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Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

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Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

We are planning to spend a few relaxing days (family with two boys aged 19 and 17) in Puerto Viejo end of August and are looking for a nice budget accommodation in/around Puerto Viejo. It should be on a nice beach and with lots of snacks within walking distance. Probably Punta Uvita might be nicer regarding the beach but it might be a bit dull for the boys?

Has anyone a good suggestion?

Thanks for any advice!

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1. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

Don't know what you consider "budget" but you could look at Casa Viva's 2 BR houseson the beach at Punta Uva for $190/nite; http://www.puntauva.net/ Check out Korrigan's Lodge where 2 bungalows within walking distance of the beach will run $160 or look at several options in Playa Chiquita or Cocles between Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva: a 2 BR bungalow at the highly rated La Costa del Papito will run you $99; http://lacostadepapito.com/ or Azania Bungalows with a small pool can sleep 4 with a loft for $115; http://azania-costarica.com/

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2. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

Given you are with 2 teenage boys, my suggestion would be Cocles area. Lots of accommodation to choose from, active beach life, short trip to town, different eating options and still accessible to PUnta Uva.

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3. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

Check out Costa de Papito in Cocles area of Puerto Viejo.

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4. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

Cocles would be good, also Finca Chica is nice. Playa Chiquita is worth considering, La Kukula is a good example there.

www.puertoviejosatellite has most options on their site.

I assume the boys would like to check out some nightlife, make sure they use taxis at night and ask where you are staying about places which are worth visiting or better to avoid.

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5. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

THANK YOU ALL for your good suggestions!! I really appreciate them very much!

Our favourite now really is Cocles, because it's not too far away from "the action" for the boys, and most of all there we like Azania Bungalows and La Costa del Papito! They really look lovely!

Does anybody know whether we should make a reservation right now for a stay end of August? Originally I was planning just to show up there, because it depends on the weather at that time and maybe last-minute you may get a discount?

Thanks for your advice!

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6. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

Make reservations now. La Costa de Papito is the #2 rated place to stay in Puerto Viejo and it is very affordable by PV standards. If you wait they may have rooms available, but not the rooms you want. The discounted cost of 2 smaller bungalows could still end up costing you more than the 2 BR bungalow at rack rate. Same goes for Azania.

Now if you want to take a risk, make a list of 4-5 places where you would be happy to stay and then just wait til a few days before to call around.

Remember that the beginning and middle of August will see far more visitors than the tail end of the month, as American families return home for the start of the school year.

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7. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

Do make reservations, the nicest places mostly always get booked up.

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8. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

Azania bungallows, totem or cariblue might work for you

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9. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

I also think Azania Bungalows or Cariblue would be nice choices in that area and not expensive.

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10. Re: Accommodation Puerto Viejo - nice beach and budget

IMO... while La costa de Papito may lack a pool, they are well known for taking good care of their guests and helping you have a good time. The reviews here on TA are pretty accurate and they show that customer services shines at La Costa de Papito.