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|Value for money||8.4|
|Distance to city center||5.5 mi|
|"Great food and very friendly staff."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"The staff were very friendly."||(in 14 reviews)|
|"The location is unbeatable, too!"||(in 22 reviews)|
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I hate complaining so I will start on the positive side. It was a beautiful location and the walking trails were fun to explore. There was enough to do for a few days without going on any tours. It was also nice to have free snorkel gear.
But oh dear. The place lacked serious management and investment. It felt hollow. No one helped us off the boat when we arrived and after we had struggled up to reception with our bags, there was no one who knew what they were doing to check us in. Things didn’t get any better when we got to the room. The beds were so uncomfortable, there were no mosquito nets (and the rooms weren’t mosquito proof). Added to this, the room was infested with cockroaches. One night, woke up in the middle of the night as a cockroach was in my hair and when I moved my bags at the end of the stay they were surrounded by cockroach poo. During our four night stay the room wasn’t cleaned once and the bed sheets and towels weren’t changed. Also, there were no fans, which meant the rooms got stifling over night. We honestly didn’t get one good nights sleep here. The electricity went off at 8.30 at night which we weren’t expecting. And apart from the old lady who lives there (who really tried) and one of the volunteers (a young girl from Canada) the staff were so unfriendly. They were more interested in trying to chat each other up than give us any help or serve us in the restaurant. Furthermore, the food in the restaurant was very expensive and the range of choice was very poor due to them running out of most items. Out of 20 options on the dinner menu, only 4 were available. However there was no where else to go, you are a captive audience. Things did slightly improve when the old lady’s son arrived home from his extended vacation. We would recommend staying in Drake Bay and doing day trips from there, which we did for our next four nights and really enjoyed.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The view of the appartement is also just as amazing.
Being family-owned and operated, the staff were very friendly and made us all feel at home. I stayed in a bunk-bed for really cheap, and even then I slept well. The place has a nice lawn to rest and several beaches close by where one can hike. Recommended for those looking for a hostel really off the grid.
I'm not sure why their are mixed reviews on this place, it is incredible! The location is insane, it's right in the jungle but built so you aren't worried too much about bugs etc. On our first day we sat down for a cup of tea in the afternoon and watched as 15 or so monkeys casually climbed through the palm trees that surround the property, we saw plenty of toucans in the trees between our cabin and the restaurant and we even saw the tapir one evening. The hiking trails from the property are awesome for getting into the national park and seeing wildlife, they have gumboots you can wear to hike which I highly recommend since parts are super muddy. Lastly nothing really beats sitting in one of their beach side hammocks and watching the world go by and monkeys climbing above you. The food was a bit hit and miss, I'd recommend bringing granola and milk for breakfasts but eating their lunches and dinners was ok. We only stayed for 3 nights and I wish we had done at least 5, we have been travelling central america for the last 3months and this was easily one of our favorite places, I can't recommend staying here enough!
The only negative thing I have to say is if you are going diving, book it direct with Drake drivers (the company they use) or triple check the hostel has booked it. About a month before we arrived I arranged a diving trip through the hostel and they responded saying that they had confirmed it. When we arrived it became clear they never booked it and the day we wanted to dive was fully booked, we were still able to dive but had to do it on our check out day which meant catching the late boat back to sierpe and a very late arrival into Panama.
Mattthew the bartender is a lamb, always ready to help us learn Spanish or open a coconut in the dark. His icy cold cocktails were a must !
The suicidal moth
Jungla del Jaguar has a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Drake. The accommodation offers a private beach area and water sports facilities, as well as a garden and a terrace. The hostel features family rooms. à la carte and vegetarian breakfast options are available every morning at the hostel. Guests at Jungla del Jaguar will be able to enjoy activities in and around Drake, like hiking. The nearest airport is Drake Bay Airport, 15 km from the accommodation.
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Where is Jungla del Jaguar located?
Jungla del Jaguar is located at 1 km N of San Pedrillo Station, 5.5 miles from the center of Agujitas de Drake. Cano Island Biological Reserve is the closest landmark to Jungla del Jaguar.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Jungla del Jaguar?
Check-in time is 12:00 PM and check-out time is 1:00 PM at Jungla del Jaguar.
Does Jungla del Jaguar offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Jungla del Jaguar offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Jungla del Jaguar offer free parking?
No, Jungla del Jaguar does not offer free parking.
Does Jungla del Jaguar offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Jungla del Jaguar does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Jungla del Jaguar from the airport?
Jungla del Jaguar is 8.3 miles from El Progreso Drake Bay. Jungla del Jaguar is 27.9 miles from Palmar Sur.
Does Jungla del Jaguar have a pool?
No, Jungla del Jaguar does not have a pool onsite.
Most Popular Landmarks
- Cano Island Biological Reserve 12.4 mi
|El Progreso Drake Bay||8.3 mi|
|Palmar Sur||27.9 mi|