Wide Mouth Frog, Quepos

Quepos Town Centre
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Wide Mouth Frog Reviews

Wide Mouth Frog has the feel of a hotel with dorm-style accommodation and the amenities of a hostel.

The Location

Wide Mouth Frog is located in the main town of Quepos, about a three-minute walk from the local bus station that services both San Jose and the Manuel Antonio National Park. It takes approximately twenty minutes to get to the park from the hostel, and it isn't really within walking distance as it is quite hilly and there is no sidewalk, so to get to the park you definitely need to take the bus. The supermarket and the waterfront are also short walks from the hostel.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms here are really large and spacious. They have comfortable bedding and mattresses for a good night's sleep. The room has fans to keep you cool if it is warm sleeping during the night. They have lockers in the rooms also that are fairly small, but large enough to store any valuables you have, provided that you have your own lock.

The bathrooms are divided by gender. There are four toilets and four showers in each, so you never have to wait to use the facilities.

Common Spaces

All of the rooms here are centred around a pool that can hang about in during the day, which is a luxury for those hot days. They also have a kitchen that you can cook meals in and they serve a free breakfast of oatmeal and juice here in the mornings. If you're not much of an oatmeal fan, there is a restaurant that backs onto the hostel, where you can purchase breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for reasonable prices compared to other restaurants around town. They bring it to you in the large dining area within the hostel that adjoins these areas.

Upstairs above this, they also have an area with a sofa, television, and some bean bags for relaxing out of the sun but still enjoying being outside.


This is a great little place to set yourself up in Quepos to explore the region. It is affordable and the accommodation is really comfortable, and having the restaurant kitchen and the pool makes it extra convenient if you are having a lazy day.
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Published on May 2, 2018


Even from the name ‘Wide Mouth Frog' you can tell that this backpackers in Quepos, Manuel Antonio is going to be different. The imposing white wall and archway overlooked by large mature Christmas Palms and numerous banana plants makes it seem like the entrance to an old manor house or a classy hotel rather than a backpackers.

It calls itself a backpackers and does indeed have four brand new dorms, holding between five and twelve people each, along with a beautifully tiled shower block with hot water, but it is the cleanliness, atmosphere and facilities which make it stand out.

Sitting under the traditionally made sun umbrellas, watching the light from the reflection of the crystal clear pool (check out the wicked frog logo under water) dance across the palm and mango trees it is obvious why the owners (a Kiwi and Brit couple) believe they have created a paradise in central Quepos.

If the $7 dorm room does not appeal fear not for the 6 private rooms ($25 for 2 people) are very large and all newly decorated. You would then be able to cook in the outdoor kitchen, sit under the teak/bamboo rancho and listen to music whilst meeting other travellers, or relax in one of the hammocks and still enjoy the luxury of a private room with bathroom, fridge and air con ($10 extra).
Quepos had boomed in the last two years and is still expanding. The night life, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, local sodas, shops etc are all in Quepos and the fact that Manuel Antonio national park and stunning beach is only a 10 min & 25 cents bus journey away (with the buses running every half an hour all day) more and more people are now choosing to stay in Quepos to avoid paying the much higher prices of Manuel Antonio itself.

Situated only 125m east of the bus station in Quepos (head towards the football pitch or post office) and previously called Villas Mar y Sol, the new owners Maree and Crispy have done wonders to turn it into the Wide Mouth Frog or La Rana Bocona as it is becoming known locally. Things like the bohemian TV room with sofas, Arabian style drapes and soft ceiling, the hand made papier-mâché objet d'art, the obvious effort which has gone into their gardens (there are bananas, mangos, papayas, coconuts, pineapples, orchids, haleconias, pumpkin, bromeliads and tree ferns to name but a few) and the overall relaxed and friendly vibe you feel here all contribute to making this without a doubt the best value for money option for your stay in Quepos, Manuel Antonio.

Location and Contact


Quepos is on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, 1 hour south of Jaco. It is a 3 hour bus journey from the capital San Jose. There are numerous bars and restaurants, 5 banks, internet cafes, travel shops and souvenir shops. There are several tours to do from Quepos including White Wate rafting, canopy safari, horse riding, dolphin watch, sport fishing (Quepos is rated in the top 5 places in the world for sport fishing), snorkelling, hiking, kayaking, mangrove swamps, waterfalls. Of course ther is Manuel Antonio national park. This is the smallest national park in Costa Rica and the number two tourist destination (second to Monte Verde). Quepos is booming and is becomming more appealling to tourists every year. It has a fantastic mix of locals, ex pats, Costa Rican people who holiday here and tourists.



Address: 125m East of the bus station, towards the Post Office, Quepos Town Centre, Quepos (Manuel Antonio National Park), Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

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Website Wide Mouth Frog Quepos widemouthfrog.org
Phone Number: (506) 777 2798
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Facilities and Amenities


Entirely Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup

Credit Card Payments

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 07:00am - 10:00pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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