Bungalow in the jungle

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Toucan Road, Cocles, Limon, Costa Rica
Your host, Irene
13 Reviews
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El Tucán Jungle Lodge ist ein Paradies für Vogelliebhaber und Leute, die in entspannter Atmosphäre die tropische Flora und Fauna geniessen wollen

Was uns von anderen Unterkünften unterscheidet, ist die unmittelbare Nähe zur Natur: Die Bungalows liegen mitten im Urwald und Faultiere, Tukane, Leguane und bunte Schmetterlinge sind oft schon von der Hängematte aus zu entdecken.
Wir bieten Ihnen Wohnen in stilvollen Holzbungalows am Ufer des Rio Caño Negro umgeben von der unvergleichlichen Ruhe der Natur. Unsere gemütlichen Zimmer (4m x 4m) sind mit einem bzw. zwei Doppelbetten ausgestattet, verfügen über Deckenventilator, Moskitonetz und privates Badezimmer und haben eine geräumige Terrasse mit Hängematte, Tisch und Stühlen und Blick auf den Fluss.

Unsere “El Tucán Jungle Lodge” befindet sich in Cocles - 4 km von Puerto Viejo entfernt - und liegt 1 km abseits der Hauptstraße. Das 2 ha große Gelände und die nähere Umgebung laden zu Spaziergängen und Erkundungstouren ein, auf denen Sie Brüllaffen, Papageien, Flussschildkröten und bunte Frösche entdecken können.

Aber auch die “Zivilisation” ist in erreichbarer Nähe: Von allen Zimmer haben Sie WLAN-Zugang. Ein gut sortierter Supermarkt ist 1 km entfernt und mehrere Restaurants befinden sich in 1-2 km Entfernung. .

Für Gäste, die nicht mit dem Auto anreisen, stehen Mietfahrräder ($US 5 pro Tag) zur Verfügung. Es besteht eine regelmässige Busverbindung in die nähere Umgebung und nach San José. Zudem können wir Ihnen jeder Zeit ein Taxi bestellen. Der Strand ist mit dem Fahrrad in einigen Minuten erreichbar.

Wir stehen Ihnen gerne für weitere Informationen zur Verfügung

Wir sind ein ökologisch orientiertes Familienunternehmen und haben insgesamt 4 Zimmer
Frühstück ($US 5 pro Person) und Getränke sind erhältlich.

Wir wohnen auf dem selben Grundstück und sind von 7AM - 10PM ansprechbar

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Irene was a wonderful host! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them. She was enormously helpful upon arrival, up until our last day - we even had to cut our trip a night short, and she was very flexible and accommodating. The room was always very clean, and the grounds were well taken care of. Lots to see and do on the property and beyond - spotted a few howler monkeys in the trees one afternoon, and saw plenty of other animals. Irene was great about pointing them out when she found them! We rented bicycles mostly in the daytime - about a 5 min. bike to the main road. The roads are a bit bumpy, but we got used to it pretty quickly! Couldn't have asked for a better, more beautiful place. If I make it back to Puerto Viejo area, I'd love to return!

    June 2014
  • Irene and Wolfgang were wonderful hosts! We expected to be in the middle of the Jungle, and we definitely were. Irene was very excited to show us the wildlife around the property, and we were so excited to see it all! They have a beautiful grounds, with lots of geese, a couple of dogs and chickens. It's about a 20 min walk to the main road, beach, a couple of restaurants and a little grocery store. They were gracious hosts, who provided all the things we could need. Thank you Irene and Wolfgang for having us!

    June 2014
  • We had really great time in the Toucan Lodge!
    It was really magic to sleep surrounded by the jungle and to be at the same time closed to the wonderfull beaches and nice restaurants of Puerto Viejo.
    Then, Irene and her husband Wolfgang are really good hosts, abble to communicate their passion for nature!

    April 2014
  • El Tucan provides an authentic jungle experience...the cabinas are tucked away from the main road and Puerto Viejo town; there are no nieghboring properties in the immediate vicinity. However, Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo are both easily accessible by public bus or taxi. An easy 15 min walk down the dirt road gets you to local bus stop. Our cabina was extremely clean and comfortable. It is worth noting that there are two bungalows here, each with 2 cabinas. Although you share the front porch with your neighbor, the rooms and bathrooms are very private. If you are looking for your own private bungalow, however, El Tucan does not have this lodging available (I suppose you could rent both rooms of the cabina!). Our cabina was large and very clean with plenty of natural light and ventilation. There were adequate U.S. style electrical outlets for charging phones, etc, and the WiFi worked quite good from our room (excellent reception in the main lodge). The bathroom had very nice newer tile, the shower was large, and the hot water was more than adequate. Irene is extremely helpful as a host. She speaks English, German, and Spanish (and perhaps other languages) fluently. In addition to her two well behaved dogs, ducks, and chickens, she pointed out some of the jungle creatures (including a sloth) and plants that live on the property. Irene also helped us arrange transportation whenever we needed it. For a small charge, she serves an excellent homemade breakfast at the main lodge every morning (highly recommended way to start your day). Irene will take care of you from the beginning of your trip through the very end. She was extremely communicative during booking and prior to arrival. One other bonus of El Tucan was that they will refill your water bottles with safe filtered water as needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Tucan, and highly recommend it!
    Disclaimer: you may not enjoy the stay as much as we did if you are looking for:
    - a private bungalow with no neighbors at all
    - a resort-style hotel experience
    - a short walk to town
    - an environment free of jungle creepy crawlies :)

    March 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at El Tucan. It was just what we were looking for - a small place right in the jungle. We really felt immersed in the jungle - from the sounds of birds and monkeys at night to spotting them in the trees during the day. Irene was knowledgeable about the area and always pointed out the animals we were sharing the forest with, and was helpful with advice about what to do in the area.
    The cabins were lovely and clean, and the balcony area with hammocks was wonderful to hang out on in the evening.
    Puerto Viejo was easily reachable by bike, although the ride at night along the dark and bumpy unpaved road that leads to the lodge from the main road might not be for everyone. We had a good bike light and didn't mind, though.
    Overall, we would definitely recommend El Tucan!

    February 2014
  • It has been a wonderful stay at Irenes place. Just the right thing after the long flight and busy days in NYC/San Jose. The beach is close by, while the jungle is right with you. I recommend that once you have woken up, open the doors completely and just enjoy the view. Simply perfect.

    February 2014
  • El Tucan is a gem.

    The cabins are clean; there is hot water, wi-fi, breakfast ($5), beer ($2) and the hosts are welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating.

    The cabins are far enough into the jungle to make you feel like you're roughing it, but only a ~5 minute cab ride, ~15 minute bike ride (El Tucan has beach cruises available for hire) and ~30 minute walk from Puerto Viejo.

    There's also an abundance of wildlife on the premises. We saw sloths, monkeys, toucans, lizards and tree frogs.

    February 2014
  • super nice lodges in the middle of the forest! we saw sloths, howler monkeys, a tucan and many other birds directly from our terrace. Owners are really nice and you can get breakfast for 5$. Located outside Puerto Viejo its a 6$ taxi ride away but you can also hire bikes to get around.

    February 2014
  • Irene and Wolfgang run a wonderful little Bed and Breakfast. Their cabanas feel like they are deep in the jungle and have big porches perfect for whiling away a morning (and afternoon) reading and looking for wildlife. Irene could not have been more helpful, going as far as purchasing a shuttle bus ticket for me when I had trouble getting the company's website to work. She does everything she can to make life easy for her guests.

    January 2014
  • Zwei ruhige Doppelblockhütten mit Veranda und Hängematte rd. 1 km vom Strand und rd. 2 km von Puerto Viejecho entfernt, in denen man bei Regenwaldgeräuschen herrlich einschlafen kann und wenn man Glück hat, durch Brüllaffen in der Früh geweckt wird. Sehr freundliche Aufnahme durch die Gastgeber.

    January 2014
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My husband Wolfgang and I had worked for development agencies in Latin America and Africa for many years before we settled down in our paradise 10years ago. We are both nature lovers and enjoy showing the flora and fauna in the surroundings to our guests.
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