1. La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel

150 m oeste del aeropuerto, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Costa Rica
  based on 19 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 19 reviews
Best place to stay in Puerto Jimenez

I totally recommend this place. very good location, you can see a lot of wild animals around the camp. And the owner, Andrew is legend. He helped me organize a lot of things.

Thanks for enjoying the place Norbert. It was a pleasure to host you. Enjoy the rest of your visit to CR.

replied by the owner (12/18/2019 2:37:50 PM)

Single traveller  |  PH Deluxe Twin AC  |  stayed in 12/2019

Angie encina

Palapa was absolutely fantastic! Surrounded by forest and amazing animals all over! The staff were great! Andrew and family made us feel like home. We stayed 5 nights and would have stayed more! Thank you so much to the palapa staff

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay Angie and Tom. Come back and see us again when time permits. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (12/28/2019 1:48:44 AM)

Young couple  |  PH1 Deluxe Single Private Toilet AC  |  stayed in 12/2019

Josh (USA)

Can't say anything bad about this place. Andrew and his wife are extremely friendly and helpful. I had an early departure (4:30am) and they made sure coffee was prepared for me. It's a great space in a great location with a great staff. Would definitely recommend this place and stay again myself!

Glad to read that we were able to have your coffee ready for 4:30 am Josh. Thanks for recommending us. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (11/23/2019 1:30:17 AM)

Single traveller  |  PH Single Bed Shared Dorm FANS  |  stayed in 11/2019

Rose & Céline (France)
Best place ever

We really loved our stay there. All the animals come directly in the hostel, the kitchen is awesome, Andrew and his wife are fantastic hosts, we totally recommend !! And we already miss it there ! Cheers ;)

And we miss you too, keep traveling, have more fun and come back whenever you want. Saludes

replied by the owner (11/24/2019 12:01:25 AM)

Single traveller  |  PH Single Bed Shared Dorm FANS  |  stayed in 11/2019

Best place to stay in puerto Jimenez

Best place to stay in Puerto Jimenez!! We saw macaws, parrots and even a cappucin monkey in the garden. And there is free coffee all day long! Andrew is an awesome host and gave us so much information about the tours offered and how to get around and where to go next. We really enjoyed our stay here!

So happy you liked our tropical abode. Come back whenever you want. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (11/26/2019 2:09:03 AM)

Not specified  |  PH Single Bed Shared Dorm FANS  |  stayed in 11/2019

fiona (dormitory)

Andrew is an awesome owner, he really cares about his guests and helps if needed. The girl at the bar prepares the best cocktails with sirop that she made with fruits!! You can find all kind of animals in the hostel and that is amazing

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay Fiona. You were great guests. Continue to enjoy your CR vacation. We hope to see you another time in the future. Fun Travels Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (12/1/2019 2:50:58 AM)

Young couple  |  PH1 Deluxe Single Private Toilet AC  |  stayed in 11/2019

Perfect place to experience nature

On arrival we were not only welcomed by our cheerful and humorous host Andrew, but also by howler monkeys, aras, crabs, ... It was amazing to wake up to the sound of wild animals every morning. Andrew was always supportive and provided us with all the information we needed. We really enjoyed our stay in Puerto Jimenez!

So happy to read that you had a great visit to our retreat Judith. Keep traveling!

replied by the owner (12/2/2019 4:49:04 PM)

Group  |  PH Deluxe Twin AC  |  stayed in 11/2019


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

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