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The Howler Monkey Hotel

El Yugo, Cabuya, Montezuma 60111 Costa Rica
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cabuya
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The Howler Monkey Hotel is located in Cabuya, a few minutes from Montezuma. Each cabin is located around the refreshing pool, just a few metres from the beach. It is walking distance to Cabuya Island, a unique cemetary island. Cabuya has 2 grocery stores and a few restaurants within walking distance. We offer four cabinas with an ocean view, a private bathroom, a private kitchen, fans and nice outdoor dining patios with hammocks. Free wifi, laundry and parking are included. Guests can also use the hotel snorkel gear, kayaks, surfboards and bicycles. You can enjoy your day lounging in your hammock, around the pool or take a short walk through the plants and flowers on the hotel grounds to the beach and beyond.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Private beach
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Ocean view
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English, Spanish
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Tara D wrote a review Jun 2020
Portlaoise, Ireland2 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the howler monkey hotel as part of our honey moon , we loved every single minute , the location was amazing, the relaxed vibe made only one thing hard and that was leaving! Jim the host is a gent , welcoming and engaging . I’m always one for new experiences but in this case it’s a ‘I want to do It again’ thing , hopefully sooner rather than later ... thanks for amazing memories Jim And we hope the jungle is treating you well !!!!!! Tara
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Keith M wrote a review Jun 2020
Portlaoise, Ireland1 contribution
We stay in the howlermonkey hotel for a week ( which was only meant to be a night) during our honeymoon we loved it there and jimmy made us feel so welcome . We will definitely be back in the near future , such a beautiful place to chill out , and tons of things to do in the area , I would highly recommend a stay here ..
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
DelbertLovett52 wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington, Vermont86 contributions26 helpful votes
It is in the middle of nowhere- fine. We lounged around the beach all day watching the iguanas fight over mango peels-cool. It has a great pool. The cabins were a little odd. They are very rustic, the beds were comfortable, nice deck on front of cabin the down side is that the kitchen and bathroom are on the ground floor while bedroom is on the 2nd floor and the stairs are outside. So as an old guy I have to get up in the middle of the night and trek outside to the bathroom in the middle of the night (do I get dressed or sneak down in my underwear-You don’t want to know). My main dissatisfaction with the place is that the showers were absolutely cold! The instantaneous electric showerhead (boy are they scary, I had current past through my body in Mexico when using one of these as I stepped on the metal drain cover) produced no hot water whatsoever. Cabins are close together and afford little privacy. If taking the ferry to get here give yourself ample time at the ferry dock. It's a cluster. If someone wants instructions on how to not miss the ferry drop me a question I'd be happy to help. We missed the 3:00 o'clock ferry and ended up on the 5:00 o'clock. That had us driving to the Howler in the dark. Very dangerous. Narrow,curvy poorly marked road!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from James O'Callaghan, Owner at The Howler Monkey Hotel
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Hi Delbert, All the showers work,its just your element was broke,you should have told me and i would have put in a new one,if you dont tell me how can i know.All bathrooms in Costa Rica,South America and Central America use the same shower heads they are very safe. Best regards Jim O Callaghan (OWNER)
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Megan wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
We stayed for 1 week with our family of four (including 2 young kids) and had a great time. Our cabina was clean and had all necessary amenities. The kids loved the pool and all the wildlife that would come through on a daily basis, including howling monkeys, capuchin monkeys, iguanas and lots of pretty birds. There are also ocean kayaks that are free to use. Jim, the owner, and the other people helping out were friendly and helpful. There was a nice pizza/bar place right around the corner that had great live music one of the nights we were there. There is also a market and an amazing bakery/restaurant in walking distance.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Rebekah C wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed at The Howler Monkey Hotel for a week- the plan was only to stay 3 nights, but it was that wonderful. Beautiful cabinas, very quiet, with a nice pool, AND right on the beach ☺️ And not to forget Jim, the owner- you can ask him for anything you need, and he’s a very kind wonderful host! I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The nature is amazing- it really lives up to the name Howler Monkey hotel! I will definitely be back, and highly recommend this hotel. 💜☀️
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Howlermonkeyhotel, Owner at The Howler Monkey Hotel
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Thank you very much for the kind review,come back any time. Regards Jim O Callaghan (OWNER)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMontezumaCabuya
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Howler Monkey Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Howler Monkey Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Montezuma Falls (3.6 miles), Playa Carmen (4.9 miles), and Isla de Cabuya (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Howler Monkey Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Howler Monkey Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at The Howler Monkey Hotel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Howler Monkey Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Howler Monkey Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Product C, El Tercer Ojo, and Ylang Ylang Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Howler Monkey Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Howler Monkey Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Cabuya.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Howler Monkey Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does The Howler Monkey Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.