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300 mts north of Rio Cocles, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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#2 of 8 hotels in Cocles
Rustically elegant, hard crafted bungalows are privately set apart in a lush five acre tropical garden on the edge of the jungle. In front or the gorgeous white sand Cocles Beach, winner of Costa Rica`s blue flag for pristine beach. An idyllic romantic hideaway with a family friendly double occupancy price for a family of four. Que Rico Papito Restaurant specializes in food fit for jungle royalty. Massage, facials and delicious body treatments at our Indulgence Spa. Rest easy! Secure Lodging with Safes & Secure Parking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Evening entertainment
Couples massage
Foot massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Private bathrooms
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


68Somewhat walkable
Grade: 68 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Monika N wrote a review Feb 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates33 contributions11 helpful votes
We loved our 2 days stay in La Casa de Papito. The bungalow had everything that we needed to feel comfy: nice bathroom, comfy beds with mosquito nests, little but spacious fridge, power outlets next to the beds, nice table and hammock outside to hang out. The bungalows feel very private as they are not too close to each other, the grounds are beautiful with lush plants all around - you feel like you are in the middle od the jungle. The birds will wake you up early in the morning, so if you mind, use earplugs. The location is great, not very far from Puerto Viejo (3,000.00 crc/5 usd by tuktuk to get to the center), just across the road from Cocles Beach and a few great places to eat are just few minutes away by walking. Would totally reccommend this place!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Departure06619871312 wrote a review Jan 2023
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PUERTO VIEJO has a variety of charms. LA COSTA DEL PAPITO hotel is one of them. The region has a great mix of nature, animals, beaches, sunsets and sub-marine life. But also has many restaurants, animal variety, and ‘normal’ and ‘ab-normal’ people depending on your definition of abnormality. It looks as if time had stopped there and people from every walk of life decided to go and to stay there - forever. Very interesting, - if any thing. Amazing geology- for example, a dark beach corner has volcanic magnetic metallic sand whose energy can be measured through metal detectors. It is sort of strange. . . A great and safe place to visit and to experiment life in nature. The hotel at LA CASA DEL PAPITO is charming, even if it has a really corny name (mind you, I did meet the papito of whom the house belongs to and is a historic event-related name). The place has trees, foliage, nature and insects, statues, open wooden bungalows, closeness to the sea, tropical forest with wild animals. Good food and a lovely Indian restaurant ( of all options). Within a 10 minutes close by distance, there is a remarkable Italian restaurant aligning with any in Rome or Florence ! (LA PÉCORA NERA RISTORANTE- remarkable!). His leader is a visionary teacher of local youth to become the cream of the cream in restaurarion over there. Just wonderful to see how they do it. Clean breathing air, lovely light, nature. Animals, pool table, music, all sort of drinks … …( this wonderful Young Chap from the UK /Israel managing the bar, amusing the crowd brilliantly as his parents ended up retiring there - and he found his way to align and enjoy by being a great guy making everyone’s moment special! :). … Nature, exercise, photographic opportunities, snorkelling moments, massage parlour and maybe a spell of reggae and bits. Well, definitely in my list of places to be glad to have visited. Beside the visionary chocolate place, the jaguar recovery place, the sloth recovery place and others, this is great to visit. All this was facilitated by Stephanie at CRS Tours, with Jan Center, Stephanie Oviedo and with recommendation of Lucia Escobar. Contact them. They made our trip worth in a spell of a moment. Check then in the internet. CRS Tours in San José. Remarkable. Worth to visit !
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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gddo wrote a review Aug 2022
Chicago, Illinois155 contributions105 helpful votes
These are cute little bungalows. There is a nice wood carved table and hammock on the porch. Each bed has a mosquito net although the whole bungalow does have screens. However, there are cracks where mosquitoes and other bugs can easily get in although it wasn't a huge problem. We were grateful that they gave us a bungalow large enough for 6 people when there were only 4 of us. There was no fridge or microwave or tv. They gave us just 1 complimentary bottle of water in the room. The bungalow was not in great shape. The toilet was constantly leaking all over the floor, causing the entire bath rug to become saturated. The sink faucet only has one temperature and was leaking. The shower was good, however. There was a soap dispenser for the sink and an unknown soap dispenser for the shower that smelled like coconut. I'm not sure if it was shampoo or body wash, so we just used it for both. Also, it didn't really feel clean. The floor felt grimy when we first walked in so I would recommend flip flops to wear the entire time you are inside. In addition, the bedsheets are all gray so you can't really tell if they are dirty or not. The really horrible thing about the bungalows was that there was no AC. In a place with 100% humidity just about all the time, it was near unbearable. There are strong fans over each bed, but that just made me super sore the next morning. Breakfast was decent, but you had to preorder the day before and tell them what time you are going to breakfast as well which is not great when you want to relax and take things as they come on vacation. The breakfast is just one plate of whatever you order. It was fairly hearty but not enough for a teenage boy. It is served with different juices which were delicious. They do provide beach towels, but there was an issue when we could not get clean beach towels because they weren't ready yet. So just make sure you always have clean beach towels on hand. To get ice, you have to ask at reception, and they just gave us one glass. They did have a water dispenser in the lobby although it wasn't refrigerated. Wifi was ok. Sometimes it was really good and others, you had to go near the reception desk. I think if you prepare yourself for glamping, you'll be fine. Otherwise, find somewhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Petra R wrote a review Jul 2022
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The place looks like it has not recovered from Covid. The bubgalows are nice, but a lot is old, not working properly and compared to other places we have been, lots of mosquitos (the garden is more a swamp) and cockroches. There were constructions ongoing during the day, and during breakfast. It was not nice sitting there in the middle of it. There is an Indian restaurant renting the place in the evening, but we preferred more local food and did not try it. No pool, WiFi only in the reception. Family did not really like the breakfast. I think they mean well, but not sure there are the means and knowledge of running the place. We stayed one night and would not have stayed more.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mitzi R wrote a review May 2022
6 contributions3 helpful votes
The resort is VERY rustic. Bungalows are very clean and cozy but no A/C, drinkable water, restaurant, or anything much else. It was too isolated for us with too few amenities. We gotten eaten by bugs in our room. I would liken it to camping. Friendly staff, good breakfast. We moved resorts after one night. Feels like it needs work to get back to pre-COVID capacity.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Treeplusthree wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
The good bits - breakfast is lovely although you do have to order the night before, problematic if you have children with ever changing minds. The bad bits - The rooms are dark with no windows, even on the sunniest days you'll need the lights on. - Despite what the website says there is no restaurant, breakfast is all they offer. There are several restaurants close by but if it rains too much they will close and you'll be left hungry. We were left in this situation with 4 children, we expressed out plight with the owner he told us they don't offer dinner, at that point 15+ meals were wheeled out of the kitchen for a large group who had pre-booked a meal in advance. After talking down to us for several minutes he did eventually offer us some chicken & rice that was left over. Indeed kind of him but we wouldn't have booked there had we known they didn't over a restaurant every night. - Also despite what the website says you will not be greeted by clapping welcoming staff. To the contrary in fact, the staff seemed annoyed by even the simplest of queries. - The whole place will flood during heavy rain, you will have to wade to get out and cars may not be able to get in. Bare this in mind if you've arranged a pick up - The breakfast area which I guess was formally the restaurant has a huge unsightly blue tarp cover over the roof but this does not stop the rain pouring in. You'll find buckets all over the place. - Despite the sorry state of repair, the owner appears to be upgrading his own palace at the top to renovations and noisy machinery going all day. - There is a gravel road to the north of the property next to bungalow 7 and the lorries, vans and cars are particularly noisy The place has potential but would need a lot of work, there are some really lovely properties close by that I wished we'd booked instead
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Not room 7
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saraanderson00 wrote a review Mar 2022
Stillwater, Minnesota1 contribution
Everything we could have ever dreamed of!! ♥️ We had our wedding here with 22 guests. It was so beautiful we can’t thank you all enough! So grateful for everything you did for us. It was perfect- from the bungalows, to breakfast everyday, the ceremony, reception. Eddie helped us with all of the details including helping us with last minute shuttles to San Jose. Elsie did a wonderful job with my hair and nails the day of the wedding. The massage was great too! At the reception Mickey was so accommodating and helped us set up games at the reception. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ -Terry and Sara Thomas
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jeremy R wrote a review Dec 2021
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We had two nights booked for a bungalow and we knew going in that it would be more rustic lodging than other destinations, since Puerto Viejo is a more laid-back vibe. However, our bungalow was nothing like the pictures, so do not expect your bungalow to look anything like the pictures. When we went to take showers the first night, the hot water did not work. So I went to the front desk and asked for someone to help. The young lady at the desk said that he would stop by in 5 minutes. When 45 minutes went by and it started to get later, I stopped by and told them that he still had not come, she went in the back and said loudly that I was crying about not having hot water. First of all, I did not cry so I do not appreciate her snarky attitude. Secondly, hot water is not a big request when you are paying $130 a night for a bungalow. Her comment was unprofessional and unnecessary. The following day, friendly workers tried to fix the water all day but it was clear to use that this was an existing problem that was not able to be repaired. They had no other bungalows available, so we packed up our things and left early for the next leg of our trip. When we asked to refund the second night, we were told it was not possible. ¡Ten cuidado en la Costa de Papito!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Alvin L wrote a review Dec 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in November 2021. This is the 3rd time we have chosen this hotel over the years. Although I would still recommend this hotel it does show some signs of fatique. Due to the pandemic the once grand restaurant is closed as is the lounge. Some long term dear staff members are now gone as well. Breakfast is still offered and is ok. The cabanas are unique and interesting however have shown some wear and lack the lustre they once had.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Tzvetelina D wrote a review Nov 2021
24 contributions9 helpful votes
The waxing lady used the same wax applicator over and over again, which is extremely unsanitary. It was scary, because that same applicator was inside the hot wax when I got there. The room seemed dirty and the towel I was given to cover up was stained and previously used. It was a very uncomfortable experience. The “deep tissue” massage I received was straight up lazy. Very disappointing. I could not wait to leave and never come back. Their WiFi also wasn’t working…
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de TalamancaCocles
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Costa de Papito
Which popular attractions are close to La Costa de Papito?
Nearby attractions include Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate (0.7 km) and Playa Cocles (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Costa de Papito?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at La Costa de Papito?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Costa de Papito?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Costa de Papito?
Conveniently located restaurants include Como en la Gloria, Bamboocha, and Restaurante El Sol Del Caribe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Costa de Papito?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.