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TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Uvita
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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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43 reviews
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

TikiVillas was one of the most beautiful, relaxing places that we stayed at this year. We arrived to Edgar, the newest addition to the TikiVillas staff who was pleasant, accommodating and most helpful with anything we could possibly need or want to know. Edgar helped get our luggage to our villa and get us settled in. Clean beach towels were at reception to be used and we were offered a welcome drink when we were ready for it. Together with Thomas who was very knowledgeable they assisted us in deciding what to see, where to eat and information in general about what kind of food we would get at the various restaurants in the area, how far a drive places were. They gladly chatted with us, made reservations and generally made our stay there exceptional. We stayed for 4 wonderful days and enjoyed breakfast every morning starting with fresh fruit and several meal choices. I confirm Tripadvisor reviews that Cindy definitely makes the best Gallo Pinto I have ever tasted and I admit to enjoying it every morning we were there. Any time of the day we happened to be at the reception/pool area, Edgar or Thomas made a point of stopping for a brief chat and ensure that we wanted for nothing. Our afternoons consisted of a late afternoon soak in the infinity pool with a drink and a couple of hours of lying in a lounger or sitting in our villa with the folding doors open overlooking the ocean views and watching the toucans and other wildlife. All the villas face the ocean and the hinged door panels all fold fully back to leave the front wide open. TikiVillas is a truly special place. Our unit was thoughtfully stocked with two plates, glasses, coffee cups, wine glasses and a corkscrew. Cindy cleaned each villa daily and kept our little piece of heaven absolutely immaculate while we were there. You will however need a vehicle capable of making it up the dirt road to the parking lot. 4X 4 is suggested. There also a lot of stairs both to the reception and pool area from the parking area or to get to your villa. Well worth the effort to get there!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay at Tiki Villas for 5 nights and WOW!! Absolutely everything here was beyond perfection - the amazing room, the beautiful views, the helpful staff, the delicious breakfast, the relaxing pool area and the great location.

We loved that there are only five villas, it meant the lodge was never too busy and it felt like our own paradise. We had villa 5 which was the most private, right at the end with a fantastic view on the rainforest and sea. The villa itself was really well designed, with a HUGE balcony. We had an AC room but didn't use it much, preferring to open the doors and listen to the sounds of the rainforest! The kitchenette was really useful and the jungle shower was a lovely touch.

Edgar and Gary make Tiki extra special. They were a pleasure to chat to everyday and were so helpful in suggesting local places to eat and things to do. And those special banana smoothies were delicious! Cindy and Thomas (the owners) are friendly, attentive and very welcoming – nothing is too much trouble.

Whilst there is no on site restaurant, there are lots of great places to eat nearby although you will need to drive or take a taxi. You can also have drinks in the main lounge area of the lodge. There is no bar menu, but don't be afraid to ask – we had a few drinks watching the sunset which was lovely.

Room Tip: We had villa 5 which seemed to be the most secluded/ private - it also has AC
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We LOVED EVERYTHING about Tikivillas. The lodge is beautifully designed, and very well maintained. Our villa was perfect: very large room with king sized bed, kitchenette, outdoor and indoor showers and terrace with breathtaking views of the ocean and the jungle. We loved waking up to the sights and sounds of the birds, monkeys and the sea.

Tikivillas serves a delicious breakfast in their open air dining area. And we loved hanging out and sunbathing in their gorgeous ocean view infinity pool.

The owners, Cindy and Tomas, are great hosts and they assisted us with recommendations on restaurants and area beaches. Edgar, our waiter/ concierge, was super attentive and really made our stay enjoyable.

Tikivillas is truly one of the best places to stay in Uvita.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We stayed two days here on the end of our two weeks in the area. Staff were very accommodating. It offers a view of the ocean, hear the waves crashing the shore in the distance, privacy for the units as they are elevated. Your casita is a window to all that is nature. On our last night we lost count at 12 toucans in a nearby tree as they retreated to the montana for the night. Comfortable rooms, nicely appointed. The lodge offers a comp breakfast, a lounging area and a oceanview pool. For this price point you can't lose. The stairs from the parking to the lodge could be an issue for the elderly, but thats about all... thanks Thomas

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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear yakidelsur, thank you very much for choosing TikiVillas and taking the time to writing your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and your Villa as well as got to see Toucans and other wildlife during your stay. We are in the process of upgrading various facilities and one of these is a new access road and parking with a ramp to the main clubhouse and pool that will make TikiVillas accessible to all. We hope to welcome you both here in our small slice of Rainforest paradise! Pura Vida! Cindyy & Thomas
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Eatonville
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We loved Tikivillas so much last year that we couldn't wait to return for another week this year. I didn't think it was possible to enjoy it as much as last year, but we did. They still make delicious breakfasts that you can enjoy while taking in the views of the jungle, birds, and ocean. They still make home-grown banana colladas that we could drink under the stars in the pool. They still have beautifully-maintained grounds that seem to be a magnet for birds. From the swimming pool we counted 19 toucans in one tree. Their newest employee Edgar is a real asset and eagerly assisted us with recommendations or reservations, and the owners Thomas and Cindy had some perfect beach recommendations.(I'm now convinced that Costa RIca's beaches are better than Hawaii!)

On request, we were given a guided hike by the maintenance man Jesus, to a nearby pretty waterfall and swimming hole. It was a relatively steep but lovely walk through the jungle and the swimming hole felt wonderful. Jesus seemed to know exactly where to look to find us a cute tiny red poison dart frog.

Plans are in the works to expand Tikivillas and make the driveway easier. I'm sure anything they do will be great since Thomas and Cindy clearly are gifted at a creating beautiful, restful, and fun. We just can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Some rooms don't have a/c, but we never felt the need for it as the design seems to keep the roo...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

The lodge is tucked away on a hill (4 wheel drive), surrounded by lush vegetation, with a view of the Pacific Ocean. We fell asleep to sound of the ocean surf and were awakened by Howler monkeys, the raucous calls of the Toucans, and myriad singing birds. Our casita, which afforded great privacy, included a kitchenette, an outdoor and indoor shower (beautiful local sandstone walls), bedroom (roomy king-sized bed), and a veranda--the shuttered doors opened, allowing for the sea breeze at night. The open air main lodge included casual seating near the bar, table seating for breakfast (included), and a deck with infinity pool. It is located near beautiful, pristine beaches and the small town of Uvita, and offers very reasonable prices. The true gem is Edgar, the waiter/concierge/bartender--he made our stay comfortable and a fun experience.

Room Tip: Casita #3 sits the highest and has the best view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

What a pleasure it was to stay at Tikivillas. The host Thomas and the helpers Edgar and Gary were all very charming and made sure our stay was perfect...and it was. We stayed in Villa #5 and it was perfect. Secluded, clean, comfortable. The breakfast was excellent to start the day off followed by a nice cool drink after a long day hiking. The hotel lobby is open air with a gorgeous view of the water.

Tikivillas was e highlight of our stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge
Address: Km 155 / 156 Costal Highway, Uvita de Osa, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Uvita
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Uvita
#5 Spa Hotel in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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 in 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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