Fodor's Expert Review Pachamama Jungle River Lodge

9 km (5½ miles) southeast of town at Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, 70403, Costa Rica

Though still within sight of the Puerto Viejo–Manzanillo road, this French-owned place delivers a get-away-from-it-all nature experience within the confines of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge at a fraction of the cost of other Costa Rican eco-lodges. It's so cool and shady here that the ceiling fans were never installed, as no one ever needed them. Cozy wood cabins are simply furnished with two beds and mosquito netting and have colorful spreads and drapes. The houses here can be rented by the week or month too. Personal touches, such as breakfast brought to the porch of your cabin, are standard. The bungalows are joined by a kitchen and are ideal for renting by a group or family. The folks here frequently offer last-minute online-only packages. Rates include free use of bikes, subject to availability.

PROS

  • wonderful seclusion
  • friendly owners
  • hearty breakfasts

CONS

  • far from sights
  • need a car to stay here
  • can be difficult to find

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Green
Quiet
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 6482–4685

HOTEL DETAILS

5 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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