Arriving in Hone Creek fom Puerto Viejo: the highway goes North toward Cahuita and Limon or South to the Panama border at Sixaola. Photo by Lisa Valencia

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Hone Creek is the community between Cahuita and Puerto Viejo that tends to have some services and larger stores not available in the more tourist-orientated Puerto Viejo or Cahuita. But there are also a number of hotels in the area and it is not far from the beaches. Occasionally it is useful to come to Hone Creek to catch a bus as there are more frequent buses since not all buses enter Puerto Viejo.

Most travelers will pass through Hone Creek on the way into Puerto Viejo as this is where they leave the main highway 36 which goes from Limon to the border with Panama at Sixaola. The only gas station in the area is located here. There is also the public and best equipped medical clinic as well as several larger supermarkets and hardware stores. Many local residents who work in the hotels and restaurants in Puerto Viejo live in Hone Creek. There are also several places to stay in Hone Creek which tend to be either good value or feature larger properties where you can get away from it all.

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Hotels

Hotel Hawa

Offers nine rooms, 3 bungalows plus a 3 bedroom/2 bath house. Five standard rooms have ceiling fans, TV and hot water. Four deluxe rooms have AC and added amenities. Three private bungalows also include a combination of breakfast nook, kitchen areas, bars, private porches and barbeque areas. For larger parties a three bedroom 2 bath bungalow is available. Restaurant, Bar.
 +506 2750 0594
 Average room rate: $50
 Average rating: 83 Very Good
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Rancho Tranquilo

Organic farm and lodging. A variety of houses and cabinas for rent, most with kitchens. Pool with rancho. Event room for events up to 30 persons.
 +506 2756 8198
 Average room rate: $90
 Average rating: 90 Excellent
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Samasati Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Perched on a mountain ridge overlooking the Caribbean Sea, offers guest house and casita accommodations. They host retreats, workshops, guest artists and travelers. Stays include vegetarian buffet served in an open air restaurant. Also available on site are healing massage treatments, jacuzzi spa, nature trails, waterfall with natural pool, daily yoga classes and a meditation hall.
 800 563 9643 (USA Toll free), +506 8428 3918 (Costa Rica)
 Average room rate: $105
 Average rating: 87 Very Good
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Villa Mena Apartments

Furnished apartments near the mountain and not far from the beach. Two apartments for 2 persons and 1 for up to 5 persons. All have A/C, equipped kitchen, parking, cable TV and hot water.
 +506 8304 5966
 Average room rate: $50
 Average rating: 88 Excellent
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Vacation Rentals

Finca Don Litos

Simple Tico style holiday homes for up to 6 people. Kitchen, private bath, garden setting.
 +506 8536 6430
 Average room rate: $80
 Average rating: 84 Very Good
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Property Developments

Samarcanda Gated Community

A community of people sharing a vision of eco-sustainable living with nature. Lots with ocean and forest views. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom home-designs to choose from.
 +506 8844 2895
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Hardware, Building Supplies, Nurseries

Colono Hone Creek

Large building supplies and hardware store
 +506 2713-1300
 Average rating: 76 Good
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Liquor Stores

Cervecera Tierra y Libertad

Belgian craft beers & wild ales locally brewed brewed in the South Caribbean. Available in several locations locally. Brewery tours by appointment.
 +506 8316 7699
 Average rating: 100 Exceptional
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Supermarkets and Other Groceries

Pali Supermarket

No-frills supermarket in Hone Creek
 Average rating: 76 Good
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Super Negro Hone Creek

Large supermarket
 +506 2750 0154
 Average rating: 90 Excellent
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Tours and Activities

Cacao Trails Tayku

Chocolate tour and Caribbean & indigenous chocolate museum & factory. Old cacao plantations, machines and objects, photographs and cacao history. Indian style, organic chocolate factory. Botanical Gardens, Boat tour down the Carbon River.
 +506 2756 8186 / 8875 3924
 Average rating: 92 Excellent
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Automotive

Servicentro Hone Creek

Only full gas station for miles. The next nearest are on the way to Limón or on the way to Sixaola.
 Average rating: 84 Very Good
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Police, Medical and Wellness Services

Hone Creek Clinic

Nearest Public Clinic to Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2756-8022, 2756-8024
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