Peaceful reflection, exotic adventure, sublime landscapes — there are many ways to experience Costa Rica.

You'll find it all at Manoas, in the heart of the jungle, with luxury and comfort.

Known for stunning mountain landscapes that stretch down to palm-fringed beaches, Uvita is centrally located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica more specifically known as Costa Ballena. It's home to breathtaking waterfalls, warm uncrowded beaches, a pristine marine reserve, and an unparalleled richness of beautiful plant and animal species. At Manoas you're close to everything you've imagined a tropical vacation could be.


In the jungle, comfort is key. We've made sure Manoas is the ultimate place of rest so you'll have the energy and peace of mind to experience all the adventures that await. Our priority is to provide you the resources, information, and facilities that will guarantee your stay here is memorable and exciting.

Whether you're looking to unwind on a summit, have a family adventure, or get some work done in tropical luxury — we've got a wide range of elegant, spacious, individually-designed sanctuaries to suit your getaway style.


Our luxury camping keeps you close to nature while providing the comfortable amenities found in a home. Each tent is equipped with a lush king size bed, full-service bathroom, and enough space to stretch out and relax.

The encampment is perched on a ridge overlooking the Ballena river and jungle mountaintops. It affords spectacular views of wildlife from exotic birds and ant eaters, to howler monkeys swinging from the trees. Complete each day with a striking sunset and you'll see why our tents are an excellent choice.

May-November: $75/night — December-April: $105/night
Breakfast optional: $10/Person • King sized bed • Full private bathroom • Safe • Large viewing deck

Casa Rio

This is our largest and most luxurious villa. It accommodates up to 10 people making it perfect for company retreats or large groups looking to connect.

With 4 ensuite bedrooms, Casa Rio gives visitors the privacy they need, as well as the social space to entertain. The rooms are cozy, spacious, and fully appointed. The professional kitchen is bright, inviting, and features a wraparound bar that encourages conversation.

In the large, open balcony that overlooks the river you'll find space for fresh-air meals, outdoor celebrations, and plush, homey seating.

May-November: $400/night — December-April: $500/night
AC in every room • Large Professional Kitchen • Gas BBQ Grill • Washer/Dryer • 2 King beds, 2 Queen beds each with own bathroom • River view • Safe

Casa Heliconia

Ideal for families, two couples, or small groups of friends, Casa Heliconia is a two bedroom house with plenty of room to unwind. It's well-suited for celebrations, and the perfect home-base to return to from days of adventure. It's equipped with a full kitchen, outdoor lounge, and even a jacuzzi to make sure you don't have to go far to enjoy your time in Uvita.

May-November: $180/night — December-April: $220/night
Full Kitchen • Jacuzzi • Charcoal grill • Large veranda with river view • Washer/Dryer • Hammock • Safe

Villa Colibri

Perched above the river and surrounded by jungle, Villa Colibri is tranquil and enchanting. It's a hidden gem perfect for couples seeking privacy, or artists looking for a peaceful spot to let their creativity flow.

Fully equipped with a kitchen, jacuzzi, and patio lounge, it's an excellent dwelling for fun and leisure.

May-November: $100/night — December-April: $140/night
Full kitchen • Jacuzzi • Large veranda with river view • Hammock • Safe • Washer/Dryer • Charcoal grill

Group Retreats

Our beautiful, expansive property is perfect for company events, weddings, yoga retreats, family reunions and large celebrations. With private lodgings, a large covered deck, and a wide variety of inclusive options, Manoas is a superlative place to connect.

Contact us with details about your group and we'll tailor a package specific to your event. With our help, you'll have more time to relax, participate and enjoy.


We’ve exhaustively sampled all local activities and are happy to recommend the best for your trip. We'll help you personalize and book an itinerary so that everyone in your party is having a blast. Whether you're looking for the lowest surfboard rental rates, or the best place to spot a sloth, Manoas can show you the way at no additional cost.

Horseback Exploring (Beach, Jungle & Waterfalls)

Jungle Wildlife Hikes


Jungle zipline

On-Shore and Off-Shore fishing

Whale Watching

Snorkelling and Diving at Caño Island

Guided Hikes at Corcovado National Park

Stand Up Paddleboard the Mangroves or Marino Ballena

Whitewater rafting

Sea and Mangrove kayaking

ATV Jungle Tours

Surf Lessons or Rentals

Wildlife Refuge Centers


Yoga and Pilates


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For questions about accommodations, group options or any special requests or circumstances,
please email us and we will respond as quickly as possible.

* 4x4 vehicle required to reach Manoas

* Two night minimum for all accommodations


Manoas Luxury Camping & Villa Rentals is a participating member of a select group of boutique, small hotels located on the beach, in the mountains, near National Parks, and all offering nearby adventure activities.


Steve & Tatum Young

260’ Elevation