Starting at $90 per night

Overview

Relax and take in the beauty of the Southern Caribbean at the Hotel Cariblue in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Positioned just across from the beautiful Playa Cocles, this midrange lodge offers a combination of rustic bungalows and hotel-style rooms. Beach goers will love to play in the surf of Cocles Beach, and nature lovers are sure to be enchanted by the natural wonders of the Southern Caribbean. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, tropical gardens, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and WiFi in some common areas.

The long, white sand beaches of the Southern Caribbean are ideal for some fun in the sun. The north end of Playa Cocles is perfect for learning how to surf and lessons are available daily. Or, check out the Salsa Brava break in front of Puerto Viejo for some seriously big waves! Good snorkeling is possible during drier seasons at nearby Gandoca Manzanillo or Cahuita National Park.

The Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge and Cahuita National Park also offer fantastic wildlife observation opportunities on land. Monkeys and sloths are abundant at each location, though Cahuita National Park would have to take the edge. Colorful pit vipers and frogs are common as are iguanas and toucans.

The Cariblue Hotel provides a tranquil, laid-back experience. Towering rainforest trees and lush vegetation surround the grounds. There is a large swimming pool in the center, lined with lounge chairs. The hotel is also home to the Aqua Caribbean Spa, offering a broad range of delightful treatments, massages, and other spa services.

The open-air SoleLuna Restaurant is in a spacious Rancho in front of the pool area, serving a tasty fusion of Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy tropical drinks at the hotel's Totem Beach Bar inside of the restaurant.

The Cariblue Hotel offers a wide range of rooms. The rustic bungalows are charming reminders of the Caribbean. The Jungle House offers multiple bedrooms. Other rooms are in a building at the front of the property. Please check the Amenities Section for details about each room style.

All in all, the Cariblue delivers an affordable Caribbean lodging experience to its guests. Jungle and nature surround it, yet the hotel is right across the street from one of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica. Give us a call to add this unique lodge to your Costa Rica vacation today!

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Eco Style
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Gardens
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Laundry Service

Room Amenities

Beach Front Apartment

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Balcony
  • Ocean View

Bungalow

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Deluxe

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Jungle House

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace

Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace

Ocean Beach Front

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace
  • Ocean View

Standard Jungle

  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Standard Room

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Superior

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Studio Beach Apartment

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 9°39'3.88". Longitude: W 83°15'42.27"

Reviews

  • Overall 90.9% (40 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 93.0%
  • Comfort: 91.0%
  • Meeting Expectations: 90.0%
  • Staff: 89.8%
  • Value: 90.5%

08/29/2017

I had repeatedly requested a King size bed so my husband, who is 6'4'', and I could sleep comfortably together. We also requested at least semi-privacy from the 2nd bed, for my son. Neither occurred. The room was kept very clean and the location is gorgeous. Easy walk to the beach and the resort pool is PERFECT! Howler monkeys, acouti, sloths, butterflies... fantastic! Resort restaurant breakfast buffet is outstanding! Dinner prices are a bit high - but it is easy to get to other local eateries by foot or by renting a bike.The staff is very friendly, patient and helpful. I wish they had at least a mini-fridge to keep cold drinks on hand - but I'd go back in a heartbeat!

06/27/2017

hot tub and small restaurant, as well as the back gate, were closed for the season. We
love this place! Staff was helpful and expressed interest in our lives.

04/02/2017

Our room was great very large and comfortable, but the rest on the lodge, pool area seemed a bit disappointing given the cost.

01/02/2017

the manager was oblivious to what it means to provide for the guests, he seemed to forget having guests is a privilege that requires expectations to be met

10/30/2016

Great jungle and beach setting. Would return in high season when more services were available.

07/04/2016

Need better pillows, otherwise very comfortable. Very charming and peaceful place.

05/09/2016

Hotel Cariblue was pretty disappointing. We knew it was a lower-end hotel, but the staff was not nearly as personable and much of the hotel looked deserted/slightly rundown. The room was fine, but the pool area was dirty and not maintained (the pool bar was never open, but there were a bunch of empty beer bottles sitting there for several days). The complimentary breakfasts were not very good, either. In hindsight, I wish we had stayed at a less "luxurious" place in town.

02/28/2016

Excellent location ..friendly staff....good restaurant

02/10/2016

Awesome Place!!! Loved it!!

09/05/2015

It was very good, I am glad we stayed here.

05/05/2015

Excellent staff and experience

02/16/2015

Expectations were exceeded. Loved having our own cabin. Do wish the windows were screened, so we could have opened them without letting mosquitoes inside. Proximity to town was nice. Proximity to ocean was great! Loved the pool and pool bar as well.

01/17/2015

We really enjoyed this hotel and its welcoming and forthcoming staff.