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Bolita Hostel

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town of Dos Brazos (Tigre) | right beside Corcovado Park, Puerto Jimenez 8204, Costa Rica
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

So i was in Bolita last year with some friends from Netherlands with their two kids and we had such a great time, the whole idea of an ecofriendly hostel surrounded by the impressive Corcovado Park in Peninsula de Osa it just make it one of the best hostel I have ever been, we spent 4 days and every day... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Bolita is one of our favorite places in Latin America, it's a perfect place to stay if you like nature, want to experience amazing biodiversity of Corcovado National park and don't want to spend a lot! We came for 2 days and stayed for 5, couldn't leave this place, all days we walked around using the hostel's trails and saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to visit during our stay in Costa Rica! It's quite a social hostel in the evening and during the day it's amazing to go out for a hike along their trails. All the trails are hike able within 4 hours so I found I didn't need more than a day there. The kitchen is fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is a little piece of paradise! A friend and I decided to visit bolita for three days after a recommendation from friends we met traveling, and I am so glad that we did. Bolita is an amazing hostel tucked away in the rainforest about 45 minutes from Puerto Jimenez (which is an adorable little town to stay in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

It's amazing what they've made there. The people are so welcoming with great knowledge of the area. Bolita has great showers and flush toilets, and delicious clean drinking water. The hikes are full of adventure with views, waterfalls, rivers, and all the same wildlife and critters of corcovado park. The howler monkeys roaring at dawn are a unique experience of... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing experience at Bolita! We volunteered there for 2 weeks but were treated like guests by Ron and Val. We were greeted by Val at the office and then Ron welcomed us with an extensive 'lay of the land' when we arrived at the hostel. It is a VERY relaxed atmosphere where everyone is friendly and volunteers/guests... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We had an amazing stay at this lovely hostel in the middle of the jungle (actually it was the best experience we had on our Costa Rica trip!) and would have loved to stay a little longer. We were impressed about the facilities Ron and Val provide in the middle of nowhere and felt very comfortable. The hiking paths are... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This hostel is beyond amazing. Ron was absolutely wonderful and gave us exactly what we needed to make the most out of our short stay. He told us where to go, what to see, how long it would take to hike there, what precautions to look out for, and when we messed everything up and got lost for 5 hours... More 

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I heard from other backpackers about Bolita while I was staying in Puerto Jimenez. I was curious to see it by myself and planned to go there to spend a night... but I finally stayed longer ! This is exactly the kind of place that I dreamt about while thinking about the Costa Rican wildlife and jungle. You can access... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

As you prepare yourself for the slightly aggressive hike, remember water, remember you're going on an adventure and remember that even if you're kind of out of shape Josh, it's worth it. Because it is. This place is one of a kind, from the exclusive hikes with beautiful views, the quiet of sleeping in nature, the meal you cook in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE ONLY HOSTEL RIGHT BESIDE CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK:15 km of amazing trails, fascinating wildlife, and excellent bird watching. Bolita is a semi sustainable eco lodge on 61 hectares, 150 acres, in the forest reserve of the Osa Peninsula. Surrounded by rain forest, with spectacular views of the Golfo Dulce and Corcovado Park, with the ocean and beach in sight 14 km away. With special attention placed on reusing and reducing all waste products, no garbage has been taken off the land for the last seven years. We recycle and compost it all. Emersion in language and culture in the town of 191 people. Gold mining, horses, bird watching, and guided tours are available; all served by the local community at no profit to Bolita. Explore Rio Tigre and take a swim. There are many waterfalls including the well known Bonanza. Visit the neighboring village of Dos Brazos (Tigre) for gold mining, bird, and horse tours, or just relax in a hammock. Gas stoves, pots, pans and dishes provided with fresh spring fed drinking water. Bring food. No refrigeration or food on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bolita Hostel

Address: town of Dos Brazos (Tigre) | right beside Corcovado Park, Puerto Jimenez 8204, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Price Range: $14 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Bolita Hostel Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez
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