The Covid medness just started.. resorts were already closed.. we stoped by to ask for an over night with the kids.. and we stay more that 14 days.. It is true that the resort needs some adjutstments.. but It is clean and the staff is simply great! The owner really helped us hendling the Covid situation when we did not know if will be able to retirn back home. Home far away from our home!
Beautiful place and the pool incredible, felt very safe with family during the weekend we visited. It is very close to town and Parque Nacional Cahuita. Small "pulperia" small store a few meters close by. Great restaurants in the area
my wife and two small children, stayed and got the small bungallow , asked for an extra bed for my children , the beds are fine and the pillows , but the windows are broken and very old , rusted bolts and almost useless , one of the fans is full of rust and makes a lot of noise all night. the pool is nice but so small that six people are already full. The price you pay is very high for what you get . the staff is very helpful, especially the old man is friendly and helpful and always looks as help with a big smile . Too bad not repair the bungallow and not return to build new bungallows . the site is ten minutes walk from Playa Negra.
I feel I got too much for my money. The owner and the manager are extremely kind. The bungalow for 10 people is huge and so nice, it even includes a mini playground. The place is very comfortable and they offer all you need: kitchen, freezer, coffeemaker, little oven, etc etc etc. I mean the bungalow is like a big house with an outside area perfect where you can feel the breeze. We all loved it. Highly recommended- Excellent price also!
We stayed here only for 1 night. The bungalows are very old and dark. They probably have seen their best days in the 80s. The place is also far away from the town and the beach. Definitely overpriced for what you get!
A nice hotel with individual chalet and a friendly owner. The rooms were spacious with a good shower, however they were a little bit warm. Probably better if you are willing to keep the shutters open, but after hearing of a mugging in downtown Cahuita we were a little unwilling although the hotel itself felt safe with a permanent guard. The owner was accommodating and friendly. The pool is comfortable and with the heat an absolute godsend, even though not perfect for length swimming! Nice sunrise from the bottom of the garden made it a special location.
I went to Hibiscus on a party of 4, they gave us a very rustic but nice room, with clean bathroom, the pool is very small, just the 4 of us felt like a bunch of people. It has a good view of the ocean, is beach front and they have a seating aerea in front of the sea, but there is a reef, so you cannot enjoy the beach there, you have to go out, and walk a few meters to go to Playa Negra. If you are going to the National Park is better for you to rent a bike, 'cause the hotel is very far from it, and the beach of Cahuita National Park is the best. Overall I enjoy my stayed there but it is very far from the center and ther are no restaurants near by.
I would not recommend Chalet Hibiscus. Let's begin with the positive: - the garden is beautiful and there is a (small) swimming pool; -unlike the (Swiss) owner, the (Costa Rican) manager is really nice; -there is no beach access because of the rocks (corail) but the sea is close by (sound of the waves by night). We had originally booked Chalet2. When we saw the place, we refused to stay there. It is away from the other rooms but on very small ground, no lawn, just concrete and earth. There was garbage on the ground with a dog eating it. The terrace on the second floor is OK but you can't really stay on the 1st floor outside (we were with our 2year old son and he needs a place to run). We then moved to one of the Cabinas. As with Chalet2, the rooms are very old and were not clean at all. They were dead insects everywere. It was imppossible to get a mosquito net with less then 10 holes in it. The mosquitonet covering all the openings in the wall were as well very old and full of holes. Out of the 5 lamps, only one worked. We went to get some bulbs but the problems were more serious (the whole electrical installation is too old). But the worst one: the 3 of us came back to New York with flea bites (and Chalet Hibiscus was our last stop so no doubt it is were we got it). The other travelers we have met there were sharing our appreciation of the place (some have left after 1 night).…
The small property of Chalet Hibiscus was the perfect location for my rustic Cahuita vacation. The roaring ocean was the only noticeable sound on site; there were no noisy party-raving youngsters crammed into a strip-rooms as can be found elsewhere in Cahuita for a few dollars less. Noticeably absent were the frightening sounds of the Howler Monkeys at the other end of town, which was not the "adventure" I wanted to take part in before dawn, as others will tell of their stay at fabulous cottages that border the national park/beach. The only possible downside is that Hibiscus is far from the main activity of the town (about a 10-15 minute walk), and that there are no signs anywhere providing directions or announcing its presence until you are right in front of their gate. Once you find the spot, you are cool. Chalet Hibiscus is down the Black Beach Road, past most of the other bars and places to stay. From town, take any road that heads towards the shore, and make a left onto the last road you can. This is the Black Beach Road. Travel this road until you get to Hibiscus, and keep going even if you think you have past it; you haven't. ;-) The beach that borders Hibiscus is beaten up coral reef, which is not cute. There is a small concrete bench and table at which you can sit and maybe meditate or eat a quick meal or have a quick drink, but the seaside here is not welcoming. Access to the national park beech is very easy, so you just have to leave your cabina and head to town for a good beach experience. A rented car took care of this problem, although I would have no problem with the walk. The remoteness and privacy at Hibiscus are a great luxury, which I discovered after visiting a few other cheaper locations that looked like rows of prison cells. The laid-back staff (one or two people) were respectful and conveniently minded their own business. As a gay man, I felt totally comfortable staying there with my same-sex travel companion. Our cabin was the right size, with two hammocks and a small set of table and chairs outdoors beneath a roof. The interior was bare, but functional. Besides, I did not come here to smother myself in the hideous polyester of a Hilton hotel. Mosquitos were not a problem even without the mosquito netting around the bed. The bathroom shower and sink even had real warm water. Unlike more commerial hotels, you had to ask for things like new towels, sheets, etc., but that was of little concern. Each room came equipped with a broom, and dustpan, and I found myself emptying the trash can a few times. If you are a hospitality diva, and want all kinds of pampering, be sure to ask for room service upfront. I totally recommend staying here to anyone who does not mind the minor efforts that such a location require in exchange for the many benefits Hibiscus offers. …