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De Escuela de Canaza, Puerto Jimenez 60702 Costa Rica
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#11 of 31 Speciality lodging in Puerto Jimenez
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Avatar Private Reserve is a beautiful project, located on the Osa Peninsula, very close to the renowned Corcovado National Park. We offer fully equipped villas (up to 6 people) in a completely private residential concept. Our beautiful villas are located in a way that privacy is always present. In addition to the comfort that the villas offer, all our clients can enjoy a beautiful pool with an infinite view, in addition to a hydro-massage. Being an extensive area (about 34 hectares) of which about 20 are primary forest, we have a beautiful trail, excellent for lovers of nature and bird watching, some of them endemic. This trail is designed to be suitable for most visitors. You can visit it on your own, or you can ask for a private (guided) tour, in this way you can be sure that an expert guide gives you a better view of the surroundings. Allow yourself to enjoy a destination full of adventure and, at the same time, relaxation. This part of the osa peninsula has beautiful beaches, many of them with little and almost no people nearby, which is why your visit becomes even more special. Visit Avatar Private Reserve, an experience you deserve to live !!!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Hiking
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
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English, Spanish, Czech

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De Escuela de Canaza, Puerto Jimenez 60702 Costa Rica
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Olivia P wrote a review Jun 2020
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My partner and I, and another couple spent 4 fantastic nights at Avatar. We stayed in the Grand Villa with stunning views across the jungle out to the ocean. The 3 story tree house style space was perfect for the 4 of us! We could do yoga on our private deck, watch the sunrise, and our rooms had comfortable clean beds with very soft sheets and good lighting. Our private outdoor jacuzzi tub was a treat in the evenings, watching the lightning storms and stars above. The main lodge is also well designed, with a high look out point in the center of the structure where we watched the sunsets. The Infinity pool with beautiful surroundings and views was also fun for us all! The staff, especially Richie took wonderful care of us. The breakfast was made with so much love and filled us up for our adventures! I highly recommend a stay here. We peaked at the glamping style tents which were also well designed, with amazing views and unique bathrooms, if I were on a budget this is also worth the stay! We saw many scarlet macaws close by, butterflies, hummingbirds and dragonflies! The surrounding area has prestige beaches and some lovely restaurants.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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joelmoritz wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado1 contribution
Liked the tent room because it was connected to nature. Unique experience with outdoor shower. Enjoyed the view from the tower. Fun experience. Very much recommend it. Would stay there again and will recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Richie Guadamuz, Director General at Avatar Eco Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Dear Joel, Thank you so much for your recent visit and of course, for your kind words which means a lot to all us. We are here for you guys so, we seriously appreciate it. Hopefully, you'll make it here again at our new hotel, which will be right at the beach. Pura Vida and God bless you! Warm Regards, Avatar Eco Lodge Team!!!
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Melanie wrote a review Feb 2020
Blainville, Canada1 contribution
We stayed 3 nights at this lodge with our kids, 7 and 10. +: View from our tent, infinity pool, area to play babyfoot, great drinks -: mattress, it was in plastic and 2 double beds (4 people). It would be nice to have bunk bed for kids which is the case in a lot of lodge and hotel in Costa Rica. And plastic cover, really. They must upgrade as it was not comfortable at all, difficult to rest. Last comments: Only one choice for dinner, can be difficult with kids. We asked to the hotel another choice when it was Tuna on the menu and they kindly prepared chicken for them. Outdoor shower could be nice but don't take one after dark comes because you will have a lot of friends with you... Melanie
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Richie Guadamuz, Director General at Avatar Eco Lodge
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Hello Melanie. Thanks so much for your nice comments, was a pleasure your stay in our Lodge. You and your family were very kind people. And thanks for you tips. Best Regards. Avatar Team.
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Simon wrote a review Feb 2020
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It could be so much more. It feels neglected as a hotel. I agree with other reviewers, don’t believe the photos they are wildly inaccurate. We stayed in a tent and “luxury villa” neither were close to what was advertised. The website is misleading. Also, maintenance was shoddy, my daughter nearly fell 6 metres to the ground because the staircase rope (in reality string) was broken. Food was exceptionally poor. What was left over from dinner was served for breakfast! Furniture was unfathomable, leather sofas and chairs coated in sheep’s wool...In the jungle! They don’t have 24h service. We arrived in the evening after having dinner and we waited over an hour outside to get a key for the villa. But the worst thing about the property is the owners. Do not go here if you want any level of customer service. When we challenged the owners on the quality of the villa and the waiting time to get the key because no one was answering the phone, they decided to go and have their breakfast rather than speaking to us and trying to find a solution. Management was non existent - a poor guy with no idea of what was going on. The owner and wife turned up eventually after having breakfast with a very arrogant and rude attitude. Not a single apology. We ended up cancelling the last nights and had a much better experience else where. Just don’t bother going there. Too much hassle, and far too expensive for what the hotel offers.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Avatar_Eco, Director General at Avatar Eco Lodge
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Simon, We appreciate your comments and will work as hard as we can to make this a better place as you and some others expected to be. Regards, Richie Guadamuz N. Evatar Eco Lodge Team.
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bbdeluca wrote a review Jan 2020
New York, NY416 contributions122 helpful votes
Don’t be fooled by the photos! We stayed in the stand alone 2 bedroom villas. There are a few things you should know. Their website lied and said the villas have air conditioning, they do not! Since the time we originally booked their website is now under construction. The description was inaccurate on booking sites as well and the manager tried to pretend that they don't control the text written on third party booking sites like booking.com, etc. (They do, any hotel can edit their description.) But the A/C was just one of MANY problems at the property.... PROS: 1. The view from the pool is amazing. 2. Restaurant food was good and affordable, but very limited menu. Only 3 menu items. 3. The staff is lovely and very helpful and friendly. CONS: NO AIR CONDITIONING - And this is one of the hottest parts of Costa Rica. The villas are at the bottom of the hill, not at the top which gets a good breeze. 4x4 REQUIRED - You need 4x4 and good tires. Getting to the entrance is fine, but driving from the gate to the pool/restaurant where you check in is VERY steep. We were driving a 4wd truck with good tires and still were fishtailing a little on the gravel. NO WIFI - There is wifi at the restaurant, but not at the villas NO CELL SERVICE - My cell phone wouldn’t work here… and I have a Costa Rican cell phone. GATE LOCKED - We arrived during the day but the gate was locked. We buzzed, but the buzzer didn’t work. There was a note to WHATSAPP reception, but none of our cell phones worked at this location. Finally another guest pulled up behind us, jumped over the gate, then buzzed us in. So not really secure if you can just jump the gate to buzz people in. VILLA UNLOCKED ALL NIGHT - And while the gate to get in keeps you locked out, the villa is wide open. They gave us a million keys, yet none actually locked the doors. Do not come during rainy season. Just don’t. NOT KID FRIENDLY - The villa designer paid more attention to aesthetics than function. The kitchen and only bathroom are downstairs. The stairs are outside. The bedrooms are upstairs and open to outside. So if you need to go to the bathroom during the night, you have to walk outside and have the key to downstairs if the door locks. They only gave us one set of keys. So I’m not sure how you’re supposed to lock both bedrooms, and then get back in the bathroom. NARROW STEPS - Not ideal for anyone with problems going up and down steps. The steps are very narrow and tiny steps. So we ended up leaving all our luggage downstairs in the kitchen bathroom area. NO CURTAINS - Be prepared to get up around 5:15 every day as there are no curtains at the sliding glass door. You are basically in a fishbowl in this villa. The bedding although attractive is polyester which is very hot. Actually it’s just plain mean to have polyester bedding and no a/c. I would recommend the hotel let all booking sites know that there is NO A/C anywhere at the resort, and also buy some 100% cotton sheets. It doesn’t need to be a fancy thread count, but 100% cotton. MILDEW SMELL - When we arrived there was a horrible mildew smell in the villa. The manager said that it was because it has been closed up for a long time. LOL. Usually when hotels know that someone is coming to stay, they open up a place and air it out. NO HOT WATER - But this is probably for the best because you’ll want an ice cold shower before you go to your stuffy room. LOTS OF BUGS - There were already tons of bugs inside when we arrived. We kept the screen doors shut the whole time, but I couldn’t decide if that was preventing bugs from getting in or preventing bugs from getting out. NO OUTLETS - And not that it really matters because there’s no wifi or cell service, but there is only 1 outlet in the bedroom to power the lamps. NOTES: We knew this before we arrived, but the Avatar Eco Resort is about 20 minutes outside of Puerto Jimenez and about an hour from the surf beaches. NO VIEW - There is a view from the top where the pool and restaurant is, but there is not at the bottom where the villas are. Not a big deal but worth knowing about. They charge your credit card the day before you arrive. This hotel is nowhere near the beach. If you still want to stay here after reading this, you'd be better off staying in the tents than in the villas, because then you'll at least get a breeze and maybe wifi and be walking distance to restaurant. So this is a great place to stay as long as you are okay with going WITHOUT: a breeze, air conditioning, a door that locks, a view, cell service, wifi, and easy access to a bathroom during the night.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: NO WIFI IN VILLAS! Only Wifi at pool area. You'd be better off in tents than villas so you at...
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Response from Avatar_Eco, Director General at Avatar Eco Lodge
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Hello, Greetings from Avatar Eco Lodge Family. With deep sorrow, I have read your review. I have no words but to say sorry. As the new Operations Manager here, I'm working hard to make all the adjustments needed to take Avatar to the next level, where it belongs. I understand that maybe is not much, but we're sorry and hopefully one day you can visit us again, so you'll see the changes we are working on. Best Regards, Richie Guadamuz N. Operations Manager Avatar Eco Lodge Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$117 - US$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaPuerto Jimenez
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avatar Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Avatar Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Raices de Osa (2.2 km) and Osa Cacao (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avatar Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Avatar Eco Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Avatar Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avatar Eco Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Avatar Eco Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Avatar Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Avatar Eco Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avatar Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Czech.
Does Avatar Eco Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.