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Review of Playa Chiquita Lodge

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Playa Chiquita Lodge
San Jpse
1 review
“Great Place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had an amazing time at this place. The hotel is in the middle of the forest, which a private connection to the beach (beautiful beach...2 min walking distance).
The rooms are spacious, clean and really pretty decorated. Each room has his own balcony and hammock.
The breakfast is great (fruits, coffee, eggs, smoothies and integral bread...for all those who miss the european bread culture during their stay in Costa Rica ;-)!)
The owners are great...so easy going and relaxed!!!It is really a wonderful place to stay...I will definitely have to come back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Me and my daughther had a great time here. Wolle is fun and we were very welcome.
The enviorment is amazing and the lodges are nice.
The breakfast is good, although it's basic and not traditional pinto;-)

It's a heaven for backpakers and adventureres also because you can see and here lots of animals arround the premises. Amayzing!!

Loved it!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Recklinghausen, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

The best is yet to come!

Naturell fantastic accomodations at the quiet Playa Chiquita Beach, which could be reached through a few meters jungle track!

Best people around for your well beeing and smooth entertainment.

I have to come back as soon as posible...

All the best

Sebastian (Germany)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

I am so happy that I was able to stay at Playa Chiquita Lodge. Its a great local vibe with great hosts. An amazing beach is right in the backyard. Its a great price and a really great place to relax. I would recommend this place to all who want a really great relaxing place to hang.

They also have a great custom breakfast every morning.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

This place is a gem of Playa Chiquita. Family friendly atmosphere. Super easy to find on the main road, quaint rooms with ceiling fans, super friendly service, Aaaamazing location with gorgeous private beach access, and breakfast is included! Can't be beat!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shlbn8r
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Spent a couple of days there with our 12 and 5 year old, and just loved it. Simple, authentic, with staff that feels more like a family. It's not a sterile resort - it's a lodge in a jungle, where occasionally you can expect any kind of bugs to crawl in (the beds are protected with nets) - and we had a great time exploring the surrounding area, or simply bird, squirrel, butterfly-watching from the hammock in front of the cabin. We enjoyed the daily short walk in the jungle to the wonderful beach (blue and orange crabs scurried to their holes in the ground), kids loved playing with other guests' dogs in a large open space that is the heart of the lodge, chess or anything else. The breakfast with tropical fruits juice was a nice way to start the day - and the staff happy to answer any question we had about the area and suggest activities for the family. The location is very convenient - far enough to provide privacy, close enough to the town if you want some action. There are several cute local cafes and good restaurants within 1-5 minutes walk, plus 5 minutes drive to the local animal rescue center that our kids enjoyed immensely.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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wollebissinger, Manager at Playa Chiquita Lodge, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments Natalie, you are a lovely family and all of you have understood very well what this lodge is. Thanks a lot and come back whenever you want. Tito and Wolle
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was our first trip to the Carribean side of Costa Rica and it was a perfect sampler of the laid back, "no worries" lifestyle people are seeking on a vacation to Costa Rica! Wolf was very helpful before our arrival with questions, took excellent care of us during the stay, and was thoroughly enjoyable to just sit and talk with. He arranged for transportation for us to take a side trip to Panama and even kept our vehicle is safe-keeping while we were gone. The staff was so friendly and served us a huge breakfast every morning with all the freshest fruits and eggs to order! The rooms are very comfortable and quaint and fit in perfectly with the jungle that surrounded us. The hammocks on the porch are the best feature of all! The common area of the hotel is very invititng and we had some great conversations with some of the other guests that were travelling through from all over the world! Already we are checking our calendars to see when we can come back again!

Room Tip: Ask for an extra floor fan for the daytime - nights are much cooler.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Playa Chiquita Lodge

Property: Playa Chiquita Lodge
Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Chiquita Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wolf personally oversaw the planning, construction and design of the lodge. He draws his inspiration on the simplicity of the local architecture. – Wolf’s idea was to maintained the simplicity of the local life style and live in harmony with the surrounding nature, so us to destroy as little as possible the original flora hence its habitat – Wolf’s long standing relationship with and commitment to Playa Chiquita community is reflected in all aspects of the property. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Playa Chiquita Hotel Puerto Viejo
Playa Chiquita Lodge Costa Rica/Limon

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