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“Great place near Pt Jimenez” 5 of 5 stars
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Las Islas Lodge
1 km North of Puerto Jimenez down town or 1 km before arriving at Puerto Jimenez on the main road, Puerto Jimenez 90-8203, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 hotels in Puerto Jimenez
Austin, Texas
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“Great place near Pt Jimenez”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have stayed at Las Islas many times. The owners, Oscar and Maria are wonderful. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious with large windows, the bathrooms large. They are very clean and are built to higher standards than typical Costa Rican cabinas. The air conditioners are powerful and can really cool them down. I like a to sleep in a cool room and when I get up in the morning the outside of the windows are covered with condensation. Unlike some other places the thermostats actually work so you can set temperature the way you want it. The showers have hot water (not warm water that many places call hot). The beds are comfortable. The mini fridges are very convenient since I usually stay during the low season when the restaurant is closed. I can fix a little breakfast and then eat it on the deck while watching the scarlet macaws, hummingbirds and toucans. I have eaten breakfast in their restaurant a few times and it was excellent every time. The place is very quiet especially for Costa Rica. There is a large typical restaurant right next door that has great food at reasonable prices too. It is not located on the beach or in town. It is about a 1 Km walk into town and there is a sidewalk and street lights for most of that. I usually stay alone but have brought a girl friend on 2 trips and both of them liked the place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This hotel is a bit out of the way from the town of Puerto Jimenez and a local told me that it often gets overlooked. But it is a great place, and definitely should get more business! If you're coming in Puerto Jimenez I highly recommend this hotel. My family stayed here on the way to Carate, so we were really only passing through, but it still made an impression. It was inexpensive but the rooms were very nice and very clean. Also, the A/C and a fridge in each room are great. We got there at 4 in the afternoon and immediately went swimming in the nice little pool during a light rain. It was fantastic! The grounds are beautiful too. There is a bar and restaurant there too, which we did not get to try because it was closed for Green Season. We were the only people there, which was fun, but this hotel deserves to be busy.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Las Islas for 2 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. Helen was very nice and helpful...she arranged our trip to Corcovado and it turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Since we had to leave for our tour at the crack of dawn and we would miss the breakfast, Helen made us sandwiches to take with us along the tour. Ham and cheese sandwiches with some fruit and juice. What a nice tough.

The rooms or really cabins are very nice and large. There was plenty of room to spread out and relax. Each room has a small fridge so that you can bring back left overs from the night before or buy groceries at the local store. We would definitely return to Las Islas on our next trip to PJ.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We were going to visit Corcovado and couldn't decide were we would stay in Puerto Jimenez. We were going to stay some place else, until a colleague that works with my wife told us about Las Islas. Was I ever glad we took his advice!

Maria and Helen helped us book our reservations for the park, flight and contacted our guide Juan Carlos. They took care of everything for us and everything went so smoothly. Thank you!

The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the center of town. Helen gave the goods on where to eat and what to see. The property is so beautiful, it is very well taken care of lots of trees, plenty of birds. Helen always went out of her way to make sure that we were well taken care of.

Breakfast was included and was very good! Our cabana was tucked away in the lush trees. It was very clean, the bed was very comfortable, hot water, had a mini fridge. They also have a very nice pool to cool off(it is very hot & humid) just what we were looking for!

We will be returning next year to Puerto Jimenez and we are so looking forward to staying here again!

Maria, Helen and Oscar

Thank you for a wonder experience,

If you are looking for a place to stay in Puerto Jimenez, this is the place!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Las Islas is the perfect example of what travelers expect when they are abroad. Whether first timers (as we were). Or just passing through, Oscar, Maria, Helen and the rest of the staff will ensure your time with them is as comfortable and worry-free as your own home. The quaint setting and immaculate accommodations blend perfectly with the natural beauty and wildlife that makes the Osa Penninsula so amazing.
The fishing...Oscar and Tony are true professionals, and are excited to share their passion with you. When he says full day charter, he means full day. They love to chase trophy fish, and are the best in the business. Can't wait to go back. We definitely made friends for life.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My lovely wife and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at Las Islas Lodge in December. It was our first trip to Costa Rica, and our Osa adventure was made perfect by our stay at Las Islas.

The grounds were well kept, and our cabin (with AC, tiled bathroom, hammock, mini-fridge) was fabulous. Without a doubt, though, it was Hellen who really made our time at Las Islas special. She attended to every detail: providing excellent recommendations and answers to our questions; booking an amazing rainforest hike and horseback ride; helping us place delicious dinner orders for delivery; and even special touches, like making us non-alcoholic anniversary drinks and serving us special Costa Rican tamales for our first breakfast. Service is an art, and Hellen is indeed a master.

My wife and I prefer authentic people and experiences to posh luxury. When we explained to folks in and around San Jose that we were going to the Osa, and to Puerto Jimenez, we were told more than once that we were going to "the REAL Costa Rica." If you're like us, and like the growing number of enthusiastic reviewers here, I think Las Islas Lodge will suit you quite nicely. La Pura Vida is alive and well at Las Islas!

Room Tip: We enjoyed being in the back of the lush and well-maintained property.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I and my Nephew and his wife stayed at las Islas for seven nights. It was great! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The grounds are so beautiful. There are all kinds of birds and monkeys around. Everyone there was so willing to help with everything that we needed. Helen is so nice and she takes great care of you. Oscar and his family are so good. We went fishing 4 days with Oscar and Tony. We had a great time. We caught giant fish. My husband caught a 100 pound Rooster fish. It even made the newspaper there. And they cooked the giant dorado that Jamie (my nephew) caught and we all ate it together with Helen and Oscars family, like family style. The whole meal was delicious. Oscar knows how to fish! We feel like we made great friends. We will be going back! Thanks again Helen we will miss you. We will miss everyone.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 km North of Puerto Jimenez down town or 1 km before arriving at Puerto Jimenez on the main road, Puerto Jimenez 90-8203, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Note: Rates in Green Season do not includes Breakfast. Breakfast just includes in high season. Las Islas Lodge is a newly built and recently inaugurated full-service Hotel with top-shelf accommodations just two minutes from the entrance to Puerto Jimenez. Ten bungalows are distributed across manicured gardens and feature air-conditioning, private bathrooms, hot water, vaulted ceilings, tropical hardwood accents, queen-sized beds, and other amenities. ... more   less 
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