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The Pearl of the Osa

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| Playa Patanares, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
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The Pearl of the Osa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are visiting Puerto Jimenez, this is by far the nicest spot! We actually stayed 15min away in town, but came here two different times because it is soo beautiful. The food and drinks are very reasonable and there is a wide array of fish, burgers, fajitas, etc on the menu. It is truly a picture perfect, postcard worthy... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We ate here twice for lunch will we were in the OSA area. It is located on a beautiful beach and you dine on a patio that faces a beautiful landscaped yard out to the the ocean view. Service and food were excellent and the lunches were priced about $9 USD. After to lunch we walked the beach and the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

La Perla de Osa was a perfect end to an incredible two week stay in the Osa peninsula. I had no idea that it would be SO close to the center of Puerto Jimenez, and that was an added bonus. The staff was very accommodating from the moment we got out of the van. I was helping lead a group... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We stayed at Agua Dulce, about 200m down the beach, rather than at Pearl of the Osa. We were discouraged by Trip Advisor reviews complaining about the noise. Those reviews were unfounded. We ate at Pearl of the Osa every night. The restaurant is very good and even has two Costa Rican micro brews on draft. The open-air restaurant faces... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

If you are going to the Osa Peninsula you are better off staying in Matapola which is closer to all of the natural wonders you went there to see. The website comes across like these people are really friendly but it is their staff that is friendly not the owners. Which would be fine if the owners were not there!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2008

We stayed for one night on our way to Matapalo and that was more than enough. The room was spare and clean with a nice bathroom, but in my opinion, way over priced (and it was the low season). I think $50/night would have been fair. The food was average and the bartender was not very friendly, probably because we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

Stayed here for one night on our way home from the Osa. Its a nice motel with new nicely appointed rooms. I was pleasantly surprised with the nice bathrooms and comfortable beds . The owners were very friendly and hospitable to us. We had to catch an early flight the next am and she made sure the kids had french... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2007

You won't find a friendlier staff, anywhere in Costa Rica! Although the rooms are Spartan, the staff & excellent breakfast make up for it. The owners are responsive & knowledgable. The nightlife is fun, and they make you feel like a local. The dinner is fantastic, with fresh local seafood, and an outstanding chef. Need a drink after that long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2006

August 14, 2006 : The Pearl is a great place to stay if you don't want to spend the money at the Iguana. The location is a bit off the beaten path, so you would need a vehicle, taxi or bicycle to get there. But otherwise,if you're looking for a quiet place to stay, that is clean and has nice... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2006

We stayed at Pearl of the Osa, the black sheep of these two hotel properties, which are 100m from each other. The Iguana looks very nice though more expensive than worth it from our opinion. The Pearl is safe and nice, if your not looking for much, but overpriced. The windows are just plastic screens, and the place just has... More 

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