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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

Amenities

  •  Adults Only
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Intimate glass villas in a Bali-inspired romantic escape on a jungle-covered mountainside

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Oxygen Jungle Villas
1.5 KM Noroeste del catarata
Uvita, 60504 Costa Rica

Reviews

Best kept secret in Uvita
Vacation46283391637

Second time this year we visited this place very comfortable enjoy the beaches pool.Staff was outstanding Roy and and Anna do an outstanding job. Probably will go back again next year we tell all of our friends about it

Unique, amazing location for honeymoon
Maps55707027876

My wife and I stayed at a jungle view villa after our wedding in Indiana a few days earlier. Cost Rica is a beautiful nation, and at Oxygen Jungle Villas you get the best Costa Rica has to offer. A beautiful, romantic setting, excellent, private facilities, and an extraordinarily skilled and courteous staff. The chefs, kitchen crew and servers work magic with food and drink, three meals per day. I highly recommend Oxygen for an unforgettable honeymoon experience, or any sort of getaway.

Serenity
Nicolerice19

A must stay when is Costa Rica! The natural environment around the hotel is just breathtaking. Staying in a jungle is an experience you don’t want to miss.
The glass villas are stunning, clean and environmentally friendly!
The staff is welcoming, knowledgeable and kind!
The waterfalls on the property is such a sight to see. A must see when staying there!