Hotel Blue Conga
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Blue Conga Puerto Viejo
Marise and Pierre, the innkeepers at the Blue Conga are a dynamic duo of skill sets. She runs the desk, reservations, etc, and he cooks the fine looking breakfasts and offers amazing free tours to the guests. The common areas here are spotless and lovely and, though the rooms themselves are perfunctory, the overall effect of the place is warm, welcoming and relaxing.
In terms of local proximity, the loaner bikes are all you will need to get to snorkeling, the Jaguar Sanctuary and great restaurants and shops. Actually the "downtown" area is really just pleasant walk. If you can't ride a bike or walk and have no car, Pierre is likely to drive you. He can't do enough!
I would recommend this place wholeheartedly, (providing Marise and Pierre are there).
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