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The Jaguars Jungle

1 Km North of the San Pedrillo Park Station 1 km North of the San Pedrillo Park Station, Drake Bay Costa Rica
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#13 of 67 Specialty lodging in Drake Bay
The Jaguar's Jungle Lodge & Hostel is nestled deep within 130 acres of Corcovado rainforest of Costa Rica and a stone's throw from the Pacific. We offer dormitory style accommodations as well as private rooms. All of our facilities are located on the beach. Find water falls and sea caves, go on night hikes, pick exotic fruit and take a tour to Cano Island for the best snorkeling in Costa Rica. In addition to our incredible guided tours, you can explore the rainforest on your own. We will provide you with a trail map of nearby beaches, waterfalls, lagoons, and even a bat cave that comes alive at dusk. Hike to world-class surf breaks or snorkel in our bay. If you're lucky, you may even witness something utterly new; something so rare that no one has ever witnessed it before. Every day is an adventure. You will form unforgettable experiences, meet great people, and have more fun than you ever thought possible. Come experience the rawness of Costa Rican beach jungle paradise! We are geared towards travelers looking for adventure and fun that bring a positive attitude to share with others. All of us are looking forward to meeting you soon! Please note : Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Flexible Check time in up to 23:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included, but free coffee from 6:00am to 10:00 am. No curfew. No pets allowed. Child friendly.
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Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Walking tours
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Private beach
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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1 Km North of the San Pedrillo Park Station 1 km North of the San Pedrillo Park Station, Drake Bay Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport99 miSee all flights
Puerto Jimenez Airport28 miSee all flights
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kathry21 wrote a review Apr 2021
Montclair, New Jersey20 contributions13 helpful votes
Loved this place! First, it’s like staying in the jungle but with upscale amenities. Animals know no borders, as our guide said. We saw more wildlife at Jaguar’s jungle and short walks on the property than in the Corcovado national park next door! We ate lunch while watching macaws have theirs in the tree in front of us. Second, love the vibe. Like the benefits of a hostel community in the open communal spaces but you can also have your own private room/spaces. Love the design sensibility with modern touches. And then there’s the food!!! So food (and we are foodies, BTW). Ocean to table red snapper, perfectly prepared. Everything, including the fresh fruit drinks, was amazing. Finally, can’t beat the views - from the hammocks, rooms, bar, eating areas. Ocean and amazing sunset views. You can only get there by boat (or a reasonably long hike). Best parts of getting remote without any compromise. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Razbr wrote a review Mar 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel11 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff doesn’t know English except for one. The service is bad, slow, not what you expect for the money you’re paying for everything. The food comes in small amounts, costs way too mach and you have no way to avoid ordering it except of staying hungry. The girl who manages the place is just complaining it’s hard for her cause she’s short on stuff. Bad wi-fi. The location is OUTSTANDING, nature at his best.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mo M wrote a review Feb 2021
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Amazing Location!!! In the middle of the Jungle! Private Beaches and Trails in your Backyard. Great Food! Even Better Hosts! An experience you will never forget! Right next door to the Corcovado National Park! Only way to get to the property is by boat, and the boat ride is an experience in of itself.
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Date of stay: February 2021
1 Helpful vote
Mary Pat S wrote a review Feb 2021
Seattle, Washington5 contributions2 helpful votes
My dilemma is how to rate this place. The stay was very disappointing. The management was disengaged. There were several volunteers that were very gracious and made the stay tolerable but the management was not. I did address several issues with them but was told different stories about how they were dealing with it. There was a party on the beach one of the nights to send off some of the volunteers and the next day after 3p.m., the bottles were still on the beach. I was told the participants were told to clean it up but it was interesting that the boat to take them back left at 7 am. I am not sure how or when the clean-up was supposed to happen but it did not happen, nor did the management attempt to clean up. The bottles were still there the next afternoon, while I was out doing a photo excursion. Sad to see when the ecology is so important. The food was good and kudos to the chef but it was too expensive. We had no soap in our room and when we addressed it, one of the volunteers gave us his from his room. Thank you for that. We did find a dirt covered gallon jug of body soap underneath the outside sink that we finally used. We were told that we had to take their boat to Drakes Bay to leave the "resort," after much discussion with management about arrangements. We wanted to take the shuttle that brought us there. We did ride in their boat to Drakes Bay but were never offered any life preservers for the trip and really do not believe that they had any on the boat, considering the size and capacity of the boat. There was no precautions made for Corona virus. Their response to masking is that they infrequently leave and so felt they did not have to. They have not considered that there are new guests that come every day to their place. We were told that we had to request that the staff where masks, if we wanted. I would advise that there are more deserving places to receive your support during the pandemic or actually anytime.
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Date of stay: January 2021
2 Helpful votes
orion k wrote a review Jan 2021
Forestville, California3 contributions
I loved the place. I loved the hospitality. The Jungle being so close was perfect. Being so far from everything was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted from being in the Osa. The only thing that I thought was a bit abusive was the restaurant. The cooks made delicious food, to be sure, but I truly believe that the prices were excessive. Food is expensive to bring to the Lodge. And sometimes the boats don't arrive for a few days. I get all that. It's part of the experience. But a small plate of pesto pasta with nuts on top even in the nicest restaurants of Italy doesn't cost $18. Some vegetables cooked in oil with herbs doesn't cost over $20 in the nicest restaurants of New York City (well, it does, but come on, this isn't NYC). Perhaps the owners (who are super friendly) disagree. And that is their right. I just think the the prices don't reflect what the food actually is. And is there is no other options to eat, you're pretty much forced to eat whatever they have and pay whatever they charge or go hungry. And I think that is factored into the price, which didn't sit too well. That's it. Everything else was awesome.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Jaguars Jungle
What are some of the property amenities at The Jaguars Jungle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include breakfast, canoeing, and fishing.
What food & drink options are available at The Jaguars Jungle?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Jaguars Jungle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does The Jaguars Jungle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.