Typical wooden Lodge with 2 floors, 2 bedrooms with double bed, standard, fully equipped traditional kitchen, tropical garden, internet DSL access, big safe, private parking, free bikes, close to the beach (only 10 min walk), grocery store 2 min walk, restaurants 5 min walking, bus stop 2 min walking."EL PRINCIPITO" is located in a small village in Cocles, 2 miles south to Puerto Viejo.
Our little street is a dead end and has approximately 10 houses where people are living.
The area is very quiet.
The place is very secure & has also a big safe.
The Lodge is very well ventilated and the temperatures oscillate between 22 and 33 degrees all the time.
Here it's summer all year round and you can admire many plants and flowers and beautiful trees.Butterflies(blue morpho) & Hummingbirds are omnipresent as well as other numerous species of birds (tucans, parrots, etc...)
A sloth & various iguanes live in the property!
There are many places to visit in the area:
Refuge Gandoca / Manzanillo, Cahuita National Park, Bribri indigenous reserves, water falls, Jaguar rescue center, sloth sanctuary, Ara project, etc ... and of course beautiful beaches:
Punta Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva.
Playa Cocles:This long, wide beach beaten by moderate waves or strong, holds the north, facing the tip Pirriplí, a beautiful rocky island of the same name, which gives a special touch to this coast devoid of islands. The place is ideal for lovers of sunbathing, surfing, swimming, walking or horse riding.Punta Cocles has a small coral reef bursting with small natural pools.5 mins by car to a Jamaican atmosphere, Puerto Viejo awaits you to enjoy its nightlife, bars and restaurants will offer a choice of dishes from here and elsewhere!PURA VIDA
Nature Air and Sansa now have a daily, early morning flight to Limon, which is one hour from here and Nature Air has added an afternoon flight as well.
So if you do not want to drive from San Jose this may, depending on flight times, be a convenient option.
Please be aware of the strict baggage restrictions on these domestic flights.
From the “Terminal Atlantico Norte”, Avenida 9, Calle 12, buses leave for Puerto Viejo five times a day:
06.00 hrs / 10.00hrs /12.00hrs/ 14.00hrs/ 16.00hrs.
More convenient then the public bus is the minivan service run by Interbus.You can make reservations online. If travelling direct from the airport to Puerto Viejo or Cocles, you first book to a distribution point in San José from where you can travel on to the Caribbean.
Interbus does come to Super market "Super Cocles"at 200 meters to El Principito but you may have to remind the driver!
The cost per person from the airport to the distribution point is approximately US$10 and from there to Cocles is approximately US$50.
It's best to rent a car for a short stay, but for a longer stay, this is not necessary and we can lend you 2 beach cruiser bicycles ($10 per day & per bike value-free).
COCLES, a residential village, is located 3 kms away from PUERTO VIEJO. PUERTO VIEJO is a small very busy fishing village. There are numerous workshops/ handcrafts, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, medical clinic, dentists, , pharmacies, Tours Operators, Bus station...*Organic market, on Saturdays mornings, draining numerous tourists...*Tourist Office : ATEC, a precious place not to be missed, to inform you about all the activities which could interest you about discovery tours and & cultural eventsâ€Ś*Beach for surfers, 2 Kms away.