Purruja Lodge (NO CAMPING) | Hotel

Costa Rica



Last Visited: almost 3 years ago
GPS: 8.602600, -83.109650
Altitude: 42.1 masl
Place Website: www.purruja.com


Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Parking: Unknown
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

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Admin Note.

Please note that Purrja Lodge regrets that it is no longer able to host overlanders who wish to camp. The management have made the following request effective immediately and there will be no exceptions -

Comment: Sorry for our decision. We have decided to get out of the circle of Ioverlander effective immediately because of problems that just cannot be solved.. Our little lodge canꞌt handle this amount of campers anymore. The damage by some of the campers on the driveway is too severe. Then there is a water problem. Many campers use 24 hours airconditioner, which our electricity supply can not handle. And there is more.
Please make sure to close down the Purruja Lodge Campground.
I will write some words of explanation for the campers on the website, Purruja Lodge Campsite.
Thank you for your understanding.


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Just to clarify you can still camp here in a tent. Nice grassy area to put up the tent and basic kitchen area with bbq. Power points available at the kitchen area. Look out for the monkeys in the morning!

We are 26' long and almost 10' high. Drove in okay but as mentioned it's steep and there's a turn at a little bridge that caused a longer rig issues. We parked in first lot as they were not busy and we were only staying one night before crossing border. Paid 5000C for two people with power. Good wifi and good Movistar reception. Pool was not open and looked like it hadn't been in a while. There's one bano with a seat and TP and one shower, both clean. Ended up meeting three other overlanders.

Very nice but tricky driveway. Broke a leaf spring going up. Others with underpowered vans had a difficult time getting up. Big-rig friendly for unibody only and under 5.5 tonnes, 4x4 recommended for larger rigs (not trailer friendly).
I stayed 2 weeks while waiting for parts to arrive. Was a very nice place and I struck a deal for $50usd/week WITH electricity, but the power was unreliable. Pool closed indefinitely. Very hot day and night.
The owner, Walter, is very accommodating and his friend Joe that lives on site is also very nice and helpful when Walter isn't around. Walter's wife however does not seem to like having campers as she treats them very poorly compared to the hotel guests... even though they seem to host as many campers if not more.
Great location to stay prior to heading to Panama border. Golfito has some nice restaurants and lookout points.

This a good spot before crossing the border. They have a shower, toilet and good wifi. We made it to the border in about 45 minutes. Great wifi and amazing wildlife. Without electricity we paid $4,000c to sleep in our RTT.

How everyone say, it is a great place but you shouldn't drive up with more then 5.5 tonnes!!! The concret isn't made for Trucks with more weight. And the other Problem is that you have to stay at the parking lot for the cabanas and they don't like it because they need the space for their hotel guests.
But if you like to go with a big rig you can stay in the garden of the soda on the other side of the road. The garden itself is on the same side like Purruja Lodge but more close to the street.

We rented a room because it was really rainy. Fabulous place - great palapa with table and kitchen area for public space. We used the BBQ grill. Incredible wildlife; at breakfast, first amazing birds, and then the monkeys. The owner is very hands on and very helpful. Rooms were clean and tidy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!

Nice place to watch wildlife from your rv.we saw leguans, tucans, a sloth with a baby, tons of monkeys and different birds.we want to stay one night and ended up 5 nights.achim the german how lives on the property know a lot about the area, just ask him if you need to know something.

Tres beau paysage accueil sympa 4000 colon pour le camion et 2 personnes, dommage la pluie, nous avons profité du wifi rapide le matin , mais malgré pantalon chaussette spray on s est fait dévorer par des bestioles probablement provenant des poules qui sont en permanence sous la paillote

We stayed here for one night and payed 5000 colon (camper with electricity). We could park more in the front of the site as we needed electricity, but be aware that they only have a short cable to connect. The kitchen area is quite nice and they have a big gas grill you can use. Wi-Fi signal is very good and should be available at the whole property. The WC and the showers are okay, but the shower is basically a pipe out of a wall. As said before the entrance is very steep downhill.

The entrance is pretty steep downhill and up again, but managable. Beautiful garden property with tiny Titi monkeys and agoutis. Swimming pool was empty at the time (not enough water in the well). Owner Walter wasn't there, but a lady showed us where to park. Which was not at the main building or on the grassy hill, but at the end of a path next to a smelly garage (which will some day be a hostel, maybe). Be aware of the electricity wire close to the main building; we only just fit underneath with 3,1 meters height. If higher, request a spot close to the main building. A German guy lives in a shed close by and came to chat. He told us sometimes there are 7 or 8 overlanders, also parked at the grassy hill (not level though). Rustic but OK toilet (with toilet seat and TP) and shower just up the hill. The campsite itself was not nice, but fine while preparing border crossing. Wifi was pretty good and reached the garage area. Colones 4.000 for 2 persons and a van.

nice spot to stay, quiet, friendly

loved our visit here, spider monkeys everywhere, iguanas, agouiti and more. Friendly people, beautifil grounds. Thankyou

No additional comments. A great easygoing place.

How easily one forgets. Beautiful little spot BUT demented roosters crow ALL NIGHT LONG. This happened when I was last here a few weeks ago AND I TOTALLY FORGOT. Now I have the pleasure of heading through a border having had no sleep and driving whilst exhausted. F$&K.

great place!! 4$ a person to camp and can include a cabin for same cost. don't miss it.

A beautiful property. Very green! Very nice owners. The pool is very refreshing! Entertaining squirrel monkeys, saw Toucans. Definitely recommend it. Close to border with Panama

Really nice lodging and campground. There's a really big yard to camp but it is slightly inclined. Not too bad. Payed $4 USD to camp. There's shower and toilet outside which were clean by the time I stayed. There's breakfast if you want to pay for it, don't know how much it is. Good wifi. Quite place.

Just want to inform you about the Availability of a community kitchen. There you will find everything necessary for cooking and grilling.

Set back a bit from the road. Look for the raised sign, turn and go down the little hill, over the bridge and up the hill. Prices have gone up but still well worth it. Camping $8/vehicle and was offered a double room for $18. Wifi isn't the fastest. Tons of wildlife. Squirrel monkeys regularly pass through the property, probably because they get fed bananas. Huge lawn, although with limited level areas. Nice hang out area with a pool table, gas BBQ, etc. Very nice owners, brought his printer/scanner out for us to use. Highly recommended.

good spot, nice owner, lots of nature.

Great place to stop before heading to Panama. Walter, the owner is very nice and helpful. There are several spots around the house where you can camp. c4000

Just updating the info. Price is USD 4 pp. If you are leaving Costa Rica or entering you should stop here. Many overlanders when we was there.

Beautiful quiet place in the middle of the green! There's a big meadow which has some flat spots for overlanders. HEAPS of Wildlife and Potable water available. We enjoyed our time here and the Stories of the very nice neighbour Achim who lives in a small cabaña on the ground. He has a lot of great Information about the Region as he is also a guide. Wifi has its ups and downs (works best at 4am ;) ). Make sure to stay here for a little while and check out the waterfalls and cacau beach near Golfito!

beautiful garden and clean cabins. free access to swimming pool, hammocks, pool table, BBQ for use and fridge full of cold beer for 1000 colones each. cabin with three beds and private bathroom for $5USD or camping for $4USD (this price was for 2 people. not each!). secure parking for SUVs etc. Friendly family running the place.

We paid 2000col for one tent (two people). The cheapest of Costa Rica! Breakfast was simple but good,2000col pp.Bathroom was ok. Closeby you have a nice and friendly restaurant. Closest shop is in Golfito. Recommended!

We found this little paradise with everything you need...very friendly and helpful owners (Walter is Swiss and his wife are from Costa Rica) and they have created this very nice place, wifi, swimming pool, cold showers and you will definetly also catch some animals who came here...birds, monkeys and many others...also a great spot near the boarders between Costa Rica and Panama...they have also rooms available!!!(Good for smaller campers, big motorhomes can't enter in the narrow entrance > we haven't no problems with our Volkswagen Bus so don't worry!)