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El Nido Cabinas
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Just returned from 4 days at El Nido Cabinas. I highly recommend staying here. The hosts are wonderful and strive to make your vacation as relaxing as possible. Breakfast is included and was always delicious! You are surrounded by the jungle so keep your eyes open for monkeys, sloths, butterflies, etc. The beauty of the beaches is beyond words! I hope to return again someday.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank esanty
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Once we found it, we loved it, stayed for a week, then travelled around costa rica, and came back for another week here. Large terrace, spacious cabinas, king size bed, pool suitable for kids, beautifull garden and wonderfull and helpfull hosts Paolo, Vittoria and Nina made us feel wonderful. With little ones (two girls 3 and 1 year old) it was very convinient to have kitchen and supermarket just across the street. Also in walking distance there are good restaurants (pura gula, jungle love, botanica organica). Beach has coral pools, so it's perfect place to avoid waves. Jungle is all around you, just sit in terrace and watch it comming to you. We saw humming birds, monkeys, sloths, parrots, blue butterflies, squirrel right there in the garden. Being only 4 houses, you get really personal attention from hosts and house keeping staff.
Kind regards, Paolo, Vittoria and Nina!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Marius G
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Very spacious bungalow, nicely decorated, mosquito net over the bed, very nice bathroom with three split areas and warm water (not a given at the coast), open kitchen, TV, ceiling fan, porch with hanging hammock and bench.

In the middle of the nature, very close to the sea (200 mts). It has also a swimming pool and beautiful garden/forest surrounding the only four bungalows (so you won't have the feeling of being in an overcrowded place ever).

The couple managing the hotel, Paolo and Victoria, are lovely. Not pretentious at all, it is a very close and friendly service that makes you feel like among friends.
Breakfast is included and you can agree to have dinner in advance from a menu they will offer you.

Regarding WIFI and Sat TV we were warned in advance that it works when it works and the WIFI is slow and working only in the breakfast area, so no surprises.

Overall, after having been four times in Costa Rica, El Nido is a very nice place I would love to come back to. We spent here the last 3 days in and it offers a great value for the price. It was the best way to end the vacations.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Giac1974
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We have stayed at El Nido in Costa Rica several times now and it continues to be wonderful. Paulo, Vittoria and Nina are the most gracious hosts you could ever want for. The cabins are spacious, comfortable and the setting is incredible. You will here and see many howler monkeys, toucans, blue morpho butterflies... The grounds Re incredibly lush and beautiful. The salt water pool is a dream.

If you are in the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, do yourself a favor and stay at El Nido.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank PJonesTexas
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Well, I don't even know where to begin to tell you about how absolutely perfect our stay at El Nido was. Our Casita was so much more than we had expected. I could live there forever if I were given the opportunity. Everything was absolutely perfect! To say that we loved staying there would be the ultimate understatement. We can't wait to go back! Paolo and Victoria (and baby Nina!) treated us more like friends or family than guests. We looked forward to walking up the stone path to breakfast every morning more for the smiles and conversation than the actual meal. Though that was great too! It was the perfect way to start each day.

The grounds and pool area were just as you would expect them to be in paradise. Breathtakingly beautiful! We discovered something unique and new just about every time we walked the path. Our little house had everything we needed, including a huge shower, with steaming hot water and great water pressure (something we did not encounter at another hotel) There was a little grocery store only about a 3 minute walk from El Nido, where we bought coffee, milk, wine, cheese and assorted snacks. It was great to return to our casita after spending the day at the beach and just relax in the hammock on our private porch with a glass of wine before going out for dinner. Heaven!

We can't wait to go back to Playa Chiquita and wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else but El Nido. You will not be disappointed if you stay there. Promise!

Room Tip: We stayed in the air conditioned casita.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Karen S
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