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Jungle House

1 Km North of Soccer Field on Playa Matapalo | Next Door to Rafiki Beach Club, Playa Matapalo 66351, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There was some slight discrepancy in getting to the location, but Charlie gave us some good written directions and was happy to answer the phone to get us to the right spot. When we arrived Charlie welcomed us and gave us a great tour of the property and showed us to our room (the Sunrise Suite, we recommend). The room,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Charlie's jungle house was bar far the most relaxing vacation my husband and I have ever had. Charlie is amazing and helpful, the property is beautiful and the people are very welcoming and friendly. Our house was just a few steps away from the beach and we had the jungle right behind us. The best of both worlds. The view... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We (my wife and I, and 2 kids 13 and 11) spent about 10 days in CR (March 20-30th), with 4 nights at the Jungle House, and the rest up north in Guanacaste/Papagayo, in an effort to see different parts of the country on our inaugural trip to CR. We arrived in CR (San Jose) around midnight, so spent a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This hotel is a cluster of houses near the beach. On a unpaved road with very little traffic. It is just next to a very nice and large beach, with great swim and sunset views - the main attraction. We stayed in the "family" suite - A ginormous apartment with: kitchen, bar, pool table, hammock area, and the nature all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I had the most amazing time staying at Jungle House earlier this year (January 2015) and was very sad to leave! We had such a friendly welcome by the owner Charlie and stayed in a stunning suite, towards the back of the property. I was sharing a room with my friend Toyah, which had all of the modern day amenities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The most wonderful stay we have ever had in costa rica. The beach is spectacular. Miles and miles of seclusion. Charlie was very helpful! Even let us borrow a saw! We learned how to surf, rented boards for the week and just enjoyed fabulous sunsets all while In the comfort of our private home! Will be back very soon! Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Stayed at Jungle house one day with my parents, and I think we all regret that we made it just one night. When we first arrived we we're a little but surprised since the house looked very basic and didn't fit with our expectations of the picture we had seen. However, it immediately changed when we me Charlie and when... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Jungle House in Playa Matapalo felt like home to me. Owner Charlie has created a 'get away from it all' retreat that offers plenty of Costa Rica's Pura Vida lifestyle for a reasonable price. My suite was clean, roomy, and comfortably furnished. There was Wi-Fi and dish tv available but after a couple of days I wasn't interested in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We loved Charlie and we loved his place. We had initially only booked for two nights,but once we got there we booked for a third. Unfortunately he was fully booked, but he accommodated us by putting us up at his neighbours place. They were away and he was renting out and watching the place for them. Charlie's hospitality and the... More 

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willits
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband, me, and our two year old daughter spent a week at the Jungle House and loved it! Charlie and his staff were very accommodating and helped arrange tours and reservations. Charlie checked in with us everyday at breakfast to see if we needed anything for the room or if we needed any help arranging our day. He had... More 

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