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Half Off Special if you stay 7 nights or more in Sept or Oct

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4-5 guests w/1 full bath & private kitchen.

Beachfront Cabin. Pool, Kitchen, Bath, Sleeps 4 to 5. Quiet Fishing Town.

We are in a small fishing town, but have a bakery ... best baguettes in the AM, 1 grocery store, three restaurants and a beachfront view to die for. Everyone knows everyone ... your hosts are part of the village. Equidistant from the the best parts of the Nicoya Peninsula. Laundry faciities and pool. Kitchen. Great fishing. Much wildlife ... monkeys, iguanas, birds. Breezy and cool.

Nearby Attractions: Rainsong (animal sanctuary). Cabo Blanco National Park (1st in Costa Rica). Four restaurants within walking distance. Beautiful ocean view. Best Panaderia (bakery) in Nicoya Peninsula. Great Reefs for snorkeling. Amazing Fishing right outside the Cabina door.

More Details

Property Manager
James O'Callaghan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, Gaelic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About James O'Callaghan

My name is Jim O Callaghan. I am a descendant of the royal family of Munster, one of the 4 independent provinces of Ireland before the British invaded and *%$&!ed everything up.

James O'Callaghan purchased this cabin in 2005

Why James O'Callaghan chose Cabuya

I was looking for a beachfront hotel property with a bar and restaurant. This property was in a stunning location with a lot of animal life but was derelict and incomplete. It took a lot of time and money to repair, renovate and complete it. But I love this place. It is my paradise.

What makes this cabin unique

Beautiful cabinas with private kitchens and baths surrounding the pool, on the beach, partially shrouded by jungle canopy inhabited by howler and capuchin monkeys, in the quiet fishing community of Cabuya, 6km away from the noise and nightlife of Montezuma. Small and very private. The best fresh fish every day. Excellent snorkeling and fishing, sea kayaking, decent surfing. Perfect climate most of the year.


Cabuya Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Cabina - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Half Off Special if you stay 7 nights or more in Sept or Oct
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Misrepresentation. Poorly managed

  • 1 of 5

This property is not well maintained nor as represented on website. No oven coffee maker blender or working stove. Freezer door broke and old broken fridge sitting on patio. 3 ft wasp/ hornet nest adjacent from open windows with no screens. Kayaks leak per management warning. Beach is rocky and not a walking beach. Beach chairs rusty and no cushions. We chose to leave and owner refused to give any refund even after a written promise from manager.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Off the beaten track, dog lovers dream

  • 3 of 5

If you don't mind roughing it a bit, this spot in the jungle has lots of charm, a clean pool, and nightly howler monkey calls

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

The Howler Monkey Hotel was a wonderful place to spend a few nights with our 9 month old son. The cabins are beautiful, teak, A-Frame structures. We always felt safe leaving Oskar to sleep above us, while we stayed up in the evenings down below enjoying a drink, hammock swing or swim in the pool.

The proximity to the beach and jungle was wonderful as well. There is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking to the sounds of the howler monkeys :) As it is a bit off of the beaten path (which we loved), having a vehicle was nice, as we could check out Montezuma and the surrounding areas on our own accord.

Jim, the owner, is a really friendly guy. He had recommendations for all of my questions, had a ton of great stories and was always super friendly and accommodating towards Oskar.

We always felt safe and secure. Great place. Thanks Jim!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review,Benjy misses Oskar. Best regards Jim O Callaghan (owner)
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Perfect home for our Costa Rica holiday

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed 10 nights at the Howler Monkey Hotel. (We stayed here while we spent time touring around the south end of the peninsula. Though we did do a fair amount of cycling, I would recommend a car travelling further distances.) While we stayed at the howler monkey hotel, it felt like we had our own little home right on the water. We absolutely loved having a kitchen! We went to the nearby grocery store to pick up fresh fruits, veggies and meat almost daily. Every morning we had a fresh smoothie. It was great! Jim, the owner, was excellent. He is so friendly and helpful. We were very happy with our stay :)

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire, Thanks a million for such a fantastic review you have just made my day. Regards Jim
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Nice place to relax

  • 5 of 5

I went for a couple of days with two friends and found what we were looking for, an easy going place to relax.

The host was very kind and helped us go around. Santa Teresa is not far away but 4WD (or a bike) is better.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tenterfield, New South Wales

Idyllic stay at the Howler Monkey Hotel

  • 5 of 5

I am currently spending 12 months backpacking with my 8 year old twins and we just spent 10 wonderful days at the Howler Monkey Hotel. None of us wanted to leave and the kids asked me repeatedly on our bus to Montezuma could we go back. The cabins are a beautiful A-frame and the upstairs sleeping area is spacious and very cool. We used the fan though there were some nights we did not need to. We fell asleep and awoke to the sound of the ocean and occasionally, to our delight the sound of Howler Monkeys. Each cabin comes with a good basic kitchen with fridge and gas cooker and a bathroom. There are two supermarkets in walking distance and a few sodas and a very good bakery cafe. The local bus service gets you to Montezuma and Cabano on a regular basis. We did not have a car and never felt like we needed one.

Having Jim the owner onsite gave me an additional sense of security in knowing someone was always around. He offered heaps of advice and assistance and as a manager remained unobtrusive but was there when you needed him. My son in particular developed a real soft spot for Jim and loved some of the stories he told him. I also enjoyed some lovely conversations with him. We fell in love with the resident dogs and once again there was that added bonus of security with them being around in addition to being an extra bit of personality. The location is superb in that you walk straight out onto the beach and can walk across to Isla Cabuya on low tide. We absolutely loved our time at the Howler Monkey Hotel and could not recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
30 km
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
10 minute-walk
Nearest Beach
Howler Monkey Hotel beach
Car: necessary

Close to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and the Montezuma waterfalls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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