We stayed there for 3 nights, it was good but we were left just a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, its a lovely place but its more a B&B than the boutique hotel they market it as on the website. Its under new management , they're great guys but it they're their to surf, not run a hotel. The website talks of international surf school, however this just turned out to be little more than a guy they know. It was good and the guy knew what he was doing but I was quite shocked that we were charged $120 for the 2 of us for 2 hours. The restaurant on their website doesn't exist, which because of its location is a bit annoying. The breakfast there was nice though.
The place is located up a steep hill, you're not getting up without a 4x4. It would have been nice to be told about this. Luckly the guys running it were there so we got a lift with the luggage, though if you get there when they're off surfing it might be a bit tricky. It can get a bit annoying having to walk down and up the hill all the time, it would have been nice if there were shuttles. However the location is awesome, it gives you amazing views over the sea. Also as its off the main road it was nice and quiet. The rooms are nice, no AC though, however you can leave the bay doors wide open so you get great breeze. The pools a nice touch as well but quite small. We also got to see a troop of monkeys pass right by the room, you get to see loads of wildlife there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gumbo Limbo is a unique bed & breakfast located in the hills of Santa Teresa, just 2 minutes to Santa Teresa beach and town. Along with stunning ocean views, Gumbo Limbo's central, hilltop location provides seclusion- a nice break from the dust and bustle of town, while being only a 2 minute drive to the beach and main road. A 4x4 vehicle, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads, is recommended to reach our property. Each of our villas is surrounded by lush, tropical nature, giving total privacy, comfort, and a real feeling of being in the jungle. From every corner of our property, you can find amazing ocean and mountain views. Our beautiful infinity pool is the perfect spot to relax and watch the best sunsets Santa Teresa has to offer. A full breakfast is included in your stay. It is served each morning in our ocean view dining area. Some of our breakfast options include granola and yogurt with fresh fruits, eggs with gallo pinto, or pancakes, all served with fresh Costa Rican coffee. Our guests are our priority. It comes natural for us to host people and make new friends, so it is our pleasure to cover every small detail and accommodate our guests' needs so that they have the best time while staying with us. Many of our guests have told us that their experience visiting Gumbo Limbo felt more like staying with old friends, than staying at a hotel. Whether it's sharing a surf session or an Argentinean asado together, we look forward to having you!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gumbo Limbo Villas Hotel Santa Teresa
- Gumbo Limbo Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa