Oxygen Jungle Villas
What We Love
- Glass cabins are climate-controlled and critter-proof, with private decks and sweeping jungle or ocean views
- Balinese furnishings, art and Buddha statues promote Zen and stylish relaxation
- The hotel is the only one on the mountain with its own private hiking trails, which lead through the jungle past waterfalls and wildlife
- Top-notch service: Staff members are friendly and helpful; you'll never have to wait for a cocktail
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What To Know
- A stay here is about getting back to nature, so some cabins feel more secluded than others
- The hotel is up a mountain; it's best to rent a 4X4 when transferring from the airport
- Rainy season lasts from May to November, dry season from December to April
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Zen-chic. Guests enter the clubhouse between two stone Ganesha statues, and it’s Bali ever after. White wicker lounge chairs and ottomans abound, as do oversize and lotus-style Buddha figures and paintings, all brought from Indonesia. A large, dominant likeness of Dewi Sri, the Javanese goddess of fertility, dominates the sun deck, and small purple flowers are sprinkled throughout the expansive jungle estate. To top it off, the parts of the compound are connected by stone pathways lined in heliconias and birds of paradise.
Bed and Bath
Beneath the villas’ dramatically vaulted rooftops, minimalism reigns supreme, emphasizing the views beyond the glass walls. Imported feather bedding and cushy Serta mattresses top the four-poster beds, over which sheer white curtains lend an ethereal touch. The equally Zen bathrooms are bisected by frosted glass, and the sinks are carved out of river stones from Indonesia. The organic bath products feature fragrances of the tropics: ylang-ylang, coconut and natural honey.
There are other upscale hotels on the mountain, but Oxygen Jungle Villas is the only one with its own private hiking trails leading through the jungle to romantic waterfalls, where monkeys and toucans are known to frequent the scene. Spa services are offered in a dedicated room which offer panoramic views of Ballena National Park. At the clubhouse, chefs prepare innovative and mouthwatering local and international dishes. The cocktails and fruit drinks are also phenomenal — don’t miss the yerba buena and pineapple smoothie.
In the Area
Down the Pacific coast from touristy Manuel Antonio, the jungle-covered mountains of Uvita offer a high-caliber, adventure-packed vacation without the crowds. The few distinguished visitors have access to some of Costa Rica’s best kayaking, surfing and hiking; Corcovado National Park is the country’s most beloved, and it can be explored for a day or, even better, overnight. Foodies will rejoice at Playa Ojochal, an unexpected enclave of fine dining where highlights include Exotica, a gourmet fusion restaurant, and Citrus, which serves New World cuisine.
How to Get There
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here a few nights ago. We booked a jungle view room but after the first night our a/c wasn’t working properly so they upgraded us to an ocean view. They were both amazing for different reasons (the jungle view seemed more private, but the ocean view had a spectacular view).
The breakfast was delicious and reasonably priced, but drinks were a little more than in town. We hiked to the waterfalls on the property and highly recommend this! We had the waterfalls to ourselves, went for a swim, and got some great photos.
We also really enjoyed talking with Steven and Gary while there. It was interesting to hear about their lives in Costa Rica and also recommended some sites to see on our way out of town.
We would definitely go back here! It was the highlight of our trip.
We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica at oxygen jungle villas. The property is like nothing I have ever seen. The villas themselves are completely made of glass but at the same time very private and secluded so you can look out and see wildlife and beautiful plants and jungle flowers. The infinity pool is the perfect temperature and a great place to spend the day. We also loved the restaurant that had a fantastic menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We had an amazing and relaxing stay at oxygen villas. Its a very nice and quiet resort with only 12 jungle villas. The infinity pool offers incedible ocean and jungle views. A short walk from the property is a little waterfall which is worth the hike. We saw plenty of birds and even a sloth. Excellent food and amazing service. The staff was very attentive, friendly and accomodating to all our needs.Jorge and his team are doing an amazing job and looked after us very well and made it an memorable experience for us.