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Cabinas Jimenez

on Main Street - 50 meters from the end of the soccer field directly on the Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 12 hotels in Puerto Jimenez
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Cabinas Jimenez is located on the Osa Peninsula, in Puerto Jimenez, on a quiet street at the edge of Puerto Jimenez, and directly on the Golfo Dulce. Comfortable new beds and linens, A/C, hot showers, mini-fridge, coffee makers are just a few of the amenities offered. A pool with a deck, free wireless internet, kayaks, bicycles, a new Yoga deck in front of The Golfo Dulce and a cheerful and helpful staff will make your stay at Cabinas Jimenez truly memorable! Explore The Corcovado National Park, Go Fishing, Surfing…Come and explore all the Osa has to offer!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 40 out of 100
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0Attractionswithin 0.5 km
on Main Street - 50 meters from the end of the soccer field directly on the Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica
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Nicole wrote a review 1 May
Iowa61 contributions20 helpful votes
I was between two hotels in Puerto Jimenez and ended up choosing this one after driving past both of them. I went in asking for the cheapest room as I really didn't need anything fancy and it was just me anyways. I stayed in room 19 for the two nights before a 3 day hike of Corcovado and in room 4 the night I got back. Room 19 was superior (and it was more expensive) but I wouldn't say room 4 was bad... I just preferred 19. I was originally supposed to be in 5 when I came back but they had to change me. The woman apologized but I honestly didn't mind... as long as I had a bed and shower I was content and she was so kind that I couldn't imagine being angry at her. Pablo and John were also very helpful throughout the stay. They helped me get my ziplining scheduled, the free kayaks were really nice, John made sure I knew to take cash to Drake Bay, and they gave me all of the best places to eat/visit in Puerto Jimenez. Additionally, during my 3 day hike, they let me keep my luggage and car there which was greatly appreciated.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
stringsbysarah wrote a review 1 May
Hudson, Wisconsin184 contributions67 helpful votes
The only reason we stayed in Puerto Jimenez was proximity to activities on Golfo Dulce - and wow, the Bungalow room at Cabinas Jimenez is RIGHT ON THE WATER. Outdoor kitchen with fridge, micro, stove top, sink, coffee maker, dishes/utensils - very convenient & the view cannot be beat. We appreciated having a clean place with no weird smells, comfortable bed, small safe in the room, friendly staff, A/C, free wifi and reasonable rates. Yes, we got a discount for paying with cash but that seems pretty much standard on Osa. Location is very convenient to walking downtown & to beach restaurants & to the dock for boating activities. We did not use pool, bikes or kayaks. We felt safe. No need for alarm clock - the parrots will wake you up & tell you when it’s time to go to bed. Shower had water that got warmer when pressure was lower and there was a problem with most of the outlets not working in the room - electricians came in & fixed it, but then the problem recurred. The point is that if something isn’t right, the staff listens & tries to solve the issue. Staying here reminded us a bit of “glamping” (glamour-camping). Liquid soap & bars of soap were supplied in rooms; filtered water in the lobby. There are many styles of rooms but we recommend going for the best one you can afford/book (Bungalow is the best). Owners & staff here love Osa & PJ and they love to talk about the area & help make your stay the best it can be.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Bungalow had multiple beds, A/C, great outdoor kitchen with large patio right on the water
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Response from john podson, Owner at Cabinas Jimenez
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Sarah, thank you for taking your time out.. in writing such a wonderful review of Cabinas Jimenez. It is greatly appreciated by us. We hope to see you again, back in The Osa Peninsula that I know that you Love. Sincere, John
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chasam212 wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York32 contributions3 helpful votes
The location is great, but it is a little tired and could do with some work. What was odd is that the AC units are in the bathroom and so this makes for a very cold bathroom when you go to use it. Also, you need to be careful with the room selection as they are all very different and some are very dark. Luckily I was given two upgrades to get to a room where light and a view (this helped to keep the review at 3). A real problem for me though, was the dark sheets (these were a dark dark blue). Only once before did I stay at a place that did had dark sheets and I said I would never do that again. With dark sheets you just never know how clean they are, sorry. Most everywhere does white sheets and there is a reason for that.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from john podson, Owner at Cabinas Jimenez
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking your time out in writing a review. We are constantly working on the Hotel, making improvement everyday. Yes, the are 4 rooms that have the A.C in the bathrooms... we had no other choice.... We are happy to hear that you liked the two free upgrades to your room. Yes, there are 6 different kinds of rooms at Cabinas Jimenez. The Basic rooms [ all of the rooms have A.C., hot water, Refrigerators., Coffee makers with coffee and more.. ] to Waterfront Cabinas with a private deck with a kitchen. Dark sheets... most of the sheets have tropical colors. We assure you that we take pride in making sure everyThing is very clean. Hope to see you again, in The Osa Peninsula.
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laura b wrote a review Mar 2021
Los Angeles, California18 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at Cabinas Jimenez for almost a week. The location is great and the free kayak and bike situation is awesome, but a few things really, really rubbed us the wrong way. First-- We spent hundreds of dollars at this hotel, but they insisted we pay in cash for a special deal so that "we" (read - "they") didn't need to pay tax. And we stayed close enough to the lobby that we realized nearly all of the guests were paying cash too. Having stayed at various hotels around the country, this was the only one that insisted we pay cash to avoid tax. I think it's very irresponsible and shady that this company is cashing in on the location and the Costa Rican culture and probably the majority of their business is run off-book. On top of that, it's run by ex-pats, so IMHO, seems almost like an exploitation of the Costa Rican economy. Play by the rules or get out of the business. Second-- we took a walk on the bay during low-tide and saw a water pipe draining soapy water into the bay, and the pipe was coming directly from the property. Again, the location is good and staff was friendly, but it doesn't make up for the exploitative feeling I got while staying here. I would not come back to this hotel and I really hope they change their business model.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from john podson, Owner at Cabinas Jimenez
Responded 2 Mar 2021
Hi, I am sorry to hear what had happened. We Do Accept credit cards and other kinds of payments. We do Not insist that you pay in cash..... I am a resident of Costa Rica for 17 years, gladly paying taxes every month, to the country that I love. sincere, John owner of Cabinas Jimenez
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SimoneSchaller wrote a review Feb 2021
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico21 contributions31 helpful votes
This was really one of the best places we have stayed at in Costa Rica. The hosts John and Annie and the whole staff are so friendly and welcoming, it felt like arriving home rather than in a hotel. The whole area is spotless, there is a lot of plants and even a small pool. In the almond trees just in front of the pool you can observe wild scarlet macaws every day! I would recommend booking straight through them, like this you can see all the different rooms that they have available and find your best fit, best to call or send an email beforehand tho, they are very quick at answering. All rooms have coffeemakers and delicious coffee included, some rooms come with an amazing, fully equipped semi outdoor kitchen, a huge private seating area overlooking the water. This room has space for like 5 people so perfect for a family with a bunk bed (lower bed queen or even king size) plus another big bed. It is quiet but still in a great location with walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants and tour operators. John offers some tours as well, dolphin watching for example. We felt very safe there and you can park the car inside the premises where they close the gate over night. There is a safe in every room for your valuables. One of the best features of this place is of course the free kayak and bike rental. They will explain you when the best time to kayak is in terms of the tide, so you don't have to carry the kayak for ages. There was two seater ones and single ones and I believe even a stand up paddle board. They also provide life vests. We paddled out on our first day a bit late, maybe an hour to sunset but it was so nice, we saw bottlenose dolphins within 1 meter of our kayaks! On the way back we had to carry the kayaks for a short distance. The next day we paddled towards the big mangroves to the right, ask the staff about the best place. It was amazing and we spent about 2 hours and would've loved to do it again. Almost at the end there is a short path over sand to the beach on the other side. The wifi worked very well and was free. They seem to be very pet friendly as well, no noisy animals around though. We would've loved to stay even longer and done some more kayaking. Definitely recommend and will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: oceanfront with kitchen for families or more people so you will have a nice private outdoor...
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US$59 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabinas Jimenez
What are some of the property amenities at Cabinas Jimenez?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cabinas Jimenez?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cabinas Jimenez?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabinas Jimenez?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabinas Jimenez?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soda Jimenez, Pizzamail.it, and Marisqueria Corcovado.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cabinas Jimenez?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cabinas Jimenez?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabinas Jimenez?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Cabinas Jimenez have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Cabinas Jimenez accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.