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Hotel La Costa de Papito
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Arkansas
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17 reviews
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“Loved Papito”
Reviewed March 18, 2007

La Costa de Papito was a dream come true.

From the moment we arrived we were thrilled with everything from the grounds to the service to the food.

We arrived at night and the grounds were lit so nicely. The reception staff was kind and patient (we were tired after traveling for 12 hours to get there).

We had a wonderful dinner in Papito's restaurant. The service and food were top notch, the presentation was always beautiful with fresh flowers on your plate. Our waiter Peter was so nice we all became friends by the end of our trip (there were 4 of us traveling together). Please if you go tell Peter that Amy, Cassandra, Shonna and Rene send their love. The bartender was Martin, if you ask him for a banana daquiri he will have to go to the far end of the restaurant and pick the banana's from the stalk hanging in the corner. I got the giggles everytime we made him do that.

We were in bungalow #7 which is very close to the main building, we were a little worried it would be to loud, or we would be to loud, but it was not a problem at all. We spent most nights on the large porch and other than the mosquitos the atmosphere was peaceful and quiet.

The reception staff were very helpful with all of our millions of questions and rentals and calls for taxi's and questions about the bus schedule. They didn't even get irritated with us when we left our bunglow key with them EVERY TIME we left. (We were afraid to lose it.)

We had massages at the Pure Jungle Spa, I highly recommend this experience, the girls are fun and the experience is relaxing and peaceful. If you get sunburned, try the Carribean Cooler, it will take the sting right out. Be sure to call ahead or stop by to make reservations early, they are usually booked a day in advance.

I highly recommend ordering breakfast delivered to your bungalow, it was a great way to wake up in the morning and the food, we ended up trying everything on the menu by the time we left, was always exceptional.

I could go on and on, we had such a great time, but let me just say, we checked out other places to stay for the next trip and let me reassure anyone who is wavering on where to stay... You WANT to stay at La Costa de Papito, if you don't you aren't staying at the best place around.

  • Liked — Beautiful surroundings / service
  • Disliked — They were doing construction
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 15, 2007

My wife and I spent 5 days at this hotel and it was terrific! From the beautiful woodwork to the beautiful and friendly staff they did a terrific job.
The roads in the area are terrible so make sure that the car you rent has LARGE diameter tires to deal with the numerous and deep pot holes. 4X4 not necessary just large diameter tires.
Location is good as it is far enough outside of town to be quiet yet close enough to walk if you are in reasonbly good shape.
Again the bungalows we were in #12 and #7 were great with nice large porches with hammocks. They could use a chair here and there to sit in, and don't forget the bug repellent!

Stayed February 2007
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Reviewed February 21, 2007

Our beautiful bungalow in the jungle was the perfect destination after a day of biking on those bumpy roads and swimming in the ocean. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I recommend la Costa de Papito to anyone headed to the Puerto Viejo area!

Stayed February 2007
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Property: Hotel La Costa de Papito
Address: Beach Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 10010, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Costa de Papito 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded 5 coconuts from Caribbean Travel Magazine for style, service and setting. Rustically elegant, hard crafted bungalows are privately set apart in a lush five acre tropical garden on the edge of the jungle. In front or the gorgeous white sand Cocles Beach, winner of Costa Rica`s blue flag for pristine beach. An idyllic romantic hideaway with a family friendly double occupancy price for a family of four. Que Rico Papito Restaurant specializes in food fit for jungle royalty. Massage, facials and delicious body treatments at our Indulgence Spa. Rest easy! Secure Lodging with Safes & Secure Parking. ... more   less 
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