We had only planned to stay 3 nights here but ended up staying 5. The owner Willeke is friendly and helpful; she will give you helpful advice if you ask but doesn't try to pressure you into any tours etc. The room we stayed in was big, clean and comfortable, with hot water and a tv for $20 US a night - a real bargain. It is a very short walk to Playa Blanca and the shops and restaurants, and a 20 minute walk to Playa Negra. Make sure you do the 8.3km walk through the national park - it is beautiful. We found the Secret Garden extremely relaxed, liked having clean towels and our room cleaned each day, and we enjoyed our stay very much. Only thing to be aware of is that the rooms close to the courtyard do tend to get some of the smoke from people sitting outside. Kitchen was helpful - averagely clean, not as spotless as the rooms were!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located 1 minute from the National Park of Cahuita, also the centre. This is a peaceful place to relax, watching the humming and other birds and butterflies in our garden. We have a terrace with roof, so when it rains you still can sit outside. The howler monkeys come very close in the backyard. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostel And Cabinas Secret Garden Costa Rica/Cahuita