Category: Reviews

All kinds of food from Jardines Café

Jardines Café Emma

Jardines is a delicious cafe located in the Esterillos Town Center Plaza! We visited them about a half dozen times during our recent visit to Esterillos. We tried their breakfast and lunch and they are open for dinner too. We were drawn to Jardines because…

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The Spot's outside common area

The Spot

We were on our way to Monteverde and remembered that a friend of ours was staying in Esterillos. In order to spend some time with him, we searched Booking.com to see what kind of inexpensive lodging might be available around there. That’s when we found…

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The beach and water in front of Cabinas Jimenez

Cabinas Jimenez

Booked a three-night stay based on its location and reviews on Google Maps, and after staying two nights, we extended our stay another three nights! Just a fantastic hotel to enjoy in Puerto Jimenez, directly on the water. We enjoyed watching the boats from our…

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Iguana at Casa Lina

Casa Lina

Really not a great place if you’re looking for R&R This is the 15th place we’ve stayed in Costa Rica, so we are familiar with rentals here, and have spent about a year total in this country over the last five years. The day we…

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Entrance to Café Gloriette, Thai Vegetable Curry, and Beet Carpaccio

Café Gloriette

We had been walking around Gustavia for a few hours and decided we should probably eat some lunch. Since this was our first visit, we really didn’t know where to go. We just happened to wander by Cafe Gloriette and with its air conditioning and…

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Jack Fruit Taco Bowl

Go Baby Go

Have you had a jack fruit taco? Do you know what jack fruit is? Itʼs a giant green vegetable about the size of a watermelon commonly used in vegan foods. Know where you can find a jack fruit taco? Go Baby Go. Itʼs a new…

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Maria and Neil at Koko Acqua Lodge

Koko Acqua Lodge

Koko acqua lodge is under renovation but it seems they are just about done. When we arrived, they were putting a fresh coat of paint on but the interior of our cabin was already complete. Plenty of room for a few couples or a family…

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Maria enjoying the hammock at Poshtel KanWolaba

Poshtel KanWolaba

Poshtel is under new management and they are making it better everyday. We stayed there twice in the last week. During our first night we admired how pretty it all was. Comfortable room, good shower and a great hammock outside. They even provide water for…

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