Attractive grounds in central Playa Negra.
There are two general areas to stay in Cahuita: the town center (which can be a little noisy), or north of town along Playa Negra. If you're roaming between Playa Negra and the center at night, it's best not to walk and especially not alone.
Attractive grounds in central Playa Negra.
The well-signed Centro Turístico Brigitte is down the turnoff at the Reggae Restaurant. A couple of cute, basic wood cabinas are painted in bright colors and come with or without kitchens.
Brigitte at Centro Turístico Brigitte rents a few cabinas.
This beautiful Caribbean-style plantation house, with several freestanding storybook cottages (equipped with full kitchens), is meticulously decorated and maintained.
In Nigeria, Aché means ‘Amen,’ and you’ll likely say the same thing when you see these spotless octagonal bungalows nestled into a delightful garden bordering the national park.
Ten immaculate, whitewashed bungalows have king-sized beds and folk-art decor at this family-friendly spot (cribs available). All units come equipped with safe, mini-fridge, solar-heated showers and small, private terraces.
Tiled rooms at this oceanfront spot are basic but comfortable, with polished wood ceilings and fans. Tico breakfasts (US$5) are available, as is a fully equipped shared kitchen. A tiny pool makes up for the lack of a beach.
Seven cheerful, tiled rooms come with floral linens, bathrooms, private decks and hammocks. The vibe is chilled and safe at this colorful spot. Find it on the same block as the Parque Central as you head north toward the beach.
About 3km beyond Cahuita on a small path branching off the main Playa Negra road, this rustic ecolodge suits those looking to commune with the jungle.
Bordering the national park, this eco-conscious lodge offers cute one- and two-room, candy-colored wood bungalows in a landscaped garden. All include hammocks, ceiling fans, refrigerators and safe boxes.
The first hotel you'll see as you walk into town from the bus station is this motor-court-style structure surrounding a gravel courtyard and a pool.
Clean rooms in a quiet part of town, spanning two properties.
Located on the road to Playa Negra, with an annex location, Safari 2 has five rooms with ocean views and kitchenettes. Credit cards are accepted.
Around the corner from Cabinas Surfside (run by the same owners), on a wild plot of oceanfront land, you'll find four pricier rooms, which are only open in high season. Both accommodations are on quiet streets.
This bright Italian-owned spot has 10 large, sleek contemporary rooms (one of which is wheelchair-accessible) equipped with spacious bathrooms, cable TV and efficient air-con.
This tiny Dutch-run place with a lush garden has five tiled units with fans, mosquito nets and hot-water showers in cubicle-style bathrooms. One dormitory has five beds. Find it on the road leading southwest from the entrance to the national park.
This place is situated at the end of the Playa Negra road, and is geared toward groups and retreats of up to 100 people, with yoga and event space.
This fine German-run lodge on the edge of the park has spacious landscaped grounds that attract howler monkeys and birds. Four raised bungalows are spread out, allowing for plenty of privacy.
Has potential, under new ownership; near entrance to park.
This gem of a spot lies about 1km northwest of the soccer field along the main road. Run by inimitable Cahuita native Walter, it's a self-proclaimed 'Caribbean Paradise,' and rightfully so.
This charming French-owned B&B, only about 200m west of downtown Cahuita, is set into lovingly landscaped grounds that are dotted with easy chairs and hammocks.
At the foot of Cerro Muchito, on the edge of Parque Internacional La Amistad, this family-run farm and ecolodge has about 1200 hectares of pasture, plantation and reforested areas.
In an out-of-the-way spot close to the national park, the Villa Delmar has a great deal for the price, with shared kitchen and laundry service.
Basic, high-ceilinged casitas set in an overgrown garden down the Reggae Restaurant road.
Just outside the entrance to the national park, you may be serenaded by the dulcet squawks of the resident parrot; draw closer and find four graceful, tropical cabinas with high ceilings, cream-colored linens and mosquito nets.
Three small but delightful blue A-frame cabins are lined up on a pleasant stretch of rocky, waterfront property just 100m along the road to Playa Negra.
A tranquil spot on the edge of Parque Nacional Cahuita, this lodge is ideal for families, as the 10 casas (houses) are fully equipped with two bedrooms, living space and kitchen. From each, a terrace overlooks a large private garden.
An elegant little oasis in a very peaceful location, this very comfortable inn has six spacious rooms with rustic wood furnishings, firm mattresses and private terraces with hammocks.
Seven stone bungalows, all with differing arrangements and amenities, surround an open-air rancho and a sunken pool with waterfall. Cabin floors are lined with an earthy terra-cotta tile and immaculate showers are crafted from stone.
These chalets about 2km west of Cahuita sleep six to 10 people; shared spaces include a pool and pool table.
Efficient service and clean rooms are what you’ll find at this tidy nine-room inn near Kelly Creek that is lined with hammocks and Adirondack chairs. Simple rooms have mosquito nets and hot stone showers.
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