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La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping

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La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping: RV/motorhome/campervan pitches

General

  • Friendly, laidback site in four acres of tropical gardens
  • Walking distance from shops, bars and restaurants of Puerto Jiménez
  • Well-equipped communal kitchen and bar on site

Palapas, chozas, ranchos… qué? Well, lingo fans, they’re all kinds of handmade thatched dwellings, and their simple functional style is what’s inspired the folks behind La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping.

Tradition meets tropical at this chilled-out place, on a four-acre plot of tropical garden in Puerto Jiménez, a short hop from pristine Puntarenas beaches on the Osa Peninsula. Taking custody of their little slice of Eden seriously, the owners here have set things up to be carbon-neutral and create minimal impact on the spectacular surrounds.

The result is a place where you’re encouraged to slow down and appreciate the natural world. You can slope off to secluded Playa Platanares beach (20 minutes’ drive away), kayak through peaceful mangroves and take tours to the nearby Corcovado National Park, or you can simply settle down on site and wait for the wildlife to come to you: raccoons, monkeys, scarlet macaws and toucans are likely to show up if you sit quietly for a bit, or wander off on one of the estate's walking trails.

Pull up a chair at the bar or in one of the shared lounge areas instead, or take your cooking supplies to the communal kitchen and you’re likely to encounter fellow humans too: there’s a friendly vibe among the travellers here, and the staff too (they’re here all night to help you out, and will happily sort luggage storage if you’re off on a jaunt). Free wifi, table tennis and bike racks are thrown in too to help you fill some downtime.

Please note

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 16/12 and 30/04 (subject to weather conditions).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Bookings must not be for more than 180 consecutive nights.

The kitchen facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Entertainment and activities are available between 16/12 and 30/04.

The bar facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.


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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat, 150 metres west of the airport, Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 60702
  • Timezone America/Costa_Rica Central Standard Time (GMT-06:00)   GPS 8.5354°N 83.3026°W

Directions


The site is 150 metres west of the airport, in front of the laundromat and ice vendor.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

‘One of the most biologically intense places on earth’, according to National Geographic… that’s a pretty strong advert for the Osa Peninsula, eh? Much of the peninsula’s given over to the Corcovado National Park, home to the only remaining tropical primary lowland rainforest in the world, and a habitat for all sorts of unusual creatures. It’s best to go on a guided tour if you’re seeking out such species – organise your outings in Puerto Jiménez.

Wildlife wonders don’t just stick to dry land, and neither do you have to. Activity centres in town can sort out days of mangrove kayaking, birdwatching boat tours and ocean outings in search of dolphins, whales and turtles (with a spot of snorkelling and swimming if conditions permit).

And you’ll not be wanting to miss out on the beach action around here. Puerto Jiménez looks out onto the calm waters of Golfo Dulce and its beaches are of the sandy, secluded variety. One of the best nearby is Playa Platanares – drive there in 20 minutes or take a bike ride through the countryside and past little farms for an insight into local life.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The site owners strongly suggest arriving during daylight hours with enough time to pitch your own or rental tents.

La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping on arrival.

Pitches: a US$20.00 (£14.89) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Bank transfer
Cash
Diners Club
Discover
JCB
MasterCard
PayPal
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping? ‘One of the most biologically intense places on earth’, according to National Geographic… that’s a pretty strong advert for the Osa Peninsula, eh? Much of the peninsula’s given over to the Corcovado … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    The site owners strongly suggest arriving during daylight hours with enough time to pitch your own or rental tents.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at La Palapa Hut Hostel and Camping? From £12.16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
The bar facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The kitchen facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 180 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 16/12 and 30/04.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
Pitches: a US$20.00 (£14.89) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 16/12 and 30/04 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m..

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