This was our third trip to Puerto Jimenez in the last four years, and we looked forward to trying out Captain Mark Corn's new inn.
Though this place is not on the water it is in a fenced tropical garden and that was a bonus because of the beautiful colorful plants and birdlife that guests may enjoy.
White stucco rooms with teak accents and nice baths both en suite or shared, this place is a welcome addition to the budget places to stay in Puerto Jimenez.
Captain Mark, apparently a well known expat sport fishing guide, has created a very nice neighborhood oasis for his sport fishing clients and other travelers.
One could sit for hours and watch the beautifully colored birds come in and feed on the papaya feeder by the hammock, sip cold drinks purchased in the town's supermarkets or next door in the convenient shop, cook one's own meals in the amazingly well appointed rancho kitichen, and marvel at the beautiful blooming plants depending on time of year.
At night we enjoyed the luxury of air conditioning but like most places we stay at in Puerto Jimenez there are no mosquito nets so take precautions accordingly. Dengue Fever is a serious threat that is spreading worldwide because travelers fail to apply repellant, get bit and show symptoms one to two weeks later which are often not identified as Dengue, and take it back to their home country where local mosquitos can spread it. See CDC on the web for more info.
Don't let this scare you away from the tropics but please do your part to halt the spread.
We hate mosquito nets anyway, so after being urged to do so by several locals (including our local Tico Dentist) we kept on mosquito repellant 24/7 as a precaution and were fine.
A friend from the US who lives in Costa Rica and was less dilligent with the repellant during his stay in Puerto Jimenez did come down with Dengue a week later when he returned to his Costa Rica home near Quepos.
Mark can arrange guided tours of the Osa Corcorvado National Park, the Golfo Dulce/Pacific Ocean, or kayaking the mangroves of the local area, and of he is course is a fishing expert of some reknown himself.
Walking distance to airport, waterfront, Golfito Ferry, Bus Station, and central Puerto Jimenez shops and sodas.
What do travelers do around Puerto Jimenez? Rent bikes and ride to secret beaches, rent kayaks and explore the mangroves, photograph the amazing sunrises and sunsets, take day trips to the remote end of the earth Matapalo area, bird watch, boat tours, fishing tours and more. For the third trip in a row to Costa Rica we got Dental work done while in Puerto Jimenez at the highly recommended dental offices of Dra. Melissa Morales.
At the time of our visit Singles began at $35 pp
Doubles $40 pp and up.
One can email or call ahead for current rates and availability.
- Also Known As:
- Cabinas Tropicales Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New six room hotel with a tropical atmosphere located in Puerto Jimenez. All rooms have AC, hot water, private bathrooms, great beds, open air rancho with a full kitchen, jacuzzi, hammock area, and secure parking. All eco tours and sport fishing tours are available. Cabinas Tropicales offers you great value in the heart of Puerto Jimenez, only minutes from the beach and close to the center of town! ... more less