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Playa Cocles, 300m North from Cocles River, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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#8 of 157 Speciality lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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From the moment you enter our mini oasis, you will be immersed in exquisite nature. Paths wind in and out through lush jungle flora where dorms and rooms nestle in privacy. Best of all is the ever-present sound of the surf. The beach lies directly in front of our place and it is breathtaking. Our outdoor restaurant is casual and fun while offering a variety of elegant cuisine and the best collection of craft beers on the entire coast. It extends to tables under the palms and sand dancing under the stars. Playa 506 is one of the most spectacular values on the this side of the coast. Located in the serene little village of Cocles, it is only 2km walk or bike ride into the lively town of Puerto Viejo. We entertain a unique concept: backpackers boutique hotel. Our credo is this: We believe that true value is not necessarily one size fits all. Everyone should have the opportunity to create his or her unique experience from basic backpacker to 5-star amenities. Pura Vida at its finest!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Street parking
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian


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51Somewhat walkable
Grade: 51 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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tenismagic wrote a review Feb. 2021
46 contributions12 helpful votes
First place in Costa Rica I've ever found disappointing. The room has a nasty smell. Moldy? It's also very small and stuffy which wouldn't be a big deal but the smell...we asked if we could have another room and they said there are none available. Also when we booked it, it advertised "free parking." Well yeah...the free parking is on a busy street. $10 a night extra to park on premises. The icing on the cake was when they charged my husband $5 for a beer. I don't recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
KeysOFCostaRica wrote a review Jan. 2021
2 contributions
I want to add something important!!! The Caribbean of Costa Rica is NOT like a super visited area (or WAS). This is a huge province of Costa Rica with too many problems. Problems caused by old governments! This area its been treated by some governments like a NONE existed province for many years!!! Thanks to hotels like Playa 506 the South Caribbean is back on the map. Many Costarrican NOW wants to visit the AMAZING places the Caribbean of Costa Rica can offer to the visitor! As a Costarrican I want YOU to visit this beautiful place, I have been there with my mother, wife, son, and nephew a few times and they keep asking me to go again and again to Playa 506. NOT Kidding!!! Just try by yourself!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Beachfront Hotel and Hostel
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meshell33 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Palomino, Colombia31 contributions38 helpful votes
Love, love this place. Incredibly clean, safe, wonderful location, excellent energy and phenomenal staff. Their daily smiles, helpfulness and positive outlook were appreciated. I firmly believe a place attracts the magic and Playa 506 did just that. I met the most amazing souls here. From families traveling together to other independent travelers to couples, I made forever friends. The dogs and house cat give it an even more homey feel. Walking right to the beach in morning to watch the sunrise or gathering for a fire with other guests at night was really delightful~ The owners really carved out a happy, healing, amazing space. In my 55 countries traveled to and hundreds of places stayed, Playa 506 is absolutely the place where I can only describe as magic. Thank you all for you who made my stay more than a stay but a happy home for three weeks~ *Wi fi is great too for those who need it *Food is great at restaurant for those who want it *kitchen for guests to use is always cleaned so well by staff and has everything you need. *Space and layout...perfect *bike rentals are a breeze *walkable to two grocery stores and a handful of restaurants :)
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Grace Carmack wrote a review Jan. 2021
United States1 contribution
Playa 506 is in the best location in Puerto Viejo and the staff is so friendly! I couldn’t recommend staying here more. The friendly dogs that stay here and the beachfront bar are the best part for sure!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
John Selig wrote a review Jan. 2021
1 contribution
Great place, right on the beach. Has a super nice staff that are very helpful. There are hammocks and places to that are set just back from the beach. Recommend for anyone who is looking to socialize and relax on a tighter budget.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$39 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Frequently Asked Questions about Playa 506
Which popular attractions are close to Playa 506?
Nearby attractions include Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate (0.7 km) and Playa Cocles (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Playa 506?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Playa 506?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Playa 506?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Playa 506?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Playa 506?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboocha, Restaurante El Sol Del Caribe, and Como en la Gloria.
Are pets allowed at Playa 506?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Playa 506?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Does Playa 506 have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Playa 506 accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.