Ratings based on 52 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, Ca

Great jungle lodge, great hosts

Posted May 27, 2015
I stayed here with my husband and one of our favorite parts about visiting Costa Rica was this lodge. The hosts prepared a great wholesome breakfast for us every morning and had great recommendations about restaurants and places to visit while in Puerto Viejo. if you're looking for a laid back, unique place to stay, this lodge is really great. Thank you Pepo and crew <3
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

Wonderful stay at La Kukula Lodge

Posted Apr 14, 2015
Pros: See above Good internet connection.
Cons: The hotel was difficult to find at night. Perhaps there could be better signs.
Location: The hotel is surrounded by lush jungle growth. Everything is green and there were many beautiful flowers. We visited the Jaguar Rescue Center.
We arrived about 9 pm and were greeted by Devan who checked us in and then prepared our dinner. The Rendon and fried red snapper was delicious. Breakfast was included and the fruit bowl with mango, papaya, pineapple and watermelon was beautifully presented and delicious. Breakfast entrees included an omelet, open faced avocado, tomato and bacon sandwich, pancakes or eggs cooked to order. The owners were friendly and helpful in recommending restaurants, sites to visit as well as showing us the best way to return to San Jose. I loved the experience of staying in an eco jungle hotel with no air conditioning, and hearing the sounds of the jungle (birds and monkeys) and the rain that fell heavily at times. I highly recommend this hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago

Best Hotel Of Our Trip!

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Pros: every single aspect!
Cons: earplugs for the howler monkey wake up call :) maybe an ATM on the facility would've helped us out a bit, but really everything was wonderful.
Location: right next to the beach, adorable little restaurants nearby, backed right up into the jungle.
I could rant and rave about this place! Very cool rooms/cabana-type buildings backed up right in the middle of the costa rican jungle. We saw so much wildlife here - monkeys, the sloth (with her baby on her!), and even the little agouti! The howler monkeys mustve been just outside of our room by how loud they were at 5am! We stayed at a high end resort after this hotel, and I gotta say we liked La Kukula the best! Great, clean rooms, excellent breakfast, lovely showers, tons of wildlife, and awesome staff. Thank you for a great stay!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Tom from Calgary, AB

Great base for visiting Jaguar Rescue Center

Posted Feb 6, 2015 on Hotels
My wife and I were visting the Jaguar Rescue Center and La Ceiba and stayed here for one night in January, 2015. Excellent location - the rescue center is about a 20 minute walk from the hotel. There are a number of restaurants within a 5 minute walk. The pizza place across the street is excellent. Pepo, the owner is very passionate about wildlife and showed us two sloths on the hotel property. We really enjoyed our stay - would definitely stay here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Roberto from Italy

Soggiorno

Posted Dec 14, 2014 on Hotels
Ottimo , sarebbe perfetto con un frigobar all'interno delle camere.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt

Posted Dec 13, 2014
Pros: Zimmer und Frühstück mitten im Grünen
Cons: Für uns war alles bestens, außer dass die nasse Wäsche aufgrund der hohen Luftfeuchtigkeit nur schlecht getrocknet ist. Aber dafür kann das Hotel nix
Location: Das Hotel befindet sich ca 5 km von Puerto Viejo. In der Nähe gibt es kleine Restaurants und einen Supermarkt und Fahrradverleih
Erst einmal wurden wir sehr herzlich empfangen. Der Besitzer gab uns viele Infos bzgl. der Gegend und nahm sich dafür ausreichend Zeit. Generell war man hier wirklich gut "aufgehoben". Zimmer und Frühstück waren super. Für uns war der Aufenthalt, insbesondere nachts, schon ein Erlebnis mit den sämtlichen Tierstimmen. Einfach idyllisch und ein guter Ort zum Abschalten. In ca. 10 Minuten ist man am Strand. Dieser ist sehr schön und naturbelassen. Allerdings ging das Wasser sehr weit nach außen, so dass es mit Liegen schlecht war. Rad-Verleih und Supermarkt sowie kleine Restaurants sind ganz in der Nähe. Außerdem haben wir ein Mal zu Abend in der Lodge gegessen. Essen war super. Nach Puerto Viejo ins Zentrum ist es auch nicht sooo weit. Mit Rad oder Taxi ohne Probleme. Vielen Dank für den netten Aufenthalt, wir würden wieder kommen.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from london

Very nice hotel and very cosy.

Posted Dec 6, 2014
We stayed in la kukula for a couple of days and we enjoyed a lot this hotel. The rooms are wood made structures, very charming. Everything was perfectly clean and the showers are particularly nice. Staff was helpful and friendly (the owners and the staff alike). And last but not least... The breakfast was fantastic. They change everyday the breakfast menu and it always includes home made bread and marmalades. Totally recommendable
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Mario from London

great tropical forest bungalows

Posted Dec 4, 2014 on Hotels
Fantastic place it feels like sleeping in the jungle, magical. Beautiful modern bungalows and delicious and kind Spanish hosts. Only area for improvement is breakfast, that is ok but not on par with the rest of the experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by debbie from Ehv

Super plek!

Posted Oct 24, 2014 on Hotels
Super! Dit is een mooi plekje. Dit is een must voor natuur liefhebber. De eigenaar is zeer behulpzaam. Wij zijn met hem naar kikker gaan kijken in de nacht. Gezien dat wij beide gek zijn op de natuur. Wij gaan zeker weten terug naar dit plekje.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great place off the beaten path

Posted Oct 20, 2014
Pros: The friendliness of the staff was the best I experienced in my two weeks in Panama and Costa Rica
Cons: better wi-fi... but that's not really why you come to a place like this is it?
This is a great place if you are looking to escape the noise and crowds of Puerto Viejo and prefer something more remote. It is a short hike to the beach, but worth the peace and quiet!