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“Jicaral's Finest” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cabinas La Central

Cabinas La Central
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Jicaral de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica   |  
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“Jicaral's Finest”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2007

I am not sure why you would need to go to Jicaral, but you will probably need to stay in the Cabinas La Central. (The beaches are on the far side of the Nicoya Peninsula, and the roads are pretty rough, so stay closer to your beach, if beach is what you have in mind.)

If you do need to stay in Jicaral, you will find this hotel passable as a place to secure lodging, basic services, and good food. The small concrete rooms generally have two - three twin beds, a small bath with shower (cold only - but you won't want hot), an air conditioner (may or may not work), and a TV. Services are simple, but you will find a kind, willing staff to provide clean (if worn) linens and room cleaning each day. The payphone is out front on the street. There is no communication or business service. We did find a small internet shop with VOIP a few blocks away.

The bar/restaurant is the best part of this establishment. We were served an excellent breakfast each day - fruit, eggs, beans, rice, pancakes, cafe', juices, and more. Fine, typical lunches and dinners are also available. Plenty of drinks are available, and the service is good. If you stay a week like we did, and get tired of eating the same place, you can walk a block to Soda Don Chico's - for the same dishes.

This is not the Hilton, but you didn't make plans to go to Jicaral for your honeymoon. When you finish buying your real estate or closing your fertilizer contract, you can go home with a smile knowing you only paid about $15 per night for your room.

  • Liked — It was a place to stay, and the meals were great.
  • Disliked — It is a tough little world out there.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jicaral de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
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Ranked #8 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Puntarenas

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