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The Toucan Stay Inn

in front of the Punta Uva pulperia, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70304 Costa Rica
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Punta Uva
The "A Place To Flee, In A Garden By The Sea" All Accommodations have: Air Conditioning Ceiling Fans Screened Windows (NO MOSQUITO NETTING NEEDED!!!) Quality Beds and Linens Private Entrances Private Bathrooms Tables/ Chairs (Seating Area) Refrigerators Coffee Makers Private, Gated, 1/2 acre+ just 200 meters from the Beach!!! Come...Relax & Enjoy!!! (Free use of Boogie Boards, Snorkel Gear, Beach Towels, Hammocks)
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Adults only
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shauna N wrote a review Apr 2019
Sacaramento2 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I spent 8 glorious days in Punta Uva at the Toucan Stay inn. We had been to the Puerto Viejo area before and loved the non touristy feel of Punta Uva and the jungle meets ocean surroundings.It’s so close to the restaurants and shopping yet has a completely different vibe. We saw families of howler monkeys and passed a resident sloth every day on our 3 minute walk to the most gorgeous beach in the area. The accommodations are so comfy and the bed is awesome! New kitchen appliances and air conditioning, which is a rare luxury in that part of the world. The bus runs right by there and a market across the highway supplied us with anything we needed . We have already booked another trip , but this time for almost 4 weeks!!!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Robert M wrote a review Mar 2019
Weaverville, North Carolina15 contributions9 helpful votes
My wife and I reserved and paid in advance for four nights in the Junior Suite “Jose” at Toucan Stay Inn. Given the positive reviews on various websites—such as Booking.com and TripAdvisor—we figured it would be a great place to end our three weeks in Costa Rica. Much to our disappointment, when we arrived, we found it to be dirty and in disrepair. For instance, the room smelled bad, the banister up the steep stairs was loose, the windows in the bathroom were broken, the light switches were dirty, the bedspread was dirty, etc., etc. We both agreed on the spot that we did not want to even spend one night there—that bad! Luckily we found lodging nearby that is clean, well-maintained, and even a little less expensive than what we paid for the Toucan Inn. When we spoke to the person temporarily managing the Toucan Inn, Cansio , he said that the Toucan Stay Inn was being sold, but that he would email the current owner. We haven’t heard a thing back, not even an apology. We can ill-afford to pay twice for our lodging while in the Puerto Viejo area, but we refuse to let our experience at the Toucan Stay Inn ruin our vacation in Costa Rica. By the way, we have stayed at five other B & B’s on this trip to Costa Rica, and every other one was clean and exceeded our expectations. Finally, you need to know that this is not a Bed & Breakfast, as advertised: there is no breakfast served. Snarky signs in the room say, “Bed and Breakfast – Make your own” and “This isn’t the Ritz, get over it.” They’re right -- this isn’t even the Motel 6! We got ripped off—let it be a warning to you, and avoid this place. I dislike having to write a review like this, but perhaps it will save somebody else a similar experience at Toucan Inn.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: My wife and I only saw one room--Jose.
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Mark O wrote a review Feb 2019
32 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for a week in the upstairs apartment called “Jose”. The sign that greeted us on arrival said it all “bed n breakfast-you do the bed, you get the breakfasts”. In case you missed that one, there was another “not the ritz-get used to it”. This would normally be fine had we not left another lodge in the same price range where we were quite pampered so the lack of service was evident. We had to ask for a broom so we could control the sand we tracked in and our garbage we carried outside to the street. On the positive side, the Playa UVA beach is a short walk and there is a pleasant beach restaurant, the Eden Beach. Also, we saw monkeys and toucans on the grounds.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Charlie De Ledesma wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
Of the three or so Toucan units, Hose B is on the main building's first floor. it is compact apartment streaming with natural light, fitted with a comfortable king-size bed, spacious bathroom, basic utensils and great fridge. Below is a well-equipped kitchen which guests can use for food preparation and cooking. (Manager Canzio is a chef who runs the nearby excellent Restaurant Bamboocha which is well worth going to, and partner Barbara will help with whatever's needed.) Leading out from the kitchen is a spacious, beautiful garden where racoons and other animals can be spotted, as well as the abundant bird life. There is a covered decking space there with hammocks where you can read, rest, down a beer and take in the atmosphere. A slight drawback is the proximity of the Limon to Manzanillo road - however traffic is slight after 8pm as Ticos tend to go to bed early, and tourists/travellers are few and far between on this pretty, largely low-key part of CR's Caribbean coastline. A practical advantage of the Inn's position, however, is being beside the bus stop taking you down to the sleepy village of Manzanillo one way and towards the bright lights of Puerto Viejo, and eco-friendly Cahuita, the other.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are good-value as set in pretty garden and close to beach
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Response from PuntaUvaJon, Owner at The Toucan Stay Inn
Responded Oct 26, 2018
Thank you, Charlie, for your lovely review. It was a pleasure communicating with you prior to your visit and after. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I don't want folks to be misled, but Hose B is on the second floor. lol Yes! we try to offer several spots on our property for people to relax and enjoy. Of course, being 200 meters from the beach helps. Thanks again for your visit. Canzio and Barbara enjoyed hosting your and your lovely wife, Karen.
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Tourist705022 wrote a review Aug 2018
Long Beach, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
The property is located in an ideal location, just a short 20 minute bike ride from the main town. It consists of a duplex, plus the "owner's home" all on a very large lot surrounded by lots of trees and bushes. The quiet main road borders one end of the property with a small grocery store across the street. The beach, a dive shop, and a wonderful outdoor restaurant named Eden are located down a dirt road which borders the other side of the property. My wife and I spend two wonderful nights in the "owner's home". It was very private and quiet. Early one morning we made the three minute walk down to the beach where we saw a troop of at least 30 howler monkeys attempting to make a long jump across a river from one tree to another. The property manager, Canzio and his wife Barbara, own and operate a fantastic seafood and pasta outdoor restaurant just a 3 minute walk from the Toucan Stay Inn. We ate dinner there twice, and I would highly recommend it. We also ate two breakfasts and a lunch at the Eden Restaurant on the beach, and it has good food at reasonable prices. We booked our stay via email with Jon, the owner of Toucan Stay Inn, via Paypal. Jon is a great guy, and very honest. We spent two weeks traveling around Costa Rica, and the Toucan Stay Inn was the highlight of our trip.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de TalamancaPunta Uva
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Toucan Stay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Toucan Stay Inn?
Nearby attractions include Nature Observatorio (2.4 miles), Chocorart (1.0 miles), and Ara Manzanillo (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Toucan Stay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Toucan Stay Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Toucan Stay Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Toucan Stay Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Toucan Stay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rico, Soulsurfer, and El Refugio Grill.
Is The Toucan Stay Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Punta Uva.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Toucan Stay Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.