We had been busing around the Pacific Coast of CR for 2 weeks and decided it was time for a "Caribbean vacation" during our 3rd and final week - i.e. head for Cahuita, check out the trails, beaches, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo and more or less just hang out.
We were lucky that when we arrived at Jenny's in Cahuita the large, separate cabina was available We rented it for a 3 nights, went to Manzanillo for a night, then returned for 2. It was a great place to stay and to come back to (we didn't stay in the main "hotel" unit, so we cannot comment on the quality of that experience).
The bedroom is spacious and the bathroom is even bigger - tile floors, 2 sinks, large, walk-in shower, all the hot water you could want. Came equipped with a mosquito net (had to be washed) fridge, drinking water (nice not to have to keep buying plastic bottles!), coffee maker, good Costa Rican coffee! and cups, plates, etc.
The veranda is large & open on 3 sides and has a hammock, air chair, table & chairs, etc. - a perfect place for bird watching or just watching the waves and sunrise over morning coffee. The rocky shoreline is just yards away and, while not suited for swimming, Playa Negro isn't too far a walk. Downtown Cahuita is 2 blocks away, the bus station/ cajera automatico 4 or 5, so it's a great location to access restaurants, cash and future travel.
The bed linen was a bit rough & "pilly", so we really appreciated the smooth, lightweight cotton bag liners we picked up at REI for $20.
We loved the sound of the ocean every night - great to fall asleep by - and it drowned out voices, roosters, Jenny's TV, etc.
Jenny, Marcellino & Sabina were accommodating and easy to get along with.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located right in front of the ocean. all our rooms have and ocean view. The upstairs rooms and suite have a private balcony with hammock. All rooms have hot water, cealing fan, mosquitoe net, a small fridge, coffee maker, toaster oven, and bottel water dispenser. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jenny`s Cabinas Hotel Cahuita