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Reviewed October 29, 2016

If you want to get away from it all and still have comfort, this is the place! Set right on the beach, the bungalows are under African tents that give it a special feeling. The tents have ceramic tiles and the bathroom are specious and comfortable. There is not much at all to do around the area but sit back,...

Thank brendad288
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place is co-owned by a couple in Austria who still handle bookings through their website and a newer couple who live there and run the place, Loki and Mauren. They were out of town for most of our stay, and it was managed by a man named Alex. He was very helpful and took us on walks to see...

2Thank jenzay
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved this place. The couple who LIVE there and RUN the place (Loki and Mauren) are very chill and helpful. Unfortunately, they did not see much of our booking monies, as we booked through the old name, Bahari Beach Resort - these people own part of it, but now live abroad. Loki's family owns the land and do all the...

2Thank zoebrick
andrealudwig10, Inhaber at Bahari Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Zoenrick! We reed your comments and we only have few points to your and for everybody information’s (which already also have in our website): we are Andrea and Ludwig Zirkelbach the owner from Bahari Beach Bungalows together with Constant Boshof. Lautjie (Loki) is his sun and runs together with Mauren since 2 years our business, there are the Manager...

Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed October 11, 2013

It was the most beautiful place in Costa Rica for us. The waves had been good and it just feels so good jumping in the pool after. The tents are incredible but most important are the hosts loki and Mauren - wonderful people!!!

Portland, Maine, USA
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I agree with Jamey C's review...Bahari (now known as Rafiki Beach Camp, & related to the Rafiki Safari Lodge) was a wonderful place to stay! Loki & his wife Mauren have recently taken over management of this property, and they were both very helpful & friendly hosts. They are also involved in some great conservation work, including reintroducing the tapir,...

Thank Honeymooner C
Winter Park, Colorado
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Don't let this one review sway you about this property, which is now known as Rafiki Beach Camp: see the excellent reviews of Rafiki Beach Camp or Rafiki Safari Lodge for yourself. Loki and Mauren are the best hosts we had on our trip last year. I would go back to both Rafiki properties in a second!

5Thank Jamey C
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Reservations The reservation process while seemingly common for Costa Rica was especially painful at Bahari Beach Bungalows. I arranged the dates with Johan rather simply via email. The next step was to fax payment information. This is where the difficulty began. The wrong fax number was provided on the reservation form sent to me. After repeated tries to fax the...

4Thank blueteal
Winter Park, Colorado
Reviewed August 3, 2012

My wife and I stayed here only one night after kayaking in the ocean, but we had a great stay. Johann and Alex were the only employees there and both are excellent and very accommodating hosts. Johann also cooked us a great dinner and breakfast, and both were tasty and not overpriced. And the beach! It's tranquil because you can...

2Thank Jamey C
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Matapalo beach was the best I have ever been to, beyond beautiful, very clean with no one around, Loki and Johon were wonderful. After you stay here then stay at rafiki which is the same theme but in the mountains.

Thank Leonechiro
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We spent five days at the Bahari Beach in late November 2011. The big Safari tents with brick-built bathrooms that Ludwig and Andrea offer are very comfortable and clean. The location is the perfect place to relax – only four tents in a beautiful garden, a private pool, and numerous kilometers of Paradise like empty Pacific beach. The drawback is...

1Thank Minokade
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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Bahari Beach Bungalows

Address: Matapalo de Aquirre, Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Matapalo
Price Range: $45 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Bahari Beach Bungalows Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
Bahari Beach Hotel
Hotel Bahari Beach
Bahari Beach Bungalows Costa Rica/Playa Matapalo
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“The 2 bungalows at the front with a beach view have their own hammocks in front.”
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 of 5 bubbles jenzay, Dec 28, 2014 | Read review
“Remember to book through Rafiki Beach Bungalows not Bahari!”
 of 5 bubbles zoebrick, Aug 1, 2014 | Read review
“2 of the tents are beachfront. The other 2 tents are set back, but I think still have views of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles honeymoonerc, Aug 21, 2013 | Read review
“There are four tents available, all equally as good as the next!”
 of 5 bubbles SweetPeaMiami, Jun 13, 2012 | Read review
“two tents are beach side; others are set back a little.”
 of 5 bubbles pncboy85, Nov 16, 2011 | Read review
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