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
Couldn’t fault this wonderful resort. High up on the hill behind Uvita, you’re surrounded by preserved jungle with lots of happy wildlife roaming. Incredible staff who are welcoming warm and so helpful. Stunning location and truly beautiful room with every comfort you would need. Fantastic food & cocktails in the lovely restaurant.
We loved everything! Every staff member was so helpful and genuinely/authentically kind. Food was great (especially breakfast!), infinity pool is beautiful, and the villas are super clean and luxurious, as well as private. Saw tons of wildlife on property (monkeys, toucans, frogs, etc) and enjoyed the hike to the private waterfalls. Also had a couples' massage and both of us felt that it was one of the best we've ever had...massage therapists are truly first-class. Thank you for an awesome stay! We can't wait to come back!!
Small boutique hotel with amazing views and great staff. Food was very good a bit expensive and more american style than local but very good. Rooms are small individual villas with jungle or ocean view. Great privacy. The service was great, people were friendly, helpful and accomodating. We will come back.
Had a blast. Rooms were excellent and the boutique style of the resort was second to none. Amazing and welcoming staff. Everyone from Start to finish made the experience pleasurable. I will recommend this place over and over again.
We wanted a relaxing getaway to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and selected the Oxygen Jungle Villas. It was the perfect choice. The setting is lovely and the people are absolutely fantastic. From the first moment we arrived we were welcomed and felt like family. The ride up to is quite interesting but you get used to it after a while.
The villa itself was very clean and cozy. Waking up to a view of the water was just wonderful. Although the water view villas are fairly close together, it felt very private with all the vegetation. The bed was wonderful, the shower and bathroom great. So relaxing to just hang out on the patio couch and watch the water, or the toucans flying by.
The restaurant food was delicious - we ate there for both breakfast and dinner a couple times. Pool is also nice. Best part of the Oxygen Villas were the staff. Roy, Daniella, Luz, Steven ... all so kind. We even had a situation in town where we needed some help and Jorge the manager was extremely helpful to us.
The hike to the waterfalls in the property is also very nice.
All in all, we had a great vacation and hope to return to Oxygen Jungle Villas again sometime.