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Reviewed June 12, 2012

What an amazing place! The owner is very warm and helpful. This place is like something you wanna go to but donno what it will be like. The rooms are all glass villas. Air conditioned and in the middle of the jungle. You really get to be one with nature here. You can see monkeys in the jungle as you lay in bed! There are few expereinces as unqiue as this! There is no television in the room. They give you a DVD player if you choose to view anything while you are there, but view nature as this is your change to disconnect from the real world! The infinity pool facing the pacific is just perfect!

Very clean and modern decor. In CR you cannot put TP in the toilet...same at this place....so there is that to look forward to. Its not a big deal if it keeps the country as beautiful as it is I was all in!
Location. We loved Uvita as its close to Dominical and the Osa Peninsula so we were able to see a lot more as its close to so much of the south. Highly recommend getting a 4x4 to go here. The roads up the mountain are rough and fun when in the right kinda vehicle.
Food was yummy at this place as we did a couple of them there. We are not olive lovers but thiers was soaked in rosemary and we loved them. A great place. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: There's a waterfall trail on the property. Very pretty and fun. Also on the drive up theres another waterfall to stop and visit. Its like $2. Well worth it! Remember bug spray with a high DEET!!! ASk for a room close to the pool not on the other side - which is in route to the waterfall trail.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ritu N
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Management response:Responded July 12, 2012

Thank you for the great review - we do hope we met and exceeded all your expectations. It's been busy up here on the mountain so very sorry for the delayed reply.
We enjoyed having you and do look forward to your return.

Woke up this morning to 3 Toucans sitting in the trees having a chat! Thus acting as my premature alarm clock! Not a bad way to start the day. :)

Take great care and we will see you soon.

Team Oxygen

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

My husband and I took our honeymoon to Costa Rica in March of 2012. We arrived very late at night, received our rental car, and crashed out in a mediocre hotel in San Jose. Bright and early the next morning, we started our voyage to Oxygen Jungle Villas, where we would spend the next 4 days. The drive was fantastic. The trip up the mountain to the resort is just as described - a dusty, bumpy, narrow, steep little road that, without a 4x4, would be completely miserable to drive on. But we're Montana kids. There's no amount of dust or bumpy road that could stop us. Once we arrived, the actual resort is absolutely a dream. Of course we were greeted with the welcome drinks and friendly smiles, but there's something about it that made me feel like I belonged. We didn't get any special treatment for being there on our honeymoon, but honestly that suits us just fine.

The first night, we made sure to have the surprise dinner at Oxygen. The chef whipped up 5 courses of delicious food, bought straight from the markets at the bottom of the hill. Loved it. Here's where I'll be honest about the food: hubs is a picky eater. He didn't eat much that night, but what he did eat he very much enjoyed. We chose to travel around and eat elsewhere the othe 3 nights, but that was just because I didn't want the poor guy to go hungry. One tiny recommendation to those planning a trip to Oxygen: bring a few snacks, just in case.

The actual villa itself was perfect for us. We loved everything about it. It was cool, private, and comfortable. I haven't slept that well in years. The bathroom and TP disposal system did not bother us. I never noticed a smell other than what was used to sanitize the area. We slept with the jungle. You almost can't help but sleep and rise when the sun does. We hurried home after long days of adventuring just to be there for the "twilight serenade". The jungle makes an incredible noise at night. It could be disconcerting to some, but it was lovely for us.

The pool is bliss, the staff is incredible, and the drinks are yummy. It was the right balance of being taken care of and being left alone. Overall, Oxygen was one of the most amazing places I've ever stayed, with a price tag that made me want to go back even sooner.

Another little tip: if you're looking for a really authentic Tico breakfast, there is a little place right at the bottom of the hill (where the dirt road starts) that is delicious. We split our breakfasts about 50/50 with breakfast from Oxygen and breakfast at the bottom of the hill. Both are excellent. I had banana pancakes and the granola bowl from Oxygen. Super yummy.

Room Tip: We were in Villa 4 and had a perfect view of the Ocean and mountainside. Honestly, I don't think there's a bad location in the whole place.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank detdanielle
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Management response:Responded July 12, 2012

What nice words you have to say about us. Thank you!

Some do find the trek up a bit of a challenge but knowing where you are from, we're happy your found fun in the adventure.

Since your visit with us we have made some great changes here, one including a Great new Chef. Even if "hubs" is picky, Chef will be happy to create just about anything you desire. One of the great things about discovering new places and travel is getting out and experiencing local restaurants and cuisine. One of the best parts of the trip even.
Though we would obviously love you here with us every night dining, getting out and exploring is half the fun.

We are so happy that you had an amazing Honeymoon and we will look forward your return visit. Next time you come - we will celebrate your return with some bubbly!

Best to you both,
Team Oxygen

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

We went to Oxygen Jungle Villas in April 2011, and it was one of the best vacations we've ever had! First of all, you have your own private villa, which is great. The views are amazing, and it's so peaceful. We hiked on site, took a dip in the river under a waterfall, and spent most days lounging poolside. The service was amazing - mostly impressed by David & Dallas, who seemed to be willing to do anything that made your stay more enjoyable. It's just a short ride to the restaurants and the beach. But, dinners at Oxygen were worth having! The food was delicious! We have thought about going back, and probably will one day soon!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank khoward
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

This place is amazing!

We visited when the place had just opened and I think we were probably one of their first paying guests. We had a few teething problems which the owners immediately did their utmost to rectify.

The villas and the vibe of this place is breathtaking with almost an Eastern Balinese vibe. Very high spec rooms with such acute attention to detail.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Everything about Oxygen was outstanding. From the moment we arrived and Huib greeted us with a welcome drink to the moment we departed, it all rocked. We were even greeted with our room candlelit and some champaign since it was our anniversary.

If you are a couple looking to do something fun and romantic in Costa Rica, this is your place (it is in fact a couples only resort). For a rather affordable rate at under $200 a night, you'll stay in a gorgeous A frame glass house with either views of the ocean or jungle (sometimes both). The porches have some nice outdoors furniture on them and they are covered so you can watch a storm roll in and remain dry. The rooms themselves are modern and sleek and I loved that there was no television to speak of, we enjoyed the modern yet natural vibe Oxygen exuded.

We eat mostly vegetarian food and they were completely accommodating with everything, making us what was undoubtedly some of the best food around for 3 days in a row. They also offered plentiful seafood & other meats if that's your thing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all great in their own ways, make sure you try a smoothie before you leave.

As others have mentioned, the dining area / lobby overlooks the infinity pool and provides a stunning view of everything below. The WiFi worked sufficiently well in the lobby along with just outside our room, but not inside the room.

Don't be afraid of driving up there, the directions they provide are spot on. But definitely rent a 4WD 4x4 car to make this drive. We did it in the rather cheap Terios BeGo which did fine but don't try it in a car with low clearance. The best part of being over 1000 ft. above the ocean -- you're above the mosquito line. That's right, those nets are just for looks and you can leave the bug spray for when you're down at the beach.

Room Tip: All rooms looked great, we loved ours, which was near the pool with an ocean view
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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