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Roca Dura Cafe (Hard Rock Cafe)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the "Roc" after not being able to ascend to a home that we had rented up the mountain (hurricane washed out road I guess) on New Years day. Night was approaching and the place was't open but Louis opened up for us, cooked dinner and set us up with rooms. Talk about hospitality, even with the language...

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Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We did not stay at Roca Dura, but we had dinner there on our first night in San Gerardo. The food was some of the best we had in Costa Rica. Great "comida tipica" and pizza as well. Beautiful setting and very unique architecture.

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Thank kevinwolz1
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The room was warm and cosy, but a little bit dark (especially when in the evening and when it was raining). The food was good and the staff very friendly. When we left early (think 6am) to go to the Nature Reservethe owner made us coffee and tea and some toasts. It is great that the hotel is next to...

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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We spent one night in a really seedy, moldy and dark room. The building itself is really unique and probably used to be nice, but not any more. Staff was more bar oriented, but helpfull and friendly. I had an amazing omelette for breakfast and other food looked amazing too. I also watched a football match from a window while...

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Thank Miroslav K
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

If you are staying in San Gerardo prior to doing the climb up Cerro Chirripo then this place is for you. What a total surprise when you go in. Think Swiss chalet with quirky staircases, secret balconies, incredible mountain views to the north and tree foliage to the west, hand carved everything and general awesomeness. It's all here. And $15pppn....

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1Thank Andy S
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This place looks great but there is no service. People just take care of the bar and restaurant but do not care about the hostel. The bathroom of the room was Dirty and stinky. This is the most awfull place I ve been in costa rica.

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Thank moulmoul70
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Super cool place run by great folks! The cafe now has a roof but it's separate from the walls to make it still decidedly an al fresco experience. But the real magic is found in the hotel rooms. They're built around huge boulders that serve as the walls and ceilings. It feels like Hobbit Land in a friendly shire!

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2Thank Donald_S220
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 26 May 2014

...what a surprise to get to Roca Dura, (it was recommended by Mariposa as they were closed), and be given the most inhospitable treatment I have had in 5 weeks in Costa Rica. The rooms are quaint, but dark, dusky and have wooden floorboards above. At 4.30am staff are walking - or jumping - aggressively on these floorboards so that...

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Thank BrettComley
Boone, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This place is super cool!!! with HUGE Boulders in the building, and all furniture made from large trees!!! If you want 5 star shine, dont show up here. But if you want to feel like youre living in a real jungle treehouse, this place is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Two thumbs up!!!!

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1Thank kingofthemountains97
Wheaton, Illinois
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Roca Dura Cafe and we loved it. The whole interior and all of the furniture is hand built out of natural rough cut wood and stone. The place is like a piece of art. The atmosphere was very inviting with a warm mix of locals and fellow travelers all gathering at the bar each...

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Address: Cerca Plaza de Futbol, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Chirripo National Park > San Gerardo
Number of rooms: 7
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“This is a great basecamp for hiking Mt. Chiripo (the highest mountain in Central America) and the nature preserves of Talamanca and Cloud Bridge.”
 of 5 bubbles Donald_S220, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
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