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Cabinas Arrecife

Cabinas Arrecife

Destination: Cahuita

At a Glance

    • By the sea
    • Lounge area and pool
    • Affordable
    • Close to town

From the shaded hammocks and picnic tables of the hotel's restaurant and lounge area, visitors can look through the trees where the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea rap against volcanic rocks. Whether relaxing around the small grass courtyard or cooling off in the pool, Cabinas Arrecife offers an intimate hotel experience for affordable prices.

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Settled on a point south of Playa Negra beside Cahuita's marina, Cabinas Arrecife is close to Cahuita's restaurants and nightlife, but far enough away to avoid the noise and foot traffic; nearby Playa Negra and just a half-mile from Cahuita National Park and the white sands of Playa Blanca.


The patios of Cabinas Arrecife's 14 rooms look out across the grass courtyard to the pool and the sea. Inside the standard rooms, $30 dry season (Sept-Nov.), are decorated with black and white tiled-floors, wood ceilings and a window facing the sea. Each is furnished with a doubled and single bed and two fans. Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.


A simply built wood frame and tin roof covers the restaurant and its small kitchen. The restaurant at Cabinas Arrecife is only open for breakfast serving visitors traditional Costa Rican breakfasts like scrambled eggs and gallo pinto (mixed rice and beans) or continental breakfasts that include fried eggs/omelets and toast.

Services and amenities

Cabinas Arrecife's owners live on the property in a house across from the rooms, making them easily accessible.  The hotel has a pool, a lounge with hammocks and chairs, a restaurant and a small grass courtyard. The hotel doesn't have direct access to the sea, but it's only a short walk to either Playa Negra or Playa Blanca.

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