Walaba is amazing. The hostel is run by honest people who want you to enjoy your time in Punta Uva. Punta Uva is very close to Puerto Viejo. The hostel offers bikes or you can take the bus into Puerto Viejo easily. Punta Uva is definitely a quieter and more intimate location than Puerto Viejo.
Vincent, who works at Walaba, was of great help to me. I had a very stressful situation to deal with and Vincent was very accommodating and helpful. I am greatly appreciative of his help, as well as the rest of the Walaba staff. It is a wonderful hostel and I would recommend it to any of my friends going into the area. I, in my rush in traveling, forgot a DSLR lens and Vincent informed me before I could even contact him regarding it. Therefore, it just proves that it is a great and safe hostel.
There are howler monkey and sloths nearby. On my way biking into Puerto Viejo, I just saw a sloth sitting on a tree. Thank you Walaba for a great experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Our houses Caribbean style, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other critters and creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica. We are located 5km from down town Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch. Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave it’s a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends. For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multi lingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace and BBQ, parking, bicycle and snorkel rental, tour desk and shuttle service all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden. "Walaba Hostel – Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses Costa Rica/Limon