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Recent Uvita reviews

  • Caught a TON of Sailfish with Diablo Sportfishing while Staying at Jungle Mountain Bungalow

    "My 6 day visit (2/18 - 2/23) was set up to assess Costa Rica as a final destination for this retired marine biologist and especially its offshore big game fishing situation. As someone who has fished all over the world (see www.BigMarineFish.com), I had selected CR as the best potential spot for my retirement and I was not disappointed! I also chose to stay at the Jungle Mountain Bungalows, owned by Capt. Kevin Malone and his wonderful wife, Alyson, to see what living up high in that less developed part of CR might be like. You can see from their website’s photos that the bungalows are really nice, stocked with everything you might need, bathed by cool breezes each evening (no AC needed up there on the mountain), surrounded by virtually pristine tropical rainforest (CR has the greatest biodiversity of any place in the world), unspoiled yet largely un-populated beaches along the beautiful coast, with dramatic sunset views of the Pacific from the bungalows’ porches. Idyllic. Driving up and down the mountain (4x4 required) was an adventure in itself. Kevin Malone is a top notch charter captain, extremely skilled in all the little details of big game fishing (such as rigging ballyhoo baits to look to a sailfish as if it were a real swimming baitfish) that make all the difference between just a nice boat ride vs. a day filled with the best fishing one could possibly enjoy (as I experienced with him, twice). The night before, we had decided to target sailfish offshore on my two days, so we got up early and Kevin drove his center console about 25 miles across a choppy Pacific to an underwater mountain known as the Furuno Bank where we fished both days. On day 1 we raised 9 sailfish and brought 7 to the boat to be fully revived prior to their release – which I viewed as an extremely good day’s outing. But he topped that performance the following day, going 9 for 11. These sailfish are big, 7 to 8 feet long and ours were about 90 to 125 lbs – more than twice as large as those I’ve caught in the Florida Keys – and since they spend a lot of energy jumping, sailfish are spectacular to fight. Ours usually took about 20-25 minutes to finally bring close enough for Kevin to grab their bill and remove the circle hook before release. On day 2, I had 30 minutes left on my charter “clock” but told Kevin to just “head for the barn” as I was exhausted and had had enough. All told, our sailfish would have added up to about 2,000 lbs! Can’t imagine better fishing."
    Guest: Jim C. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 2, 2016
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  • Family Retreat

    "Family of five getting away from the hustle of life. The house is absolutely beautiful, and the photos really don't do it justice. The wrap around deck and private pool with waterfall are great , and the views are amazing. It is a 15 min drive to main road, so when you venture out it is usually for the day. The electricity went out a few times while we were there-but other then that it was awesome. Howler monkeys, toucans, and lizards definitely entertained us. Uvita 360 was great for surfing, beach club was great- good body surfing. la Fogata became one of our favorite places to eat- we also enjoyed Sibu (amazing coffee), and The Bakers Bean is a great spot to pick up fresh emenadas to go. Thanks for sharing your home- very spacious and lovely."
    Guest: Elsa & Marty Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 13, 2016
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  • WE LOVE CASA TOUCAN!!!!!!!!!!

    "This property is lovely, well maintained and has all the amenities that you would need. The views are fantastic and we woke early every morning to the sounds and in some cases the sights of monkeys. The home is indeed in the rainforest--so there are lizards, spiders and bats close to the home, so as long as you don't mind some indoor guests --this is the place for you. We personally loved adventure of the 4X4 drive up and down the mountain every day. The first few times were a bit unsettling , but we got used to it and it became a ton of fun for us and the kids. The pool was well maintained and clean. It is larger than it appears in the picture. It was also great that the home provides linens, beach towels and bath towels-- and has a washer/dryer to keep these things fresh. It was great that they had several beach chairs and two boogie boards, that were great for the kids. The kitchen was well stocked with great cooking utensils, pots and pans, glassware and dishes. It has a grill-- so we cooked in a few days after buying the groceries down the mountain at the BM. We took advantage of some close by adventures. We recommend spending time at the waterfall at the bottom of the mountain, visiting Playa Ventanas, and eating at the Jolly Roger, Bamboo Room and the The Baker Bean. We used the recommendations that are provided in the house binder to go zip lining (so fun, but not for the faint of heart), and snorkeling. We also visited and LOVED the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary in Dominical. We cannot say enough about the beauty of the home and the surroundings. Uvita and Casa Toucan are an excellent choice if you are looking for an affordable and family friendly stay in Costa Rica. Here we had both relaxation and adventure. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! PURA VIDA!!!!!!!"
    Guest: Tricia H. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 14, 2016
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  • Gorgeous retreat

    "Absolutely love this home. This area is very special and filled with new experiences. We enjoyed the open and relaxing beautiful home. Merecedes was so helpful pointing out and helping us schedule activities like the surfing and a guided jungle walk. We enjoyed the monkeys and many variety of birds. We want to come back to this special place and stay in casa namaste!"
    Guest: Juanita H. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 9, 2016
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