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Restaurant & Hotel Reviews

Donde Richard Restaurant, Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Restaurants Posted on Thu, October 04, 2018 09:33PM

Plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians and the young (vegetarian) owner is a lovely, caring person. Her mum runs the souvenir shop across the street and we got a lot out of not just the food and hand crafted goods but also the genuine friendship they offered us. Here are a few photos of the place, and the food that we ate there.

The restaurant entrance.
There’s a Rasta, Caribbean vibe.
The Bob Marley mural above the kitchen.
It’s a comfy, laid place sort of place.
Fresh juice to start!
Our host (vegetarian, and she speaks great English, too)
The burger.

If you’d like to learn more about Donde Richard Restaurant in Tortuguero, check out their Facebook page –

Kelly Creek Hotel, Cahuita, Costa Rica

Accommodation Posted on Thu, October 04, 2018 09:06PM

One of our favourite hotel experiences in Costa Rica, right next to the Cahuita National Park and separated only by a narrow creek, so animals are easily seen from the hotel. The owner, Erica, is a caring, experienced and genuine host, always ready for a good conversation. Erica serves up a lovely breakfast, the coffee and company is top class. And the rooms are great value and beautifully appointed, too, but there are only 4, so do reserve. Here are some photos from our stay.

The hotel front gate.
View of the sea from the hotel front gate.
Our room!
Another view of the same room.
View into the bathroom. There was a spacey shower in there.
Erica, our kind and generous host.
Another room in the hotel.
Relaxing on the hotel terrace.
Many animals and birds can be seen from the breakfast table.
A wild raccoon meets one of the hotel cats in the creek.
Relaxing on the veranda at night, listening to the jungle.
Monkeys are frequent visitors to the hotel.

The Cahuita National Park is just a minutes walk from the hotel. To give you an idea of what you can expect there, here are a few photos we took with a regular camera whilst we wandered there one day.

If you’d like to learn more about Kelly Creek Hotel and book direct with them, their website is here