The high points:
The nice view from the big covered patio. The ocean in the distance, the trees, the birds. On the right night, the sunset is spectacular. Enjoyed with a glass of wine or other beverage of choice.
The pool--ah, very nice. It is large, with great views. Great to come back to after a day of hiking or lounging at the beach.
The breakfast. An abundance of tasty, fresh food, served buffet style--all you can eat. For $8. The two mornings of breakfast there were the best meals we had over 10 days in Costa Rica.
The mediocre points:
The rooms--at least the one I stayed in--are a bit worn, not entirely comfortable. This isn't necessarily a deterrence to staying there, but it isn't like staying at a luxury hotel (fair point--one isn't paying for a luxury hotel here).
For us, a four-wheel drive vehicle was a necessity. This place isn't so far from things with a vehicle, but there is no place to walk to from here for food, entertainment, a beach, etc. Without a vehicle, you're pretty much stuck.
Also, want to give props to Willi, the manager. He struck a really good balance of being present but allowing privacy. Nearby if you want a drink, and responds when engaged, but didn't impose himself on any conversations. Seems like a nice person, which adds to the good feelings about the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finca Bavaria is a charming small hotel that is situated approx. 5 km south of Uvita. Surrounded by tropical rain forest, high above the Marino Ballena National Park, our guests enjoy breathtaking views over the jungle up to the coast, stunning sunsets and the sound of the animals of the rain forest! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Finca Bavaria Hotel Uvita
- Finca Bavaria Costa Rica/Uvita