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El Nido Cabinas
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Thank you Paolo, Vittoria and little Nina! My husband and I stayed here for a few days after vacating Pachamama in a hurry - we went from dirty to meticulously clean - so nice! As it was slow season we had the property to ourselves and it was so quiet, peaceful and beautiful. A hummingbird had just given birth in a nest low down and we could see the two babies poking their heads out! So neat!! Such a wonderful place to stay and Paolo and Vittoria are top notch hosts! We decided to try an italian dinner on our last night .. wish we'd tried their cooking sooner! Paolo brought his very old pasta maker all the way from Italy and he makes the most wonderful pasta we'd ever had. Mouth watering as I write this, oh so good. We just asked for something simple - pasta with tomatoes, basil and some olive oil and they made that into some sort of world class dish. Highly, highly recommend their dinner menu! They also set us up with wine and candles and it was very romantic. We will remember our time there forever, a highlight of our trip. Chatting with Vittoria and Paolo was great - they were so interested in hearing about our diving lifestyle :-) I hope they get a chance to do it someday! Thanks again!

Room Tip: Please, do yourself a favor and try their homemade pasta. You'll never want packaged pasta again!
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is the best place to stay in this area of Costa Rica. The cabinas are little houses fully equipped around the beautiful pool. The managers, are a young couple of Italians, Paolo and Vittoria and their daughter Nina, are amazing, the service was excellent, they helped us with all our necessities, they make you feel at home.
I recommend this place to all the people who want to relax in the jungle from the deck of their home.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank PR74200
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

My family and I stayed at El Nido taking advantage of a great deal we got on the cabin, but even at regular prices we can tell you that the place is great, quite, clean, secure, and owners go out of their way to make sure they personally meet and know all tenants and make you feel like you are home. Breakfast was great and plenty although after 4 days we were eager for a change to the menu. All in one we feel confident in recommending this place to all kinds of travelers.

BTW, Playa Chiquita is heaven on earth. with cristal blue waters, coral reefs and good places for all to enjoy.

Room Tip: Ask for local places you cannot afford to miss, such as hidden beaches in the area and nighlife in Puerto Viejo.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Cabaez
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We first arrived in Cahuita where we stayed two nights. The second day we went to Puerto Viejo to find a nice place to stay for the last 4 nights of our holidays. We looked a whole day and nothing was availbale as it was weekend and holiday in Costa Rica. Finally we checked out El Nido which looked great and still had bungalows availalbe. It turned out to be a great choice! We never had such a nice room/bungalow for that money. Breakfast was amazing and included and the pool had a jacuzzi (which worked!). The manager is an Italian who lived a long time in costa rica and gave us great tips about what we could do (eg. where to eat, what to do if it rains, how to get to Panama,etc.). Really great place!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anne184
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Lying on the hammock at the porch of my cabin, watching the exuberant gardens and hearing the monkeys hauling, while was raining (more than what I expected), gave the moment a mystical touch….. later on, watching the stars at night on the comfortable chairs by the swimming pool, made a very romantic evening… Stayed there for almost 10 days and at the end felt was missing time...
As you see, I do recommend with out any doubt this magical place, more so if you plan a quite, peaceful and inner experience time, at a very comfortable location. I was able to appreciate it even more after staying in two different hotels from the area, that end up being almost a scam.
Karinga, Gabriela, Victoria and Paolo, thank you for making our stay soooo nice!! And special congratulations for the artist that takes care of the gorgeous gardens!!
Hope to see you soon again!
PD... Frida and Lupita where such a nice hosts ;)...

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mariahg11
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