Oxygen Jungle Villas
- Style Balinese bungalows
- Setting Thick jungle, sparkling sea
Concealed within a sprawling plot of protected Costa Rican rainforest and perched above the shimmering Pacific Ocean, Oxygen Jungle Villas hotel in Uvita is a secret worth keeping. After a day sipping papaya cocktails by the infinity pool, spend the next exploring a jungle teeming with toucans or spotting whales by the seaside at this wildlife-filled wonderland.
Need to know
- Rooms 12 villas.
- Rates Double rooms from $235.00, excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 10% per booking on check-out.
- More details Rates exclude Continental breakfast.
- Facilities Spa, yoga pavilion, DVD library, free WiFi in the Clubhouse. In rooms: Flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, minibar.
- Poolside Surrounded by teak decking, rattan sunloungers and a few large Buddha statues, the unheated, stone-lined infinity pool faces the Pacific.
- Check–out 11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Children Oxygen is an adults-only retreat.
- Also Smoking is permitted only on the terrace.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Villa 3 is close to the main clubhouse, but set apart with a stunning panorama of the Pacific Ocean and thick vegetation that lures brightly coloured toucans. The remote Villa 12 is the most private,close to the yoga pavilion and the path that leads to the property’s small waterfall.
- Packing tips Binoculars will help you catch a glimpse of the humpback whales that mate in the coves below. Surf wax and a rash shirt are essential for conquering the world-famous waves at nearby Dominical. The bathrooms have minimal bath products, so bring your own stash.
- Also The hotel looks down on the Whale’s Tail, a long sandbar that indeed looks like a tail. At low tide, the bar is an ideal spot for swimming, snorkelling and spotting marine life.
Food and drink at Oxygen Jungle Villas
- Hotel restaurant O2 Restaurant serves a five-course surprise menu each night in its an open-air dining room, overlooking the pool. Those who have tired of Costa Rica’s fruit- and vegetable-rich cuisine will appreciate the break: the kitchen focuses on more European-style dishes.
- Dress code Sundresses, shorts and sandals. The sun is strong by mid-morning, so wear swimsuits underneath your breakfast attire, for a post-breakfast dip in the pool.
- Top table Take a table near to the mountain in the mornings for shade. At dinner, tables by the pool have the best ambience.
- Last orders Dinner is served until 9pm.
- Hotel bar There is no standalone bar where guests can congregate, but staff are happy to mix tropical cocktails and serve them poolside. The welcome drink, a blended papaya cocktail, is not to be missed.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details