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Big Bamboo Uvita

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Costanera Km162 primera entrada, Uvita, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During my stay at The Big Bamboo, I enjoyed amazing food (including a delicious lobster cooked by the Chef and caretaker Lupe), visited the breath-taking beaches in the area (very close proximity), slept in a very comfortable room with all the amenities of home (such as; a warm shower, A/C, and wifi), swam in multiple serene and secluded water falls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me tell you about a place called, The Big Bamboo Now it ain’t the Ritz but it will more than do It’s owned by two guys from Maryland With a vision for a place so cool and grand It’s not a hotel like the ones in Paris or Rome It’s more than that-it’s all the comforts of home There’s... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent my first visit to Costa Rica with my friend Theresa at The Big Bamboo in the local town of Uvita. The Big Bamboo is a wonderful, friendly and convenient boutique hostel. The owners and staff are the best. Lupe, the chef, cooks amazing meals and is always there with a smile to greet you. Owner, Chad Stull showed us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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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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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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