The Humpback Turtle
This excellent hostel is located on the Pacific coast beach of El Almejal near the little town of El Valle. The beach itself is great for surfing and offers some of the best sunsets in the country. Between June and October, it is common to spot humpback whales passing while you’re sitting at the bar. With great Pacific coast cocktails, fresh fish in the restaurant and comfortable cabins and dorms, the Humpback Turtle is perhaps the Pacific Coast’s best backpacker option.