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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It really is what is says on the write up... it's in the middle of nowhere and you can really switch off! No wifi, no phone signal, just desolate beaches and jungle. Capuchin monkeys passing through at breakfast, hawks flying through the trees, waves crashing along the shore... it really is paradise.. however there's a few points worth noting before...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

PMP is just fine to calm down and get basic. No Internet, no cell phones, not hot water, no nothing. Just the beach, some cabins, a bar and the restaurant. Rooms/Cabins can be of different quality, so make sure you have booked correctly. Food is ok, nothing fancy. Mario, who is the responsible manager, is very friendly and always ready...

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Sarasota, Florida, Usa
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Quite a trek to get from boat landing to hotel, be prepared. Rooms are spacious enough, clean but one chair to share, no fans, no hot water, the sink barely holding. This hotel definitely gives the feeling of being a pioneer. Another trek to go to swimming beach. Staff very friendly and attentive, food well-prepared and good service. Nice bar...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Poor Man's Paradise

Address: on the Amaya homestead, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range: $147 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Poor Man's Paradise 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Poor Man`s Paradise Hotel Osa Peninsula
Poor Mans Paradise Osa
Poor Mans Paradise Hotel
Poor Man's Paradise Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula
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“Rooms in the front of the property have ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 569michelem, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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