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“Natural Rustic Comfort” 4 of 5 stars
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Green Forest
Ranked #18 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Uvita
Arlington, Virginia
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“Natural Rustic Comfort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My experience was vary pleasant and I would not hesitate to recommend Green Forest to anyone looking to step away from the hustle and bustle of .the larger resorts or hotels in the area. As a concierge working for Ritz Carlton Hotels, I am accustomed to some of the finest and most luxurious accommodations available. I chose to look for a place definitely different from my usual choice Ritz Carlton or Marriott resorts. While the facilities at Green Forest are simple, clean and rustic, Elran, the owner built the place himself, the service attitude of Eliran is most definitely "First Class" as we say at the Ritz Carlton. He surprised and delighted me with complimentary breakfast and a made arrangements for a tour on horseback. His can do attitude will make anyone who chooses to stay at Green Forest feel happy to have had the opportunity to stay there. The natural setting and the river out back are truly relaxing and make one feel much farther from the beach and activities that Uvita has to offer. I look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Eliran Dvash(owner/manager) was welcoming and gracious. We showed up very late after being lost(our fault). Signs to Green Forest need to be bigger and a night /light reflective paint should be used(drove past it, three times!). Few street lights made it hard to see the sign at 10:pm. Needless to say, we pulled up tired and hungry. Our reservations had been held(even though no $$$ had exchanged hands/no credit card hold). He prefers to be paid in local currency/no credit cards(no $$ or information exchanged hands at that late hour though- He told us to please, make ourselves comfortable and we would talk in the morning about that!). We were in our room, within 5 minutes of arriving and having dinner in fifteen minutes (La Fogata...a short walk up the road:serviceable pizza, instead go for the pasta or chicken).. We woke up to a complimentary breakfast(Chef Eliran), delicious and unexpected. I was delighted & surprised to find a river behind the property and a horse named Peligroso(his) grazing out front. The river is perfect/private for cooling off, siesta or picnic and Eliran promised me, no crocodiles(he killed them all!). The place is rustic/cabina with a great outdoor shower(I loved/used it after a great horse ride with Rosario!), go to a resort if you want/expect more. For the heat, humidity and casual nature of Uvita, the Green Forest is perfect for us(mature nature loving couple). Great place for everyone, kids can be kids(nothing is "delicate", natural safe space, river & small friendly dogs on premises) and Eliran can arrange any tour/lesson you may be interested in. All very affordable. We loved the place, and would be delighted to call it home again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Green Forest

Property: Green Forest
Address: 500 m west of river uvita bridge, Uvita 0641, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Green Forest Costa Rica located in the beautiful city Uvita. There you can enjoy wild beaches, snorkeling and surfing spots, amazing fresh water water falls and rivers which are located in the backyard of the hotel. And active all year with crystal clear water (the river is safe - no harmful animals). Hotel Green Forest offers different exiting attractions: horseback riding, surfing and swimming lessons, fishing, kayaking, whale watching at Sizen. Green Forest allows pets to stay with family. The kitchen is big and comfortable and you can make a bundle which includes food. Hoping to see you here on your next vacation. Green Forest. ... more   less 
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