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'EL PRINCIPITO' Typical wooden Lodge of caribbean coast close to the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, traditional fully equipped kitchen,1 full bathroom , sleeps 4

Typical wooden Lodge with 2 floors, 2 bedrooms with double bed, standard, fully equipped traditional kitchen, tropical garden, internet 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.Hummingbirds are omnipresent as well as other numerous species of birds.

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 :


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 four times a day:

06.00 hrs / 10.00hrs / 14.00hrs/ 16.00hrs.


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.

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 bikes.

More Details

Property Manager
Jean-Marie Lepage
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Cocles Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • We have a sofabed/futon in the living-room for 1 extra person for sleep
  • Books ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Free snorkeling equipments!


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'EL PRINCIPITO' Typical wooden Lodge of caribbean coast close to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Bikes were great. Sloth in yard the day we came. Would return here in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Verry Good stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two monts with two kids. The house is verry nice as on the pictures with a lot of living space. A lot of beachs close (perfect for bike). Jean Marie is verry disponible and helpful. Every thing you need but dont espect luxury. Verry good for the price!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes, sauberes, liebevoll eingerichtetes ferienhaus!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist nahe wunderschöner Strände, inmitten vieler Planzen und Blumen die Tukane, kolibris (und viele andere Vögel)anlocken. Auch ein Faultier wohnt im Garten. Das Haus ist wunderschön renoviert und mit viel Liebe eingerichtet. Es hat eine gut eingerichtete Küche und der Supermarkt ist nur etwa 100m entfernt. Puerto Viecho ist ca. 2Km entfernt und gut zu Fuss (dem Strand entlang) oder dem Fahrrad erreichbar. Mario und Gigi sind super nett und sehr hilfsbereit. Das ganze Haus hat uns sehr gefallen und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die offene Terasse ist ideal zum chillen, relaxen und je nach dem Tiere beobachten. Es war wunderschön und wir kommen bestimmt wieder! Vielen Dank an Mario und Gigi!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Gertrud & Fernando! Thank you very much for your stay, you're welcome when you want! Pura Vida! Gigi & Mario
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Très bon sejour

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes resté deux mois avec nos deux enfants. La maison est très jolie, comme sur les photos, elle offre beaucoup d'espace de vie. Plusieurs plages à proximité (idéal en vélo). Le locateur est très serviable et disponible. Tout ce dont vous avez besoin mais attendez-vous pas à du luxe. Très bon rapport qualité prix!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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preciosa y tranquila

  • 5 of 5

La propiedad es tal como aparece en las fotos. El entorno es muy tranquilo, rodeado de naturaleza. Aunque no teniamos coche, no hay problema ya que los autobuses pasan muy a menudo, y si no el servicio de taxi es muy asequible.

La atención por parte del propietario excelente. Uno de los mejores recuerdos de nuestra estancia en Costa Rica

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
International airport Juan Santamaria San Jose SJO
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
el cameleon
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
cocles beach
Car: not necessary

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a small coastal town in Caribbean Costa Rica in the province of Limón. It is popular with surfers and backpackers. This is an area where foreigners are buying and building. There are two gorgeous National Parks nearby - Cahuita and Manzanillo, and it rains more than on the Pacific side, which is why it is so lush and green with the rainforest coming down to the sea.

Clear water, coconut palms, great surf and a laidback Caribbean atmosphere make Puerto Viejo a favorite among travelers. Located on the Caribbean Coast, about an hour south of Limon, Puerto Viejo is the center of activity between the smaller villages of Cahuita and Manzanillo. The relaxed, seaside town is framed by jungle, turquoise seas, banana plantations and scenic rivers.

Formerly a small fishing village, Puerto Viejo has grown rapidly in recent years. Avid surfers, drawn to the famous Salsa Brava waves, have made Puerto Viejo a hotspot on the surfing circuit. The center of town now has many souvenir and surf shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and tour companies. True to its beach location and Caribbean ambiance, bikes and pedestrians dominate road traffic along the coastal roads.

With its blend of Afro-Caribbean descendants, expat Europeans and indigenous Costa Ricans, Puerto Viejo charms visitors with a unique mix of people and cultures. Rastafari culture has a firm foothold in the town, and many Rastas sell handmade jewelry and other wares along the town’s vibrant roadside.

Tropical forest surrounds the village and palm trees line the beach, adding to Puerto Viejo’s natural beauty. Travelers can glimpse spectacular wildlife in Cahuita National Park or the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, which border the town to its north and south, respectively.

Just south of Puerto Viejo, visitors will discover the sublime beaches of Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva. Beachfront cabins, restaurants and shops line the street, almost all the way to Manzanillo. There is no shortage of accommodations in the area; numerous budget hostels cater to surfers and young backpackers that frequent the area, while posh resorts offer comfort and luxury along with impressive ocean views.

Black and white sand beaches extend for miles; they are wide and often deserted, offering stretches ideal for walking and sunbathing. Snorkeling is excellent when the water is calm, and nearby Cahuita and Manzanillo are home to beautiful, living coral reefs that provide some of the best snorkeling in Costa Rica.

The beaches are gorgeous, but like everywhere in Central America, watch those riptides.

There are beautiful birds, butterflies and animals to be seen.

Refugio de gandoca de Manzanillo:the beauty of this refuge is incredible because of its forest, lagoons, coral, reefs and white sand beaches and is the most exotic place of the entire South Caribbean coast. This refuge protects 4500 ha.of sea; 15km of coast and 5000 ha of plants and hills which maximum height is 115 mt.

Indian's reserve in High talamanca and rite with shaman : To come to the most recondite of the Alta Talamanca


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $36.92

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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