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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

No one was there as advised online.. No bartender all day and the grounds smelled of sewage!! There breakfast was just fruit as they said they ran out of the other food!! The road up the mountain is extremely dangerous.. Trust me!! I am a regular off roader at home, as I have a lifted 4W jeep.. Even with a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a room booked with gumbo limbo while in Santa Teresa. We arrived at the hotel and no one was to be found. We had to call the hotel, and only then did we finally talk to someone. He thought we weren't coming until the next day although our reservation was clearly for that day. The pool was dirty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

When my wife and I were picking places to go on our honeymoon we blindly landed on picking the lower west coast of Costa Rica's pan-handle, mostly geared towards finding a beach town. After some research on where to stay, we came across Gumbo Limbo. Although our ride to this location requires a 4x4 vehicle, the arrival couldn't have been... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

After 10 days in Costa Rica and 5 different rooms, I can very gladly tell you that Juan and Gumbo Limbo were BY FAR our best lodging decision of the trip. We stayed in one of the two single rooms, so this review is specifically about the rooms and not the villa. However, I poked my head into one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

What a wonderful holiday , mainly because of Juan. He is one of the managers there - He couldn't make us more welcome! His team were so helpful and friendly - The accommodation is set on the hill top close to the beach with the most amazing views and peaceful. You feel like your in paradise. Great Breaky , and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Gumbo Limbo was awesome! Our trip would no be the same if we stayed somewhere else. We were supposed to stayed 2 nights and end up there for four nights. The hotel has an incredible view, a niiiiiice pool, breakfast was delicious, the rooms were clean and quite. The bed mattress is very comfortable, that was an extra plus for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

There is no better place to stay in Santa Teresa. While the driveway is a bit intimidating, the view is WELL worth it. The infinity pool overlooks the jungle and the beach. The outdoor bathrooms are so refreshing (I never wanted to shower inside again) and the entire villa had a "bringing the outside in" aura. Juan and Ale are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at gumbo limbo and loved every bit of it ! Juan was the best host, helped us with activities and restaurants, and even invited us for dinner on our first night and on a day trip the day after. Breakfast was awesome, with the best of views, though you will have to drive on very steep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I'm trying to think of how to explain gumbo limbo best... It's kind of like camping, but in a beautiful jungle overlooking the ocean.. Simply put, you have to experience it yourself. First do yourself a favor and splurge on one of the villas, they are each very private up the hill from the hotel rooms/ breakfast restaurant. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You can't visit Santa Teresa, I should say - Costa Rica in general, without a stay at Gumbo Limbo. Our stay was hands down the best part of our trip. The location could not be better - on a hill right off the main road - close to all restaurants and the beach. In my opinion, the best place to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gumbo Limbo is a unique bed & breakfast located in the hills of Santa Teresa, just 2 minutes to Santa Teresa beach and town. Along with stunning ocean views, Gumbo Limbo's central, hilltop location provides seclusion- a nice break from the dust and bustle of town, while being only a 2 minute drive to the beach and main road. A 4x4 vehicle, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads, is recommended to reach our property. Each of our villas is surrounded by lush, tropical nature, giving total privacy, comfort, and a real feeling of being in the jungle. From every corner of our property, you can find amazing ocean and mountain views. Our beautiful infinity pool is the perfect spot to relax and watch the best sunsets Santa Teresa has to offer. A full breakfast is included in your stay. It is served each morning in our ocean view dining area. Some of our breakfast options include granola and yogurt with fresh fruits, eggs with gallo pinto, or pancakes, all served with fresh Costa Rican coffee. Our guests are our priority. It comes natural for us to host people and make new friends, so it is our pleasure to cover every small detail and accommodate our guests' needs so that they have the best time while staying with us. Many of our guests have told us that their experience visiting Gumbo Limbo felt more like staying with old friends, than staying at a hotel. Whether it's sharing a surf session or an Argentinean asado together, we look forward to having you!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gumbo Limbo Villas

Address: 400 mtrs East and 200 mtrs South of Brunelas Hostel, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $101 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Gumbo Limbo Villas Hotel Santa Teresa
Gumbo Limbo Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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