La Kukula Lodge

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Overview of La Kukula Lodge

La Kukula Lodge

3.0 star property
Beaux Arts lodge with outdoor pool, near Playa Chiquita

9.2/10 Superb

125 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is €130
Price available on 29/06/2022
180 mts sur del hotel Shawanda, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon, 70403
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self-parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Punta Uva Beach - 13 min walk
  • Playa Cocles - 24 min walk
  • Playa Chiquita - 1 min drive
  • Black Beach - 15 min drive
  • Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo - 11 min drive
  • Cahuita National Park - 32 min drive
  • Negra Beach - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 104.8 miles/168.6 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

La Kukula Lodge

Placing you 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Punta Uva Beach and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Playa Cocles, La Kukula Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 130000 per vehicle. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travellers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2009
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Frette Italian sheets

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 130000 per vehicle (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kukula Lodge Puerto Viejo
Kukula Lodge
Kukula Puerto Viejo
La Kukula Hotel Puerto Viejo
La Kukula Lodge Lodge
La Kukula Lodge Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
La Kukula Lodge Lodge Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful lodge in the midst of the jungle. Incredibly friendly owners and we got to watch wildlife on the property including agoutis and a sloth. Had a wonderful time.
Kathryn, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Pretty decent
Beautiful property and friendly owners, very nice beach within walking distance. Perfect distance away from playa puerto vejo.
Shawn, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic lodge
This place was hands down the best place we stayed on our 2-week trip in costa rica! The rooms, hospitality, ambiance, and wildlife were all outstanding! I would highly recommend this place!
Andrea, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic place!
Hands down best place we stayed in costa rica. The rooms, hospitality, ambiance, and wildlife were all of the charts outstanding. Highly recommend!
Andrea, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marcelo, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Indranil, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a beautiful 4 days we enjoyed at La Kukula Lodge. Upon our arrival, the owner went out of his way to find a sleeping sloth for us to enjoy. The rooms were very clean, with clean towels every day. We were 3 in our room and not crowded. The service couldn't have been better. We even asked for a particular item on the menu that they had run out of the day before and the owner went shopping to ensure they had the right ingredients for us. The food was terrific, especially the included breakfasts. The chef came out several times to ensure everything was satisfactory. I would definitely recommend this lodge.
Don, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Anton, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely jungle feel
Leafy spot, helpful staff and interesting jungle noises! Best with own transport, we struggled with taxis
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An amazing stay in the jungle!
Extraordinary ambiance - you feel like you are in the middle of the jungle. The owners are extremely friendly and accomodating! I highly recommend this property to everyone!
Boris, 2-night family trip
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