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Cabinas Tropical

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 20 October 2010

After several days in so-so budget hotels, Cabinas Tropical was a breath of fresh air. The rooms are minimal, but very well maintained and very clean! It's a few blocks away from the busier areas in the town, which was perfect because it was nice and quiet. Very safe too, since it is gated. The car entrance closes around 11pm,...

Thank stephcastro
Reviewed 4 June 2010

No frills, just a good clean room. Also an excursion to Gandoca- Manzanillo or Cahuita with Rolf and Juana is a must.

Thank kactuskid
Reviewed 28 March 2010

This hotel is a gem. It's owned and run by a German wildlife biologist and his Costa Rican wife. It's a very pleasant and safe place, located just a couple blocks from the Main street in Puerto Viejo and one block from the fabulous Soda Lidia. We paid extra for a room with air conditioning, which was well worth it...

Thank Autumn_Scientist
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 16 February 2010

If you want to stay directly in Puerto Viejo this is a very good option. The rooms are simple, but comfortable and spotless. They also have real hot water and great cross-ventilation, so we slept really well. Its close to everything, but the rainforest behind is always louder than the town in front. So its no problem to get to...

Thank QuietTripping
Reviewed 7 February 2010

We stayed there for the 3rd time, in other words, we have always liked this simple but comfortable place.

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 27 December 2009

Great place to stay in puerto viejo. very clean, large room. Rolf and Juana make an incredible guide combination for nature hike at Manzanillo. Juana has the ability to pick out wildlife for nature at distances. We say toucans, monkeys, snakes and sloths not to mention other birds and bugs. Well worth the price. The room was very pleasant and...

Thank HawkeyeLee
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 October 2009

We've travelled a lot to Puerto Viejo over the years, and this time we finally managed to get a room at Cabinas Tropical. This was the fourth time we tried, but it had always been full. The rooms are large, with fridge, balcony, fan, large bathroom with hot water, some with TV. Beds are quite comfortable, some noise from neighbours...

Thank Zorblat
Reviewed 3 August 2009

Cabinas Tropical offers the seclusion of a beautiful walled garden, immaculate screened rooms, hot water showers in spacious tiled bathrooms as well as a frig and fan. Television and AC are also available in some rooms. The courtyard has a ranchito and each room has its own balcony or covered patio with chairs, table and hammock. The owners, Rolf and...

Thank wovenroutes
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 July 2009

Cabinas Tropical has everything my wife & I need when visiting Puerto Viejo. The facilities are secure and immaculately clean. The staff is friendly & helpful (Spanish, English & German spoken). Grounds are pleasant, and attractive with a relaxed atmosphere. Rooms have hot water showers, refrigerators, patio hammocks, and free wireless Internet for your laptop. Rolf Blanke, who owns/manages the...

Thank skoehler
Reviewed 27 April 2009

This town is something different than the rest of Costa Rica, but Cabinas Tropical is a steady choice if you want a more silent hotel in the town. It is located little behind the town, but the walk to the pubs and bars are just a few minutes away. Rooms are simple, but clean and safe. There is a big...

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Additional Information about Cabinas Tropical

Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 00506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $50 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas Tropical 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Cabinas Tropical Costa Rica/Limon
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“Room #8 is a corner room and has a private patio”
 of 5 bubbles 510roland, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all of the upstairs rooms are quiet and away from the late arrivals...”
 of 5 bubbles moonmadman, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“just let them know what you would like”
 of 5 bubbles Hawegeti, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms get a breeze and have more of a view. My choice every time.”
 of 5 bubbles wovenroutes, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Go elsewhere!”
 of 5 bubbles JW369, 18 Feb 2013 | Read review
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