Totem Hotel Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Puerto Viejo
Today was a bit of a mixed bag, with a lot of early morning rain and no sun at all even after the rain ended.
We had every intention of going into the town of Puerto Viejo early in the morning, but the torrential rain and wind made that impossible since our hotel is over a mile south of the town and we have no transportation.
After a smoggy day in San Jose (but a comfortable night at the Adventure Inn) we were relieved to be heading to our main attraction of the week...Puerto Viejo on the Southeastern coast of Costa Rica.
Jen had taken care of the reservations for a van to drive us there, and they picked us up right at 7:30. We took on four more passengers …
Puerto Viejo was a cool spot with some pretty good beaches and consistent Reggae beat coming out of every bar and restaurant. We ate some incredible food, although I'm sure it can be partly attributed to the fact that we had been eating essentially the same tastes for the last 5 weeks at the hotel in Sarapiqui so anything new was a welcomed change …
... at 6pm.
We celebrated our good going with a day cycling along the stretch of beautiful beaches around the town. It’s a laid back tropical paradise where lush rain forest meets white sand and we passed dozens of hibiscus covered yoga retreats and hippy hang-outs. Certainly somewhere we could see ourselves going back to for a holiday. ...
... feel. Puerto Viejo is primarily known for the pristine beaches surrounding the area a short distance from town. Although I hadn’t taken the time to visit them I heard many people say great things about them. Later in the afternoon I walked along the beaches right in Puerto Viejo which were nice as well. They were full of families with small children enjoying playing a game of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Nice hotel with a great location about 1.5 miles south of Puerto Viejo. Directly across from street. Rooms are very clean, though some amenities like air conditioning work only when they feel like it. Also, windows and doors have no screens so you can't open them unless you want to risk bugs flying in. Some parts of hotel feel dated, but the restaurant is good and complimentary breakfast was delicious. Hotel boasts two dogs and a cat....the latter of which won't leave us alone. And we love that : )
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