Coral Hill Bungalows

Calle Humphrey , Cahuita, Costa Rica (Show map)
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Coral Hill Bungalows offers three private, upscale, luxiurious yet rustic individual Bungalows set in a flowered garden just steps to Playa Negra in Cahuita, Costa Rica. They are each made of a variety of native woods. They have cathedral ceilings. Each deluxe bungalow is 500sq ft(47m) and has custom hand made bamboo furniture that includes a queen size four posted bamboo bed with a pillow top mattress, 1000 count cotton sheets and romantic mosquito netting. Plus a laptop/notebook desk and chair. Each has a large bathroom with a hand held shower head and an overhead rain shower, glass block walls, spacious shower seats and thick plush towels. There are two handpainted ceramic sinks in each bathroom. Each has a large walk-in closet with in floor electronic safes. We have hammocks and rocking chairs on the porches with large benches. We offer a full gourmet breakfast. The facility has secure private parking. We will gladly assist with all transportation needs, adventure tours and sightseeing throughout the area. We specialize in customizing your vacation while here in Cahuita.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great rooms, lovely hosts and incredible food!

5 on August 23, 2017

We stayed for the last four nights of our 3 week tour around Costa Rica. Of all the places we stayed this was the most comfortable, with excellent standards of furnishings and cleanliness. The breakfast was amazing and varied each day, some of the fresh fruits were straight from the gardens! We hadn't seen any sloths anywhere else until we arrived and there were two in the tree next to our bungalow! The hosts were lovely, very informative about the local area with great recommendations. Within a minutes walk is lovely clean beach and three good restaurants. A slightly further walk (10-15mins) is Cahuita National Park. This gives you access to a lovely white sand beach and also a a walk with loads of wildlife to spot. The local bus or quick drive will take you to all the other beaches down the coast too, so loads to see in this area. We didn't want to leave!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the great review. We enjoyed hosting you both and look forward to your return

- Chris & Joe (innkeeper)

Honeymooners Adventure

5 on July 12, 2017

Wow! My wife and I just spent 6 nights here and it was spectacular! The grounds are filled with exotic vegetation which is home to much wildlife. The bungalows are immaculate with a quaint front porch with rocking chairs and a comfy hammock. The breakfast is to die for with fresh fruit and some of the best juice I've ever tasted. The hosts are very hospitable and work as a team to help make your experience the best. If you are looking for a place to honeymoon and see the culture of the Caribbean coast and be in walking distance of a national park and beach this is definitely the place to stay!

Jungle Exposure

5 on January 29, 2017

We recently spent four nights at a Coral Hill Bungalow. The compound is surrounded by a tall wooden gated fence and the owner has a dog with a big bark, so we felt very secure. The property is in the jungle so there are numerous animals and birds that can be heard and seen, plus the landscaping is beautiful and well maintained. The breakfast is freshly made from local fruits, vegetables, and breads and extremely well presented with explanations of what is being served. The bungalows, although not air conditioned, are very comfortable with a constant breeze and ceiling fan. Not having air conditioning allows for the enjoyment of the jungle sounds. The bungalows are very clean, well furnished, and provided with extra touches such as fresh flowers. Joe, the owner, was very helpful and took the time to provide historical information and useful tips for how best to enjoy our stay. Several restaurants and a beach are very close, Cahuita is a little bit longer walk but has many more restaurants plus the beach along the park, and Puerto Viejo and Manzanilla are within easy driving distance. We would definitely stay at the Coral Hills Bungalows again.

Amazing Bungalow Experience exceeding expectations in every way.

5 on January 08, 2017

The stay exceeded all expectations, from Breakfast to Accommodations everything was amazing. The owners were friendly and nice, assisted with local attraction information, and made us feel most welcome. The Bungalows had all of the needed amenities from a safe and hairdrier to Hammock and candles. Would definitely stay at this place again.

A modern cabin near the beach

5 on December 29, 2016

Coral Hill Bungalows was a lovely retreat away from the bustle of San Jose. The location was very convenient to lots of activities, including lounging on the beach, but also horseback riding, a couple of national parks, and a couple of animal refuges. Everything was clean and the hosts did a great job of accommodating us. Breakfast was fresh and tasty and our room had all the modern amenities one could need. We especially enjoyed feeling as if we were sleeping in the jungle, but those who are particularly sensitive to noise may be disturbed at night. We had our white noise machine with us, which my partner cannot sleep without in any setting, and we were fine, even through a downpour on our last night.

January 2016 Stay

5 on October 02, 2016

The place is fantastic! The hosts are great people and provided amazing breakfast! Enjoyed the whole stay!

Perfect little getaway

4.8 on June 06, 2016

Clean rooms with an eye for detail, delicious breakfast with local ingredients, wonderful hosts who help with anything you need. The property is beautiful and well cared for, but still kept natrual so that we could see frogs, toucans, a sloth and many birds. Definitely recommended!

Tranquil tropical oasis

3.8 on March 14, 2016

Three cabins and the main owners house are all beautifully built of wood, all separated by a lush tropical garden all situated behind the wooden fence and gate with ample parking within the compound. You can enjoy the sound of birds in the morning and in the afternoon as well as howling of monkeys either from your own bed as all the window opening are screened and you have an open air feeling, or from the swinging armchairs or hammock from the cabin porch. You can watch butterflies, humming birds, dragon flies, little black-green frogs or cautious pacas walking or flying right in front of you. The entire place is immaculate and tranquil. Hosts are good friendly people with a lot of information about the area and Costa Rica in general. You feel welcome in their home. Breakfasts is exquisitely arranged with fresh flowers from the garden. Of course the substance is first class, variety of artisan breads, fresh fruit and different omelet flavor each day. Juice is freshly prepared and of course all the other ingredients are there, coffee, tea, marmalade etc. Nearby beach is close and Cahuita village and National Park are within a walking range. Place well worth staying at.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed and appreciate what we offer. You explained perfectly what we work hard to create. Please come and visit us again.

- Chris (innkeeper)

Incredible Stay!

5 on May 06, 2015

We stayed for four nights. We had an incredible time. Their property is absolutely beautiful and Chris and Joe were very helpful and attentive to our needs and very knowledgeable about the local plants, animals and insects. Their morning breakfasts were delicious and covered all the local fruits and recipes. We had one dinner prepared by them which was one of the best meals I've ever had. They gave us great recommendations on local places to go. The location is perfect where you can walk to restaurants, the beach and the national park. This place is highly recommended!

Jungle Luxury

5 on April 25, 2015

Our two nights at Coral Hills were amazing. The bungalows are clean, comfortable and gorgeous. The grounds are so lush that you feel total and complete privacy. We availed ourselves of Joe's gourmet dinner one night and it was delightful, as were the breakfasts. Cahuita is a tremendous contrast to the highly developed Pacific Coast, much more laid back. We will be back again, for sure! Bruce & Barbara

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Rooms & Rates

Type 3

Exposed to the ocean breezes and sitting under a huge tree teeming with wildlife.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Type 1

Nestled in a Garden our Colibri room sits under a canopy of trees

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Type 2

Private and secluded, surrounded by nature and wild life.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Countryside, Oceanfront, Small town, Tropical, Village


San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 130 miles

Directions to property:

From San Jose take route 32 east to Limon. From Limon turn right at the onto rte 36 pass the gas station and follow the signs south to Cahuita. After passing the Border Police stations go exactly 5 kilometers and turn left. Go 700 meters and we are on the right.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Adventure jungle events, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wi-Fi , beach towels, tour booking services, transportation booking services

Room amenities

Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Canyoning and Canopying, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No Smoking in the rooms or at the breakfast tables
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum 2 night stay. Absolutely No Check Ins after 9pm.
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the total including the taxes of 13% to secure a booking
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made within 7 to 21 days of the arrival date 50% of the total value of the reservation will be charged Cancelations made 7 days or less of the arrival date the total amount of the reservation will be charged. No shows and early departures will be charged 100% of the reservation There are no refunds for late arrivals (including delayed flights) or early departures unless prior arrangement has been made.
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Chris & Joe Cannon

Languages spoken

Swedish, English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Our interests and hobbies are not limited to but include travel, food, wine, boating, rafting, biking, yoga, movies, gardening, exercise, music, theater, sports and people.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Patio

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

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