If you've been to Puerto Viejo then you know its a party town and accommodations are mostly basic, run down hostels without A/C. Its very humid in Puerto Viejo so paying a little more for A/C is well worth it.
This hotel is less like a hotel and more like luxury cabins on the beach. The rooms are all wood cabins, with wooden shutters for windows. The rooms are spartan in that there is no tv with hbo, if you came to Puerto Viejo to watch cable you should reconsider why you are traveling. They have very comfortable beds, in room safe, bathroom with hot water, and front balcony facing the beach through the jungle. They include unlimited coffee, juice, and breakfast which is a basic typical breakfast that would cost you about $6.00 per person anywhere else not including the price of coffee. So take that into account when viewing their rates.
Also most importantly while drinking coffee and waiting for your breakfast to be made fresh you will have to endure the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach, and the sounds of the Toucans frolicking above you in the coconut tree. You may also hear a coconut fall from the tree and hit the roof of the hotel. For us this was a perfect location for breakfast.
Aside from the absolutely gorgeous beach that lies just in front of this property, the toucans, the beautiful landscaping, the a/c, the free breakfast & coffee, and reasonable rates, this property is just south of the party area so it is quiet enough to enjoy and close enough to the party area to walk back to the room when your done partying. Oh and if walking isn't your style, then they rent bikes for $6.00 per day, which is what we did. This convenience costs a whopping $1.00 more than renting a bike in downtown from a place that wants you to leave your license and credit card with them while you have their bike.
Would we stay here again? Yes
Was the staff helpful and friendly? Amazingly so, even helped us make copies of our passports for our trip to Panama.
Was the breakfast good? Yes, not the best in the world but very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camarona Caribbean Lodge is a rustic hotel isolated from the urban stress. All rooms are beachfront, located in front of Cocles Beach which was awarded with the Blue Flag. The Hotel is located just south of Puerto Viejo (Old Port) and 20 minutes from Punta Uva, Manzanillo and the Gandoca Wildlife Refuge.Camarona Caribbean offers comfortable rooms to enjoy a wonderful time.Book your oceanfront room in the southern Caribbean paradise, where relaxation, natural beauty and caribbean culture is enjoyed.From Camarona Caribbean Lodge to the magical city of Puerto Viejo takes just 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes walking. The light that is reflected in the Caribbean Sea gives a sense of grandeur, through 2 miles of unspoiled Cocles Beach, allowing you to admire one of the most iconic beaches of history. Cocles beach is a meeting place for surfers, attracted by its waves and scenic beauty. Thousands of tourists come by foot or bycicle in order to enjoy this beautiful beach.You will not resist the temptation to eat in our restaurant Lapalapa, where you can enjoy delicious international dishes and our chef's recommendation of a range of at least ten Caribbean dishes and the house salad Lapalapa, plus a diverse range of cocktails and desserts.If you want to enjoy the tranquility your personal satisfaction and a little break from the daily routine, Camarona Caribbean lodge is your best option. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Camarona Caribbean Lodge Costa Rica/Limon