"Thai" style beach huts in Central/South America
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 25, 2012 12:34 PM Last Post By: littleMerrmaid
Sep 23, 2012 3:25 AM
"Thai" style beach huts in Central/South AmericaHi there
I will be arriving in Mexico in February and will be working my way south thereafter. I am wondering where (if at all?) in Central and/or South America you can find beach huts, similar to the ones that are fairly common in Thailand, Malaysia, etc., for less than about US$20 a night.
By way of example, this is what I mean I mean by a "Thai style" beach hut. Right on the beach, just a basic room with a bed, a toilet/shower and ideally a fan.
Sep 23, 2012 5:58 AM
1They have similar in Belize (i.e.Placencia) but not for $20. In Costa Rica you are not aloud to build on the beach (the "maritime zone") except for certain exclusions which prevents these type of buildings. They used to have them in Playa Coco which Ticos used as very cheap lodgings at weekends but I'm pretty sure they've knocked them all down now. Some of the lesser known beach towns on the Brazilian coast have them....
Sep 23, 2012 6:07 AM
2Yes these are called Cabinas, and they are more on the caribe coast of Central America, then the Pacific coast. But for $20, that will be a challenge, things are tad more expensive on the beach in Central America. Double/Triple that. Another issue is the beach, its is hard to find a combo of nice sand and calm waters with no sand fleas.
On Roatan Bay Islands Honduras, this place has old school cabins, but its on a rock reef, no beach/sand.
http://www.seagraperoatan.com/ Great if you scuba...
Or Dereks Place on the Corn Islands in Nicaragua.
Or on Pt Viejo area of Costa Rica...
and there are some very cool and nice places on the islands in Bocas Del Toro Panama...
I would love to check out this place in Belize on Glovers Atoll.
Overall the beaches and topography are much different in Central America, add to this the cultural lifestyle, and you just cant replicate Thailand's great beaches, calm waters and pleasant climate.
Costa Rica Pt Viejo area is most popular for this rustic lodging, but directly on the beach, across the road is the norm.
There are more boutique bungelows on the Pacific side, some perched above the ocean for a nice breeze, usually near surf beaches, can be $$$.
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