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“Beautiful, peaceful stay - lovely hosts”
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Cabinas Algebra
Ranked #14 of 21 Cahuita B&B and Inns
Whiting, ME
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“Beautiful, peaceful stay - lovely hosts”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We needed a place to recharge for a week. Basic needs were a budget option, kitchen, quiet, nature, and the beach. This has it all. We stayed in the lovely round cabin for a special weekly rate. It had a comfortable bed with mosquito net, basic kitchen stuff, fridge, bathroom, and sweet cupulo loft! The surrounding gardens are beautiful with lots of birds and other wildlife (agoutis!). The beach is 200m away and you can always hear the faint murmur of the waves. Best of all, Angela and Alfred are lovely hosts and are always ready to chat, give well-learned advice about the area, or get you a beer. There is no pressure to eat at the attached restaurant, although you should definitely eat there sometimes, as the food is great, especially the hamburgers, which are among the best I´ve ever eaten. The outdoor, covered social area is inviting with books and hammocks.

Basically, this is a remarkable find for the truly budget traveler.

Caveats - if you are someone needing something luxurious without the natural byproducts of aging building materials (ie., cracks between wall boards, cracked bath tiles, some ocassional dust in the corners, etc.) then look elsewhere. This is rustic not a fancy resort. But, it is clean, presentable, and completely comfortable for the traveler with basic needs.

Room Tip: The round cabin is a gem.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

The hospitality we received from Alfred, and Andrea from the moment we arrived to the moment we left was absolutely wonderful. They made us feel very welcome and at home and my oh my was the food delicious. Their two dogs were a nice set of friends to make too!

They were very informative about what to do in the area and in general were very passionate about their home - Costa Rica. Andrea gave us a lift into town to show us around and get groceries, and they were even helpful enough to pick up our bus tickets when we didn't have time.

The cabins are beautiful and rustic and are exactly what you would expect In the middle of the jungle. A nice patio with hammocks are a great touch, plus the kitchen for anyone staying a long period of time is awesome! I have to stress these are cabins- so the beds are not feather top quality and you will see the odd spider. As expected when you have not chosen to stay at the Marriott.

Cahuita is a very quiet village and a place to go to relax. I would not go here to party. Even the beach is fairly deserted and quiet. If you wanna sit and listen to the jungle sounds this is for you.

Overall, great stay at Cabinas Algebra!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

The best part about this place were the people - Andrea, Alfred, son Samuel and their two doggies made us feel right at home. They gave us great advice about what to see and do in Cahuita and were very friendly and welcoming. The room was large but dark - it was more like a hostel then a hotel and if you are looking for something fancy I wouldn't bunk here.

The cabinas are a walk from town, about 2K, but it's a nice walk - and Andrea and Alfred were happy to drive you into town if you needed a lift. I really liked the fact that they had a clothes line - not every place had one and it was a great amenity - it's hard to get clothes dry in the humid weather without a place to hang them in the sun.

There is beach access across the road and it was pleasant to swim in the afternoon.

The homemade bread was a real treat and while it isn't the kind of place for everyone, if you do stay you are likely to have a wonderful time.

Room Tip: The rooms with kitchens are nicer.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Fuerth, Germany
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

The German family who own this place are so lovely. You always can sit with them in the evening in the restaurant and talk about every topic. The room is clean and comfortable. Okay the rooms are a little bit darkish and basic.
What you should definitely or better said have to try is the Hamburger of the restaurant. It is soooo delicious. Handmade bread and handmade french fries. I would just travel down there to eat one hamburger.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Very relaxing, fair prices, full kitchens, and great comfy beds. The owners are super friendly. The hotel is about 2k from the center of Cahuita, so you won't hear any music blaring from the bars late at night. We walked everywhere without any issues. After eating gallo pinto for a while, the Caribbean-style food in town is a refreshing break.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Great stay, Andrea and Alfred are the greatest, the private room was cheap, there´s Wifi, and a restaurant with good food. Tiny moths and geckos are unavoidable in the jungle, but in exchange, you get exhotic birds landing right in front of your hammock. Tucans, monkeys and beyond in their backyard! And there are screens on the windows, so those critters you don´t want to see stay out. The rooms were simple anmd clean, comfortable and homey, made Cauita great! Thanks Andrea and Alfred =) (and their dogs are SO NICE!!!!)

Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Altdorf, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

By an incoherent guy who wanted to speak German with me and did not want to show the room, showing only the photos on the pricelist (the guy asked for $35). So we skipped this place. Looked more like backpackers place than a hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cabinas Algebra
Address: Playa Grande, al frente de Hotel La Diosa Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
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Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #14 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Cahuita
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Number of rooms: 2
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