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Hotel Advice Please!

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Hotel Advice Please!

My boyfriend and I are planning to visit PV in the beginning of May for a few nights. We have been there once before a few years ago with a group of friends and stayed at Cashew Hill. We definitely enjoyed our stay at Cashew but are looking to try somewhere new. Although I'm a little familiar with the area, I'm getting a little overwhelmed with all of the choices and am hoping for some advice.

Knowing that we're not going to be paying $150/night or anything for an average hotel in PV, the price isn't a huge concern for us. We don't need to have A/C or a pool, but are definitely looking for a clean hotel with hopefully a bit of character and a hammock. One thing we are looking for is some kind of nightlife option. We're not looking to ever go clubbing or anything, but either a hotel in/fairly close to PV or with its own bar open past 10pm is important. Having a fridge and/or coffee maker is a plus, but a full kitchen isn't necessary as we're only going to be there for a few days and already have restaurants like El Refugio Grill on our list to revisit (I don't think we're looking to stay all the way near El Refugio, but proximity to other restaurant options would be a definite plus).

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!

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1. Re: Hotel Advice Please!

In your case I would be looking at places like Costa de Papito or la Isla Inn, for going into Puerto please use a taxi when coming back after dark.

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2. Re: Hotel Advice Please!

Gecko Lodge can be a good option...I love Korrigans Lodge in Punta Uva...maybe rent a car for a few days...

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3. Re: Hotel Advice Please!

I can't think of any hotels in town that keep their bars open past 10pm, need to go into town for nightlife, some spots are safer than others. I like the bungalow style hotel Costa de Papito in Cocles also, within walking distance to town by day, but away from the noise. If you have a car staying in Punta Uva is a great option too, hard to beet the Korrigan Lodge.

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4. Re: Hotel Advice Please!

Thanks very much for the replies! If I had to pick before I posted my question, I would have gone w/ La Costa de Papito, so with a few more votes in that direction, we just submitted a reservation request.

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5. Re: Hotel Advice Please!

I agree, there aren´t many hotels in town with their own bar. La Costa de Papito, in Playa Cocles, is great, with a bar/restaurant and withing walking distance to the beach. Banana Azul, in Playa Negra, is also great, and right on the beach. Both are great options, with awesome staffs, and, like Geckos Lodge said, either way, use taxis at night to go back and forth from town; it makes for a much safer evening, and you will have a great vacation staying at either place! (Also, Cashew Hill is STILL a great option)

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6. Re: Hotel Advice Please!

I just reserved at Banana Azul Hotel, it looks like a great place to stay. Restaurant wise it seems like Jungle Love and Koki Beach are great options

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7. Re: Hotel Advice Please!

Banana Azul is the best place I know of and their bar stays open past 10pm. The restaurant offers great food and it's about a 20 minute walk into town along the beach.

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