Come to Caribbean Costa Rica and enjoy the wonders of nature in a magical oasis that feels newly discovered every day. Nestled in protected jungle lands of the Refugio Nacional Gandoca-Manzanillo, located at the end of Playa Cocles 3km from Puerto Viejo & steps from a million amazing things to do, see and eat!!!
You are looking at a listing for one bungalow with ceiling fan offering one matrimonial bed for two and one twin bed for one. Each bed has new orthopedic pillow top mattresses, fresh linens and fresh pillows. A good nights sleep is not negotiable! This bungalow offers private bathroom with hot water private shower. The best part of the bungalow in our opinion, is the private porch with hammock and seating to enjoy a siesta. Watch the jungle around you and you may see some recently sighted sloths, monkeys, gorgeous toucans and many more! Full Hot Daily Breakfast Is Included! This includes local fruits and coffee as well as hot food!
Dining in the Area: We have many partners in the area, including restaurants favorably reviewed by the New York Times! Enjoy a 10% discount while sitting at the best beachside restaurant in Puerto Viejo....or head for the best known Thai and sushi house and enjoy your first drink free with a welcome card from your lodging! There are so many great reasons to stay with us and enjoy the area!!
As the new owners in March of 2010, we have done many renovations and updates! Our passion for the area and the beauty around us is hard to contain and we want to share that excitement. After 12 years in offices, we LOVE being outdoors, helping you experience just WHY we would move to this incredible place. We wanted to be as remote as possible, but still have all the conveniences of home, like high speed internet, easy healthcare and a relaxed PURA VIDA life :)
Jessica purchased this bungalow in 2010
A one hour walk through the gorgeous beaches and down through the coral pools where you can experience little 'finding nemo' fish starting just 150 meters from your front door will convince a non-believer of the magic of this place. For the actual 5 bungalows....we have seen all manner of birds and animals...a nature lovers paradise from your front porch.
We are highly connected to all the best tour operators in the area and can book anything your heart desires. If you like to surf, you are just minutes from an internationally recognize swell...however in front of the property is generally calm waves to play and swim in....or snorkel!
My sisters and I stayed at Caribe town in one of the bungalows for 12 nights, and to say the least it was worth every penny. Jessica and Marc are the most gracious and wonderful hosts I have ever had when travelling. We were greeted the minute we arrived with warmth and smiles. Everyday spent they both had great suggestions for adventures for us to do. I have never stayed anywhere where the hosts go so much out of their way to make sure your comfortable and happy. I am allergic to gluten and Jessica and Marc went out of their way (literally drove onto a different town to find the right flour) to make me homemade gluten free bread, pancakes and even banana walnut muffins! Our bungalow was great for the three of us, and we always had exactly what we needed. This vacation was the best I have had, and I owe so much of it to Jessica and Marc for providing us with such a beautiful, safe, relaxing and VERY well kept place to stay. I highly recommend staying here, and already miss Caribe Town so much!
Thank you Jessica, Marc and the hard working staff of Caribe Town, the three sisters will definitely be back to see you again!
A friend and I stayed at this resort back in May and luckily we weren't planning on spending a whole lot of time at the resort anyway because the amenities were not up to par. The "swim up bar" would have been fun if there was a bartender. The "snack" menu would have been nice if we got hungry later but there was no one there at night. We also noticed, there was no one else staying there the 3 and a half days we were there, which was weird and made us a little uneasy. It felt pretty safe though, as the gates were shut and locked every night. The nice young gentlemen did make us breakfast in the mornings and it was very good. He was also very helpful with setting up tours and adventures for us each day. The only thing that really upset us was being lied to and taken advantage of when it came to setting up a shuttle to pick us up and take us to our next resort. He told us the only way there was with the shuttle that was over $200!! Because we thought this was our only option and we trusted him, we just went with what he told us. Come to find out, we very well could have taken buses which would have cost us around $20 per person. Granted, it would have taken longer, but we would have loved to save the money even if it took a little more time. It was a cute place to stay, but would I choose to stay here again? Probably not.
My now fiancé and I had the privilege of staying at Caribe Town for 10 days in late April and I can honestly say it was everything we had hoped for and more! The owners, Jessica and Marc, along with Carlos went above and beyond what was expected to ensure that our stay was perfect from beginning to the end. Here’s our story:
Unbeknownst to my girlfriend at the time, I was secretly planning our engagement to take place during our trip to Costa Rica. After exhausting some resources on my own, I reached out to Jessica and team to see if they would be interested or could help in the planning of our special day. Not only did Jessica agree to help she seemed genuinely excited to be part of our big day. After exchanging emails for almost two months prior to our trip, Jessica and Marc had outlined the most amazing day completely catered to my ideas on how I wanted to pop the question!
The day started out like any other day at Caribe Town, with an awesome breakfast and excellent coffee. We then set off for horse back riding with Bruce at Playa Chiquita Riding Adventures. Once back at Caribe Town we got ready for what I told my girlfriend was a special dinner at the resort. She thought it was “special” because dinner is not something Caribe Town offers. After a quick drink at the bar, we were lead to the beach directly across the street. Once we got to the beach, she saw the bamboo cabana that Marc had constructed and setup earlier that day. There was a candle lit path on the beach and the cabana was beautifully decorated with candles and fresh flowers. What followed was an amazing meal prepared by Marc and Jessica. If you ever get a chance to enjoy a meal prepared by Marc, do NOT turn it down! Dinner was followed with chocolate desserts from Bread and Chocolate in Puerto Viejo and at this point my girlfriend was a nervous wreck waiting for me to ask the question. With Jessica’s help, I had one more surprise setup, FIREWORKS!! Yes, Jessica actually found and arranged a pyrotechnic company to put on a fireworks show on the beach as a backdrop for me to ask the big question. She said yes and it’s a day that neither of use will ever forget!
Its in no way a stretch to say that non of this would have been possible without Jessica, Marc and Carlos’s help! We both felt extremely lucky that not only did we find an amazing gem of a resort in the jungle of Costa Rica but we had the most amazing hosts and left with what we consider friends for life!!
Patricia and I stayed with Jessica and friends for one month. We fell in love with the Caribbean side and Jessica's commitment to service. The big question of the day when you walk the short path to the beach, "right or left?" What a treat Caribe Town is and the persistent, consistent comfort made possible for our entire month by Jessica and crew. Thank you. See you again next January!
I would highly suggest this place to anyone traveling to Puerto Viejo. Short bike to the town, very short walk to Playa Cocles, and short drive to Manzanillo! Breakfast was awesome. Jessica & co were very helpful and accomodating to both me and my boyfriend. I suggest ordering a Pina Colada from Jessica when you arrive to Caribe Town. Can't wait to come back!
Our weekend at Caribe Town was perfect. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, it was a great experience.
The resort is just across the road from Playa Cocles for easy beach access, but is a private, secluded jungle setting.
Our cabin was excellent, very private and featured a new, super comfortable mattress - not something you'll always find in Costa Rica. The pool was clean and a great way to cool down and relax after a hot day. And then you have a fridge, bbq and cooking area if you're interested in buying your own food and cooking at the resort.
However, you'd miss out on the many great restaurants in the area such as Pecora Nera which is only a few hundred meters away, and El Refugio Grill which is about 10 minutes down the road, heading to Manzanillo.
The current innkeepers, Pierre and Marise, were absolutely wonderful hosts for our three nights and served a great breakfast every morning too. My girlfriend and I had plans to go to a restaurant one of our mornings but the breakfasts here were so good we decided to stay at Caribe Town every morning.
The resort is also only about 800 meters away from the Jaguar Rescue Center, a must-visit tourist attraction to play with the monkeys.
We couldn't have been happier with our selection of Caribe Town. I definitely recommend staying a bit further south Puerto Viejo where there are better restaurants,better restaurants and better beaches.
3km south of Puerto Viejo. 150 meters in front is soft waves for body surfing and great swimming and calm waters for coral pool exploring. Head to the north and we are withing walking distance of great surfing as well. 12 km north of Manzanillo. Easy access to everything!
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Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Notes||Full hot daily breakfast is included with bungalow rental! We make our own bread and jam, offered daily with eggs, chorizo and fruit, as well as coffee and juice. Weekend specials of pancakes and french toast with homemade maple syrup on Saturdays and the local special of gallo pinto on Sundays.|
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