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Cabinas Guarana
Small artful hotel on a quiet street
Puerto Viejo Top Pick

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12 rooms artfully decorated. Warm hospitality. Tropical garden … a piece of paradise 200 m. from the beach. Safe and private and a lush, tropical garden refreshes the environment and view with all of its fantastic flowers and tones of green. Rooms all come with private bathroom, fan, mosquito net and a safe. They are cheerfully designed and painted in fun Caribbean colors.

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Sylvia from Austria

Hi Sandro, we wanted to say thank you, gracias, danke, gracie for a very nice staY!Best in whole Costa Rica! Clean, quiet, friendly, moskitonets, safe, hammock, kitchen plus gratis coffee and drinkable tap water. And a super nice Garden with squirrels. Everything was like a guest want to expect it and all that for a fair price! But the best was travelling with Sandro into the cordillera de Talamanca to the tribes of the Bribri, experiencing they life out there, seeing unforgetable nature, rivers and landscapes. He knows a whole lot about the indigenous people there. Just can fully recommend that place! Ciao

January 24, 2015

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sandro from puerto viejo

Thank you very much Sylvia for your visit, really nice persons both, it was a very pleasant day by my friends in Pera indigenous community. I hope to see you again here, or , at least , hear from you.
Best wishes. Ciao. Sandro.

January 24, 2015

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connihol from washington state

We stayed for over a week. So cool, staying for 6 months soon. Spent a month in CR but loved puerto viejo the best.

November 01, 2014

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Paulo Acevedo from San Jose, Costa Rica

I have been on this place every single year I am able to go to Puerto Viejo. Best place ever to stay in the whole country. Great service, great rooms, great staff, great everything!

May 15, 2014

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ieva & Marius from Lithuania

Very nice place to stay in Puerto Viejo. Perfect location, super friendly staff, nice rooms and kitchen. Enjoyed every minute of stay here. At least 11 out of 10. Hope to be back soon again.

January 06, 2014

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Mauricio Q from San José, C.R.

El fin de semana nos hospedamos en Cabinas Guarana y nos atendieron muy bien, contamos con lo necesario para disfrutar de la zona, la gente en el area de cocina respetan tu espacio, las noches silenciosas, realmente disfrutamos y encantados de regresar. No hace falta la piscina ya que las playas son hermosas y en esta época es full verano!!!

September 16, 2013

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Diane Walker from Louisville, KY USA

I found my paradise place in Puerto Viejo: Cabinas Guarana!The place was just what I was looking for; charming,lovely,clean with beautiful gardens and decor. The room had nice little touches that made me extra comfortable. And the staff so kind, friendly and accomodating at every level. I felt so at home there and will definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Puerto Viejo! Warmest regards and gratitude to all of you!

April 25, 2013

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My boyfriend and I had a great time at Cabinas Guarana! Friendly staff, great rooms, and great grounds! We used this hotel as our home base throughout our stay in Costa Rica coming back 3 separate times knowing that we would be taken care of! Thank you for a great experience & we hope to come again!!!!

February 12, 2013

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fadaya from san jose costa rica

tuve la oportunidad de estar ahi 4 dias y 3 noches, este lugar es maravilloso, se respira una paz increible y el amanecer con el canto de las aves lo hace aun muy especial ahhh y el mirador q hay en la copa de un arbol wuau ¡es fabuloso! realmente regresaria mil veces a puerto viejo.

July 08, 2012

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Gabriela Ramírez from Hdia, Costa Rica

Guarana definitivamente es un lugar hermoso, con lindas personas y un trato humano de maravilla, así es como cada vez me enamoro más de Pto. Viejo. Mil gracias a Paolo por su atención y hospitalidad y a Andrea por su buena vibra y calidez como persona. Espero volver muy pronto y pasarla tan a gusto como si fuera mi hogar, el único problema es que no quieres venirte al Valle Central jaja. Gracias y bendiciones para tan lindo lugar.

May 29, 2012

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Diego from Escazu, San Jose

Un execelente lugar para ir a pasar un fin de semana o una semana o hasta un solo dia, la atencion es muy buena, las cabinas son muy bonitas y muy bien equipadas y la atencion que dan es igual mente muy buena definitivamente un exelente lugar para hospedarse.

April 16, 2012

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marie lalonde from Montreal-canada

I stayed there last june 2011 and we just loved it.very quiet and friendly staff, clean rooms,the owner is always attentive to anything you would need,DEF going back,im actually contacting the owner soon to make new reservations for march !

February 06, 2012

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Melon & Guishe from Barcelona

El hotel esta buenisimo! el personal es super amable, nos ayudaron con toda la informacion que necesitamos y mas! los dueños son supersimpaticos, el hambiente muy agradable y tranquilo. esta muy bien ubicado, todo muy limpio, muchas comodidades. Fue muy lindo pasar unos dias aqui donde nos sentimos como en casa. Cualquiera que este buscando un alojamiento en Pto. Viejo TIENE que venir al Guarana!!!!

May 12, 2011

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Philip from Illinois

My girlfriend and I decided to get away for our anniversary last year, and after doing some research ended up booking a few days at Cabinas Guarana. The rooms were clean, great location, the staff was incredibly friendly, and in fact, we ended up riding the bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo with the owner and some of her friends sitting right in front of us! Once we arrived in Puerto Viejo, although it was only a few blocks, our new friends even offered to lend their taxi giving us a ride with our bags. All in all, a good choice at a good price.

January 16, 2011

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Ed Griggs from USA

I loved staying at Cabinas Guarana. I stayed for a whole week and was taken care of exquisitely by the all of the staff, especially Alma. I was unwell the first few days(no fault of Cabana Guarana)so I had to lay low at my cabana. Everybody took great care of me and made sure I found a doctor to diagnose my illness. During my convalescence I was able to take pictures of many species of birds on the grounds of Guarana. Paulo, the co-owner of Guarana invited me to visit the building site of his new house near Puerto Viejo where I was able to photograph more birds and other natural history subjects. Cabana Guarana was clean, attractive, well maintained and moderately priced. I stayed at other places in Costa Rica that cost a lot more and were consequently more attractive: but none of those places were as much fun, visitor friendly, warm and and hospitable as Cabinas Guarana.

September 16, 2010

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Alan (Ali) from USA, California

Cabinas Guarana is a wonderful place to stay with hot shower in the rooms AND you can DO YOUR OWN COOKING in the kichen with everything available. Super market is only 20 meter away from this Hotel and buy all you want and store it in the refig. Very Nice owner and family owned location, very clean area and rooms with nice and comfortable beds. very private place. This place is quiet with beautiful sounds of roosters all over the twon. and it is very secure. I have stayed here two nights and will visit again.

September 13, 2010

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David from H

I have stayed several times at hotel guarana. I live in Costa Rica and travel to Puerto Viejo and then to Bocas Del Toro every 90 days to update my passport. I can tell you that hotel quarana is very clean, safe and very friendly staff. My room was cleaned everyday, clean towels, and linen. I enjoy the patio laying in the hamock, its very peaceful and tranquil. The property is kept very clean. Nice communal kitchen to cook, and best of all a brand new Mega Super grocery store right next to the hotel which is great, no long walk to the store. I highly recommend hotel guarana at very reasonable prices.

David H
Costa Rica

May 24, 2010

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Manuelita from Milano

Mi sono trovata benissimo all'hotel Guaranà, fantastici Paolo e Giovanna. Verrò ancora a trovarvi

April 06, 2010

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Glenn Taki from Honolulu, Hi
Wonderful place to stay!!

Cabinas Guarana is a wonderful place to stay. Nice, clean, spacious rooms, with comfortable beds, privacy, and even a comfortable hammock on your own private lanai. This place is quiet, and secure. We have stayed here on two consecutive visits over the past 10 months. The owner's (Paulo, and Giovana) are great people. Very friendly, and helpful. The staff are equally friendly, knowledgeable, and always happy to assist with reservations, recommendations, information, and even translation. Cabinas Guarana is a great value, and has become my home away from home in PV!

May 28, 2009

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Dan Kenny from Ottawa

I've been staying at the Guaranas almost every year over the past 6 years. Its charm, cleaniness, and security provide a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are extremely hospitable and helpful. I don't consider anywhere else when coming to PV.

February 05, 2009

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