1. La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel

150 m oeste del aeropuerto, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Costa Rica
  based on 12 reviews

we're happy you dropped by. sit down and relax, take a load off. it's easy to fall into a tropical rhythm in a place where thatched roof dwellings like chozas, ranchos & palapas exist. they are an essential ingredient of the historical & contemporary Osa lifestyle. they are simplicity, functionality and beauty all rolled into a really fine piece of work. you'll notice the tropical flavour of la palapa hut as soon as you enter. 

spending time inside palapas, chozas, ranchos and tents helps reduce stress. nature has a great way of doing that. at la palapa hut we invite you to enjoy the abundance of flora and fauna. we charge a couple of bucks more than an average small hostel on a noisy street in the center of town with no garden, but believe us when we say, you really should treat yourself to a super tropical experience for such a great price.

extraordinary flora and fauna can be found throughout the property. look for the crocodile, photograph the monkeys, find the hidden pond, spot the toucans and listen for the loud squawks of the vibrant multicolored lapas. hit the bridge lounge for a great selfie with the croc and remember, always walk with your camera. then blast those moments into the digital world on our free wifi. 

we recently finalized the purchase of 235 hectares or almost 600 acres of primary rain forest on the Osa Peninsula. we have become carbon neutral, a long time family and business goal. guests can now hike and/or camp in town, the rainforest or on the beach, so ask us about excursion options by contacting us through this site or during check-in. if you just can't wait, click here to see what we can offer you and yours, Activities, Excursions & Tours

pura vida, familia gray-ortega

  • Spa & Gym
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Shared Garden
Children welcome, Suitable for elderly or infirm, Suitable for events, Wheelchair accessible,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Towels not included but can be rented for $2 USD
Check in:
2:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

150 m oeste del aeropuerto , Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Costa Rica

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based on 12 reviews

The place os awesome, surrounded by forest and animals, and the owner, Andrew, tells the besta stories. Highly recommended!

Single traveller  |  PH1 Deluxe Single Private Toilet AC  |  stayed in 10/2019

Alex (Germany)
Really nice Hostel

We‘ve been in the hostel for three nights and totally recommend it. Andrew is super nice, friendly and really helpful. The nature around the Hostel is just stunning. It‘s a very good place to go for a Tour in the Corcovado parc but there are also quite nice beaches. We would definitely book the room again!

Thanks for visiting Alex and Clara. It was great to have you both around for a few days. Your comments, suggestions and insights were most welcome. I hope you continue to enjoy your visit to CR. Come back and visit us again someday. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (9/12/2019 1:40:37 AM)

Young couple  |  PH2 Deluxe Single Private Bathroom AC  |  stayed in 9/2019

Brodard Maxime (Suisse)
Mémorable séjour

Dès notre arrivée dans ce petit paradis, il y a eu des capucins et singes araignée c'était magique. L'hôte est très convivial et de bons conseils. Nous avons fait un tour en bateau pour aller voir des baleines et dauphins. C'était la encore une fois magique on en a vu 4 différentes de baleine, avec des sauts en bonus et un groupe d'une cinquantaine de dauphins encore une fois cela etait incroyable. Je recommande à 100% cet endroit. Merci encore pour l'accueil.

Monkeys, Whales and Dolphins, Wow!! Congratulations on your good luck and thanks for the kind words. Pura Vida, Andres

replied by the owner (9/12/2019 9:11:08 PM)

Mature couple  |  PH Single Bed Shared Dorm FANS  |  stayed in 9/2019

Dave Monks (Scotland)
Good choice

Nice location. People mentioned the ‘airport’. Don’t even think about it. It’s tiny and only small planes use it. Very helpful staff, good facilities and a mangrove swamp on the premises. The howler monkeys won’t wake you up but if you want to hear them, then just wake up early enough. Andrew can sort out a great guide for the forest.

Hope you made it to your next destination as planned David. Happy to read you enjoyed your visit. Keep on traveling. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (10/2/2019 12:30:54 PM)

Single traveller  |  PH Single Bed Shared Dorm AC  |  stayed in 9/2019

Daniel Goldstein (Sweden)
Amazing place!

This place is fabulously located in an area where you will see different animals on the proporty at given times. Andrés (the owner and manager) is very friendly and welcoming and will help you with anything you need. Highly recommended!

Thanks for your 2 visits Dan. We're happy to earn your recommendation. Pura Vida, Andres

replied by the owner (7/30/2019 3:34:36 PM)

Single traveller  |  PH2 Deluxe Single Private Bathroom AC  |  stayed in 7/2019


Seventeen of us stayed for three nights and loved it! What an amazing place to stay with jungle and wildlife all around. The accommodation was ideal for our requirements and Andrew was so helpful in every way. Very good value for money too. Can't recommend highly enough!

And we were happy to receive you and you group Neil. Hope your trip home was without incident. Come back if ever in the vicinity. Slainte Mhath, Andrew

replied by the owner (7/31/2019 12:24:08 PM)

Group  |  PH2 Deluxe Single Private Bathroom AC  |  stayed in 7/2019

Adams selymes (Brazil)
Nice Stay

Helpful and smiling attendants, I was lucky to have my breakfast included, stayed in a private room with AC and was all good, silently and calm, shower just outside looking the moon and stars. not a fancy place to stay as long as you intend to spend most of your days outdoors but safe, clean, good price and next to supermarket. Recommend it.

Im happy we met or bettered your expectations Adams. Potential guests please note that breakfast is not available onsite after April 2019. There are however a number of local sodas (small cafes or food providers) within walking distance happy to serve you breakfast. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (7/30/2019 3:43:53 PM)

Single traveller  |  PH AC Deluxe Single & Private Toilet  |  stayed in 3/2019

Loreen (USA)

I enjoyed my stay at La Palapa. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful— you can tell they care about their guests. The grounds are beautiful; I especially loved watching all the wildlife from the monkeys to the iguanas to the birds. They have a nice kitchen open for cooking and they have a yummy complimentary breakfast. Great stay!

Thanks for your kind words Loreen. Potential visitors please note that Breakfast is not available after April 2019. There are however a number of local sodas (small cafes or food providers) within walking distance happy to serve you breakfast. Pura vida, Andres

replied by the owner (7/30/2019 3:43:32 PM)

Single traveller  |  PH AC Single Bed in Shared Dorm  |  stayed in 3/2019

What a surprise!

We were planning to stay one night at the tent, but prolonged our visit for three more as the Palapa turned to be more comfortable than we expected. In the morning chat with owner itself, Andrew, we upgraded the camping to the private tent with our own shower for less than the fried banana price! All Team is very helpful and nice. The Hostel is taken care of and very clean. Don't worry about the nearby airport - the sound of departuring/arriving plane is more exciting than annoying. I do recommend to pass by Palapa Hut Hostel & Camping on your further way exploring beautiful Costa Rica!

It means a lot to all of us at 'La Palapa Hut' & 'Escape to the Tropics' to read your words K. Thanks for visiting us here on the Osa & may you both continue to enjoy your tropical adventure. Once again thanks for the kind words and for spreading the Palapa's good vibe! Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (1/5/2019 11:08:33 PM)

Young couple  |  Deluxe Queen Tent in Private Rancho  |  stayed in 1/2019

Tiffany (USA)
Great Place!!!

We really enjoyed our stay here and extended two or three times staying about a week. Clean facilities and well maintained. All the staff were really nice. Coffee all day - oh my goodness thank you so much! Beautiful grounds. This was a great place to base from and we would recommend. Thank you guys for all the hard work and wish you all the best.

It's great to read that our guests continue to extend their stays. To be truthful, it's really hard not to extend when everything just clicks and that happens sometimes without a doubt! Thanks for the visit and kind words Tiffany. Pura Vida, Jacqueline, Andrew y todo el equipo de La Palapa Hut y Escape to the Tropics.

replied by the owner (2/1/2019 9:58:57 PM)

Young couple  |  PH Campsite Only, 1 or 2 Campers  |  stayed in 1/2019

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