Costa Rica Puntarenas Uvita Listing #17044

Makara Rio Suite / Ground Floor - Uvita, Puntarenas

19 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 King Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Contemporary ground-level suite w/large patio, walk to the beach

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This ground-level suite near Uvita is one of five in a building - contact Vacasa if you'd like to rent more than one at the same time! The building is surrounded by lush vegetation and friendly monkey and toucan visitors, and it boasts an open-air design (the bedrooms have AC).

What's nearby:
The beach is about a quarter-mile away via a semi-private path that passes through the property next door (they require the purchase of a drink at their bar for use of the path). Beautiful Playa Ballena and Ballena Marine Park are six miles away and charge a small day-use fee for access to golden beaches, coral reefs, and wildlife viewing. This home is located five miles either way between Uvita and Ojochal.

Things to know:
Free WiFi (may be spotty at times due to the location in the rainforest)
Full kitchen (no dishwasher)
Free parking on premises
This rental is located on floor 1.

Water Access: The access to the beach is 300 meters north of the Makara complex enter the road to your left in Restaurante y Cabinas Katakolo and buy the National Park tickets at Villas Leonor just in the National Park entrance. Price to enter $6 all day pass.

You must be 18 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining





Mountain View




Wireless router

On-site activities

Board games



19 reviews

Leslie b. Jun 2021
We love it here!!
Leslie b. Apr 2021
It is a large, quiet place where you sit on the patio and watch monkeys, toucans , agoutis and tons of birds!! Highly recommend!
Leslie b. Feb 2021
This was our third stay here and it is everything is there that one would need. Comfortable but could use a refresh. Prepare to have very little hot water for showering but if this is any indication planning to go again.
Trevor F. Nov 2020
.Good value for money and location
Tannia R. May 2020
Honestly if you want to have a peaceful stay this is the place! We loved our stay we were able to see from the patio monkeys, birds and a lot of wildlife, you get the sound of the ocean at night super clear so yeah 100% recommended
Heidi L. Jan 2020
Great place everything was top
Elena A. Jan 2020
Nuestra estancia fue genial. Es una casa preciosa, tal y como aparece en las fotos, donde estuvimos súper a gusto durante nuestras vacaciones en Costa Rica. Situada a unos 10 minutos en coche de Uvita, justo al lado de la carretera y con zona amplia para aparcar nuestro coche.
Alfred R. Dec 2019
Beautiful architecture and design, with nice garden. Small things need some maintenance. Close to Beautiful Ballena beach, acces through the neighbours restaurant. We come back.
Sarah T. Dec 2019
“Cant wait to come back!”
Giovanni M. Nov 2019
Lugar muy agradable, muy espacioso. Las fotos no le hacen justicia, es mejor de lo que se aprecia
David E. Aug 2019
Communication with Vacasa was great. Close by restaurants and beaches. Only wish that there would have been a place to hang out wet clothes on the deck. Maybe a clothes line. Thank you for the memories.
Manager response:
David, we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We will be sure to pass your suggestion regarding the clothesline along to our local manager for consideration. We look forward to hosting you again!
David . Aug 2018
Makara has been well designed with a large living space and terrace and stylish interior, it is set in a lovely garden next to the jungle, we were woken by howler monkeys and saw alot of different wildlife.
Mark . Jun 2018
This house was amazing. The value was great, comfortable bed, high end, the shower and bath was beautiful. Angelica was very easy to work with and so kind in helping out with anything needed. This is honestly one of the best places I've ever stayed including hotels over the years from thousands of miles of traveling.
Timothy . Mar 2018
Makara is truly one in a million. Such amazing views and incredible luxury you will not find anywhere else. The monkeys came and visited us in the trees outside our balconies. They were so fun to watch. The beach, which is only steps away was magical. It’s private and the water is warmer Han any heated pool I’ve been in. From the kitchen to the bathroom the entire place is exceptional. And thanks to Angelica, we had such a hospitable and comfortable stay. Makara is everything we imagined and so much more! Best bed and breakfast in Costa Rica!
Alexsander . Mar 2018
Makara River Suite (RIO) was as described, beautiful surroundings, the apartment is perfect for anybody wanting to relax. I would stay here again.
Hans-Rüdiger . Feb 2018
Chad created a little piece of paradise on earth, we enjoyed every single minute in his wonderful and comfortable apartment and on the terrace from which we observed lizards, birds and monkeys.. the shower cabin let you feel like taking the shower right in the jungle - nice!! The location is close to the Main Street - so you can reach many places within a short period of time! We loved to have dinner in the Bamboo Room with live music and a great sun set view only a few minutes to the south (on the left). Pura Vida!
Jacob . Sep 2017
Makara Suites was a terrific place to stay near Uvita. All of the staff were very welcoming and attentive, particularly the housekeeper Eliet and the night watchman Marvin. The area is quiet but with lots of food and activity options close by. And the private beach is a dream!
Fareed . Aug 2016
Our stay at Makara was an absolute 10 out of 10. We were so lucky to call this beautiful and majestic place our home for a week during our stay in Costa Rica. We had initially booked it for one night, but once we got there neither of us wanted to leave. We ended up booking our stay at Makara for our entire trip!!! Makara is located right off the highway, so there is no scary trek up a mountain or into the jungle. And once you arrive, you will see that the grounds are absolutely breath-taking. It reminded me of an Indonesian palace in the jungle. The suites are stunning! Clean, modern and with beautiful finishings. And the bathroom, well you just have to see the shower yourself. We were even lucky enough to see monkeys from our balcony! And our host Craig, could not be more helpful. He helped us book all of our tours and recommended some of the best places to visit. Craig was awesome! Oh and did I mention that we had our own private beach?! I mean absolute 10 out of 10. I would highly recommend staying at Makara should you ever visit Costa Rica. I can’t wait to return!!!