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LagunaVista Villas

Puerto Jimenez beach lodge with beach shuttle and outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Playa Carate, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Beautiful place, great view and wonderful service

    Sep 23, 2021

  • Just wonderful. The staff, especially Jonathan, were all so attentive and caring. Highly…

    Sep 21, 2021

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Osa Peninsula - 1 min walk
  • Carate Beach - 6 min walk
  • Playa Madrigal - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Corcovado National Park - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Playa Piro - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Playa Matapalo - 10.2 mi / 16.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool, Sea View
  • Family Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool, Lagoon View
  • Standard Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Lagoon View, Sea Facing
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Overwater

What’s around


  • Osa Peninsula - 1 min walk
  • Carate Beach - 6 min walk
  • Playa Madrigal - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Corcovado National Park - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Playa Piro - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Playa Matapalo - 10.2 mi / 16.4 km
  • King Louis Waterfall - 12.2 mi / 19.6 km
  • Pan Dulce Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.8 km
  • Playa Sombrero - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km
  • Playa Tamales - 17 mi / 27.3 km
  • Playa Zapote - 20.9 mi / 33.6 km

Getting around

  • Puerto Jimenez (PJM) - 42 min drive
  • Golfito (GLF) - 151 min drive
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
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Playa Carate, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

At a glance


  • 8 cabins


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, French, German, Spanish

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Year Built - 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

PetsPay at property

  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions


This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB International and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • LagunaVista Villas Lodge Carate
  • LagunaVista Villas Lodge
  • Lodge LagunaVista Villas
  • Lagunavista Puerto Jimenez
  • LagunaVista Villas Lodge
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  • LagunaVista Villas Lodge Puerto Jimenez
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  • LagunaVista Villas Carate
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  • Puerto Jimenez LagunaVista Villas Lodge

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, LagunaVista Villas does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, kayaking, and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Laguna Vista Villas get away

    Fabulous!!!! The room overlooked a beautiful lagoon that opened up to the ocean! Mornings were greeted with stunning Scarlet Macaws, Parrots, Toucans and so many other species of birds!! The sounds were divine. Then you have the different types of Monkeys!!! All the wildlife you can imagine. Anteaters Coatimundi ( related to raccoon family) little mini capybaras. It goes on... Then your greeted with breakfast and the wonderful staff. Ellie, Tim and Augustine were so wonderful and took care of any needs you nay have. Then there is Santos! Such a wonderful treat. He managed to created gluten free desserts along with the most delicious meals for two weeks. Cooked fresh fish my husband caught too. All in all we give this little gem a 10! Thanks to you all! John and Laura

    John T, 14 night trip, Dec 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful One of A Kind Experience

    What an amazing experience! Greg, the owner, and his staff do an excellent job of welcoming you and making you feel comfortable. The lodge is an isolated region in Costa Rica where you find birds, animals and an ecosystem that exists no where else in the world. If you are looking for a 5-star hotel with all the bells and whistles which can be found in 100’s of places throughout the world this isn’t the place for you. If you are looking for a “special” one of a kind place that’s not replicated where you can experience nature at its best, this is the place to be. When we were there, there were photographers from around the world to get that one of a kind picture that you can only get here. It’s amazing to me that Greg built this beautiful and comfortable resort in truly one of the most remote spots in the world. It runs exclusively on solar power and mountain rain, yet provides those important comforts such as happy hour and good food. One side note, when driving, you come to the end of the world and still need to drive another 40 kilometers to get to Greg’s place. It’s that remote. Greg, thanks to you and your team for giving Jeannie and I an experience of a lifetime. We’ve been to 23 countries over the last two years and this is the one that is most special to us. Thanks for making that happen!

    Dwayne, 3 night trip, Mar 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a great experience we had from the moment we arrived!! Super friendly helpful customer service from Joseph and Kristina and the staff with great insider suggestions for hikes and tours, beautiful elegant rooms, excellent views, close proximity to the National Park, and outstanding delicious cooking of chef Santos!! Great place to stay for families, our son loved the pool!

    Eva, 3 night family trip, Apr 13, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    We liked the thermal pools that were part of the resort. The staff was generally ok, maybe didn’t seem as friendly as the other Costa Rican people we’ve met. We would have probably preferred to stay at the resort next door where I had originally booked but couldn’t stay due to lack of availability for dates that changed. Breakfast had a good variety. We had dinner there one night which was also ok.

    3 night family trip, Mar 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Romantic getaway

    Very nice secluded resort for a romantic getaway. Greg was great and took care of all our needs

    Barry, 2 night romance trip, Jan 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Un hotel con una vista muy bonita a la laguna, a playa Carate y un balcón con una terraza espectacular. La electricidad se iba con frecuencia, fue la mayor limitante y el menu del restaurant podría ser mas variado. El personal muy amable!

    2 night trip, Mar 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Le paradis loin de tout

    Un petit paradis sur terre Une vue magnifique des bungalows sur la lagune et le pacifique , possibilité de faire du kayak sur la lagune un must ...ainsi que des nombreux chemins de randonnées au alentours à 2 pas du parc du corcovado Petit déjeuner excellent Le personnel est très agréable une mention particulière pour Rodrigo qui a égaillé notre séjour par sa gentillesse et sa joie de vivre

    guy, 1 night trip, Dec 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Die Ruhe selbst...

    Nach Anreise über Stock und Stein ein toller Ort

    André, 1 night trip, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Toller Ausblick auf die Lagune und das Meer. Schöne Anlage und toller Pool. Leider kein Kühlschrank auf den Zimmer. Ein Kaffe wird morgens vor die Tür gestellt.

    2 night romance trip, Feb 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    3 night trip, Dec 30, 2019

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