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Hotel La Costa de Papito
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Reviewed 10 December 2008

My experience with La Costa was top notch from booking the trip to leaving Puerto Viejo. I needed the revise a reservation...no problem. Needed to confirm the bunglows hadn't washed away in the recent epic rains...no problem.

The warmth of the staff was well appreciated after a long, wet, dreary trip from San Jose. We stayed in Bungalow #1 which was spacious and comfortable for two. The food was plentiful and delicious. Breakfast delivered to the front porch is a must. We ended up eating dinner on site almost every night because the specials were so tasty. To top things off the treatments at the spa are wonderfully refreshing and relaxing.

The staff was extremely accomodating while I punished them with a mix of horrible Spanish and English. Reception went out of their way to give us information about tours, restaurants or nearby attractions and all of their recommendations were great.

I would recommend La Costa to anyone making a stop near Puerto Viejo and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank AKARIA
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Reviewed 9 December 2008

¡Que rico, Papíto!
A phenomenal experience relaxing in the laid-back caribbean-style bungalows of Costa de Papito, Eddie Ryan has crafted a unique and stylish getaway in Cocles Beach. His rates are very affordable- even backpackers can stay for a reasonable amount when traveling in groups. Papito has stayed true to the Tico vibes, with over 25 locals on staff. The food is authentic and true to the region without being overpriced, the nightly live music is wonderful and culturally specific, and the attitude and kindness of each staff member will make you feel at home, hesitant to go back to "reality".
Ideal for families, couples, students, as well as surfers- consistent and beautiful Playa Cocles is across the street, Playa Chiquita and Punta Mona are a short walk. Surf board and bike rentals make it even more convenient, and the restaurant makes you happy just to stay put.

Stayed: November 2008
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Reviewed 24 November 2008

Great place wonderful bar and the kid that makes the drinks was just awesome. I would advise that you follow up a few weeks before you go to make sure you have the room or rooms you had requested.We had a small problem ,but Eddie took care of it and all was well. The rooms were clean and didn't seem to have any of the bug problems some of the others on this site had and we had a total of five different rooms in the week we were there and didn't see anything out of the norm .Remember you are in a jungle and bugs do live there and if there was a Four Seasons down there and thank god there is not they would have bugs as well.The beach is very nice didn't have to worry about things being stolen since nobody was there. We went into town a few nights and found Johnny's is the place to be on Saturday nights,we also ate from a few street vendors and didn't have any problems at all.We also rented bikes for trips to the store down the road for beer,cheese,bread,and ice for the days at the beach and the nights of cards on the wonderful porches that all of the rooms had. Bring a soft sided cooler as your luggage and you can save a fortune.A headlamp and some good bug spray is also a must. Captain Zero stopped by for drinks one night,but that's another story. Overall it is a great place with a wonderful staff and a great place for trickified conversations.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank JAKECINCINNATI
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Reviewed 21 November 2008

A friend who lives in Costa Rica recommended this place. I found the bungalows to be large, comfortable and appropriate for the destination (i.e. funky, but chic and very comfortable). Everything about this place reminds you where you are, from the free-standing wood bungalows to the lush tropical gardens. And the deal-breaker for me at any place I stay is the the staff. The receptionist was helpful and friendly, even when we arrived several hours late. The ower lives on-site and makes sure everyone enjoys their stay. If you like small, independently-owned establishments, with personalized attention, this is the place to stay in Puerto Viejo!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2008

Stayed here for a weekend a couple weeks ago. La Costa de Papito has a fantastic location, right across the street from Playa Cocles... likewise, it's only a few minutes outside Puerto Viejo... it's def. not a resort, as some people were complaining, but it doesn't charge like one either, so what do you want? design is jungle-rustic, food at the restaurant is great, and for breakfast, you order the night before and they bring it to your villa in the morning... you sit out on your porch eating and watch the lizards... cool place, great people, great service, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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