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“Great stay, excellent excursions”
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Cabinas Tropical
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
“Great stay, excellent excursions”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stayed at Cabinas Tropical because of a recommendation. It was well worth it. Off the main road it was quiet, which was very important for us. The hotel is very well looked after. We especially recommend doing a jungle tour with the owners, Rolf and Juana. We have never seen a person equal to Juana in spotting animals.
We liked the beaches of Punta Uva and Manzanillo most. You can rent a bike to get there.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

I really enjoy being so near to town (yet not on the main street), the restaurants, the buses to Cahuita and Manzanillo. We always rent bikes for easy beach access and trips to the stores. The staff is well treated - as indicated by how long they stay! Rolf and Juana are a great resource for trips near and far and offer jungle hikes unlike any others offered in the area. A frig in the room, fan, netting and each room has a balcony or porch. The place is always immaculate. Have recommended it to friends and they have always been pleased.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

We found this hotel almost by accident—but were lucky to do so. The staff is friendly and efficient. It is owned by a German/Costa Rican couple who also lead tours to nearby parks and reserves. They are a great duo as Rolf is a biologist who did graduate studies in Costa Rica, and Juana has observed native wildlife throughout her life. Rolf is fluent in English and Spanish as well as German.

The hotel is within a 5 to 10-minute walk to more than a dozen excellent restaurants. It’s also a 10-minute walk to Playa Negra (Black Beach), and a leisurely 20-minute walk to the white sands of Playa Cocles. For a quick dip, take a five-minute walk to the point in front of “El Chino.”

I don’t know why Trip Advisor lists this place as a B&B—it is not, though they do have good coffee available for free every morning. Rooms have a small fridge, and free WiFi.

This is hotel is a good value, close enough—but not TOO close to Puerto Viejo’s vibrant cultural center.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

Yes, the hotel was fine, lovely staff, room was basic ok, bathroom filthy, towel was yuk. I have back packed for years & just feel the CR in general is expensive. $45 for a basic room with aircon? cheap for CR but still too expensive.
We hated PV. Dirty, felt unsafe, filthy beaches, drugs & police everywhere, horrible vibe.
I have travelled all over the world, through some very undeveoped countries, but this was a shock & a let down. We went there for a week to relax etc, but felt ill at ease so left early & went elsewhere. I have mixed with the drug vibe at Glastonbury (15 times), Bali, Gili Islands, Thailand etc, but this place just didnt seem right. Not going back.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

After several days in so-so budget hotels, Cabinas Tropical was a breath of fresh air. The rooms are minimal, but very well maintained and very clean! It's a few blocks away from the busier areas in the town, which was perfect because it was nice and quiet. Very safe too, since it is gated. The car entrance closes around 11pm, but there's another entrance for guests to go through at all hours if they have their room keys. Another cool thing was apparently they user solar-powered electricity to warm water during the day. Also, while this is less important, it was nice not to see tacky decorations on the wall. I believe double rooms without air-conditioning ran around $35, but we went for the ones with air-conditioning for around $45. It was well worth it! I will definitely be staying there again when I visit Puerto Viejo next

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cabinas Tropical

Property: Cabinas Tropical
Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 00506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,465 - ₹ 2,919
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas Tropical 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Cabinas Tropical Costa Rica/Limon

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