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TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay on the West Coast”
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Fantastic spot with great value. Need a 4x4 for their drive.

Pro's:

-Large bungalows with indoor and outdoor showers
-Great service (especially Gary)
-Nice infinity pool
-Breakfast Included

Cons:

-In a quieter less touristy part of CR so less to do/see/places to eat etc...
-Long drive from other more well travelled places in CR
-Driving at night is tough around this part of the country as there are no streetlights at all!

Would recommend if you are planning to head this far down the coast.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear J E! Thank you very much for your lovely and detailed review. We are so glad you enjoyed TikiVillas, staff, service and our installations. You are correct the area is still not a mass tourist Mecca and part of the charm of Uvita and the area is that it is still for the moment not overly developed and the charm of large areas of untouched nature and the deserted beaches can still be enjoyed without the tourist crowds and development that follow. Manuel Antonio park is only 1 hours drive. Though definitively not for everyone, there are various activities including whale watching, ziplines, waterfall tours, waterfall rappelling, water rafting, kayaking, mangroves, snorkeling in the marine park and Caño Island, Corcovado NP day trips, Yoga, nature hikes and just enjoying the deserted beaches our private small rainforest preserve hikes, pool, Jungle Blue restaurant and our Rainforest SPA. We do apologize if these activity options were not fully explained. Our knowledgeable guest concierge team is always available to discuss various options in the area. We hope to welcome you to TikiVillas agan! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

My Wife and I stayed for our honeymoon Monday through Friday 11/18-11/22 and were extremely pleased with our stay (Villa #5) The look and feel of the place is stellar. Loved the bar/dining room area and the infinity pool. Great place to relax and get some sun and drink their signature Banana Colada drink. The actual Villa we stayed in was awesome. Great view, very comfy and had all the little things needed to feel comfortable throughout the week (mini fridge, hot plates, kitchen supplies, free coffee/pot). We had dinner there the first night and it was really tasty, and their free breakfast was consistently great. They are still developing the bar and dinner menus but they are definitely on the right track. Very well priced! Hands down though, the staff was GREAT. All were very accommodating and very nice (special shout out to Gary who ended up waiting on us quite a bit Que Mai!) The only drawback with our stay was that they were doing some loud construction during the first couple of days right next to our Villa (which is hard to accept on a dream honeymoon vacation), but that was quickly taken care of and compensated for, which shows how responsive the management and staff are. Highly recommended! Would definitely return, maybe for an anniversary. :0)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Matt D!
Thank you very much for your review and choosing TikiVillas as part of your special honeymoon stay! We are pleased you enjoyed our service, staff and installations. We are also glad to hear the feedback on our Jungle Blue restaurant dinner. We have been refining our menu to locally sourced fresh products and a tropical Latin – Costarican gourmet food. Unfortunately we were doing the last touches to our new parking that were not supposed to take more than 3 hours… Builders… Anyway, all upgrades are now done and we do not foresee any further disturbances to our future guests. We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you again maybe your anniversary! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Leura, Australia
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went to Tiki Villas for two nights and ended up staying four...On arrival, my husband, daughter and I were welcomed with a delicious cocktail and taken to our villa (No 1). The villa consists of an open space with a king size and a single bed, a kitchenette and a bathroom with walk-in wardrobe. Despite us being three persons, we never felt cramped as the space is very generous and concertina doors opened to a large balcony with a spectacular view of the ocean and the immediate jungle. From here we spotted monkeys, toucans, hawks and other wildlife. The place was spotlessly clean. We had delicious breakfasts every morning in the reception/restaurant area, where the beautiful infinity swimming pool is located. Richard, the manager, couldn't have been more helpful or kinder: he helped us with our choice of restaurants, recommended safe ocean swimming areas, booked tours for us and many other things. We had the best holiday and fully recommend this place to anybody travelling to Uvita. A couple of considerations are that the place doesn't cater for children and that a four-wheel drive vehicle is required for the access road to the property.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Travellingtoucanette!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased to hear feedback from our guests, and know we are on the correct path to making a unique and special experience in the Costa Rican Rainforest! We have now installed a new parking and access that will no longer require 4x4 (though always recommended for the area) as well as excited with new guest services recently launched like the Rainforest SPA and wellness center as well as our signature restaurant Jungle Blue! We look forward to welcoming you again to TikiVillas on your next visit to the area! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I stayed in Tiki Villas in March of 2013 and, while I was initially skeptical about the open-air aspect of being in the jungle, it could not have worked out better. The rooms were awesome and private to where you could sleep with the doors open and experience the sunrise and sunset. The staff was great and Gary and Edgar were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the area and recommended a lot of great restaurants, adventures, and beaches. We were able to go on adventures in the morning, relax by the pool in the afternoon, and watch the sunset with probably too many of their delicious banana coladas (which I also recommend getting like 12 of). If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Uvita, you have to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Matt S! Thank you very much for your kind review! We are so please you enjoyed your stay at TikiVillas as well as our service and dedicated staff! We look forward to welcoming you to TikiVillas again soon! Untilthen Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

My review comes a little late but, as they say, better late than never! My boyfriend and I stayed in villa No 4 at TikiVillas twice during our Costa Rican trip in July 2013 and we loved it. It was a welcome break after ‘roughing it’ a little in Osa and makes for a great stopover on your way from Osa to SJO or Manuel Antonio or the Caribbean coast. The Uvita area itself is certainly worth exploring by itself as well.

The hotel is excellent by any standards. It is set on a serene hill overlooking the coastline below. It provides an incredibly relaxing experience in an intimate atmosphere. The villas are beautifully appointed and have private kitchenette areas. Each villa comes with its own balcony and sea view. In addition to an indoor bathroom one might also enjoy an outdoor shower surrounded and protected from view by lush greenery. Everything is spotlessly clean. There’s AC and free wi-fi and free, secure parking. On top of that, the guest can have a dip in a beautiful infinity pool located in the breakfast/bar/reception area, which is a lot of fun especially if the weather gets bad.

The room price includes a delicious breakfast a la carte. I highly recommend opting for the traditional Costa Rican breakfast – it’s great! Regardless of your preference, the service starts with a fresh fruit salad and a glass of juice as well as tea/coffee/cocoa.

Finally, a good part of what makes the hotel so good is definitely its staff! Everyone there, but especially Richard and Jesus are super professional, helpful, and very friendly! They made us feel welcome and were full of helpful advice. They are a great bunch.

While visiting you should visit Marino Ballena National Park and take a long walk along the gorgeous beach at low tide. I also loved visiting the nearby Baru Reserve – it’s excellent for wildlife watching.

You’ll need to rent a car to get to the hotel, and you will also need a car to go get some dinner, but there are plenty of restaurants within a very short ride.

The only problem I can think of is that sometimes the Internet connection fades away inside the villas, but it’s always strong and fast at the reception were you can be seated comfortably and serve the Web all you want.

Overall, everything from the staff and the setting to the premises themselves was perfect and I would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Hola curious_traveler_PL!
It was a pleasure to host you! Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our installations, service, staff and the area! The wi-fi repeater has been replaced and provides a more reliable connection. You will be pleased to know that TikiVillas opened its Jungle Blue Restaurant in the guest club house in addition to breakfast we now offer our guests Lunch, Dinner as well as snacks. We hope to welcome you again soon toTikiVillas! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have been traveling to Costa Rica for over 20 years and had heard that this Lodge had changed hands. Although it was the rainy season the staff was very professional and the breakfast that was included with the casita was excellent. I must same I am a snob when it comes to atmosphere and this property does an excellent job with their lighting both on the property and their rooms. Would definitely plan on staying there again soon. One minor complaint which they cannot control was there was a little road noise.

Room Tip: Room 4 had a beautiful ocean view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Whitney R, thank you for your review it was a pleasure hosting you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the service, lighting and all the little touches. TikiVillas is as always from the start, run and operated by Cindy & myself. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Pura Vida! Cindy & Thomas
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was our last stop in Costa Rica before heading home. Wish we could have stayed longer. Clean, gorgeous views, welcoming staff, beautiful pool and amazing service. Couldn't recommend it more. Breakfast was great and delicious. The waterfall nearby was also fun and cheap! Highly recommended from both my fiancé and I.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Malary! Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to host you both at TikiVillas. We hope to welcome you both again at TikiVillas soon!
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Additional Information about TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge

Property: TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge
Address: Km 155 / 156 Costal Highway, Uvita de Osa, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
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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