up and have breakfast served outside. The owners leave the fridge stocked with beer and water to be paid for on the honor system. He also left us our breakfast for us to go the last morning when we left earlier than breakfast was served. (Something I have never seen before) Over all a fantastic place to stay!

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights which were very pleasant. Breakfast is really delicious with coffee, fruit, eggs, toast and the obligatory gallo pinto :) The staff are nice but at times felt I was "just a number", maybe simply because they were busy this time of year. The rooms are sparse and functional but ok for local standards. Walls paper thin so can hear "everything" next door. Makes for light sleep! Nicely set back from main road which is really good so as to avoid noise and smell pollution. Highlight is a stunning pool by the communal area and lovely indigenous gardens. If a first time visitor to Puerto Viejo then I'd highly recommend Blue Conga for it's location and offerings, but if a regular or prefer even more seclusion or off the beaten track then head further down the road towards Montezillo where there are some prime spots!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We arrived here and were shown around the property. The rooms were clean and big with a fan blowing right on your bed to keep you cool at night. Shower was large and clean and plenty of hot water. The pool area was awesome, sunny and tropical! The dining area was very neat, all hand built and also very clean! Breakfast was a huge plate of fruit, coffee and some type of egg dish, tasty and fresh every time!! Overall a great place to stay! and only a 5 minute walk to town and seemed very safe!

The owners recommended we visit the Jaguar Animal Rescue down the road and so glad we did. Very neat experience played with monkeys and saw sloths, deer, snakes, birds. It was only $15 each to get in for about a 2 hour tour. All the money goes right to the rescued animals, all workers are volunteers and the goal is to release all the animals once they are healthy enough. Well worth it and really fun to play with monkeys!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Two friends and I recently traveled to Puerto Viejo for 8 days, all of which we spent at the Hotel Blue Conga (save for the last night in San Jose due to an early AM flight). The location was great; easy walking distance to either downtown or Playa Cocles, and within biking distance of Punta Uva and Manzanillo. The rooms were nice, and the balconies + hammocks were a definite plus, but the real reason to stay at the Blue Conga is the amazing hospitality of Pierre and Marise! From their initial help in securing transportation for us from San Jose to the hotel up until their recommendation of lodging in San Jose for our last night in CR, they helped us out whenever they could. Breakfast was always delicious, Marise was always around for help and great advice on what to do, and Pierre took us on some amazing tours to Cahuita, Punta Uva, and a waterfall in the jungle. He taught us many tricks to spotting the animals (sloths, howlers, white-faced monkeys, spider monkeys, blue crabs, caimans, lizards, vipers, etc.), and we ended up with great pictures, and a great collection of sea beans to boot! I'd highly recommend the Blue Conga to anyone considering spending time in Puerto Viejo.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We wanted to stay there for 3 days but finally we stayed there 5 days and it was really nice.
The place is nice, the rooms are ok and Pierre and Maryse, the hotel managers, are just awesome.
Maryse offers a great breakfast while Pierre showed us all greatest places in Puerto Viejo, cahuita and Bribri.
I can just recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We certainly agree on the basic rooms, they need upgrading and an A/C. However the place is great managed! Marise helps out and supports wherever possible and Piere's tours are famous!
Breakfast is great, especially in the lodge!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The hotel is walking distance to the main drag of Puerto Viejo. But what really makes this hotel great are Marise and Pierre. We arrived late in the evening, but Marise was there to greet us and show us to our room. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in suggesting places to eat, hike, snorkel, etc. Pierre was kind enough to show us around Cahuita and Punta Uva in his free time and was incredibly enthusiastic in pointing out the wildlife we saw. They both were fantastic hosts and we plan to return!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 800m du centre ville direction Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Blue Conga 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Caribbean style boutique hotel situated between Puerto Viejo center and the beach of Cocles. Without claiming to luxury,its comfort is appreciated in this area where it is sometimes difficult to find a quality / fair value.The welcome is personal and organization activities and discoveries upon request.Its philosophy is based on the environment, serenity and openness to the world. Place for sharing and good waves, it is like the a delicious exuberant garden that welcomes it.You will feel in a cocoon of paradise close to hectic activities of Puerto Viejo. ... more   less 
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