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town of Dos Brazos (Tigre) | right beside Corcovado Park, Puerto Jimenez 8204, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 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 March 24, 2014

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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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
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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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