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Big Bamboo Uvita

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Costanera Km162 primera entrada, Uvita, Costa Rica
Big Bamboo Uvita
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Ranked #5 of 9 Uvita B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent rooms, clean, spacious, friendly, and beautifuly landscaped. Just uphill from Uvita, this lodging option is a great place to relax and rejuvinate. I am sitting under a beautiful thatched space in a hammock, with good views and a slight breeze as I write this. We stayed in Dominical and enjoyed more of a night life the last couple nights,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Such a great trip with excellent hospitality! Lupe made us delicious meals and the rooms were refreshingly cool after nice hot days on the beautiful nearby beaches and waterfalls. Just down the road was Playa Hermosa, which had perfect waves for me to even get started surfing. Super satisfied and will definitely be back soon.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

It's a bit more expensive than the other local hostels, but the amenities make up for it. A very nice Tico family run the place and are polite and helpful. The room was amazing - modern appliances, great shower, the best mattress I've experienced in Costa Rica, and an incredible balcony view. Clean, comfy, I would have no problems staying... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Big Bamboo is located in Dominical. What I love about Dominical is that you feel like you are truly in Costa Rica. The hotel is located about two blocks off the main road in a quaint neighborhood. You can walk down the hill to eat at a local restaurant where the Costa Ricans eat.I loved that it is a Mom... More 

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Braddock Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My family enjoyed a wonderful five night stay at Big Bamboo. The rooms are basic, but are clean, comfortable and have good AC. It is located in a safe and reasonably quiet residential area in the hills above Uvita. It’s only about a quarter mile to the main part of Uvita where there is a supermarket, bank, restaurants and a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

we got there because we were stuck. trails and trails of ants. very basic although not expensive (much). it was very hot the a/c wasn't very helpfull. the owner was very nice. it is not very central so you have to ride everywhere.

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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed with our 3 month old son here and it was great. We woke up one morning to white faced monkeys playing outside in the mango tree next to our room. The community lounge area has a nice hammock and some nice wood tables. The breakfast is typical and the rooms are well made. Great concrete... More 

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Lumby, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The room was clean & had a wonderful balcony with a great view. Unfortunately, even the a/c couldn't keep up with the heat. Had to have it on constantly and it was still too warm for comfort. We stayed 2 nights and on the 2nd day we did not receive clean towels or more soap. I wouldn't recommend staying in... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had tried to book with another place but never did hear back so we took a chance and drove to Uvita. We checked around and some places were way out of our budget. Someone mentioned Big Bamboo so we checked in. Lupe was great and helpful. The rooms are spartan but immaculate and the price was great. We stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

As soon as we arrived at the Big Bamboo, we felt like family visiting from out of town. Chad and Pookie (friendly resident dog) greeted us and showed us to our room. Our 4 year old daughter became instant friends with Lupe's son, who is 6 years old. They played together during our entire stay (despite the language barrier), and... More 

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