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Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Cocles B&B and Inns
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“Great Time”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We got this place recommended and will not forget it that quickly. Amazing service in wonderful setting and lovely rooms. If we ever come back to Costa Rica we will stay there for a whole week! All 5 star reviews are perfectly true!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is a really beautiful B&B, our room (honeymoon suite) was big enough, cosy and well equipped. It has a nice bathroom with walk-in shower. The breakfast was delicious, fresh and healthy. While having breakfast you may spot some toucans in the neighboring trees. The hosts, Jeremy & Emily, are a fabulous couple, so friendly and always ready to help and provide advices and tips for tours. Whatever you need they try their best to assist you. Their pets (2 dogs and a cat) are adorable. The location is good, it is close to the beaches (Playa Cocles), Punta Uva is "only" 1.5h walk away along a virgin beach, and about 3km from Puerto Viejo. The nearest restaurant is next door (Soda Johanna) which serves excellent meals.

This place is truly unique, you feel yourself very welcome in this luxury but priceworthy establishment.

Pura vida!

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite is great and provides more privacy
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The luxury and the quality of a 5 star hotel, each room have private access and patio with a luxurius garden, the comfort of a hotel-boutique with cool thing and nice design. Emily is the perfect Hostess and Jeremy is our slave, what ever you need he will tell tell you were to find, On site they have everything free wi-fi, fridge, beach towel, bicycle, snorkelling gear and more.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed in Physis for 4 nights in December 2012. Jeremy and Emily were wonderful hosts who did their best to make sure we were enjoying our stay from start to finish. Even though they have only been living in Cocles for a year and a half, they are extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area. They gave us excellent restaurant recommendations, directions, safety tips, and referred us to Achilleus (sp), an amazing jungle guide who took us on an unforgettable 5-hour trek through the rain forest. As for the B&B, I felt more comfortable staying here than at the Tabacon resort in Arenal. The entire place is spotless. I don't know how Jeremy and Emily keep it so clean! There is satellite TV in the room, free Wi-Fi throughout, an efficient AC unit, a decent size refridgerator to store food and drinks, and not to mention free breakfast!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had a wonderful time staying at Physis! Emily and Jeremy were such warm and friendly hosts. The place was immaculately clean, safe, and very relaxing. Jeremy could make a mean cocktail too! We highly recommend this as the only place to stay in Puerto Viejo area and possibly all of Costa Rica : ).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The best service we could have ever expected. Great location and the place is just beautiful!!! 100% recomended!!! I have been to that beach many times and it is by far the best hotel i have been to!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

we were here for 1 week in August 2012.
The caribean side of Costa Rica is less touristic and organized than the pacific side (also in a positive meaning - we loved that), so this B&B is a real pearl compared to the standard structure around. It is very very clean and safe. The building and the garden are both very accurate. The room are nice and complete of all; ours was very small, but maybe others were larger.
You have many occasions to meet other guests since the garden is a common area and you have breakfast all together on a big table with a gorgeous view of the forest. You can see from there Tucans in the morning.
You can rent bikes in the B&B to reach the village or you can just walk there in half an hour.
You can find also biers and drinks in the B&B and there's a restaurant next with good food and not expensive.
Whatever you need you can ask Emily an Jeremy (the owners); they are so kind and nice.
Beaches around are beautiful and easy to be reached by bike.

Room Tip: Ask the "hooney moon" room if you like larger room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast
Address: 154 Miss Winny Town, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca > Cocles
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Cocles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for nature, beach & jungle meets luxury, this is the spot. We consist of 4 rooms, with one completely private & secluded "Honeymoon Suite". All rooms have their own private bathroom & shower with hot water. All rooms also have air conditioning, refrigerators, safes, flat-screen TV with satellite cable or Netflix, dehumidifiers, ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, and all new linens & decor. The private Honeymoon suite has a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. Room #3 sleeps 3 people with one full bed & one twin bed and a flatscreen TV with satellite cable. There are two regular double rooms available, both with flat-screen TV. Room #1 has satellite cable & room #2 has free Netflix, both rooms have DVD players. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and there is also a computer for guests to use. We have bicycles, snorkel gear, & boogie boards available for rent. We also offer laundry and drink service. Prices include breakfast each morning. Sorry, No children under the age of 12 years old. ... more   less 
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