Dharma Bum Bungalow


Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Short Description

1 minute walk to the beach in Uvita


Your dream vacation awaits. Dharma Bum Bungalow is nestled in the jungle, just steps from the ocean and Uvita's main attraction, Marino Ballena National Park.

Located 200 meters from Playa Chaman in Uvita, Dharma Bum Bungalow has everything one wants in a visit to Costa Rica.


Osa Property Management’s Concierge and Vacation Planner team will contact you after you have made your reservation. We will assist with making any necessary transportation arrangements from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO), or one of the local regional airports (Palmar Sur is or Quepos) or private charters. We will arrange all excursions/activities/tours with reputable companies in the area, provide a link for grocery delivery, and make reservations at any restaurant. Our goal is to make your trip to Costa Rica enjoyable and as relaxing as you want it to be.

Guests will meet with an Osa Property Management representative at check-in and at check-out and be available via a group chat.


Dharma Bum Bungalow is located in Uvita near to Playa Chaman. There are plenty of little restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk. Uvita "centro" is about a 5 minute car ride away.

Uvita is one of the Central Pacific's best kept secrets. The beaches are beautiful, the hills are lush, wildlife is abundant and its the perfect place to surf, horseback ride or just relax. Add a handful of great restaurants and there's really just one thing missing from Uvita: crowds. If you are looking for a beautiful beach destination that is far less developed than Manuel Antonio, Uvita is a fantastic alternative. The highlight is Marino Ballena National Park, featuring the famous sandy "Whale Tail" where migrating humpback whales can be seen just offshore. You can whale watch, dolphin watch or snorkel.

Uvita also makes a great base for exploring Dominical (12 miles North) which is a fun, funky hippie and counterculturist enclave with great shops, dining, live music, candlelight yoga, spas, bars and beach. The tiny town of Ojochal is 9 miles to the South and is know as one of the best foodie town in Costa Rica. Ojochal also offers easy access to Playa Ventanas, a small and beautiful beach famous for its sea caves.


Guests will meet with Osa Property Management for their initial access to the property. Guests will receive a keypad code to enter the property (it's gated).

Each floor has its own private access and its own key.


There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a full kitchen on the main floor. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. Bedroom #1 has a queen-size bed. Bedroom #2 has a 'queen+single' bunk bed.

The upstairs unit is accessible via a set of stairs that are outside (see photos). There is a queen bed.

In total Dharma Bum Bungalow sleeps SEVEN.

The pool is for the exclusive use of the guests and not shared.

Highlights include:
PERFECT LOCATION in Uvita. A short 1-2 minute walk to the beach. A coffee shop about 100 meters to the south of the property and other restaurants within a short car ride away (or a 5-10 minute walk). "Downtown" Uvita is approximately five minutes away by car, where guests can enjoy more restaurants and bars, or if needed, a bank, a pharmacy, a bakery or other shops.

Uvita is the launching site for the areas most popular tours, including: whale watching, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, hiking or chocolate making.

Dharma Bum Bungalow Property is a private home with no shared spaces. Guests will have the exclusive use of the entire property and of the swimming pool.

There are two bedrooms on the main floor and a large studio-style living space upstairs.

The upstairs is accessible via a set of stairs that are outside (see photos).

The pool is for the exclusive use of the guests and not shared.


Dharma Bum Bungalow is easily accessible by any type of vehicle (or bike or walking). Please note
Uvita does not have UBER and private taxis are not always available.

Please contact Osa Property Management if you would like to secure private transportation during your time at the property and/or transportation to/from San Jose International Airport (or any other airport).


Important: Our properties are protected by a digital trust platform that enables Hosts, Operators and Guests to confidently transact in the short-term rentals space. Please note that once you have booked, you will be contacted by a representative to verify the reservation. Please make sure this is completed prior to check-in. Failure to do so may result in the reservation being canceled.

Important: We are committed to protecting our properties and keeping up-to-date with short-term rental regulations, which is why you will be asked to complete our independent verification.

Please note: Before your booking begins, you will need to verify your details with us to complete your booking. You will be contacted via email and/or text to complete the verification.

You will also be given the choice between paying a refundable deposit or buying a non-refundable damage waiver. We suggest you buy the damage waiver as this protects you in case you cause accidental damage during a booking.

Every vacation rental managed by Osa Property Management will have the following provided:
Full bag of Costa Rican coffee (250 mgs)
Coffee filters
Cooking oil
Dish soap (sink)
Dish cleaning sponge
Starter set of dishwasher soap (if applicable)
Paper towels
Shampoo in every shower
Soap in every shower
Hand soap at every sink
Start set of laundry detergent
Toilet paper
One box of Kleenex per bathroom
Trash bags
If Guests require more of the above, they are responsible for it.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

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Jeffrey R. (review from Vrbo)
Uvita Stay
Awesome jungle house right by pristine beach and excellent food/drinks/surfboards right around the corner

Mauricio (review from Airbnb)
Excellent location, next to Ballena Park + beach.
Amazing view of forest. Nice pool
Good kitchen + bathrooms
Should improve:
Not good security, house can´t be locked (2 windows and outdoor gate).
No parking space! cars are left outside on street.
Privacy: should provide privacy from street.
Fan in lower level social area should be able to use separate from light.

Luis Felipe (review from Airbnb)
Excelente ubicación

Mark B. (review from Vrbo)
The location was great and the upstairs unit is very very nice. Nice touch having coffee there for us too.

Annie B. (review from Vrbo)
Our Uvita Treehouse Holiday
Overall our stay was very enjoyable. We rented both the upper and lower units and were a group of 6 people. The house was clean, the kitchen was pretty well equipped, and the WiFi was quite reliable. The air-conditioning units worked well and the washer and dryer units proved useful. The units came with enough towels for bathing and for pool use. The pool was refreshing after a hot time spent at the beach and we appreciated that it was in the shade. The property was maintained by a landscape and pool company that were very professional. The walk to the beach was quick and the beach was beautiful with good surfing and spectacular sunsets - however patrons should be aware that there is a daily entry rate to pay as it is a National Park. The management company and our host Nick was responsive to our chat communication on WhatsApp and they did send over a repair crew in a reasonable amount of time to repair a stair step that was broken. We would have appreciated some pool accessories as well as some lounge chairs which the property did not have- in order to relax and enjoy the outdoor living space in a more comfortable manner. In addition, another full set of keys for both of the units would have been in order to time manage our different excursions in a better way. The parking situation is not ideal if you have 2 SUV's, but you do not need an SUV to get there by the main highway.
Overall, our stay was enjoyable and we would recommend Dharma Bum Bungalow for anyone wanting to visit Uvita.

Matt S. (review from Vrbo)
Not What Was Expected
We just finished a 3 week stay in various parts of Costa Rica, and this property was easily our least favorite. It is much smaller than the pictures make it seem. The downstairs rooms leave hardly any room for luggage or maneuverability around the furniture. The clothes washer & dryer were definitely a contributing factor for us deciding to stay at this place, but the host waited until we checked in to tell us it was broken. The stairs connecting the two units are also very steep and the steps are very narrow, so be aware if you have small kids or are elderly. The check-in process was also the most laborious of any place we stayed. The property manager reached out to see what time we would be arriving, so we expected them to meet us, but when we arrived they messaged us to go to the office...why ask us what time we are going to arrive if you aren't planning on meeting us? One last thing that's good to know, the property is fairly close to a beach, but this particular beach requires payment. It would have cost our family quite a bit to go if we had chosen to go to that particular beach, so the "close to beach" feature was useless to us. Overall, it was not a good experience.