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“"Hidden Gem" is really the best description for this place”
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Cabinas Tropical
Houston, Texas
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“"Hidden Gem" is really the best description for this place”
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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Tucson,AZ
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Reviewed 4 June 2010

No frills, just a good clean room. Also an excursion to Gandoca- Manzanillo or Cahuita with Rolf and Juana is a must.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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Boston
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2010

This hotel is a gem. It's owned and run by a German wildlife biologist and his Costa Rican wife. It's a very pleasant and safe place, located just a couple blocks from the Main street in Puerto Viejo and one block from the fabulous Soda Lidia. We paid extra for a room with air conditioning, which was well worth it because this part of the country is very hot and humid. Rolf and Juana took us on the best rainforest/wildlife hike of our trip. She has an eagle eye for spotting birds and other animals, and he offered a wealth of knowledge about everything we saw. They carry a telescope for amazing up-close views of birds. Rolf was also very helpful in answering my many questions by email before we arrived. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 15 February 2010

If you want to stay directly in Puerto Viejo this is a very good option.
The rooms are simple, but comfortable and spotless. They also have real hot water and great cross-ventilation, so we slept really well.
Its close to everything, but the rainforest behind is always louder than the town in front. So its no problem to get to bed early in preparation for their great guided rainforest tour,
which is highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2010

We stayed there for the 3rd time, in other words, we have always liked this simple but comfortable place.

Stayed January 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 #14 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,461 - ₹ 2,915
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas Tropical 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Cabinas Tropical Costa Rica/Limon

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