The hose was realy nice - two brothers from Iceland and it was all most too big!
The shower dose not work like home, the toilet dose not work like home, the beds are not as comfy as at home, the insects do not look like home! Oh wait - I am not AT home!
Great way to spend a holiday, we cooked, bicycled around, took walks to the beach and went to organized trips also - had a great mix of experience from doing it our selves to buying a trip with a pick up and drop back service.
What to do -
I would recommend the ATEC tours, where you go with the locals - we went fishing from punta uva, took a trip with Junior to Bribri and a Canoe tour (all half day plus) and we loved it. We bought it in town - they have a small shop in the center of Puerto Viejo, that serves both as an internet place and selling tours.
We also took some package from another company in town, the trip was called an adventure package I think, it had f.e. atv, zip line, and going down a small waterfall that was cool also - the zip line were like 10 lines but if you just go for the zip line tour you get 21 but for me 10 was enough!
Where to eat -
We liked El Duende, it was open late, it is literally a 3 minute walk. Pretty good store although we did make 2-3 big shopping rounds to Puerto Viejo (old harbor market?!?) which is still just a little cheaper, then in Viejo they have a butcher - we can recommend you to take a look if you really like to cook home.
But if not - go to Jungle Love or Malbec or Pura Gula - all really nice, in that order, but stay away from La Biela that is a hole, buy beer play pool but not food. Also nice was the panther hotel place next door - went there and the service was awesome.
All in all - a great place - it rained a lot but that was just nice, we saw monkeys in the trees, woke up with monkeys in the night but only like twice, saw sloths and bird just next to our faces. The beds were uncomfortable for two nights and than my privilege body got used to them. The interaction with the owners and caretakers could not have been nicer.
Would like to go back!
- Also Known As:
- Casas La Selvatica Costa Rica/Limon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rustic elegance in enchanted tropical setting: comfortable two bedroom house and one bedroom bungalow in the rain forest, but only minutes walking distance to services and picture perfect beach. Fully equipped kitchen, large outdoor dining area, on-site laundry services, bicycles. Onsite management. Great potential for countless low ecological impact outdoors activities. ... more less