My boyfriend and I are both biologists and Costa Rica came as a highly recommended spot to see nature. After backpacking across the majority of Costa Rica it was fairly disappointing to find that the only way to get into remote natural areas was eco-lodges which were out of our budget. The Osa is known to be one of the nicest natural areas in Costa Rica but even getting into the National Park is a hassle and also expensive.
This being said, finding Bolita was a miracle! The owner is amazingly friendly and helpful. The hike up to the cabin is gorgeous by itself (but moderately difficult if you have all your bags), but the trails and views from the property are what captured our hearts. The rustic accommodations might not be for everyone but they were prefect for those trying to escape the big cities and enjoy wild Costa Rica. For those who are naturalists the property has feeding grounds for Chestnut-mandibled Toucans and Scarlet Macaws, a friendly endemic frog (Gulfo-Dulce Dart Frog) enjoys the shower with you and there is so much interesting wildlife. The forest here is the same as that in the park and some trails even connect. Bolita was the highlight of the two months I spent in Costa Rica. I would definitely return whenever possible.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking