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 Caribbean style houses, 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 downtown 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 multilingual 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, parking, bicycle 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
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Ceiling Fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Shuttle Bus
- Steam Room
- 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.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
No check ins after 8pm
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From San José take the Braulio Carrillo highway (Route 32) to Limón which goes through the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Once you have exited the National Park, continue on Route 32 all the way to the city of Limon. This portion of the trip takes approximately 2 hours.
Just before reaching the city of Limón, start following the signs towards Sixaola and Cahuita. You will now be on Route 36. Continue along this road for about 1 hour. You will cross several bridges and pass the town of Penshurst (where there is a gas station where you should fill up your tank) and the entrances for Cahuita and Puerto Vargas.
When you arrive at Hone Creek, there is a sharp right turn with signs, continue straight to go to Puerto Viejo. Once you arrive at Puerto Viejo, go through the town by staying on the main paved road and following the signs towards Manzanillo for 5km, we are located at Punta Uva, 100 mts after Selvin s Restaurant.
Transportes MEPE, tel. (00506) 2257-8129
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 leaves you just in front of Walaba, the other buses stop in Puerto Viejo so you'll need a cab for an extra 5000 colones or $10...
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.
At Punta Uva:
Yoga, tae bo and pilates classes
Minimarket and Caribbean restaurant
Lounge at the beach
snorkel or scuba diving
At Playa Chiquita, 1km:
restaurants, shops, minimarkets...
At Cocles, 5km:
At Manzanillo, 5km:
At Puerto Viejo, 7km:
Local and international food for all budgets
Nightlife: reggae night, disco, live music...
(we offer taxi for going to town for $10)