I feel like a jerk writting this review but I can't let this go unsaid. I really wanted to like this B&B and I am going to start out with the positives because there were a couple.
THE OWNERS - The owners of the B&B were wonderful, great personalities and very kind.
THE LOCATION: The property is located on a small river. The wildlife surrounding the property is amazing. We ran into some of the coolest critters such as beautiful spiders, cute lizards, large frogs and beautiful bugs and of course the sloths.
RUNNING OF THE B&B- This is where I feel bad writting this review. The people at this location are doing WONDERFUL things for the wildlife of the country. They have opened up their hearts and put their soul into what they are doing for not only the sloths but other animals of the area. However, I think that may be what they are best suited for. When we showed up at the B&B we were basically forgotten about. I am sure they just got tied up with everything going on, but the fact still remains that they basically forgot about us for our whole stay. One owner approached us and asked if we were planning on going for a boat ride but that was about it. They didn't give us they lay of the land, didn't explain how the drink tab worked or how breakfast worked, they didn't even help us figure out a time or suggest a time to do the sloth tour which is the main reason we stayed there. Should they have to do all the work? No. But the impression they gave off was that they were too busy to be bothered by us and there was little to effort put into our stay. We ended up being so off put that we didn't care about doing the sloth tour, and they never asked about it or offered it as an option. In sum, they do a wonderful job caring for the animals and it is very clear to see that they put their heart and soul into helping these creatures. The owners and staff are very clearly wonderful people. Perhaps our stay just kinda slipped through the cracks or there was a mix up in communication but we hated staying at this B&B and I would not recomend it to anyone it was a low point of our vacation. Go for the tour, Stay at Banana Azul in Puerto Viejo further down south. This B&B seemed more like an after thought, and a scramble to come up with some income (which is understandable).
THE ROOMS - First off, we do not expect wonderful accomidations when we travel nor do we expect the same hotels/B&B's that they have here in America. We are very realistic about our expecations about rooms. The room at the B&B was okay at best. It smelt musty, the pillows smelt like mushrooms (my husbands words) the bathtub had rusted metal on the side and it was cracked. All in all the room had a bed to sleep on and hot water but those were the only redeming features.
Again, I hate to write a bad review about a location that does such wonderful things for animals but I could not recomend this location as a good place to stay. I was so pumped to stay at this B&B after reading the reviews on this site and I was so let down when we actually arrived I wanted to add my experience to the pot.
- Also Known As:
- Aviarios Del Caribe Hotel Cahuita
- Aviarios Del Caribe Costa Rica/Cahuita