This is my favorite hotel right in Puerto Viejo town, regardless of the price. A quiet sense of tropical tranquillity pervades this place. The rooms are spread around a small but growing complex. Most are large, with high ceilings, tile floors, private bathrooms, and a private veranda. The rooms with shared bathrooms are housed in a raised building with a wide, covered breezeway between the rooms. The front and back porches of this building are hung with hammocks and surrounded by lush gardens, where you'll find the showers and toilets. There are also two fully equipped apartments available in a neighboring duplex. Everything is very well maintained, and even the shared bathrooms are kept immaculate. The hotel also features a small but well-stocked gift shop, a poison-dart-frog garden, a good-size outdoor pool with a waterfall, and a separate outdoor massage hut. Even though it's an in-town choice, there's great bird-watching all around the grounds.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010