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If there’s a perfect honeymoon resort in Costa Rica then Oxygen Jungle Villas is it! I can’t even begin to explain how amazing this little gem of a boutique luxury hotel is, nestled into the hillside of Uvita. The food, the intimacy, the marvel of an infinity pool, the wildlife you’ll see without ever leaving the gates, and the waterfalls, right there on the property! It’s no wonder that both Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure have featured Oxygen Jungle Villas as one of the top resorts in Costa Rica.

GETTING THERE: First of all, flights to Costa Rica are very affordable. My boyfriend and I took American Airlines from Miami for around $160 each round trip and once we landed in Costa Rica’s capital, San José, we booked a car which was quick and easy.

Driving to Oxygen Jungle Villas was quite enjoyable and takes just over 3 hours (unless you stop in Jaco along the way like we did and buy the freshest, most delicious avocados ever and make yourself a little picnic on the beach!). The main road you’ll take, the Costanera Highway (CR-34), was better than most highways in the US and it has some seriously gorgeous scenery along the way as it runs parallel to the Pacific Coast.

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THE RESORT: The pictures of Oxygen Jungle Villas’ really don’t do it justice! This boutique resort consists of 12 all glass villas nestled into the gorgeous Costa Rican jungle on the hillside. Peaceful and luxurious are the two words that come to mind when thinking about their accommodations.

Yes the villas are glass but you’re completely surrounded by flora and fauna and it’s a totally private experience. From our room we saw toucans, heard howler monkeys, and whilst walking along the trail towards the waterfall we even encountered a sloth – such a rarity! We’d heard ‘sloth rumors’ for a day and the staff at Oxygen Jungle Villas went out of their way to make sure that the next time he made his appearance we were there to witness it!

Upon arriving at the resort you’re presented with a beautiful welcome cocktail which we sipped next to the elegant infinity pool. This place really does it right – it truly is a honeymooners’ paradise.

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DINING: As soon as you sit down for your first meal, no matter which it is, you’ll know that Oxygen Jungle Villas caters to foodies. We ate every single meal at the resort all three days we were there since it was too delicious not to! Each morning we enjoyed fresh fruit, Costa Rican traditional breakfasts with gallo pinto, eggs, plantains, and freshly made tortillas or (and make sure you try this next one) their delicious take on a breakfast burrito.

During the day we snacked poolside and at night we tucked into the likes of local fresh vegetable soup, ceviche, stuffed peppers, locally raised beef tenderloin with strawberry sauce, coconut crusted fish, mahi mahi in garlic butter, and of course – dessert! Like the resort the dining area is both intimate yet social if you’d like it to be. There are romantic tables for two set next to the infinity pool and you can chat away with your neighbors or gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes while watching the sun set over the jungle. Either works!

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ADVENTURE: What’s a honeymoon without a touch of adventure?! Costa Rica has a ton of it and Oxygen Jungle Villas has plenty of it right on their own property. One of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done – ever – was take the short hike right outside our glass villa door to the waterfalls. We spent hours enjoying the lushness of the jungle, viewing wildlife, and found at least three waterfalls that we stopped at and swam in – and it was just us! It was so romantic!

If you’re looking to explore a little further afield there are opportunities for horseback riding, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling & diving, surfing, white water rafting, ziplining, and even whale & dolphin watching.

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HONEYMOONS: I said it before and I’ll say it again: Oxygen Jungle Villas is absolutely perfect for a honeymoon. It’s intimate and romantic but also chic and exciting. I don’t think my boyfriend and I have ever had so much fun swimming in waterfalls together and then luxuriating by the infinity pool while chatting and tasting the wines from Oxygen Jungle Villas’ thoughtful selections. Plus the food, the friendly service, the entire atmosphere in general… it was such a wow sometimes I wonder if it was all a dream!

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* While Oxygen Jungle Villas covered our accommodations, I am not required to do anything in return. This review is a good one because I would never bother to write about or promote a company or experience I didn’t care for. All opinions are my own.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.