Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby Pasqua from Denver, CO
Real jungle experience near best beachesPosted Jun 10, 2014 on Hotels.com
My wife and I stayed in the La Kukula Lodge for four nights, after spending a week in an all-inclusive luxury villa with infinity-pool on the hills of Manuel Antonio (for our son's wedding). As nice as that was, and as pampered as we were, visiting Costa Rica from Denver, CO, it was our stay in the La Kukula Lodge that was most memorable. It exceeded any image we may have had of being in a tropical jungle environment. We found ourselves in a pristine and magical botanical garden with all its natural tropical jungle beauty, animals, and nature sounds. Simply, it was breathtaking at every turn. Our room was very private, clean, and most comfortable. The main house where we had wonderful breakfasts overlooking the heart of the cultivated areas, was so inviting just sitting there it was hard to move. Our host, Ms Joanna is a most gracious, kind, and loving person who truly represents the best in those of us who still care deeply about our planet and its natural resources. We rented bikes from a very well stocked grocery store just a few minutes walk from the lodge, we also had our best dinner while in Costa Rica at Pura Gula. also a few minutes by foot, and on our bikes we rode around effortlessly (I am 69) visiting the best beaches and little settlements this 10-mile coast had to offer. For my wife and I there is simply no better place to visit than just this area of the country - and just this lodge.
for Everyoneby Brian from Antigua, Guatemala
A True Nature ExperiencePosted Mar 17, 2014
Pros: Everything, my sort of relaxed place.
Location: The nature reserve around Manzanillo is stunning.
Will never forget the morning when the howler monkeys were all sounding off right outside my room at 5.10 am. You are really surrounded by the forest and its noises, especially before and after dawn and around sunset. The superb beaches are just a few minutes walk away. Freindly people in a quiet unassuming way. A real pleasure.
Recommendedby Emily Laun
Posted Feb 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
for Business Travelersby Tolga from Ors
Great lodge away from the crowds of P ViejoPosted Feb 5, 2014 on Hotels.com
As Puerto Viejo was really crowded I wanted a more secluded lodge and La Kukula lodge was the perfect choice. The management of the lodge is top-notch and very friendly. You are in the middle of nature but a short walk to a super-market, bike rental, organic lunch restaurant and the beach. Enjoyed the breakfast and the hospitality. I think the lodge should also start renting bikes as one of the best ways to get around in the area is by bike. Would certainly stay at the lodge again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Lovely place...Posted Feb 1, 2014
My husband and I stayed at kukula this past week and were pleased. The breakfast is lovely fresh fruit, bread and homemade marmalades daily plus usually one other item (ie ham and cheese sandwich or pancakes) coffee is amazing and so are the freshly squeezed juices. Would have liked to have eggs and bacon some time though. Some things to note: the rooms offer little in the way of privacy re walls are paper thin and the blinds in the bathroom don't offer full coverage of the toilet or shower and my friend who was staying in another room swore she saw someone watching her in the bushes! This is not a party venue either so no music or smoking. Also the pool pictured is only for use if you rent the big house in the back but the beaches are wonderful so maybe you won't even notice. Wear lots of bug spray this is the jungle. Nice stay overall recommended. Also a good distance from the drama which is sometimes puerto viejo. Blessings!
Recommendedby Jerie from Los Angeles
Deluxe Jungle Setting AccommodationPosted Jan 11, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great lodge IN THE JUNGLE but close to the beach. Read my Trip Advisor review. Not enough space here.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Beautiful locationPosted Dec 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was a beautiful location, very close to a quiet beach and there were two or three restaurants within walking distance. Puerto Viejo was a cab ride away as it was not an easy walk (it took us most of a morning to get there by foot.) My girlfriends and I had a great time and enjoyed the area and the room.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Remote and beautifulPosted Dec 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
What a great remote setting, yet only a couple of minutes from the darling town. Lots of cute shops and great places to eat. The beach is beautiful and the jungle is alive with critters.
for Couplesby Andrea from NYC
UnbelievablePosted Oct 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
My boyfriend and I had the BEST stay here. Neither of us had been to Costa Rica prior to this trip and we could not have picked a better location. If you have any concern about the four hour drive from the airport, let me reassure you: it is worth the trip. You have just the right amount of comfort and amenities. There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area (definitely recommend a snorkeling trip or canopy zip-line tour) and the nearby restaurants are lovely. La Kukula Lodge - We will be back.
for Everyoneby honeymooners
Peaceful, Super Clean & Great LocationPosted May 10, 2013
My husband & I originally booked for 3 nights but ended up staying an extra 2 nights because we liked it so much! The owner & his wife were super nice & helpful & cooked us a delicious breakfast of fruits & toast & eggs & fresh Costa Rican coffee each morning. The staff was very friendly & the room was cleaned very well each day. I took an excellent yoga class right down the road from the lodge each morning at 8:30am. You can rent a bicycle right near the lodge for $5 per day & bike to Puerto Veijo & a few other small towns within 5 or 6 miles of the lodge in either direction. You can walk to the beach right from the lodge down a pathway. I highly recommend it! Very peaceful & plenty to see & do & a great place to just relax in the hammock.