Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat

Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat, 150 m oeste del aeropuerto, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Costa Rica
  based on 12 reviews
Description

      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, pastureland creek, and 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 neighbors, 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 it. 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 to see what you can do while visiting just click here.


Pura Vida from Familia Gray Ortega & our entire team. See you soon!

Facilities
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Shared Garden
Policies
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
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Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat 150 m oeste del aeropuerto, Puerto Jimenez, 60702, Costa Rica

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based on 12 reviews
femke kaspers
Right in the middle of magical nature

We accidentally found this amazing place right in the middle of beautiful nature in this cute little town. Just sitting in the garden let's you see tons of wildlife, I wish we could stay longer.

Sorry you couldn't stay longer. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (3/10/2020 5:45:59 PM)

Mature couple  |  Mapache Classic Double 9  |  stayed in 3/2020

Johan (The Netherlands)
Gastvrij en geweldige locatie

Het hostel is fantastisch. Mooi opgezet en veel ruimte om de verschillende cabine. Een fraai hoofdgebouw en goede keuken. De eigenaren doen er alles aan om het je naar de zin te maken en waar mogelijk te helpen met je vragen over vervoer, excursies etc. Kortom een heerlijke plek om te verblijven.

We are very happy that you enjoyed visiting our little piece of Paradise Johan. Enjoy the rest of your visit to Costa Rica. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (1/13/2020 9:17:17 PM)

Mature couple  |  Congo Mangrove Cabin 8  |  stayed in 1/2020

Anita (New York City)
Magical jungle oasis!!!

By far the best place to stay in Puerto Jimenez for wildlife enthusiasts because in a span of a few day’s stay you are likely to see on the property, as we did, howler monkeys, white faced cabuchins, toucans, scarlet macaws, just to name a few. Yet the airport, laundromat, supermarket, the beach, seaside restaurants are just steps away. Super friendly owners Andrew and Jackie are also on hand to arrange a variety of excursions at fair prices. We will definitely be back!

We are extremely pleased we met your expectation and look forward to your return visit Anita and Pierre.

replied by the owner (1/21/2020 11:33:52 AM)

Mature couple  |  Kinkajou Hut King Suite KH  |  stayed in 1/2020

Ann
Fab

Excellent thank you.

Happy you had a good stay Ann.

replied by the owner (12/21/2019 11:02:43 AM)

Family with no Children  |  Congo Mangrove Cabin 8  |  stayed in 12/2019

Bianca (Loffenau, Germany )
Natural quiet Dschungel place

Was für eine tolle natürliche unterkunft. In der Unterkunft ist man direkt im Dschungel , mit kleinen Brücken und Stegen, Sitzgelegenheiten. Affen, ara‘s , Papageien etc schauen regelmäßig vorbei . Kleine Krebse überall und 2 Waschbären haben uns ebenfalls besucht. Die Unterkunft ist ein Traum! Das Bungalow ist genial. Man kann auf der eigenen Veranda Tiere beobachten und haben sogar ein kleines Krokodil abends entdeckt. Die Zimmer waren immer sauber , warmes Wasser , tolle Bemalungen im Raum.(dort hat man jedoch kein wlan Empfang , haben wir aber nicht gebraucht, in der Lobby hat man Empfang falls man es benötigt. Man kann direkt dort seine Touren buchen (Randal war ein super Guide) . Aufgrund unserer kleinen Kinder (3+5) sind wir nicht direkt in Corcovado rein , sondern in das Reservat welches direkt davor ist und man eigentlich die gleichen Tier sieht. Man fährt ca 1-2h dort hin , je nach regen . Andrew der Besitzer ist super nett und hilfsbereit . Wen hier etwas stört , dem ist einfach nicht mehr zu helfen . Wir empfehlen es zu 100% weiter . Awesome Bungalow directly in the jungle . Clean, hot water , good matrasses , privacy and company as you wish. You have to book this place !!! Vielen Dank Andrew für die tolle Zeit !!!

Bianca I'm so happy all of you including the kids had such a great time. It's always great to read great reviews like this. Thanks for your visit. Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (11/23/2019 1:27:16 AM)

Family with young children  |  Congo Mangrove Cabin 8  |  stayed in 11/2019

Bianca (Loffenau , Germany )
Fantastic !!!

Was für eine tolle natürliche unterkunft. In der Unterkunft ist man direkt im Dschungel , mit kleinen Brücken und Stegen, Sitzgelegenheiten. Affen, ara‘s , Papageien etc schauen regelmäßig vorbei . Kleine Krebse überall und 2 Waschbären haben uns ebenfalls besucht. Die Unterkunft ist ein Traum! Das DZ ist in einem haupthaus mit 2 weiteren DZ . Mit gemütlicher Launch und Küche in der man den Kühlschrank nutzen kann. Kochen muss man aber in der Hauptküche. Und draußen ist eine Riesen überdachte Veranda mit gemütlicher Couch in der man sich beim Regen super aufhalten kann. Und auf dem Dach ist ne kleine dachterasse wo man Tiere beobachten gehen kann. Die Zimmer waren immer sauber , warmes Wasser , tolle Bemalungen im Raum, frische Handtücher, mosquito Netze (dort hat man jedoch auch guten wlan Empfang) Man kann direkt dort seine Touren buchen (Randal war ein super Guide) . Aufgrund unserer kleinen Kinder (3+5) sind wir nicht direkt in Corcovado rein , sondern in das Reservat welches direkt davor ist und man eigentlich die gleichen Tier sieht. Man fährt ca 1-2h dort hin , je nach regen . Andrew der Besitzer ist super nett und hilfsbereit . Wen hier etwas stört , dem ist einfach nicht mehr zu helfen . Wir empfehlen es zu 100% weiter . Awesome rooms directly in the jungle . Clean, hot water , good matrasses , privacy and company as you wish. You have to book this place !!! Vielen Dank Andrew für die tolle Zeit !!! Thanks andew for this great stay !

Thanks for having such a great time Bianca. It's always nice to see young families exploring and enjoying together. Come back anytime. Pura Vida, Andrew

replied by the owner (11/23/2019 1:28:34 AM)

Family with young children  |  Carablanca Double Shared Bath MH1  |  stayed in 11/2019

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
Hogar

+ 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 )
Quiet

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

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

Sandra
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

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