Kelly Creek is situated right at the entrance of the National Park and it's beach, Playa Blanca. You are only a few steps away. Kelly Creek smartly provides free beach towels.
The hotel has an "Out of Africa"-look and feel. It is quite spacious; at first glance you would expect a lot more than the four rooms they have. The rooms are all hardwoord. Floor, walls, ceiling, window shutters; all wood. The room we had, looked luxurious, although the wood really needs new varnish. Sheets and mosquito nets looked very nice and clean. The rooms are quite dark, with only lights on the walls. We could not look into our backpacks that well.
There are no windows in the rooms, only shutters. Bring ear plugs if you wake up easily; the howler monkeys will surely wake you. We were woken very early by sounds of the howlers, birds, the hotel's dogs and very "romantic" noises from the neigbouring room. This is the main disadvantage of the hotel; soundwise it is as if you are sleeping in a little tent. Neither did I like that the the bathrooms of all rooms share ceilings. You can hear any sound from your neighbours and be able to follow the conversation next door.
The bathroom was clean, but looked quite old and dated. The shower only provided us with cold water. We stayed 2 nights; the beds were made after the 1st night and we received new towels.
We did not meet the owners. I believe they were not around. When we were staying at Kelly Creek, we saw several staff members. We thought they were working shifts. The women were very friendly, but did not speak any English. This made our stay a little impersonal. We tried to speak a little Spanish to have our basic needs fulfilled.
At one point one of the staff members came to fetch us to show the cayman lying in the creek next to the house. She fed the animal chicken bones to gives us a little wildlife display. That was very interesting! There are more animals around; 3 dogs live at the hotel and a parrot. The parrot came up to us and started speaking; really entertaining! It even wanted to sit on my leg and shoulder and wanted to be stroked. However, it did not like my partner. It started blowing at him when he reached out his hand.
Breakfast was not included. I believe you can eat breakfast there, but we did not try it. The hotel also has a restaurant. We did not see any guests, neither did we eat there. The restaurant is decorated with a lot of charming paintings.
Be informed that Cahuita is a tiny village, with not that many attractions. The main thing to visit is the National Park. I felt spending 2 nights in the village was more than enough.
- Also Known As:
- Kelly Creek Cahuita