La Costa de Papito Hotel Puerto Viejo

The Cocles Original
Est. 1994

Playa Cocles | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca | Limón, Costa Rica

Map | (+506) 2750-0080 | (+506) 2750-0704

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Reception, the Main House, Que Rico Papito Restaurant
Escape to a lush tropical paradise in the heart of the South Caribbean coast with La Costa de Papito Hotel. Located just 1.5 kilometers southeast of Puerto Viejo, this hotel offers a true taste of authentic Caribbean hospitality, with your hosts for over 30 years, the Ryan/Castillo family. Set on the edge of both jungle and sea, you’re just a few steps away from the gorgeous white sands of Playa Cocles, renowned for its famous beach break wave that attracts surfers from around the world. (MORE)

Stay in one of our private tropical-style bungalows, each with its own unique character and comfortable hand-crafted wood furniture. Relax in a hammock on your own private patio surrounded by lush gardens filled with heliconias, bromeliads, coconut palms, gingers, and tropical fruit trees. Large windows offer stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape and allow for plenty of natural light.

Authentic Caribbean Hospitality Experience

Experience the true essence of Caribbean life with a wealth of butterflies, birds, iguanas, docile sloths, and monkeys right on the hotel grounds. And with free wifi, you have the option to stay connected during your stay.

At La Costa de Papito Hotel, we’ve been offering the same warm, authentic Caribbean hospitality experience for over 30 years, constantly updating to suit the modern traveler’s needs. Our decades of happy guests and memorable experiences have helped put Puerto Viejo and the Caribbean coast on the map as a must-visit travel destination. So why not come and experience it for yourself? Book your stay at one of the true original places in the area, La Costa de Papito Hotel.

Creating Lifetime Memories

At La Costa de Papito, we believe that travel is more than just seeing new sights. It’s about experiencing the world in a way that transforms us on a deep, permanent level. Every journey has secret destinations that we may not even be aware of, but that reveal themselves to us as we open ourselves up to new experiences.

That’s why we strive to create a truly immersive Caribbean adventure for our guests. From the stunning beauty of our tropical gardens to the excitement of the surf break just steps away, every aspect of your stay with us is designed to awaken your senses and expand your perspective. So why not embark on a journey of self-discovery with La Costa de Papito? You never know where it might take you.

We are La Costa de Papito. We are experience creators! We don’t want to rent you a room. We want to provide you with an experience.

Indulgence Spa & Beauty Salon

Indulgence Spa at La Costa de Papito Hotel offers an oasis of relaxation in lush gardens. Our massages, facials, and skin treatments will rejuvenate your body and soul. Our beauty salon offers everything from Caribbean hair braids to pedicures. Join us today for a moment of pure bliss.

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Mamita’s Surf School | Surf Lessons

La Costa de Papito Surfer ELA Ryan Castillo
La Costa de Papito Surfer ELA Ryan Castillo

Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean and learn to surf like a pro with Mamita’s Surf School! Our family-run surf school is dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and unforgettable experience for all skill levels. Our experienced instructors are skilled surfers who will guide you every step of the way, from paddling out to standing up on the board and riding the waves.

You’re in good hands with Mamita’s Surf School. As cherished guests in our hotel, you’ll be treated like family and taken care of every step of the way. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer looking to take your skills to the next level, we’ve got you covered.

Our special longboard training boards and personalized approach ensure that you’ll be surfing like a pro in no time. And don’t worry, we’ll help you conquer any fears or anxiety along the way – laughter and good vibes are encouraged! Plus, we speak English, Spanish, and Italian, so you can feel right at home no matter where you’re from. Come catch a wave with Mamita’s Surf School and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Bungalows for the Noble Savage

Experience paradise like never before in our unique collection of 8 bungalows, each with its own character and amenities. From rustic charm to touches of modern elegance, find your perfect retreat in the heart of the Caribbean jungle. Indulge in the ultimate tropical getaway and immerse yourself in nature while enjoying all essentials.

Entrance of 3 Bed Bungalow A at La Costa de Papito Puerto Viejo
3 Bed Bungalow (A)

Enjoy the Caribbean Lifestyle

Cocles Beach and Isla Pirripli in front of La Costa de Papito Hotel

Cocles Beach and Isla Pirripli

The pace and style of life away from the activity of town, is Puro Relax with limitless opportunities for adventure right outside your door. And it’s the perfect spot for your idyllic romantic hideaway vacation, as well as a great place for your next family vacation.
Our beach is a perennial winner of the Costa Rican government’s Bandera Azul Ecológica, awarded to the country’s most pristine beaches. The lifeguard program administered by La Costa de Papito makes it the only lifeguard protected beach on the Caribbean coast. Our community is almost certainly the most culturally diverse in Costa Rica, with Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous roots blended with other Costa Rican regional cultures and melding with permanent residents from around 50 countries.

Adventures of All Kinds


Whether you’re looking for an exciting day out with the family, or something a bit more on the romantic side, let us help you plan your perfect adventures and tours.

Enjoy The Videos!

Head over to our Papito’s Videos Page to check out some of the videos we’ve shot over the years!