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Poor Man's Paradise

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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Ranked #29 of 44 Hotels in Osa Peninsula
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Coquitlam, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I traveled solo to this remote spot because I wanted to feel "one" with the wildlife and nature. My friends and family thought I was crazy, but, I knew enough what to expect by reading other reviews, but was still pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it was. I came with a backpack as there are no sidewalks to roll a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just came back home after spending 4 nights in Poorman's paradise. We stayed in Cabin no19 El Bosque, owned by Carlos and Susan. It was exactly what we expected, simple, wild and in the middle of nowhere. I read the bad reviews which other people gave and I found them kind of annoying as this place is simple indeed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lets get his right from the start - Poor Man's Paradise (PPP) is Marmite ( For those of you who are not familiar with the wonder spread - you either love it of hate it ). If you have any aspirations towards having a pampering holiday with fluffy towels and whale song playing in the spa, and fine dining with... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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53 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I am flabbergasted reading some of the previous (poor) reviews. It looks like those people jumped on a boat expecting a luxury 5 star resort when the name of the resort says it all.....Poor Man's. Plus if you read the internet site, you know that you are getting back to basics. So if you're expecting all luxury, don't get on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We arrived here and found basically an unsanitary resort. They argued with us upon our boat arrival that we hadn't booked the owners lodge which we had and we had to finally threaten to leave (which we should have right then) to get our reservation. The grounds are not maintained at all and are overgrown and had dead plants lying... More 

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Too far from home
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29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had several contacts with the booking agent. We were told that all was fine. We arrived at the dock in Serpe and they had no confirmation that we were coming. They took our credit card and off we went on the boat ride. We arrived and there was nobody to great us at the beach. Again, they were not... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had the privilege of staying in Poor Man's Paradise during our 26 days round-trip of Costa Rica. The location of this little piece of paradise is incredible, but don't expect any luxurious resort. The 'Cabinas' are basic but (most of them) are quite newly build, so in a very good condition. There is no hot water, which you don't... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Owners are great , wildlife incredible a special place hope it doesn't change . Macaws flying over head tons of other parrots bird watchers paradise . Monkeys Tapirs, Coatimundis list goes on and on . Get tired of the jungle go to the beach where most of the supplies are brought in by boat. You can walk on the beach... More 

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St Albans - England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We love this place so much that we've been back twice in 2 weeks in March 2014 If your wanting a slice of natural paradise at an affordable price then you can do no better in our view. Carlos is superb as a host a guide he really made it for us. Mario in the bar makes delicious drinks at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Poor Mans Paradise for 3 nights in March 2014, we had a wonderful time! The adventure starts from the moment you board the boat on the Sierpe River and doesn't end until you disembark back onto the same jetty. We stayed in Cabin 1 on the beach front which was cosy and very clean.... More 

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