I know there have been a few less than stellar reviews of this place,but we decided to try it anyway because it is on the beach. We were really glad we did. Poor reviews have been related to the owner and her dogs. Don't go there if you are afraid of dogs or are afraid for your children around dogs. The owner's dogs were sweet when we were there, but they are dogs and if you don't like dogs then just don't stay here. We found the owner to be really sweet and well. She is pretty no nonsense though, so if you are used to being pampered and sweat the small stuff, then you might want to consider another place as well. This place is for people looking for a casual, down to earth, atmposphere in a beautiful setting. The grounds are fantastic and the wildlife viewing is great! The houses are made of beautiful local wood, with huge porches, and provide more than adequate acommodations. There is no AC and we had no problem going without. The daytime got a bit hot indoors, but outdoors is where you want to be anyway. We stayed in the one bedroom and it was more than enough space for the two of us with a separate kitchen/sitting area, bedroom, bathroom, and the huge porch. Our in-laws stayed in one of the dorms and the dorms are pretty small. I personally would want more space. The beach is steps away and is truly beautiful. It is not super wide right out front, although wide enough to lay-out, but widens significantly just a few 100 yards away at playa blanca. Selvin's restaurant is just a block away and has fabulous food. There is also a beach bar and restaurant down by playa blanca, which is also walking distance.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Viva Beach Houses Hotel Puerto Viejo
- Casa Viva Beach Houses Costa Rica/Limon