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Playa Chiquita From El Duende Gourmet 300mtrs on the main road to Playa Chiquita, next to french street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304 Costa Rica
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#8 of 20 hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Free parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Bar / lounge
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Private beach
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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51Somewhat walkable
Grade: 51 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
Playa Chiquita From El Duende Gourmet 300mtrs on the main road to Playa Chiquita, next to french street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport168 kmSee all flights
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chachi wrote a review Oct. 2019
4 contributions
After traveling for 10 hours, we were welcomed with open arms by Marvin at Shawandha. He is warm and friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Puerto Viejo, the history and culture of Costa Rica. Speak with him about booking any tours in the area, he has great references. We enjoyed homemade breakfast every morning in the midst of the jungle before we ventured out on our bicycles the Shawandha rented us for the day. The service from the dining room and housekeeping was outstanding, we were treated like family. Make sure to have a conversation with any of the employees. Caleb, Maria and Roberto made it feel like home, and are all well versed in the surroundings. Our bungalow was authentic, clean and spacious. The bathroom is covered in beautiful mosaic tile with an open shower concept. The ceiling fan kept the room cool and comfortable at night. Shawanda is located in the heart of the coast, between the town of Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva. It's walking distance from the beach, two homemade Italian pizza locations, all day caribbean restaurants, and our personal favorite, Gypsea Cafe & Lounge. Access to bikes everyday made it possible to travel anywhere we wanted for the day. We would highly recommend Shawandha.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Bungalow 11 is the most private located at the end of the lit path with a king bed & 2 twin...
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joellem962 wrote a review Oct. 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Little bungalows in the ''jungle''. Maybe we were not lucky but the 2 days that we stayed there, there was loud music coming from the restaurant next to the lodge. We could not hear the sound of the jungle so it was a bit disapointing. The bungalows are cute but a bit outdated and not that clean. We had so much bugs after each of our shower that we took. I get that it is in the jungle but for the price that we pay this is not cool. The breakfast could offer other options and the restaurant is terrible. So, a nice lodge really nicely located, but that has lost a bit of sense and could be renovated to maximize it.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Christian Masters wrote a review Aug. 2019
Odessa, Texas8 contributions1 helpful vote
I only ate in the dining room for dinner, so nothing to say about the hotel. The food wasn’t what it should have been for the price. The staff was very nice and service was good. It felt to much like a resort instead of a restaurant. It was a cool looking place but not what I prefer.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Jacpir wrote a review Jun. 2019
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg47 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice place; surronded by wonderful trees and animals; amazing wake up call with the monkeys; staff very nice, the swiming pool is also cool and if you cross the street and walk 5 minutes you are at the beach If you go there don,t miss the gypsea restaurant just beside the lodge...heaven on errh
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Date of stay: June 2019
Wannabefulltourist wrote a review Feb. 2019
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
The lodge was amazing and saw lots of animals in the grounds. We saw sloths most days and were woken every morning by the howler monkeys, amazing. The breakfast was tea/coffee juice, fresh fruit, toast and eggs, The lodge is near the jaguar rescue centre, the Aru macaw centre lots of beaches, Please be careful of the Tuk Tuk driver 666150 we agreed a price for 3 stop trip we went of it many times he did 2 but wanted extra money for the last stop, the only disappointing part of this amazing holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
US$121 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Shawandha Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Shawandha Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Chocorart (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Shawandha Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Shawandha Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Shawandha Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Shawandha Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pita Bonita, Pizzeria Pulcinella, and Pura Gula.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Shawandha Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Shawandha Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.