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“Pura Vida at its best”
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Cabinas Tropicales
Ranked #3 of 12 Puerto Jimenez B&B and Inns
Hartford, Connecticut
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41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Pura Vida at its best”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

I'm honestly not sure what I would have done without Mark and Cabinas Tropicales. I loved that every room was air conditioned, I could cook and store food, and Mark was the most helpful accommodating person I met on my entire trip. If it weren't for Mark my Corcovado trip would not have been at all what I wanted. He informed me you could fly in, helped me clam down after my guide bailed on me last minute, and let me keep my luggage there while I was in the Park for a few nights. When I got back to Puerto Jimenez Mark allowed me to sit and rest, cook some food, and just hang out for free while I figured out my next move. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone. Some rooms had a loft while mine had a cool outdoor shower. The sitting area and kitchen area are also beautiful and relaxing with lots of birds.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Cabinas Tropicales is a great place for anyone. The owner is very knowledgeable about the area and can find you anything you want. He can cook too! He made us, and the other guests, a fantastic dinner with fresh fish caught by one of his friends right off the boat that day! He keeps the place very clean and the showers were amazing. I was also impressed with the landscaping. It was so peaceful to just sit in the morning with your coffee and watch the different birds come up to eat the fresh papaya. Mark really makes you feel right at home.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Well, I just finished a piece of fresh fish fillet that the owner so epically cooked up. Mark is an excapitan (the pioneer of sport fishing in p.j.) and has all the true local knowledge of enjoying your stay. He let us ride his bikes free and gave us a nice day adventure of wildlife! Bikes are clutch to get around here, but it's a short walk to epic gulf view and seafood. The set up has an open kitchen/dining area that is real Latino familial and surrounded by sweet planted landscape. All in all, great communal feel with solid private rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Cabinas Tropicales is an economical, clean, and relaxing place to stay for a vacation with family and friends. Beautiful beaches are within walking distance. The rooms and layout of the Cabinas Tropicales is uniquely designed with trees, flowers, and natural skylight all woven into the architecture/layout. The host and owner of Cabinas Tropicals is friendly and helpful in discussing the tourist activities/tours, and arranging for excellent tour guides and taxi service.
The centrally located kitchen/living room provides a great gathering place for music, cards, and good food & conversation.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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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
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Rehovot, Israel
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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
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Vancouver, Canada
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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
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Property: Cabinas Tropicales
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 #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Jimenez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cabinas Tropicales 2.5*
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 
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