Best Hotels in Uvita, Costa Rica

Best hotels and ecolodges in Uvita, Costa Rica

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Uvita is famous for three things: lovely beaches, lush rainforest and great hotels.

At first glance Uvita doesn’t seem very inviting. The center of town consists of a series of strip malls along the main highway, and the bumpy dirt roads veering off the highway seem destined for little more. But venture off the asphalt and you’ll discover some of the Central Pacific’s best kept secrets.

Uvita’s beaches are beautiful, the lush hills above town are home to some elegant boutique hotels, and there are some terrific outdoor adventures. Add in a handful of great restaurants and there’s really just one thing missing from Uvita: crowds.

If you’re looking for a beautiful beach destination that’s far less developed than Manuel Antonio, Uvita is a terrific alternative.

= Recommended
$ = Good Value
🐸 = Sustainable

Uvita Hotels – Luxury

Kura Design Villas, Uvita, Costa Rica

Kura Design Villas

Rancho Pacifico, Uvita, Costa Rica

Rancho Pacifico

Oxygen Jungle Villas, Uvita, Costa Rica

Oxygen Jungle Villas

Tikivillas, Uvita, Costa Rica


Vista Celestial, Uvita, Costa Rica

Vista Celestial

🐸 Cristal Ballena

Uvita Hotels – Moderately Priced

La Cusinga Ecolodge, Uvita, Costa Rica

La Cusinga Eco Lodge

La Cusinga is one of my favorite eco-lodges in Costa Rica. Perched high on a remote jungle bluff, it offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Uvita’s famous “Whale Tail.” One of the first hotels in the region, staying at La Cusinga feels like visiting the mythical “Costa Rica of 20 years ago.” Its ten rustic cabins are designed with sustainably-harvested wood. Best of all, there’s a private trail to Playa Arcos, one of the best hidden beaches in Costa Rica.

La Cacatua

El Paraiso de Cristian

🐸 Mar y Selva

Hotel Canto de Ballenas

Finca Bavaria

Playa Luna

Bungalows Ballena

Uvita Hotels – Budget

Tucan Hotel

Flutterby House

Whale Tail Hotel

Cabinas los Laureles

Hostel Cascada Verde

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