Hostels in Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica

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Get to know Puerto Jiménez (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Puerto Jiménez. To help you make friends with Puerto Jiménez before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Puerto Jiménez is also named and spelled Puerto Jimenez - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Puerto Jimenez is the major town from which most people explore the amazing Osa Peninsula and the Corcovado National Park. It is a quaint little town situated on the beach and you can get here on a bus from San Jose or take a boat over the peninsula. The beach itself is quite shallow and you can go and hang out and have a swim with the locals or you can start getting among the other more adventurous activities that they have to offer here.

The national park is the major draw card and you can organize with the companies here to go with a guide or tour group, or you can self guide and camp specific walks throughout the park. The most popular one is from La Leona Station through to the Sirena station, where you can camp the night or they have dorm rooms. To visit the park you first have to obtain a reservation, which you get from the Park Information Center just near the airport. You then have to go and pay for the reservation at the local bank in town and then go back to the Park Information Center to obtain your permits. Keep in mind that the bank is not open on Sundays so if you get here on a weekend you will be waiting until Tuesday to walk.

In the town there are many restaurants, a convenience store, and supermarkets where you can stock up on food supplies and a bank. You will find most of what you need during your stay here and it is all within close proximity and walking distance to the hostels in Puerto Jimenez. It is one of the best kept secrets of Costa Rica and the wildlife here is amazing. Definitely drop in to Puerto Jimenez and explore the amazing Corcovado National Park! You won't regret it!

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FAQ about Puerto Jiménez Hostels

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Osa Jungle Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Puerto Jiménez.

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Your Packing List for Puerto Jiménez

Your Packing List for Puerto Jiménez

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Puerto Jiménez Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Puerto Jiménez, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
2 Party hostels in Puerto Jiménez
Osa Jungle Hostel is the best rated
8 Average rating of all hostels

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