Not only was the couple who runs Bungalows Calalu incredibly short, rude and unhospitable, but boy, were the photos on the website deceiving! The rooms and pool looked spacious and the poolside bar enticing... don't be fooled! A wide-angle lens was used to shoot these photos. The "bungalows," located just off the main road in Puerto Viejo in the downtown area, are tiny, and I have never seen a pool so small. The bar pictured on their website is not only inactive, but guests are not allowed to bring beverages to the seating next to the pool area. The site is set back from the road a bit and the landscaping is nice, but the bungalows and the entire campus are miniature! We expected small, but even the two-story bungalow for two couples was ridiculous. The stairway to the second story, a series of slickly coated wooden planks with staggered bumps just big enough for your toes and with no risers, were wildly dangerous, particularly since the AC was dripping water onto the stairs whenever it was running. The owners were angry with us for using too many towels (2 per day) and tried to prevent us from making coffee in our room ("No cooking!"). There are so many options in the area... keep looking!!!
- Also Known As:
- Calalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
- Bungalows Calalu Costa Rica/Limon