We have recently remodeled four wide rooms , all with private bath, hot water and air conditioned.
One room is only for two people with a queen bed, another one has queen bed and a single bed, and two rooms have queen bed and a two stairs bed, for an occupancy of four people.
we don't have TV sets and telephone in the rooms, but there is free Wi-Fi in the rooms and in the restaurant, Il Giardino en la Playa!!, that is facing the Ocean front.
The furniture are simple but functional, the bed of good quality and the cleaning and hygiene are absolutely of first importance for us, both for the rooms and for the preparation of our legendary recipes.
We are located at 100 metres East from the Public Pier, directly on the fine sand Beach, where sea turtles come to feed on the weeds of the bottom, and where is possible to watch a lot of sea bird and Dolphins.
In the Mangroves in the back of the Hotel lives a group of Capucine Monkeys that, often come to eat the fruit of the restaurant while Scarlet macaws come to feed on the Almond trees of the front , on the beach.
The bus stop is at 800-900 metres from us, the ferry boat from Golfito is docking at the Public pier, at 150 metres, and the road from S. Jose' is now almost perfect.
for staying of any length, is possible to study some kind of plan that include breakfast, lunch and dinner, in any combination, up to offer sandwiches made with our fresh made bread to the people that want to hike of do some sea tour, all things that we can help to organize directly, using our net or safe and professional collaborators, including too flights reservation and car renting.
This Hotel/ Restaurant is our home too, where we live, sleep and work, so we will receive you as some of our long time friends, with all the benefit of this , but we don't have friends that aren't less than educated, polite, clean and interesting.
We are available for to try to satisfy any needs as special diet or to help with planning your trip.
We try to maintain our rates the lowest is possible and we need your help for this: please, turn lights and the Air conditioner off when you are not in the room, and don't waste the precious water of the Osa Peninsula.
Hôtel très bien situé en bord de mer, idéal pour manger avec une magnifique vue sur le golfe. Les propriétaires et le personnel sont très serviables et se plient en quatre pour vous rendre le séjour encore plus agréable.
Petit bémol pour la chambre un peu spartiate et le coin TV et lecture se trouvent directement dans le couloir des chambres, on manque un peu d'intimité (la photo de la chambre sur le site ne reflète pas la réalité). Mais la gentillesse des propriétaires l'emporte largement.
We stayed one night at Il Giardino. It is a decent place on the beach in the lovely small town of Puerto Jiminez. The host was most helpful (we locked ourselves out of the bathroom). We had breakfast of fruit, toast and beverages at a table right beside the beach. The room was clean, the shower was huge. I awoke early to see if I could take pictures of some of the birds outside but it was too early (the gate was padlocked so I had to wait). I still got awesome pictures including toucans and macaws that were less than 3 blocks away.
We decided not to stay at Giulio's place as we were expecting something different. The room was clean and perfect for backpackers on a budget. The menu of his Italian restaurant out front looked authentic and very appetizing. Giulio was very understanding and graciously refunded us 2 nights stay, even though he had a strict cancellation policy. Giulio is a very kind and generous person. Thank you !
We had a great time in Puerto Jimenez! The room is basic but it was a great location, so close to the beach and a short walk into town. We rented bikes and explored that way too. Thanks for sharing your rooms with us!
Steps from the warm, still waters of the Golfo Dulce, this hotel and restaurant was just what my girlfriend and I needed after a three-day hike in the Corcovado. They nursed my girlfriend's sore throat as soon as we arrived with hot water and salt, hot chamomile tea with honey and lemon, and copious lime aguas frescas (for small fees). The food is terrific, and after weeks of casados, it was a nice change to have Italian pasta that did not come with gallo pinto, however much I like the quintessential Tico dish. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. And scarlet macaws, capuchins and vultures could be spotted on the property during our one-night stay. All told, a fine place to make your way in or out of Costa Rica's most teeming selva. Word to the wise, if you're leaving this hotel early (or I imagine getting in late), speak to the owners.
We stayed in 2 different rooms while we were there, and ate at their restaurant. The family, including the mother and daughter, are very warm and kind, made us feel welcome and helped with local directions. The casual Italian style of the restaurant is charming, on a pretty spot overlooking the sea, and the food is a nice change from the local Tico style. We found the quality of the food to be pleasant but not special, a bit pricey for the situation, but a fun place to eat and hang out. The rooms are clean and simple with few features, and appropriate for casual travelers and backpackers.
When we attempted to leave at 4am for a tour, we found the front door padlocked and could not get out. We put on our headlamps and looked everywhere in the dark for a second exit and could find none. We had to call the owner to wake him up, who pointed out the location of the keys to get out and told us this should have been explained to us (we had not been told). The biggest worry wasn’t so much the temporary inconvenience, but the idea that if there were a fire, we and others sleeping there would have been in serious danger (breaking through a window in our back room drops you directly into a mangrove swamp, which is neat to look at in the day but probably a risk for crocs). I hope this gets improved, because it’s otherwise a pretty good choice within Puerto Jimenez.
This BnB is probably unique in the world: it is an Italian restaurant of some reknown in front and our room and bathroom looked out onto a mangrove swamp. Gulio was a very accommodating host. Our cell phone did not work in Costa Rica and he let us use his phone for numerous calls. His wife Cecilia also helped us arrange a trip to the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary across the gulf and coupled it with a very successful dolphin expedition. All in all, highly recommended.
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