We just finished building two new tropical bungalows, tucked within two acres of lush gardens on Playa Chiquita. Filled with art and soul within the Costa Rican jungle, Cayuga Collection’s Aguas Claras Hotel in Puerto Viejo created a new room category with the addition of the deluxe bungalows – the perfect complement to the hotel’s existing six luxury bungalows, six themed suites, and two-story Caribbean House.
Set within a lush garden overlooking the Caribbean coast, the deluxe luxury bungalows feature two spacious bedrooms, each with its own bathroom – one bedroom with a king bed and the second with two single beds that can be converted into a king bed. Curated by mother-daughter duo and owners of the hotel, Elizabeth Steinvorth and Elena Rohrmoser, the private sanctuary features an eclectic Caribbean-inspired design utilizing recycled and repurposed furniture and décor.
“The idea is a construction that maintains the essence associated with Victorian architecture, incorporating details such as railings and high airy ceilings,” Steinvorth said. “However, we also wanted to put a focus on comfort and exclusivity, fusing it with a modern private style and a more immersive experience in unity with the nature surrounding our property.”
Ideal for couples and families alike, the bungalows stand out from the other accommodations at Hotel Aguas Claras with their expansive open-air living space. Guests can relax in their own private plunge pool, or enjoy intimate deals outdoors while lounging on the covered veranda.
Multimedia artist Elizabeth Steinvorth was looking for a place to put various artworks to good use – from floral watercolor paintings and mosaics to murals and up-cycled furniture pieces – and worked with her daughter to bring her vision to life. The hotel is filled with Steinvorth’s body of work as well as creations from the family’s cherished art friends.
Guests can take advantage of open-air spa treatments at Casa Gandhi; yoga, meditation, and chakra therapy sessions; two restaurants offering Afro-Caribbean cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients; and access to Playa Chiquita – one of the best beaches on the south Caribbean coast.
Rates for the bungalows start at $890 per night, including accommodations and breakfast for the duration of the stay. For more information, please visit www.hotelaguasclaras.com or www.cayugacollecion.com.