~ The caution is that the professional photos are not of Hotel Yaré. I don't know what that hotel is, but the traveller photos, including mine, are the accurate representation.
I came to Yaré off of the street (didn't see the previous reviews, bad or good) with my bicycle after seeing some rooms in Puerto Viejo for too much money and was offered a great nightly rate for a bungalow with an outdoor kitchen, massive and cold fridge, deck with table and hammock and a big room with decent beds and a clean bathroom with hot water.
Best deal in the Caribbean and Costa Rican owned. Yay!
And it included a nice breakfast of eggs, toast, pinto gallo and coffee. Yay!
I ended up staying three nights. Yaré has nice grounds with raised platforms (I assume for the raining season) and a big beautiful tree that the gardener says is at least 300 years old. It’s right on the “main street” but it’s very quiet and at night it’s tranquil, has 24-hour security and there are none of the barking dog/rooster/screaming family noise issues I have grown so accustomed to.
Lino, the amiable manager, speaks impeccable English and the staff kept my room spotless. Beach access is two minute’s walk away and Cocles is quiet, laid back and safe if you want to avoid the parties and hustle/bustle of Puerto Viejo but still want the amenities. The prices at the Mini-Super a five-minute walk away were not higher than PV. Playa Chiquita is just a kilometre away and the breathtaking Punta Uva a bit farter and easy to get to by bicycle.
This is a three-star hotel, to be sure - but the rate is commensurate with a 1-2 star. I recommend Hotel Yaré, which also has smaller rooms without kitchens and larger bungalows for groups. Thank you Lino, I’ll definitely be staying at Yaré again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yare Hotel consists of a series of bungalows showing the authentic Caribbean style; you'll love how the enormous trees and vegetation create the truly tropical atmosphere all around you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yare Hotel Puerto Viejo
- Hotel Yare Costa Rica/Cocles