If you want a bit more privacy and a low-key atmosphere I highly recommend the Hidden Jungle Beach House in Playa Negra, just before you get to Puerto Viejo, a Caribbean-style house with four second-floor bedrooms which are rented per night or monthly, by Lisa, the owner, an expat from the U.S.A.
There's a communal kitchen downstairs, from which the inside hot shower and a toilet are accessed, and a powder room upstairs, with a toilet and small sink. Lisa provides places to hang your clothes, both the clean, dry ones and the wet ones, and the rooms have mosquito nets, fans and reading lights.
The place is protected by two nice, big friendly dogs, and one small cat.
There are sitting areas outside, on an upstairs landing and on the first floor. Bicycles are available for rental and Lisa is a veritable goldmine of information on the area and is happy to share her knowledge.
Staying at Hidden Jungle Beach House is like having a visit with a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden Jungle Beach House is a sweet little guest house, close to the beach but hidden away in the jungle. Its for people who love nature and its tranquility. There are only four bedrooms, so we are never crowded, with two shared bathrooms and a spacious shared kitchen. Everything is bright, fresh and clean. We are located in the jungle and right near the beach and town, too. We are close enough to all the activities and action of Puerto Viejo, yet we enjoy the jungle's tranquility and peace. Hidden Jungle Beach House attracts the most interesting of people from all over the world. We have hosted guests from the US and Canada, England, France, Holland, Argentina, Venezuela, Iran, India and of course Costa Rica. And as I also offer a guide service and have lived in the area for over four years, I can advise you on activities, to make the best of your stay in Costa Rica's Caribbean. Our quiet little hide-away is full of pleasant surprises. Come join us and see! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hidden Jungle Beach House Costa Rica/Limon