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Palapa Hut Nature Hostel

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Very Good
128 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel is located in Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat in the very heart of Puerto Jimenez, 300 meters from the town center and 300 meters from the beach, on a tropical garden of 1.5 hectares or 4 acres bordering forest, pasture, creek, pond, and mangrove. It's a lush, tropical, oasis on the fringe of downtown that you can call home for a few days. If you're into a friendly welcome, lots of personal space, fiber optic wifi, healthy environment, economy, great staff, cleanliness, green space, central location, pond, gardens and lots of wildlife then visit La Palapa when you're in PJ. We offer a large common kitchen and lots of tables for indoor and outdoor enjoyment. A garden bar is open when there are enough guests that request bar service, otherwise, it's closed.

The main reason for visiting La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel is that you can see many animals without leaving the property. Onsite wildlife sightings include all four species of Monkey, Kinkajou, Raccoon, Coatis, Ocelots, Armadillos, Anteaters, two species of Sloths, Raptors, Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Hummingbirds, Herons & various other Birds, Crocodiles, Caymans, Lizards, Snakes, Beetles, Butterflies, Iguanas, Insects, Reptiles & Amphibians. All photos were taken on-site, so bring your cameras & enjoy!

La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel offers a tropical lodge experience without a tropical lodge price tag in the very heart of Puerto Jimenez, which means you'll be close to everything & everyone else when visiting PJ, but still be spending time in a beautiful, tropical environment versus those that didn't find La Palapa Hut! The property allows up-close viewing of many animal species and at the same time offers great photo ops in our gardens to send later to friends & family using our free WIFI.

We cater to all ages of travelers looking for an authentic, tropical experience without compromising quality, cleanliness, or economy. Lodging options start at $16 USD per person per night. The dorms include bed covers, sheets, pillow covers, and personal lockers (bring your own locks) while private rooms include bed covers, sheets, pillow covers, towels, and soap. Large storage lockers for rent also require YOUR OWN personal lock.

We do strive to maintain a healthy level of cleanliness & comfort in this funky, tropical property located between the primeval Osa forest of Corcovado & the abundant tropical waters of the 'Golfo Dulce' & Pacific ocean, but please understand where you are, just 8.5 degrees north of the equator, 'the tropics', so don't be surprised to find insects and other critters when you visit. After all, this is their home!

Upon arrival make sure to ask about our adventures and excursions. We'll be happy to help!

Pura Vida,

Familia Gray Ortega and all the staff at La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
128 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Nov 25, 2022
Nice hostel about 2 mins from the main road of Puerto Jimenez! Lots of wildlife around! Only disadvantages are The 10 bed dorm doesn’t have any storage for luggage, cookers in the kitchen aren’t great!
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Female, 18-24
Jul 07, 2022
I think this is the most beautiful hostel I've ever stayed at. The grounds are well kept and you can sit and watch the wildlife. I hope to travel to the Corcovado area again one day and I will definitely come back. Thank you Jackie, you have created an amazing place.
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Female, 31-40
May 13, 2022
I've stayed at this hostel twice... And both times have proven this place's pure magic! It's the only place worth staying Puerto Jimenez, as you will eventually see a ton of animals (monkeys, macaws, iguanas, and I even saw a sloth!), and be surrounded by beautiful flora. I've met lifelong friends I'll cherish forever, healed from heartbreak, and even met my genuine soul mate here! And Jackie (the owner) effortlessly adds to the magic too, she's loved by everyone! 100/10 would recommend Palapa!
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi