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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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The owners created a place where people enjoy love every second of their stay! A must for anyone looking for a jungle experience! Being envirenmetally friendly is Rons objective. The trails to Corcovado were easily accessible. Wildlife everywhere!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

go there! it was the coolest hostel i ve ever been to! you are IN THE MIDDLE of the jungle. it is pure adventure. I also liked how clean the toilets, (warm!) showers and the kitchen are. There are always nice people around. If you go there you will definately stay longer than you planned. one of the most beautiful... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Being in Bolita hostel was definitelly a unique experience and most wonderful time we had in Costa Rica. If you want to avoid mass tourism and immerse yourself in nature, this is the right place to go. You'll hear the howler monkeys and birds when waking up in the morning and crickets before going to sleep. You can hike on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Well i've only been to one place in Corcovado but still I know it's the best. It takes some effort to reach the hostel. First a bus from puerto jiminez to some small village close to the park. Then a half hour walk through the jungle and there you are. Because of it's remote location directly next to the corcovado... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

​If you are looking for a peaceful getaway far away from civilization with breath taking views of the rainforest, then I would recommend bolita.org as your hostel. It has all of the facilities one needs and most importantly a wonderful and helpful host.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The way to the lodge is very rough, but its worth doing it! We spend there 3 awesome days with hiking, relaxing, bathing, exploring the nature and talking with the other guests and volunteers. The trails that the 2 owners created are very cool, the landscape is awesome! Unfortunately we didn't see any mammals, but birds, snakes, many beautiful plants... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It was and still is the most amazing place on Earth I ever been. This sacred place, full of life and good vibration is perfect to reconnect with nature. Be aware of the jungle tho, this isnt a resort on the beach, its real life in a real jungle. The best part is the naked swimming part in the river... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Pure unadulterated nature with great people, an amazing place in the forested mountains of the beautiful OSA peninsula. The owners are really friendly and relaxed. The trails are really well maintained present breathtaking views and landscapes. We saw three species of monkey in one day as well as various other colorful and impressive flora and fauna. If you want the... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

A fabulous little wooden house high up in the jungles of the OSA peninsula!! Absolutely beautiful and a retreat and getaway like no other. At $12 a night, as a student backpacker the price was more than right and I would go back in a heartbeat. The treks to and around the hostel were just breathtaking and the abundance of... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It was super fun and interesting! I had such a good time in this unbelievably beautiful place. Everyone must see it once in their life. The host was great, everything was kept in good working order and the trails were in perfect condition. Truly paradise!

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Additional Information about Bolita Hostel

Also Known As:
Bolita Hostel Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez
Address: town of Dos Brazos (Tigre) | right beside Corcovado Park, Puerto Jimenez 8204, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty lodging in Puerto Jimenez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE ONLY HOSTEL RIGHT BESIDE CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK:15 km of amazing trails, fascinating wildlife, and excellent bird watching. Bolita is a semi sustainable eco lodge on 61 hectares, 150 acres, in the forest reserve of the Osa Peninsula. Surrounded by rain forest, with spectacular views of the Golfo Dulce and Corcovado Park, with the ocean and beach in sight 14 km away. With special attention placed on reusing and reducing all waste products, no garbage has been taken off the land for the last seven years. We recycle and compost it all. Emersion in language and culture in the town of 191 people. Gold mining, horses, bird watching, and guided tours are available; all served by the local community at no profit to Bolita. Explore Rio Tigre and take a swim. There are many waterfalls including the well known Bonanza. Visit the neighboring village of Dos Brazos (Tigre) for gold mining, bird, and horse tours, or just relax in a hammock. Gas stoves, pots, pans and dishes provided with fresh spring fed drinking water. Bring food. No refrigeration or food on site. ... more   less 
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