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Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Second time staying here and this place does not disappoint. Trails are amazing and wildlife everywhere. Howler monkeys every morning followed up dozens of toucans and macaws, blue morpho butterflies, poison dart frogs, waterfalls, lush rainforest, amazing views...everything the Osa has to offer. Ron is an awesome guy and has a spectacular place. Be prepared and take as much food...

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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was an unexpected stay during my time in Puerto Jimenez (PJ), an old friend got in touch and told me I have to go up and stay at Bolita's in Doz Brazos, (not far from the PJ) if I get a chance, and boy am I glad I did! I'm always a sucker for a good review from a...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2016

From all the things I've heard about Costa Rica...Nature is the focal theme associated to this beautiful country, which drew me to take a trip. In my first few weeks I was not blown away really, although I did love the beaches and it's people...still though I was craving the nature this country was known for! I heard from a...

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

So i was in Bolita last year with some friends from Netherlands with their two kids and we had such a great time, the whole idea of an ecofriendly hostel surrounded by the impressive Corcovado Park in Peninsula de Osa it just make it one of the best hostel I have ever been, we spent 4 days and every day...

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St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Bolita is one of our favorite places in Latin America, it's a perfect place to stay if you like nature, want to experience amazing biodiversity of Corcovado National park and don't want to spend a lot! We came for 2 days and stayed for 5, couldn't leave this place, all days we walked around using the hostel's trails and saw...

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to visit during our stay in Costa Rica! It's quite a social hostel in the evening and during the day it's amazing to go out for a hike along their trails. All the trails are hike able within 4 hours so I found I didn't need more than a day there. The kitchen is fully...

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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This place is a little piece of paradise! A friend and I decided to visit bolita for three days after a recommendation from friends we met traveling, and I am so glad that we did. Bolita is an amazing hostel tucked away in the rainforest about 45 minutes from Puerto Jimenez (which is an adorable little town to stay in...

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

It's amazing what they've made there. The people are so welcoming with great knowledge of the area. Bolita has great showers and flush toilets, and delicious clean drinking water. The hikes are full of adventure with views, waterfalls, rivers, and all the same wildlife and critters of corcovado park. The howler monkeys roaring at dawn are a unique experience of...

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Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing experience at Bolita! We volunteered there for 2 weeks but were treated like guests by Ron and Val. We were greeted by Val at the office and then Ron welcomed us with an extensive 'lay of the land' when we arrived at the hostel. It is a VERY relaxed atmosphere where everyone is friendly and volunteers/guests...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We had an amazing stay at this lovely hostel in the middle of the jungle (actually it was the best experience we had on our Costa Rica trip!) and would have loved to stay a little longer. We were impressed about the facilities Ron and Val provide in the middle of nowhere and felt very comfortable. The hiking paths are...

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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 

Additional Information about Bolita Hostel

Address: town of Dos Brazos (Tigre) | right beside Corcovado Park, Puerto Jimenez 8204, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Price Range: ₹ 1,018 - ₹ 1,901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Bring you're own food. Expect to stay longer. Head torch is essential.”
 of 5 bubbles Yin_11, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Every room has great views, the newer double bed rooms provide a little more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles NadineStefan16, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Bring enough food because the hostel is located on top of a mountain”
 of 5 bubbles mattttheww, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All room options are great, even the dorms are nice for a couple but you can also camp or stay at the brand new cabinas. I recommend bringing up some food with you from Puerto Jimenez to cook at the kitchen, for there is no restaurant up in the jungle...”
 of 5 bubbles halelr, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Depends on what you want. We took bunks away from the main cabin/ dorm/kitchen area and enjoyed the seclusion. The more socially minded might prefer a dorm bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Steerpike66, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
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