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Located just on the edge of the town, La Ruka is a short stroll away onto a beautiful and vibrant jungle side property. It is just far enough way to hear the true sounds of the jungle at night, but close enough for a walk or bike ride to grab a bite to eat and listen to some live music. Walking into the reception you will be welcomed with a warm smile and positive vibes. If you arrive in the morning the person behind the desk will most likely be one of the owners, Dannie or Dave. And if not they, another fellow backpacker will guide you through the property to get your bearings and meet up with other travelers playing pool, sharing a community meal or enjoying good conversation over a little Caribbean green.
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Property amenities
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
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Full view
Contact
correo pto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 231-7304 Costa Rica
Getting there
Changuinola Airport25 mi
Bocas Del Toro Airport40 mi
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All reviews good vibes puerto viejo chilled atmosphere super chill own bathroom rooms are clean great facilities surf beach the staff was super friendly home away from home hot water place to stay bike rental location is great nice beaches laid back pura vida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Comfy beds and good vibes! La Ruka is a very relaxed place to come chill out while you stay at the beach. Kind and helpful staff. Clean kitchen and nice common areas, book exchange and funky used clothing to ruffle through!

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Curiosity19601129110
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This place was magical since the arriving, the lovely dogs and the cat welcomed us to a beautiful reception. The owners are amazing and chill. The beds are comfortable and the room has fans, lockers and restroom with hot water. The smoking zone was my...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Will M
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Staying at La Ruka is like staying with family. They create an open warm and welcoming space for everyone who enters their gate. Location is Great, quiet but with walking distance to town and beach. Comfortable beds and very helpful staff. We planned to stay...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Jennie G
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I was planing on staying in Puerto Viejo only for a couple days but I ended up staying for almost 4 weeks. One reason was definately La Ruka with its relaxed family atmosphere. There is no way you don't feel at home there. The hostel...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Eliane7130
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Location is ideal between salsa brava and playa cocles... Mornings here are magic with dart frogs, hummingbirds and blue morpha butterflies probably visable, sloths occasionally on property. Right by the beach and jungle trail, with store nearby, kitchen and grill area make this the place...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Roche R
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"Wifi is weak in the rooms and very good in the common area"
bob112112
Mar 12, 2018
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"bring a mini fan-the rooms are stuffy/hot, no wifi in the room-only in the lobby"
arachel88
Apr 24, 2017
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"My favorite bed is 7B (bottom bunk in wifi range)"
IHeartSD
Jan 5, 2017
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"Room 2 is huge and airy but has a bit of road noise"
SpokeyDokeys
May 5, 2016
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de Talamanca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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