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Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Cocles B&B and Inns
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San Jose, California
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“A surreal and dreamy stay”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

My husband and I had absolutely no idea what to expect when we showed up at Physis in Cocles. Our 9 hour flight from CA, and our 5 hour drive from San Jose, left us exhausted. When we arrived, our hosts, Jeremy and Emily, were live a breath of fresh air. I couldn't believe the grounds once we went through the sliding wooden gates. Amazing. The woodwork, the décor, the plants, the "tropicalness", it was breathtaking. We were there for 2 reasons, to celebrate my 40th birthday, and to bring some medical supplies to the nearby Jaguar Rescue Center. Every recommendation Jeremy and Emily had for food, activities, advice on locals, was completely dead on, every time. We can't say enough about Puerto Viejo, it definitely is a special place, but it would have been NOTHING like the trip we had with out our stay at Physis. Thanks guys, you both made our entire trip!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We highly recommend the Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast at Cocles. Jeremy and Emily gave us a warm welcome with a delicious welcome beverage (definitely have Jeremy mix you one of his margaritas while you are there!). Breakfasts were yummy, we loved the outdoor lounging areas downstairs, and enjoyed cuddling up with Lucy the cat. I definitely would return on a future visit to Costa Rica!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

A friend and I booked one night at Physis while traveling through Puerto Viejo from Panama on our way to San Jose in early June 2013. Emily and Jeremy were extremely welcoming and hospitable, even allowing us to check in early as our bus from Panama was scheduled to arrive a few hours before check in time. The garden is stunning, like an oasis with amazing seating areas and pathways to enjoy being outside. Unfortunately we didn't get to spend too much time taking advantage of it as it was a day of pouring rain, but as soon as we arrived they suggested trying to make the last morning tour of the Jaguar Rescue Centre which is less than 10 minute walk from Physis. A great recommendation, especially on a rainy day when the beach looks less than inviting! One of them was always around and easy to find to ask questions about how to get to town, when shops close, where to eat, etc. Our room was cozy but fresh, clean and comfortable and having a fridge in the room was a much welcomed bonus. The breakfast was tasty and filling and after we left both my friend and I wished we had booked more time in Puerto Viejo so we could stay there longer!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Physis for our last 3 nights in Costa Rica and loved everything about it... The warm welcome and friendly service from Jeremy and Emily, the great location, the breakky's... We still rave about the warm coconut laced maple syrup we had on our pancakes! The location was great we hired bikes from Jeremy and spent the days riding everywhere, its easy flat safe riding on bitumen roads with plenty of things to do (chocolate shop, jaguar centre, beaches, cafes, restaurants). There's also cafes and restaurants near by if you don't feel like riding! Would recommend it to anyone, an added bonus are the rooms have great top of the range sound systems and flat screen tv's!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 13 June 2013 via mobile

Physis is a little slice of heaven on Earth. We were married on June 1st in Malibu, CA & the next day we flew to Costa Rica & took a bus to puerto viejo. Jeremy & Emily are remarkable, kind, & they know how to be hospitable to the traveler, the vacationer & the honeymooners (like us). We stayed for 10 days & each day was a beautiful adventure. As we explored the area we were continually saying what a great choice we had made in choosing Physis for our honeymoon location. The rooms are very clean & they clean up your room each day while you enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast overlooking the tropical Carribean jungle/rainforest. The rooms have AC & dehumidifiers. The honeymoon bungalow was a perfect escape from our fast paced lives in Los Angeles. Physis has everything you need: fridge in room with lots of drink choices, bikes to rent, snorkel gear, boogie boards & The owners know all the best spots. Their pets are adorable, obedient & clean. We loved our welcome drink & we also had some incredible top notch margaritas! The area is beautiful & you are close to everything while still having a feeling of being secluded. The chill spaces in the garden were awesome! We took a great nap in one of the hammocks. Everything was perfect & exceeded our expectations. One might think renting a private house would be better before arriving but once you are in puerto Viejio one quickly learns that it is much better to stay in a place with people who know the area & the people. Physis is very secure. We felt very safe & at ease. We can't wait to return!!!! We really had a royal blast! Thank you Physis!!!!!!! Pura Vida!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights during the first half of April. We loved it and highly recommend it!The hosts Emily and Jeremy are so welcoming and helped us organize many fun activities. Emily's breakfast each morning (ususally eggs, toast, and fresh fruit) was delicious! The french toast was great too. Breakfast is served each morning around a large table. We loved catching up with other guests and hearing about their adventures each morning!

The B & B was located just a short walk from Playa Cocles, and is also within walking or biking distance of Punta Uva and Manzanilla. All of these beaches are gorgeous, and some were almost deserted, which we loved! There is good snorkeling at Punta Uva and Manzanilla, and we even saw some toucans and monkeys on our bike to Manzanilla. You can rent bikes from Physis for the day.

The Jaguar Rescue center was also about a 10 minute walk up the road. We loved visiting there!

Our room was cozy and tidy. It was cleaned each morning for us. The beds were really comfortable and we were always able to keep the room a comfortable temperature. The bathroom had a great waterfall shower and a little mini fridge which came in handy for storing snacks.

Over all we loved our stay here and would absolutely stay here again. Thanks for the amazing experience Emily and Jeremy!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Physis Caribbean is a very well kept family Bad and Breakfast, very clean and cozy, built with a lot of work, love and attention to detail. It is perfectly situated near local beaches and close to restaurants.
With my husband we stayed there five nights and we do highly recommend the place!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast
Address: 154 Miss Winny Town, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca > Cocles
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Cocles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for nature, beach & jungle meets luxury, this is the spot. We consist of 4 rooms, with one completely private & secluded "Honeymoon Suite". All rooms have their own private bathroom & shower with hot water. All rooms also have air conditioning, refrigerators, safes, flat-screen TV with satellite cable or Netflix, dehumidifiers, ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, and all new linens & decor. The private Honeymoon suite has a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. Room #3 sleeps 3 people with one full bed & one twin bed and a flatscreen TV with satellite cable. There are two regular double rooms available, both with flat-screen TV. Room #1 has satellite cable & room #2 has free Netflix, both rooms have DVD players. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and there is also a computer for guests to use. We have bicycles, snorkel gear, & boogie boards available for rent. We also offer laundry and drink service. Prices include breakfast each morning. Sorry, No children under the age of 12 years old. ... more   less 
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