Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses

Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo, Province of Limon, 1451-2050, Costa Rica | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo, is near Puerto Viejo Beach, Reef Runner Divers, and Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsWalaba Hostel & Beach Houses Puerto Viejo

    Reviewed by m_and_m_time

    My favorite place...

    Reviewed Sep 4, 2013
    by (16 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Walaba is located in Punta Uva (about 7kms from Puerto Viejo). It's the perfect location-away from the downtown tackiness of PV, but still easily accessible if you want to go eat at the restaurants, go shopping or bar hopping. (The hostel rents bicycles for about $6 a day -30 bike ride to PV)
    Basic rooms, yet cosy and relaxed ($25-35 approx, dorms cheaper).
    The shared kitchen and lounge areas (complete with hammocks) are spacious and uniquely decorated with Caribbean flare.
    The beach is 100 mts a way and it's where the jungle meets the sea. Howler monkeys are everywhere around this area-they'll wake you with their calls everyday at 6am so don't expect a sleep in! We loved this aspect of Walaba- you are so close to all the nature! There are hummingbirds, toucans and sloths all around this area, just take a walk or bikeride down the road and keep your eyes to the trees!
    The Dutch couple that are running the place are beautiful people and will be able to help you with anything.
    Awesome place, oh and that incredible attic room.....!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses Puerto Viejo

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