- 12 contemporary glass-walled villas
- Hiking trails, waterfall, natural swim holes
- Under 17s not permitted
- Great range of water and land activities
Oxygen Jungle Villas is an impressive upper mid-range boutique resort with 12 contemporary, glass-walled villas nestled into the lush jungle scenery just outside Costa Rica’s popular coastal town of Uvita. This privately-owned property has a distinctly adult feel, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy from waterfall rappelling, diving and white-water rafting, to jungle hikes, horse riding and more. Back at base, the hotel’s Indonesian-themed décor makes for a very peaceful place to kick back and relax and, given that the vast majority of the estate’s reserve remains completely untouched, the plant and wildlife to be discovered here is nothing short of superb. There’s a fabulous infinity pool on site, along with some natural swimming-holes across the reserve.
Each villa accommodates up to two people, and children under 17 years of age are not permitted. The 8 Ocean Villas have lovely views of the ocean and the Marino Ballena National Park; the remaining four Jungle Villas look out on to the rainforest and offer a bit more privacy and seclusion, along with slightly better chances of spotting the resident wildlife such as sloths and colourful hummingbirds and toucans. Amenities common to all villas include air conditioning, a minibar, a TV with DVD player and an en-suite bathroom featuring sinks fashioned out of natural river stones and a rainfall shower complete with bathrobes. All the villas are well spaced apart for privacy, although note that the Ocean Villas are closest to the swimming pool and restaurant.
There’s a good variety of water and land-based activities to try out ranging from leisurely pursuits to thrill-seeking challenges, and it’s wise to book in advance. Birdwatching walks and dolphin and whale-watching excursions are possible, along with zip lining through the stunning tree canopy, white-water rafting, kayaking, surfing, diving and paddle boarding. There’s also a very picturesque hike to a waterfall within the reserve and number of hiking trails to explore.
Back at the resort, there’s an inviting infinity pool surrounded by Javanese statues, with fabulous views of the jungle scenery opening out below. The restaurant offers freshly-prepared cuisine and also caters for in-room dining. In addition, there’s a well-stocked bar and a full-service spa featuring massages, facials, body scrubs and other soothing treatments.
- Luxurious, ultra-contemporary retreat
- Boutique property with 8 stylish suites
- Adults only, great mix of activities
- Unspoilt coastline near Uvita
- Ecolodge with Ocean views
- Views over Ballena Marine National Park
- Simple, mid-range cabins
- River swimming
- Set in tropical gardens with nearby rainforest
- Lovely ocean view
- Large pool
- Variety of activities
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