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TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   12Km South of Dominical, Finca Achiote, Uvita, Costa Rica   |  
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Houston
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“Great place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Tiki villas offers all of my favorite things about Costa Rica. I've traveled to costa rica many times and this trip was one of the best. Tiki villas setting within the jungle attracts all sorts of wildlife. The toucans were great to watch every evening while relaxing in the pool. The rooms are spacious, clean and romantic. The owners, Thomas and Cindy were excellent hosts and very informative. I will try to spend time here on all of my future trips to costa rica.

Room Tip: I chose a room without an Ac and loved the open air concept and the fan provided kept it comfortable...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Tracy E, Thank you for your review! As such a frequent traveler to Costa Rica we are so pleased you enjoyed TikiVillas! We hope to welcome you back soon! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

With only 5 villas this lodge offers lots of privacy and all villas have an amazing view overlooking the jungle and the ocean. The rooms are spacious incl a kitchenette, walk-in closet and small outside shower. The breakfast is just right and Richard is extremely kind and helpful. When in town make sure to have dinner at Sabor Espanol!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear HvZ, Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our service and found our Villas to be comfortable and have perfect views! It was a pleasure to host you at TikiVillas and we hope to welcome you back soon again! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The service was the best I ever had! I would go back in a minute! Richard made sure that our every need was taken care of. I wanted to see monkeys, Richard made sure we saw monkeys! Between the drive up the mountain and the view from the villa, everything was most exhilarating... lol! The way they are willing to arrange everything for you is a great help. They book the outing for you and even follow up to make sure all went well. Thank you so much for the wonderful time at your villas and I hope to come back sooner than later.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear DianaS, thank you from us and the staff at TikiVillas for your review! We are so glad you got to see monkeys, at TikiVillas we have troops of howlers and capuchin monkeys that travel through the property (or secondary rainforest Preserve) during their natural daily food gathering that takes them via biological corridors to hundreds of acres of protected rainforest in the mountains behind. We are so happy you enjoyed our personal service and the resort and to hear you plan to come back again soon and look forward to welcoming you! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I stayed at Tiki Villas with my boyfriend from July 25th thru August 5th.......OMG!!!!!!!
What a lovely experience.....I never thought I could enjoy a place that does not offer
Television for addicts like myself....... The beautiful view, the serenity and the WONDERFUL personalize service of Thomas and Cindy the managers made my TV withdrawal totally go away. Didn't miss it at all.
The rustic beauty and serenity of Tiki Villas is a Great vacation spot for couples. It is a perfect setting to reconnect with your loved one. The experience will make you feel like you are in Paradise.
I recommend it highly........You will fall in Love with Tilvillas....... Thomas and Cindy will make sure that you do.

Room Tip: room 4 has a Great ocean view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear MichelleR, Thank you for your review and for staying at TikiVillas, it was a pleasure to host you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the service. Being a nature oriented escape from everyday life we are happy to hear you enjoyed the “natural nature television” of sea views, wildlife and rainforest. We look forward to welcoming you again to TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Houston, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was my first time visiting Costa Rica and WOW what a trip. It's an amazing place and Tiki Villas is the place to stay. Tiki Villas made for the best experience possible. It is right in the middle of the jungle, so you can go to sleep to the sounds of the rain forest. My favorite part was that you had a huge door that opened to the jungle and you had the option to keep that opened or closed (I liked it open during the day and closed at night). I recommend the day trip to the Osa Peninsula, hiking to the waterfalls, horseback riding, and the zip line. The service there is so friendly and they will help you in any way possible including recommending great restaurants and day trips . They even helped me get really good pictures of the wildlife. The local breakfast served is fantastic also. This was my favorite vacation ever. I highly recommend Tiki Villas.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear StephenT, Hi from the rainforest! Thank you for your wonderfull review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the many activities in the area including waterfalls, Corcovado NP, horseback riding and taking pictures of the wildlife! We look forward to seeing you again on your next Costa Rica adventure! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I'm 15 years old, a resident of Costa Rica and have been constantly visiting for 9 years. This was my best trip so far! Stayed at Tiki Villas. It was right in the jungle. Richard and Minor were there to help with everything, from finding and identifying the animals around the hotel, to recommending great restaurants and day trips. My favorite was a day trip to the Osa Peninsula. I cannot wait to go back again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear AlexL, Hi from the Jungle! It was a pleasure to have you at TikiVillas and so pleased you enjoyed yourself and your day trip to Corcovado NP! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and hope to see you soon again! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My partner, my 23 year old daughter and I stopped here for one night on the way down to the Osa Peninsula based on the previous reviews and we were not disappointed! It was absolutely beautiful. We shared an amazing villa with amazing views with completely fold-back window-doors which made the high-up villa seem part of the jungle. Loads of space. There was a very basic kitchenette with very few kitchen tools but we'd bought cold meat and salad and just about managed. We hadn't wanted to drive out to find a meal and enjoyed eating our meal on the deck. The bar area and infinity pool are glorious too and we were given the most fabulous (free) banana cocktail when we arrived. The drive up is interesting indeed and though not very far, certainly not possible without a 4x4 - it's very steep and bumpy!

There are two showers next to each other - one inside and one outside. We all opted for the outside one - it was a peculiar feeling but most unusual and enjoyable and we just hoped there were no gardeners about!

We also all opted for the Costa Rican breakfast which was fabulous.

The stay too was incredibly good value.

The only downside about this lovely place is that you can hear the main road down below. Otherwise it's gorgeous and I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Sallyh164, Thank you very for choosing TikiVillas and your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again to TikiVillas! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Address: 12Km South of Dominical, Finca Achiote, Uvita, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Uvita
#3 Romantic Hotel in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nature, Relaxation, Fun and Adventure that's what Costa Rica is all about!We invite you to join us at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa, located in one of the most breathtaking regions of Costa Rica. Scattered within the rainforest paradise of Osa near Uvita, TikiVillas is a small "Balinese Style" Eco Lodge. Offering nine individual, spacious villas set on a mountainside 120 meters above the Pacific Ocean and just a short distance from the beaches at the Ballena National Park. TikiVillas is the perfect jungle and beach getaway. Couples and honeymooners can immerse themselves in our 13 acres of private rainforest reserve and lush tropical gardens with close access to miles of deserted beaches and jungle trails. ... more   less 
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