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Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses

Punta Uva | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1451-2050, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

Walaba is a clean, attractive, beautifully placed hostel right by a gorgeous quite sandy beach. I had a fantastic and comprehensive welcome on my arrival that made me feel right at home (important for a single female traveller). I had a comfy double bed with mosquito net in the dorm. There's plenty of places to relax and read or meet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Walaba is a great place to spend a few days and relax at. Beautiful tree house nestled in the jungle located super close to the beautiful beach of Punta Uva 1. Great atmosphere, super chill vibe, definitely not a party hostel but an awesome place to hangout and start a night before heading into town or if you want to... More

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Walaba its perfect to stay and enjoy the caribbean, its quiet, its simple, its friendly and I felt there almost like I was living on a tree :) the beach couldn't be closer and is the best beach to walk, relax, meditate and have an ocean therapy or just rest into these natural jacuzzis that are waiting to be descovered!... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a piece of paradise located in between the lushy and exuberant jungle and the white sand beach, pristine water ocean. This means that in the back side you get to see howler monkeys, jumping from one huge tree to another, sloths carrying their babies hanging in branches, toucans, morpho butterflies and many other insects... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

This hostel is great! It is a group of caribbean houses surrounded by tropical foliage. It is a true caribbean hostel! In the yard there are always different tropical animals and birds so you get the tropical feel right in the yard. The beach is a 3 min walk from the hostel and WOW! Punta Uva is the most beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

This is right best place to rest and to chill before leaving Costa Rica. Beautiful house with no-glass windows opened to the surrounding jungle, rustical kitchen with everything necessary for cooking, many super-comfortable hamacas, cool sofas..beautiful garden..very friendly staff..and the best of all is the beach (PUNTA UVA) located very close, with perfect access, almost no turists and safe conditions... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I was there for 15 magicall days, the place it's very comfortable with all the things you need even for cook. The staff is very friendly specially Maria Jose and Alex. One of the best things it's that it's not in town so you can realy enjoy about the nature and it sounds, sleeping in there it's a jungle dream.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I spent 10 days here and found it damn hard to leave. The house is absolutely gorgeous, super comfortable (even when it's raining), beautiful gardens, the staff made everything easy, but best of all, the location - just across the road from the most beautiful and tranquil beach in the area. Don't expect to want to leave in a hurry.

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Address: Punta Uva | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1451-2050, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Our houses Caribbean style, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other critters and creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica. We are located 5km from down town Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch. Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave it’s a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends. For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multi lingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace and BBQ, parking, bicycle and snorkel rental, tour desk and shuttle service all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden. "Walaba Hostel – Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida." ... more   less 
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