Located in Costa Rica, Central America, the Big Bamboo is in Uvita, on the Southern Pacific coast about 10 miles south of Dominical.

Costa Rica long ago ceased to be a secret. U.S. retirees have flocked to this country for its benign climate and stable government as well as the welcoming attitude of the Costa Ricans (the Ticos).

However, the Southern Pacific coast beyond Quepos and Manuel Antonio had remained in relative obscurity in part due to the bad condition of the roads.

Recently improved roads now make it possible to reach the region by car in three-and-a-half hours through majestic scenery, placing this region on the brink of a development explosion.

Uvita is a small community but it has an unusual amount of amenities:

  • Four banks
  • Three supermarkets
  • Dental and health clinics
  • Bakery
  • Gas station
  • Internet café
  • Gym
  • Tilapia farm
  • An extensive veterinarian facility
  • Construction companies
  • Several restaurants
  • Ample lodging opportunities
  • Several furniture stores

In addition, Uvita has multiple outfitters capable of arranging excursions in surrounding national parks, natural waterfalls and reefs.

Nearby, Ojochal is famous for its upscale French style restaurants and Dominical has extensive entertainment and is a well-regarded location for the surfing circuit.


When traveling South on the Costanera road towards Panama, around kilometer marker 161 you will see a gas station on your right. Turn left onto a small road and we will be on the right.

De la Costanera primera entrada a Uvita frente a la Gasolinera, 400 metros Este (150 metros de Villas Don Memo) Uvita, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Centroamerica.

The time is clearly now to visit Uvita!


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email reservations@bigbamboouvita.info
or call Lupe & Chad:
(240) 200-8129 from the U.S.
(506) 2743 8033
in Costa Rica

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