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Hotel La Costa de Papito
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

The best ever in Costa Rica. I've been all over this beautiful country since 2000. Nothing compares to La Costa de Papito. My children have practically been raised there. I have 2 lil girls and a son and have been here at Papitos with them many many times. The safest most family friendly resort I've ever been to. We love it.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

My family and I spend a couple of nights at La Costa de Papito on a 10 day trip to Costa Rica and it's on our "must go back" list. The location is perfect, the staff makes you feel like family and you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves at night and wake up to the sound of birds in the morning. Just down the road are some of the best beaches we came across and a wildlife refuge that extends to Panama - you can view monkeys and sloths without the crowds seen in other parts of the country.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

I had a wonderful stay at La Costa De Papito, and I will be visiting them again and again! Their grounds are stunning, and the staff made our trip feel like one of a kind. The bungalows are adorable, clean, and have a very safe feel to them. The restaurant has delicious food, and even better drinks. Anything that we needed was graciously accommodated for us and then some. Papito's is just a short bike ride or taxi ride away from everything you'd need, and the beach across the road is stunning. Also, make sure you check out the salon on the grounds and have a massage or get your hair done, they do a fabulous job!! I would come and stay at this establishment any time I visit Costa Rica, and so should you! You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Any room is a good room in Costa Rica :)
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

My domestic partner and I went to Costa de Pepito's 8 years ago. We held it in our hears as the best vacation we have ever had.
We recently just went back in Feb. 2014 and had the time of our lives. The bungalows are super cute, we love the hammocks. Where else can you sleep in the rainforest then walk across the street to the beach. We even had TWO sloths come all the way down the tree's and visit with us.

We stayed for 2 weeks on both our visits. Eddie, his sister Kitty and wife and kids were all great. I loved the Calypso band that played once a week. It's also a great place if you're a friend of Bill.

Room Tip: We had the budget room both times. It is very private.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Our stay at La Costa de Papito was one of a kind. We arrived on the later side, but were still greeted with delicious watermelon welcome drinks. Our room was the perfect mix of tree house and hotel. It was clean and comfortable. However, we spend most of our time out on the deck and in our hammock! We woke up to jungle noises and howler monkeys all around us and were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful landscaping that we had missed in the dark the night before. Breakfast was fresh and delicious every morning. We had the option of fresh juices and fruit, coffee, rice and beans, a daily special and eggs to order each morning. We dined at the restaurant a few nights and this was delicious as well. Definitely be sure to try the blended drinks on the menu; the bartenders do a fantastic job!

We loved the opportunity to "chose your own adventure" at 'Papito. The beach really is 100 yards away so we could spend the day lounging in the sun and playing in the waves. Or, when we wanted something more exciting, the staff was always friendly and ready to help plan any excursions we wanted.

The location of La Costa de Papito is a definite plus as well. We felt like we were far enough out of town that we had some peace and quiet, but close enough to bike anywhere we wanted (highly suggest renting bikes!). The waves at the beach across the street can be a little aggressive, but Punta Uva and other peaceful beach spots are only a short bike down the road.

Overall, we had an absolutely fantastic time in Puerto Viejo and this was made possible by the folks at La Costa de Papito. We did feel as though we were on the younger side of guests staying there (we are both 25), but much of the staff is young or young at heart and were willing to point us in the right direction for a fun time- we are looking at you, Henry! We would recommend this to anyone, couple or family, young or old, looking for a beautiful, clean, friendly, and comfortable vacation spot.

Room Tip: We were in bungalow 1 which had the awesome grotto shower. Closer to the road, but we never had an...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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La_Costa_de_Papito, Owner at Hotel La Costa de Papito, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We, too, enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will make it back to visit soon!
Best wishes.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stayed at La Costa for three nights to end our honeymoon and had an unforgettable experience. Hank and Coco were fantastic hosts and made us feel at home. La Costa has all the amenities you could ask for in a very cool, slow paced, town. The food was good, drinks were great and the ambiance was perfect. If you are headed to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, be sure to check out La Costa de Papito.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

We've come back to 'Papito at least half a dozen times:
The location is AMAZING, right across from one of- if not THE- best beaches in CR. The staff, whether new or long-term, are all incredibly friendly, helpful & happy to speak with you in English or Spanish (this is not the case at other places where pride gets in the way sometimes...). The food is always good, and highlights some of the best local Caribbean fare around. Additionally, it's wonderful quality at a truly affordable price. Muchisimas gracias, 'Papito!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Beach Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 10010, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: £82 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Costa de Papito 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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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