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La Choza del Manglar

150 m oeste del aerodromo | Barrio Caledonia, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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Ranked #14 of 15 hotels in Puerto Jimenez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014
pattyford Charleston, South Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were so lucky to find this place. I think it's only just reopened. Set in beautiful tropical gardens loads of birds and monkeys. Rooms are very basic but with hot water and air con. There are lovely rocking chairs on the veranda to sit out on just watching the wildlife. Not far walk into town.

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La Choza d, Owner at La Choza del Manglar, responded to this review

Hidden Gem is 100 % correct in the reopening assumption. We just reopened in Jan. 2014 after a 5 year hiatus from operations. We were adding new & updating a lot of the older infrastructure at la Choza. We look forward onvpce again to sharing this magical cross between a botancial garden and a zoo without cages with old guests... More

Los Angeles
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

As we arrived, scarlet macaws sceamed and played in the trees above us, and they were a constant presence us all during our stay. Birds abound and white fac e monkeys make frequent appearances along with a huge iguana and countless butterflies in the beautiful expansive garden. The owners don't seem to care much if they have guests, the restaurant... More

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Chico, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This place is absolutely amazing. A double bed room was $50 a night, and though it was very small, the hotel grounds are incredible. The very friendly staff, including the security guard on duty all night, make you feel very welcome and safe. There are literally macaws, fireflies, parakeets, parrots, monkeys, iguanas, raccoons, and many other species that can be... More

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This will be both a review and a sort of elegy. I had always wanted to stay in an ecolodge in the middle of a rainforest, but it was outside my means. La Choza really filled that need. Reasonably priced, and backing on the mangroves so that the birding is excellent--I saw scarlet macaws, red lored parrots, hummingbirds, flycatchers, cranes,... More

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Looks like they are trying to redevelop this place - the bar/restaurant was closed (the nearest restaurants are about a 10-15 min walk), there was no hot water, window panes missing etc. The cheapest rooms ($49 for two) are minute. But the garden is lovely, the staff and dogs very friendly and it's very peaceful in the evening.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

I filled out the reservation form only to receive a dialog box afterward tell me the place closed March 2011.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed at La Choza del Manglar in March 2011, and we met pcollins10 from British Columbia who also wrote a review. We were going to Osa for the first time and we searched tripadvisor for literally DAYS trying to pick a place to stay in PJ. We eventually took a risk and picked La Choza, and... More

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Pender Harbour, B.C., Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

My husband and I stayed for over a week. We were in Cabin 8, which is by the mangroves. We wanted to see lots of wildlife and wow, we weren't disappointed! Monkeys surrounded the place almost every morning and many times in the afternoon too. There were so many scarlet mackaws and other parrots, I lost count. They even have... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2010

Fantastic place with nice staff and a aboundance of wildlife that just took my breath away. I was watching Whate-faced capuchins and raccoons for breakfast, tukans for lunch ang iguanas and cajmans for supper. You can see a lot of animals just sitting in the little cozy swimming pool, or standing on a bridge that crosses the little stream, just... More

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Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

Lacks atmosphere.Room was tiny, damp and smelly. It should market itself as a hostel. Staff were completely disinterested.

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Address: 150 m oeste del aerodromo | Barrio Caledonia, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
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At "La Choza del Manglar" (or "The Mangrove Hut" if you prefer the English version) you are GUARANTEED to see WILDLIFE. How certain are we? Well, have you ever sat around a Tropical Lounge and seen a Scarlet Macaw, a Monkey or a Kinkajou? You will at "La Choza". Many guests have said they see more wildlife at "La Choza del Manglar" than at any other location during their Costa Rica vacation. We just reopened in February of 2014 after being closed for the best part of the last five years. We built new rooms during that time which we are sure will now offer our guests greater variety and comfort while visiting La Choza. Come and stay with us, whether for just a few days or a few weeks. We are only a five minute walk to downtown Puerto Jimenez and only 300 meters from one of the nicest beaches here. Gentle waves will lull you on our beautiful chocolate sand beaches, cavorting Scarlet Macaws (Lapas) will fly and play throughout the gardens of "La Choza". This is truly a birders paradise. You don't even have to leave your room or cabin to see these impressive Macaws and the many other varieties of exotic birds that visit here. Don't forget to spend some time in the lounge, decorated with beautiful hand painted murals that showcase the "Intimate & World Famous" Monkey Bar. The bar is yours to work as you please during your visit. It has been converted to a communal bar. We offer WIFI so bring your laptops, smartphones or tablets if you want or need to hook up. La Choza now offers a funky beach hut on 13 acres with 150 meters of beach frontage with secluded sun bathing areas; a beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom tropical home in Puerto Jimenez & finally a secluded "Tarzan & Jane Tropical Hideaway" with 2 thatched huts, hammocks, kitchen, bathroom and a outdoor, garden shower heated by solar power for the truly adventurous. ... more   less 
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