Tortuga Premium Riverfront Villa


Uvita, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Short Description

Alongside a river, near the beach, and surrounded by jungle. Only a few minutes from town.


Amazing home along a large river bank with private jacuzzi pool, kitchen, bathroom, balcony & a shared 50ft/15m long pool.
Sit on your porch overlooking the river & listen to the relaxing sound of the river. This is the ground-level premium villa overlooking the gardens and river.

Surrounded by 100 acres of a protected wildlife corridor at the end of a private road. This means you will be enjoying monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds, & amazing wildlife thriving all around the property! 2km to the beach and 5 minutes from the heart of Uvita.
River, Jungle, & Beach!


We live on the property in the main lodge. We are available to ensure your stay is exactly how you want it to be.

Our preferred method of communication is through WhatsApp a free app for your smartphone. We have a business account for Casitas Del Rio. With WhatsApp you can text or call us with no international fees. In fact over our wifi on the property you can call or text anywhere in the world for free.


Uvita, Costa Rica we are centrally located on the Pacific Coast so you can easily do day trips North to Manual Antonio or south to the Osa Penisula. Uvita is home to Ballena Bahia or Whales Tail Bay, the most popular beach and national park. The whales spend a longer time here than any other area in the world!

The quaint beach town of Uvita and the lovely beaches of Playa Ballena, Playa Colonia, and Playa Hermosa are a 5 minute drive from your Casita. Dominical, the popular surf town with its funky bohemian beach bar vibe, is a 12 minute drive north.


Swimming Pools
Nature Paths throughout the property
Several covered patios along the river to relax.
Easy access with a 2x2 vehicle as the road is almost entirely paved.


Riverfront Eco Lodge - "Casitas Del Rio" (houses on the river)

2 adults, but you can rent more units accordingly if you need more space. This is a ground-floor premium villa. Private home with its own plunge pool. The bedroom is on the second floor inside the villa with a full glass front to have amazing views of the garden and river!
Full kitchen
Air Conditioning

We offer 2 villas(Toucan & Macaw), 1 x deluxe villa(La Rana), & 2 premium villas(Tortuga & Sloth) with private jacuzzis. All are located on an amazing river near the Pacific Ocean. Our location allows quick and easy access to several beaches, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and many adventures. The small town of Uvita and the lovely beaches of Playa Ballena, Playa Colonia, and Playa Hermosa are a 5-minute drive from your Casita. Dominical, the popular surf town with its funky bohemian beach bar vibe, is a 12-minute drive north.

Surrounded by a protected wildlife corridor and at the end of a private road. You will be infused with nature with the magical combination of the river and jungle attracting tons of Costa Rica's amazing wildlife!

Our Tortuga Premium Villa perfectly accommodates 2 people and is thoughtfully furnished with queen sized bed, a bathroom with a granite sink, a powerful large shower, & Wi-Fi. The kitchen is complete with all the necessary utensils you require to cook your perfect meal & includes dishes, an induction smooth top stove-top, an oven, a full-sized fridge, a microwave oven, a toaster, & a coffeemaker. After stocking up on a few groceries in nearby Uvita, you'll have everything you require to prepare your gourmet meals.

Outside the Tortuga Premium Villa, you will enjoy the lush tropical plants and trees that surround Casita Del Rio and provide you with a true jungle feel. There is private secure parking next to your accommodation. The deck is covered and has the added benefit of a table and chairs next to your private jacuzzi tub. Enjoy a view of the river and jungle. Hear the Congo monkeys howl, watch the toucans fly from tree to tree, and dip your toes in the cascading ripples of the river right in front of your porch. We have a 50ft pool for you to relax in, or take a leisurely stroll upriver to discover a hidden waterfall and more natural swimming holes. We also have covered lounge areas along the manicured nature trails. There is also a charcoal grill in the BBQ in the garden. You are welcome to use the grill, but you do need to purchase the charcoal needed for your cooking.

We take bookings for individuals, families, or groups. You could even rent all 5 Villas for a private family or friend getaway, or an intimate wedding ceremony.

Our area offers stunning mountain and coastal scenery. The massive national park includes 4 beaches, the largest coral reef in the country, and of course the massive migration of whales. They stay longer here than in any other place in the world. Paddleboarding, adventure tours, hiking, kayaking, zip-lining, whale & dolphin tours, bird-watching, horseback riding, hidden waterfalls & swimming holes, deserted beaches, surfing, ATV tours, and more! We are 5 minutes from a small town with restaurants, banks, and grocery stores, yet you feel far away from it all in our private river sanctuary surrounded by primary forest.

We can arrange an airport transfer or assist you in renting a car at the airport or here in Uvita. We are 1hr from Manuel Antonio.

If you don't see availability, check out all of our rental cottages or casitas and our two luxury apartments by going to our pro marketing page on Airbnb

Click on our host profile to see all the listings on Airbnb we have 5 villas for you to choose from!


The local town of Uvita has a bus system that is clean, safe, and affordable. You can easily take day trips to Manual Antonio National Park, Sierpe, Jaco, or all the way to San Jose with no problem.

You can also rent a car in Uvita if you want to explore the neighboring areas. Uvita is very centrally located so with a rental car you can do day trips to Manual Antonio, Ojochal, Domincal, Perez Zeldon, San Isidro, or even Sierpe or Corcovado National Park.

In Uvita, you can also rent bicycles or scooters to enjoy exploring the town and beaches.


We have a total of 5 different villas at our Riverfront Eco Lodge. Rent one or rent them all!
Toucan & Macaw Villas
La Rana(Frog) Deluxe Villa
Tortuga & Sloth Premium Villas with private jacuzzis.

House Rules

No parties or events are allowed.

No smoking is allowed inside the villas or around the pool. You can smoke outside the main gate.

No pets allowed.

No unregistered guests are allowed.

All opened food items must be in sealed containers, ziplock bags, or in the refrigerator. We are in the jungle and so ants and exotic insects will be attracted. Seal everything in ziplock bags or use the containers we have provided.
Food scraps should not be left in your villa. Empty them into the outside trash receptacle provided outside your villa. This is to prevent the ants from coming inside your villa and is very important.

Pool is closed after 10:00pm

No Glass Containers of any kind can be used near the swimming pool.

Please turn off the AC when you go out. You can also simply adjust it to the warmest setting.

Please respect check-in and check-out times.

Please take extra care of your keys. Lost keys incur a replacement fee.

Please take care of the furnishings. You have to pay for damages

Please don’t rearrange the furniture.

Please do your dishes.

Please take the trash out before you leave.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 30 days prior to your arrival will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between 7-30 days prior to your arrival will receive a 50% refund. No refunds within the 6 days before your arrival as we have blocked the dates and turned away other paying guests.


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

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