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Caribe Town

3km south of Puerto Viejo Playa Cocles - 150m Behind Hotel Cameleon, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70304 Costa Rica
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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Beautiful jungle B&B with pool, 150 meters from beautiful Playa Cocles beach and 3km from lively Puerto Viejo. Six spaces total, laid out as private honeymoon bungalows and suite all for two people, all with king beds and full hot daily breakfast cooked to your order... some with AC/TV. Spa services, swim up pool bar, tropical tours...Just let us know what you need! Pura vida!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Diving
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
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Private balcony
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Languages Spoken
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3km south of Puerto Viejo Playa Cocles - 150m Behind Hotel Cameleon, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70304 Costa Rica
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Alison P wrote a review 13 Apr
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This place is a jungle paradise! Cozy comfortable bungalow style rooms with King bed, private bath and sweet little front porch are surrounded by lush greenery. It’s a short walk to beach, several great restaurants and grocery stores. It’s a great place to head out for adventure (so many outdoor activities nearby) or just stick around the property enjoying the small pool, spa services, spotting wildlife or taking one of the fitness classes offered on the yoga deck. The included breakfast is a REAL meal including coffee, fresh fruit and juices, and either their breakfast special (which changes daily) or a classic eggs, toast and sausage breakfast. The family that owns it and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is awesome- a little out of the busy part of town so it’s a more relaxed vibe but it’s an easy bike or tuk tuk ride to get to the heart of town. Stay here, you won’t regret it!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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agneralecia wrote a review Dec 2023
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My husband and myself had the pleasure of staying at Caribe Town for our holiday vacation to Costa Rica. I could sit here and write forever about how amazing our experience was! I could tell even from our pre-arrival communication that the Caribe Town team was beyond wonderful. This was solidified when we finally got to meet them. Each and every team member was kind, friendly, and personable. The property has 5 bungalows that are located in the middle of a rainforest garden. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the bungalow porch listening to the sounds of the jungle. We were lucky enough to see the sloth that lives on the property a few times. There were several amazing restaurants and a beautiful beach within walking distance of the property. If you wanted to go a little further you can always rent a bike or take a TukTuk. We ended up renting a little scooter and that was perfect to get us to further away destinations. The breakfast provided at Caribe Town was by far the best breakfast we have ever had from a vacation stay. The fresh and whole ingredients used to make it kept us feeling energized and ready to conquer the day. Their bar has some amazing cocktails and it was always fun to sit and talk with Jeff in the evenings before/after we went to dinner. Jeff had some great restaurant and activity recommendations too. During my stay I was able to book a massage to be performed on the property. I told Karilily what I wanted/needed and she was able to take that information and pair me with the perfect masseuse, Xiomara, who provided an exceptional massage. I’m sure I am missing a million things I want to say, but the moral of the story is - stay here! You won’t regret it. Karilily, Joel, Jeff, Becca, and the rest of the Caribe Town team - Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for making our vacation more perfect than we could have dreamed.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karilily McClure, Owner at Caribe Town
Responded 24 Jan 2024
We are so happy to know you had such a great time! From the bar to the spa to the animals in the garden, and all the sloth sightings, you got to have as well as the yummy breakfast, and all the delicious restaurants within walking distance! We truly feel this is a slice of paradise for those who want to see the jungle, but also explore the beaches in a nice tranquil, romantic environment. we could write on and on a review about you as guest, we really enjoy serving people who love the beauty as we see it here as well! We hope to see you again, one day ! Pura Vida!
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Kenaiflyfish wrote a review 13 Apr
Soldotna, Alaska12 contributions
"Staying at this Airbnb in Playa Cocles was an absolute dream! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warm hospitality and a true sense of tranquility. The location is unbeatable, just steps away from the breathtaking beach and surrounded by lush tropical greenery. The accommodation itself was clean, cozy, and beautifully decorated, providing all the comforts of home in a serene jungle setting. The hosts went above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect, offering helpful tips on local attractions and even arranging activities for us. We enjoyed lazy mornings sipping coffee on the balcony, and listening to the sounds of nature. It was the perfect retreat for relaxation and adventure alike. We can't wait to return to this slice of paradise in Playa Cocles!"
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dj G wrote a review 11 Apr
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Heavenly! Best way to experience Pura Vida!! First thing I did after check in was rent a bicyle down the road! Carib-Town is right next to everything, you don't necc need a bike, but it was great to have for the week I was there! The property is back from the main road which is super nice, and you feel like your stepping into a lush, private oasis surrounded by most amazing gardens!! My bungalow was so lovely, with small patio equipped with clothes-line for hanging my swimsuit, a hummingbird who visited me everyday, relaxing hammock, and comfy lounge chairs! Every morning they served a yummy breakfast with fresh tropical fruit, I could walk less then five minutes to the beach, go a lil further and soak in the tide-pools, see countless tropical birds, monkeys, & slothes. Yummy restaurants up and down the road! Grocery store close by. Loved the fresh Pipa Fria (cold coconuts) they serve at Caribe-Town reception, with amazing cocktails as well!. Everyone who worked there was so nice & accomodating! Bonus if you love yoga, kick-boxing, zumba they have classes available with great teachers! Cannot wait to return! 10/10
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Date of stay: April 2024
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ksailfree wrote a review 2 Apr
Chagrin Falls, Ohio33 contributions10 helpful votes
We (Mom and daughter, age 12) did a three night stay at Caribe Town and really enjoyed our visit. There was great communication throughout our entire booking process from answering initial questions to pre-booking a snorkel trip. Once we had arrived our questions were always answered and felt very attended to. Our little bungalow was perfect for sleeping or hanging out on the porch. Rustic, clean and tucked into the green foliage. Breakfast each morning was delicious. We took advantage of the small pool for afternoon dips and the location is down a small road and across the main 'highway' from a beautiful beach. My daughter loved their two dogs. We liked that it wasn't a big property, quieter and attentive. There are some restaurants in walking distance otherwise to get most other places you'll want a bike or order a TukTuk (small taxi). We loved eating dinner at Spicy Cocount! If looking for a smaller inn/hotel around Puerto Viejo/Punta Uva, this should be on your list!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Zack V wrote a review Mar 2024
Humboldt County, California1 contribution
It’s pretty rare to find a place where from the moment you walk in you feel completely at home. Well that is exactly what happened when we pushed open the large castle like doors into Caribe Town Bungalows. Although it was late evening the compound was well lit and easy to find. After parking we found our little home with no problem. Surrounded by the peacefulness and serenity of the jungle we slept like stones on the beach. The next morning we awoke to the magical sounds of the stirring creatures that would be our roommates for the next 4 nights. From here the story takes a turn for worse for my wife! She became ill and was not able to enjoy the property in the way I did. I’ll have to say, she mentioned multiple times that if she was going to be sick she would rather be there in the comfort of our bungalow then at home. From that point my plans changed but I made the best out of it as much as I could. I got to know the local baby sloth that roams the trees at night but sleeps all day lol. The pool is perfect for a midday cool down siesta. The drinks are top notch and the distance to the beach is within walking. Mornings are my favorite and they did not disappoint here. The made to order breakfast with local ingredients was absolutely delicious. Unlimited coffee and conversations were abundant. A different style smoothie offering added to the morning ritual. Now the people that run this tight operation did not disappoint either. Starting from the ground up the details for a place in the jungle are well thought out. The simplistic nature met with all the comforts you’ll need to have a wonderful stay. Leticia who whips up the tasty morning treats and who artfully manages the bungalows did a outstanding job. Aline is the beautiful face you’ll see throughout the day helping and guiding sun seekers find what they need during their stay. She not only checks you in but checks on you regularly to ensure your stay is what you expected. And more! The owners Karilily and Joel are fabulous. A power couple from Northern California that found home on a different coast in Central America. With family in tow they came to Costa Rica and created a space that allows them to help serve others in their quest to the tropics. I hope this helps when trying to decide where to stay on your visit to the Caribbean side of CR. It was our first time here and we will be coming back. Thanks again to everyone at Caribe Town Bungalows. We appreciate you Zack and Megan
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adventurer70195 wrote a review Mar 2024
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My husband and I stayed here last year around the same time (3 nights only) and as soon as we arrived I knew that if came back to the Puerto Vijeo area this is where we would stay. Well, we did come back and this time it was for 2 weeks! The ownership is the same (Joel, Karilily and their now 4 kids!) but the staff was different than last year however just as amazing (Jeff, Becka, and Aline) We were in Bungalow #5 (#4 last year) and was clean, large king bed, ceiling fan and air conditioning. The location can't be beat! Quiet and away from Puerto Vijeo but still easy to get to (try out the local tuk tuk!) and there are also plenty of beaches and restaurants down this quiet end in Cocles. We always feel safe in Costa Rica and this area is no different.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Sherpa733418 wrote a review Mar 2024
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My wife and I had the pleasure of saying at Caribe Town for two glorious weeks. Owners Joel and Karilily and staff Jeff, Becka, and Aline were caring, responsive, authentic and knowledgeable. We were in Bungalow #1 which was clean, comfortable and cozy with the perfect Caribbean vibe. The location was perfect: head north and there are plenty of places offering a wide variety of dining and beach experiences with great energy. Head south and, while there is still lots to discover, the pace slows down with less developed areas and almost empty beaches. On a personal note (and maybe a bit selfish) we hope that this magical part of Costa Rica can maintain the laid-back, natural feel that makes it unique. The locals seem to want to keep it that way, too. Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Samantha M wrote a review Feb 2024
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Even after a month we’re still reminiscing of our time spent here and the people we met. If you’re looking to get to know the community, and forge relationships with amazing people i highly recommend staying here. The owners of caribe town are incredible people. We had such a lovely time talking to them about the area, community, and places to eat over amazing Coco Loco’s. Thank you so much Karilily and Joel, we’ll be back very soon!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Erin W wrote a review Feb 2024
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Caribe Town hotel was such a lovely place to stay. The owners and staff were so friendly and helpful with lots of ideas and recommendations for food and things to do. The room was clean and I loved the veranda and hammock. They even had candles and mosquito coils. You feel like you are in your own private jungle oasis and you can even see sloths on the property. The breakfasts were tasty with fruit and homemade tortillas. They even made me a takeaway breakfast when I had to leave early for my shuttle to San Jose. I would totally stay here again and recommend it to people travelling to Puerto Viejo. You feel very welcome there.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 19 Feb 2024
We are so happy you had such a great time and enjoyed the breakfast, your bungalow, and the veranda, as well as our little sloth friends here on the property! We hope to see you again, one day! Pura Vida
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£89 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de TalamancaCocles
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caribe Town
Which popular attractions are close to Caribe Town?
Nearby attractions include Super Negro (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Caribe Town?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Caribe Town?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Caribe Town?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caribe Town?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboocha, El Rincon Porteño, and La Pecora Nera.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caribe Town?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Caribe Town have airport transportation?
Yes, Caribe Town offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Caribe Town located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Cocles.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Caribe Town?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Caribe Town accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.