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TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a small boutique hotel with total 5 rooms. But the place was very clean with really hospitable staff. They really went out of their way to help us plan our day and give us advice on what to be careful about. Food was amaaazing too - my wife got recepies from them for everything we ate.

Location is another thing we loved about the place - right in the middle of a rainforest with amazing view of the ocean - and since you are in a rainforest, you might get woken up by howler monkeys at 5 am ;)

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Piyush P
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014

Dear Piyush P
Thank you for taking the time to post this review! It was a real pleasure to host you. Our team takes great pride in the service, hospitality, cleanliness and making sure our guests have a amazing time, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We are also pleased to get feedback on the new restaurant and that you enjoyed the food so much!
We very much look forward to welcoming you back again! Pura Vida! The TikiVillas Team

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed for two weeks and we loved TikiVillas . The owners were very helpful via emails and helped us with planning before we started the trip. We met with Thomas several times at TikiVillas.
We agree with all the positive comments on T.A. The staff are amazing Pablo is excellent and Gary and all are very good as well.

From the moment we arrived with a welcome cocktail the service was excellent .Every day we were asked if everything was fine.They recommended activities and made arrangements with the tour company and recommended local restaurants however we found that the restaurant Jungle Blue on site was the best.

All five of the bungalows had great views of the ocean and the mountains however we were lucky to have # 3 that was the highest and had in our opinion the most private location ,but if you cannot have # 3 all are very good.

All seem similar inside. Large with one king and a queen bed .The whole front french doors open up to the covered balcony with stunning views of the Pacific in front and the mountains to the rear. The Toucans in the morning and evening were seen every day and you could hear the howler monkeys at the same times. We had the AC on at night.


The kitchen had a small fridge and two element stove as well as utensils ,sink, coffee maker with tasty coffee. The bathrooms we found excellent with all tilled and american standard as well as an indoor shower or the outdoor ( the one that we preferred as you can hear the birds and nature and at the same time be very private).Off the bathroom was a large area with lots of room for luggage and racks for hanging clothing and a safe .

Pablo one day asked us if we would like to come with him and another staff on a short hike to small waterfall and a few of us went along and besides the waterfall we were able to see the howler monkeys.

We went to three restaurants recommended by T.A in Uvita and area but found to our amazement that Jungle Blue on site was the best. Being only five villas it was never crowded , had the best service, ambiance and excellent food.
We tried Tiki Tropical Salad , Pejbaye and Camote cream soup as starters all excellent . Dinner had many options we had the Catch of the day Tiki Style excellent and the Coconut Shrimp,Shrimp in Garlic, Chicken dishes very good. Deserts we tried are all very tasty.
At lunch snacks and sandwiches were found to be excellent,try the Chicken Wrap Sandwich. It's a juicy boneless chicken breast with amazing sautéed vegetables in a flour tortilla . I bet you will be back for the same the next day at lunch the wrap cost $9. We found the prices reasonable.
Lastly the breakfast included with your stay had several options very good coffee and was always started with fresh fruit and was very tasty.

We walked to the beach just down hill and had several walks on this amazing beach that was not crowded . We preferred the infinity pool on site that at times we had the pool all to ourselves to look at the Pacific and here the surf.

Some people have comments about hearing the traffic , you can hear it but it never bothered us.

You do find at times that in CR you do need a 4X4 and we did rent a 4X4 and found the road easy after the first time no problem getting to the TikiVillas parking lot. In CR the speed limit is usually 80Km per hour and why rush .

In our view this is the best place we have ever stayed at for value and all of the reasons we have said. Remember we do not like large hotels or all inclusive resorts so do not expect that here.

If we ever went back to the area we would definitely stay at TikiVllas Rainforest Lodge.

Room Tip: all are good # 3 is the highest and most private
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Hola suntripers! Thank you so much for your thorough and detailed review! No doubt it will be very helpful to many fellow travelers. It was a pleasure hosting you and meeting you both. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, service and found Jungle Blue to be your favorite restaurant in Uvita. We hope to welcome you both again soon. Pura Vida! Cindy, Thomas, Pablo, Gary, Chef Fran and the rest of the TikiVillas team.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

After a long week travelling around Costa Rica, we ended up in this oasis of a hotel. There are only 5 bungalows which means you get a very personal service from the wonderful staff with Pablo in particular a delight. In each room is a huge bed and lovely balcony where you can sit and watch the world go by for hours on end. Each room has a view of the sea as well as the ability to see lots of animals with toucans making a regular appearance during our visit.

At the hotel is a very nice pool but for those who want a beach, a short 15 minute walk will get you there and it's more than worth it with its long, endless coast and very few people.

By anyone's standard this is a nice hotel but it's the small things that make the biggest difference - the free coffee machine (and coffee) in the room, the staff knowing you by name, bringing you a cold glass of water as you sit by the pool, the welcome cocktail when you arrive. The list is endless.

Please don't make the mistake of going to the ruined tourist trap that is Manuel Antonio and go another 30 mins down the coast to this hotel for a far better experience.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Hola mynameisben1984! Thank you very much for your kind and wonderful review! We were so pleased to read you enjoyed your stay, service, location and installations. Look forward to welcoming you back soon! Pura Vida! Cindy, Thomas and TikiVillas team

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Loved Tiki Villas--we spent four nights there (just returned) and can't wait to go back. Pablo and Gary, on the staff, were extremely helpful and accomodating and good humored. We loved hanging out on our terrace and slept with the doors open which was lovely. Toucans and lots of other birds (and other wild life) right outside. A vehicle (4-wheel drive) is a must to get around to the beaches, the forest, etc. Relaxing atmosphere and mesmerizing views!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Holly M
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Dear Holly, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are very pleased you enjoyed your four night "perfect escape" with us, the staff, service, toucans and other wildlife outsider your villa. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope to welcome you again soon! Pura Vida! Cindy, Thomas & TikiVillas Team

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed at the tiki villas for two nights and were continually impressed with the service, the atmosphere, and the rooms. We spent a lot of time on the porch looking at the rainforest right outside our room and enjoying the colorful birds and stunning ocean view. I would highly recommend the villas.

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1  Thank Ctc1234
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Thomas C, Owner at TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Dear Ctc1234, Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your two night stay with us, nature, wildlife and service. It was a pleasure posting you, and we hope to welcome you again soon! Pura Vida! Cindy, Thomas & TikiVillas Team

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