Firstly if you're going to Costa Rica and staying at somewhere with jungle in the title, then you should not be surprised to have to drive a little off road. Even some of the regular roads are unmade...ever been to Monteverde?
Upon arriving at the property I was simply amazed. It is beautiful. The staff meet you at your car, direct you to a table by the pool, bring you a glass of water and a welcome cocktail and then allow you to relax and enjoy the AMAZING view before taking you to your villa, where your luggage is waiting.
The whole resort is very chic, lots of white, dark wood and glass, so if you're lookng for a traditional Costa Rican style resort then you may want to look elsewhere. Everything is very clean, works very well and is super comforatable, including the bed. Our shower leaked a little, but nothing too serious to complain about.
The food is also very good; breakfast is breakfast (eggs, granola, toast etc), but the dinner is always a surprise as the chef goes to the market daily to get the freshest ingredients. All dishes we had were a hit.
Really the highlight was the staff. They are just so "real" and not stuffy at all. Always helpful and friendly. Bob (who showed us to our room) was especially friendly and helpful throughout the stay.
Regarding tours, we did a day on ATV's which was amazing, the scenery in the area is breathtaking, and also a boat/hiking tour of a national forest (Departing from Bar Las Vegas in Sierpe) which is some of the most breathtaking scenery I've ever seen...also saw croc's, monkeys and a turtle.
It is a little away from the hustle and bustle of any towns, so if you're looking for bars and nightlife then stay away. However if you're looking to relax by a pool, have amazing views, a few drinks, meet some good people, but still have the option to do some great tours then this is the place for you.
We're planning on going back in October or November to just unwind for a few days...can't wait!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oxygen Jungle Villas is a small-scale and exclusive Balinese style boutique hotel. Located in Uvita, in the middle of the Costa Ballena, Costa Rica's South Pacific hotspot. We guarantee individual and personalized service and a maximum of 24 guests (adults only) at all times, staying in one of the only 12 villas on the Oxygen estate. All this only minutes away from some of the most pristine beaches in the world and centrally located between Costa Rica's most beautiful National Parks. Perfect for your Costa Rica honeymoon, or simply to become acquainted with the jungle, toucans, howler monkeys, and the other wonderful wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer. With dozens of tours to choose from, and a zen atmosphere overlooking the infinity pool, there is something for everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oxygen Jungle Villas Hotel Uvita