First things first: You must go to Bolita. If you go to just one place in Costa Rica, Bolita is it.
Starting with the journey to the hostel, it is a quest - you ford a shallow river and hike up into the jungle. This is where the magic starts.
But it's only just begun.
I went to Bolita for 3 days. Two weeks later and I finally escaped. Paradise is hard to escape from.
I can't begin to describe the beauty of the rainforest - you'll have to go and lie in a hammock, watching the vibrantly coloured Scarlet Macaws, hearing the Howler Monkeys roar, and feeling affection for the dopey sloth in a nearby tree. Once you're thoroughly chilled out, it's time for an adventure - get ready for the experience of a lifetime. Bolita has many hiking trails through the untouched rainforest, and it truly is like stepping into Avatar. Your senses will be basked in awe.
With something like 14 waterfalls to reach, each hike comes with a spectacular reward.
Bolita is unique, and I have to say that in nearly 40 countries, this was the most profound experience I've had at a hostel. The other guests were all great people. Boring people don't cross rivers. Ron, the owner, is a great guy and quite a character - be sure to get to know him.
"You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE ONLY HOSTEL RIGHT BESIDE CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK:15 km of amazing trails, fascinating wildlife, and excellent bird watching. Bolita is a semi sustainable eco lodge on 61 hectares, 150 acres, in the forest reserve of the Osa Peninsula. Surrounded by rain forest, with spectacular views of the Golfo Dulce and Corcovado Park, with the ocean and beach in sight 14 km away. With special attention placed on reusing and reducing all waste products, no garbage has been taken off the land for the last seven years. We recycle and compost it all. Emersion in language and culture in the town of 191 people. Gold mining, horses, bird watching, and guided tours are available; all served by the local community at no profit to Bolita. Explore Rio Tigre and take a swim. There are many waterfalls including the well known Bonanza. Visit the neighboring village of Dos Brazos (Tigre) for gold mining, bird, and horse tours, or just relax in a hammock. Gas stoves, pots, pans and dishes provided with fresh spring fed drinking water. Bring food. No refrigeration or food on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bolita Hostel Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez