Walaba Hostel and Beach Houses

6km after Puerto Viejo, in Punta Uva beach,, 100 mts after Selvin�s Rest, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Distance from city centre: 6km
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Rating: 85%from 3 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 73%Facilities
Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Located in Playa Punta Uva 6km south of Puerto Viejo

Our houses Caribbean style, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other critters and creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica

We are located 6km from down town Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch.

Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave its a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends.

For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multi lingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace and BBQ, parking, bicycle and snorkel rental, tour desk and shuttle service all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden.

Walaba Hostel - Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Airport transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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No check ins after 8pm

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By Car
Call us or see the map in our web page

By Bus

The bus station is located in Terminal de San Carlos in Barrio Mexico, San Jose.
Scheduled departures from San Jose: 6am, 10am,
12pm*, 2pm and 4pm, Prices are between $10 and $12 depending on the drop off
*This bus is your best choice cause it drops you off just in front of Walaba... (tell the bus driver to stop at Punta Uva, 50 mts after Selvins Rest), the other buses arrive till Puerto Viejo so you'll need a cab for an extra $10...or wait for a public bus coming to Punta Uva.

We can also organize a shuttle to pick you up at the airport or in your hotel in San Jose. Shuttle cost $55. Please let us know by email if you are interested in shuttle option.

Located Near

At Punta Uva:
Minimarket and Caribbean restaurant
River or ocean kayaking
Snorkel or scuba diving
Assorted Tours for all your needs

At Playa Chiquita, 1km from Walaba:
Bars, restaurants, shops, minimarkets...

At Cocles, 5km from Walaba:
Surf Point for Surf lovers
Shops, Yoga classes

At Manzanillo, 6km from Walaba:
Wild life refuge
Caribbean restaurant

At Puerto Viejo, 7km from Walaba:
Souvenir shops
Local and international food for all budgets
Internet Cafe
Nightlife

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