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Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Having read some of the other review we would like to say first that the food in the Restaurant was very good, we ate here 4 out of our 5 nights stay and each time had wonderful and very tasty meals served by very friendly and helpful staff. In particular Karlin (pronounced Karen) she is always smiling.

Our idea here was to Chill out in the middle of our tour of Costa Rica, and it was the perfect place and although we did chill we also found that this area has a lot to offer, We did a snorkelling/hiking trip around Cahuita National Park, this is a must do, we saw Howler Monkeys, snakes, birds and lots more on the hike and Corals and huge fish during the snorkel trip. Fresh fruit provided half way through and a nice meal in the local village at the end of the trip.

We went to the Sloth Sanctuary which has been featured on Animal Planet and Discovery channel worldwide,and is not too far from the hotel.

Our room at the hotel was well furnished and had flat screen TV if you need it and at times we were able to get the internet in the room although the reception was better at the lobby or by the pool,

The Pool was clean and has a swim up bar. The Beach is only a couple of minutes walk from the hotel.

all in all a very enjoyable 5 night stay

Room Tip: Tea and Coffee available all day at the side of the restaurant.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We spent 3 days at Cariblue in late November. It has a wonderful rainforest setting which is very close to a nice beach. The restaurant had very good meals at a reasonable price. The breakfasts were served on time and with good quality food.

Room Tip: rooms next to the lobby in case it rains.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Let me first clarify that we did not stay at Cariblue, but merely ate dinner one night at their restaurant, SoleLuna, so I cannot speak about the hotel itself. The food was bland and uninspired, from the dry chicken breast to the tasteless fish fillet. Be warned that if you are not staying at Cariblue, they charge a 13% tax on your meal. Add that to the standard 10% service charge, and you are paying a 23% premium on already overpriced food to eat at a restaurant who's quality is in line with chain restaurants like T.G.I. Friday's and Olive Garden.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel with our 2 kids for 3 nights and enjoyed this place. We loved the rain-forest setting. The breakfast was very good. We loved the laid back culture and enjoyed in Puerto Viejo the most during our trip.

You have to walk a bit to get to the beach and beach there is not safe for kids. We did not eat at the restaurant as they don't have much options for vegetarians. Veronica's was a great place for vegans/vegetarians. The rooms had no telephones so you have to walk to the front desk if you need anything. Being in the forest setting, bugs can easily enter in the room.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I didn't stay here, but I did take surf lessons for a week a half, which was organized by my hostel in Manzanillo. Adrian runs the surf lessons and board rental- very professional and organized! Communicated very well, making sure to call me and let me know each day whether or not the waves would allow for lessons on playa cocles before I rode my bike in from Manzanillo. My belongings were kept locked up on the hotel premises. Leo was my surf instructor- amazing!! Such a good teacher, very highly recommend. Also very professional and kind, I always felt confident and safe in the water with him! I took six lessons- was standing up on the first day, catching waves on the third. I'm not in costa rica anymore, but am dreaming of surfing and my future return! Hope to go back and see these guys again soon.

Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Went on a family vacation in early Oct and stayed at Totem. About a 10 minute walk to "town" in Puerto Viejo.
The room was excellent, comfy and the staff was friendly. They spoke broken English, we spoke broken Spanish so it all worked out :)
Nice pool, and accommodations. They included a free breakfast every morning which was great and delicious!

One of the best parts was it is literally a 10 step walk to the beach, a nice big clean beach with waves for surfing!

We had fun. If you go Costa Rica, and are staying on that side... I suggest you look into Totem. Clean, comfy and nicely located.

Room Tip: Get a suite that looks out at the pool. We had french doors open right onto the pool, it was beautif...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

In it's day it had to be Charming, But Where did all the Love Go?? The place is Old, Worn Out, Has a tremendous degree of Deferred Maintence. The Jacuzzi is Cold Water, The Pool needs a Good Pressure Cleaning on the Status's and Rocks, the fence which use to decorator is broken and in Sad Shape. The wooden worn lawn chairs were very uncomfortable, I tried to sit & read but the Ants were awful . We stayed 3 nites, the room was clean every day very well. The flowers which rooms gets decorated with is very sleek but also very Buggy (little ones) A hard toss up! The Family that runs it is Super Nice, Food; Breakfast & Dinner were all homemade.

Room Tip: you have no tv except in Suites
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Additional Information about Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort

Address: Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica (Formerly Cariblue Hotel)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#4 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: £71 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Caribbean resort in Puerto Viejo, de Limon, Costa Rica.Hotel Cariblue is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature, the beaches and comfort.A leader among Costa Rica hotels and resorts, we offer luxurious hardwood bungalows nestled in exotic tropical gardens between the pristine white sand beach of Playa Cocles and lush natural jungle (more info about us). Enjoy our award-winning service and our full range of amenities and facilities in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. A paradise is waiting for you."Cariblue Hotel” “Your Caribbean resort", is a 3 star hotel and 3 green leaves (CST), is the ideal place to enjoy your vacation, Its located just steps away from beautiful pristine white sand beach, Playa Cocles and just a mile from typical village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Old Harbor), where the Afro Caribbean, Indian and all over the world cultures are mixed in harmony and peace.Cariblue has 23 private and comfortable bungalows nestled in a gorgeous tropical garden of almost 5 acres (20.000 sqm). All the bungalows feature a private balcony overlooking the resort's tropical gardens. Impressive Gourmet Restaurant "Soleluna" with a gorgeous bar and in the pool with our happy hour every day in our pool bar. Spend a lazy day by the beautiful pool area, kid's pool and relax in the Jacuzzi while enjoying one of our selection of fine tropical cocktails. ... more   less 
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