Romantic Jungle Cabin by the Beach!

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Cocles, Limon, Costa Rica

Our cabina is part of a beautiful neighborhood at the foot of the majestic Talamanca Mountains. You are in the jungle, yet only a 3 minute walk to the best beach on the Caribbean Sea. Complimentary bicycles will carry you everywhere you want to go.

Your host, Mat
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Our cabina is part of a beautiful neighborhood at the foot of the majestic Talamanca Mountains. You are in the jungle, yet only a 3 minute walk to the best beach on the Caribbean Sea. Complimentary bicycles will carry you everywhere you want to go.

The Space

Our cabina is a perfect cabin for two. It is part of a beautiful and private neighborhood at the foot of the majestic Talamanca Mountains. You are in the jungle, yet only a 3 minute walk to the most beautiful beach on the Caribbean. Complimentary bicycles will carry you everywhere you want to go.You'll be less than 2km (15 minute walk) to downtown Puerto Viejo. The cabina is nestled in the jungle among the birds, monkeys, sloths and butterflies with views of lush jungle out every window. You will wake to the sounds of tropical birds singing and ocean waves crashing in the distance will put you to sleep at night.

*Bicycles included
*Pure rain water runs throughout all taps
*High Speed ADSL Internet on site
*Full kitchen & dining area
*Large bathroom with warm water
*Onsite parking space available
*And plenty of garden space
*Banana, palm (pipas with coconut water), guayabana and avocado trees
*Passionfruit, hibiscus and basil plants

The cabina is in a private neighborhood with:
*A nearby yoga studio
*White sand beach with life guard
*Horseback riding
*Cacao (Chocolate) farm tour
*Permaculture farm tour
*Wildlife rescue center tour
*Bar/restaurant serving ice cold beer and tacos
*All within walking distance!

*We have recently purchased a new bicycle, fan, sheets and towels, made some renovations and given the cabina a lot more love!

Do you need more space, or want to rent a house? We have a large house with a second story master bedroom, living room, full kitchen, and a huge balcony on the adjacent lot.
Sleeps up to 5 adults.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $330 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My boyfriend and I had an amazing stay at Matt's cabina. After being somewhat familiar with Puerto Viejo, I was very happy we opted to stay in Cocles. It was close enough to town (15 min walk), but tucked away enough to experience the beautiful natural surroundings of the Caribbean. You truly can not go wrong with this place and it has everything you'll need while there. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I wish we were still there!

    April 2014
  • The cabin has a great location in the Jungle. Mat's helper, Tomas, was out of town when we arrived but there was a cleaner who was finishing up who showed us the ropes with the locks, safe and stove. It's located down a gravel road 100 or so yards off the main road to town and coming back at night we were glad to have brought our headlamps walking through the jungle. The 2 bikes were an awesome addition that made getting to town easy and fun (although one is succumbing to a slow rusty death thanks to the humidity).

    There's not a lot of frills to the cabin, but it's comfortable and gives you an authentic experience and you can't beat the opportunity to wake up to howler monkeys and sloths in the yard.

    February 2014
  • Costa Rica is Beautiful! The cabin needs some TLC. There were dead bugs in all corners of the cabins. It appeared that the cabin had not been cared for in some time. The floor fan was nice to have, but was completely rusted. Things just seemed run down. It was 50.00 a night and as we checked around the area we discovered that this was not a good value. Having the bikes were nice, but again they are in bad shape. I would check around the area for other places to stay. On a good note, the cabin is located in a great spot close to the beach and cool places to eat!!!

    May 2013
  • The cabin really is situated in the jungle - accessible by an unlit and unpaved gravel road through a bit of jungle, so it is important to bring a flashlight of some kind in order to find your way back as it gets dark very quickly and early (around 6pm every day). Regarding the interior, we honestly had expected it to be a little different. There was a clothing rack which was completely rusted through at the bottom due to the humid air. It kept toppling over after we hung some clothes on it. The big windows in the cabin consist of shutters only (no glass) and are not fitted with mosquito nets so that you cannot open them if you do not want plenty of insects invading the cabin. The mosquito net that is hung over the bed and truly essential at night had holes in it, so you should try to keep as many bugs out of the cabin as possible. Therefore, the inside of the cabin was always very dark. You should also expect to share your shower with several worms and other insects, which we weren't prepared for. We recommend for you to bring your own towels as the towels provided where already dissolving and we were always covered in fussy cotton pieces after every shower. The walls in the bathroom, especially in and around the shower, could also do with a good scrubbing and a new paint job - there were dubious stains everywhere. The toilet and sink, however, looked recently cleaned and polished. The walls of the cabin do not go up all the way to the roof - instead, you will find a line of mosquito netting fitted all around the cabin right underneath the roof. This means that there is no way for you to "shut out" the humid air or the noise of the jungle (which is incredibly loud) so bring some earplugs if you are a light sleeper. Also, the mosquito netting underneath the roof had holes in it big enough for a lizard and several big moths to pay us a visit. Unfortunately, the two bicycles provided where not in great shape upon our arrival (flat tire on one of them, no rubber handles on the other one so that you always hat red, stained fingers from rust on the handles), but the property manager called for someone to fix the flat tire immediately. The guy turned out to be unreliable so it took 3 days for the bikes to finally be fixed. The location of the cabin is great, you can reach Playa Cocles (great for surfing) within minutes and there are several yoga studios within walking distance. There is also a hostel right around the corner where you can go for drinks and other evening activities. Overall, we would not recommend the cabin for romantic holidays, but if you are robust and do not mind sharing your space with insects, worms and small amphibians you will like...

    April 2013
  • Romantic quaint cabin with all the necessary basics that lets the natural surroundings take center stage. Plethora of birds, butterflies, and even howler monkeys in the garden. Its just out of the hustle and bustle of downtown, you feel like your in your own private corner of the rainforest yet just a 10 min bike ride to the action and 5 min walk to the beach. Loved the bikes that was a plus, def the best way to navigate the Puerto Viejo area. We had a great time, accommodating hosts and easy check in/out. Pura Vida!

    March 2013
  • We had a nice stay at the romantic jungle cabin. The kitchen was great and had outside seating. The bed was very comfortable too. This place had everything you needed to travel light.

    January 2013
  • This a a wonderful location and cabina if you are looking to be close but not too close to the action. The cabina is sparse but has the necessities. Enjoy living a simple existence. Many things are within walking distance and the bikes expand the distances you can go for beaches and restaurants. We would highly recommend the Carbeans coffee shop and chocolate tour. Thomas made some great recommendations for restaurants and the Saturday market for fresh food. Highlights are Botanica Organica, Shastu Fusion and Helena Browns. Please pay attention to the safety precautions.

    We took the public bus from San Jose and it was a 4.5 hour ride for about $10 one-way. Use the San Carlos terminal in San Jose.

    January 2013
  • Wow, what a place!

    Tha cabin is in a beautiful location, with banana trees, birds, jungle vegetation all around! The scenary couldn't have been more gorgeous, with access to so much!

    The town of Puerto Viejo has amazing things to do, beaches galore and a wonderful array of food spots. The location couldn’t have been better, truly wonderful time!

    Thomas couldn’t have been more helpful, with food recommendations and just overall lay of the land (Argentinian restaurant, Bread & Chocolate lunch spot, Pirate sandwich shop next to the dive shop, the list goes on and on!). It was a pleasure to meet him and truly felt welcome!

    Some things you MUST check out while here…the chocolate tour run by the Coffee shop owners below the OM studio (at the top of the road that leads to the cabin). The jaguar rescue tour (amazing!!), tasty waves tacos (the best in the area!!!) and the Pirate sandwich shop in town. Such great food, people, vibes! Playa Cocles was our favorite too, although we did drive down the coast as well.

    A few things about the place I wish I would have known, so am passing on to the next guests, as it was a wonderful experience:

    Bring lots of plastic bags for your dirty clothes, as nothing gets dry here and the cabin is a bit musty.
    Bring shower shoes/flip flops, as the shower/cabin is cement and ya get dirty.
    Bring extra towels (for beach/bathing) – we stayed for 4 nights and they provided 2, which was fine, but again, nothing gets fully dry.
    Bring wet wipes/baby wipes – you can’t throw ANY paper down the toilet (septic system)
    Bring a flashlight – when it’s dark, it gets PITCH black, so flashlight traveling to and from at night would help

    It’s extremely rustic, but really, there is SO much to do in the area, you shouldn’t spend a lot of time in the cabin, although the setting is gorgeous!

    Thanks Thomas, for everything and thanks to Matt for being awesome about responses to all our questions! We had a wonderful time!!

    November 2012
  • My girlfriend and I stayed in Mat's cabina for the month of October. The cabin is simple and rustic but has everything you need. Yes, there are lots of bugs, slugs and insects you need to be prepared to share your stay with, but this is applicable for mostly anywhere in Costa Rica and the teaming life all around was something we certainly enjoyed.

    The cabin is in a secluded area, shared with a couple of other houses who's inhabitants are very friendly, good people with lots of dogs. With the bikes included, the location is perfect - 10 minute ride from PV town (for shopping, restaurants etc) and a 2 minute walk to Playa Cocles (one of the best beaches in this part of CR). There are also restaurant options 2 minutes walk from the cabina.

    Thomas is the property manager and the main man you will deal with on your stay. For absolutely anything you need, just call or email Thomas. He is extremely reliable, helpful, knowledgeable and a super nice guy to boot.

    Our only criticism was that there was no safe in the cabin to lock your valuables away, however Thomas did mention that he was getting one very soon. Thankfully, this never became an actual issue and we left with all the belongings we came with.

    Also, be aware that most cabina style lodgings such as this have water that runs off rain-water tanks, so you may need to be sparing with your water use, depending on how much rain is around at the time of your stay.

    October 2012
  • Thomas, the manager was very helpful. He picked us up from the bus stop and gave us a tour of the area and suggested a couple of restaurants (Koki Beach, Bread and Chocolate, Hawaiian shave ice) that were absolutely amazing. The Cabin was bare bones but served it's purpose as a place to sleep. I would suggest bringing bug spray along with you though as the mosquito's can be a bit much.

    September 2012
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