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“Beautiful relaxing house right on the beach!”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon

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Clarissa...
New York City, New York
1 review
“Beautiful relaxing house right on the beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

I traveled to Puerto Viejo for a long weekend with a group of friends and we stayed in Casa Galim. It is an amazing house and Yosi and Esther (and their adorable dog!) we wonderful hosts! The house is beautiful and colorful and very comfortable. The hammocks and chairs on the balconies are great for relaxing outside while watching the ocean which is just feet away! The beach is right in front of the house and is totally secluded. It is also close to town and a short cab ride away from lots of restaurants and activities. Yosi and Esther were very helpful in arranging cab rides and giving us helpful recommendations of things to do and see in the area.

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Liked best: Right on the beach!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Feb 2013
Hello,
Thank you so much for your beautiful review!
It was great pleasure to have you all here in Casa Galim.
You are always very welcome!
Esther & Yosi
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Rosh Haayin
1 review
“perfect place, lovely owners and the best way to end a vacation in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

we just came back from costa rica. the last 4 days we stayed in CASA GALIM.
the house is simple but very comfortable and nice, the big porch facing the beach with the 2 hamocks was great, youare un the jungle but practically on the beach. Yosi And Esti the owners, were so welcoming and it was realy sad to leave there. I recomend this place wormly. it was our last place after 3 weeks in Costa Rica and left a taste of a place we would like to come back to.

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Liked best: location and the big space
Liked least: that nobody cleans the room during the stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Els_Me
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Amazing relaxing weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We stayed at Casa Galim for a long weekend while traveling in Costa Rica and couldn't have been happier. We were a group of 7 looking for a relaxing time and this fit the bill perfectly. The beach is right in front of the house, and the balconies have a great view. You can see the beach while reading from the hammocks! We alternated between enjoying the beach (where we were almost always the only people in view) and doing activities in and around town. Esther and Yosi are great owners and were nearby next door in case we needed anything.

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Liked best: The beach was so close!
Liked least: No complaints!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jog4fun
Albany, California
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“Wonderful house in a magnificent location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Casa Galim offers excellent accommodation in a magnificent location surrounded by nature. The apartments are well equipped and very comfortable. The doors open to porches that are steps away from a beautiful and solitary beach. You can admire the ocean view from hammocks on the porch and relax listening to the sounds of the surrounding nature.

The privacy and beauty of the property are outstanding. The house is a nestled in the jungle, away from the crowds in Puerto Viejo. Puerto Viejo, only 3 km away, offers good restaurants, bakeries, bars, and supermarkets. A dirt road serves as an excellent jogging route along the beach all the way to Puerto Viejo and beyond.

Esther and Yosi are wonderful hosts, warm and eager to help. Their dog is a charming companion for walking on the beach or into the jungle.

A marvelous and truly relaxing retreat.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SandyLMLS
Austin, Texas
1 review
“Outstanding Hosts and Property....A wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

Yosi and Ester are the ultimate hosts - they provided great information to the local area; assisted with scheduling cabs and private tours, were very attentive to every need and are just wonderful people! They made you feel like a member of the family! They went above and beyond in providing assistance when another rental property fell through less than a week before our travel. The house itself was carefully handcrafted and adorned with a lush array of flowering plants and vegetables on the property. The beach is within view and very accessible - you can hear the waves as you drift off to sleep at night. A rermarkable experience!

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Liked best: Ester & Yosi; proximity to the beach; condition of the property
Liked least: about 2 miles from town - it was what we wanted and knew but may not be for everyone
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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SteveMTB
San Jose
1 review
“Cozy, clean, well equipped beach house in a beautiful secluded location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Stayed here two nights after having a reservation mishap at local hotel Banana Azul (in their defense, it was them who arranged for us to stay at Casa Galim, and covered the cost differential in the stay).

The place is a little out of the way (about 1 km on a rough road parallel to the beach) but it is absolutely beautiful. It's private, super clean and well equipped with a refrigerator, gas stove and full bathroom with a showerhead heater.

Yosi and Ester are very welcoming and were attentive to our needs. I will definitely be staying here again.

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Liked best: The privacy
Liked least: The access road
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TomasMohe...
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“A true taste of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

What an amazing place!
A beautifull wooden, hand made, two story house.
Far from all the craze of the crowd, and 10 paces from the sea! =]

The perfect house for any family or group who want to come to this amazing location and just enjoy a relaxing while.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: the hospitality
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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