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Cahuita Centro 200m From The National Park Entrance, Cahuita Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 62 Specialty lodging in Cahuita
Return to nature? At last we have fulfilled a lifetime dream and built our lodge right here on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast close to the National Park. The center of the town and the beautiful white sandy beach are only 200 meters away. lf you are looking for a nice cute place or if you just want to see and listen to Kongos and other animals, You'll love our big Tropical gardens which are surrounded by giant trees.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Private check-in / check-out
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Shared kitchen
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German


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Grade: 78 out of 100
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Terrie D wrote a review Feb 2022
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Great place and value. Walk to everything including cahuita national park, restaurants and playa Blanca yet secluded on several acres of beautiful garden area. Yvonne is lovely and can also arrange an awesome night tour with Chris. Fan in room but we found we needed the blanket at night. Would highly recommend. Dennis and T Dunn
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Margaret W wrote a review Jan 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
When we checked in, in the evening I kept saying I hear water. Yes, we were that close to the gulf to hear the waves all night long The cottage was clean and Yvonne is the best. The communal kitchen was clean and a good place to meet other travelers. We woke up to the howler monkeys starting their day. Easy walk to downtown, the beach, and the national park. Yvonne's garden is beautiful. The flowers and butterflies were better than I saw in the national park
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
KillerBeez wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
Great cabins nestled in a tropical garden, lush and pristine, with regular visits from the local wildlife.. Howling monkeys, frogs, birds, and the friendly house dogs. The cabins are charming and have all the comforts necessary (mosquito nets, fan, hot water, en suite bathroom), and a cosy veranda complete with hammock. Kitchen and common areas are large, clean and we'll stocked. Alby lodge is super well situated.. 5 mins from centre of Cahuita and the Cahuita National park. A mini paradise that you won't want to leave. Excellent quality/price ratio and Evonne is friendly and accomadating. Thank you again from Kevin and Agathe.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Albert Flores wrote a review May 2021
West Covina, California16 contributions
Pros - The property is very pretty with well manicured gardens. - The lodge is located very close (about 5 min walk) to Parque Nacional Cahuita. - There were a few howler monkeys in nearby trees (but not in the lodge). Cons - Bed and pillows were rather spartan. - Owner Yvonne was very hands-off and customer service. She didn't appear to care either way if I was enjoying my stay or not. - Wifi was available but so slow it really wasn't worth using. - No included food & doing: no water, coffee, snacks (or any food whatsoever). I ended up staying at another place in Puerto Viejo for exactly $18 more a night that was so much better: beach front, exceptional customer service, free breakfast, coffee, water, two welcome drinks, onsite restaurant, bike rentals, etc. Overall, I would not stay at Albs Lodge again unless I had to stay in Cahuita.
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Date of stay: May 2021
NatureExplorerGal wrote a review Mar 2021
United States2455 contributions60 helpful votes
None of the staff or guests ever wore masks even when close in proximity to others. There were no signs about COVID or hand sanitizer available. I tried to get the other guests to at least do physical distancing in the partially enclosed outdoor shared kitchen. The owner then complained that I was rude! Unbelievably rude owner who thinks she can do whatever she wants on her property despite the pandemic and COVID regulations. I shortened my stay here due to her rudeness and the risk to my health and life from others not following COVID protocols.
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Date of stay: March 2021
UrbanYogini wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada6 contributions3 helpful votes
This was the MOST relaxing, beautifully calm, convenient, and heart-warming place. I could feel stress melting away, Unique individual cabins that open up to the sunshine. Hot water showers (!) Jungle sounds of frogs, howler monkeys, and cicadas, We saw more animals up close here than when we went hiking in Corcovado National Park - I think there is a sloth that lives in the garden! You are close to absolutely everything - the bus terminal, fresh fruit and veggie shops, the market, the National park, the beaches - and there is even a pizzeria plus an Italian bakery that is close. All this and you are still completely tucked away in lush, abundant nature. Also, the large communal kitchen is the cleanest you will ever find. And Yvonne is kind, down-to-earth, incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Her furry four-legged companions, Joey, Mimi, Prince, Gretel, and M are also welcoming and adorable! We would come here every year if we could! <3
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: The farthest cabin from the kitchen had the most up-close sloth sightings!
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Response from Hermine Wutzl, Owner at Alby Lodge
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Many thanks for this nice review, I am very happy that you enjoyed it so much. All the best Yvonne
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eblana1 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Haven, Connecticut79 contributions14 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and loved every second. From the short walk to the park and town/restaurants, to our thai-inspired cabin with a gorgeous deck and all of the wildlife surrounding us, we were sad to leave. The communal kitchen was easily shared by only 4 cabins and we loved meeting other travelers there. We had breakfast/lunch/dinner in town which was so close, although used the kitchen for coffee and fruit (and wifi). The room was a bit dark but comfortable, although the pillows weren't great. Nevertheless, we would stay here again to enjoy the beautiful garden, monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, and more right from our deck.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from albylodge, Owner at Alby Lodge
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you! Which cabin did you have?
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MaryCordall wrote a review Nov 2019
Guernsey, United Kingdom84 contributions52 helpful votes
Wonderful location in the most beautiful gardens 5 mins from beach and park entrance. Howler monkeys, toucans and hummingbirds (+many more birds) in the trees outside our cabin. Communal open eating area and kitchen fabulous. Only 4 cabins so very quiet. They have 2 double beds in but would be very crowded with 4 adults! Bed and pillows not great but the location and atmosphere was magical.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from albylodge, Owner at Alby Lodge
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Thank you!
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Sommer wrote a review Jul 2019
3 contributions
It is the best place we stayed during our four week trip through Costa Rica. We felt like in paradise garden. Very friendly and helpfull host. Clean bungalows and big kitchen with big terrasse and view in the garden. We could see monkeys and a lot of other animals from very close by. Thank you Yvonne!!! Laundry service next door.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: all the bungalowos are beautiful
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Response from Thomas S, Owner at Alby Lodge
Responded 28 Jul 2019
Thank you very much!
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David wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution
We loved our stay in Alby lodge, the nature is omnipresent there. We were awaken every day by howling monkeys. The community kitchen is clean and useful and the cabins are clean, practical, and comfy. The garden is a big plus; there are a lot of different flowers, trees and animals who live in it. It is basically as if you had the national park right outside your door!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Thomas S, Owner at Alby Lodge
Responded 8 Mar 2019
Thank you! Saludos Yvonne
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alby Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Alby Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tarantulas Way (0.3 km) and Aby's Boutique (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alby Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Alby Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Alby Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Alby Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alby Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Rincon del Amor, Barakka Bistro, and Soda Kawe.
Is Alby Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Cahuita.
Are pets allowed at Alby Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alby Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.