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Playa Negra Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 21 Cahuita B&B and Inns
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Ottawa
1 review
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“Paradise on earth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2009

If you are looking for tranquility and an escape from this mad, mad world, the Playa Negra Guesthouse is the place to go.

It is not a touristy location but rather a place to completely relax and lose yourself, far from the maddening crowds. The property itself is stunning in its beautifully maintained gardens and the caribbean cottages are gorgeous, well appointed and lack nothing.
The beach is a stone's throw way and most of the time is deserted except for a few people strolling or horse-back riding.

Your hosts Greg and Michel are friendly and helpful. They have truly created a garden of eden!

The prices of the cottages and rooms are inexpensive and the pool area is fantastic.
I highly recommend this quaint, well-maintained piece of heaven!

  • Liked — the well appointed cottage
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2008

We have just returned from a 2 week trip in Costa Rica. We spent 5 days on the Caribbean Coast and stayed at Playa Negra Guesthouse in Cahuita. The hotel has just opened; it is new, clean and decorated with taste (which can be hard to find in the region). It was simply lovely and right in front of the beach. We really appreciated the hotel tranquility and the beauty of its gardens and therefore spent a lot of time at the pool which is lovely.

We stayed in one of the Caribbean style cottage which has its own kitchen and two separated rooms. We enjoyed spending time on the patio from where we observed monkeys and birds; we took very good pictures of two of the most gorgeous toucans who made a stop on the tree in front of our house! The owners (two lovely Canadians) also showed us the guestrooms which are equally beautiful but we wanted to have our own kitchen so we opted for one of the bungalow. We reserved for 3 days on their internet page and stayed 5 because we felt so good there. They had a special offer advertised on the internet and we paid $70.00/night as opposed to $100.00, which made our stay in Cahuita really affordable. I think they even had rooms at $40.00 per night.

Overall I would say this is clearly the best hotel we have stayed in Costa Rica.

  • Liked — Location, Style
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: Playa Negra Guesthouse
Address: Metre North Of the Football Field 100 | Playa Negra, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Cahuita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Playa Negra Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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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