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
This hotel is like one of those you'd see from a luxury hotel magazine.
The staff is absolutely wonderful and goes above and beyond to make sure all your needs are accommodated.
The room is so neat- you're basically in a cube in the middle of the jungle.
The beds were super comfortable and the food was fantastic.
Would definitely recommend this hotel to all my friends!
This boutique hotel was amazing. The place, the staff, the food, the views, I mean everything about it was perfect! The tours recommended by them were also great, we really enjoyed them. Thank you Paula, Bryan, Ana, Steven, Gary, Roy and all 20 staff members that strive to make their guests want to come back! I highly recommend Oxygen Jungle Villas.
This place it's awesome but their staff it's special! i want to say thank you to Paula, Ana, Bryan, Steven, Gary and their manager Jorge...we had a great time, you guys make us feel special and we thank you for it!....The villas are all gorgeous, modern and clean! The Ocean views villas are the best in our opinion! We book 3 tours with the hotel but we will definitely recommend Coto Brus River for water rafting! thank you again for your personalized service...we will be back!
Great room service. Amazing views. Very tranquil. Quit. Lots of amenities. Room fully equipped. Beautiful. Near by beaches. Near by stores. Taxi readily available. Waterfalls everywhere. Hiking. Relax.
Oxygen Jungle Villas is in Uvita, which we found to be such a cool spot that isn't super touristy but still has great restaurants and beautiful untouched beaches. We rented a 4x4 so getting up to Oxygen was no problem, as it's tucked away in the jungle at the top of the hill. There are 12 glass villas that are ideal for taking in all of the sights and sounds. As an eco-resort, they did a fantastic job designing the space — it feels luxurious without being over the top.
The staff at Oxygen was SO kind to us. At one point our car battery died right before we were supposed to leave for an excursion and right when I started to feel stressed, they ordered a taxi and said they would call Alamo and take care of it. Got a text a few hours later saying that it was handled and my rental was running!
There was plenty to do in the surrounding area - not to mention Oxygen has a trail and waterfall of its own on the property. This was a friend trip, but will certainly be bringing my husband back here!