ABOUT KAYA'S PLACE - PUERTO VIEJO
Kaya's Place is a 26 room lodge on the stunning Black Beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Built in the Afro-Caribbean "Rustico" style, the hotel is artistic and unique. Local woods and materials have been used in their natural state, making each room different and beautiful. Every space you encounter will be a pleasurable experience. The sound of the waves is always in the background, soothing and tranquil, guaranteed to take you away from the stress of everyday life. Inside the hotel, you will find many places to relax. The reception area is more like a living room, with a gigantic sofa, television, people to chat with and view of the ocean. The large deck upstairs has a wonderful ocean view with hammocks and sofas - perfect for reading or taking a siesta. In the back, gardens line the walkway, filled with local plants and flowers. A covered sitting area in the garden offers another opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of others while you stay with us. Our restaurant is spacious and open with view of the ocean and a small creek with fish, water lilies, crab and other water life.
Located in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast, the area is blessed with natural beauty in the form of dense jungle with impressive flora and fauna and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Kaya's Place is part of the growing eco-tourism industry that supports the preservation of almost 2 million square meters of primary rainforest. Taxes from this industry support the many national reserves and efforts to maintain the natural resources. We are dedicated to preserving these resources while sharing it with all the people that come to know this amazingly beautiful part of Costa Rica.
Our recent renovation of Kaya's Place was completed with the same philosophy. No lumber or materials were taken from the primary rainforest. Much was recycled wood or dead fall from local farms and lumber that had washed up from the ocean and rivers. With these natural and renewable materials, we achieved a unique character with rustic and artistic designs.
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This place was good. There is a bar with great beer, it's RIGHT next to the beach, and they make a pretty delicious pizza (and pasta). It's also walking distance to town, but far enough out that you still feel like you're in nature. There was a fan in my room which was pretty noisy but it cooled the room down just enough to sleep. Only 4 stars because the shower was somehow ice cold (despite the hot weather) and mosquitoes kept getting into my room despite pretty diligently closing the door, but that might just be the reality of the area. Be sure to bring bug-repellent for anywhere in the Caribbean.
I loved staying here. The people were very nice. I love the ambiance, lots of trees around, right in front of the beach. A little away from town, but still within walking distance. Bikes for rent. Hand crafted beer on tap. Need I say more?
I had a fantastical time staying at Kayas place. The room was lovely as well as the hotel. Right across the road is the black sand beach where I saw a beautiful sunset each night I was there. The best thing though was the people who work there. Donna and Mauricio are warm and wonderful people who made my stay at Kayas and my trip to Puerto Viejo better than I imagined. Looking forward to returning!
Beachfront Hotel aka Kaya's Place was lovely - I chose the budget option of just the single room with shared bathroom but it was perfect for the one night. If I was staying longer I would have spent the extra couple of dollars per night for one of the private rooms with bathroom as they looked lovely, facing the beach and with hammocks on the balcony out the front. The restaurant below was great too, very convenient as I arrived late and did not fancy walking back into the village which wasn't far, only a 5 min walk. The people that work there were SO friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend it for couples and single travellers!
Everyone at Kayas was friendly and helpful. The place is very inviting, a good place to land when first coming to puerto viejo. It is hard to find a beach view room in Puerto viejo that does not include the noisy road, so that was the only part we did not like. But kayas is a great way to get oriented before exploring your next spot to go to in Puerto viejo area.