I love love loved my stay at Casa Mariposa!!!! All the other hostels in the area will try to lure you in with a ride to the trail head in the morning, but avoid them because then you will miss you on Casa Mariposa, located right at the trailhead. What a charming place with such friendly and kind owners. They have created a family/home feel and really take care of you. They have a box of warm hats and gloves for your treck up the mountain, many hiking sticks you can borrow and offer storage! Jill makes the best brownies and coffee is always available. There is a restaurant nextdoor too if you want to go out. They are also located next to the Cloud Bridge Reserve, which is great if you have an extra day off the mountain to explore some waterfalls and great views. The dorm room has only 6 beds and is built into the rock. There is amazing bird watching as well right from the kitchen window. Enjoy!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel-style lodging catering to international clientele, located at the trail head to Mt. Chirripo and Cloudbridge Reserve. Owners John and Jill Titan prioritize your easy access to nature. Private rooms with queen bed and dorm beds. Fully equipped guest kitchen. Local coffee, tea, milk, sugar, cooking oil and spices provided. Spotless shared restrooms. Hot showers. Common living area, hammocks, book trade & DVD library, garden and river trails, birding and naturalist reference guides, travel assistance, games, phone and internet access. ... more less