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Calm Protected Waters, Nature Always Close at Hand

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The quiet beach at Punta Uva is known for its calm reef protected water and white sand. This is a great place to bring the kids to swim. It is 8.5 km (about 5 miles) from downtown Puerto Viejo so appeals to those looking for a quieter spot to spend their vacation. Most of the area is located within the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge so nature viewing opportunities are abundant with monkies, sloths and many types of birds common sights.

The area does have a big variety of hotels and vacation homes, mostly from the midrange up to luxury options. There is a supermarket and a good selection of restaurants. For supplies beyond groceries you'll need to head into Puerto Viejo. Transport options between Punta Uva and Puerto Viejo include the local bus (running hourly or less during daylight hours), bicycle (most hotels rent bicycles), taxi and car. Check the local transport page for more details.

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Coffee, Ice Cream, Chocolate and Dessert

Vida Sana Panadería y Hostal

Bakery which makes fresh bread and snacks from all natural ingredients. Offers hostel rooms as well.
 +506 8595 0626
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Community Organizations

Puerto Viejo Dog Relief Program
 www.pvdogs9.com

An animal relief effort working in the area of Puerto Viejo. They do mostly dog relief but we do some cats as well. Their Mission is to bring relief to the area stray domestic animal population as well as population control through the humane method of spaying and neutering. We are seeking volunteers to assist with our relief effort and may be able to offer accommodations. The map location shown is the approximate location of free lodging for volunteers. You must be a tourist interested in dogs.
 8534 8067
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Hostels

Walaba Hostel and Beach Houses

Hostel located between the jungle and the beach, 5km from Puerto Viejo only 5 min. walking from Punta Uva beach. Capacity to host up to 22 persons, offering different options of accommodation, tours and transportation. Walaba has dorms for backpackers, private rooms for couples and 2 private houses for groups or families. We are Costa Rican people, nature and healthy lifestyle lovers.
 2750 0147
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Hotels

Korrigan Lodge
 www.korriganlodge.com

Quality lodging in 4 comfortable and luxurious bungalows nestled in the heart of the tropical forest, just a few steps from the beach of Punta Uva. Breakfast included. Private porche with hammock, ceiling fan, hot water, all screened windows, mini bar, safe, alarm system, private parking and free WIFI.
 +506 2759 9103
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 Average room rate: $100
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Cabinas Punta Uva

Located within a tropical garden, are these four cabins, with ample terraces, equipped with hot water, fan, refrigerator, etc. There is a Ranchito in front of the beach with kitchen and dining room for use of guests.
 +506 2759 9180
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 Average room rate: $120
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Pachamama Jungle River Lodge

Just 250 meters from beautiful Punta Uva Beach, riverside on Rio Ernesto, Pachamama is nestled in the heart of the jungle. Accommodation options are 3 comfortable Villas (for 2 up to 6 people) and 2 jungle Bungalows (up 3 people). All the accommodations are with ceiling fan, mosquito net, hot water, fully equipped kitchen, safe and private terrace with hammocks and adirondacks. Free Services included: WiFi, breakfast served on your private terrace, bicycles, private parking.
 2759 9196
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 Average room rate: $80
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Real Estate

Selva Encantada
 www.selvaencantada.com

An Eco-Friendly Residential Development located near beautiful Punta Uva. Lots with land set aside for nature in an eco-friendly community of like spirits.
 8898-5047, 8828-3646
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Restaurants

Arrecife Hotel y Restaurante

Punta Uva Restaurant & Bar right off the beach. They also rent cabinas. Restaurant specializes in local Afro-Caribbean dishes and Mediterranean food.
 +506 2759 9200
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Eden Beach Punta Uva

Beach bar & restaurant located just steps from the water’s edge in Punta Uva. Open daily from 8 AM to nightfall for breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea time and snacks. Large and bright ranchito bar and bamboo beds with shade on the sandy beach.
 +506 8409 3894
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El Refugio Grill

Argentinian Restaurant located between Punta Uva and Manzanillo
 +506 2759-9007
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Pita Bonita

Middle Eastern Restaurant and Bar. Freshly Baked Pita Bread, Hummus, Falafel, Salads, Lamb Kebab and More. Take Away Possible. Where Playa Chiquita meets Punta Uva.
 2756 8173
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Selvin's Restaurant and Cabinas

Restaurant serving fresh local food and basic cabanas.
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Supermarkets and Other Groceries

Super Punta Uva

Local store for the area. Serves locals and tourists. Groceries, beer, wine, fruits and veggies, meat, souvenirs.
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Tours and Activities

La Ceiba Nature Reserve

42 Ha (104 acre) tropical rainforest reserve within the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. The purpose of the reserve is conservation to prevent these forests from disappearing with all the biological wealth they contain. The reserve is financed solely from the owner's resources and the revenue generated by visitors and researchers who visit. Offers overnight accommodation as well as tours.
 +506 2750 0710
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Vacation Rentals

Casa Tres Monos
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Three Monkeys House is a 3 bedroom house located in a lush jungle garden setting near Punta Uva. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound right from your deck! For nature lovers only.
 USA +1 707-986-7880
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Casa de la Musa

This newly-renovated Caribbean house right on the beach in Punta Uva has private beach access. The house has 2 bedrooms with air conditioning, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen with new appliances, hot water, screened-in breezy deck overlooking the ocean, beautiful gardens, wi-fi, and numerous other amenities. Sleeps up to 4 people.
 +506 8323 8559
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 Average room rate: $150
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Casa Matix

Caribbean style 3 bedroom house on a private beachfront estate. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Caribbean home on raised stilts with an open kitchen and 2 spacious terraces, steps from the beach. House for 6 people.
 +506 8839-2644, 8303-2359
 Average room rate: $250
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Casa Mila

This house is located on the hills of Punta Uva in a 5000 m2 property where you can find the Rainforest. Home 1 - Casa Anumi where the owners live. Home 2 - Casa Mila for up to 6 guests. Each property has it's own space and privacy so you don't have to worry about the neighbors. But please have on mind that this is a relaxing environment where we expect you can enjoy nature as its best, for this this house is recommended only for families or for a small group which really wants to relax and enjoy the peaceful environment without noise or any kind of party. A 4x4 car is recommended if you stay here. No Wifi.
 +506 8839-2644, 8303-2359
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 Average room rate: $150
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Casa Naturales

Wood and block house located on the main road from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo and 200 meters from the Punta Uva Beach. It has 3 beds and 2 bathrooms giving a maximum capacity of 4 persons. It's well suited to families.
 +506 2750 0779
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Casa Viva Beach House Rentals

Beachfront property is located in the heart of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge in the lush Costa Rican rainforest with 600 ft. frontage on Punta Uva Beach with palms, golden sand, and safe swimming. 10 acres landscaped with a botanical garden. Property is inhabited by animals of the rainforest—howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds to name just a few. Fully furnished 2 bedroom houses, tiled shower with hot water, equipped kitchen, living room and a large wraparound verandah with hammocks.
 +506 2750-0089
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Casitas de Punta Uva

Affordable, clean, beautiful and earthy jungle vacation Casitas located a short five minute walk from the famous Punta Uva beaches and only 10 minute drive south of Puerto Viejo town. Two and three bedroom homes enjoy full kitchens, hot water, fans
 +506 2750-0219
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 Average room rate: $65
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CieloMar Lodge and Preserve

Artsy lodge, spectacular ocean vistas, view pool, rare private jungle sanctuary with huge trees, wildlife, bromeliads. Two bedroom / Two bath house sleeps up to 9.
 +506 8870-5665
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 Average room rate: $200
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Monkey Palace

This beautiful house is located in the jungle but only 5 min away from the ocean. 3 spacious bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms, fully equipped open kitchen in a luminous living room. No Wifi. House for 9 people.
 8839-2644, 8303-2359
 Average room rate: $150
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Punta Uva Cabina

Located at the main road in Punta Uva (road from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo). Interior: big room (20m²) with double bed, separate bathroom (16 m²) with hot water, refrigerator and shelves, stunning view from the outdoor kitchen (16 m²) and the balcony around the cabina. Parking.
 2750 0302
 Average room rate: $45
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Studio Coral

This comfortable studio is just a few steps away from the fantastic beach of Punta Uva. It has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully equipped outdoors kitchen, a relaxing terrace, AC and WiFi. House for 2 people.
 8839-2644, 8303-2359
 Average room rate: $100
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Villa Coralina

Just a few steps away from the fantastic beach of Punta Uva, this house has 2 bedrooms one with 1 king size bed and the other with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen. Please note that the bedrooms are next to each other, there is a dividing wall, without a door, this means there is not much privacy between the bedrooms. Villa Coralina 1 and 2 are next to each other. AC and WiFi. House for 4 people.
 8839-2644, 8303-2359
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 Average room rate: $130
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Villa Shiva

Just a few steps away from the fantastic beach of Punta Uva you are going to find a private property with 6 villas. Each villa has 2 bedrooms, one with 1 double bed and the other with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom. Please note that the bedrooms are next to each other, there is a dividing wall, without a door, this means there is not much privacy between the bedrooms. House for 4 people.
 8839-2644, 8303-2359
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 Average room rate: $90
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Villa Toucan

Villa Toucan is a private 2 bedroom oceanview and rainforest villa on the edge of the virgin rainforest where guests are immersed in an intense experience of wildlife and energy all in the comforts of tropical accommodations.
 8879-2720
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 Average room rate: $125
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