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La Choza del Manglar

150 m oeste del aerodromo | Barrio Caledonia, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a great trip in Costa Rica and to honoust, there was only one place that we almost left instantly, La Choza del Manglar in Puerto Jimenez... The place looks like a wasteland.. It was the only place where we had to pay for the room upfront which is not normal at all. But when we got to the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The hotel is almost a tourist destination in itself! We saw scarlet macaws, cappuccino monkeys, crabs, all kinds of plant and animal life in the grounds of the hotel itself. We were there for 3 or 4 nights. The rooms were comfortable enough, but very humid. There was a dehumidifier in the room, but I was too dumb to figure... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Very nice garden with lots of wildlife. We got a free upgrade to a larger room because of our wedding. They stored our luggage for 3 days while we were in Corcovado. Friendly staff. They don't speak English, but were patient and helpful in explaining in Spanish multiple times. No breakfast, but the supermarket is just a few blocks away.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Long Island
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Address: 150 m oeste del aerodromo | Barrio Caledonia, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
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Number of rooms: 15
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