17 BEST Hotels Uvita Has To Offer – Costa Rica

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Uvita is a small, laid-back beach town on the southwest coast of Costa Rica.

Known for its tranquil, tropical scenes and to-die-for beaches, Uvita is a must-visit destination on your Costa Rica itinerary!

But where to stay in Uvita? You are spoiled for options when looking for a place to stay, and in this guide, I’ll provide you with a list of the best hotels Uvita has to offer to suit your budget and needs!

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A QUICK LOOK AT UVITA & WHERE TO STAY

BEST TIME TO VISIT UVITA, COSTA RICA

When searching for hotels in Uvita, you’ll also want to consider the time of year to visit, and for Uvita, the best months are between November and April if you are looking to avoid the rain.

However, Costa Rica maintains tropical temperatures all year round, and with a range of activities available, there is never a wrong time to visit.

HOW TO GET AROUND UVITA

The cheapest way to get around Uvita is by bus which operates frequently throughout the town and has a vast range of destinations so most places can be accessed.

Renting a car is also an option if you want to explore more of the region on your own time. You can also hire scooters to get yourself around the local area, and these generally cost around $15 per day.

BUDGET FOR UVITA

When staying in Uvita you should budget between $40 and $120 per day depending on your itinerary.

This will include prices for transport, restaurants, and activities, although some of these including whale watching can incur a higher cost.

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17 BEST HOTELS UVITA HAS TO OFFER

In this guide, you’ll find personalized recommendations for the best hotels in Uvita town, beautiful beach accommodations in Uvita, and the best eco-lodges in Uvita.

I’ve included a range of luxury, mid-range, and budget hotels Uvita has available.

BEST HOTELS IN UVITA TOWN

LUXURY: KURA BOUTIQUE HOTEL

This five-star hotel is a great place to stay in Uvita for adults traveling on a luxury budget. Kura Boutique Hotel offers guests an outdoor pool, garden, bar, and a private beach area.

Breakfast is served every morning and the restaurant offers evening meals with a choice of Caribbean and Seafood cuisine. Rooms are spacious and all come with a private bathroom, a seating area, and all are decorated to the highest standard.

This adult-only Uvita hotel is located on the edge of Uvita Town and is perfectly located to explore the local shops and restaurants on foot. The nearby beaches are within walking distance and a range of local attractions can be booked from the hotel.

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LUXURY: VISTA CELESTIAL

Vista Celestial is one of the best hotels Uvita has to offer. The resort offers guests a spa, restaurant, outdoor pool, and swim-up bar. Private villas are offered to guests, with a private pool, terrace, and loungers.

Villas are equipped with a kitchen, dining, and living room, and all private bathrooms are equipped with toiletries, an indoor and outdoor shower, and a 2-person spa bath.

Vista Celestial is one of those hotels in Uvita that is perfect for a romantic getaway. Located in Uvita town, you are perfectly situated to explore all of the local areas from the resort and there is a range of activities that can be booked in the local area from the hotel desk including boat tours, paddle boarding, surfing, and quad rentals.

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MID RANGE: HOTEL MARINO BALLENA

When searching for where to stay in Uvita on a mid-range budget, definitely consider Hotel Marino Ballena.

This stunning Uvita hotel has an outdoor pool and terrace where breakfast is served every morning. Rooms are well decorated, and all come with their own seating area and views out over the mountains. The private bathrooms are spacious, and family-sized rooms are available.

Situated under a mile from the beach, this hotel in Uvita offers guests glorious mountain views whilst being in the heart of all that Uvita town has to offer. With hiking trails right from the hotel doorstep but also close to local supermarkets and shops this is a great place to base yourself during your visit.

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MID RANGE: HOTEL LUZ DE LUNA

Hotel Luz De Luna offers guests a bar, terrace, and outdoor pool situated within the gardens. One of the best hotels Uvita has available, especially for families.

Rooms are spacious and decorated to tie in with the tropical theme. All come with private bathrooms and are fitted with air conditioning and have free WiFi available.

Nestled in tropical gardens, this hotel is a great find for anyone traveling on a mid-range budget and wanting to be in the heart of Uvita town. Close to all local amenities and a range of attractions, you’re never too far from all the action.

Star Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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BUDGET: BIG BAMBOO DE UVITA

Big Bamboo De Uvita hotel in Uvita offers an outdoor pool and a full restaurant and bar that serves traditional Costa Rican food. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a takeaway service is also available. Rooms are simple but well maintained and all come with private bathrooms with free WiFi available.

This beautiful budget hotel is situated in Uvita Town, close to Marina Bellena National Park. Guests are able to book activities from the front desk to explore the local area and you are also within walking distance of the nearest beach and the restaurants and bars of Uvita Town.

Star Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️

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BUDGET: CASCADA VERDE HOSTEL

If you’re a backpacker, this is one of the best hostels in Uvita that offers guests the use of a shared lounge and kitchen area as well as a garden and terrace.

The gardens are equipped with hammocks, and the deck offers yoga classes daily. Rooms can be booked on a private or shared basis, and all are decorated to tie in with the tropical theme of the hostel.

Set with a rainforest backdrop, this tropical-style Uvita hostel is within walking distance of the town, beach, and Uvita de Osa waterfall. Perfectly located for budget travelers to enjoy the local culture.

Star Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️

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BEST BEACH HOTELS UVITA

LUXURY: UVITA PARADISE

This luxury villa comes with an outdoor heated pool, barbeque area, and terrace. Inside each apartment, there is a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and large living rooms.

Bedrooms are spacious, with large beds and all come with private bathrooms. Perfect for couples and families with room to sleep up to 10 people. This luxurious villa offers everything you could when looking for where to stay in Uvita.

Close to the town so you can enjoy the shops and restaurants, and you are also right on the beach to be able to relax or enjoy surfing, kayaking, or paragliding.

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LUXURY: VILLAS BY TEKOA

Offering guests the use of a large outdoor pool, terrace, and gardens, these villas offer a self-catering stay in Uvita. Some of the villas have small private pools and are equipped with a kitchenette and seating area. Bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with views out over the pool.

These exquisite villas are just 50 yards from the beach and all the activities the area has to offer including rafting, aquatic tours, fishing, catamaran, surfing, and snorkeling. Uvita Town is close by with access to the marina, beach, and all local amenities including shops and restaurants.

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MID RANGE: TROPICAL BEACH

One of the best Uvita Costa Rica hotels that offer guests an outdoor pool, a terrace with loungers, and a bar in the gardens.

Rooms are traditionally decorated and bright, and all enjoy garden views. Private bathrooms are available in each room, and all come with air conditioning and free WiFi. Breakfast is served every morning in the hotel.

Offering a shuttle bus from the airport, Tropical Beach Hotel places you right on the beach in Uvita. You are perfectly located to explore the local area on foot and access all the amenities you would need to enjoy your stay. A great place to stay on a mid-range budget.

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MID RANGE: APARTAHOTEL PLAYA LUNA

A choice of rooms and apartments can be booked in this large hotel in Uvita. Offering guests the use of an outdoor pool, garden, and terrace this is a great place to stay on a mid-range budget. Rooms are well presented and come with private bathrooms and the apartments also have a seating area and kitchenette.

Situated right on the beach, Apartahotel Playa Luna is perfectly located to really immerse yourself in Uvita beach life. With a choice of two restaurants right on your doorstep, you are also within walking distance of local shops and amenities.

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BUDGET: HOTEL NIDO DEL HALCON

With a choice of rooms or apartments available, all come with private bathrooms and boast garden views. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and on-site restaurant that serves food from breakfast through to dinner.

Hotel Nido Del Halcon is one of the best hotels Uvita has to offer when traveling on a budget. Perfectly located to access the ocean, local bars, and restaurants, this hotel comes highly recommended to couples, friends, and solo backpackers.

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BEST ECOLODGES IN UVITA

LUXURY: LA CUSINGA LODGE

Still looking for where to stay in Uvita on a luxury budget? These sustainable lodges offer guests onsite yoga classes, and hiking trails right from the front door and the onsite restaurant offers sustainable, locally sourced cuisine. Guest rooms are decorated in traditional wooden décor, and all have a private bathroom and jungle views.

Located close to the beach but on the edge of the National Park, these lodges offer guests easy access to the sustainable side of living in Costa Rica as well as being close enough to explore Uvita Towns’ restaurants and shops. Enjoying tropical gardens and views out over the rainforest, wildlife and birds can be seen right from the lodge.

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LUXURY: OXYGEN JUNGLE VILLAS & SPA

The villas offer guests traditional-style rooms that all boast views of the rainforest. Private bathrooms are included, and the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. There is an onsite restaurant and bar and an infinity pool for travelers looking for a sustainable lodge on a luxury budget.

These luxury villas are set above Uvita town, only accessed by 4×4 vehicles. With this amazing jungle setting, you can enjoy both mountain and ocean views. Transport is available into town where activities such as canoeing, rafting, hiking, snorkeling, diving, whale watching, surfing lessons, bird watching, canyoning, kayaking, and horseback riding can be arranged.

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MID RANGE: PACIFIC EDGE ECO LODGE

Offering guests a shared lounge, outdoor pool, terrace, and bar, this sustainable ecolodge is the most fantastic hotels Uvita has available for anyone traveling on a mid-range budget. Rooms are well decorated, airconditioned and all come with a private bathroom. Breakfast is served free of charge every morning.

Located a few miles outside of Uvita, set in tropical rainforest, this eco-lodge is close to the beach as well as accessible to a range of hiking trails, canyons, and waterfalls right from the lodge.

Star Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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MID RANGE: SELVA ARMONIA IMMERSIVE JUNGLE RESORT

At this incredible Uvita resort, guests have access to a restaurant, bar, and outdoor pool. Rooms and apartments are available to book, and all come with private bathrooms with a kitchenette and a living area is available in apartments. All enjoy jungle views, with local wildlife often seen right from your balcony.

With hiking trails right from the gardens, this sustainable resort is a perfect place to stay in Uvita on a mid-range budget. The beach is within walking distance and both Uvita Town and Playa Hermosa are accessible for a choice of restaurants and local shopping.

Star Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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BUDGET: TUCAN HOTEL

This is one of the best hotels in Uvita that offers guests well-presented rooms with private bathrooms, perfect for anyone traveling on a budget. Onsite you have access to an outdoor pool, games room, shared lounge, and terrace.

Located in the heart of Uvita, this eco-hotel has access to the national park close by as well as local shopping on your doorstep for sustainable, locally sourced produce.

Star Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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BUDGET: VILLAS EN EL BOSQUE

This accommodation in Uvita is a great find for anyone traveling on a budget, offering guests an outdoor pool, bar, shared lounge, terrace, and well-presented tropical gardens. All rooms have a patio where local wildlife can be seen and feature a private bathroom and are decorated in traditional sustainable wood décor.

Surrounded by beautiful tropical rainforest, this eco-hotel is just a 15-minute drive from Uvita Town. Boasting sustainable living in the forest, you are also located perfectly to enjoy both Tortuga and Ventanas.

Star Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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For all other hotels Uvita has to offer, here is an interactive map of all the available accommodations in the region.

Simply enter your dates of stay below and hit the search button!

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WHAT TO PACK FOR COSTA RICA

When visiting Costa Rica, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Costa Rican sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP

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SUMMARY

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