There are no words to describe the feeling of staying in this lodge. In the middle of the jungle, sorrounded by moneys, billions of crickets and birds, even though so loud you can hardly sleep, I will miss it forever!!!!
Nice restaurant and chilling area in this natural sorrounding, with wooden paths to the lodges. (Very important since Puerto Viejo is small and boring, so you can just chill for hours in this resort- that's more than enough). There is a small creek flowing thru the estate, poisonous frogs and angoutis hopping around, humming birds flying around, a path to the beach nearby. It's not white sand but it's very nice and we had a lotta fun in the waves :)
The lodges were made of wood and instead of windows there are nets, so if you have light sleep bring some earplugs and sleeping pills :))) if it rains, not even that helps how loud it feels. It was clean, surprisingly few bugs considering the environment!!
The bathroom was big, with a round staircase leading down to it at the back of the lodge, very exotic decorated in tribal design, all tiles.
Service was very good, breakfast good, 3 courses, they even served it for us at 5.30 on the day of departure.
It is not close to the centre, you will be paying 10usd for a cab. You can rent a bike as well, ca. 5 usd per day. I am now in Arenal and compated to here, Puerto Viejo is expensive.
I swear to god, i would give anything to sit in that chilling area by the restaurant and listen to the jungle sounds for hours once again :( But, maybe it's waiting for me again in Monteverde or Manuel Antonio, wish me luck ;)
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