A Rainforest Escape for All

La Costa de Papito ranks as one of our top choices for lodging in Puerto Viejo. In fact, our founder stayed at this hotel during his first visit to Costa Rica back in high school (we won't tell you when, but it was before the days of paved road between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo!)

The hotel, situated on the road between Puerto Viejo and Playa Cocles is owned and managed by American Eddie Ryan and his wife Auxi. With a background in the New York hotel industry, he has achieved a fine balance of privacy without cutting guests off from the natural paradise surrounding the property. Well circulated and open air structures combined with large windows and plenty of big green plants allow guests to comfortably enjoy the tropical rainforest around them.

The magnificent rustic decor of the hotel's reception, restaurant, and rooms remind us of something out of Swiss Family Robinson, except in this case on the ground as the hotel's structures seem to emerge from the rainforest rather than stick out like something that doesn't belong. Hammocks hang in elevated balconies affording the opportunity to catch a nap before waking to the sound of howler monkeys in trees above. Rooms are spacious and creatively decorated with colorful artwork to add to its Caribbean charm.

Costa de Papito comes complete with a restaurant serving wonderful local cuisine. There is also a spa on site offering couples massages, chocolate body treatments, and even salon services! The property is just a short bike ride north to Puerto Viejo proper or south to the beaches of Playa Cocles. Hotel staff is welcoming, hospitable, and always willing to help you with directions to the beach, booking a tour for the day or a recommendation for a good place to eat in town.

La Costa de Papito is family friendly, an excellent experience for children exploring the rainforest for the first time. With cabinas spaced for privacy the hotel also fits the needs of couples seeking a romantic escape for two. With reasonable prices, clean comfortable rooms, and close proximity to most popular attractions in the region, we highly recommend La Costa de Papito for your next stay in Puerto Viejo.

Check out these pictures courtesy of Costa de Papito before reading on for rates and booking options!

Rates and Booking

Escapitos would love to help you book your stay at La Costa de Papito in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Our reservations department will answer any questions you may have about the property before booking, provide convenient payment options, and ensure that your reservation is confirmed with the hotel following payment as well as 48 hours prior to your departure. You can even expect to hear from us upon your return so that we may better serve you in the future.

We are are confident that you will find our rates comparable with our competitors in addition to providing a level of personalized customer service you may not be accustomed to when working with larger booking sites. Then again, we're not your average booking agency, and to us, you're more than just another reservation. 

Take some time to fill out the form below and we'll get back to you within 24 hours (often times soon) with a quote, answers to your questions, and options to book at that time. Give us a try and discover the Escapitos difference!


** $5 from each booking will be donated to the Bribri and Kekoldi indigenous communities of Costa Rica **

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