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Cabinas Las Arenas

400 meters south of school Pochotal | Garabito, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

the location and price is great, right on the beach in Playa Hermosa, walking distance to Backyard bar and a quick 5 min drive to Jaco. However, the room was dirty, giant cockroaches were running around..the sheets were worn so thin they were almost see through. I d sleep with my flops on to kill the cockroaches. the whole building... More 

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at Cabinas Las Arenas January 2011. Right on the beautiful beach was perfect for us. Room was large, clean, and comfortable. Had some quite noisy neighbors one night. Restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. We would stay there again. (I do believe that there has been a change in owner/management since January 2011.)

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Greenvale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

stayed for 3 nights in a private for only $40 bucks a night and the room could of held 4 people so awesome value for multiple people. Right on the beach, fall asleep listening to waves. Managers are great and friendly, i dont speak a word of Spanish and they spent time with me and introduced me around other English... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in a private room with a bathroom. My boyfriend and I have been travelling around South and Central America for a few months now and are pretty easy to please when it comes to rooms. However, this place had the potential to be great as it is on the beach and the rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

there was a big surfing tournamemt held the day of our departure, so we woke up and walked out to witness something really neat, that people from Mississippi do not see much! the people were really, really nice. The food in the two places there was good, fresh seafood caught that day and they made some smoothies for us from... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We found Cabinas las Arenas at the last minute during the Christmas season when almost everything was booked, so were grateful to find a room available. For the rate, our expectations weren't high. The room was nicely furnished, but being the last guests to book a room there were only three towels available, one of which was pretty nasty. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

Owner of this hotel is on site and extremely helpful with any needs you might have while visiting the central Pacific Coast. He not only helped us find Quepo Expeditions for white water rafting but also drove us there and back. The rooms are colorful and comfortable. The restaurant on site has excellent food reasonably priced. WiFi, and a relaxed... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

well what can i say, i spent 2 weeks there im a surfer from toronto canada area and it was something to be remembered. the lodging very nice, remember its for surfer's so its clean but basic. people...the locals are at peace with their place they don't bug u/rob you.lol its a very relaxed place. the staff A1.. Roger runs... More 

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Pincher Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

We love going to Cabinas Las Arenas. We are in our mid-sixties and have gone there for the past 4 or 5 years and are planning on going again. Yes, it's rustic, it's low-key, it's relaxing and if you want privacy you've got it. If you want to get away from lots of people, if you want to come and... More 

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arnold001, Owner at Cabinas Las Arenas, responded to this review

Thamk you Diana for your response. This is exactly what we at Cabinas las Arenas offer. If you need further assistance please email me again. More 

Hughesville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

Yes, you do get what you pay for, but for the cheapest price in town Cabinal Las Arenas is a sure bet. Roger and his staff are extremely friendly and courteous. If you want luxury, pay $100 a night and stay somewhere else but if your on a tight budget this is the place for you. After all, your in... More 

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arnold001, Owner at Cabinas Las Arenas, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Please contact me at arnoldflather@hotmail.com if I can help you further More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For the greatest surfing in Costa Rica come to Cabinas las Arenas, on the beach at Playa Hermosa. Enjoy the best surfing beach in Costa Rica and surf the great waves only 50 yards from your room. Our affordable beachfront hotel, restaurant and surf shop are waiting for you. The hotel has 10 rooms all with their own private bathrooms. Each unit can easily accommodate up to 4 people. Waiting for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas Las Arenas

Address: 400 meters south of school Pochotal | Garabito, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $35 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas Las Arenas 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Cabinas Las Arenas Hotel Playa Hermosa
Cabinas Las Arenas Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa
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