We are a distinctive resort with affordable luxury Puerto Viejo cabinas, on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Come enjoy our intimate ambiance with only five private accommodations set around a beautiful free form swimming pool, amid lush tropical gardens. For the cooler nights and sore muscles, relax in the pool side Jacuzzi. El Nido cabinas are beautifully constructed; detail rich craftsmanship cabinas built using the finest local, exotic woods.
El Nido cabinas have everything you need for complete comfort, including a King sized bed with luxurious, 300+ thread count sheets, a kitchen with eating bar, a TV and DVD player, and a sofa that can be converted to an extra bed. Each Puerto Viejo cabinas has a large private patio with hammock and reclining chairs, surrounded by local flora and fauna, and majestic jungle trees.
El Nido cabinas are located in Playa Chiquita, approximately 6 kilometers from the lively Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. The beach at Playa Chiquita is beautiful, with gorgeous white sand and coral reefs. The extra chill, Playa Chiquita beach has several hip restaurants, small grocery stores and a massage studio.
We had a lovely time staying at El Nido while we were in Puerto Viejo. Paolo and Vittoria were great hosts, and made us feel very comfortable for our stay in the area. They are genuinely nice people, and so it's weird to see comments like the negative reviewer's. We loved the three dogs (and the cat) that roamed the grounds - they were very friendly and low-key. Breakfast was simple and great every morning with a fresh fruit plate, fresh juice, eggs, toast and coffee. Location is perfect as you're right across from the grocery store as others have mentioned. Make sure you go inside to ask for bike rentals!
We had some issues catching our bus out of the area on our last day in PV and Paolo helped us navigate other options so we could get back in San Jose for our flight the next day. He was very accommodating and made it so much easier for us.
I'd highly recommend El Nido to anybody looking to travel in the PV area! It really is a luxury cabina for a great value, in a great location.
A great place to stay! Our cabina was a quiet oasis in a beautifully manicured jungle setting just a short bike ride away from the more touristy town of Puerto Viejo. Playa Chiquita beach is a few minutes walk down a path just down the road. It's a small, lightly populated beach perfect for a romantic getaway. In short, the cabina was super clean, the breakfasts were delicious, the hosts were friendly, the dogs were cute (and NOT stinky), the pool was wonderful, and the store across the street was fully stocked with everything we could ever want food and alcohol-wise (note that it is not open on Sunday however). I'd recommend it to anyone interested in staying on the Caribbean coast!
Beautiful surroundings and great hospitality made a relaxing holiday. Although there are kitchen facilities, the availability of good restaurants and the breakfast served, it's not a necessary task.
There are many great places in puerto Viejo. this is not one of them. The grounds are very nice, and the cabinas secure, clean, cool and comfortable. The pool was nice but the jacuzzi didn't work and was cold. The service was very disappointing. The description indicates nothing about additional charges, but last minute before we arrived the host insisted we pay an additional $15 per person. The host was rude, and greeted us with dogs that smelled terribly. My friends and I got separated at night, and the host insisted they only had one set of keys. We were locked out, and the host told us to wait until the morning to be let in. Not impressive when paying $150+ for supposedly luxury accommodations. Several times during our stay I called and knocked on the door during posted hours and the host ignored us. Breakfast was poor. Fruit not even fresh, had to ask repeatedly for coffee. The redeeming factors are the sweet housekeeper and groundskeeper.
nothing went the way Julia pictures it.
we had agreed with her on the extra charge before arrival, she applied for 2 pax, then 4 and then 5 showed up. Anyway we never charged any extra in the end. At arrival they were told there is only one set of keys avaliable but still Julia called us in the middle of the night waking up other guests demanding other sets of keys. SHE wAS NOT LOCKED OUT, she as on her way out again. Our breakfast consists in fresh tropical fruit juice, a plate of FRESH tropical fruit cut up in the morning, coffee or tea, eggs (fried, scrambled, omelette, hard boiled...) toast from a local baker who delivers every morning, french toast if you want.
Paolo and Vittoria are very good hosts, very helpful. The cabina's are in the jungle not far from the sea, very quiet and relaxing. The pool was nice and the breakfeast delicious. We really loved our week with them.
Beautiful cabinas in a great location in the jungle. Don't expect much sleep between the howling monkeys, the dogs and the guests babies in our 'family friendly place' though.
There are only open windows with fly screens so being in the tropics means things can remain slightly damp throughout your stay.
Paolo and Vittoria are lovely and can help you with any problems, they cook a mean breakfast and dinner too, I highly recommend the homemade pasta and fresh fish. There are a few restaurants and tours surrounding the area but the town with cheap meals is a $15 taxi fare away or 40 minute walk. Make sure you have enough money for your stay because getting cash out at the banks can be a pain and most places don't accept cards.
Worth the 5 hour drive from the airport (kinda)...
Beautiful resort, wildlife everywhere. Rooms were clean, hosts were very helpful and informative. Will return next time we are in the area.
Staying at El Nido cabinas was such a pleasure. The cabinas were beautiful and spacious with a full kitchen to use, and the garden was so nicely taken care of, it felt as if you were living in the jungle. Paulo and Victoria were wonderful hosts, helping us book tours, taxis, a shuttle to the airport, and providing a delicious breakfast every morning. We extended our stay an extra night because we were having such a wonderful time. Playa Chiquita is a convenient area to stay in, it is in the middle of the 5 main cities along the coast- just a quick bike ride to each! I would highly recommend staying here!
My boyfriend and I wanted to spend a few days outside of Puerto Viejo center and found this gem of a place. I couldn't have found a better spot. Karinga and her family are wonderful. Our Cabina was clean, comfortable and in a great location. We throughly enjoyed our stay there and will look to book with them again on our next trip
We had a great time at El Nido, the rooms are spacious and clean (the friendly cleaning lady came by daily), the kingsize bed is supercomfy and the bathroom is really pretty. We also loved the swimming pool.
We saw monkeys, sloths, iguanas etc. in the beautiful garden. There are many good options for eating out in the environment, so we thought the location was excellent!
Thank you Paolo & Vittoria!