We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Poor Man's Paradise

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Poor Man\\
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 53: English reviews
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here at our end of our roundtrip trough Costa Rica. What a place to stay! First starts allready with the cool transfer by little boat trough the mangroves and across the ocean. On arrival you get of the boat in the water before getting on the beach. They get your luggage tot the hotel. They drop you of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PatrickBuijs
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have stayed here twice, and each time it reassured me why this is one of my favorite places to stay while in Costa Rica. I am one that loves remote, and understands what that means in this area of the World. DO NOT EXPECT anything other than that. If you are looking to connect with one of the most...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tomU7283KY
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We purchased the 5 day package at the resort which included a day snorkelling at Cano Island, a day in Corcovado Park, all meals and transfers. They also organized our flight from San Jose to Palmar Sur. We were not dissapointed. Everything was very well organized. We were met at the resort and escorted to our room and our lunch...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AndynSandi
Notre Dame, New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is not the Hilton. It is however the most fun you will have if you take the time to go. Our package included water transport from Sierpe ( 1 1/2 hour by boat thru the mangroves and down the coast, with a beach landing !), with the same on return. We had a beach front room. Rooms are rustic...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Brian M
La Grande, Oregon
Reviewed 28 February 2016

As the name states: this is a "poor man's paradise". rooms or shared cabanas include meals at the outside resturant. Jacked up alchol prices at the local bar reflect the need to haul in EVERYTHING. This family run venture is on the edge of Coracovado Park, the Pounding pacific, with all the isolation you want. No wifi, available bottled drinking...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We took a boat ride all the way from Sierpe to Poor Man's. Amazing view. Breathtaking. Pictures can no do justice. The ocean was the most beautiful color and really fun to swim in! The beach is very clean, however there were sand fleas all over when we stayed. The staff is super friendly. Highly suggest a night hike! Horseback...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Casey H
Globe, Arizona
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Amayas have upgraded their place but haven't updated the pictures. The restaurant is much nicer than the pictures show. Sonia's house is beautiful and the white faced monkeys visited our back porch. They arranged an overnight trip into Corcovado National Park with Adrion and he found lots of animals that we wanted to see. It's worth the effort to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kellyb1962
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 January 2016

You can hear the ocean if you get one of the closer cabins which is nice. Coconuts will wake you in the night. The staff is super. Very helpful, cordial. The bar is fun and outdoors which I love. it's a wild place filled with birds and monkeys. Great value. Like being in a movie set really. Truly an adventure...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Deborah1021
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Surreal stay right on the beach! Lots to do; we went horseback riding to a turtle conservation, "kayaked" up a river then floated back stopping to hike and jump off waterfalls. Walked the beach every morning. Great food! Extremely friendly staff and guides. Mangrove tour, rainforest night hike, and snorkeling. Also, comfortable cabins! One of my favorite stops in Costa...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pure_Life_Lisa
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Our vacation at Poor Man's Paradise was one of the best our family has ever had! We were able to fish (we caught yellowfin tuna, roosterfish, bonita and sailfish), horseback ride, explore Corcavado Rain Forest (only a short boat ride away), take a day trip up Rio Claro to see waterfalls, snorkel, and body surf on remote beaches, among other...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank sleach2015

82 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (82)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (11)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (43)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Osa Peninsula hotels
5.9 km away
Jinetes de Osa Hotel
Jinetes de Osa Hotel
#8 of 8 in Drake Bay
314 reviews
35.2 km away
Luna Lodge
Luna Lodge
#1 of 1 in Carate
263 reviews
6.0 km away
Aguila de Osa Inn
Aguila de Osa Inn
#4 of 8 in Drake Bay
431 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
Guaria de Osa Ecolodge
Guaria de Osa Ecolodge
#7 of 38 in Drake Bay
73 reviews
4.7 km away
Pirate Cove
Pirate Cove
#7 of 8 in Drake Bay
303 reviews
2.5 km away
Casa Drake Lodge
Casa Drake Lodge
#14 of 38 in Drake Bay
34 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Additional Information about Poor Man's Paradise

Address: on the Amaya homestead, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range: RM492 - RM838 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Poor Man's Paradise 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Odigeo and Hotels.com so you can book your Poor Man's Paradise reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Poor Man`s Paradise Hotel Osa Peninsula
Poor Mans Paradise Osa
Poor Mans Paradise Hotel
Poor Man's Paradise Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Osa Peninsula
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Poor Man's Paradise staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Poor Man's Paradise staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I like second floor rooms, and closer to the ocean is always better.”
 of 5 bubbles tomU7283KY, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in #1 which worked well for us. It is ocean front and on the side of the resort.”
 of 5 bubbles AndynSandi, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“close to the beach for a breeze to help you sleep at night is a must.”
 of 5 bubbles 999cathyw, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cabins closer to the water!”
 of 5 bubbles Deborah1021, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“You can hear the surf and still see monkeys and toucans from all the rooms near the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles sleach2015, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay