After traveling for 10 hours, we were welcomed with open arms by Marvin at Shawandha. He is warm and friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Puerto Viejo, the history and culture of Costa Rica. Speak with him about booking any tours in the area, he has great references. We enjoyed homemade breakfast every morning in the midst of the jungle before we ventured out on our bicycles the Shawandha rented us for the day. The service from the dining room and housekeeping was outstanding, we were treated like family. Make sure to have a conversation with any of the employees. Caleb, Maria and Roberto made it feel like home, and are all well versed in the surroundings.
Our bungalow was authentic, clean and spacious. The bathroom is covered in beautiful mosaic tile with an open shower concept. The ceiling fan kept the room cool and comfortable at night.
Shawanda is located in the heart of the coast, between the town of Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva. It's walking distance from the beach, two homemade Italian pizza locations, all day caribbean restaurants, and our personal favorite, Gypsea Cafe & Lounge. Access to bikes everyday made it possible to travel anywhere we wanted for the day. We would highly recommend Shawandha.More
- Free parking