Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat, Casa Manglar, and La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel and Campground are all located on our in-town property of 1.4 hectares or 4 acres. With only 19 rooms on the entire property, this means that all guests have ample space to stay safe while visiting us. No crowding like in so many other hotels and hostels. We have done a complete rework of our front garden sitting area with the addition of many tables for outdoor enjoyment of the flora and fauna as well as adding a new fire pit. The pond is also a great place to get away from it all. If you check google maps you will see that we are completely under tree cover. We are located in a park-like setting unlike so many other accommodations in town. Just look at any online map to see what we are saying. So, if you are looking for a green experience full of life and with reasonable prices then you can do no better than right here. Oh, and please don't ask us to discount our few accommodations as we already offer great prices. We have had zero income since March 2020, so asking for a further discount is just like sticking a knife into an open wound.

All guests who make a reservation directly with us will have free day access to two beach properties, 1. Playa Gaviotas in the old town of Puerto Jimenez where you can sit under a mango tree and then bathe in a beautiful secluded beach, and 2. Playa Juanito Mora, a beautiful 5-hectare property in front of the Canaza beach with internal mangrove trails only 10 kilometers north of Puerto Jimenez. Just ask for directions and we will be happy to provide them upon request.


On the 14th of May ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Agency) published new protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID 19 which all tourist establishments must now adhere to in order to meet government protocols and therefore function healthily and legally. We were given the green light to open to Costa Rican travelers but with a maximum of 50% occupancy on May 16, 2020. On August 1 Costa Rica will reopen the two international airports in the country. It will be an ongoing process as to which travelers will be allowed to visit depending on their departure countries, so please stay abreast of government announcements before making your reservations.

Please know that we are doing our utmost to safeguard your health while visiting us. You will find easy access to antibacterial hand soap, sanitizing gel, and alcohol while visiting, so please use it freely. We also ask that you keep at least 1.8 meters or 6 feet distant from personnel and other guests as well as wearing a face covering when less than 6 feet from others. Please try to use the new online registration form which we will soon be offering to all guests. 

Make a reservation upon arriving to use the kitchen facilities for up to 30-minute intervals. Or better yet ask us what we are cooking for dinner and we'll be happy to sell you a plate or two. If you prefer you can order from local restaurants that offer their menus on-site which will be happy to deliver for a small fee, usually less than 2 dollars. Sorry, but there can be no more parties in the kitchen, and fridge space is now limited, so don't purchase provisions which require refrigeration. Do what we do, here in Costa Rica which is to buy what is necessary for one day at a time and then do the same thing tomorrow, it's called "el diario".

Finally, you should know that we won't enter your room for cleaning unless you specifically ask us to do so, instead, we will be happy to mitigate risk for both you and our associates who will only enter to clean the room upon your departure. Towels can be exchanged by bringing them to the front desk and requesting new ones.

Pura Vida,

Familia Gray Ortega and all our associates.

You can Check-Out at Check-In, but for now just relax, breathe deep and take a few moments to explore a pristine corner of the tropics. We are located on the beautiful Osa Peninsula in the south pacific of Costa Rica where Jaguars and Tapirs still roam the lush, green forests of Corcovado National Park, and where Whales, Dolphins and Turtles all frolic in the deep blue waters of the protected Golfo Dulce

We believe the best way to truly enjoy a visit to this tiny corner of the world is to surround yourself in the natural history of the area. Walk the forest and get out on the water. If you do both, you will fall in love with the Osa and remember it for a lifetime. You won’t remember your room a decade from now, but you will remember the gardens with a multitude of trees, plants, flowers, butterflies, insects, monkeys, hummingbirds, scarlet macaws, toucans and iguanas to name just a few species. Everywhere you look something is living, breathing, and moving. After all, isn’t that why you’re visiting Costa Rica?

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