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Cabinas Jimenez
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Puerto Jimenez
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Reviewed July 3, 2009

The first night in Puerto Jimenez we stayed at another place about 100m away - but we regreted it and so went the next morning for looking for a new (and better) accomodation. So we had a look at Cabinas Jimenez and were convinced from the first moment (friendly staff, amazing view, nice pool, hammocks under palm trees, great room with fridge, air condition, safe, cosy bed, hot shower,...).
Unfortunately we had just one night there and then went for 3 days to Corcovado NP. But we were so happy at Cabinas Jimenez that we decided to extend our stay in Puerto Jimenez and spent another two nights after our trip to the rain forest (would have stayed longer - but we had to leave because of our flight).
We hope we can come back some time.
PS: "On Main Street" in the description means, that you are almost in the centre but there is defintely no noise of cars,... (it's the end of the street with no traffic)

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

So imagine after camping in the jungle for 5 days how you would be looking forward to getting home, laying out on your bed, taking a warm shower....when we returned from our camping trip (They were holding our bags for us, which was nice) we learned that they had sold our hotel room to somebody else and there were no other rooms open to give us. We had made reservations months in advance. He had to take us to a different hotel - Cabinas M-something on the main street. This hotel was $10 cheaper per night, actually had warm water, was clean and just as big/nice if not nicer.
When we checked in to Cabinas Jimenez he joked about making another mistake too, forgetting that somebody had already paid him and not believing them or something.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

I have to say I'm probably somewhat biased for Cabinas Jimenez. I have stayed at other locations in town and never found a place that is quite as lovely.

The rooms are charming.. bathrooms all painted in a seascape, warm showers (suicide showers, adds to the fun), safes for locking things up, refrigerators and coffee makers, air conditioning.. what more could you ask for?!

The staff is lovely, all of them, and we took a boat trip to see the Osa Wildlife sanctuary with Chris and Wendy (his girlfriend?), and enjoyed it immensely.

When I was last there they were building (and almost finished a pool). Rooms are always kept spotless and the public area for looking out onto the bay is beautiful, lots of chairs to sit and talk, and a large deck (which I used to do yoga). Definitely worth giving this hotel a shot. It's one of the cutest ones in town and it's far enough out that you don't get a lot of noise pollution from clubs and discos in town at night.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 19, 2009

What a pleasant surprize in this remote area of Costa Rica.
right in town easy walking distance to pier and the panaria for goodies
with our morning coffee.
get a room with a porch if possible, it was very nice place to relax.
good town for food! and the tour on the boat was one of the highlights
of our trip

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Irishrovers1
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Reviewed April 27, 2009

Perfectly situated near town but tucked away for a bit of peace and quiet. The rooms are nice and clean, have decent aircon (it is sooooooo hot in PJ!) and have a lovely view over the lagoon.
PS: If you fancy a boat trip, try Toboga tours - you can find the details in the Lonely Planet guide.
PPS: The best place to eat in PJ is the little Italian called Il Gardiniera. Some of the best food I've had outside Italy!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2009

My husband and I spent the first 3 nights of our honeymoon here before heading into the Corcovado National Park. Our room was clean, sunny, and had a lovely view of the gulf and the beautiful landscaping. It was nice to have a fridge and coffee maker in the room, too. The front desk guy, Juan Carlos, was very helpful in arranging tours and he patiently answered the many questions we asked him. The CJ had sea kayaks for their guests to use and we enjoyed taking them out in the gulf. They also let us store our luggage with them while we were backpacking in Corcovado, which was a great convenience. I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2009

Cabinas Jimenez offers a selection of affordable accommodations ranging from rooms to individual bungalows along the shore in Puerto Jimenez. My husband and i spent the night in a lovely bungalow with a/c, mini fridge, coffee maker, tiled hot water shower and adorable private deck overlooking the harbor with views back across the Golfo Dulce. The beds were very comfortable. The owners Chris and John were very friendly and helpful and have done a wonderful job improving the property since they acquired it. Because there is no restaurant on the premises, it was suggested to us that we order a pizza from the newly opened gourmet pizza place and that it would be delivered hot to us--we did just that and sat on our deck enjoying the evening as we dined. By the way, the owner of the pizza place is a delightful young Italian, and our pizza was fabulous. If you're interested in fishing or scenic boat tours the owners can set that up for you, too. All in all a delightful oasis in a town most people just breeze through on their way to the Corcovado National Park.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jwillis
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Additional Information about Cabinas Jimenez

Address: on Main Street - 50 meters from the end of the soccer field | directly on the Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#4 Family Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#4 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
Price Range: $59 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cabinas Jimenez 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabinas Jimenez is located on the Osa Peninsula, in Puerto Jimenez, on a quiet street at the edge of Puerto Jimenez, and directly on the Golfo Dulce. Comfortable new beds and linens, A/C, hot showers, mini-fridge, coffee makers are just a few of the amenities offered. A new pool, free wireless internet, kayaks, bicycles, and a cheerful and helpful staff will make your stay at Cabinas Jimenez truly memorable! Explore Corcovado National Park, Go Fishing, Surfing…Come and explore all the Osa has to offer! ... more   less 
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