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Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Cocles B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York, NY
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“A great place to stay”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Physis Caribbean Bed and Breakfast in Cocles was one of the highlights of my trip. Emily and Jeremy are the consummate host and very resourceful and insightful for a variety of things including but not limited to day trips, where to eat, best beaches, and everything else you can imagine as it pertains to the Puerto Viejo area. The breakfast are wonderful and their overall hospitality as a couple is unmatched. This is a small Bed and Breakfast so you really get the feeling of family and friends and Soda Johanna next door is a real treat for having some great food right outside your front door and to the right. The Bed and Breakfast itself is very quaint and comfortable and is very charming and you can feel the personal touch that is given to it by the owners. I only wish I could have stayed for at least a week and when I had to leave due to the lack of availability because they are so popular it was like leaving your friends and family members after an extended vacation. I would highly recommend Physis Caribbean Bed and Breakfast to anyone considering staying in the Puerto Viejo area!!!

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Me and my sister stayed at Physis for 4 nights and this experience made our stay at Puerto Viejo unforgettable. The place is of high standard overall. Super clean, facilities good. We were warmly welcomed by Emily and Jeremy with a fantastic "mango sunset' and they were extremely helpful during our stay, giving us information on the area and making us tasty breakfast. Physis Caribbean Bed & Breakfast is defo highly recommended place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Hi Emily and Jeremy,

You have by far the best B&B ever, the cleanliness and decor is fantastic, your attention to details is remarkable and you provided us with a service we didn't expect (booking our ride back to San Jose).
You made us feel like we were family and that says a lot !!!
I just wish we could've stayed longer, next time for sure.
Thanks again for the unforgettable experience and we do have great photos of your place.

Denys and Joanne,
PURA VIDA

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

To be honest I was not entirely enthusiastic at the first days of our vacation in Costa Rica, but the Physis Caribbean changed my opinion immediatly after stepping through the door. We entered a little paradise with many plants, cute wooden animal statues and lovely jungle paintings at the walls. Because of the not fully closing outside walls and the absence of window panes you got the feeling to be outside all the time. A very nice aspect of the typical houses at the caribbean side of Costa Rica.
We were greeted by the owners Emily and Jeremy in person who live in the first floor of the B&B and share their dining room and even their iMac with the guests. They showed us around, introduced us to their cute pets, the two dogs Vida and Gizmo and the cat Lucy, and we had a delicious welcoming drink.

The Physis Caribbean is a sweet little B&B with excellent breakfast which is made freshly by Emily each morning.
The atmosphere is very familiar and cosy. Emily and Jeremy are very kind, they read every wish in your eyes and have always a great advice for restaurants or activities in the vicinity, for example the Jaguar Rescue Center. They have also bikes which you can rent for a day and they provide you with towels if you want to go to the beach which is only five minutes away.

The rooms are not so big but perfectly good, nicely furnished, clean and equipped with all you need. There is even a Bose docking station but unfortunately only for iPhones. At our stay we spent most of the time outside of the rooms anyway, because there are several seats in the lounge - cosy sofas, chairs and even a hammock - that invite you to stay. In the evening Jeremy will provide you with delicious cocktails and even cough drops if you got a cold on the plane as I did. There is always a cocktail of the day which costs only a few dollars.

All together we got the feeling that the B&B is led and developed with much blood, sweat and tears. We would have stayed longer but the rooms were booked out, so we had to leave reluctantly after two wonderful days. We had a lovely stay and will certainly be back when we travel again to Costa Rica. Our best compliments!
Pura Vida!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Nyon, Switzerland
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The cutest B&B we've been so far! :) the place is a little outside the city but with the bikes it's not an issue at all, and you're even closer to the beautiful beaches you can reach w bikes that are rented at the B&B.
The B&B is very charming, only a few rooms so you really feel at home there, the staff, the welcome cocktail and the breakfast are just perfect, the only thing we regret was not to have booked more nights there.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This was my first trip to Costa Rica and the Cocles. Jeremy and Emily provided personalized service and hospitality that are above and beyond. The breakfast with a smile and pleasant conversations in the morning really kicked off my days. They genuinely look after their clients and offer advice and assistance to make anyone's visit to Costa Rica a pleasant one. The facility is well maintained and offers the comforts of western hotels (like A/C, internet, Apple TV, Bose Speaker Dock) while always being a QUIET place with plenty of community areas to relax in. The beach was a short walk down the side road and was easy to get to. Physis Carribean is an ideal getaway location for couples or for the individual seeking solitude. There are only 4 rooms, so if your party is around 9 people or less, plan in advance and rent out the whole place!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

One of the best place we stayed in CR. Jeremy and Emily (owners) were very friendly and helpful!!! Unfortunately they had free room for one night we would have def stayed longer! Jeremy helped us organize a 4day trip to Panama (Bocas del Toro), he organized transfer, hotel in Bocas as well as a tour guide there. Great experience and Jeremy, once again, thank you very much! It is really must seen!

We got great tips what to do, where to eat (Italian rest.is awesome!), what beach is the best, you really feel they will take care of you. wi-fi works great, beds are super comfy, rooms super clean and cozy, breakfast prepared by Emily very tasty and Coctails done by Jeremy dangerously great! Well done! Wish everybody would do it this way... !!! Linda and Frank

  • Stayed February 2014, 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 service for an additional charge. Prices include breakfast each morning. Sorry, No children under the age of 12 years old. ... more   less 
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