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“Home Base for Osa Adventures” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cabinas Jimenez

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Cabinas Jimenez
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Puerto Jimenez
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
109 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Home Base for Osa Adventures”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

It's nice when a "home base" starts to feel like home. This was our second stay at Cabinas Jimenez, and we had fond memories of exploring beautiful Golfo Dulce in John's boat and learning our way around Puerto Jimenez on bumpy bicycles.
This time, having spent the previous week in a rustic tent and traveled by bus all day, we arrived at Cabinas Jimenez like it was a sanctuary. Clean dry beds, efficient fans or air conditioning, warm water showers, an in-room refrigerator... all this would have been comfort enough, but the friendly staff warmed our hearts with helpful tips, directions to dinner and a giant umbrella to get us on our way. They let us store a bag for a week while we hiked Corcovado and visited Carate, and they helped us sort out logistics of unexpected rains and closed roads.
On a sunny day, we helped ourselves to the hotel's kayaks and lounged by the pool. Another great attribute at Cabinas Jimenez are the other guests. Interesting conversations always are available among adventurous international travelers. This place just has easy, no frills character.

Room Tip: Rooms are basic, but clean, with hand painted murals and everything you need.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Amanda T
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cabinasjimenez, Owner at Cabinas Jimenez, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Hi Atlanta, Georgia, Thank you for your review of Cabinas Jimenez, the home base of the Osa Peninsula. It was a pleasure to take you out in my boat. I am also pleased to hear that you wrote a very nice compliment about my friendlt staff. And that you made good use of the kayaks, and the swimming pool. Hope to see you again, John owner of Cabinas Jimenez
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San Jose, Ca
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

We loved being at Cabinas Jimenez. My family (husband and two daughters ages 12 and 10) have been to Costa Rica many times but this was the first time I felt they really got a sense of a Costa Rican village. Plenty to do (toured Finca Kobo and took the excellent dolphin tour), as well as just hang out in the pool and very warm but silty ocean. Room was well appointed (we stayed in the private bungalow) and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank monicarichards
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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

recently I dropped some friends off at cabinas jimenez for an overnight stay prior to catching their plane to san jose. The cabinas are on the waterfront on the edge of town and a minute's drive from anywhere in puerto jimenez. I was very impressed with the clean and plesant rooms with air con and the bar/pool area. Although dinner or lunch aren't served, a short walk to 'Pizza Mail it' or one of the waterfront restaurants will provide you with a great meal. The rooms have fridges and some have microwaves so you can always stock up on food and enjoy a light meal looking out over the Golfo Dulce and maybe a chance sighting of dolphins or hump backed whales. The staff are friendly and obliging and can offer a diverse range of tours if you wish to stay longer. I was thinking of having a mini break myself , even though Cabo Matapalo is less than an hours drive and that is where I spend most of my time. This is a great place to stay if you want to be centrally located and explore the Osa - a truly unique and magical place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carol c
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cabinasjimenez, Manager at Cabinas Jimenez, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Hi Carol, thank you for your wonderful review of Cabinas Jimenez. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again, John owner of Cabinas Jimenez
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

My wife and I stayed there last week in Cabina #1 with a fantastic view of the gulf just feet from the water. Tom and crew were great, room was clean, A/C and shower worked — what more could you ask for?

Room Tip: We don't have anything to compare it to, but room #1 was great.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ray M
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cabinasjimenez, Owner at Cabinas Jimenez, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Hi Ray, thank you for your nice trip advisor review of Cabinas Jimenez. It was such a pleasure yo have guests, like your self, stay here. What more can you ask for..! John owner of Cabinas Jimenenz
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Boquete, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

cabinas jimenez is outstanding. Enjoyed layout of facility, gives good privacy while giving you best view. Everything is very clean including pool. Rooms are also very clean and comfortable. A/C, fans, ceiling fans, big bath. Bicycles and kayaks they provide for free all day is a +! Management is very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be coming back!

Room Tip: suits have an awesome balcony
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Abdu A
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cabinasjimenez, Owner at Cabinas Jimenez, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Hi Boguete Panama, Thank you for your " Outstanding review " on Trip Advisor ! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cabinas Jimenez. And also, that you took advantage of the free use of Bikes and Kayaks . Hope to see you soon. John Cabinas Jimenez
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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Cabinas Jimenez was everything we could have hoped for. It was in a nice quiet area of town. The air-conditioned rooms were beautiful, clean, and well-equipped. We stayed there 2 different times - once in cabina #1 which had it's own private balcony and once in room #11 which had a nice porch with a view of the ocean over the pool. The staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations for restaurants. We used the bikes to cruise around time. Very relaxing. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GwenG28
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cabinasjimenez, Owner at Cabinas Jimenez, responded to this review, 27 July 2013
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. I am happy to hear that you had a good time at Cabinas Jimenez. Hope to see you again, in the Osa Peninsula. John
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Fort myers
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

We stay here at Cabinas Jimenez before traveling elsewhere. Rooms are gorgeous, lots of wood and wall decorations. Terrific view of Golfito Bay. Nice staff. We were happy to see they added on some new rooms. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

Room Tip: Get the rooms with the bay view, worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank serengetijane
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Property: Cabinas Jimenez
Address: on Main Street - 50 meters from the end of the soccer field | directly on the Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#4 Family Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#4 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabinas Jimenez is located on the Osa Peninsula, in Puerto Jimenez, on a quiet street at the edge of Puerto Jimenez, and directly on the Golfo Dulce. Comfortable new beds and linens, A/C, hot showers, mini-fridge, coffee makers are just a few of the amenities offered. A new pool, free wireless internet, kayaks, bicycles, and a cheerful and helpful staff will make your stay at Cabinas Jimenez truly memorable! Explore Corcovado National Park, Go Fishing, Surfing…Come and explore all the Osa has to offer! ... more   less 
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