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“El Nido - Classy Cabinas between Jungle and Beach”
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El Nido Cabinas
Reviewed August 19, 2009

We showed up at El Nido late on a rainy day in August and they were quickly able to accommodate four of us - two parents and two teens - in one of their lovely new cabins. These cabins are beatutifully designed in natural wood, with high ceilings, a well equipped spacious kitchen, a California King-sized bed and a futon couch that converts to a bed. Shower and bathrrom were separate - a must for four people. There was a lovely small porch with wooden chairs and a hammock. The place was very clean, modern and spacious. There is a pool and a hot tub in the grounds - though both were not heated. This was fine since it was so hot and humid.
There was a lovely breaskfast included in the rate of $100 per night - eggs, tropical fruit, coffee. toast, juice. Sylvio, a young local man, prepares the breaksfast and speaks perfect English. He knows where everything is locally - like the nearby trail to the beach, where the cacoa farm is located, and which are the best surfing beaches.
The place is managed and owned by Gail (from Vancouver) when were were there. She takes turns with her daughter, Maitreya, to run the place. They are lovely helpful people.
We highly recommend this great new place - it's quiet (if you don't count the early mornng arrival of howler monkeys), beautiful and close to some very nice local restaurants.and the beach. Check it out

Christina

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2009

El Nido recently opened for business and shows a few growing pains. The cabinas are gorgeous, tastefully constructed of local woods and roomy -- comfortable space for 3, with a gigantic comfy king bed and a fold-down couch (a bit lumpy but workable). The grounds and pool are lovely. The location on a quiet stretch of the coast, but convenient walking to nice cafes and shops, and to the beach. A nice breakfast of eggs, tropical fruits, and delicious whole wheat bread. Downsides for us were tons of mosquitoes, even in the room at night. Overbed nets would be a helpful addition. One night was noisy with a pool party, which the owner (who was at the party) said is extremely rare. A little more attention to soap (we had to ask), extra toilet paper, and an extra bed cover or blanket for the sofa bed would be nice. We got the feeling El Nido is still getting its bearings and could grow into a lovely option on the small hotel-dotted Caribbean coast.
note: no internet access yet on this stretch of coast if this matters to you, but supposed to be in the works

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 20, 2017
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Room Tip: Reserve con tiempo, son muy pocas las habitaciones
  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2017
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Room Tip: Ne prenez pas le 2 ième bungalow en entrant. L'occupant du premier à qui nous avons parlé sembla...
  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Nido Cabinas

Address: Frente Elenas | Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 9355, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $90 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand New! Beautiful craftsman bungalows set in tropical gardens with salt water pool and jacuzzi. Bright and Spacious bungalows with king size bed, 300+ cotton sheets, kitchen and eating bar, TV/DVD, sofa bed, hot water and AC. Warm hospitality and full service tour booking. 200 m to gorgeous Playa Chiquita beach, 3and a half miles from lively Puerto Viejo. ... more   less 
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