Rustic Studio Cabinas Rentals in Punta Uva, Costa Rica Available Daily, Weekly, & Monthly
*Please note this is not onsite Centro Ashé Herbal Center which is located in Manzanillo the town south and also has cabinas to stay.
About Our Cabinas:
Our Beachfront Cabinas in Punta Uva are family owned rustic cabinas located directly on the Caribbean Sea in Punta Uva, Costa Rica. Our cabinas are available for rent for daily, weekly, and monthly rates. This is a budget friendly and rustic cabina great for those who are looking for simplicity surrounded by tranquility, gardens and amazing proximity to the Caribbean Sea! This is a historic wooden structure, surrounded by noni, mango, breadnut, amapola hibiscus, medicinal plants and more! We have one bedroom which includes a double bed and two single beds (bunk bed) with access to a kitchen shared with another unit. We have two bed units that have two double beds seperated with a partition and each have their own private kitchen. Simple kitchenettes include with hotplate, pots pans cups utensils, fridge, bathrooms with hot water, and wifi.. We are located on the Caribbean of Costa Rica in the quiet village of Punta Uva - just 8 kilometers south of Puerto Viejo with international cuisine, nightlife, grocery stores, farmers market and more. We are 3km north of Manzanillo, another small fishing village with more of a town center, restaraunts etc. We have one local store within walking distance for food essentials. Weather is usually high 80's during the day in in the 60's at night.
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Directions to Punta Uva Beachfron Cabinas From Puerto Viejo Go south on the main road out of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, pass Playa Chiquita, and go about 8 kilometers. On the left there are three entrances into Punta Uva, one marked Selvins, One with Dive Shop, we are the third entrance on the left marked Arrecife Restaraunt with a small bus stop out front. Take a left at that entrance, follow that road as it curves to the right, pass Arrecife Restaraunt, and we are located about 200 meters past on the right hand side, look for a big green house and sign that says Brown.
Public bus: Transporte Mepe - There is a direct bus to Manzanillo de Talamanca, leaving the terminal (Terminal de San Carlos) in San Jose at 12:00 pm. It arrives here between 4:30 and 5:00 pm and costs about $12 p.p. Tell the bus driver Punta Uva Arrecife and they will stop the bus there (remind them when you get closer!) Follow directions above from Puerto Viejo to walk down to us. You could also take a bus to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and then take a taxi for the last 8 km. The taxi will cost you about $15. From the airport it will cost about $30 taxi ride to get into downtown San Jose to take the bus.
Private Taxi - we offer private taxi service from San Jose or Airport for $200 directly here to Punta Uva (additional charge of $20pp above 4 people). We offer private transport from other areas of Costa Rica as well.
Shuttle Services - Interbus and Caribe Shuttle - Private Shuttle companies offer air conditioned shuttle to pick you up near the airport and drop you off directly to us. Pre-book these shuttles
Rent a car - You can rent a car to travel around the country. At the airport you can find several companies. We recommend Adobe or Alama because they also have an office in Puerto Viejo if you need. If you want to pick up the car, at the airport, it is better then to make a reservation before.
Sansa/ Nature Air Flight - Generall Nature Air will fly to Limon, and from Limon you will need to take a taxi down to Punta Uva, which will cost an additional $70.
What To Bring When You Visit Us: An open mind, heart, and soul! Remember our cabinas at Centro Ashé are very rustic and very simple, we try to live as simply and in tune with nature as possible. We do not have air conditioning and our lodging is very much like our local community members. Coming on this trip and life in the Caribbean here is an opportunity to go with the flow and enjoy a slower and more simple lifestyle - that is part of the medicine of your time here. Bring the cash you'll need to get you through for at least a few days, here in our town we do not have an ATM, so you will need to go to the ATM in the town north of us Puerto Viejo, which has shops, restaraunts, etc. Everyone accepts USDollars. Check the current exchange rate at the time of your visit. If you want to activate your cell phone you can get a Costa Rican chip, you'll need to make sure your phone from the US is unlocked (call your carrier to do this process) in order for the Costa Rican chip to work here. You can get a Kolbi chip directly inside the baggage claim area of the airport before you leave. Remember the San Jose Airport has Free Wifi so you can contact loved ones to let them know you've arrived safely. Most people when they talk about the rainy season it actually refers to the pacific side, which has a very distinct rainy season, 6 months dry, 6 months wet. On the Caribbean its more of a mix through out the year, that doesn't mean it won't rain, because it certainly can and probably will, but there are times of much son as well. As far as clothes, bring light weight stuff that dries easily, it is HUMID! Bring a good pair of shoes to hike with that you don't mind getting muddy, and flip flops, and whatever else you'd like to have with you. Cotton tshirts and shorts are great, a rain jacket, bathing suit, towel for the beach (please do not bring hotel towels to the beach), are all great. BUG SPRAY is important to your comfort here, in the Caribbean we do indeed have mosquitos. So bring repellent that works well for you! Bring natural bug spray if you're into that because you can't get that down there or whatever type of repellent that is actually effective for you, any personal care items you need we recommend you bring with you. Bring any regular medications/supplements you use. Bring sun protection! A hat. Sunglasses. As far as a laptop - there is internet onsite so you're welcome tobring it, just depends how connected you'd like to be! It's another thing to travel with and to be conscious of while you're on buses etc. But it can be convenient, so that is totally your decision. Outlets here are the same as the US, no converter is needed. Come prepared with clothing appropriate for tropical heat and tropical rain. Sandals. Headlamp or flashlight, any prescriptions you need. We do not have laundry onsite but there are places in the area you may pay to get your clothes washed and cleaned. The water in town is okay for cooking but we recommend you purchase drinking water from the local stores. We cannot stress enough how bringing what you need to protect you from bugs will make your stay more comfortable, the struggle is real with mosquitos, sometimes sand fleas and more. Bug bites are more annoying than dangerous. These vary depending on the time of year, but we encourage you tobring protection with you!
Rental Rates *please note we do not issue refunds for payments if you choose to cancel your reservation for any reason. Daily Rates Two Bed Studio With Private Kitchen $40 1p, $50 for 2p, $60 3p, $65 4p
Weekly Rates Two Bed Studio with Private Kitchen $350 1p, $400 2p, $450 3-4p
Monthly Rates June - October Only Two Bed Studio with Private Kitchen $650 1p, $700 2p
What to Bring: An open mind, heart, and soul, and a flexible attitude goes a long way while traveling, especially on "Tico Time"! Come prepared with clothing appropriate for tropical heat and tropical rain. Sandals, Sun protection, waterbottle, hats, bathing suit, beach towels and sarongs (we provide bath towels though ask that your linens and towels do not leave the rooms). While many people take this opportunity to "unplug" you may feel like bringing a wifi accesible device to use while onsite. These are your responsibility and while traveling we always recommend traveling without valuable goods, but take good care of what you do decide to bring. We have mosquitos, for your comfort bring bug repellent, or you can purchase this here. Personal care products. We do not have laundry onsite but there are places in the area you may pay to get your clothes washed and cleaned. *A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due upon reservation. We will send you an invoice to your email that is connected to our paypal account, you can pay your deposit with any major credit card. The remainder of your payment is due immediatly upon arrival by cash. We do not refund payments if guests decide to change or cancel their plans for any reason. Please come with cash in hand as there is no ATM in Punta Uva. *We are located in the small town beachfront of Punta Uva, there is no ATM here, a few restaraunts in surroundin towns accept credit cards, but its a good idea to bring cash as well. Most places will accept dollars or colones. *We have wifi internet onsite - while it may not be as fast as the US it is great for consistent email and even streaming music or videos for the most part. Remember while you are here you are surrounded by amazing people, beaches, jungles, and more, we invited you to "unplug" and enjoy where you are! *While visiting us please know we are located in the heart of Punta UVa, a small sleepy fishing village, but remember you are a guest in another culture - often folks begin working early around here - you may here neighbors talking, washing clothes, chopping grass, working on their houses etc. Neighbors will sometimes play loud calypso, reggae or salsa music - we invite you to enjoy and relax into the local culture. *Water/Electricity - again please come with a relaxed attitude, we are connected to municipal water and have a back up water tank for water, so for the most part we never run out of water. But every once in a while it is a possibility we may have no water for a few hours at a time. This is usually something that is rectified very quickly. Your shower will have warm water, but works best based on a certain amount of water pressure, if its too slow or too fast it won't heat correctly - if you are having trouble let us know! Sometimes the electricity goes out, the same way like in other parts of the world.
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At Centro Ashé Herbs & Education we are grateful to build cooperatively to keep the knowledge of our food, herbal medicine, seeds, and our healing traditions alive and vital within our communities. Our belief is that plant medicine is the people's medicine, everyone of us comes from a lineage of plant people, and this knowledge is our birthright.
We are a community rooted educational center based outside Washington DC and the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica. Our goal is to keep our classes inspiring, useful, affordable & accessible while honoring the time, energy, and knowledge our teachers come to share. Centro Ashé programs act as catalysts to build community, land-based, and traditional knowledge. We celebrate the richness and diversity of folk herbalism across cultures while providing supportive and practical knowledge. We honor the incredible knowledge present within our communities and our teachers are all local herbalists, farmers, and plant people in the communities we work, the knowledge is right here!
Centro Ashé programs are a reflection of and supported by our community, and so it is with true gratitude we thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to building with you!