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Casa Viva Beach Houses

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Between San Jose and airport
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

My girlfriend and I stay here just one night but wished we could stay longer, absolutely large elegant property right on the beach, gardens and trees all well maintained, the bungalow is so nice with little personal nick-nacks on the walls and shelves, homey with mosquito netting around the bed but use it, the little no-see-ems are there, but we... More 

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Casa Viva rescued our vacation! Our family had booked another house (which got great reviews on tripadvisor) in Chiquita and it was pretty abysmal (dirty, dark, not close to the beach). So we called Casa Viva and they were able to get us in right away! When we pulled up, we were in awe. The gardens are magical, the cabins... More 

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Lorette, Manitoba
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stayed in one side of the Duplex for 4 nights. One of the most important considerations for us is sleep quality. Casa Viva provided a comfortable bed with netting and not too bad pillows to sleep on. That plus peace and quiet with just the sounds of the jungle and ocean waves made for a good nights sleep. The... More 

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nashville
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

beautiful hotel right on the beach. We came for our wedding and rented all cabins for our family. It was perfect. Everyone had their own private getaway. The gardens are gorgeous. The beach is idyllic. Selvins next door has great food. We all rented bicycles to go into town.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

Our family stayed at Casa Viva for a week over the 2014 Christmas holiday. We specifically booked here because of our wonderful past stays. We had House #1, closest to the sea. The waves, the birds, the howlers all make the experience so fabulous. There is a resident sloth in a tree on the path to the beach and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I came with a friend for my 30th birthday. We had a cottage very close to the beach, so that at night when it's quiet, all we heard were the waves crashing. They sounded so close to us in the near-darkness! The beach was OK - a smallish crescent of sand, but it was very secluded so it was nice... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

It's literally as far down South as you can go on the costarican Caribbean coast, will take you 4 hours by car from SJO, but it is worth every single minute. Once you're there you are surrounded by relaxed, easy-going people, everybody's cool, probably very much into yoga, slow food, going grassroots etc. Haven't seen that many people biking around... More 

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Idyllic location, friendly helpful staff, wonderfully personable and accommodating owner. This area offers the perfect combination of solitude (when desired), natural beauty and wildlife, and excellent restaurants.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This was are 3rd. trip to Costa Rica and our 2nd. time staying at Casa Viva. We've seen more animals here than we have any where else, and we've been to Arenal,Montevrde,Manuel Antonio and Montezuma. Beautiful houses, wonderful staff and so close to the ocean. Jean was a great host and we had the best time staying here! And Marieh907,... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Our family spent a week at Casa Viva and a wonderful time. The handcrafted houses are placed strategically among beautiful gardens, which gives you a little privacy. Our house had a queen bed and two singles and was furthest from the beach, but we could still hear the waves and feel the lovely ocean breeze. The wrap-around porch with hammocks... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Casa Viva Beach Houses

Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Casa Viva Beach Houses Hotel Puerto Viejo
Casa Viva Beach Houses Costa Rica/Limon
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“You can't go wrong with what unit you get!”
 of 5 bubbles AdventureInn, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“There's wifi but it's weak unless you're close to the main house. It worked for us but only in the bedrooms or the porch steps.”
 of 5 bubbles lynsiilu, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“I'd rent the one bedroom with kitchen if possible.”
  • 1 Bedroom with full kitchen. All units have decks.
 of 5 bubbles SeineLady, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“the house closest to the ocean so you can listen to the waves all night.”
 of 5 bubbles KristinaE475, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the houses and cabins are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles MogadishuMogadishu, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
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