Diquis Del Sur

Diquis Del Sur

1 Km Al Norte, Calle Papagayo, Ojochal 60501 Costa Rica
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4.5
#4 of 8 lodges in Ojochal
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.4
The Diquis del sur offers 10 units in 5 villas (some with kitchenette and A/C). The Diquis del sur are spread on a little more than 12 acres (5 hectares), so each can enjoy his own privacy in a very secure environment. It has a swimming pool, a game area and a large rancho allowing people to relax, read, socialize, and enjoy a variety of beverages. Also available in the rancho is WI- FI. The hotel is located in the south pacific coast, just 5 minutes from the most beautiful and pristine beaches around. Waterfalls, mangroves and several tours and natural activities are waiting for you!!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Snorkeling
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Water park
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Car hire
Banquet room
Open-air bath
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish

Location

1 Km Al Norte, Calle Papagayo, Ojochal 60501 Costa Rica
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 48 out of 100
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Palmur Sur Airport
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MartinCATO wrote a review Mar 2016
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn't stay in one of the regular units of Diquis but in the Toucan house, located just outside the main property (a short walk). First let me clear up two points of confusion that our party had about it, based on the website. Staying at the Toucan does not entitle you to free breakfast; the Toucan has a kitchen of its own, though, and you can easily fix your own breakfast and eat on the large covered patio. We fixed many dinners as well. The other misconception we had was that the Toucan has three bathrooms. Here is what it actually has: one full bathroom located between the two main bedrooms and accessible from both sides, a second, semi-private full bathroom located in the un-air-conditioned casita, and a toilet located in the laundry closet, which is OK for kids and emergencies. There's also an open cold-water shower next to the pool.

There was a heat wave while we were there. The air conditioning is in the two main bedrooms only, so if it's a hot day, all the bathrooms and the kitchen can be swelteringly hot; however, you can always take a dip in the pool or cool off in the two main bedrooms.

The big pluses of the Toucan are the covered patio and the private swimming pool, both of which are surrounded by mature garden that is not far from wild area and has a lovely view of the mountains. Swimming/sitting there, you see mostly beautiful vegetation and many birds, including three species of hummingbirds, toucans and if you're lucky, scarlet macaws and parrots flying overhead. More birds, and howler monkeys too, can be found by exploring the grounds. A few unwelcome bugs invaded our space -- one scary-looking locust, for instance -- but there were almost no mosquitoes, and the little geckoes on the bedroom ceiling seemed to be taking care of the bugs inside (we saw almost none).

The Toucan is also a good base for enjoying the surrounding area if you have a car. Without a car I think you'd be pretty stuck at this location, as the town of Ojochal is extremely spread out and the Diquis restaurant is pleasant to sit it but quite expensive for what you get. Diquis can arrange a rental from Solid Rent a Car and have it delivered to the property, if you like. Unfortunately we had various problems with Solid, to the point where we cancelled our rental with them on the subsequent part of our trip. I would suggest renting from a different company at the SJO airport and driving, so long as you can do the entire drive in daylight. I do believe it's dangerous after dark. (Another warning: Be very careful swimming at local beaches; people do drown there. Swim at green-flagged beaches only and don't go out past the point you can easily stand.)

The beds didn't look like much when we arrived but proved to be quite comfortable. The kitchen was not well-equipped but does have enough things in it to cook with, including a gas stove, a coffee maker, a microwave, a blender and a toaster. The swimming pool was maintained daily. The housecleaning was irregular and spotty. I'd bring flip-flops for walking on the patio and inside too because the floors aren't what you'd call spotless. The washing machine works fine, and they provide detergent. There's a clothesline at the back, beside the calabash trees.

In short the Toucan is not luxurious, but the pool and the patio, in combination with the lush landscaping, make it a very good place to hang out (maybe with a pair of binoculars), provided you're not one of those who needs a place to be spotlessly clean or bug-free. It is clean enough for most, and the bugs were surprisingly few. If you have a rental car, you'll find most of what you need in Uvita, a 15-minute drive away. It's a tiny bit of an adventure staying there, but generally easy and comfortable. A good choice for families and workable for two couples or possibly even three.
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Date of stay: February 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Todd H wrote a review Sep 2019
Pejibaye, Costa Rica
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to stay the night in Ojochal recently, and picked Diquis Del Sur because we had visited it 5 years back and remembered how impressive it was. It was nicer than we remembered, and the plants and trees are stunning. Many fruit trees were in production. You could spend hours walking around the property if you are interested in plants or birds. The cabin was simple yet very clean and comfortable, and air conditioning wasn't needed. The patio of the cabin was a nice spot to sit and relax. The Tico style breakfast was delicious, as was the coffee. It was some of the best gallo pinto that we've had. If you are looking for a reasonably placed location with private cabins, beautiful grounds and a delicious breakfast, Diquis Del Sur may be perfect.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from DiquisDelSur, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Diquis Del Sur
Responded Sep 10, 2019
Thank you so much dear Todd, was great to have you and your nice family with us!! We Hope to see you back!
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Deborah P wrote a review Dec 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the staff, the host . the grounds, the breakfast( sooo good)..the parrot...the kitten with no name Our room was VERY basic....very warm no it was HOT...clean...fans didn't help much. It has a convenient location...and we consider the staff, host..breakfast and the property well worth the stay.
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Date of stay: December 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Upgrade your room. We didnt know we could.
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Randah L wrote a review Mar 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has seen better days. We stayed here 14 years ago, when Pierre and Renné took care of it and really loved it. The place has been poorly maintained. The owner didn't even bother to approach us, introduce himself or welcome us. He just walked passed us as if we didn't exist. The fridge and coffee maker were broken. The pool was filthy. The website said there was a restaurant. There is not. Tge internet didn't work in our room. We had a difficult time finding staff to give us little things like toilet paper and light bulbs. During our 5 days there, we noticed other cabins didn't have running water or a working fridge. The sweet resident dog is left in the office unattended overnight. To top it all off, we were double charged and could not get a reply from them to get our money back. We are now working with VISA to get this problem fixed. Do not come here!
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Date of stay: February 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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gregg n wrote a review Dec 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
rm #6 . kitchen had no soap for dishes ( we were in the rm with a kitchen, but it was a terrible kitchen , could not see at nite due to low wattage bulb in the only light in the ceiling fan) refrig was dirty , no dish towels , dead bugs and dirt in cabinets , 2 burner cook top was loose and not secured to cabinet top and Greasy , no toiletries , just TP, in bath room and thats it.
no breakfast, no one there 24 hours. pool was dirty ,
booked for a week , and checked out after 4 nites and moved to a better place.
not sure where the 4.5 rating came from ( note alot of reviews were from several years ago)
you will not be satisfied , trust me it is not as good as the reviews show.
only decent thing we got was internet. PERIOD
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Date of stay: September 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: choose none. our room had nothing that was acceptable
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cheapncheerful wrote a review Dec 2013
Toronto, Canada
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sorry for the delayed review -- we stayed here 10 months ago. To start with the pros: The hosts are indeed friendly and accommodating, and the cottages are situated very well for the breeze, which means they cool off and air out without AC. However, the cottages are tired and the pool was a bit grungy. The layout/decor of the place as a whole felt a bit like Florida, with different birds. Included breakfast was tasty and we had dinner in the restaurant one night -- fine but expensive. We probably would have liked this place more had it been cheaper! But we stayed lots of places in CR and this was average.
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Date of stay: February 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Eef Barendrecht wrote a review Jul 2019
Almelo, The Netherlands
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were unhappy with our villa. We thought we booked with kitchenette. Might be our mistake. But compared to other villas in this area, this place needs an update. One matras was totally worn out, no back support. Some electricity switches not ok. The house just felt unclean.
A refrigerator outside, but totally worn-out. Reception was friendly as well as the parrot.
We managed to make a deal and cancel the second night.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from DiquisDelSur, Gerente at Diquis Del Sur
Responded Jul 27, 2019
Is sad to see people expressing such as negative as you are when is not true. When the mistake was make by you, you booked a room without kitchen and that´s all the problem you had, then you did not want to continue and stay another night, is not fair what you do. We as hotel cancell your second night for free, even when we lost that night but you not happy look for us here to give us a wrong and negative review. The electric problem was just a burn bulb that is all. About the matress is not true we change all mattresses 5 months ago and never had a bad review about that. As humans we have to learn to be gratefull, and do not cause problems or talk wrong about someone or something when was Our mistake for book the wrong room. You left the hotel and did not pay your drinks from the night before, why you did not mentioned that on here?? We are so glad we allowed you to leave, we are a happy hotel and we do not like to keep persons with that poison behavior in our property. Be happy, good luck!
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France B wrote a review Jul 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 4 nights as a family. The rooms were spacious and well kept. The american-style breakfast was varied and delicious, with fresh fruit each morning. The grounds are lovely - with a nice garden, pool, small play area for kids. We liked being close to all the fun surf towns while being able to retreat to a quiet place for the evenings. A great place to visit the bellena national park. The staff were discreet and welcoming. We took advantage of the kitchens in the rooms to cook our own dinners after long days visiting and with kids too tired for restaurants. This is a great options - though the equipment in the kitchen is limited and rudimentary - but we were still able to make dinners and there was a good side fridge and freezer. Would certainly stay there again!
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Date of stay: July 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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carolcR4463QK wrote a review Jun 2016
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall, we had a very good 4-day stay at Diquis Del Sur. It is nicely situated in the hills of the Ojochal area, just a few minutes (bumpy) drive from some excellent restaurants, a small supermarket, and several gorgeous beaches. The hotel grounds are lush and fragrant, and there is a very nice pool. Javier, the manager, was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfasts (and bottomless coffee!) were tasty, served in the hotel's pleasant and airy dining/lounging area (the "ranch"). Each day we were greeted by Wendy, the friendly and wiggly hotel pooch! Our room was simple but clean, with a little outdoor patio perfect for taking in the beauty of the surrounding area.

A couple of recommendations for dining, as we had some wonderful meals at two restaurants in the surrounding area (the hotel's restaurant wasn't offering dinner during off season).

1) TERRABA. It's on the main coastal road a few minutes from the Ojochal turnoff. This friendly, family-owned local restaurant served us excellent food that rivaled anything I've eaten in a major city, including filet mignon! Their prices were very reasonable too.

2) EXOTICA This restaurant is a quick drive around the corner from Diquis. The food is international and very imaginative, and the terrace setting is like a twinkly slice of Paris. The French owners, Lucy and her husband, were extremely welcoming and warm and fit us in despite us not having a reservation.
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Date of stay: May 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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mabellilla wrote a review Mar 2014
Miami, Florida
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I will start with what I liked, I stayed at Diquis with a friend during the off season, It is a very pretty hotel with little cabanas that have a kitchen, small bathroom and bed, late 80s FLORIDA decorations. I loved the outdoors, lots of flowers, plants and the pool was nice. The dinning room is also very cute, open and with a great top view of ojochal. The owners are pleasant people. They are the full time staff..

What I did not like was first I had to get my bed changed 3 times because it was absolutely hard as a rock. The last bed that I got was a cot, which was ridiculous. The breakfast was included it was OK, with that said it could have been better. I will give you an example, the fruit juice was about 4 oz (same juice everyday), a cup of fruit not peeled just half a banana and a mango cut in half, and a slice of sandwich bread with a slice of tomato and an egg on top. thats what I mean by OK.
They offer dinner "not recommended" very expensive and OK... go out and eat somewhere else it would be better.

This hotel has the potential of being amazing... the location is nice, the landscape is beautiful and the service is ok.
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Date of stay: October 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Pierreb144, Propriétaire at Diquis Del Sur
Responded Mar 14, 2014
There is error on the date since Diquis was closed in October ... Regarding your remarks on the food, we inform you that we have taken back the restaurant. Was in concession since November 2013 and the people who had it left at the end of February. Was not a good experience for the Diquis.
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Answer from José David A
San Jose, Costa Rica19 contributions4 helpful votes
La playa está a 15 min en carro. Idealmente la mejor época por visitar Costa Rica es de noviembre a marzo ya que es la estación seca. El aeropuerto internacional Juan Santa María está a 5 horas en carro. Best Regards.
Sarah M wrote a tip Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom50 contributions26 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"- bring a car! - 4WD useful - kitchen equipment limited - no restaurant at time of visit"
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gregg n wrote a tip Dec 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose none. our room had nothing that was acceptable"
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Luis_BI wrote a tip Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ojochal area offers better options"
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Deborah P wrote a tip Dec 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada71 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upgrade your room. We didnt know we could."
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Dave S wrote a tip Mar 2018
Monda, Spain215 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 8 is good."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diquis Del Sur
Which popular attractions are close to Diquis Del Sur?
Nearby attractions include Stam Café (0.6 miles), Playa Tortuga (0.2 miles), and Waterfall Of Ojochal (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Diquis Del Sur?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Diquis Del Sur?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Diquis Del Sur?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Diquis Del Sur?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Diquis Del Sur?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bamboo Room Restaurant, Restaurant Exotica, and Citrus.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Diquis Del Sur?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Diquis Del Sur located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ojochal.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Diquis Del Sur?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
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