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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

The little Prince Lodge in the Caribbean coast

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Typical wooden Lodge with 2 floors, 2 bedrooms with double bed, standard, fully equipped traditional kitchen, tropical garden, internet DSL access, big safe, private parking, free bikes, close to the beach (only 10 min walk), grocery store 2 min walk, restaurants 5 min walking, bus stop 2 min walking.'EL PRINCIPITO' is located in a small village in Cocles, 2 miles south to Puerto Viejo. Our little street is a dead end and has approximately 10 houses where people are living. The area is very quiet. The place is very secure & has also a big safe. The Lodge is very well ventilated and the temperatures oscillate between 22 and 33 degrees all the time. Here it's summer all year round and you can admire many plants and flowers and beautiful trees.Butterflies(blue morpho) & Hummingbirds are omn...Typical wooden Lodge with 2 floors, 2 bedrooms with double bed, standard, fully equipped traditional kitchen, tropical garden, internet DSL access, big safe, private parking, free bikes, close to the beach (only 10 min walk), grocery store 2 min walk, restaurants 5 min walking, bus stop 2 min walking.'EL PRINCIPITO' is located in a small village in Cocles, 2 miles south to Puerto Viejo. Our little street is a dead end and has approximately 10 houses where people are living. The area is very quiet. The place is very secure & has also a big safe. The Lodge is very well ventilated and the temperatures oscillate between 22 and 33 degrees all the time. Here it's summer all year round and you can admire many plants and flowers and beautiful trees.Butterflies(blue morpho) & Hummingbirds are omnipresent as well as other numerous species of birds (tucans, parrots, etc...) A sloth & various iguanes live in the property! There are many places to visit in the area: Refuge Gandoca / Manzanillo, Cahuita National Park, Bribri indigenous reserves, water falls, Jaguar rescue center, sloth sanctuary, Ara project, etc ... and of course beautiful beaches: Punta Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva. Playa Cocles:This long, wide beach beaten by moderate waves or strong, holds the north, facing the tip Pirriplí, a beautiful rocky island of the same name, which gives a special touch to this coast devoid of islands. The place is ideal for lovers of sunbathing, surfing, swimming, walking or horse riding.Punta Cocles has a small coral reef bursting with small natural pools.5 mins by car to a Jamaican atmosphere, Puerto Viejo awaits you to enjoy its nightlife, bars and restaurants will offer a choice of dishes from here and elsewhere!PURA VIDA Transports : Flying Nature Air and Sansa now have a daily, early morning flight to Limon, which is one hour from here and Nature Air has added an afternoon flight as well. So if you do not want to drive from San Jose this may, depending on flight times, be a convenient option. Please be aware of the strict baggage restrictions on these domestic flights. Public bus From the “Terminal Atlantico Norte”, Avenida 9, Calle 12, buses leave for Puerto Viejo five times a day: 06.00 hrs / 10.00hrs /12.00hrs/ 14.00hrs/ 16.00hrs. ‘Interbus’ More convenient then the public bus is the minivan service run by Interbus.You can make reservations online. If travelling direct from the airport to Puerto Viejo or Cocles, you first book to a distribution point in San José from where you can travel on to the Caribbean. Interbus does come to Super market 'Super Cocles'at 200 meters to El Principito but you may have to remind the driver! The cost per person from the airport to the distribution point is approximately US$10 and from there to Cocles is approximately US$50. More
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About the Owner
Jean-Marie L
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
We give my guests space but am available when needed. We can recommend the travelers for the activities of neighborhood.
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We stayed at El Princpito for 5 nights and it was an amazing experience. The open concept allowed us to watch birds and hear monkeys no matter where we were. The locking bedroom doors and safe meant that we always felt that our belongings were...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank mistralhope
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a week with our 8 year old grandson. The Little Prince Lodge is very nice, very open, and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The kitchen is much better equipped than most rentals and very clean. Both the upstairs and...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Nancykim
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Absolutely wonderful hosts and amazing place to stay. Truly felt secluded and safe. The home was centrally located between shops and beaches. Everything was within walking distance. At the time that I had went, it had been raining non-stop and the host was gracious enough...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank AmandaHerr2008
Reviewed 26 August 2015

A real experience to spend time in this beautiful home. We loved the fact that you always feel outdoors because of the open feeling the house has. You can walk or bike everywhere and the supermarket is just right there ! Also one of the...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Pilavaranasi
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Absolutely fantastic home. Far enough from the hustle of Puerto Viejo but close enough to enjoy the bike ride into town. Jean Marie was a fabulous host- the house was clean upon arrival and cleaned multiple times during our visit. Not once did we feel...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank KailieRGD
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Refrigerator
Washer
Blender
Safe
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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About the neighbourhood
COCLES, a residential village, is located 3 kms away from PUERTO VIEJO. PUERTO VIEJO is a small very busy fishing village. There are numerous workshops/ handcrafts, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, medical clinic, dentists, , pharmacies, Tours Operators, Bus station...*Organic market, on Saturdays mornings, draining numerous tourists...*Tourist Office : ATEC, a precious place not to be missed, to inform you about all the activities which could interest you about discovery tours and & cultural events…*Beach for surfers, 2 Kms away.
How to get there
It's best to rent a car for a short stay, but for a longer stay, this is not necessary and we can lend you 2 beach cruiser bicycles ($5 per day & per bike value-free).
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