Playa Chiquita Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
The Playa Chiquita Lodge is the place to stay to experience an authentic Caribbean atmosphere complete with locally-inspired architecture and artwork. The hotel maintains a family-friendly environment and ids under the age of 12 stay free with their parents. All rooms have two double beds, private bathrooms and personal verandas with hammocks. Larger families can stay in private houses, which consists of two bedrooms, each with two double beds, and a full kitchen. Both rooms and houses offer direct access to a quiet and secluded beach. Guests will be treated to a complimentary breakfast buffet of fruit, eggs, coffee and bread each morning. Free hot coffee is offered all day long and the hotel also offers free bananas when available. Free WiFi is available so that families can stay in touch with friends and relatives during their trip. There is a tourist information center where parents can go to learn about kid-friendly attractions in the area. Hotel guest can sign up for a $25 chocolate tour through the local gardens and forests where they can learn all about the history of the cacao plant. The tour makes a stop at the Caribbean Museum and the Indigenous Gallery where travelers can learn about the history of the local culture. The Cano River Tour is also $25 and will take families and an adventure down the Carbon River.