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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Lisa is a great host, her location is convenient (not in town but right next to it) She pays lots of attention to detail and makes a genuine effort to deliver the best experience for her guests. If you need advice on what activities are available in Puerto Viejo, just ask her, she is very knowledgeable and eager to offer...

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Thanks for the good review. I notice YOU pay attention to detail, too in your description of what I do. I try hard to make everyone feel at home and make available every resource possible, for my guests.

Mexico
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Just had a great stay at Hidden Jungle Beach House in Puerto Viejo. The house is very cozy and comfortable, with soft beds and plush pillows...a rarity in Central America. Lisa is a wonderful hostess and makes you feel right at home. She has two friendly dogs, Sativa and Santo, and a sweet kitty names Little-Bit. The kitchen is stocked...

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Thanks for the nice and very thorough review. You covered just about everything we have to offer. I am so glad you had a nice time here and really felt at home. My mission has been accomplished!

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 14 June 2012

I had been researching a trip to Costa Rica for some time when I came across Lisa’s Blog, and was impressed with the depth of information, and her personal story on becoming an expat in Costa Rica; so what better spot to begin since my interest was learning more about living in Costa Rica. During my stay I took 2...

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Thanks for your great review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I"m glad to have been able to help you and share what I love about Costa Rica's Caribbean.

Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed 18 May 2012

I found this when browsing tripadvisor and was impressed with it's reviews. Now that my husband and I have been there for 4 nights, we can agree it's a great place! It is a easy walk into downtown Puerto Viejo, but tucked away so that the nights are peaceful. We both slept comfortably in a double bed with a clean,...

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vida_nueva_lisa, Owner at Hidden Jungle Beach House, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. There is so much to do in the area here and I love to give suggestions. You can take tours from local tour companies but there are also many things you can do on your own with just a few tips. And then after a full day of fun, I am happy to provide a...

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Reviewed 15 May 2012

I arrived at Hidden Jungle Beach House searching for a relaxing place to call home for a month and have found so much more staying here. Lisa's warmth and knowledge about the area and the many wonderful things that it has to offer have been a real treat. The house is beautiful and clean. The unique location surrounded by beautiful...

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vida_nueva_lisa, Owner at Hidden Jungle Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about Hidden Jungle Beach House. I have had the place for seven months now and it is still a work in progress. To hear how comfortable you have been here makes me know my continued efforts at creating a tranquil, pleasant ambiance are paying off.

Phoenix, AZ
Reviewed 29 April 2012

I have to agree with pretty much everything that was said here about this place. Quick walk to the beach or the town. It is a little hard to find at first so make sure to have the directions. Lisa has great recommendations about the area and was very helpful. I was surprised how eclectic the little town of Puerto...

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vida_nueva_lisa, Owner at Hidden Jungle Beach House, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we are truly "Hidden" in the jungle. I prefer to keep a low profile so as to keep things quiet around here. Therefore I have no signs. But I do give very specific directions on my Costa Rica Transportation web page. Follow my directions and you will have...

Southwest Harbor, ME
Reviewed 7 April 2012

This guest house quickly felt like a home away from home during my 6-night stay here. Clean and comfortable, bright sunny rooms with loads of hibiscus just outside the window. Lisa's wonderful, and she really went above and beyond to help me out when I ran into some troubles during my trip. If you want air conditioning and a swimming...

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vida_nueva_lisa, Owner at Hidden Jungle Beach House, responded to this review

Thanks so much to the sweet review! I'm so glad you felt at home here. Traveling to a foreign country makes many people nervous, even though it is fun and exciting. My goal is to create a comfortable place where you feel relaxed and safe. I'm glad you felt that way at Hidden Jungle Beach House.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2012

I want to start by saying this is a special place. Not only is Lisa a wonderful host, she becomes family at the end of your stay. Her house is a clean, affordable, quiet and peaceful. She offers a comfortable bed in a private room, shared bathroom/shower, full kitchen and outside patio. She has two adorable dogs, very friendly. And...

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vida_nueva_lisa, Owner at Hidden Jungle Beach House, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you so much! I try hard to make my guests feel at home. Your review makes all my efforts worthwhile!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 5 April 2012

If you want to really experience the town of Puerto Viejo, this is the place to go. Just a 5 minute walk to town and a 3 minute walk to the beach allowed for many spontaneous choices. An important issue for when you're relaxing around this guest house. The guest house management was very responsive to my particular needs. Frankly,...

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vida_nueva_lisa, Owner at Hidden Jungle Beach House, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hidden Jungle Beach House. I have never stayed in a guest house either, and then suddenly one day I was running one! I am around the same age as you are and hostels are just not comfortable for me. But a guest house is different. I...

Berkeley, California, United States
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Beautiful, colorful, airy and simple living right off of Playa Negra. It's steps away from the beach and a short walk from Puerto Viejo's shops, restaurants, and bars. My favorite thing about staying here has been the fact that it's quiet and excluded, one can be in peace and harmony with nature, just listening to the sounds of birds, waves,...

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vida_nueva_lisa, Owner at Hidden Jungle Beach House, responded to this review

How nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Hidden Jungle Beach House. Since you are a guest who has been working online during your one month visit, I am glad to hear the place was quiet enough for you to concentrate on your work. All those noisy monkeys, birds and insects can be distracting:) At least the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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      Hidden Jungle Beach House is a sweet little guest house, close to the beach but hidden away in the jungle. Its for people who love nature and its tranquility. There are only four bedrooms, so we are never crowded, with two shared bathrooms and a spacious shared kitchen. Everything is bright, fresh and clean.      We are located in the jungle and right near the beach and town, too. We are close enough to all the activities and action of Puerto Viejo, yet we enjoy the jungle's tranquility and peace.             Hidden Jungle Beach House attracts the most interesting of people from all over the world. We have hosted guests from the US and Canada, England, France, Holland, Argentina, Venezuela, Iran, India and of course Costa Rica. And as I also offer a guide service and have lived in the area for over four years, I can advise you on activities, to make the best of your stay in Costa Rica's Caribbean. Our quiet little hide-away is full of pleasant surprises. Come join us and see! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hidden Jungle Beach House

Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Black Beach / Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: €19 - €28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Hidden Jungle Beach House Costa Rica/Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
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