Fodor's Expert Review Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort

2 km (1 mile) southeast of town at Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, 70403, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

The youthful Italian owners came here to surf years ago, stayed on, and built a lodging that combines refinement with that hip Puerto Viejo vibe in exactly the right proportions. Cariblue's finely crafted all-wooden bungalows are spaciously arrayed on the edge of the jungle, across the road from the splendid white-sand beaches of Punta Cocles. Cabinas are linked to the main ranch-style building by paths that meander across a gently sloping lawn shaded by enormous trees. Expansive verandas and beautiful tile mosaics in the bathrooms add an air of refinement; hammocks add relaxation. Several of the units have air-conditioning. Breakfasts are huge. Italian cuisine dominates for lunch, and dinner is served at the lively Sole Luna restaurant on-site, featuring live jazz or reggae on weekends. Cariblue offers occasional online-only promotions, and can organize tours.

PROS

  • daily free activities including yoga
  • live music on weekends
  • A/C

CONS

  • ideal to have a car to stay here
  • can be difficult to make reservations
  • can be difficult to find a parking space

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2750–0035 | 305-749–5269-in North America

HOTEL DETAILS

43 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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