We stayed in Bolita for 5 days. It is a relaxing atmosphere and a nice hostel located on the top of a mountain in the jungle that connects to Corcovado National Park. There are amazing scenic trails, although the landslides make crossing difficult at certain spots. We saw howler monkeys, toucans and a lot of other unique wildlife right from the hostel. Luckily the howler monkeys stay far away most of the time so they don’t wake you up with their crazy howls.
There is a nice kitchen, and everything is composted, reused for projects or recycled. No electricity at the top of the mountain makes for a fun, rustic hostel experience. You can charge your iPods and phones with a usb chord. Ron, the owner has an internet stick, so you can get some internet connection if you bring your computer. We loved hanging out in candlelight at night. I’ve only seen stars like that a few times in my life. It’s a perfect way to start the day by watching the sun rise from the mountain. Thanks Bolita!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Bolita Hostel Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez