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Bungalows Ache

150 m al este de Restaurante Sol y Mar | Playa Blanca, (P.O. Box 740), Cahuita 7300, Costa Rica
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

My husband and I stayed a couple of nights with Doris at Bungalows Ache and we totally enjoyed the experience of being in the middle of the jungle. We traveled for 10 days in Costa Rica and this spot was by far the place where we saw and heard more monkeys! OMG! Even more than in the National Parks!! The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I had a pleasant 4 night stay here in September. Doris is a pleasant and responsive host. I saw tons of wildlife from the bungalow deck, including capuchin and howler monkeys, agouti, a raccoon and iguanas. The bungalows themselves are pretty basic. No screens on the windows, and mosquito nets with some gaps. The bed was not particularly comfortable, and... More 

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Sara F, Public Relations Manager at Bungalows Ache, responded to this review

Thanks for providing such detailed feedback. We are very grateful to be in such a magical location full of wildlife and we're thrilled that you feel teh same way. You did stay while it was exceptionally hot so we're sorry if you were not as comfortable as you should have been. The decision not to screen the windows was based... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our favorite place we stayed in Costa Rica. There are three bungalows- we recommend the farthest one on the end with the two beds. We stayed here over Christmas and loved it. It rained a lot, and we didn't even care! We would sit out on the porch a lot and watch for animals right outside our door. We saw... More 

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Mysiadlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We chose Bongalow Ache base on photos from internet (thanks TripAdvisor). Alway is possible to make mistake in such case but this time it was no mistake. Bungalow Ache are located in perfect place practically on border with National Park. Very good place, comfortable with all things which you need for stay. For sure I recommend this place.

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Sara F, Public Relations Manager at Bungalows Ache, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us and we are very happy to read your kind words. We really are lucky to be located as close as we are to the National Park and it is always so nice when our guests enjoy the wildlife as much as we do. Hope to see... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately, Bungalow Aché hasn't been the paradise that we have imagined. The room was pretty dirty, dusty and full of mosquitos,other little insects ,and geckos. Of course, we were in the middle of the forest, but we haven't found others accommodations as dirty as Bungalow Ache' in our vacation! Besides the place, the owner hasn't been really friendly with us.... More 

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Sara F, Guest Relations Manager at Bungalows Ache, responded to this review

I am disappointed to read that our cabins did not meet up to your expectations. I too would expect to have a clean room. Our wooden rooms are rustic and the nature of the material means that the walls cannot be painted white so may not appear as bright as a concrete and tiled building, even when they have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Me and my boyfriend and my parents stayed at the bungalows for 5 days and it was a wonderful experience! The owners are friendly and informative, it's next to Cahuita National Park and an amazing white sand beach. The village has a nice relaxed vibe. We saw baby Capuchin monkeys playing in front of our bungalow, not to mention the... More 

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Sara F, Guest Relations Manager at Bungalows Ache, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ache. More 

Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place is close to the national park! We were relaxing on the hamac while watching monkeys, birds and unknown animals visiting the garden! The banglows are very well designed which allow us to keep our intimacy. There is free coffee in the room for breakfast. Be careful about the hot water for shower: if there is no hot water,... More 

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Sara F, Guest Relations Manager at Bungalows Ache, responded to this review

Merci! So happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and I will make sure that the hot water is switched on (we switch it off to clean). Your observations are appreciated. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Beautiful setting. From our bungalow we saw more nature than you'd see in a zoo. Howler monkeys, other kinds of monkeys, and amazing birds. Rustic but clean cabins. Low-key but kind and helpful staff. There are insects and lizards in the room, but they stay on the ceiling.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Our stay was quite unenjoyable, and unless Doris makes some easy, but much needed changes I would not recommend her bungalows to anyone. Lonely Planet's 10th edition (2012) has the bungalows rated as their top choice, and describes them as 'spotless', which they are far, far from. I believe Doris is resting on her laurels. We were in the middle... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

luckily we could stay 5 nights in bungalows ache without booking in advance (usualy its completly sold out), this stay was a huge highlight on our travel in costa rica! very nice wooden cabins with a hammock, perfect to observe all the playing monkeys right in front of you! its very close to the national parc in cahuita, a quite... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cahuita and its National Park are an irresistible attraction to nature lovers. Cahuita maintains its Afro-Caribbean style; its characteristic houses, reggae music and calypso in the air. We are situated on the edge of the Cahuita National Park. It is an ideal place for those who wish to relax and appreciate the local flora and fauna, listen to birdsong and watch the monkeys high in the huge trees. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bungalows Ache

Address: 150 m al este de Restaurante Sol y Mar | Playa Blanca, (P.O. Box 740), Cahuita 7300, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range: $46 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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