Greg and Michele have done a beautiful job with this property. We had the pleasure of staying in the Yellow Cottage for 2 nights and then, when adding 2 additional nights later, one of the double rooms the additional 2 nights we stayed there. (It took us all day to get from San Jose to Cahuita thanks to broken down trucks and construction delays on 2-lane roads near the city so we added 2 extra nights to avoid getting back on the road so soon.) The beach is very convenient - just steps across the road - and at least this time of year was very quiet. Cahuita National Park is just a ways into town and I highly recommend it. Alas, we found ourselves not wanting to leave the property thanks to its peacefulness, beauty and nature all around. We were greeted by rufous-tailed hummingbirds, a black and green dart frog right outside our front porch, howler monkeys, and more. It's a birder's heaven - Passerini's tanagers, beautiful little Olive-backed Euphonia, gray-headed Chachalaca, Band-backed wren, another little hummingbird with a diamond-shaped tail that I'm still working to identify, and many more. We loved the basking iguanas way up in the trees above the pool. We'd watch to see how many we could spot and how high up they go in the trees. I loved the 3 beautiful German shepherds who occasionally walk around the property. ;-) We did finally venture out - the Sloth sanctuary was very close, Mayela's for breakfast was perfect, and we enjoyed the irony of having Mojito's at the reggae bar next door while enjoying some great reggae. Greg also hooked us up with local brothers to go out on a snorkel cruise. The reef is nothing special but it was nice to get out and enjoy the water. We were anxious to visit the Jaguar Center down in Puerto Viejo and were pleased to find the drive pleasant ~1/2 hour down the road. (We enjoyed our dinners down in that area more but were glad to be staying the quieter, more laid back Cahuita.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Playa Negra Guesthouse is a small seaside hotel located at Playa Negra, on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, one kilometre north of the centre of the town of Cahuita. Opened in December 2008, the hotel offers upper scale accommodation consisting of two lovely, fully equipped Caribbean style cottages, three tastefully decorated guest rooms, swimming pool and pool house. The cottages and rooms overlook lush, carefully maintained gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Negra Guesthouse Hotel Cahuita