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Big Bamboo Uvita

Costanera Km162 primera entrada, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 9 Uvita B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Metro Detroit, MI
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The noise from the highway is the opposite of what I wanted. Trash on the grounds. They charge for each cup of coffee. Poor security, door lock very flimsy, and unable to lock one of the windows. The balcony provides a view of more of the hotel rooms, and the laundry on the line. No wildlife. In a residential area,... More

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Chad S, Owner at Big Bamboo Uvita, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We value your feedback to help us improve our guests’ experience at Big Bamboo in Uvita. Big Bamboo is just one of a myriad of accommodation styles available in Costa Rica. As opposed to the luxury boutique hotels that are also present in the area, we cater to travelers who are seeking an affordable authentic... More

New Market, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Big Bamboo has it all...a great central location to many attractions, clean rooms with great views and comfy beds. The air conditioner and hot showers are very welcoming after a day of touring. I must say the very best part of The Big Bamboo is Lupe's cooking. My 16 students and adult chaperone raved about the quality and variations... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Uvita was the highlight of our trip. We traveled with 3 teens who learned to Surf with the help of the big bamboo. Our next stop was Manuel Antonio and after one night there, everyone wanted to go back to Uvita and the big bamboo. Uvita is not a tourist town (yet) and that was so refreshing! We had a... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Had a gr8 stay at Bamboo, the rooms were very clean and had good a/c.Lots of tasty well cooked food provided by Doña Lupita and her daughter, they went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible even playing with our baby boy whilst we ate! the surrounding area is beautiful with monkeys scooting around in... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This hotel is absolutely amazing! It's situated very nicely so that you're near both the mountains and the ocean. The property is clean and there is both hot water and air conditioning, a rarity in that part of the country. The food from the restaurant was wonderful and the staff was incredibly caring and eager to make everyone comfortable. I... More

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Frederick, MD
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175 reviews 175 reviews
26 hotel reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

March 10-18, 2013: My friend and I flew to Costa Rica to spend eight nights in Uvita, located on the Pacific side of the country. We flew on Spirit Airlines and arrived around 1:30pm (delay in our flight from Ft. Lauderdale). My friend Denis, one of the owners of BBU (full disclosure) picked us up at the San Jose airport.... More

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Address: Costanera Km162 primera entrada, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
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