2. Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat

Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat, 150 m oeste del aeropuerto, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Costa Rica
  based on 6 reviews

 Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat is a naturalist's delight located in Puerto Jimenez, 300 meters to the town center and 300 meters to the beach. It's a small group of indiscreet structures nestled into 4 acres of property bordering the mangrove, creek & forest. Some species of animals live on-site while others traverse twice daily, in the morning and again in the afternoon. It's a camouflaged collection of rooms and cabins connected by trails, raised walkways & bridges supplemented with garden sitting areas, hammocks & open-air lounges. Our accommodations are for people looking for an authentic, tropical experience at a reasonable price. We strive diligently to maintain a healthy level of cleanliness & comfort in this crazy wild spot between the primeval Osa forest of Corcovado & the abundant tropical waters of the "Golfo Dulce" & Pacific ocean.

 Common wildlife sightings on the property include: four species of Monkey, Kinkajou, Raccoon, Coatis, Armadillo, Anteater, Sloth, Raptors, Toucans, Scarlet Macaw, Crocodile, Cayman, Lizards, Snakes, Beetles, Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Herons, Iguanas & various other Birds, Insects, Reptiles & Amphibians. When you need a break from the wildlife, kick back and enjoy the colorful surroundings & tropical amenities. The open-air lounge is decorated with beautiful, hand painted murals showcasing the "Monkey Bar" complete with a transparent ceiling and a "suita palm" palapa roof. The large communal kitchen is loaded with everything you need to cook up a storm. It's great for socializing. Enjoy it as much as we have over the years, but please remember to clean up after yourself. If you don't want to cook just order from our neighbours, their menus are placed in the kitchen or go for a walk with easy access to more than 20 eating establishments in town, many of which will deliver their dishes for a small fee. You can walk everywhere in town so a car is not required.

 Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat is not just a place to lay your head, it's a truly overwhelming immersion into a tropical environment. It's our family's gift to you, so please enjoy. Check out the photo gallery if you want to see what we're talking about. 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 which we hope aids in your decision to visit us versus so many other options. Guests can now hike and/or camp in the rainforest, at the beach or in town, so ask about our excursions at check in or contact us through the website. If you just can't wait click here to review Activities, Excursions & Tours.  

 Pura Vida from Familia Gray Ortega & our entire team. See you at La Chosa

  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Shared Garden
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm, Suitable for events, Wheelchair accessible,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Housekeeper Included
Check in:
2:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat 150 m oeste del aeropuerto, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Costa Rica

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based on 6 reviews
Cara Stutzman (Virginia Beach, VA- USA)
Calm piece of heaven

This was our second time staying at La Chosa. Always Excellent and friendly service. The rooms are always clean. Everyone else has already touched on the benefits of the location. La Chosa just feels like home. When you return from a day of adventure or time at the beach... you just feel like you are coming home to a secluded little piece of tranquility. No one pesters you but they are there if you need them. A surprising number of birds and mammals visit given the hotel’s proximity to town. Being next to a mangrove really helps you to see critters from a different ecosystem. We could have spent all of our time at a beach hotel, but I had to go back to La Chosa for at least one night because we enjoy it so much and it is a great place to decompress and get yourself ready for a return flight to San Jose the next day.

It's always a pleasure to read comments from our repeat guests Cara, so thank you, but more importantly it's great to read that you really enjoy our natural decompression chamber. That's why it exists, so come back whenever you can. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (8/20/2019 5:06:35 PM)

Young couple  |  Iguana Classic Double 10  |  stayed in 8/2019

Eric Vos / OonaTravel

+ It was nice to be able to return to Chosa Manglar. This place not only gives you a sense of home but also a sense of nature; being welcomed by a large iguana or mono congos does something to a person. But there is much more to admire from your room! These rooms are clean, have a private bathroom with excellent shower and airco. Door and windows have protections against mosquitoes. Moreover, coffee and water are ready for you. Problems are always solved quickly, ranging from air conditioning, toilet, door lock or other inconveniences. The location is ideal, out of the busy center and yet within walking distance of everything and close to the airstrip! - It would be good to pay more attention to the cleanliness of the kitchen. Some materials may be renewed once in a while and clean dishwashers and towels are also welcome.

Thanks for your comments Eric. They are much appreciated. As we have a communal kitchen it is difficult to stay on top of everything all of the time but we will try harder. Hope to see you and your group again next year. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (7/25/2019 7:59:31 PM)

Group  |  Mapache Classic Double 9  |  stayed in 7/2019

Mia (Belgique )

Great location. Friendly staff. Wildlife around. Highly recommended.

Mature couple  |  Courtyard Standard Double  |  stayed in 2/2019

Wonderful quiet place in Puerto Jiminez

Our stay here at Chosa Manglar was absolutely lovely. Due to unforseen plan change (I forgot my drivers license at home) we bused from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez, arriving much later than originally planned with our vehicle. Upon arrival, we were greeted, asked if we wished them to order us in some food before everything closed. It is very quiet and the Cabinas are very private. The common kitchen and Salon communal area were spotlessly clean, as were the Rooms/Cabinas. The kitchen was very organized for storage of individuals food. Everyone is very helpful, from night security to front desk. If you have no Spanish, English is spoken. I will be staying there when I make my annual trek to see our dentist.

Sandra it's always good to read that our guests feel welcomed when they arrive. Thanks for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Pura Vida, Andrew and Jackie

replied by the owner (1/14/2019 5:22:15 AM)

Mature couple  |  Signature Garden Double  |  stayed in 1/2019

Philippe (Québec, Canada)

This hotel was great. It was located exactly in the middle between the bus terminal and the beach (approx 10min walk from each). The hotel is all surrounded by nature, so you can see trees, flowers, butterflies and even a family of spider monkeys that came very close. The rooms are very clean, with private shower and bathrooms, and they have air conditioning. The people at the front desk were really helpfull and nice. We booked a trekking tour with the hotel that went on the border of the Corcovado for half the price of what agencies around proposed. The tour was really great, with guides showing us a lot of animals (monkeys, crocodiles, aras, toucans,etc) and giving explanations for medicinal and edible plants. We also got to drink A LOT of excellent coconut water. I greatly recommend this hotel, it was the best in our whole trip in Costa Rica!

Young couple  |  Signature Garden Twin  |  stayed in 1/2019

Héctor Díaz (Mexico)
Nice place to stay at Puerto Jiménez.

Nice place to stay at Puerto Jiménez.

Thanks for visiting Hector. Hope to see you again. Pura Vida!, Andrew y Jacqui

replied by the owner (1/27/2019 3:09:59 PM)

Young couple  |  Classic Garden Double  |  stayed in 1/2019

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