The main floor has a big kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker,Washer and Dryer. Living room, dining room.
One bathroom with hot water, two bedrooms with one double bed on each room, fans.
The second floor has beautiful wood floor with balcony and hammock. Spacious outdoor sitting area, nice view to the forest. It also has a studio with a sofa bed, great spot to relax, ceiling fan. Free parking, Wi-Fi.
Great location!!, two minutes walk to the beach, five minutes walk to town.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Clear water, coconut palms, great surf and a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere make Puerto Viejo a favorite among travelers.
Formerly a small fishing village, Puerto Viejo has grown rapidly in recent years. Avid surfers, drawn to the famous Salsa Brava waves, have made Puerto Viejo a hotspot on the surfing circuit.
The center of town now has many souvenir and surf shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and tour companies.
I love Alex and this place!
I thought it looked nice in the pictures and had great reviews so I booked it but honestly, the pictures don't even do it justice.
It is spacious for two but could easily hold four. It is a short walk to the beach and in to Puerto Viejo. I spent many hours in the hammock listening to the ocean and birds and then was delighted to walk back inside to AIR CONDITIONING! It was a nice bonus on a few really hot days.
I would 100% recommend this place and Alex will take wonderful care of you.
Alex is a very kind, polite, and responsible host. We stayed only briefly (one night) but the place was tidy and as described. It is located right next to black beach which is great for swimming (no reefs), and very close to the center of PV. We highly recommend Alexander as a host.
Good luck finding a better value than Casa Caribe in Puerto Viejo. I'm sure there are more luxurious vacation rentals in the area, but for the price Casa Caribe is clean, comfortable, well located, spacious, and comes with as gracious a host as you could ever ask for.
The house is more than big enough for a couple, perfect for two couples (although the bathroom isn't particularly private), and could easily sleep 6 surfers.
It's comfortable enough that, on the day we were stuck inside due to rain, we happily passed the time reading on the balcony and listening to the jungle. It's also well air conditioned. Location-wise, it's a short walk (5-10 minutes, depending) into the heart of town, and the black sand beach across the street -- while not the cleanest beach in the world -- is perfect for swimming.
The kitchen is huge and there are plenty of dishes, cups, and silverware, as well as a coffee maker and blender. There was also a large fresh water jug which was enough for two of us for six days. There are only a few pots and pans and no proper knives for food prep, but we didn't have any trouble making a few meals while we were there.
Alex is right next door, super friendly, attentive, and a great resource for anything from restaurant recommendations to a detailed explanation of all the area's surf breaks. He runs Casa Caribe less like an Air Bnb and more like an old school one, where you have a local to answer your questions each day. He also mixes a great drink.
The next time we visit Puerto Viejo, we'll definitely stay at Casa Caribe.
You are absolutely right, the beach should be perfectly clean, unfortunately the local government only serves to collect taxes and don’t do their work. We must do more as a community but it has been hard to come together.
Tell your surfing friends I'll have the best knives and pots and also a grill to make grilled fish after a day of good waves in Salsa Brava!
Micah, thanks for the tips.
Alex and Yanira were wonderful hosts. Their rental is clean, quiet and very beautiful. Had a wonderful time as Alex arranged for surfing and snorkeling. Their property is a little off the main busy area of town but a short 5 minute walk (which you can do either along the beach or the road leading into town. Perfect. Pura vida!
It was absolutely amazing! the house, the place, the host, everything was perfect. we travelled to puerto viejo to explore the pura vida and we definitely found it there. blacks beach is about 1 minute from the house and everything else is about 5-10 minutes with the bike.
a big thank you for this experience, it was 1 week in little paradise! if we ever come back to puerto viejo we would book this house again.highly recommend it!
* the house looks so much better than on the pictures, you may should take new ones:-)
My boyfriend and I stayed at Casa Caribe almost 2 weeks and absolutely loved it! This house has lots of space and could easily be enjoyed with another couple or four friends. Alex and Yanira are super nice and were great hosts! Always available to answer any questions and at an additional cost take you on private tours. Puerto Viejo is also a great town to vacation with many beaches to explore in the area. Town and the beach are only a short walk away! Casa Caribe is a great place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone. We definitely hope to visit again in the future!
Thanks Alex and Yanira for having us! :)
Great place to stay in Puerto Viejo. We were looking for something a little away from the more 'touristy' side of the town and Alex's place was perfect. 5 min walk to town and even less to a beautiful black sand beach. The house itself is very similar to the photos and was very clean and secure. The washer and dryer were extremely useful as nothing really ever dries in Costa Rica.
Alex was an awesome host. Very communicative and easy to get ahold of. He gave us perfect GPS coordinates and we had no problem finding the place at night when we arrived. He also left my boyfriend use his machete to try to open coconuts which was a definite highlight for me haha.
I would definitely recommend this place.
What a wonderful place to stay! We rented Casa Caribe for several days and couldn't have been happier. It was close to a beautiful beach, a short walk into the main part of town, and was safe and clean. Alex was very helpful and offered is places to eat in town. We would happily rent this place again if we found ourselves in Puerto Viejo.
I unfortunately did not have the pleasure of meeting Alex and Yanira, but when my parents came back they would not stop talking about how great their hosts were to them. I booked the accommodations on behalf of my parents and I couldn't be happier that their first international vacation went great. My parents had only ever traveled to visit family in their home country. Naturally I was a little worried about them traveling on their own somewhere new, but after much research we picked Casa Caribe. After, their phone didn't work out there I quickly called Alex to see if they had made it and I can say he was so nice and accommodating he even let me speak to them on his phone. After that I knew my parents were in good hands. My parents mentioned the house was beautiful and had a great location to the ocean and local area. Above all they really enjoyed interacting and spending some time talking to Alex and Yanira. My parents love meeting new people. Casa Caribe will be my only choice as soon as I start planning my own trip back to Costa Rica. Thank you Alex and Yanira for making me feel at ease that my parents where in good hands.
Very nice place -- great location.