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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really wild to stay in the jungle! it is really worth it to go there and take the hikes. Return through the river when you go to the waterfalls, just don´t anything you can´t wet.Take food and sweets and everything will be awesome!

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience! Hiking in at dusk, 35 or 40 minutes, mostly uphill, carrying groceries for 3 days was challenging but well worth it. Trails are well marked and varied and the scenery is amazing. Bathing in 2 waterfalls before hiking for 2 hours through the river with the jungle intermittently closing in above or opening out, towering up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bolita hostel is definately a fantastic and unique place in the middle of the jungle. The trails are beautiful, i especially liked walking down the Rio tigre which was an adventure that I'll probably never forget in my life. I have seen a lot of animals like parrots, a sloth, tucans and a lot of frogs. If you wake... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for nature and you're looking for hikes, and you'd like to avoid the slightly more touristy route... well, this is perfection. A comfortable wooden shack, stilted high up in the rainforest on the border to the Corcovado, Bolita is one of the greatest experiences I've had in my life. Night falls by 6 and the travellers gathered... More 

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Ma'ale Gamla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time at Bolita, right in the middle of the jungle. Whether you made it to Corcovado or not, you must go see Bolita. This amazing house up in the middle of the jungle, a short ride from Puerto Jimenez. I stayed there for two great weeks, eating fresh organic fruit every day. Hiking in jungle, bathing... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It takes some efforts to get there, but once you are there you don't want to go back! This place is just amazing, situated on the slopes of a former plantation, but nowadays nature is floroushing again! In the morning the wake up call of the howler monkeys, followed by the amazing sounds of the red macaws who are on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Often when you stay in a remote place it isn't very clean. That is why we were very surprised when we arrived an saw how clean the place is. Everything is thought through, especially the way the garbage is organized and recycled. I liked it a lot that everything practically outside; the kitchen, the shower and the toilet. The dorm... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 March 5, 2015

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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