I had the pleasure of ending my 4 month journey in Central America in lovely Playa Punta Uva at the Toucan Stay Inn. I enjoyed my time in the owners quarters of the Tucan Stay Inn for the last week in February 2014, a great private studio apartment with screened in porch and super comfy king size bed. The unit had a fully stocked kitchen for cooking and I was able to buy a huge water bottle refill just across the street at the local pulparia. A hot water shower in the cute bathroom was a treat after being so many places on my journey with only cold water. I enjoyed quiet hours napping in the hammock on the porch. I rented a bike for $5 a day at the grocery story 2 km up the road and rode all up and down the coast from Playa Manzanilo to Puerto Viejo. I saw monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, snakes and iquana in the gardens/beaches. I spent a whole day horseback riding on the beach and in the jungle with a local friend. The Toucan Stay Inn was a great way to relax before my return home to long work days. The bus goes right by the inn every couple of hours and a taxi is about a $8-$10 ride to Puerto Viejo where you can always find a good party or some salsa dancing. Mike met me upon arrival showed me around and checked on me several times during my stay. All the people are laid back and friendly. I even lucked out and caught a ride all the way to San Jose with another couple who was staying at the Toucan Stay Inn that happened to be heading to the airport the same day as me. If you want a place close enough to enjoy the party town of Puerto Viejo but far enough away to enjoy the quiet and more private beaches then you will love Punta Uva and the Tucan Stay Inn. I absolutely loved it and would visit again. Thank you Jon and Mabel for allowing me to hibernate in your beautiful place. Its perfect for solo travelers, couples and friends. I appreciate you and hope you will stay in touch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "A Place To Flee, In A Garden By The Sea" All Accommodations have: Air Conditioning Ceiling Fans Screened Windows (NO MOSQUITO NETTING NEEDED!!!) Quality Beds and Linens Private Entrances Private Bathrooms Tables/ Chairs (Seating Area) Refrigerators Coffee Makers Private, Gated, 1/2 acre+ just 200 meters from the Beach!!! Come...Relax & Enjoy!!! (Free use of Boogie Boards, Snorkel Gear, Beach Towels, Hammocks) ... more less
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