Our dorms with Fans fit 4 comfortable guests, plugs for chargers, shelves and hangers for your stuff, just meters away from the beach and surf spots in Costa Rica.
Our dorms fit 4 comfortable guests, plugs for chargers, shelves and hangers for your stuff.
BBQ area, Communal outdoor Kitchen, Fruit Garden!, Hammocks, free WiFi and complimentary morning coffee.
Interaction with Guests
This is our house so you will always find us @ Kokua. We work daily on our orchard, we are nature lovers, we love surfing and showing around the area to our guests. If work permits... we'll try to tag along with you. We know the best places around the area, including the secret ones ;) We also love cooking!! so long dinner tables with laughs and (website hidden) are part of our DNA. We would love to hear your story.
Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are towns facing the Pacific Ocean, nestled into the coastal mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula, touching the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. Santa Teresa is surfable almost every day (that's why most of us are here!) we're close by to waterfalls and fresh water rivers. Monkeys and Iguanas are seen daily.
Wake up to the sound of nature, grab a mug of our complimentary coffee and mingle outside with the squirrels or fellow travelers, lay on a hammock or just take a 3 minutes walk to the beach and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Central America.
Whether you´re looking for AC comfort or just a hammock in our fruit garden, in Kokua Hostel we have you covered.
By Car - Driving from the San Jose Airport to Puntarenas takes approx. 2 hours. In Puntarenas you board the car ferry to Paquera (40 minutes ride) across the Golf of Nicoya. From Paquera it takes about 1 hour to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa.
By bus – there is a direct bus from San Jose that leaves from San Carlos Bus Station. Bus schedule may change but usually the bus leaves at 6am and 2 pm, every day.
By shuttle – we can help arrange direct transportation from San Jose (airport) to Kokua and back.
By Air - Malpais, Santa Teresa is 40 minutes away from the domestic airport of Tambor. There are daily flights from San Jose to/from Tambor. The flight is about 35 minutes. Fly direct from San Jose to Tambor, we can arrange a taxi transfer to pick you up, it takes about an hour to reach the Hostel and costs $45.
Other Things to Note
Please note: Cancellation Policy: 48 hours before the arrival Check in: 2.00 – 9.00 pm Check out: (phone number hidden) am Method of Payment upon arrival: Cash only! Breakfast is not included, just complimentary coffee :)
Kokua Hostel has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
In peace and harmony
My friend and I were looking for a place to stay near the beach last minute during high season. We contacted Maximo and he replied right away, and was very helpful with directions and tips before we even booked. He and Fatima (and their darling pets) offer a laid-back, friendly environment with a creative, tropical, environmentally-conscious atmosphere. They also have great taste in music, and seemed able to find an extra tent or bed for whoever showed up. There are plenty of hammocks and communal areas for eating and chilling and bonfires, and they even offer an extra bike for quick errands. The beds and bedding left a bit to be desired, but they said they're working on that. They also don't have a safe-box, but were gracious about storing valuables in their room. Overall, the hosts' hospitality and laid back vibe make this place a great option for the price and the location is very close to good restaurants and surf.
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