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Bolita Hostel

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town of Dos Brazos (Tigre) | right beside Corcovado Park, Puerto Jimenez 8204, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the raw jungle, Bolita is a must if you are looking to reconnect with nature and wildlife. We spent 3 nights but could have stayed weeks! The owners Rob and Val are very friendly and knowledgeable on the are. The walk down Rio Tigre from the Bonanza Falls was definitely the high light of our stay.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Puerto Jimenez we took the bus to Dos Brazos. We were met by Ron and Val at the Bolita office and soon we were on our way to the hostel. We had to wade through a river and hike for 30 minutes through the jungle. It felt like we really were getting away from it all. The hike up... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A short ride from Puerto Jiminez, Bolita is a superbly comfortable jungle-hut experience for anybody who wants all the benefits of camping out without the headaches. The clubhouse/ dorms are at the head of three or four excellent trails winding out through the jungle past panoramic views to waterfalls and river-beds. You bring and cook your own food, fresh potable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I spent 5 weeks at Bolita and they were by far and away the best 5 weeks of my trip. The house is a 20-30 minute hike from the Bolita office in Dos Brazos de Tigres (a very nice little gold-mining village with a population of 150 very friendly locals). The house is very comfortable although very simple - the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Extremely chilled jungle shack with everything you need to experience Costa Rica's best Forrest. We woke up to the frantic call of the howling monkey, saw 3 varietys of poison arrow frog, Toucans, Macaws, bulk loads of humming birds and a couple of familys of monkeys. Ron's a very friendly, helpful bloke with a green style you'll want to adapt... More 

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Olten
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We spent 4 nights at bolita and had a great time! If you like nature and hiking and don't need much comfort this is definetly your place! The owner, ron, is a super nice person and always willing to answer your questions. The trails are beautiful and the wildlife is the same as in the corcovado national park, because the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

. An amazing experience in rainforest. we saw all the type of monkeys, sloths, some frogs, lots of birds there. The sound of the jungle is amazing. But it is not for anyone who seeks luxury over adventure. But I will absolutely recommend this gem in the middle of the jungle for all the nature lovers

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our stay in Bolita was fantastic. After a 30 minutes walk you arrive in this amazing place lost in the jungle. All around the only noises you can hear are animals noises (birds, monkeys, frogs). We've been there during the wet season and had a spectacular storm but we also had a great weather the rest of the time. My... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Amazing experience! An atypical hostell literally in the middle of thr jungle where you need to walk a bit to access it. Quietness and wildnerness. Great view, lots of possibility to hike around, bath in secret swimming holes and see many exotic birds.

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Coca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and I spent a week volunteering at Bolita and we loved every minute of it! The location is so perfect - right smack in the middle of wilderness, certainly off the "beaten trail". Waking up to the sound of macaws, hanging out in hammocks, hiking the wonderful trails... paradise! Staying as volunteers meant we got to stay for... More 

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