Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Spot sloths outside your window from some upstairs rooms.
The Lizard King Resort is a cozy bed and breakfast style hotel with an excellent Mexican restaurant, a place where Jim Morisson would have likely felt right at home. At the quieter, southern edge of Puerto Viejo on the main road, The Lizard King is a quick walk to the center of town, Salsa Brava's legendary reef break, and a stone's throw from the region's best beaches. The Lizard King's choice location makes an ideal base for exploring the Caribbean coast; Manzanillo and Cahuita, two of Costa Rica's premier national parks are a bike ride away. Beautifully constructed of precious Costa Rican hardwoods, the two story courtyard design overlooks a cool square pool. The rooms are polished, charming, and clean, and deluxe rooms have cable tv and air conditioning. Breakfast, included for guests, is generous and delicious. Excellent value and exceptionally warm customer service.