Totem Hotel Beach Resort
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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 …
... in Cahuita.
Puerto Viejo is an old pirate port, and everything you would imagine a costal Caribbean town to be. Think hot sun, rum, coconuts, rum in coconuts, surfers, dread-locked Rastafarians, seafood, tropical fruity plants, Bob Marley blaring from every car, shop, restaurant, and house, and people selling weed on every corner. In fact, we were followed by the complete collection of Bob Marley and a gentle cloud of weed haze the whole time we were ...
... features-expandable">Music Library: A variety of CD´s are available. I'm a baby boomer and love the old music so lots of rock & roll.....
- Games : chess, checkers, back gammon, dominos, cards, rummikub, etc
- Books : free book exchange in town
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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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