First, the cons:
No A/C, icemaker, tv, radio, no refrigerator, no phone, etc
Now, the pros:
Bear with me, but those cons actually MADE the experience for us. We were without any modern distractions to take away from the beautiful jungle, the sounds and sights of it were enthralling.
Although a couple bungalows share a wall with another unit, the bathrooms were the rooms with an adjoining wall and we never heard a sound from the young couple that stayed next to us (Rob and Kate from Canada).
We were able to walk across the small road and be on the beach within 75 yards of our room, and even on a saturday around 1 pm there was hardly what I would call a crowd.
The breakfast each morning was quiet and tasty, with eggs to order along with some other good food and juice.
The bar was fun to sit at and watch a local band play, and the drinks were tasty there as well.
We spoke with the gentleman working the desk, who put us in contact with locals who took us out horseback riding on the beach and ocean/river kayaking for a reasonable price, better than what the travel agencies had offered. It was a great chance to see basilisk lizards, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, etc etc etc.
The town/shopping/bars/restaraunts are close enough to the hotel that you can walk there, but locals advise not to take the walk alone at night, as there are no street lights and tourists stick out like sore thumbs.
I didnt tour any other hotels, but from the ones we could see from the road, Costa de Papito is probabaly much more appealing than about 90% of them.
If i ever have the opportunity, i will come back and stay at this Hotel again, no question about it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awarded 5 coconuts from Caribbean Travel Magazine for style, service and setting. Rustically elegant, hard crafted bungalows are privately set apart in a lush five acre tropical garden on the edge of the jungle. In front or the gorgeous white sand Cocles Beach, winner of Costa Rica`s blue flag for pristine beach. An idyllic romantic hideaway with a family friendly double occupancy price for a family of four. Que Rico Papito Restaurant specializes in food fit for jungle royalty. Massage, facials and delicious body treatments at our Indulgence Spa. Rest easy! Secure Lodging with Safes & Secure Parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Costa De Papito Hotel
- Hotel La Costa De Papito Costa Rica/Limon