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Casa Galim from the beach
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon

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Tatjtop
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“An amazing and incredible beautiful and relaxing place to stay right on the beach”
Reviewed November 15, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We travelled with a group of 11 and had a fantastic time. Esther and Yosi are incredible hosts, very friendly and accommodating. Their beautiful house is right on a very beautiful and deserted beach north of Puerto Viejo. The house was decorated with love and you can feel that in the atmosphere, waking up to the sounds of the waves, observing animals (sloths and plenty of birds and more) right from your hammock on the porch, going for a swim in between... just wonderful.

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Traveling group: Friends
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Morgan A
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
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“A different world”
Reviewed October 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Casa Galim really feels like a different world. It's way down a dirt road north of Puerto Viejo (walkable into town, but it takes a while) right on the beach. Most times you walk out onto the beach you'll have it all to yourself. The house is rustic and simple, but it would be hard to come up with a better place to get away from it all. Yosi the host is incredibly gracious and helpful (even when we locked ourselves out at 1am) and a pleasure to talk to. If you want somewhere off the beaten track and unique, Casa Galim is perfect.

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Liked best: Seclusion and simplicity
Traveling group: Friends
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Fogel56
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fabulous . Very special place”
Reviewed September 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We ( 2 couples) stayed 3 beautiful days in this beach house in 2 different rooms on the 2nd floor. The house is located in a silent place in Puerto Viejo . It is located just by the beach and very close to all attractions around . Yosi and Esther the owners were taking care of is and we're very helpful to get around. They are very knowledgable about the area and helped us arranging all attractions and places we wanted to visit.
We had great time and will revisit this beach house on our next visit

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BeckayJ
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Wonderful house nestled in the rainforest within yards of the beach”
Reviewed April 3, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We booked the top floor of Casa Galim for the end of December and New Year's Day and could not have stayed at a better place! The house is down a dirt and gravel road and certainly off the beaten path. The beach is not crowded and is only a few yards away from the house. The couple who built and own the house are delightful and more than willing to share their experiences and knowledge of the area. If you are interested in beach huts, chairs, and booking organized excursions you can walk down the road to Banana Azul where because of a partnership with the owners you are welcome to their facilities. We had so much fun and even spotted a two-toed sloth on our last day there right beside the house! If I went back, I would stay here again.

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Your age range 25-34
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BgBalisti...
Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
“Nice and peaceful”
Reviewed July 24, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Galim was very nice and friendly host, he helped us for everything that we need, he live near so he is always there for his guests.
His cute dog also made our stay even better.
This is nice house right on a very nice beach and the best thing that there is almost no anyone around like you have huge private beach.
On the other side you are very far from Puerto Viejo so you need car or taxi which is about 5$.
Also you don't need to worry about safety in Casa Galim because house has alarms and safety box.

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Liked best: Location right on the beach
Liked least: Furniture and linens
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Clarissa...
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Beautiful relaxing house right on the beach!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

I traveled to Puerto Viejo for a long weekend with a group of friends and we stayed in Casa Galim. It is an amazing house and Yosi and Esther (and their adorable dog!) we wonderful hosts! The house is beautiful and colorful and very comfortable. The hammocks and chairs on the balconies are great for relaxing outside while watching the ocean which is just feet away! The beach is right in front of the house and is totally secluded. It is also close to town and a short cab ride away from lots of restaurants and activities. Yosi and Esther were very helpful in arranging cab rides and giving us helpful recommendations of things to do and see in the area.

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Liked best: Right on the beach!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Feb 19, 2013
Hello,
Thank you so much for your beautiful review!
It was great pleasure to have you all here in Casa Galim.
You are always very welcome!
Esther & Yosi
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roni s
Rosh Haayin
1 review
“perfect place, lovely owners and the best way to end a vacation in Costa Rica”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

we just came back from costa rica. the last 4 days we stayed in CASA GALIM.
the house is simple but very comfortable and nice, the big porch facing the beach with the 2 hamocks was great, youare un the jungle but practically on the beach. Yosi And Esti the owners, were so welcoming and it was realy sad to leave there. I recomend this place wormly. it was our last place after 3 weeks in Costa Rica and left a taste of a place we would like to come back to.

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Liked best: location and the big space
Liked least: that nobody cleans the room during the stay
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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