Our family had visited Costa Rica before but never quite like this. After we contacted Costa Rica Expeditions (transportation was needed to the island) We were met at the airport with a sign displaying our name. From there, their was a 3.5 hour chartered bus ride through the city, the cloud rainforest and many villages to the dock. On the boat ride down, looking at the beautiful rainforest and river all around us we knew that this was going to be amazingly different. Everything was wonderful. It was both relaxing and adventurous. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. They met us with a refreshing all natural fruit welcoming drink. We had the 3 meal a day Full American plan for our 6 days there and this was EXCELLENT. The food was delicious with great portions served. Overall this was an excellent hotel.
We stayed in la kukula for a couple of days and we enjoyed a lot this hotel. The rooms are wood made structures, very charming. Everything was perfectly clean and the showers are particularly nice.
Staff was helpful and friendly (the owners and the staff alike).
And last but not least... The breakfast was fantastic. They change everyday the breakfast menu and it always includes home made bread and marmalades. Totally recommendable
My wife and I stayed at the Perla Negra in January. It was a great experience. The hotel has a diverse group of people staying in a beautiful, rustic hotel right on the water. Oscar, the manager, is superb and streered us to a great Italian restaurant in Puerto Viejo, the city a mile away. We had some rain during our trip bit it was part of the experience, especially its sounds on the roof as we slept at night.
We loved it. Great place. Be a little adventurous and stay there. You will not regret it.
We stayed our first night in puerto viejo at a place we weren't too happy with. After finding lizard king on Expedia we thought we'd give it a try. We aimed to stay one night but ended up staying for 3. Staff were amazing. Breakfast was awesome (choice of 4 different ones) . great location. Pool was awesome and quiet. Bike rentals were cheap. Even our room without AC was well ventilated and cool with the windows and fans. Awesome place. Highly recommend. And VERY reasonably priced.
Unforgettable. Miguel from the hotel picked us up in La Pavona, which was a nice surprise. Hotel is located in the jungle, 5 minutes boat ride from the town ($10 per family one way) but honestly, after visiting the village if Tortuguero and the National Park, the hotel setting was better. It welcomed us with large group of spider monkeys residing I the nearby trees, tucans, turtles 20 yards from our house, caiman, parrots and a sloth. The hotel staff is passionate, they told us about animals and their habits. 3-course delicious breakfast is included and other meals very good and well priced. The rooms need some updating bit they are very clean, bug-free and large and comfortable. Eve though it was raining most of our stay, it was the best place we have stayed in Costa Rica. If you consider going to Costa Rica Caribbean Paradise is a must. You will see all the animals through your room window and peple who know and care about them. Loved it!
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