This small, unassuming lodge is a short stroll from Playa Chiquita and 6kms from Puerto Viejo on the southern Caribbean coast. It consists of a collection of traditionally styled chalets of varying sizes set in leafy gardens, with a pool, restaurant, bar and spa on site.
The chalets are attractive wooden structures, typical of dwellings in the Caribbean region. The style is simple and charming: wooden floors, beamed walls and ceilings, mosquito net draped beds and attractive soft furnishings. All have an en-suite shower room and a private terrace with seating and a hammock. There are large chalets sleeping up to four people, family rooms and some suites with larger terraces with sofas and jacuzzi, All have views of the gardens.
There is a small restaurant on site, with doors opening on to the pool area. The swimming pool is surrounded by a deck with sun loungers, and there's a poolside bar where you can enjoy a chilled drink. There is a covered chill-out lounge where you can help yourself to hot drinks and water, out of the heat of the sun, and an outdoor sitting area beneath a thatched roof. The spa offers a choice of therapies.
You have a wide range of activities, both water and land-based, to keep you busy. Staff can arrange a full day snorkelling excursion in Cahuita National Park showcasing tropical fish, turtles and corals, guided hiking and wildlife watching trips in the national park, horse riding and a visit to the Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve to learn about local plant and wildlife and Bribri culture. Playa Chiquita is just a short walk from the lodge and is a good place to relax and soak up some sun.
Open: Namuwoki Lodge is open all year.
Location: The lodge is located just inland from Playa Chiquita 6kms south of Puerto Viejo in Limon Province.
Rooms: There are 13 guest chalets in total, set in the lush gardens. These include basic, large, double, quadruple and family chalets plus a junior suite, suite and master suite. The basic chalet sleeps two people, has an en-suite shower room and a terrace with a table, chairs and hammock. The large chalet has accommodation arranged over two storeys and features two bedrooms with ceiling fans, two bathrooms, a fridge, terrace and hammocks. Double and quadruple chalets have the same facilities but differ in size, with the double rooms having one queen size bed and the quadruple rooms having two queen size beds. Both have ceiling fans, an en-suite shower room and a terrace with a hammock. The family chalet has two levels of accommodation with a bedroom on each, a shared shower room and terrace with hammocks. The junior suite is equipped with a king size bed and a single bed, a private shower room, ceiling fans and a terrace with a jacuzzi, sofa and hammock. The suite has a king size bed, large en-suite shower room, fridge, ceiling fans and a terrace with sofas, hammocks and a jacuzzi. The master suite has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a lounge, ceiling fans, fridge and large terrace with hammocks and sofas.
Activities: These include swimming, snorkelling, hiking, bird watching, horse riding and white water rafting. Staff can arrange excursions for you such as a day's snorkelling in Cahuita National Park, specialist guided hiking and guided bird watching tours in Cahuita and a visit to the Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve to learn about medicinal plants and chocolate production from a local Bribri guide and with an opportunity to swim beneath a waterfall.
Facilities: There is a lounge with armchairs, coffee tables, access to hot drinks and drinking water and Wi-Fi. Outside there’s a shaded sitting area, a swimming pool, deck with sun loungers and a covered bar. The lodge has a restaurant (see below). It also has a small spa where you can enjoy therapeutic treatments. There is a safe deposit box at reception. The lodge offers a laundry service and has luggage storage facilities.
Dining: The lodge has a small restaurant with fully glazed windows and doors near the pool. Meals are served at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Costa Rica is a low to no risk malaria area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.
Traversing this small country you'll be amazed by the richness and variety of the scenery and wildlife.
"Lovely lodge great sized detached room lots of wildlife on site, had a howler monkey in our hammock ! Food good for dinner. Nice little relaxing pool. Walking distance of 'Jaguar' rescue centre, just short walk to the beach. Quite a long way from main town, (not walking distance ). 20 minute drive to Cahuita National Park. Great first stop and introduction to Caribbean Costa Rica!"