We arrived at the lodge in the middle of our vacation. We were greeted by a very friendly and informative young man at the front desk. He truly enjoys his job and is quite happy to share information about the area and the lodge. He took us to our cabin and showed us around and all the ammenities. The cabins had the feel of being in the middle of the jungle but they were quite close to road and we did hear a fair amount of traffic. Another review on here mentioned the barking dog, yes that too! We ventured to the pool for a relaxing swim and cool down and there were plenty of chairs and the pool basically empty. The cabin was a good size with nice sized bathroom. The water pressure was low but plenty of hot water. There was in an in room safe and lots of places to store our belongings. The only thing missing in the room was a coffee maker. I am an early riser and I found the breakfast slated for 7:30 quite late. A couple of coffees on our beautiful front porch first thing in the morning while listening and viewing the wildlife would have been nice. We saw wildlife throughout the property and could hear the howler monkeys in the distance each morning. We ventured to the beach, which is a short walk. It is a very natural and unspoiled. The water was far too rough to swim in but it was a nice walk to and from. We only ate breakfast at the restaurant which was fresh fruit, eggs and toast. We went into town for our suppers at Palmer View since there was a group of us and it fit the bill for variety. Outside the lodge on the road there are a few soda's and also a convenience store that carried a vast amount of products and beverages. There is no in room fridge so you were limited to what you could buy for your cabin. The lodge is set in a very beautiful lush setting and has a very nice dining area and lounge area in the evening. The front porches are big enough we all congregated there and spent our evening. Overall a very nice stay and it truly is a gem in the jungle!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Shawandha Puerto Viejo
- Hotel Shawandha Lodge Costa Rica/Limon