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Offering free WiFi and a garden, Cafe de la Suerte is situated in Pavones, 28 km from Golfito. Free private parking is available on site. The beach is 50 metres away. Some units feature a seating area and/or balcony. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. Bike hire is available at the property and the area is popular for surfing and horse riding. You can engage in various activities, such as surfing, cycling, jungle and waterfall hiking, yoga and Spanish classes, bird watching and local food preparation workshops.
Pros: This is the beat accomodation in Pavones! The location is perfect, the staff is super cool and everything was working gold.
Pros: This place was lovely. Can’t wait to return.
Pros: - the location is perfect - owner very care taking - very good food - very easy with the coffee downstairs that opens early - safe place - very nice terrasse - good airco - additional outdoor common shower - cheap and fast and good laundry service - no insects
Cons: - value for money - bed too short and uncomfortable - no proper curtains - noisy location - bad room service (cleaning lady) —> shower wasn’t cleaned once within 6 days
Pros: The holiday home is perfectly located close to the beach but a little away from the center of the village, just enough to have great privacy yet allow you to hop over for a meal or some grocery very easily. The break is right there. You can hear the waves from bed. Super confortable and pretty settings! Loved the outdoor shower! The staff is super nice!
Cons: Everything was great! No bad impression of any kind.
Pros: Great location near the beach above a yummy cafe. Rooms had strong AC which was nice as it was March and smokin' hot. Great value for the price. Owners friendly, easy to reach when needed and had great advice about the area. We went here as it was recommended by our friend and it did not disappoint. We'll be back.
Cons: My surfing, haha. I have a lot to work on.
Pros: Beautiful location, right on the beach. The staff here were extremely helpful and friendly giving us advice about the area, activities and restaurants. They referred me to Shooting Star Yoga down the road where I took and absolutely amazing yoga class with Amy - would highly recommend - looking out into the water. Food was also delicious. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian (as neither of us are) you will find great selection and tasty options. Would highly recommend the smoothies. Our room was wonderfully decorated in bright colors with a very nice hammock and chairs on a porch looking toward the beach. Shower was perfectly hot!
Cons: The beds themselves were not very forgiving - a bit like sleeping on a rock.
Pros: Garden patio provides an oasis and healthy, delicious vegetarian meals in the cafe provide sustenance and good company. Many terrific Ticos and a nice set of long waves make the location extra special.
Surf House Pavones features a restaurant, free bikes, a shared lounge and garden in Pavones. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. At the guest house, every room comes with a desk. All units at Surf House Pavones are equipped with a seating area. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a à la carte breakfast. The area is popular for hiking and cycling, and bike hire is available at Surf House Pavones. The nearest airport is Golfito, 59 km from the guest house, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Pros: It’s super cozy, and the staff always makes you feel welcome. They make great vegan food, and the dorms are comfortable with fans and a/c
Pros: Surfboards inclusive, very friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, excellent location, great surf instructor (extern, but linked via staff)
Pros: Best hosts ever!! They are very kind and there around the clock for you to make sure you have everything you need. I just stayed 3 nights and they made me feel like home. Then the house is kept super clean and it‘s a vegan kitchen. I‘m not vegan myself but I think it‘s a great initiative and you still have lot‘s of places around you can go out eating if you‘re craving for meet, eggs & co. Last but not least: the location is the best you can have in Pavones: 3‘ to the point!! <3 I extended my stay and would have stayed even more if I could but I‘ll come back :D
Pros: Surf House Pavones location is superb, the surfhouse has a front-beach porch, and a rack full of surfboards from which to choose every day. The staff is super-experienced and it is the perk of the place. Definitely the best surfhouse I've been to while travelling across Costa Rica
Pros: Great hotel across the road from beach, macaws flying everywhere, beautiful waves, delicious food, free surfboards to use. The staff Nitin and Evez were really helpful with what ever I needed.
Pros: The best location! 1 min walk from the surfpoint. Lovely stuff, Nirit and Erez made sure we feel at home and help us with everything. Great food (vegan friendly).
Cons: No locker in the dorms
Located in Pavones, Caza Olas features a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. There is free private parking and the property provides paid airport shuttle service. The nearest airport is Golfito Airport, 59 km from the hostel.
Pros: My stay at Caza Olas was really really good! the hostel is super close to the wave and other facilities (thats not really hard though because pavones town is very very small, but still) The hostel is perfectly clean, the kitchen is very big and has everything you need. The managers are super nice and friendly and they will help you with everything you need! Also perfect to go if you have to work remotely , wifi works well!
Pros: Great friendly & familiar staff, rooms & bathrooms always clean and tidy, full equiped amenities. Totally advisable!
Pros: Andrea, the owner, simply tries his best to meet your needs all the time. Always in a good mood and striving to provide everybody with a good stay. The air-conditioning worked very well, comfortable beds and clean linens. There is a well furnished kitchen where you can prepare your meals and save a lot of money, even with 2 good stoves. Kitchens are hard to find in hotels in Pavones and believe me you're gonna spend a lot of money if you eat out every day even simple meals. Do all your groceries shopping as far from Pavones as you can since prices there are outrageous. Up to 2 dollars for 1 liter of water or 1 dollar for 1 apple are just examples of how pricey Pavones little markets are... The hotel is simple but managed to meet all of our needs with a privileged location, less than 5 minutes Walk distance to the surf break! There is a storage room for your boards and personnel were always very helpful. Prices beat easily other options for what you get. Will definitely come back. Hope all the best and success for now our great Italian friend Andrea! Grande abbraccio!
Cons: No complains!
Pros: Very nice kitchen and dining space - if you want to save money and cook meals it has a great setup for that and often there were guests cooking and sharing meals, which was very nice. It was always clean and just overall a nice space. Very friendly staff, volunteers, and other guests that I enjoyed spending time with at the hostel and we organized some fun activities together as well.
Cons: There aren't many "cozy" spaces to hang out - if you plan on being out surfing all the time and just want a place to sleep and cook then no worries at all, but if you want a place to hang out more during the day it may not be your best option.
Pros: Perfect place to stay and meet other surfers. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook every meal and they keep the place pretty clean.
Pros: The staff and location are the two best things at Casa Olas! Short walk to the famous surf break and really wonderful staff. The common areas were also great. The kitchen was a terrific asset and a great hang out.
Cons: The room was smaller than pictures showed and the showers were cold.
Pros: Location, staff, free coffee, big and clean kitche
Cons: They should have lockers.
The property features a year-round outdoor pool with views of the sea. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, gardens, hiking trails and game room with ping-pong and foosball. A à la carte breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, refrigerators, private bathrooms, sitting area and outdoor patio or balcony. All rooms have garden view and certain rooms have sea view. The area is popular for surfing, hiking and wildlife viewing. Golfito is the nearest airport. Golfito is 1.5 hours from La Ponderosa.
Pros: The people and awesome vibes
Cons: Loved it
Pros: The coffee was awesome and available when I woke up. The owners were always nice and helpful. Beautiful and well maintained property. Family was happy which means dad was happy. I will def book again next time in pavones.
Cons: I loved it all.
Pros: Authentic, no townie kook spot for sure but still mega cool with the kids/wife. You wouldn’t go down here looking for comfort by no means but somehow they’ve achieved it. Stoked! Perfection If you know.. come to go to bed early, do what you do, eat simple, and start over.. all in a jungle paradise(ponderosa) not for the ordinary!
Pros: Beautiful property. Right across the dirt road is a beautiful beach. Staff was very nice.
Cons: Bed was too firm for us.
Pros: Breakfast very expensive and very poor
Cons: The room
Cons: Had to use PayPal to pay deposit, which we don’t use. The owners checked us in but were not friendly, could have been a bad day but it seemed like they just didn’t care if we stayed there. They were nice a check out a couple days later.
Pros: Location, staff and amenities!
Set in Pavones, Clear River Hostel provides free wi-fi and parking. A garden, shared kitchen, library and surfboard and bike rentals. Guests can enjoy garden views. The hostel features certain rooms with sea views, and rooms have a shared bathroom. Golfito is 27 km from Clear River Hostel. Puerto Jimenez Airport is 24 km from the property.
Pros: The owners are amazing
Cons: Nothing it was perfect
Pros: Very nice staff: Susanne is super friendly and has many helpful tips around the area. The beach is just across the road and after surfing you can relax in the hammock and enjoy a quiet evening and the comfortable bed. Thank you!
Pros: The location is awesome. Beachfront!
Pros: Great location, in front of the beach. Clean and quiet. The owners are very nice and helpful !
Pros: Susan’s hospitality was incredible! She went above and beyond to make sure the hostel was clean, we knew our way around town, and suggested fun hikes. She took time out other day to show us one of the hikes to a beautiful river an smal waterfall. The hostel had chill vibes and the kitchen is equipped with everything you could need- even a blender! I would absolutely recommend staying at Clear River Hostel.
Cons: If the mosquitos like you, bring repellent.
Pros: The hostel is right in front of the ocean, great if you want to surf! Susan and Patrick are really friendly and helpful, they took us up to their farmland to hike. The hostel is small but therefore really relaxed! They clean it everyday and they have good WiFi most of the time. Pavones is a small town with chill vibes.
Pros: Great place! I had a wonderful time and would stay again.
Cons: Sometimes the water would reduce to only a trickle.
Pros: Nice and close to the beach and everything else you need in town!
When you stay at Tiskita Jungle Lodge in Punta Banco, you'll be near the beach and 7 minutes by car from Pavones Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
When you stay at Castillo de Pavones in Pavones, you'll be by the ocean and 9 minutes by foot from Pavones Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.