Totem Hotel Beach Resort
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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 …
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 …
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.
... before a young French couple who were not fond of giving over “everything” which included their bikes the consequences where that the young man was attacked and his arm amputated. Hmm....this did not sound as “safe” as what our host had told us. Doing a little more research online, more and more stories reared their head. Tourists were being held up on bike at precisely just around the bend where Murray had a flat and where we were forced to turn back. ...
... rental and have a drink with the owners - he came running back with a new exciting find (he's turning into a Steve Irwin with eagle eyes) - RED EYE GREEN TREE FROG. So so so cute and beautiful. Would have to be the most photographed frog in Costa Rica. We even got to catch and hold him for a bit - he jumped on Ross face and all! Anyway we called it a night but not before also seeing an Opossum (another first this trip) and a brown vine snake. The brown vine snake was ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTotem Hotel Beach Resort Puerto Viejo
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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