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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Limón Province reviews

  • At home in the jungle

    "We stayed 8 nights with our 3 kids (5, 3, 1 yrs.) in this beautiful house in the middle of the jungle and felt so much at home. We used only the ground floor of the main house which was spacious enough for the 5 of us. Thanks to the handy sliding doors you can almost completely open up the living room towards the terrace, creating a huge wooden platform... and the floor is just great to walk on! Both inside and outside are perfectly equipped with comfy chairs, couches and hammocks... and then you´re out there in the jungle! 360° of wildlife around you, only a few steps set back by a beautifully maintained garden. The property is set back from the main road far enough to offer tranquility and making us feel completely safe, and still everything is close by: good restaurants (the best dinner during our 4 weeks in Costa Rica was at Pura Gula!), a well stocked supermarket and a nice beach can all be reached by foot. You don´t necessarily need a car, most people get around riding bikes, but we enjoyed having our car... it´s defintely easier with kids and also helps to spontaneously decide on what/where to eat (highly recommended for chefs: fresh fish from the pescaderia in Puerto Viejo!) or which beach to go to (our favourite: Punta Uva). The owners provide an extensive set of information when confirming the booking (regarding the house, POI, restaurants, and so on), and continued to be just as helpful during our stay. They live on the other end of the property and were always happy to assist in case we needed something. After one week in the central valley / Arenal area and two weeks on the Pacific Coast, we were not sure where to stay on the Carribean side (Cahuita? Puerto Viejo? ...). For us, Casa Bella with its surroundings was the perfect spot! Puerto Viejo is very vibrant, but also touristy and it can be a bit messy... okay for a dinner, but then we were happy to return back to our retreat :-) I´ll never forget the early morning hours with groups of howler monkeys fighting for the "I´m-the-loudest"-trophy, innumerable singing birds, the first rays of sun coming through the giant trees, hummingbirds, agoutis and sloths stopping by... and me just smiling out of one the hammock chairs with a cup of fresh coffee in my hand :-))))"
    Guest: Anais S. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 5, 2017
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  • Absolute BEST place in Puerto Viejo!!! Luxury! Indulge and stay here - you won't regret it.

    "Residencia Kenia is a stunning retreat on Playa Negra in Puerto Viejo. Our family of 6 (4 boys ages 4 to 14) loved our week's stay at this beautiful home. A car would be ideal if you are not a biker so that you can venture to town & the other beaches on the coast. We are a biking family & did not have a car. We biked between 4 and 18 miles a day depending on our chosen activity. The day we went to Punta Uva it was a bit of a haul (18 miles back and forth), but so worth it. Amazing exercise & we were able to check out everything from beginning to end on this little strip of paradise. We utilized the bikes that came with the house. One baby seat was included and Roy (caretaker) organized for a second one to be at the house when we arrived. We were concerned that baby seats would not work for our 4 and 6-year-olds, but we needed them attached to our bikes so that we could get around (we enjoy biking as a family at home and vacation - this is a big draw for us). When we realized that the baby seats were too tight, my husband & Roy put their heads together, changed a couple of seats out and came up with a solution that worked. We were so grateful & happy to have Roy's help with this. We ate out pretty much exclusively despite the chef's kitchen. Because we wanted to be home before the sun went down, we often ate brunch & then an early dinner (and had pastries for snacks later). Sometimes we would bring home take out & others we would pick up dinner from Banana Azul, a nearby hotel--yum. We played pool & swam in the pool, took naps on the hammock, ran in the grass, played board games outside, read on the couches and adored the house. Sometimes it was hard to motivate to leave for the day, but the Cocles beach never disappointed. We used the mosquito nets every night, as we wanted to protect ourselves from bugs, bats, etc. I would have preferred to leave it all open with the fan on, but our family has bat-phobia; so, we all felt better with the nets. While a little warm, the nets were no big deal & it was not a problem to not have air conditioning. Roy (caretaker) & Evelyn (cleaning person) were both amazing. Evelyn even did our laundry one day. Whenever we needed anything, they were both happy to help. Critters are all around: lizards in lamps, hummingbirds & bats fly through the house, frogs & grasshoppers bounce on the floor. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the area. Perfect for 6 people - loads of space. We miss it already"
    Guest: Leigh M. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 9, 2017
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  • Beautiful tropical paradise!

    "Our stay at Casa Galim was amazing. The house was just the perfect size for my husband and I. It was very quaint and relaxing, and you can't beat the view! The huge porch with hammocks over looking the ocean was awesome! We went to sleep listening to the waves and had our coffee on the porch in the morning. Yosi and Esther were wonderful hosts! They are so friendly and will give you lots of recommendations for your stay in Puerto Viejo. We will be coming back!"
    Guest: Alicia C. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 18, 2017
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  • New cabin in lush gardens

    "Manzanillo is an old fashioned small town with beautiful uncrowded beaches. There are many good restaurants close by. The cabin is newly built, has a small kitchen with all equipment. Victoria provides coffe, sugar and fresh eggs at the beginning of the stay. It is immaculately clean! Victoria is very accomodating and provides great information about local attractions, grocery stores and restaurants. The cabin is a ten mnute walk from town. The large nature reserve has hiking trails and beaches. There are many beaches nearby that provide swimming, snorkeling, surfing ; each is a bit different. The beaches are all clean, sandy and unspoiled. We loved it here?"
    Guest: Beach lover Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 2, 2017
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