If you are looking for a relaxing place, close to nature, with vibrant atmosphere, friendly people, and one of the most beautiful beaches 1 minute down the road, then this is a place for you. I stayed in Walaba for two nights in a private-type accommodation with own kitchen, bathroom, and even a hammock at the little porch. It was definitely a great value for my money. The staff was always there to help out either with a organizing a snorkeling trip, finding a bus to San Jose, or whatever else one would need. They provide tasty organic breakfasts for little extra, but it's for sure worth the extra bucks. Location is perfect, close to an amazing beach, a restaurant across the street, supermarket 500m down the road, and Puerto Viejo with its nightlife is 20minutes bike ride/10USD cab ride away. Walaba offers bikes for rent, which is pretty handy if you want to go outside Punta Uva and not to pay the cab fare. Definitely would be staying here again when I visit Costa Rica again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Our houses Caribbean style, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other critters and creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica. We are located 5km from down town Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch. Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave it’s a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends. For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multi lingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace and BBQ, parking, bicycle and snorkel rental, tour desk and shuttle service all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden. "Walaba Hostel – Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses Costa Rica/Limon