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“Lovely cabins and pool in the rainforest near Playa Negra”
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Cabinas Iguana
Reviewed 2 February 2011

A quiet retreat for independent travelors, but only 3 blocks from the beach and a half a mile from the center of Cahuita. The owners were generous, friendly and excellent managers for this lovely group of cabins in a tropical garden.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2011

Nice, clean family-friendly place. Seems a lot of costa ricans stay there. We, however, were told by everyone after we arrived that it wasn't safe to walk to and from town (it was a 20 minute walk) in the dark and it was not easy to get a cab since cahuita is a pretty quiet place. (we are two women). With that in mind, if you are female and traveling to Cahuita, you might be better off staying closer to town. The other downside for us was that the owners were not very friendly or helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2009

We stayed 3 nights in a bungalow at Cabinas Iguana, and it was excelent. We stayed in the main bungalow there and we liked having our own facilities to use in the bungalows. The situation is perfect; right by the Carribean and only a 5 minute bike ride away from the town centre and the national park. They don't provide meals there but there are lots of places to eat nearby so you don't need to head into the Centre of Cahuita every night. We rented out bikes from a local restaurant which worked really well, as it sped up journeys around Cahuita. The swimming pool is surrounded by the rainforest so you really feel as if you're in the heart of the rainforest when you're in it. We even saw a sloth one day while we were swimming, and it walked right past us. To cap off this brilliant accomodation, there is a reggae bar just down the road, with a live band some nights. An excellent stay!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2008

We were referred here by another place that had failed to honor our reservationsand were very pleasantly surprised. Nice cabins with fans & netting. Nice pool. Short nature trail out back. 150 yards or so from the beach, which I did not find to be dirty at all. It was uncrowded at the beach and quite beautiful. This place is at least 1 kilometer from the main part of town (and the National Park) along a bumpy dirt road. There are a couple of place to eat and drink within walking distance or it is a long walk (or short drive) into Cahuita itself, where there is a large choice of good restaurants.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2005

Just returned from another holiday in Cahuita. We have been travelling here for the last 6 years for a month each time and love it. Yes it can rain a lot, yes the beach (black) can be covered in debris but the mix of people, the surfing, the food and the unique experience more than make up for it.

This year stayed at the Cabinas Iguana and yes there was a real Iguana in the hedge by the wooden 2 bed house we rented. In the garden viewed from the luxury of the hammock I also saw a sloth with baby, hummingbirds, guisuti (something like that - little pig things) lizards, bats, numerous birds - amazing. Iguana has a small but very nice pool apparently an iguana has been known to jump in and there was a toad whilst we were there! Owners are Martin who is Swiss origin and Sofia who is Costa Rican they have 2 charming children and help from Martha and Ricardo.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay outside of the main town then stay here or at Cabinasa Mambo/Jardin Tropicale run by Arleen who will take you dancing if you're lucky!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 May 2017
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Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Apdo. 1049 | Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
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Ranked #11 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Cahuita
Price Range: £44 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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