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Playa Sombrero | Cabo Matapalo, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wyckoff New Jersey
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boca Sombrero is managed by a wonderful woman named Monica who was warm, very welcoming and very professional. Monica bent over backwards to make our stay beautiful and memorable, a excellent host indeed! There are a few high-end and expensive Eco-Resorts in the Osa and I have stayed in two of them. Previous to checking into this home, I stayed... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This retreat was very beautiful. It is a lot like camping. Everything is open and you sleep under mosquito nets. The shower is outside and public. The beaches are not white sandy beaches. They have a lot of pebbles and rocks. There are also a lot of crabs everywhere. I really enjoyed my stay here, "camping along the beach". There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

More tips and reviews at www.takemewhowmetellme.com Boca Sombrero is an exclusive ocean front paradise embedded in the amazing rainforest settings of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. This center specializes in group events that usually combine Yoga practice with surfing perfect waves in the lush tropical setting of their beach. Their wide range of accommodations allows you to choose one of their... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've been to Boca twice -- once with a group of friends, and just recently, with my girlfriend. I'm not the type to return to the same spot over and over but this place is just too perfect: sun, surf, wild jungle action, monkeys, and nary another person around. What makes this place so special is that it is spread... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The people and property at Boca are truly on top of their game. They know how to make sure everything is as you need it. Walter, Monika, Grace and the others made our stay truly memorable. The house was very clean and had all we needed. The internet rocked which is unusual for this area considering the remoteness. The pool... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I just returned from five glorious days at Boca Sombrero, It truly is one of a kind. We stayed in the Casa Rio Sombrero, it was lovely. The dipping pool was especially appreciated by our two children! It was a perfect fit for us. The beach was remote and stunning It felt like we were on a deserted island didn't... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is amazing! Jungle grows out of the back of the property and ocean spreads out before you. Turquoise and blue outside the great little surf break, scarlet macaws flying overhead, an arborist's dream... The accomodation options range from intimate comfy tent cabanas to elegant homes with swimming pools and outbuildings. The staff is the perfect blend of laid... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I spent a week on a yoga and surfing retreat at Boca Sombrero, and came back a new man. The Osa and Puerto Jimenez are truly remote, so you are really, really on a retreat. I shared the Casa Troya, a unique and beautiful hardwood and thatch structure, from which you can see the surfers in action. No alarm clock... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I just got back from a week-long retreat at Boca Sombrero and could not have better things to say about it. The setting is gorgeous - right on the beach, with great gardens and trees everywhere, hammocks and other lounge areas scattered throughout, and two pools. The jungle cabanas were surprisingly comfortable, and the bathroom/showers were all I needed. The... More

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Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I stayed in one of the jungle cabins for 2 weeks and it was amazing. The jungle cabins are a great 'glamping' affordable option as a way to stay in Costa Rica. They are clean and stay dry and pretty cool. It is so great to be close to the beach and to have hammocks and the yoga deck. I... More

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Address: Playa Sombrero | Cabo Matapalo, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Boca Sombrero Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez

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Boca Sombrero is an exclusive ocean front paradise embedded in the amazing rainforest settings of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Our spacious beachfront property has been landscaped with care to promote privacy and to welcome wildlife. We have eight thatched-roof tent cabins and three beautifully designed vacation rental homes, Casa Rio Sombrero, Casa Playa Sombrero and Casa Troya.The houses and tent platforms are just steps away from Playa Sombrero as well as the mouth of Rio Sombrero, an excellent place to take a dip in fresh water. Playa Sombrero is known for having nice gentle waves that are great for learning to surf and cruising on a long board.The property boasts a bamboo framed, beachfront yoga platform. Guests are welcome to use the facility for their own practice or set up private yoga classes with a local instructor.We also offer a wide variety of activities that will give you the opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of this unique part of Central America while kayaking, climbing trees, rappelling down waterfalls, or simply zip-lining through the forest canopy.Of course you are also welcome just to relax by the pool, have a spa day, a massage, an acupuncture or one of the many other treatments offered by the therapists of our small cosmopolitan local community.Here at Boca Sombrero we are dedicated to making your stay with us as exciting, pleasurable and as healthful as possible. ... more   less 
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