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Lovely cabins and a friendly welcome. We were impressed at the location - it gets dark early, so we were grateful to have plenty of local eating options less than a minute's walk from El Nido, and the supermarket close by for self-catering.
The cabin itself was spacious, clean and well-equipped. The gardens are lovely, and we enjoyed floating in the swimming pool watching the toucans. A couple of small things - we would have appreciated mosquito nets, and we were informed on arrival that breakfast wasn't included if you book through AirBnB. It costs an additional $5 per day and was lovely, but we opted for mangoes from the local supermarket most days.
Paolo was a great host. Always helpful and very polite. We had a gorgeous time at the beaches (Punta Uva is the best within walking distance) making trips to the surrounding and enjoying the evenings at the Pizzeria, where Paolo did a great job as well. The Cabinas are cleaned every day and the pool is a highlight at the property. We had wonderful experiances and will hopefully come again.
We actually ever meet the hostess but the young couple running the place was very friendly and helpful. They make a great real pizza also. The rooms were very clean but we did have some type of worms crawling on the floors. The cabin that my sister rented there did not. Hot water is very hard to adjust and kitchen had no spices at all. I bet the couple running the resturant would have loaned us some if we needed it. You can not access beach from the property but just a short walk down the road gets you to it.
This was one of my favorite places in Costa Rica, and I highly recommend staying here if you are traveling to the Caribbean coast. Karinga and Paulo were so welcoming and helpful and the cabin was great. The location is another reason to stay here- it's just a short walk to the beach, shops or other restaurants and if you want to go to Puerto Viejo, it's a short bike ride away. We also loved the breakfast every morning.
Beautiful, well kept property in the middle of the jungle. Our cabina looked exactly as pictured, though I must mention that the hot water was touch and go, the wifi was only available from the restaurant area and the pool/jacuzzi was not heated. Luckily for us, the Caribbean weather was hot and humid so we were ok with occasional lukewarm shower, we enjoyed the cool pool and we didn't need wifi as we had plenty of other things to keep us busy! We enjoyed sitting on the patio at night and listening to the sounds of the jungle. Perfect location! Just remote enough. A quick walk to an amazingly private beach, a handful of restaurants and a grocery store. Paolo and his family were accommodating and helpful. We would stay here again.
We really enjoyed our stay at El Nido. The hosts Paolo and Vittoria were very friendly and helpful. Definitely try Paolo's pizza when you're there - he perfected the recipe whilst in Italy. The location is perfect with really great restaurants in walking distance and a supermarket. Hire bikes and cycle into Puerto Viejo or the beautiful beach at Punta Uva
Súper bien, la verdad es q Pablo es un excelente anfitrión, al igual q el chef.
El lugar es muy bonito y tiene una muy buena ubicación.
Schöne, moderne, große Cabina. Der Gärten ist sehr schön angelegt und es gibt die unterschiedlichsten Pflanzen. Der Pool ist zwar klein aber immer schön kühl. Ein absoluter Hit bei unserem Aufenthalt. Die Vermieter sind super nett und sehr hilfsbereit. Sollten wir wieder nach Costa Rica kommen, dann sicher in diese Cabina. Lasst euch nicht von der fehlenden Klimaanlage abschrecken, es war trotz hoher Temperaturen immer schön kühl.
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!