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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon

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BeckayJ
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Wonderful house nestled in the rainforest within yards of the beach”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We booked the top floor of Casa Galim for the end of December and New Year's Day and could not have stayed at a better place! The house is down a dirt and gravel road and certainly off the beaten path. The beach is not crowded and is only a few yards away from the house. The couple who built and own the house are delightful and more than willing to share their experiences and knowledge of the area. If you are interested in beach huts, chairs, and booking organized excursions you can walk down the road to Banana Azul where because of a partnership with the owners you are welcome to their facilities. We had so much fun and even spotted a two-toed sloth on our last day there right beside the house! If I went back, I would stay here again.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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BgBalisti...
Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
“Nice and peaceful”
Reviewed 24 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Galim was very nice and friendly host, he helped us for everything that we need, he live near so he is always there for his guests.
His cute dog also made our stay even better.
This is nice house right on a very nice beach and the best thing that there is almost no anyone around like you have huge private beach.
On the other side you are very far from Puerto Viejo so you need car or taxi which is about 5$.
Also you don't need to worry about safety in Casa Galim because house has alarms and safety box.

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Liked best: Location right on the beach
Liked least: Furniture and linens
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Clarissa...
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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“Beautiful relaxing house right on the beach!”
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
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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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roni s
Rosh Haayin
1 review
“perfect place, lovely owners and the best way to end a vacation in Costa Rica”
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
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Els_Me
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Amazing relaxing weekend”
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
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Jog4fun
Albany, California
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Wonderful house in a magnificent location”
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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SandyLMLS
Austin, Texas
1 review
“Outstanding Hosts and Property....A wonderful experience!”
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
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