In the sleepy mountain town of Juayua, there are just a few accommodation options for the increasing amount of travellers stopping by. Casa Mazeta is one option that came highly recommended to me when I was searching for places to stay. I ultimately decided to stay here due to the fact that they had private rooms and that they offered guided tours to Los Chorros de la Calera.
→ After several nights of shared dorm rooms, I was happy to accept a private room at Casa Mazeta. We had our own bathroom and small patio area too!
→ The main living space was awesome. There was a big kitchen and several dinings tables to use. There was also a huge tv with a ton of DVDs to watch if you wanted to stay in for the night.
→ They have clean drinking water as well as sodas and beer in the fridge that you can purchase. No worries about having to run out to the store for water to brush your teeth with!
→ They really cater to travelers. They have a whole book made up with tourist information about Juayua. It’s also got restaurant suggestions and helpful information about catching the chicken buses to your next destination. Casa Mazeta also offers a few guided tour options if that’s more your style.
→ There is a lovely and green garden area in the center of the hostel. Its got plently of places to sit and relax, as well as a fire pit to use on cool evenings.
→ The pillows on the bed were the flimsiest little excuses for pillows. I tried to fold mine in half to make it have some support, but it really didn’t make any difference.
→ We had two special and unwanted visitors in our room. There was a large gap between the floor and the door that led to the patio, and I imagine that’s how they got in. We took care of Mr. Cockroach and Mr. Attitude-Spider, but it was a stressful thing to do right before bedtime.
→ While it was nice to have our own bathroom, it was strangely set up. In order to brush your teeth at the sink, you had to stand in the shower. That meant that you would get drips down your back every few minutes. That, and the sink was a statue that stared at you while you peed.
Yeah, if you could just close your eyes, that’d be greaaat…
The Best Part
I can’t tell you how happy it made me to have a few days of puppy love. Chomoco mostly kept to himself, but he would let you know if it was playtime… or time to share your snacks. As a dog person, it was heartwarming to see this little guy off the streets and well taken care of.
I loved the atmosphere of Casa Mazeta and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I would probably stay at Casa Mazeta again, I would just bring a better pillow and request a different room.
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