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La Pondersosa is turly the essence of Pura Vida. The coffee is ready to turn-on for the early morning surfers who need their coffee fix before hitting the surf . The large lounge area for eating... more
Reviewed 6 January 2018
This quiet beach town is just what we needed after a hectic holiday season! La Ponderosa was the perfect place to stay - with all the amenities we needed -- including delicious meals to order and... more
This place is a great place to stay in Pavones...This is my second trip to Costa Rica and the second time at Alessandro's place. They don't have a website and it is not that easy to book, butit is... more
Reviewed 9 April 2011
Best restaurant and accommodation combo in pavones
Great quiet and beautiful place with delicious Italian food for a very affordable price! ! The woman who runs it makes sure you'll get the best service and makes you feel at home! Gracias Elisabeta! more
This is definitely the most luxurious place to stay in Pavones! We stayed in the Jungle Room for 7 nights. Michael, the manager, was very personable and hospitable. He knows the ins and outs of... more
Reviewed 21 December 2016
Walk in guest
Beautiful spot. May need a 4x4 during the rain season because if the steep dirty road. The best place to stay in the area. Highly recommend. Staff is kind and helpful. Room is comfortable and... more
Mark is kind and accomodating. I managed to mess up our booking by one day. Mark made no fuss about it and modified the booking for us. Our room had cold AC and the WiFi worked well. The bathroom was... more
Reviewed 25 July 2017
Comfortable and outdoor shower
This was my second stay at the Cabinas Tropicales. It was a quiet stay and I enjoyed conversation with Mark. He is a great host and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. I love the outdoor shower... more
The rooms are okay, comfortable beds (it's super hot in Puerto Jimenez, so staying in the rooms upstairs during the afternoon can be hard, better hang outside as possible) and the manager Jafet is a... more
Reviewed 3 September 2017
Crazy old lady
Stayed here 2 nights. First night crazy old lady kept knocking on my door the next morning trying to make me leave. Checkout wasn't until 10am. Then she tried to sell me some property of someone she... more
This boutique inn rivals some of the more exclusive hotels in NYC.
The accomodations are wonderful. The bed was most comfortable and the bathroom was more than adequate.
We stayed the night... more
Reviewed 3 January 2018
Luxury hotel in “frontier” type town.
Lovely accomodations, large bathroom with view, comfortable bed, a/c was a life saver! Beautiful garden and pool. Friendly staff. Excellent location, walking distance to the beaches on the Gulf of... more
This is definitely what I was looking for. A piece of jungle very close to town. If you like yoga, they do lessons in a beautiful yoga deck in the jungle.
The staff and owners are very helpful. I... more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely, quiet place in the forest
Cacao Monkeys is a few minute walk from the town but well worth it to be away from the dust and noise of central Puerto Jimenez. The main building is beautifully situated so that while eating the... more
Beautiful restaurant and people. The best cerviche that I have eaten and I have had a lot. Had the snapper with garlic sauce and that was the best version I have had anywhere. I don’t think that... more
Reviewed 3 January 2018
Friendly marina with good facilities.
When bringing 'Artie' S/V up from Panama we ran into a few problems entering Golfito as we lost our prop... Jose (Dock master) and Chris (owner) were very helpful on the radio and provided help when... more
During a recent visit to all of the provinces of Costa Rica, our southern most stop over on the Pacific side was Golfito. One of the reasons being, that we wanted to explore the Osa peninsula from... more
Reviewed 17 May 2017
Love Banana Bay
Service is excellent Rooms are VERY Clean. The view is spectacular the food very good. I love staying here you can just sit on the deck and watch the boats go in and out or take a water taxi over to... more
This hotel was centrally located. The owners were very pleasant and offered another room as our original room wasn't appropriate. Just be careful using your credit card as the owner doesn't... more
Reviewed 15 February 2016
Beautiful Hotel and Gardens
Just south of San Vito we stayed in this lovely hotel. The owners were very kind and welcoming to us. They helped us get situated, showed us around their gardens which they tend to with many orchids... more
From the moment our Road Scholar bus dropped us off we began seeing birds. Lots of birds. Lots of beautiful birds. This gave this St. Paul resident a splash of color not ever experienced before.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lovely place to visit, great staff, but overpriced
We stayed three nights at Las Cruces, which is situated in the Wilson Botanical Gardens. The drive to this location is easy. Accommodation is in blocks of 4 cabins, with paper thin walls so... more
Ideal place for couples visiting the southern highlands and Wilson botanical gardens.
Ask for George! This place is amazing, feel like you're sleeping in the jungle canopy with rooms that are literally in the trees! We woke up to a capuchin money eating on our deck one morning and... more
Reviewed 20 December 2017
Ideal for the Wilson Botanical Gardens
I stayed here on the recommendation of our previous hotelliers and they were right! It's a small hotel with individual cabins overlooking the jungle, just 5 minutes walk from the Wilson Botanical... more
One of the most amazing places you will ever visit
We have visited Casa Marea Alta during our last family vacation in Pavones. My husband is an avid surfer, I love to hike and our kids are up for anything. We were able to completely unplug and it was... more
Reviewed 14 September 2017
The chillest getaway trip ever!
One of the greatest experiences out of the US we have ever had! Beautiful location right off the Pacific ocean. Beautiful rooms, delicious food and a amazing staff! All I can say is we cant wait to... more
It was wonderful to stay 4 nights in this amazing place, that's a couple of hundred metres from the lovely Gulfo Dulce. Perfect for swimming and watching humpback whales and dolphins. The land behind... more
Reviewed 13 June 2016
The lost paradise
We went for a week end in Punta Preciosa and it is safe to say that it is the one place you dream to be in for your whole life. The house is stunning and very confortable, the two owners are really... more
This is a small boutique hotel right on the beach. Rooms were the cleanest I have ever seen. Food in the restaurant was the best in Puerto Armuelles. Staff were friendly and helpful. You could... more
Reviewed 7 January 2018
CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN
In the funky old banana town of Puerto Armuellos is this small hotel and restaurant. Situated on the beach with a pool the food was good, and the restaurant and grounds were immaculate. Great day... more
My husband and I arrived from Vancouver, Canada 🇨🇦
We stayed for 5 days ready to relax, eat and be social...this place is AMAZING. The location is stunning, see pics! Comfortable bed, large rooms... more
Beautiful lookout with delicious smoothies . Very nice owner.
Staying here with this beautiful view in amazing.
The owner is a nice man who thinks about his guests.
We stopped here to drink something. And we were totally surprised. About the view, the place and... more
Reviewed 18 August 2017
A great place for being in nature to see animals and plants
It is a great place to stay if you love the nature. You have a stunning view over the valley. It´s amazing.
Best of all are the amount of animals you can see. In the morning when we took breakfast... more
This simple little bed and breakfast is lovely and ideal. The staff is VERY accommodating and kind. The rooms are sparkling clean. The breakfast is simple and a nice added bonus!
We were so grateful... more
Reviewed 19 December 2017
Idyllic, peaceful place with warm family atmosphere!
I just spent 5 days at Little Italy and the location, room, atmosphere, owners and even food were all superb. I had never been to Panama before and had chosen this place as I like to be away from the... more
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