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Camarona Caribbean Lodge

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Playa Cocles Cocles 150 al sur de la plaza de futbol, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Costa Rica
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Camarona Caribbean Lodge is a rustic hotel isolated from the urban stress. All rooms are beachfront, located in front of Cocles Beach which was awarded with the Blue Flag. The Hotel is located just south of Puerto Viejo (Old Port) and 20 minutes from Punta Uva, Manzanillo and the Gandoca Wildlife Refuge.Camarona Caribbean offers comfortable rooms to enjoy a wonderful time.Book your oceanfront room in the southern Caribbean paradise, where relaxation, natural beauty and caribbean culture is enjoyed.From Camarona Caribbean Lodge to the magical city of Puerto Viejo takes just 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes walking. The light that is reflected in the Caribbean Sea gives a sense of grandeur, through 2 miles of unspoiled Cocles Beach, allowing you to admire one of the most iconic beaches of history. Cocles beach is a meeting place for surfers, attracted by its waves and scenic beauty. Thousands of tourists come by foot or bycicle in order to enjoy this beautiful beach.You will not resist the temptation to eat in our restaurant Lapalapa, where you can enjoy delicious international dishes and our chef's recommendation of a range of at least ten Caribbean dishes and the house salad Lapalapa, plus a diverse range of cocktails and desserts.If you want to enjoy the tranquility your personal satisfaction and a little break from the daily routine, Camarona Caribbean lodge is your best option.
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Free breakfast
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Grade: 54 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
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Playa Cocles Cocles 150 al sur de la plaza de futbol, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport166 kmSee all flights
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Lee L wrote a review Jan 2016
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States14 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed there one night. Well the room looks like it had been broken into once. The beds looked dirty, we put dirty t-shirts over the pillowcases because we didn't want to sleep on them. We checked the mattress for bugs, we didn't use the bathrooms. We checked out as soon as we could so we could meet up with the rest of our crew. It was dark and kinda gross. Both of us would have preferred Rockin J's hostel up the street. Don't go here.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Albin C wrote a review Dec 2015
Orlando, Florida8 contributions4 helpful votes
No TV, no air conditioning, parking too small, rooms are deplorable; my first and last visit to this place. Not recommending it to no one. Not worth at all. It was a mistake reserving in this badly call hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joanne R wrote a review Aug 2015
Dublin, Ireland23 contributions3 helpful votes
So if you're looking for a damp little getaway and you want to pick up some respiratory problems, then look no further .........this is the resort for you! I stayed here, with my boyfriend, as part of an organised trip. If Eco- Friendly means sticky floors, damp beds, no hot showers, stained and smelly pillows, rundown surroundings and general gloominess, then this place ticks all the boxes. I also had the misfortune of eating in this place and again I've nothing positive to say only that the pineapple was nice. Service was slow and unprofessional. All 12 people in my group were extremely disappointed with the standard of the rooms and general cleanliness in this lodge. We couldn't get out of this place fast enough. It's also a bad location but that's another story. Stay well away!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are damp.
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Crashingb0re wrote a review Jul 2015
Canterbury, United Kingdom10 contributions8 helpful votes
I had the misfortune of staying in this place for two nights, with my partner, as part of an organised tour. The room was damp, dirty, smelly and in disrepair. The location was terrible and the general upkeep of the place was dire. The rooms are actually only a 30 second walk from the beach but the owners have made absolutely nothing of this. Not one single chair/hammock/lounger in sight and the beach itself was very unappealing. The owners excuse is that this is an 'Eco lodge' and that it isn't meant to be high end hotel standard. Well that's absolute rubbish. I've been around the world and stayed in a wide range of accommodations from Eco lodges in the Bolivian rainforest to basic hostels in Angola. Camarona Caribbean Lodge is by far the worst place I have ever stayed. If I could give this place zero stars I would. In addition the food was awful and the majority of people I was travelling with got sick, mostly respiratory issues due to the dampness of the rooms. Also the location means it's a 40 minute walk into town or a 4 dollar taxi ride. That gets expensive if you're there for a few days. Don't let this place ruin your holiday, stay away!
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joanna B wrote a review Jul 2015
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed here as part of a group trip, and most of us got ill! The rooms were dark and depressing, painted with gloomy colours. Because the rooms were so damp, we all felt grotty and ill and our clothes stank. The place has great potential, but makes nothing of it. Although it's in the jungle, everything looks all grubby and the beach front is really neglected, e.g. no sun loungers, hammocks etc. Breakfast was depressing, with undercooked pancakes and weird jam that looked like ketchup! Service was friendly but a bit incompetent and slow. The location is also a bit crap. You have to get a taxi into the main town. Just stay there instead!!
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$73 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de TalamancaCocles
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camarona Caribbean Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Camarona Caribbean Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Camarona Caribbean Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Camarona Caribbean Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Camarona Caribbean Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante El Sol Del Caribe, Bamboocha, and Como en la Gloria.
Does Camarona Caribbean Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Camarona Caribbean Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Camarona Caribbean Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Cocles.
Are pets allowed at Camarona Caribbean Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Camarona Caribbean Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.