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Top Places To Stay In Uvita Costa Rica

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Uvita is often an overlooked southern destination in Costa Rica due to driving distances from the airport and a laidback vibe. By staying in Uvita it’s close to enough to explore the amazing wildlife in Corcovado National Park and many other treasures in the area.

In our guide are the top places we think are worth mentioning for those adventure travelers who like Eco Lodges to luxury comforts for honeymooners.

Here is our guide to the top places to stay in Uvita Costa Rica

I know you are aware that Costa Rica has many options for accommodations with different price points. Uvita and the Osa Peninsula area get over looked a lot when people are deciding between resorts, hotels and Eco Lodges.

Flights can helps shorted your time when traveling from San Jose airport in Alajuela to the Osa Peninsula area. There is a new airline offering domestic flights in the country. This can significantly reduce your driving time. You can check out the company here.

If you love driving and wants to see other towns or activities closeby we suggest renting a car. We have a 10% off discount on car rentals for our readers.

There are lots of place to stay in Uvita from low budget, moderate to higher end. I personally love the smaller boutique hotels & Eco Lodges for their uniqueness.

Best Places To Stay In Uvita

There is lots of low budget places to stay along the beach area in Uvita. If you are like myself I prefer to have a great view with attentive local staff and quality food.

Flutterby House is a hostel located in the town of Uvita. It’s close to the beach with night security most important for solo travelers. They rent surfboard and bicycles for those active travelers with free wifi, shared kitchen and restaurant on site.

Moderate Boutique Hotels

Hotel Vista Ballena
poolview at Hotel Vista Ballena

I recently stayed for two days at the Hotel Vista Ballena up in the mountains. My room was on the 3rd floor in the first building overlooking the National Park and ocean.

This small hotel has 20 rooms available in two buildings. Each building has 3 floors with stairs. The rooms feature a small balcony to sit in the morning and enjoy a cup of coffee. Inside the rooms are comfortable furnishings with air-conditioning and a mini-frig to store drinks.

This hotel is perfect for guests who want to relax with quiet surroundings and nature. The 2-level infinity pool was just the right refreshing temperature for the humid tropical area.

Adjacent to the pool is the restaurant & bar area. The hotel is not large but has lots of stairs so anyone with mobility issue will want to consider alternative accommodations that are suitable for your needs.

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The Best Eco Lodges

Ylang cabin at la Cusinga Lodge
Ylang cabin

Located a short distance from the main road is the La Cusinga Lodge. What I loved about this eco lodge is the close proximity to the ocean. Each room is in a one level bungalow made mostly wood & stone in the bathroom so you have lots of privacy.

The rooms are built with lots of wood flooring & walls has complimentary wifi, comfortable beds, and a plus is they have organic soaps for the bathroom available. This is actually the first Eco Lodge I’ve seen that has smoke detectors in the rooms.

On the property of La Cusinga Lodge is an open-air yoga studio. The river provides a flow of water to a decorative feature surround the studio which offers a relaxing tranquil feel.

For those of you who love hiking there is a few trails on the property. Each is clearly market. Take the Playa Acros trail which leads to a hidden beach.

The Top Luxury Hotels In Uvita Costa Rica

oxygen Jungle oceanview room Uvita Costa Rica
Photo: [Oxygen Jungle] Ocean Views room

For honeymooners Oxygen Jungle Villas offers 12 of the finest rooms including 8 ocean view villas and 4 jungle villas that were featured in Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure.

The all glass walls in the ocean view rooms look out at the Marino Ballena National Park while the jungle rooms have more privacy with a change to spot wildlife birds and animals at your doorstep.

Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge is a modern adults only property with an outdoor pool and spa. I almost booked this one for my trip but decided it’s better to wait a bring my partner so we could enjoy this together. Aaah!

rancho pacifico
Photo: [Rancho Pacifico]

Pamper yourself at Rancho Pacifico in a treehouse, villa or suite. The treehouses have more privacy with an outdoor jacuzzi on the deck.

Are you thinking this is the perfect spot for our honeymoon?

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About the Author:

Laurie Johnson is travel writer, agent, and founder of Pura Vida Vacations. She finds her inspirations from travelling of the beaten path, meeting the locals, and sharing her travel stories, reviews, and tips with her readers.


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