...besides going to the beaches :) Me (22 USA traveler) and my friend (22 Tico from monteverde) spent a horrible first night at a different hotel in Puerto Viejo, where the first thing I did was get online to find somewhere else.
I called La Ruka and didn't regret it! So close to everything, yet far enough from the central downtown to actually get a night's sleep. Chill people, hot water, nice vibes, great property... also safe, clean, inexpensive... What else could you ask for?
I loved the white board that they had up in the main room to show all the fun events going on during our stay. Made me feel so much less alone in traveleing. The staff was super friendly, too and had recommendations for food and beaches and bus schedules.
If you're down for hippie-surfer-young-chill vibes, definitely go to La Ruka! I would go back just to go there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hostel has two buildings that are surrounded by tropical jungle filled with flora, fauna & fruit trees. When you arrive you’ll probably be greeted by one (or both!) of our friendly dogs Ruka and Moo Moo and, if you’re lucky, our kitten, Sirena. You’ll find us at the reception in our octagon lounge where you can relax after your journey, grab a brownie & a beer, peruse some used clothing, swap some books at our book exchange and use the free WiFi which available across the property. Upstairs you’ll find our two private double rooms and at the back is our outdoor guest kitchen. Our second building has three separate 6 or 8 bed dorm rooms all with private bathrooms. We have hammocks around for lazy days and also offer snorkel + fin rentals as well as surf lessons and board hire when you’re ready to take in the incredible water, waves and sands of Black Beach, Salsa Brava, Cocles beach and many more ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Ruka Hostel Costa Rica/Limon