I stayed at Jungles Edge for 1 month recently and was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. David, the owner is awesome and super accommodating. Has the largest Martial Arts mat in Costa Rica and lots of yoga, MMA offerings etc. Restaurant is solid and the shared kitchen I used was the best one I have seen in Costa Rica!
My friend and I enjoyed staying here for 4 nights. The other guests we met were nice, and the cook makes a wonderful breakfast. Our room was a bit rustic but great for the price and the A/C worked super well. There are a few nice restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, and we enjoyed spending time at the beach which had more people than we expected.
I'll start off by saying I've stayed at many rental properties over the years and I've never had a problem and I am not one to write negative reviews. My experience at the Jungles Edge was awful to say the least. The property owner completely mislead us when booking this property. First of all, the photos are very dated and do NOT represent what you are getting. We were under the impression we were getting a "gated, private and secure..." home. That was NOT the case. This is in no way a private house. Do not be fooled. We had concerns for our safety, security and privacy. This property should be described as a hostel and not listed on this website. When we arrived, we were shocked to see how far away it was from the beach. It is NOT a "short 20 minute walk". We were never checked in and we were not shown around the property what so ever. The use of the shared pool was very much downplayed by the hosts. They assured us that most of their guests prefer to go to the beach, however when we arrived to drop off our bags, there were already NUMEROUS random people at the pool and on our property playing loud music and doing drugs. Having three young females apart of my party, we did NOT feel safe staying here. These random people had direct access to our "house". There was zero security and/or monitoring system. We had no idea who was able to come onto the property. Also, one of the supposed bedrooms is really just a loft with no doors, walls, etc. The hosts ignored our concerns. We never ended up checking in and we left the property. They would not come to a resolution with us. They were uncooperative, unprofessional, deceitful and rude. I wouldn't return here if I paid to do so. Horrible experience, horrible hosts. DO NOT STAY HERE,…
Jungles Edge is a simple, affordable place to stay and I was comfortable there. Nothing fancy but totally adequate. the privacy is a little low due to screen walled cabins in proximity to each other but i wasn’t bothered and there’s great airflow. I enjoyed meeting David and talking about local surf spots and life in general. I liked the chickens and ducks roaming freely outside and the laid back vibe in general. Compared to much of Nosara that is over priced and a bit pretentious, jungles edge is a welcome spot
Had a good nights rest at this hotel. Basic needs met. No restaurant or coffee in the morning. Good place for a hot shower and bed. I think it might offer more amenities outside of Covid. Looks like there is martial arts and yoga. Saw howlers on the property. Awesome.