We stayed in Puerto Jimenez because we did a day hike through Corcovado and it's necessary because you need to be in town by 5:30 am. The guide books said it was just a weigh station for the hike and made it seem unappealing but I found it quite nice. The hotel was just a group of very attractive Cabinas in an open area on the beach. The Cabinas were rustic but beautiful. They had AC which was a must. There is a communal open air space with tables and chairs to eat, a kitchen to cook and a fridge to put cold food in, all within view of the beach about 75 meters away. Beach was not really sandy as the high tide gets up to a mix of sand and grass. The no see ums can be brutal at the end of the day while on the sand. The water itself was beautiful and warm. You can walk out pretty far before you reach chest height. The gulf is calm. At $60 ($15 pp), it was a great value and it's close to town. It's a very short wooded path walk to the ocean side restaurants and a considerably longer walk to the actual town to get groceries...etc.
- Also Known As:
- Parrot Bay Village Hotel