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“Thumbs up. I stayed there for 23 days” 5 of 5 stars
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Block off the airport behind solid rent a car, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica   |  
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Fuerteventura, Spain
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“Thumbs up. I stayed there for 23 days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Everything is new. Everything is working properly. Mark, the host, gave the place the rainforest touch leting you feel relaxed in a cosy atmosphere. The kitchen in the rancho is a superb place to hang around. Don´t think it twice!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
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  • Service
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This place is really nice! Amazing kitchen, new and clean rooms, super clean, all with private amazing showers! Edible garden! Much more than you can expect! I went ther with my boyfriend and my parents and they all loved the place and the experience of being there! Defenetely the number one!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

This place has what you want from a b&b when traveling: nice, big and clean rooms, A/C, best shower in costa rica (really hot water, good water pressure), big and comfortable shared kitchen and a good location.
Add a nice and VERY helpful owner, who welcomes you with a cool pipa and who agreed to keep our lugguage while we're in corcovado, and you make 2 chikas very happy.
It is very close to the bay and the airport (1-2 mins walk), about 5 from the main street and 7 mins to the bus / colectivo station.
Also, Mark was really helpful with ANY info we needed - from laundry and breakfast suggestions to where to kayak to see monkeys and crocodiles.
The place itself is pleasant with a nice garden and birds around.

  • Stayed April 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Nothing fancy but clean, comfortable and air conditioned, and the rooms are all newer. The outdoor area / shared kitchen was a lovely surprise. Mark is a terrific host. You won't regret staying here, especially for the price.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Just five brick cabins of varying sizes, all air conned which is a must in PJ! Basic but very clean with towels and soaps. Although categorised as a B&B on Trip Advisor breakfast isn't available but the covered ourdoor kitchen area is a pleasure to make your own food in - and a great spot for bird watching and for passing a tropical storm. Mark is very relaxed and the whole place has an easy-going feel.

Can be used as a base for travelling into Corcovado with a guide or solo and they will look after your packs.

We walked to playa paradiso which is about an hour and very hot but completely deserted - apparently you should get there early to watch the sunrise over a volcano in Panama. Puerto Jiminez isn't the most happening place in the world but we did hire some kayaks from Charlie at Delphino Bar - very friendly guy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Awesome place with one of the most helpful owners you could meet. Mark will tailor your needs from fishing to tours in the park. Get the best of value for your time here. Clean room, open shared kitchen attractive gardens and be visited at the bird feeder while you relax in the hammock.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Block off the airport behind solid rent a car, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Jimenez
Number of rooms: 6
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 
Also Known As:
Cabinas Tropicales Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez

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