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Avenida 71 Frente la Veterinaria Arroyo y Solano, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 20 hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Travellers' Choice
The Hotel ESCAPE CARIBENO, with fourteen comfortable bungalows, is located in the small caribbean village of Puerto Viejo (Limon, Costa Rica). The hotel is 7 minutes from the "Pueblo," in front of the famous Salsa Brava beach. In the coral reef, next to our hotel, there are different natural pools where it's possible to swim around, do snorkeling and places for the lovers of the mountain bike. Escape while there is time, escape to ESCAPE CARIBENO.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hand massage
Baggage storage
Car park
Head massage
Neck massage
Mosquito net
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 81 out of 100
28Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Love2Travel wrote a review Jan. 2020
10 contributions
A great choice.  As others have noted you just can’t beat the location of this place..a very easy walk to town/ several restaurants but out of the center of town.  The room we had was cute, comfortable and spacious, and everything was in good working order.  Large covered porch with a hammock was great. (All units have this.)  This hotel occupies two sides of the main road in town. Units on the ocean side are more private with bigger porches...worth the extra money if you can afford it.  They really don’t have an ocean view because the jungle has been left in its natural state which we thought was great. You can hear the waves at night which is lovely. Many birds right on the property. Service was fine and they did a small load of laundry for us for $5.  The breakfast (not included) was okay but we preferred the wonderful bakery just a two minute walk up the street.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from ESCAPE C, Gerente at Hotel Escape Caribeno
Responded Jan. 29, 2020
Dear Thank you very much for your expressive and kind comment. I have no more words to add because you explained everything very well. We are glad because you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and, for other visitors, we wait for you to come and enjoy our little paradise. Come back soon!!! Greetings Jessica and Enrique Managers
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Holly P wrote a review Dec. 2019
7 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a beautiful stay during our time here. It was so wonderful to encounter our host Ali, and we felt humbled to meet such a kind, friendly, and good person - they are rare to find. The staff always greeted my mother and I with a smile, making us feel very welcome. The tropical gardens surrounding each chalet were beautiful and we were occasionally visited by hummingbirds, and it was lovely to sit outside on the veranda morning and night. There is a pool which has clean blue waters and is nice to cool off in, and you can even catch sloths roaming around close by. The room itself was immaculate and cleaned every day, with new sheets and towels, and the daily emptying of trash. It was also nice to have the hotel’s small restaurant and bar open for a few hours throughout the day. The apartments were very safe, and after a guard checked the premised each night, the gate was securely locked. We were sad to leave this place, most of all our friend Ali, who helped to make our stay perfect in every way, even arranging our transfer to San Jose. We would recommend staying here to anyone who wants a quiet and beautiful place to relax.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from ESCAPE C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Escape Caribeno
Responded Jan. 23, 2020
Dear Luna We are very glad because you enjoyed our little paradise. The hotel has a beautiful garden visited for birds, sloth, butterflies, iguanas, squirrels, toucans, etc. All our staff is very helpful and aims to provide the best service to our customers. Next month our new restaurant (close the swimming pool) will be open from 11am till 8pm We hope that you come back soon Best regardas Juan José
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Kim Kahl wrote a review Dec. 2019
Nelson, New Zealand213 contributions24 helpful votes
Gorgeous place..lovely rooms..on the small side but perfectly fitted with everything you need. Air con..safe..fridge and hot showers. The gardens are stunning and its soooo close to the town and all the beaches. We hired a 125cc Motorbike for $25 and got to see all the beaches and area in that 1 day.. you could happily do it by push bike if your fit...The area has to be one of the hippest, coolest places on earth..Real Caribbean flavour everywhere..from the gorgeous people to the beautiful wildlife and beaches.. Unbelievably exciting!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from ESCAPE C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Escape Caribeno
Responded Dec. 7, 2019
Dear Thank you very much for your amazing review Puerto Viejo is a beautiful place with incredible jungle, beaches and animals diversity. The hotel rooms are surrounded by a colorful garden where you can see many species of birds, butterflies, squirrels, raccoons and some sloths. Come back soon to enjoy the Caribbean! Best regards Juan José
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James wrote a review Sep. 2019
Cleveland, Ohio4 contributions
The hotel was absolutely fantastic. Its location is near to town (1000 m to the bus stop on the other side of the town center) but very quiet. The staff spoke English, had free coffee in the mornings, and had seriously comfortable mattresses. We stayed in the garden bungalow. The hot water was a touch finicky, but was always usable. The water itself isn't potable, but there was a working fridge and the AC worked great.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ESCAPE C, Gerente at Hotel Escape Caribeno
Responded Sep. 30, 2019
Dear Sullivan Thank you very much for your punctuation and kind comment. We are glad because you had have a great stay in our little paradise. Comeback soon! Best regards
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Lita K wrote a review Sep. 2019
2 contributions
Perfectly situated to the town, the grounds are beautifully maintained and the staff very, very nice. The fellow who checked us in instructed us how to unlatch the gates which appeared to be moldy or dirty. In our room, 6A, the showerhead needs to be replaced or restored, consequently providing uneven flow. There were two signs in the shower stall, one reminded us to wait a minute for hot water and the other instructing us to shower briefly. The metal shower stall door came off its track on a couple of occasions. The water is not potable and they charge $2 for bottled water. No tea and coffee making. Despite the bathroom, the rooms are quite clean. I liked the property’s proximity to the town and that it was very quiet.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Quiet property near a bustling town. Too rustic for me.
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Response from ESCAPE C, Gerente at Hotel Escape Caribeno
Responded Sep. 14, 2019
Dear Thank you very much for your valuable comment. For us is very important listen to our visitors. We will make the necessary replacements to improve bathroom comfort. On the other hand, tea and coffee is available free at the restaurant from 7.30 am to 10.am. Also at the reception a coffee station is available all day. We are happy that you enjoyed our little paradise despite the inconvenience of the bathroom. Soon, the pool will be ready in October for your next vacation. Have a great day !!
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US$84 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
escape caribeno hotel puerto viejo
Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Escape Caribeno
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Escape Caribeno?
Nearby attractions include Salsa Brava Beach Bar (0.3 km) and Veronica's Place- Home cooking (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Escape Caribeno?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Escape Caribeno?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Escape Caribeno?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Escape Caribeno?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Escape Caribeno?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soulsurfer, Todo es Posible, and Stashus con Fusion.
Is Hotel Escape Caribeno located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Escape Caribeno?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Escape Caribeno?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hotel Escape Caribeno accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.