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RIGHT BESIDE CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK: Unlimited use of the 15 km of amazing trails, with waterfalls, rivers, primary and secondary forest, and spectacular views of the Golfo Dulce and Corcovado Park, Sleep in the open air rooms surrounded by nature, and wake up to the sounds of birds and howler monkeys. Visit the neighboring village of Dos Brazos (Tigre) for gold mining, bird, and horse tours, or just relax in a hammock. Full kitchen facilities on site, with fresh spring fed drinking water. You just need to bring your clothes, food, and a flashlight. No refrigeration on site. Solar powered USB charging station for phones and small devices.
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Enrique Malek Airport109 km
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Bolita hostel is the perfect get away to the jungle. Ron and Val, the owners, are great hosts and made sure everything was always ok. The living space is comfortable and the kitchen is adequate. Ron and Val have a strong ecological vision so the hostel produces almost zero waste
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If you want to spend a few days in the middle of the jungle without paying the ridiculous prices to enter Corcovado national park, this is the place to go!
We traveled Costa Rica for over a month and this was the best hostel we’ve stayed at!
Situated in the middle of the jungle
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Everyone posting reviews here talks about how the Bolita Hostel was one of the highlights of their trip, and I'm not going to be any different. This place was incredible. From the view of the bay, to the wonderful trails where we wandered--completely alone in the jungle for hou
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This place is absolutely gorgeous! We went for 2 nights and came from San Jose all the way down. Starting our trip we weren`t sure whether it is worth all the effort but it absolutely was!!! Ron is a wonderful person explaining everything about flora and fauna and the atmosphere
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My friend and I volunteered for almost two weeks at Bolita, and it’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in the middle of the jungle. The work is easy and basic, sometimes there are projects which are fun to work with. Ron and Val, who own the place, are very nice peop
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I'd like to know if we get to see lots of wildlife while staying at Bolita. I saw that the hostel is in the middle of the rainforest but on the outskirt of Corcovado NP. So do we get to see many animals on the trails or is it still preferable to hire a guide for a day to visit Corcovado. and if so, what are the approximate fares? Thanks.
I would still do both. Both are different experiences and very worth it. We saw toucans out our window every day at Bolita (was fantastic!) and there are a lot of frogs in the area. There are also sloths but we never got to see them unfortunately. The atmosphere at Bolita was so relaxed and the scenery is stunning. I felt refreshed and rejuvenated when we left there. We also did a two day hike into the national park - there is no point in doing the one day hike. You only get so far befor you have to turn around and there is little reward. What you see largely depends on your guide, however. We had a wonderful guide, Roger, who was organised through the very kind owners of the hotel / hostel Oro Verde (I would highly recommend to stay there while in Puerto Jimenez. It's cheap, clean and the owners really go out of their way for you). Roger was incredible. He knows the forest well and knows how to track animals. We saw everything from tapirs to ant eaters to even a puma! It was a long two days but I am so glad we did it. Other people hiking on the same day as us zoomed past with their guide who didn't seem to care much about what was going on and they hardly saw anything. Be careful who you book with!
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Hey there, I would love to come and help out at this hostel as a volunteer! I have about 3 weeks starting March 14 until April 3 that I would love to experience the deep jungle and live among the wildlife near Corcovado park. I've been in Costa Rica since January and the Osa Penninsula is on my list of places to stay! Please let me know if we can arrange something! Can't wait to hear from you!! -Maddie
Just contact the Bolita hostel. There is a contact form on their website. I can't put their email here. It is bolitahostel. Gmail. You can also google : workaway. It is a volunteer site. Click on host list. Look for Central America and Bolita.
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Bonjour, j'aimerais savoir comment on accede à cet hotel de puerto jimenez? Est ce facile a trouver?
"The double in the dorm has a great view, and if the dorm is not full it will be private enough"
"Bring a headlamp, need to bring your food, and know that it's very very humid and you may not feel dry the whole time you're there."
"All rooms are great."
"great double room with open view to the valley"
"Bring you're own food. Expect to stay longer. Head torch is essential."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 28 - US$ 39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaPuerto Jimenez
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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