Walaba Hostel and Beach Houses
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
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour security
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Ceiling fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis 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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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 colones
*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.
At Punta Uva:
Minimarket and Caribbean restaurant
Lounges at the beach
River or ocean kayaking
Great for the practicing of snorkel or scuba diving on your own
or at the scuba center school
Assorted Tours for all your needs
At Playa Chiquita, 1km from Walaba:
Gaia Holistic Center with assorted workshops
Bars, restaurants, shops, minimarkets...
At Cocles, 5km from Walaba:
Surf Point for Surf lovers
Shops, Yoga classes
At Manzanillo, 5km from Walaba:
Wild life refuge
At Puerto Viejo, 7km from Walaba:
Organic Market on saturday�����������������s morning
Local and international food for all budgets
Nightlife: reggae night, disco, live music...
*We offer private shuttle and public transportation if you want to go out at night