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Sorry, at the moment we are closed for the rainy season, but will re-open Dec. 15 2015. As well as dorm beds we will offer 2 person cabinas at $35 / 2 people for the 2015/16 season.

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Bolita Rainforest Hostel

The Space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 10
Room type: Shared room


Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 14%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

We are nestled in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, next to the small gold mining village of Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre.

Stay in the original farmhouse, cook your own food. Hear the birds and Howler monkeys every morning as you watch the sunrise over the Golfo Dulce. There is an updated kitchen, roofed picnic table, and hammocks for relaxing. For sleeping, you have a choice of comfortable dorm style single beds complete with mosquito nets, or a double private bed, all at just $12 pp/n including the use of our trails! Coming up Bolita Rainforest Cabinas starting Dec. 15 2015.


No electricity or refrigeration on site. Food can be purchased at one of the two small grocers in Dos Brazos, but please note they are closed on Sunday. For a wider selection, and fresh fruits and vegetables, shop in Puerto Jimenez before making your way to Bolita

Once you are in Dos Brazos, follow the signs to the office, which is a 7 minute walk from the bus stop. We will check you in, orient you, and send you on your way for the beautiful, but slightly aggressive 30 minute hike (by foot only) through the rainforest, up to Bolita. You're welcome to leave extra packs at the office during your stay. You must arrive at the Bolita office before 5:00 pm, in order to do the hike before dark.


New "El Tigre" trail into Corcovado park, slated to open at the end of 2014!!!

Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre (sometimes called just Dos Brazos, or just El Tigre), translated means two arms of the Tiger River, which originates deep in Corcovado Park. About 40 years ago Dos Brazos was a gold mining town, with thousands of residents big equipment and plenty of gold. Today Dos Brazos is a sleepy little town of about 300 inhabitants.
It's a small oasis of civilization, surrounded by the jungle of the forest reserve that encompasses Corcovado.

From Puerto Jimenez: A micro bus goes to Dos Brazos from the "Super 96" grocery store, located a block away from the main street on weekdays at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The 14 kilometer trip takes 40 minutes and costs $2 US, but no weekend service. You can also get here by taxi for about $20 US. Return is at 6:00 am., and 12:00 noon.

Bring food and a Flashlight, no electricity/ refrigeration on site, except for a Solar powered USB charging station. You may also charge your devices at the Bolita office in Dos Brazos.

Guest Access

There are two small grocers, a Soda, and a Bar in town. As well, we can arrange Corcovado park, birding, horseback, gold mining tours for you. El Salto is a naturally formed pool in Rio Tigre. Just a 20 minute hike from town, it's a great way to spend a hot afternoon.

There is plenty to see and do in and around Dos Brazos before or after your stay at Bolita. The nearby town of Puerto Jimenez offers an extensive list of tours, including zip lining, kayaking, waterfall repelling, and guided park excursions. Nearby Matapalo has some of the regions best beaches and surfing.

Interaction with Guests

Both of the owners (Val and Ron) live in the town, which is 1/2 hour from the Hostel itself. We are always reachable by a guest phone provided, occasionally spend nights at the Hostel, and often work at the Hostel during the day.

Getting Around

The bus goes from Puerto Jimenez to Dos Brazos at 11:00 am. and 4:00 pm. From Dos Brazos to Puerto Jimenez at 6:00 am, and 12:00 noon. No weekend service!

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1 night minimum stay
The Bolita trail map. All trail use is included with your stay.

The Bolita trail map. All trail use is included with your stay.

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About the Host, Valeire

Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
Member since January 2014


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