Reviews

Every moment is unique and unrepeatable in time. Here, you can read about our guest's moments.

"Simply beautiful!" Nov 21, 2019

Translated from German by Google Translate

"The lodge is a very special and magical place. The room is super nice with great design and a lot of taste. From the bed you have a great view of the rainforest, which you can enjoy especially when it rains. The owners are extremely hospitable and have lots of good tips for things to do. They were very helpful when our car broke down and gave us great support. Another highlight is the breakfast, we were served a different delicacy every morning. The whole area is well maintained and the small pool offers a wonderful refreshment in between. We felt very comfortable and would love to come back. It is better to drive to the lodge in daylight for the first time."

"Einfach traumhaft schön!" "Die Lodge ist ein ganz außergewöhnlicher und magischer Ort. Das Zimmer ist super schön mit tollem Design und viel Geschmack eingerichtet. Vom Bett aus hat man einen tollen Blick in den Regenwald, den man besonders auch bei Regen sehr genießen kann. Die Besitzer sind ausgesprochen gastfreundlich und haben viele gute Tipps für Unternehmungen. Sie waren sehr hilfreich, als unser Auto kaputt war und haben uns super unterstützt. Ein Highlight ist auch das Frühstück, wir bekamen jeden Morgen eine andere Köstlichkeit serviert. Die ganze Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und der kleine Pool bietet eine wunderbare Erfrischung zwischendurch. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder. Die Anfahrt zur Lodge ist beim ersten Mal besser bei Tageslicht zu fahren."

Marion

"So warm and welcoming!" November 8, 2019

"We really enjoyed our two night stay at Yaba Chigui. Ana and Juan, the Costa Rican couple who live and run the B&B, are very warm and welcoming hosts. They really made us feel at home, and gave us great tips for how to spend our time in the area, including a highlight visit to the Whale's Tail at sunset. We stayed in the Cabecar room which was lovely. It has a modern, intelligent design with a clever use of space, and the room always felt light and airy despite the humid environment. The bed was enormous and comfy, and it faced the wide windows overlooking the forest and river below. Such a nice view to wake up to! Our room also featured both an indoor (hot) shower, an outdoor shower and a balcony. We had space to hang our clothes, and a hairdryer. The breakfasts were delicious. One day we had a Mexican style egg dish with homemade tortilla, sunny side up eggs and different sauces. The next day we had an Indian-Costa Rican fusion version of Chapati bread with delicious raita yoghurt. Juan also went to the effort of explaining the dishes which added a nice personal touch. Plus, each day we had fresh fruits, juice and delicious European style bread with jam. The pool has salt water instead of chlorine which is much better for the skin. I loved having an evening swim in the pool - very calming, and the water had been warmed by the sun throughout the day so it was a very pleasant temperature. Highly recommend for a couple!"

Date of stay: October 2019

Josie

"Unforgettable experience!" October 30, 2019

"Ana and Juan are a lovely couple that have built a little piece of heaven and are very happy to share it with their guests!

We greatly appreciated that the family is highly dedicated to sustainable tourism. Our cabin was beautifully designed and very welcoming. Everything was perfect down to the smallest details. We loved having the view of the nearby creek from our bed and going to sleep with the sound of water.

The breakfasts at Yaba Chigui were a delight! Each morning brought a new delicious surprise. Juan and Ana also offered us valuable information about the available activities in the area depending on the time of day, tides and weather conditions and spared no effort to make our stay perfect. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience!"

Date of stay: October 2019, Trip type: Travelled as a couple

Radu B

"An extraordinary highlight on our journey" September 27, 2019

Translated from German by Google Translate

"The view from our room has exceeded everything you can imagine in nature experience. On the balcony you are in the middle of the jungle but from a safe distance. The breakfast is prepared with a lot of love and ingenuity and a good mood start to the day. The tips and advice on things to do and culinary highlights of the extremely warm hosts were valuable information."

Ein außergewöhnliches Highlight auf unserer Reise

"Der Ausblick aus unserem Zimmer hat alles übertroffen was man sich an Naturerlebnis vorstellen kann. Auf dem Balkon steht man mitten im Dschungel aber aus sicherer Entfernung. Das Frühstück ist mit sehr viel Liebe und Einfallsreichtum zubereitet und ein Gute-Laune-Start in den Tag. Die Tips und Hinweise zu Unternehmungen und kulinarischen Highlights der überaus herzlichen Gastgeber waren wertvolle Informationen."

Stayed in September 2019

Martina

September 19, 2019

Translated by Google

"Super friendly. In a calm neighborhood. Nice small and family. Super clean"

"Super Freundlich. Ruhig gelegen. Schön klein und Familiär. Super sauber"

Andre Korte

"Beautiful green pearl" September 10, 2019

Translated from German by Google Translation

"Beautiful green pearl in the middle of the jungle, just recommended. Lovingly prepared breakfast, interesting and thoughtful architecture. Very courteous and welcoming host. The family-run resort is a real insider tip for people who want to enjoy nature. With 4 rooms small, fine and fantastically beautiful."

"Wunderschöne grüne Perle"

"Wunderschöne grüne Perle in mitten des Dschungels, einfach nur empfehlenswert. Liebevoll zubereitetes Frühstück, interessante und durchdachte Architektur. Sehr zuvorkommender und herzlicher Gastgeber. Die familiär geführte Anlage ist ein echter Geheimtipp für Menschen, die die Natur genießen möchten. Mit 4 Zimmern klein, fein und traumhaft schön."

Date of stay: September 2019.  Trip type: Traveled with friends

 Anna

"Beautiful houses" August 27, 2019

Translated from Dutch by Google Translation

"Beautiful houses in a beautiful setting. The main building has a separate design. The cottage has a beautiful room with one glass wall that overlooks the jungle behind. It also has a small walkway with seating. Shower is wonderful with a view of the jungle. Separate toilet and an outdoor shower. Coffee maker and kettle available as well as wine glasses and opener. There are also towels for the beach and swimming pool and a cool box. The swimming pool is filled with salt water. Delicious breakfast. Incredibly attentive and nice owners."

"Schitterende huisjes"

"Mooie huisjes in een prachtige omgeving. Het hoofdgebouw heeft een apart design. Het huisje heeft een prachtige kamer met één glazen wand die uitkijkt op de achterliggende jungle. Het heeft ook een kleine loopbrug met zitgedeelte. Douche is heerlijk met uitkijk op de jungle. Apart toilet en een buitendouche. Koffiezetapparaat en waterkoker aanwezig alsmede wijnglazen en opener. Ook zijn er handdoeken voor strand en zwembad aanwezig en een koelbox. Het zwembad is gevuld met zoutwater. Heerlijk ontbijt. Ontzettend attente en aardige eigenaren."

Miranda Crooswijk

"Fantastic B&B" August 17, 2019

Translated from Dutch by Google Translation

"Yaba Chigui Lodge is definitely recommended. A beautiful small complex with 5 houses. The cottages are very modern and fully equipped. The owners do everything to make you happy, especially the breakfast, a wonderful surprise every day. TOPPER!"

"Fantastisch B&B"

"Yaba Chihui Lodge is zeker aan te raden. Een prachtig klein complex met 5 huisjes. De huisjes zijn erg modern en van alle gemakken voorzien.
De eigenaren doen er alles aan om het naar je zin te maken, vooral het ontbijt, iedere dag weer een heerlijke verrassing. TOPPER!"

Date of stay: August 2019.   Trip type: Traveled with family

Hans V, Amersfoort

"What dear owners!" August 14, 2019

Translated from Dutch by Google Translation

"We were by trip. Me organization brought here! In the middle of nowhere, but what a beautiful place! Met super lovely people who took us one day to the new museum Finca 6! In Sierpe. How special that was, we enjoyed it immensely and it was very educational! Thanks again for this great day"

Wat n lieve eigenaren !

"We waren door trip. Me organisatie hier naar toe gebracht ! In the middle of nowere , maar wat n schitterende plek! Super lieve mensen ontmoet die ons n dag meegenomen hebben om t nieuwe museum Finca 6! In Sierpe. Wat was dat bijzonder , we hebben hier ontzettend van genoten en t was erg leerzaam ! Nogmaals hartstikke bedankt voor deze geweldige dag"

Date of stay: July 2019.   Trip type: Traveled with family

cielleke

July 28, 2019

"Excellent, smart and environmentally friendly design. Cozy. The staff is so kind and friendly. Always concern about giving you the best experience from its property. Very good location. Quiet but full of forest experience, sounds, and scenery."

Allan

"Wonderful in every way!" July 13, 2019

"What can we say? We love this place! The lodge is so unique - it was designed by architects to be efficient and work with the land around it. You get your own little building, most with a private deck and outdoor shower - and it backs to a jungle with a stream so you can hear the sounds of nature all day and all night long. We never did get to see any monkeys during our stay, but we hear they are nearby. The best part of the Yabà Chiguì are the hosts - Juan and Ana are just wonderful. We loved chatting with them and they will go above and beyond in order to help you or give you advice. They speak impeccable English. They arranged for a massage for my husband and I (it was wonderful) and Ana even gave up her scheduled massage so we could have her spot! Breakfast is always delicious with lots of fresh, local fruits and a freshly cooked entree. The room was clean, well maintained, and very comfortable. The bed was great - a bit on the firm side, but that pleased my husband. One word of warning - the last bit of the drive to this place is quite a rugged dirt road. I would not advise attempting it in a vehicle without good clearance. We felt like Indiana Jones driving up and down those hills to get to town."

Date of stay: July 2019. Trip type: Traveled as a couple

Candace C

"Just wonderful!" April 7, 2019

Translated from German by Google Translation

"The property and the hosts exceeded our expectations, friendliness, breakfast, cleanliness and facilities ... everything was fine, if there was a 12, we would have given it, we would have liked to stay longer!"

"Einfach wunderbar!"

"Alles. Die Unterkunft und die Gastgeber haben unsere Erwartungen weit übertroffen. Freundlichkeit , Frühstück, Sauberkeit und Ausstattung... alles hat gepasst. Gäbe es eine 12, wir hätten sie vergeben. Wir wären gerne länger geblieben!"

Ulrich

April 4, 2019

Translated from French by Google

"Perfect hosts and very welcoming in an idyllic setting, contemporary and ecoresponsible architecture, room with full jungle views, simple and balanced breakfast, plenty of beach options and very good restaurants in the surrounding area."

"Des hôtes parfaits et très accueillant dans un cadre idyllique, une architecture contemporaine et ecoresponsable, chambre avec vue intégrale sur la jungle, petit déjeuner simple et équilibré, beaucoup d'options de plages et de très bons restaurants dans les environs."

Anonymous

"Great lodge..." March 24, 2019

"Great lodge and the most helpful hosts out there. Balcony built in the middle of the Jungle, all new, clean, monkeys right outside. Any time!"

"Super Lodge und die hilfsbereitesten Gastgeber die es gibt.Balkon mitten in den Jungel hinaus gebaut, alles wie neu, sauber, Affen direkt vor der Tür. Jederzeit wieder!"

Margit Fischerlehner

"Lovingly run lodge with sparkling jungle feeling" March 23, 2019

Translated from German by Google Translation

"We have the Yaba Chigui Lodge recommended by our tour operator. In this excellently well-maintained complex, the hosts whose name Juan and Ana are, if we have researched this correctly, must especially emphasize. The system indicates in each fiber that it is led with great attention to detail. The lodges all have a direct connection to the jungle beyond. Although we found the Rämlichkeiten a bit cramped, but they were very nicely decorated, including fridge, outdoor shower and a sitting outside directly on the jungle. The individually prepared breakfast was one of the best breakfasts we had in Costa Rica."

"Liebevoll geführte Lodge mit prickelndem Dschungefeeling"

"Wir haben die Yaba Chigui Lodge durch unseren Reiseveranstalter empfohlen bekommen. Besonders hervorheben muss man in dieser ausgezeichnet gepflegten Anlage die Gastgeber, deren Namen Juan und Ana sind, wenn wir das richtig recherchiert haben. Der Anlage merkt man in jeder Faser an, dass sie mit viel liebe zum Detail geführt wird. Die Lodges haben alle einen direkten Anschluss an den dahinter liegenden Dschungel. Zwar fanden wir die Rämlichkeiten etwas beengend, sie waren aber sehr schön eingerichtet, u.a. mit Kühlschrank, Außendusche und einer Sitzmöglichkeit draussen direkt am Dschungel. Das individuell zubereitete Frühstück gehörten zum besten Frühstück, das wir in Costa Rica hatten."

Room Tip: Wir glauben, alle Zimmer sind gleich gut geeignet

Trip type: Traveled as a couple

eeontour

"Great three days!" March 8, 2019

"We had a great stay at Yaba Chigui! The lodge is situated up a hill and on the edge of the jungle. Monkeys and sloths were spotted. A wonderful fresh breakfast is served every morning. Ana and Juan were great hosts and will help in anyway possible. I needed to see a doctor on the second day. Juan and Ana did everything possible to find and give directions to a small office in Uvita. Thank you!!!"

Date of stay: February 2019, Traveled with family

Scott

February 2019

"You won’t find a better place to stay in Costa Rica. The days start with an amazing homemade balanced breakfast that’s different every day. Juan and Ana can tell you the best places to visit and the restaurants in the area are incredible. We loved Heliconia, Aracari (take a walk down to Arco beach after lunch), and Citrus for fresh seafood that will make your taste buds explode with delight. We were visited by monkeys, toucans and blue morphos . The rooms don’t have AC but are vented very well with great fans that made us want to throw on an extra blanket at night. If you get too warm enjoy the refreshing pool. Every detail is clean, extremely well kept and environmentally friendly. Of all places in CR, Ojochal is our favorite and you will feel at home in Yaba Chigui. It will be very hard to find a better AirBnB and impossible to find better at this price."

Courtney

"Simply Wonderful" February 21, 2019

"My wife and I stayed at Yaba Chigui lodge for 3 nights. The hosts Juan and Ana are just wonderful and are a great help when looking for restaurant recommendations or places to visit. Breakfast is fantastic. Everything freshly prepared. The bungalow was well appointed with an indoor and outdoor shower, fridge etc, and the fastest WiFi we experienced in Costa Rica. The room overlooked the jungle and you really felt close to nature."

Date of stay: February 2019, Traveled as a couple

Alan D 

"Special and exciting architecture " February 12, 2019

Translated from Norwegian, by Google Translate

"Long and twisting way up from the main road. This requires your own car to get to beaches, restaurants, etc. Great architecture and a fantastic host nevertheless saves this. The four rooms / cottages are very elegant with a double bed facing the jungle and a separate "jetty" of a veranda facing the forest. Very original. Lovely breakfast! The place is run by a retired couple, his former diplomat, her agricultural researcher with a doctorate from England. Linguistic and knowledgeable. They really wanted us the very best. The place can be recommended, not least because of Juan and Ana.

Room tip: This does not matter. The rooms are angled so no one has access to the others." 

"Særegen og spennende arkitektur"

"Lang og kronglete vei opp fra hovedveien. Dette krever egen bil for å komme seg til strender, restauranter m.m. Flott arkitektur og et fantastisk vertskap redder likevel dette. De fire rommene/hyttene er svært elegant med dobbeltseng ut mot jungelen og en egen "brygge" av en veranda inn mot skogen. Svært originalt. Nydelig frokost! Stedet drives av et pensjonert ektepar, han tidligere diplomat, hun jordbruksforsker med doktorgrad fra England. Språkmektige og kunnskapsrike. De ville oss virkelig det aller beste. Stedet kan anbefalesm, ikke minst på grunn av Juan og Ana.

Room tip: Her spiller ikke dette noen rolle. Rommene er vinklet slik at ingen har innsyn til de andre."

Date of stay: January 2019

Trip type: Traveled as a couple

Alf Kristian B

"Amazing Place" January 22, 2019

"We lucked out at finding this place. A Morpho Butterfly just flew by us. The lay out is so nice. The hosts Ana and Juan are as good as it gets. The jungle is with you here. We just wish we had more time allotted for our stay. Nicest place I have stayed at in my travels in Costa Rica. Amazing breakfast also. This is a quiet place that warrants a future stay. To wake up with the jungle view here is perfect. The privacy of the bungalows and a private deck is top notch. Great pool too. One of the most thought out designs we have seen. We will be back!"

cabosurfdude

Date of stay: January 2019

"Gorgeous lodge, private and comfortable. Amazing host" December 26, 2018

"Lots of wildlife right outside your window, private and peaceful and in tune with the jungle that surrounds you. Your hosts are wonderful with key insights into make the most of your visit to beautiful countryside. I can't wait to go back!!! A trip of a lifetime"

Date of stay: December 2018

Judy Carola

"Very hospitable" December 22, 2018

Translated from German, by Google Translation 

"We were in the low season, were received very nice and perfectly taken care of. The bungalows are very nice under tall trees. On the one side the river is on the other side a small pool, which we also liked to use. The architecture of the plant is impressively beautiful. The breakfast was very varied and was freshly prepared for us. The owners of the complex, who also live here, are very hospitable and take care of everything with great attention to detail."

"Sehr gastfreundlich"

"Wir waren in der Nebensaison unterwegs, wurden sehr nett empfangen und perfekt umsorgt. Die Bungalows liegen sehr schön unter hohen Bäumen. Auf der einen Seite liegt der Fluß auf der anderen Seite ein kleiner Pool, den wir auch gerne genutzt haben. Die Architektur der Anlage ist beeindruckend schön. Das Frühstück war sehr abwechslungsreich und wurde extra für uns frisch zubereitet. Die Eigentümer der Anlage, die ebenfalls hier wohnen, sind sehr gastfreundlich und kümmern sich um alles mit viel Liebe fürs Detail.

Date of stay: September 2018

Trip type: Traveled as a couple

Astrid und Ralph

"Outstanding lodge" December 19, 2018

"My wife and myself enjoyed 3 marvellous days at Yaba Chiguí. The lodge is a perfect combination of design, genuine hospitality and nature. For those travellers that look for unique and different places to stay, Yabá Chiguí is a must on the Pacific southern coast of Costa Rica. Ana, Juan, Sofía and their team dedication and care to their guests make our days during the time we share with them. We are just looking for the next opportunity to repeat our stay!!"

Date of stay: December 2018

Trip type: Traveled as a couple

Francisco F

"An oasis to relax in the rainforest" October 27, 2018

Translated from German, by Google Translation 

"The lodge is right by the forest on a river. The architecture of the houses is unique and well thought out and in harmony with nature. The hosts Ana and Juan are unlikely friendly, accommodating and always eager to make you feel good. The decor of the lodge is just as perfect. There is nothing missing. Juan even has a book of local restaurants including menus and prices so you can make a choice before you go. Also worthy of note is the helpfulness, which we had to use. And not to mention the cleanliness in the rooms and everywhere on the property. Many thanks to Ana and Juan, we will like to think back to the time with you."

"Eine Oase zum Erholen im Regenwald"

"Die Lodge liegt direkt am Wald an einem Fluss. Die Architektur der Häuser ist einzigartig und gut durchdacht sowie im Einklang mit der Natur. Die Gastgeber Ana und Juan sind unwahrscheinlich freundlich, zuvorkommend und immer darauf bedacht, dass man sich wohl fühlt. Die Ausstattung der Lodge ist ebenso perfekt. Es fehlt nichts. Juan hat sogar ein Buch mit den ansässigen Restaurants inclusive Speisekarten und Preise, so dass man schon vorher eine Auswahl treffen kann. Hervorzuheben ist ausserdem die Hilfsbereitschaft, die wir in Anspruch nehmen mussten. Und nicht zu vergessen die Sauberkeit in den Räumen und überall auf dem Grundstück. Vielen Dank an Ana und Juan, wir werden gern an die Zeit bei euch zurückdenken."

Date of stay: October 2018

Bettina K, Berlín, Alemania

"Magical" September 14, 2018

"We stayed here on the last night of our honeymoon in Costa Rica and we loved it. The owners are so kind and went out of their way to make our last night in Costa Rica special which we really appreciated. I would highly recommend this place! You feel like your are in nature and it is wonderful. We also had the chance to eat at Citrus nearby which was our favourite dining experience while in Costa Rica. Thank you for an excellent stay!"

1 night trip Sep 7, 2018

A Traveler

"best stay in Costa Rica" September 1, 2018

"It was a amazing stay for me. The room is nice with a great view into the jungel through a big window front. the breakfast was so delicious, I do really miss it. The owners are so frendly and caretaking. It feels very familiar and welcome. They put a lot at effort to give you a very pleasant stay. for me a great start of my holiday and the best stay in Costa Rica. Thank you my friends."

Stayed: September 2018, traveled solo

Daniel S

"Home ultra warm and very professional" August 30, 2018

Translated from French, by Google Translation

"We were greeted very warmly by Juan and Ana. They were full of attentions: only good advice on the activities of the region, cupcakes to taste the children, a very early breakfast in their own house, in short it was like home. Thanks to Juan and Ana for their welcome. The rooms are very comfortable, with a view of the river and the surrounding forest"

"Accueil ultra chaleureux et très professionnel"

"Nous avons été accueillis très chaleureusement par Juan et Ana. Ils ont été remplis d’attentions : que de bons conseils sur les activités de la région, des petits gâteaux pour le goûter des enfants, un petit déjeuner très tôt dans leur propre maison, bref on était comme à la maison. Merci à Juan et Ana pour leur accueil. Les chambres sont très confortables, avec une vue sur la rivière et la forêt avoisinante"

Stayed: August 2018, traveled with family

Wronick

"Exceptional" August 21, 2018

Translated from Spanish, by Google Translation 

"Excellent service, the hotel is beautiful and super clean, the surroundings are amazing, the beds are very comfortable, everything is taken care of down to the smallest detail, the owners are an intimate couple who made us great recommendations for tours and restaurants, they made us delicious breakfasts and very enjoyable :) We recommend it without hesitation, we hope to be back soon. "

"Atención excelente, el hotel es precioso y súper limpio, el entorno es increíble, las camas son comodisimas, todo cuidado hasta el más mínimo detalle. Los dueños son una pareja entrañable que nos hicieron buenísimas recomendaciones de tours y restaurantes, nos hicieron desayunos deliciosos y muy amenos :) Lo recomendamos sin duda. Esperamos poder volver pronto."

Stayed in August 2018

Soraya

“Serene bungalow” August 21, 2018

"This is a beautiful boutique style accommodation with private bungalows. The hosts helped us plan our stay and gave us great recommendations of places to visit and eat nearby. The breakfast was amazing, we got something new and fresh cooked each morning. If you are lucky, you will hear a howler monkey from your bungalow in the early morning hours like we did!"

Stayed in August 2018

Elizabeth

"Nature at it’s best!" July 31, 2018

"Our experience at Yaba Chigui was amazing. The hosts are wonderful people. They were very knowledgable and they made us feel at home. We recommend this place to nature loving individuals who are looking for a peaceful experience. Beautiful place!"

Melita

Nicest place ever! July 29, 2018

"Juan and Ana are very friendly, nothing is too much for them. Give you great advice for dining and activities and if you ask they also make all the arrangements for you. Really lovely place, very nearby all the hotspots."

Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family

pvzijl

"Unrestricted recommendation" July 18, 2018

Translated from German, by Google Translation

"The lodge deserves all 5 stars plus a superior! The owners live in the complex and take care of every detail. The view from the bed into the rainforest is unique. However, it is self-catering. But you can always ask :-) Thank you for the two doses!"

"Die Lodge verdient alle 5 Sterne plus ein Superior! Die Inhaber wohnen selbst in der Anlage und kümmern sich um jedes Detail. Die Sicht vom Bett aus in den Regenwald ist einzigartig. Es gilt allerdings Selbstversorgung. Man kann aber durchaus mal nachfragen :-) Vielen Dank für die beiden Dosen!"

Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family

Gantj

"Incredible" July 9, 2018

"We spent two nights at the Yaba Chigui Lodge and we wish we could stay longer. Juan and Ana were incredible hosts. We were greeted like family upon an evening arrival and Juan made sure we had everything we needed for the night. He even brought us a bottle of wine and candles to enjoy our first night!!!

The room was spectacular!! We woke to the howler monkeys right outside our room. We sat outside on the private deck and watched them all morning.
Breakfast was spectacular with fresh fruit, juice, bread and eggs with beans and rice (exactly what we said we liked!)

We were given so much information about restaurants and local attractions. We had dinner at Mamma and Pappa Italian Resturant very close by and it was quiet and delicious food.

The next day we stayed in the room as we wanted to enjoy the spectacular view of the rainforest. I had a massage that was one of the best I have had. Perfect view and tranquil setting.  Our only regret is that we did not book longer."

Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple

ElizabethAnn68

"Simply heavenly !!!" Mar 20, 2018

Translated from German, by Google Translation

"We had the pleasure of being the only guests and were received royally. Since we only spent one night there, they offered us to check out later so we could freshen up after Marino Ballena. Breakfast was delicious, the accommodation was new, high quality, super clean with a view of the jungle. Drive to!"

"Einfach paradiesisch!!!"

"Wir hatten das Vergnügen die einzigen Gäste zu sein und wurden königlich empfangen. Da wir nur eine Nacht dort verbracht haben, boten sie uns von sich aus an, später auszuchecken damit wir uns nach Marino Ballena noch einmal frisch machen konnten. Frühstück super lecker, die Unterkunft neu, hochwertig, super sauber mit Blick in den Dschungel. Hinfahren!"

Stayed: March 2018, traveled with friends

Anke B

"Pura Vida!" March 17, 2018

Translated from German, by Google Translation

"The Yabá Chiguí Lodge was our first stop! We felt very comfortable with Juan and Ana IMMEDIATELY. The new bungalows are very stylish. From the bed you have a wonderful view of the forest. The breakfast is sensational and lovingly prepared by Juan. Juan and Ana are the most charming, friendly and helpful hosts we've ever met. They offered to throw our wet clothes in the dryer, took care of our wet hiking boots, and called in our next accommodation to see if we arrived safely. We felt very welcome and at home. If we go back to Costa Rica, then always to Juan and Ana. Best regards to Costa Rica from Nina and Roland."

"Die Yabá Chiguí Lodge war unsere erste Station! Wir haben uns bei Juan und Ana SOFORT sehr sehr wohl gefühlt. Die neuen Bungalows sind sehr stilvoll eingerichtet. Vom Bett hat man einen wunderbaren Blick in den Wald. Das Frühstück ist sensationell und von Juan liebevoll vorbereitet. Juan und Ana sind die charmantesten, freundlichsten und hilfsbereitesten Hosts, die wir je kennengerlent haben. Sie boten uns an, unsere nassen Kleidungsstücke in den Trockner zu werfen, kümmerten sich um unsere nassen Wanderschuhe und riefen in unserer nächsten Unterkunft an, ob wir sicher angekommen sind. Wir fühlten uns sehr willkommen und wie zu Hause. Falls wir wieder nach Costa Rica reisen, dann immer auch zu Juan und Ana. Beste Grüße nach Costa Rica von Nina und Roland."

Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple

MrsGolightly74

"Hidden gem in the forest of Ojochal" March 12, 2018

"The Yaba Chigui Lodge is exceptional. During our two week vacation to Costa Rica, my husband booked us three nights here. I was stunned by the darling property and our lovely little bungalow facing the rainforest.

Service The hosts were wonderful! They helped us plan a variety of activities including a scuba diving excursion and a tour of Corcovado. They also recommended some yummy local restaurants that were close by - including Citrus, which was incredible (they even had Vegan ice-cream). The host family is delightful; they are all so sweet and kind. Service was outstanding!

Value A tremendous value and we would absolutely stay here again. The property is lovely and looks brand new. Accommodations The bungalow was incredible; it had everything you would need and more! You can tell just by stepping inside that they gave the construction a lot of thought. There are many windows and even an outdoor shower. The bed faces the forest and it is very calming to hear the stream rushing by. The bungalow was spotless and we felt very comfortable there.

Food Oh my word. The breakfasts were amazing! I am eating a plant-based diet and the owners graciously accommodated my needs. Fresh pressed coffee and juice was a staple in the morning, including an array of delicious local fruit. We went in town for lunches and dinners, as the site does not have a restaurant. This worked out well as many days we were offsite on excursions.

Yaba Chigi is a must if you are staying near Univta or in Ojochal!"

Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple

Rhiannon C

"Perfect location!" Feb 25, 2018

Translated from French, by Translate Google

"Perfect home hosts who are delightful. The rooms are comfortable and nothing is missing. There are even beach towels and cooler for lunch at the beach.The breakfast is very neat and excellent. The garden is beautiful and the pool more enjoyable."

"Accueil parfait des hôtes qui sont charmants. Les chambres sont confortables et rien ne manque. Il y a même les essuies de plage et la glacière pour le lunch à la plage.Le petit déjeuner est très soigné et excellent. Le jardin est magnifique et la piscine des plus agréable."

Stayed: January 2018, traveled solo

Carodg21

February 18, 2018

Translated from german, by Translate Google

"Very nice bungalows with interesting architecture, located on a small river, from time to time monkeys pass the property. The owner couple is very friendly and absolutely helpful. The next beach is only 5-10 minutes."

"Sehr schöne Bungalows mit interessanter Architektur, an einem kleinen Fluß gelegen, ab und an kommen Affen am Grundstück vorbei. Das Besitzerpaar ist sehr freundlich und absolut hilfsbereit. Zum nächsten Strand fährt man nur 5-10 Min."

Verona Vortex

Exceptional February 12, 2018

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"Paradise place. Attentive and warm welcome."

Stayed in February 2018

Collete

Wonderful Forest Bungalow February 12, 2018

"The bungalows are beautifully designed. Very clean and the extra details (towels, coffee, etc.) in each room are a special touch you don’t normally see. Breakfast was delicious and the owners are easily reached for advice on what to do, where to eat and to assist in making any reservations. We were very happy with our stay."

Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple

Rachel P

A very special place! February 10, 2018

"A modern architectural surprise. This was my third visit to Costa Rica and the best place I have stayed. Beautiful setting with private room walk out to the jungle. I would describe the hotel as a boutique B&B with plenary of privacy, amazing views, super breakfast and amazing hosts who were clearly inspired to build something very special. The hosts’ passion is evident in every detail from the rooms luxurious finishes to landscaping and wilderness setting. There are many of the best restaurants in Costa Rica within abou 1 km of the hotel."

Paul

"Really an ideal place to rest, relax and enjoy the beautiful place that is Costa Rica" Jan 22, 2018

"My wife Sandra and I are colleagues of Yaba Chigui because we also have a hotel called Lirio Lodge on the Tortuguero canals and we wanted to stay in a similar place in the central pacific, that is, to have contact with nature, very quiet, good food and of course good service, Yaba Chigui was recommended to us and the place exceeded all our expectations, we were welcomed as family by Juan and Ana, their owners, there are no words to describe how well we had it, to the point that we want to return with our children and grandchildren. I recommend it to anyone, it is a beautiful place and you can see the love that its owners who live at the hotel."

Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple

Luis C

"Beautiful Lodge" November 25, 2017

"The bungalow was beautifully furnished, bright and in the middle of the jungle. We spent two nights during our honeymoon at the Yaba Chigui lodge. The owners, Don Juan and Doña Ana, were very welcoming and treated us both mornings with magical breakfast. Many thanks again for the bottle of wine! Kind regards from Switzerland!"

"Der Bungalow war sehr schön eingerichtet und hell, inmitten eines Waldes.Wir verbrachten 2 Nächte während unserer Honeymoon in der Lodge. Die Gastfreundschaft war sehr sehr herzlich und das Frühstück ein Traum. Bei beiden Frühstück haben Ana Mercedes and Juan Fernando etwas feines in der Küche gezaubert. VIelen lieben Dank nochmals für die Flasche Wein! Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz"

Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple

isabellewunderlin

"Hidden Treasure!" November 12, 2017

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"We spent three nights in 2017 in the Yaba Chigui Lodge in October and met a perfect hospitality in time. The comfortable bungalows are very bright, modern and completely thought out. In addition to a great plumbing these are the jungle-facing bed and the "jungle balcony" the absolute highlight. The host couple Ana and Juan are to have arrived you feel really good. They host their guests with great attention to detail and a delicious - changing daily - breakfast!"

"Wir haben im Oktober 2017 drei Nächte in der Yaba Chigui Lodge verbracht und haben in der Zeit eine perfekte Gastfreundschaft kennengelernt. Die komfortablen Bungalows sind sehr hell, modern und absolut durchdacht. Neben einem tollen Sanitärbereich sind das zum Urwald hin ausgerichtete Bett und der "Urwaldbalkon" das absolute Highlight. Das Gastgeberehepaar Ana und Juan gibt einem das Gefühl richtig gut angekommen zu sein. Sie bewirten ihre Gäste mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail und einem köstlichen - täglich wechselnden - Frühstück!"

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple

95Chris213

October 29, 2017

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"If you want to know the area of ​​Uvita, the Ballena Marine Park and at the same time rest while in contact with nature, this is the ideal place. Small hotel full of beautiful details. Don Juan and Dona Ana, the owners, are excellent hosts and make the stay really enjoyable. We stayed three nights and sleep lulled by the sound of the nearby ravine as well as waking up with the vegetation of the area as background scenery, it was a fantastic experience."

Fabricio Martínez

October 1, 2017

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"Excellent place, more than recommended! You feel like home and the bungalows are amazing."

Pablo Ramírez

“So perfectly lovely ” August 22, 2018

"I came with my three children and we all want to go back! The property is beautiful. The rooms are amazing. The breakfast - so so good. The hosts were so very sweet with suggestions and were so lovely with my young children. My daughter said she reminded her of her own abuela. Go outside in the evening and be absolutely intoxicated by the ylang ylang tree. Learn about the indigenous people of Costa Rica. I love that this treasure is owned by ticos who love their country and want to share it with those of us unfortunate enough to live elsewhere.

If your single, a couple, or a family. This is a perfect spot away from the tourists and crowds. Nestled away on a river.

We explored osa, cano island, the whale tail, waterfalls and more. We saw all the species of monkeys in CR, scarlet macaws, humpback whales (and heard them too), two species of sea turtles, a wild jaguarundi and more.

Be adventurous and explore. Or hang out at the lodge all day. You can't lose.

We can't wait to be back."

Stayed July 2017, traveled with family

Amanda D 

 

"a perfect piece of paradise... absolute heaven on earth!" August 10, 2017

"this bungalow style B&B is absolutely amazing. the entire experience was just what i wanted! the bungalow itself was very clean, well stocked and very comfortable; the patio & outdoor shower were fantastic and the view to the forest & stream took my breath away. the grounds are elegantly landscaped with wonderful and bountiful foliage. the pool is pristine and a great place to dip! the breakfasts were fabulous; different everyday! the attention to detail in the property itself is impeccable. to top it all off, Juan & Ana are the most kind & incredible hosts i have ever met. they are absolutely wonderful people and made my stay 110% amazing. this is the most beautiful place to visit; whether you come to explore the area or come to relax the days away beside the gentle forest stream babbling away... you will find everything you are looking for and more at Yaba Chigui! I cried when i left as i did not want to leave... and i cannot wait to come back :-)"

Stayed: Jul 2017

Antoinelle Leibel

July 27, 2017

"This hotel is a very beautiful and clean place, it's perfect for relax in the middle of the nature with the sound of the river. The owners are extremely kind and make your stay wonderfull, they also recommend a lot of activities, places and restaurants that you can visit to enjoy the most your trip."

Adriana Vargas Rosales

July, 2017

"Totally recommended! Don't hesitate to reserve this place... the owners are lovely and take care of every single aspect of your stay. Definitely will return soon... "

Luis

"Idyllic Forest Home" May 1, 2017

"Beautifully designed bungalows look over a forest stream. A peaceful and welcoming place where every detail over your stay is thought through by the charming Don Juan and Dona Ana. Delicious breakfasts, all the more enjoyable with tucans in the surrounding trees. Refreshing outdoor showers too!"

Stayed April 2017, traveled with friends

oliverruss r

"Wonderful stay in the forest" May 1, 2017

"We absolutely loved our time here. The hospitality of the owners is wonderful, they are kind and inspiring people that clearly put their heart into the place everyday. The rooms are gorgeous with great design, natural ventilation, outdoor and indoor and comfy beds with priceless views. The breakfast is varied and delicious and everything in the lodge is done with awareness and harmony with the environment."

Stayed April 2017, traveled with friends

natyort

"Dawn dream in the woods." April 25, 2017

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"Its location away from the bustle, the elegant architecture of its newly constructed buildings, the spacious and comfortable bed and made to rest lulled by the sounds of the forest and waking marveled at the view and the feeling of being suspended between trees. The attentions of their owners and hosts both the income and the breakfast made me feel welcome and accepted at all times. The organic breakfast and homemade flavors and aromas and carrying India, was exquisite. What I liked most was its avant-garde architectural design and ecologically integrated forest. Spending the night with my partner in Yaba Chigui was a unique experience."

Stayed December 2016, traveled as a couple

jeffermanagua

"Paradise." March 30, 2017

"This place is one of the best places i have stayed in costa rica. The bungalows have been thoroughly planned. Bed most comfortable ever. View and wildlife from your bed are amazing. Outdoor and indoor shower. I stuck to the outdoor. What makes this place so even more special is the lovely costa rican family that own it. They are retired and just want to welcome you to their amazing country. The breakfasts...wow. Best i have ever had in cr. Juices so refreshing. Everthing is very high quality. Beautiful area to walk and explore. Waterfall you can walk to for the not lazy ...that is amazing. Recommendations given to all the nearby sights. Do go to el castillo to see the sun go down. The view is amazing. This family are very special people. You are getting much more than just your stay...really and truely. Many places just go through the motions of welcoming you. Not here. Tico owned..support them. Afterall it is their country."

Stayed March 2017, traveled solo

lesab33

“Nature in your own backyard” March 24, 2017

"Yaba Chigui is a beautifully appointed property consisting of three bungalows creating an intimate setting.The owners, Ana and Juan have designed a most comfortable environment with every detail covered. Luxury king beds, indoor and outdoor showers, lush landscaping, swimming pool and delicious breakfast await you as you feel at one with nature. Awake to the sounds and sights of the howler monkeys as we did this morning. Come experience a true PURA VIDA vacation."

Room Tip: All bungalows along the river

Stayed March 2017, traveled with family

Krazyk4costarica

“Perfection in Ojochal” March 8, 2017

"Yaba Chigui is a truly a special place owned by 2 very special people. Our family stayed in 2 of the 4 bungalows for several nights at the end of our Costa Rica vacation. The spot is idyllic as others have said. You are in the jungle and can hear it's musical sounds at night and in the mornings. The rooms (and showers) overlooking the jungle are lovely. Ana and Juan are truly excited to share their knowledge of the area and help you get the most of your experience there. They provided tips on best beaches, excursions and also helped us with our dinner reservations. The breakfasts provided at Yaba Chigui were fresh and delicious. The restaurants in the little village of Ojochal are the best dining we had during our vacation. One small detail is that yes, you should be self driving as a guest here to access the area. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Yaba Chigui to anyone!"

Stayed February 2017, traveled with family

K S

"Home" February 2017

"Home. There is not one thing I can honestly say I 'disliked' about this place. Juan and Ana are like family. They are so kind and gracious. Willing to help you plan your day and give you all the best tips; whether you're looking for something more 'touristy' or to be more immersed in the culture, they are the tour guides you would want. Every single recommendation was spot on, from the food to the activities in the area. The food. Oh my gosh, the food! So many wonderful places. Depending on what you are looking for, just ask, you will not be disappointed which ever direction they steer you. The breakfast that was included every day was probably my favorite. Home cooked, authentic. Those morning times were so nice. Nice to start planning the day. Juan always made us extra coffee, we could not get enough of those Costa Rican beans!!! That was also the time we would go over what we did the day before with Ana... she was always genuinely excited to hear about our adventures. Meeting Juan and Ana was the best thing we did on our trip. We even ran in to them "out on the town" and we were greeted with warm hugs and smiles. Again they were curious to hear how the rest of our trip was going even though we had changed locations. We hope to go back for a visit. This is a place we will never forget and that is mostly in part to the people that were a part of it. THANK YOU!!!"

From Grand Rapids, MI · February 2017

Randi

“An idyllic place to stay away from the tourist trails” February 22, 2017

"Yaba Chigui is the perfect place to stay for those who are self-driving around Costa Rica and want to avoid the international style tourist hotels. We stayed in Cabecar, which is stylishly decorated, has natural air flow through the meshed windows, and a raised bed so that you wake up to an unimpeded view of the jungle (sometimes the immediate area is lit at night - so romantic to sit out on the veranda which juts out towards the jungle and overlooks the small river). We slept very well, lulled to sleep by the croaking frogs and gently woken by distant howler monkeys. The unusual architect-designed breakfast building overlooking the refreshing pool was inspired by the dwellings of the Borucas (indigenous people). Ojochal (less than a 5 minute drive away from Yaba Chigui) has a number of very good restaurants, so although Ana and Juan provide only extremely delicious and varied breakfasts (the spinach, orange and basil smoothie was a revelation), sourcing a good dinner is really easy. Juan and Anna have extensive local knowledge and can direct you to a nearby waterfall for a "natural massage", the best beaches, and the impressive archaeological museum of Indigenous culture (Diquis region). Given also that there were no mosquitos there this February (and I would have found them if there were) this was paradise."

Room Tip: Ask for a room with an outside shower and a good view of the jungle - we liked Cabecar

Stayed February 2017, traveled as a couple

Margaret B

"Pura Vida !!!" February 8, 2017

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"A pure moment of calm and happiness!  We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights in this little nest, surrounded by nature, with wonderful hosts.  The rooms are beautiful bungalows on stilts, with a terrace facing the rainforest and the river. The only sounds we could hear: the singing of the birds and the howling of the monkeys !!!  What a change of scenery, how calm !!! We slept wonderfully in our room, top comfort with two showers, one inside and one outside, amazing !!!  And how do I begin to tell you about Ana and Juan .... people of such kindness !!! They recommended the best places, beaches and restaurants in the area. They really spoiled us! An exceptional couple!  We were also able to witness,  thanks again to Ana and Juan, the most beautiful sunsets … (but I will say no more …it’s up to you to discover the rest !!!)  In short, we highly recommend this little paradise and we will surely come back soon!!!!!  Pura Vida !!!!!"

Stayed February 2017, traveled as a couple

Sylvie

"Getting in Touch with Nature in Ojochal, Costa Rica" February 2, 2017

"I continued to the west coast of Costa Rica for a completely different experience at Yabá Chiguí Lodge after spending three nights at Tortuga Lodge. I opted for a rental car for this leg of the trip, and I have to say that driving in Costa Rica is not for the faint of heart. I highly recommend a 4-wheel drive car. After a drive up a mountain that got my adrenaline pumping, I pulled into the lodge and immediately fell in love with this charming and unique lodge that seems to appear out of nowhere in this secluded area.

Yabá Chiguí Lodge is a bed and breakfast that opened in the spring of 2016. It is the passion project of Ana Mercedes Espinoza and Juan Fernando Cordero, who wished to be an original lodging alternative, an example of environmental sustainability, and to contribute to the sociocultural development of the region. The property consists of four bungalows, three with a single king bed, and one with a king bed and queen trundle bed. The bungalows are breathtaking, with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the rainforest and stream.

As with many properties in Costa Rica, bungalows do not include air conditioning or televisions, which were amenities I didn’t miss. Limited WiFi is available in all rooms and common areas. The property was designed with maximum sustainability in mind. The main lodge is the centerpiece of the small property with a modern design inspired by the circular houses of the indigenous people of the area. Yabá Chiguí’s four bungalows are also designed in a modern style while still keeping environmental impact at a minimum. All rooms have screens encircling the top of the walls, keeping the temperature surprisingly cool even on the warmest days.

Another delightful addition was the floor to ceiling window in the shower, giving the illusion of floating over the forest. The property is designed so it is impossible for other guests to see into the window (no guarantees about the wildlife), but a curtain is also included for the modest. Each room also includes an outdoor deck with a table and chair, which is where I spent most evenings. The bungalows surround the pool, small massage room, hammock area, and common area for enjoying meals and games on rainy days. This configuration keeps the property compact and easily accessible.

Yabá Chiguí operated under a bed and breakfast system, so guests will make arrangements for lunch and dinner. Breakfasts were phenomenal, consisting of huevos rancheros, a plethora of the freshest fruit I’ve ever seen, fresh juices, and bread from a local French baker. There are many dining options in the area, and the owners are more than happy to recommend local restaurants and make the reservations for you. With the endorsement of Ana and Juan, I enjoyed a wonderful French fusion dinner at Citrus, about ten minutes from the lodge and popular among locals. I was most impressed by the owner of this restaurant. She made sure to visit each table individually to make sure guests were satisfied, and I heard her converse in at least four languages. I highly recommend Citrus to anyone in the Ojochal area."

Frontiers Elegant Journeys

"Excellent Place To Stay" January 18, 2017

"Yaba Chigui Lodge was a fantastic place to stay. But the greatest value was the hosts themselves. Juan and Ana are such wonderful people. Every morning they served us a tasty healthy breakfast, then we continued with great conversation. I would never stay anywhere else in Ojochal. Will definitely be going back. Respond Share with your staff."

4 night romance trip Jan 10, 2017

Daniel

"Modern, boutique bnb with wonderful hosts!" January 11, 2017

"Yaba Chigui is a delightful, boutique bnb with wonderful hosts! They were immensely helpful and so friendly. Breakfasts were a delight- watching sloths in the trees over delish food in the mountains cant be beat. Waking up to the sound of the stream running through the property and the views of the forests made it hard to get out of bed but there is so much to do within a short distance. Great variety of beaches, waterfalls, and the Boruca village is ~45 minute drive away. Highly recommend this place and hope to return someday!"

3 night trip with friends Dec 22, 2016

Ada

January 11, 2017

"The scenery was breathtaking, and the staff was so friendly and welcoming. I hope I can return to this paradise some day!"

Emily Matelan

“Perfect little oasis!” December 25, 2016

"We had the best stay at Yaba Chigui! It is tucked away in a beautiful spot, rooms overlook the jungle. Toucans, scarlet macaws and even a sloth were seen! Every little detail was thought of. Breakfasts were AMAZING! Hosts Ana and Juan are so kind, and genuinely want everyone to have the best stay, offering lots of great advice on where to visit and what to see. Definitely a great spot to get away and RELAX!"

Stayed December 2016

Jill D

"A paradise in the mountains" November 6, 2016

There are many ways to describe Yaba Chigui, but I think there are three words that match "Lovely", "Authentic", "Details". For more you see pictures on the internet you cannot imagine who will find an oasis of tranquility, where nature and harmony meet. The rooms are designed to feel and experience nature, its windows overlooking the forest and the sounds of the nearby river envelop in tranquility, its bathrooms one overlooking the forest and the other outdoor are amazing. The attention from Ana and Juan cannot be compared, charming, kind persons, detail orientes, one could talk with them all day, always outstanding. A place that anyone seeking tranquility and get away from the normal hotels should visit.

Stayed November 2016, traveled as a couple

johanloria

"A little corner of paradise", October 31, 2016

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"Perched on the hills of Ojochal, Yaba Chigui Lodge is perfect for those seeking tranquility. The overwater bungalows have every comfort (toilet, shower, bathroom, giant bed, fridge ...). A Yaba Chigui, it is possible to wake up to the sounds of local wildlife (monkeys, toucans ...) to take a shower before nature take its Costa Rican coffee on a giant pontoon while keeping privacy! Breakfast is local, delicious and varied (it changes daily).

The hosts, Doña Ana and Don Juan are very attentive to our needs. They know the area and can provide lots of tips and tricks to prepare the trip. The hotel is located 10 minutes from the nearest beach, but it is possible to enjoy the pool at the hotel. In short, if I have the chance to return to Costa Rica, Yaba Chigui will be my first stop. I highly, highly recommend!"

Stayed September 2016, traveled as a couple

Elise A

"Like at home" October 6, 2016

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"I stayed at the lodge with my girlfriend a few weeks ago, it is a very difficult place to describe because it is unique, the design of the cabins, the location and the area make the lodge a place you do not expect and surprising in the best way . The attention from Sofia, Dona Ana and Don Juan make you feel at home and a place you do not wish to leave. The area is a paradise for lovers of gastronomy and the lodge also offers a delicious breakfast, there are many easy to access and clean beaches, since they are part of the park Marino Ballena. Recommended for anyone who wants a unique experience."

Stayed August 2016, traveled as a couple

Manuel R

“We found paradise!” October 3, 2016

"A friend and I stayed for two weeks at the Yabá Chiguí Lodge, but it took us only two seconds to realize, that we had made the best decision. Located in the small village Ojochal, away from the tourist overflow, the lodge is surrounded by beautiful rain forest, close to the Pacific Ocean and a great starting point for many tours to explore Costa Rica.

The lodge consists out of four cabins, named after different languages of the native Costa Ricans. We stayed in Maleku, a cabin including a panorama view into the jungle from the bed, being woken up in the morning by the sound of monkeys and parrots, followed by a delicious breakfast with lots of mango and Gallo Pinto. Absolutely fantastic! One of our favorite architectural features was the outdoor shower (We never used the indoor shower…ever!).

The owners of the lodge, Doña Ana and Don Juan, are unquestionably the nicest and most obliging hosts anybody could ask for. Together with their daughter Sofía they can offer and unlimited flow of ideas for tours, trips and hidden treasures around the area! Make sure to check out the Nauyaca waterfalls, do some surfing in Dominical, go for a scuba dive around Isla del Caño and check out the numerous beautiful beaches nearby! We clearly found paradise and can’t wait to come back! Thank you Yabá Chiguí Lodge!"

Stayed September 2016, traveled with friends

Timo_reist_gerne

"Unforgettable paradise !!!!" September 9, 2016

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"Yaba Chigui Lodge is a great place to enjoy as a couple or family ... the forest offers a beautiful place to relax near great adventures: waterfalls, beaches and mountains. The warmth of your hosts Don Juan Fernando and Doña Ana make you feel like family and wanting to go back ... unforgettable experience!B&B." 

Stayed June 2016, traveled as a couple

Maricruz N

“A jewel in the jungle” August 2, 2016

"Yaba Chigui Lodge is a wonderful hotel hidden in the middle of paradise. Its the perfect place to relax and recharge in contact with the magnificient beauty of the surrounding Costa Rican jungle. The new, stylish and comfortable bungalows offer the perfect setting to spend some quality time as a couple or with family. The owners, Ana and Juan Fernando certainly go the extra mile to make their guests feel at home. I cannot wait to visit Yaba Chigui again in the near future."

Stayed June 2016, traveled as a couple

Carcalderon

"Beautiful and magical" July 27, 2016

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"A magical, beautiful place. Lying down watching the jungle and this is the first thing you see when you open your eyes is a gift. The hotel is very well designed and the surrounding jungle offers one unique moments of relaxation. 100% recommended and hope to return soon."

Stayed July 2016, traveled with friends

Daniel M

“Wonderful Hotel in the middle of the jungle” July 26, 2016

"We stayed at Yabá Chiguí Lodge, because we were looking for a place in the forest and we found more than we were looking for here.
The rooms are elegant, comfortable beds looking at the forest and river, what a way to wake up!, it has a rain shower and you almost feel like being showering in nature. We love the deck merging with the trees from where you can spot lots of the biodiversity of the area. Also the swimming pool its incredible, super relaxing either to sunbath or simply watch the stars at night!!
The hosts Ana Mercedes and Juan are incredible people, very conscious of the environment they built a gem in the forest. They were simply amazing, kind and welcoming and very knowledgeable about the main attractions of the area, beaches, waterfalls, restaurants.
We are looking forward to coming back !"

Stayed July 2016, traveled as a couple

Alexsander77

"A little paradise in the middle of Ojochal" July 20, 2016

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"It is a beautiful boutique hotel surrounded by nature. They have incredible facilities, swimming pool and rooms ideal for relaxing in luxury partner, not regret visiting this little gem located in the heart of the Costa Rican tropics."

Stayed June 2016, traveled on business

Daniella24

"A lovely hotel I want to go back" July 19, 2016

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"A small hotel where every detail makes the stay a unique experience. Open your eyes in the morning and be surprised by the forest and nature, enjoy the gardens, the design of the spaces and the fine attention from their owners Juan Fernando and Ana Mercedes, make Yaba Chigui a hotel I want to come back. Just lovely !!!"

Stayed May 2016, traveled with friends

sittenfeld53

“Amazing Hotel! a hidden and private place... but easy to reach.” July 19, 2016

"Beautiful hotel that combines two of the best elements of our planet the forest and the sea, great hosts, spacious rooms, very delicious beds, room very cool does not need air conditioning (its owners support sustainability as the AC is sustainable zero) the spectacular forest view. Very romantic for couples, but also very safe and family oriented. The pool is very refreshing and beaches around the hotel are beautiful, very private and uncrowded. Excellent place ... I hope to return soon."

Stayed May 2016, traveled with family

Rebeca C

"Peaceful" July 19, 2016

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"A wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. Many places of ecotourism attractive and topographical beauty walking distance. Ideal to recharge batteries and meet the same!"

Stayed July 2016, traveled with friends

Floria Z

"A dream place !!!" July 15, 2016

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"We wanted to find a small space! Lovely and we talked about this little hotel BB! Built with exquisite taste! Every detail in every corner! You just want to stay there forever! All delightfully constructed harmony with the environment! Rooms with large windows overlooking the forest! A deck that gets into the forest to meditate invites q! A delicious wine! Silent for a while to read! A romantic room for love! Bathe overlooking the forest! high heavens! Without technology! Totally cool! A pool without chlorine! Gardens full of colors! And an outstanding breakfast that reaches beyond lunch !!! Definitely worth discovering and enjoying these gems of Costa Rica Costa Rican-owned!"

Stayed July 2016, traveled with family

Margarita muril... M

“Costa Rica- Private Jungle Retreat” July 7, 2016

"Yaba Chigui Lodge is located off the beaten path, isolated in the jungle near the town of Ojochal on Costa Rica’s southern Osa Peninsula. It is totally modern, opening in 2016, and was constructed by architects with a reputation for maintaining environmental sustainability. With four bungalows, beautifully landscaped gardens and a pool, Yaba Chigui is small and private.

Our family traveled to Costa Rica and wanted to experience nature away from city noises and preferably away from fellow tourists. We found a haven at Yaba Chigui. We hired a driver which eliminated a great deal of stress. He drove us to sites recommended by the owners, Juan Fernando Cordero, a retired diplomat, and wife, Dr. Ana Espinoza. Spectacular day trips were: Playa Ventanas, Playa Pinuela, Playa Tortuga and the waterfalls of Ojochal. Excellent nearby restaurants with spectacular lookouts were Hotel El Castillo, Hotel Lookout, Hotel Vista Ballena and restaurant La Parcela, in Dominical. If you can catch the Cola de la Ballena (Whale's tail) at Uvita Marine National Park, which only appears at low tide, you will view one of nature’s incredible marvels. 

If not, do like we did. Sit and sip coffee from the long, narrow balcony porch of Yaba Chigui bungalows or lay in the bed under a cooling ceiling fan and look through its large windows to marvel and listen to the surrounding jungle and its rain and feel peace.

Yaba Chigui is highly recommended for those seeking privacy. The adventurous can drive on their own. Use the software app WAZE to help maneuver the mountain curves. If possible, secure a driver to help you find its nearby ecological treasures. The lodge provides a delicious breakfast daily. The town of Ojochal offers a number of excellent restaurants and even a French owned bakery."

Room Tip: “This is a lovely, eco-friendly hotel. All rooms are comfortable with great views. Brunka with disability access is slightly larger."

Stayed June 2016, traveled with family

Mary J

"Wonderful Hosts compliment this charming B&B" May 23, 2016

"Beautiful Setting above a stream. The architecturally designed Guestrooms are well-apointed. Visually interesting, the structures seem to float/fly in the jungle canopy. Wonderful Hosts compliment this charming B&B." 

John Dinsmore