La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel

150 m oeste del aeropuerto, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Costa Rica
  based on 28 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 still 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 flavor of la palapa hut as soon as you enter. 

  spending time inside palapas, chozas, ranchos, and tents help 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. always walk with your camera. take great photos and then blast those moments into the digital world via 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 finally 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 about excursion options by contacting us through this site or at check-in.

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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 28 reviews
Marilyne (France)
Great stay

I came in super early without knowing anything about the place. I was pleased with everything! There is a lot of animals all around. The owner is very helpful. Great place to stay.

Thanks for your short but sweet visit Marilyne.

replied by the owner (3/8/2020 2:44:34 AM)

Single traveller  |  PH Single Bed Shared Dorm FANS  |  stayed in 3/2020

Just one word: AMAZING!

This place exceeds any expectations! I stayed in a private room in the hostel part and the facilities I got for the price were just a luxury! The hostel and hotel area is full of nature, plants, animals, you can spend days there without leaving the place and feel like it was the most relaxing day in your life. My favourite spot was one of the hammocks with the view of almond tree where the macaw parrots were feeding. The little bar is so lovely with good prices, definitely everyone has to try their chileguaro! I really hope I will be able to go back.

So happy you enjoyed your visit.

replied by the owner (3/25/2020 11:45:05 AM)

Single traveller  |  PH1 Deluxe Single Private Toilet AC  |  stayed in 3/2020

Nadja and Valentina
Great stay with many animals

It was great to stay there! We saw a lot of animals in the garden and the host was a nice guy and helped us a lot :) we would go there anytime!

Hope you continue to enjoy your CR holiday ladies. Pura vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (2/15/2020 4:19:01 PM)

Not specified  |  PH2 Deluxe Single Private Bathroom AC  |  stayed in 2/2020

Ricardo (Brazil)

Great place. The people that work there are very helpful and know the area very well. They go out of their way to help you with all your needs. The restroom door wasn’t working and they fix it in less the 30 minutes.

thanks for your kind comments Ricardo. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (3/8/2020 2:45:34 AM)

Single traveller  |  PH1 Deluxe Single Private Toilet AC  |  stayed in 2/2020

Daniel King (Canada)
Daniel King

Beautiful place to stay! Much enjoyed the green space between both sides of the hostel, the patio tables across the lobby, and the secret garden :) As a solo backpacker, the dorms were high quality. Access to multiple washrooms was great + dorm room was spacious and comfortable. Mosquito nets were a nice touch. Owner Andrew, his wife and son were all engaging, friendly and informative. Showing up without any reservations or tour plans, it was easy to get a spot booked. Having regular tour guide Randall swing by the place to pitch his available activities was a great business idea and very helpful. Kudos to Andrew and Randall. Highly recommend :)

Single traveller  |  PH Single Bed Shared Dorm FANS  |  stayed in 2/2020

Cornelia (Canada)
True paradise

Wonderful place in the middle of the nature. Don't need to go anywhere to see lots of birds and animals. Environment is well thought to offer plenty of spaces to relax. Andrew and his wife are wonderful answering to all your needs. His son makes excellent cocktails. The place is cristal clean and all the staff is warm and friendly. We loved staying there. Thanks to all

Cornelia it was a real treat to host you and your companions. Come back whenever you want. Pura Vida, Andrew, Jackie and Andrew Jr.

replied by the owner (2/3/2020 12:14:19 AM)

Mature couple  |  PH Deluxe Twin AC  |  stayed in 1/2020

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

Stephanie (France)
Awesome place to stay!!!

I was with 2 friends, we did a night in the shared dorm and then 2 nights in a private room and we had a great stay! The owner is super cool, and will help you out with any question you have. The location is great as well and you can hear animals all the time when you are on site. It’s great!

So great to read you had a super stay. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (1/3/2020 1:36:30 AM)

Other  |  PH Single Bed Shared Dorm FANS  |  stayed in 12/2019

Michael and Aviyah (Tel Aviv)
Hostel in the Jungle

I stayed three nights with my grown up son and we enjoyed very much our stay. We arrived on Xmas eve. Andrew, the hostel owner for 15 years, and his family, were ending their Xmas dinner and we immediately understood that it is a unique place, where we will feel at home. A big and cosy space where all guests can eat their own meal, drink coffee in the morning, have cocktails at the bar and play ping pong. It is amazing to stay in the middle of the jungle, hear the sounds and meet with Iguanas on the grass and see Toucans hiding and popping by on the huge trees. We hope to be back next time we come to Costa Rica!

Michael i am so happy you and your son Aviyah had a good visit with us. You are welcome back any time you can visit. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (1/3/2020 11:21:58 PM)

Not specified  |  PH1 Deluxe Single Private Toilet AC  |  stayed in 12/2019

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