Casa Las Brisas B&B

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica

About Casa Las Brisas

Casa Las Brisas B & B is an small Bed and Breakfast Inn offering personal service and beachfront privacy.

The main house has 2 rooms (each with private entrance) located on the second floor with a terrace overlooking the ocean. Each room is equipped with a comfortable double bed, shower, vanity and fan. A shared toilet room is located between the 2 rooms as well as a living room, dinning room and kitchenette.

Our Casita is a separate private bungalow; there is a a small rustic bedroom with double bed and a full bathroom, all decorated with a bohemian touch.

A continental breakfast is included.

We are located directly in front of the black sand Playa Negra beach next door to Hotel Banana Azul where you can get the full services of a restaurant, bar, internet cafe and tour desk.




dining area

The Casita. Steps from the beach.

Casita has a private bathroom

Casa Las Brisas means house of breezes - come experience the gentle caress of Caribbean breezes from your oceanfront terrace.

Bedroom with jungle view out the back

Inside or outside lounging

Shared kitchen and dining areas

Looking back at the house from the beach

View towards the beach from the deck of your room

Casita bedroom

Ocean breezes from your bed in the Casita

For more photos, check out the Banana Azul photo albums for
some great photos of the area and the beaches.

If you're looking for a self-catering vacation rental, check the properties at Puerto Viejo Vacation Rentals.

Rates and Reservations

Room in main house: $ 69.00/night double occupancy
Casita: $ 64.00/night double occupancy
$20.00 per night for each extra person

* Rates may be higher for special periods such as Semana Santa and Christmas/New Years.

Payment for your stay is due on arrival in cash. Credit cards are not accepted.

Contact us

Please use our reservation inquiry form to inquire about or book your reservation at Casa Las Brisas, it will collect all the information we need.

For general inquires you can email or call us at +506 8928-6492 (that's 011-506-8928-6492 from the USA and Canada).

The Puerto Viejo Area and Getting Here

Nearby activities include snorkeling, diving, surfing, bicycling, fishing, kayaking, hiking in the reserve or national park.   Check out a full list or tours and activities for the area.

Puerto Viejo has a huge international selection of restaurants. Check out the listings here.

Browse the Puerto Viejo Satellite Map for more info on the area.

There are 4 public buses per day linking Puerto Viejo, Cahuita, Limon, and San Jose. From Puerto Viejo center, it's a 5 minute taxi ride to us. There are also several shuttle companies which offer door to door service from most hotels in San Jose and Arenal directly to Banana Azul, right next door. Click here to make a shuttle booking request. The shuttle companies have Banana Azul right next door as a drop-off spot so put that in your reservation request for shuttles.

Schedules for buses as well as driving instructions, private and shared tourist shuttle bookings and all sorts of detailed info on getting to the area can be found here

One really memorable way to get here from San Jose or Arenal is to take a whitewater rafting trip. They'll pick you up at your hotel in the morning, bring you on a day of adventure and then drop you off at our driveway at the end of the day. And since the rafting location is halfway between San Jose and Puerto Viejo your day is spent in fun not in transit!

Click here for rafting details and booking information.

If you want to get here straight off your international flight, consider hiring a van and driver that will meet you at the airport and bring you right here.

Click here for rates and booking information.

Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo

The reef in front of Puerto Viejo center

Here's what some past guests had to say:

What are people saying about us?dave & annemie from Uk & Belgium(living in Spain!)     September 03, 2014

Great to see my lovely "home of 3 weeks" again, but being able to give Michel and Zeena a few hugs after 4 years was even better!!!
I was delighted that Dave could meet up with Michel and they both even tried "to put the world to right" over a few glasses of nice red wine !!(offered our hôte)
Although the weather was 'real rainy season', so no breakfeast on the beach this time, but we enjoyed them anyway,while Zeena kept us company!! (thanks for the effort of making your famous banana- bread, especially for me Michel,knowing that you were very busy)
I enjoyed- again- my morning walks on the beach with Zeena while Dave was adding more beautiful birds on his list!
Thanks again Michel for your hospitality and help and thanks to the 2 ladies of your staff.
San José was - as I expected more or less - a bit of an anti-climax of our trip through Costa Rica: too busy, too much noise, and lots of rain; but me managed to go to the National Theatre for a "Caribbean evening"(almost bumped into the President !!!)
We'll be in touch and hopefully be back soon!!

What are people saying about us?Chuck and David from Dallas TX     May 11, 2013

Paradise!!! Beautiful Property, Wonderful Host, and a location beyond belief. Right on the beach this B&B cannot be beat. Facilities are exceptional, clean and make you feel as if you are in your own beach home. Michel is wonderful at helping to make your vacation a very special one, from superb breakfast service on the beach, to recommending local wonderful dining, to recommending mountain jungle waterfalls that only paradise can offer. This location, property and host are exceptional! Casa Las Brisas cannot be beat for a superb Costa Rican vacation!!

What are people saying about us?Nancy Pagano from Jersey City USA     February 06, 2013

I never felt more relaxed, welcomed and taken care of as I was staying here. An amazing retreat. Close to downtown. The beach right at your feet. An absolute must if you are visiting this side of the island. I'll be back Michel!! Thank you.

What are people saying about us?Gavin & Kristle from Redondo Beach,CA     August 11, 2012

We loved this place!!!! Everything about Casa Las Brisas was amazing!!! Footsteps from the warm waters of the ocean, lovely breakfast right at the beach, Zena guiding us during our walks at the beach and Michel was an amazing host that always made sure that we were well taken care of!

Staying here was being at home in your own secluded paradise, being one with nature and we even got to know the friendly pond frogs. This place is perfect- a few steps from Banana Azul where all amenities are available. Riding bikes to town is about 10 mins.

We'll definitely come back and Casa Las Brisas is a wonderful place to be to experience Pura Vida of Costa Rica =)

What are people saying about us?Lisa & Kyle Lazarus from Fresno, Ca     July 20, 2012

Casa Las Brisas is a fantastic place to stay in Puerto Viejo. It is a little bit out of the city which is fantastic if you are looking for a relaxing place with gorgeous ocean views.

The rooms are clean and there is a veranda to kick up your feet in the evening and watch the fireflies buzzing around the house. Michel is a wonderful host, I got sick during my stay and he did his best to make sure I was taken care of. We were also served the best breakfast we had on our vacation. I would definitely recommend staying there.

What are people saying about us?Marthe and Mats from Oslo, Norway     July 13, 2012

Casa las brisas was a perfect stay for us, Michel and his helpers do everything they can to make your holiday great. The house lay just steps form the beach so at night you can relax at the porch and hear the waves enters.

Tips for wine and dine, just a lunch or a day activity Michel knows it, so if you like a personal and people who wish you well we will highly recommended casa las brisas.

The rooms are clean and the breakfast comes with a special touch. One morning Michel made us breakfast at the beach ( camping style ). You will feel like a honorary guest when he makes you fruit bowl, fresh juice, coffee, eggs and some homemade banana bread.

We were a bit unlucky with the weather, but our host made ​​the stay so special. Thanks to Michel an his staff.

What are people saying about us?Sabrina & Martin from Switzerland     February 02, 2012

Casa Las Brisas was a highlight on our journey, we bookd 4 nights and staied 10. Michel is a wunderful host and his recommandations were always fabulous. In this case we want to tell Michel that we enyoed 3 cosy nights at casa 69 in San José and a great dinner at limoncello's, thanks. The location of Casa Las Brisas could't be better, so close to the village and directly situated on the beautiful black beach "Playa Negra".
And at Casa Las Brisas there is the loveliest dog ever, Zina we miss you!
Thanks to Michel, WIlberto, you are grat.

What are people saying about us?Jorge Arturo Soto from Costa Rica     September 22, 2011

Great place to stay......... Hospitality from Michel, can not be better! As a citizen of Costa Rica, I am so pleased to have places like this in my own country. Be back as soon as possible. Thank you for making our stay a very pleasent one. Nos vemos pronto!!!!

What are people saying about us?kehres loic from FRANCE     August 20, 2011

Nous avons séjourné dans cette magnifique villa en bord de plage au mois de juin et nous n en gardons que de très bons souvenirs.
De magnifique déjeuner au bord de l eau avec bien sur Zina la mascotte de la villa.
Une belle rencontre en la personne de Michel qui vous accueillera les bras ouvert dans sa perle rare du bout du monde, nous y sommes restés une semaine et ce fut le paradis.
Aller y les yeux fermés et profitez de chaque instants vous ne le regretterez pas.
Encore merci Michel, oscar, Wilber et Zina nous nous sommes régalé a vos cotés

What are people saying about us?Jérémie et Emilie from France     July 14, 2011

Une maison de rêve en face de la plage tenue par Michel qui vous accueille et s'occupe de vous aux petits soins.... Cet endroit est un vrai paradis !!! Merci encore Michel pour tes fabuleux déjeuners sur la plage et ton fameux pain perdu ! L'endroit est magnifique, la plage déserte avec ses cocotiers, le confort est au top et on se sent bien.... au bout du monde !

What are people saying about us?Paul and Fiona from Ireland     February 14, 2011


Thanks again for a great stay , we just wanted to let you know that we've just had an absolutely fantastic dinner in Cafe Aqua Azul in Manuel Antonio so thanks for another great recommendation!!

Paul and Fiona

What are people saying about us?Joanne from Ontario, Canada     January 30, 2011

I would recommend Casa Las Brisas to anyone wanting to visit this area of the country. Michele and his small staff made sure our stay was stress free, safe and relaxing. Michele can provide great recommendations for places to eat and took the time to answer my many many questions! The location is perfect, now that I have been to Peurto Viejo I am thankful that we didn't choose to stay in town. You can walk to town in 25 mins or rent a bike at Banana Azul for only a few dollars. Overall an incredible experience - Merci Michell & Ola Oscar! Very tasty home cooked breakfast too!

What are people saying about us?jan sterobo from denmark     September 27, 2010

Was by far the best place we stayed in Costa Rica. Planned/booked 4 days but stayed 6 days. The BB itself is perfect situated on the beach, quite, and still close to town and to facilities of Banana Azul next door. However, the service and the host, Michel,was outstanding. With two teenagers, you might be worried if this was too quite and boring - but not at all. Bondfire on the beach at night, and any assistance for activities, and not to forget the special breakfasts made the stay unforgetteable for us. Rie & Jan / Denmark

What are people saying about us?Anna from Washington DC     May 25, 2010

My husband and I scoured the Internet looking for an affordable, but amazing week long honeymoon/anniversary vacation. We came across Banana Azul and Casa Las Brisas via Trip Advisor for a must vacation destination that wouldn't break the bank. We booked two nights at Casa Las Brisas and the remaining nights at Banana Azul.

As soon as we arrived at Casa Las Brisas, Michel and Oscar rolled out the red carpet and treated us like VIPs. They showed us to our quaint, private room overlooking a bright blue ocean that continuously showered us with a cool and refreshing breeze. Our room was spacious, clean and very romantic. In the mornings, the smell rising to our room of Michel's banana bread and coffee tickled our senses awake. For our anniversary night, Michel and Oscar pleasantly surprised us with champagne and chocolate covered fruit. They also helped my husband organize a special dinner at a local restaurant. During the day, they hung hammocks on the beach for our comfort/lounging pleasure. Michel and Oscar were also a wealth of knowledge about restaurants, activities, good wines, etc.

The service was impeccable and the hospitality was unforgettable. I definitely give Casa Las Brisas 5 STARS. Michel and Oscar really contributed to the ambiance of our whole experience. My husband and I missed them so much after we left Casa Las Brisas that we went back a few nights for the most enjoyable, fun-filled, entertaining, and intellectually stimulating happy hours I have ever attended. The bonefire they built on the beach for one of our happy hours was the icing on the cake!

Thank you Michel and Oscar for everything, we never imagined that we would meet such special people!

What are people saying about us?D, Lis, KJ, Kim     April 20, 2010

We had an OUTSTANDING trip in Costa Rica and really enjoyed our 3 nights at Las Brisas. The 4 "chicas locas" had many laughs and good times staying here. Having the link with Banana Azul and its added amenities is a bonus. Michel and Oscar are absolutely delightful and so accomodating! They took great care of us city slickers staying in the jungle. It is a rustic and simple place, but clean. It sits on the edge of the beach and at night the sounds of the ocean and wild life are amazing. Mucho Gracias to Michel and Oscar!

What are people saying about us?Isabelle & Alain from Switzerland     December 15, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at Casa Las Brisas during the first 3 nights of our stay in Puerto Viejo, Banana Azul was closed for refurbishment...
What more can I say or add to the other guest's great feedbacks and comments of this wonderful B&B!!!
Michel and Oscar made us feel at home from the very minute we arrived, a nice glass of red wine was awaiting us as welcome drink on the terrace...
...comfortable rooms, big terrace with a calm & soft ocean breeze, private hammocks on the beach for our afternoon naps, fresh homemade breakfasts...
We had a fabulous time and we highly recommand Casa Las Brisas if you go to Puerto Viejo!

Merci, gracias, thank you Michel, Oscar and Zeena for such a memorable stay at your place...

What are people saying about us?Marc & Summer Meyer from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA     June 15, 2009

Our honeymoon at Casa las Brisas could not have been more perfect or romantic. The place is clean, beautiful, and right on the beach. Great service and hospitality, perfect breakfast, and a perfect stretch of nearly private beach. Michel only has two rooms, so no crowds like other places. I can't express our love of this place enough. Next to Banana Azul, so you can use their facilities and tour agency if you like...but Casa las Brisas is no step-child to banana azul - the secret is that it's better.

What are people saying about us?Eric and Satti Easton from Tucson, AZ,USA     June 12, 2009

Michel is an incredible host and a warm friend. He took us under his wing and made our trip extremely enjoyable. He is the best and we would recommend him in a second!

What are people saying about us?Susan from Cupertino, CA     May 18, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Casa Las Brisas over the Easter Holiday as Banana Azul was booked. It was fabulous and I can't wait to go back.

Not only is Michel a wonderful host but every morning he prepares a homemade breakfast this is scrumptious. My personal favorite is the french toast.

This B&B is a diamond in the rough and we will be back.

Thanks Michel for such a memorable vacation. I miss you and Zeena.

What are people saying about us?margaret from Raleigh, NC, USA     April 22, 2009

My friend and I ended up being moved to Casa Las Brisas when our room at Banana had problems, and this truly made our vacation.

Our room was beautiful, as is the rest of the house. We did not get a chance to enjoy the kitchenette that the two rooms share, but next time we stay there, we intend to. We did take full advantage of the beautiful deck, sitting and reading in the afternoon nearly every day, enjoying the breeze coming off the beach. We also spent a lot of time enjoying Zeena, Michel's adorable pup.

Michel is the consummate host and innkeeper and is one of the most wonderful people I have met in my travels. Not only is he a great resource, able to recommend the perfect restaurant and helping you to arrange transportation wherever you need to go; he is warm and gracious and welcomes you like an old friend. You could not hope for a more charming, amiable host.

I enthusiastically recommend Casa Las Brisas if you are traveling to Puerto Viejo. You will leave part of your heart there.

Michel, we miss you and Zeena - Next time, we're definitely going to Elena Brown's ;-)

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