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Vista Verde Guest House
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

We rented a private room and really enjoyed this Hostel. It is just off the main drag in Puerto Viejo and you can walk to restaurants, supermarkets and the bus stop. It seemed the owners were constantly cleaning even the outdoor communal area (with a roof but open air) was spotless. Kitchen was well equipped and they will let you do laundry there if it is a sunny day (no dryer, have to line dry) My only dislike about this cute place was the frogs they have in the terrarium upstairs. They are cute to look at but when all 9 of them are croaking away it is VERY loud. I am not talking peaceful sound machine loud, much louder. If you have a room on the first floor it would be heaven!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2010

Very nice place and friendly people. Just outside of town so you could just relax in the hammocks! Within a 5 minute walk you are in the busy town centre. Nice rooms, clean, kitchen for use and nice owners!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

We stayed there for about 7 days in total and it was a great choice! Nice and likable wardens, everything very clean, green garden with many fruit trees and very well-furnitured kitchen ...! But don't forget: the kitchen is open till 10 pm ... not longer! :-)
When we return to Costa Rica one day and Olaf and Kathy will still be there we'll go to Vista Verde again - for sure!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2010

This place was perfect! It had all that we wanted. It was a little hideaway set amidst green trees and the natural setting of the Caribbean. Everything was super clean. Our sheets were changed every other day, the bathroom was left immaculate and the communal kitchen was great. It had everything. Full size fridge, a stove, pots, pans, plates, silverware and the basics for cooking... It gave us the flexibility to eat out when we wanted, not because we had to. Olaf and Kathie (the German couple who run it) were extremely friendly and helpful. There are hammocks, places to relax and best of all, it's quiet. If you are looking for a place to stay in a happening town, but want to come back to something more relaxed, then go to Vista Verde. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2010

Puerto Viejo is a beautiful spot on the Caribbean side of costa rica known for its exiting nightlife. If you're looking for a more quiet, relaxing spot, a little bit off the town center (maybe a 5 minute walk) then "Vista Verde" is definitely for you. Very clean, comfortable and surrounded by a beautiful garden. It also doesn't hurt that this hostel is very affordable for the area and has a kitchen you can use. Olaf and Kathy run the place and are very nice, helpful and fluent in several languages.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

Lots of nature, adventure & nightlife around Puerto Viejo. But the Hospedaje itself is a quiet, very pleasant and relaxing place! A well-equipped kitchen is available for free use. While cooking, I met a lot of other interesting travelers. Good conversation and shared trips have come from. The financial benefit for my travel budget was only one of many benefits... I really enjoyed beeing in Vista Verde for a couple of days!!!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

It's an absolutely peaceful and phantastic place to stay! A quiet, beautiful, comfortable and very clean B&B - surrounded by a wonderful jungle garden. You can just lie all day long in one of the hammocks, smell & see beautiful flowers and watching animal life passing by... colibries and all kind of birds, frogs, lizzards, butterflies, sloths and and and... But if you don't want to hang arround too much: it's located in perfect proximity to a couple of great beaches, rainforest, restaurants & nightlife - almost everything within walking distance. Cathy & Olaf are very sympathetic operators! They speak german, english, italian and french fluently. No question was left unanswered and they are always helpful, full of good ideas and humour. We had planed to stay only 3-4 days and were than a total of 9 days there... we didn't regret a single second :-)

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vista Verde Guest House

Address: | 40 m south of Elena Brown Restaurant, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: £26 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Vista VerdeWe have five beautiful private bedrooms with two shared bathrooms and showers immersed in a nice tropical garden in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca-Caribe Sur. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hospedaje Vista Verde Hotel Puerto Viejo
Vista Verde Guest House Costa Rica/Limon

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