Guest Comments and Reviews

Above all else, our team at Jungles Edge is focused on making your stay in Costa Rica a wonderful and satisfying time for your group, and the type of place you’d like to return to in the near future. We train our team members to be both friendly and helpful in hopes that your concerns while on vacation are taken care of… and we believe we have the overwhelmingly positive reviews to prove it. Any site online that allows our guests to review our resort and retreat center is bound to be filled with countless unbiased positive reviews. On TripAdvisor, for instance, our organization enjoys a nearly-perfect score of 5/5, which we strive to maintain into the long-term future. The reviews don’t lie.

We actively encourage our guests to share their feedback with us directly, as well as with other online communities as these reviews help keep our organization running, and ensure positive experiences and improvements in the future. Interested in sharing your experience with others? Please feel free to write a review! Our team is appreciative toward all of our guests and we keep a close eye on this feedback when making decisions related to our facilities and policies.

Below are some hand-picked comments from previous guests that we believe give a fair and insightful idea of the sort of experience you can expect from your stay at Jungles Edge:


Jungles Edge and staff exceeded my expectations! This place is absolutely amazing, I was just there for a week long retreat and I cannot wait to get back!
Justin Court

I’m definitely coming back! I had one of the best times of my life. Papa Dave is the man!
-Mao Shinoda

Edie and David are an epic pair had an incredible time amongst their hospitality and joy!! I recommend their company to anyone that truly enjoys life the happy and simple way… Pura Vida!!!
-David Bianchi

“My daughter and I stayed at Jungle’s Edge from February 15-20, 2015. We found everything to be top notch. The owners were very welcoming, caring and generous. The staff was knowledgeable and happy to serve. The food was very fresh, wonderfully prepared, and fresh juice was abundant. We also enjoyed the other guests who were all very friendly, considerate, professional, and interesting.  During our stay, we had two yoga lessons per day from Mark, who taught us not only the positions but how to live healthier and with a higher realm of understanding.

The other activities we enjoyed were surfing lessons, water board paddling through mango groves, beautiful sunsets at the beach, swimming in the infinity pool, massages, facials, drinking coconut water straight out of coconuts, and shopping. The weather was superb and the fauna plentiful, diverse, and exotic. It was amazing to hear the sounds of the jungle every morning, particularly the howler monkeys! Bird watching was intense. Jungle’s Edge is equipped to accommodate everyone from tent lodging to inclusive stays in a suite. I came back a much better person for this experience and am trying to hold on to this feeling for as long as I can.”

Diana Felago – NYC


“Let me just say I knew nothing about Jungle’s Edge Resort, because my girlfriend chose and booked the trip/retreat.  I said to myself how bad could it be? Well let me begin by saying it was the best experience I have ever had! This experience definitely spoiled me from your conventional normal hotel experience. This was like paradise at your convenience and service of a 5-star hotel in a jungle. This was more like you gain a family experience. Dave and Edie make you feel so comfortable and so at home, besides the wealth of information they have and so eager to share was incredible. They are not intimidated by the barrage of questions I had. (I am a very inquisitive person) Dave has inspired us with what he has learned and shared with us.

I learned many new things and shared a few things that were new to them.  All of  their staff did an amazing job, to make you forget you’re in the Jungle, by there service. I really enjoyed the option you get a Jungle’s Edge accommodations, you can choose up to 3 different room options:  VIP Villa suite, a room, or a hut. You can also choose many different excursions. Nelson who by all means was the most accommodating hostess in making sure our every need was met and questions answered whatever time of day it was. We did the all-inclusive yoga and surf retreat, which was amazing. Marck the yoga instructor was a very  thorough instructor, one who made sure you did it right without slacking, and also enriched us with life coaching with stories shared, I was very happy and inspired that we shared a lot of the same views and experiences. Herado the surfing instructor was also very thorough making sure you understood what he was he was teaching, regarding if it was your first lesson or just to having fun during your lessons. He made sure you were surfing correctly to avoid harm to yourself and others or improper technics.

Their kitchen staff was remarkable, bringing their cooking heritage to make a very healthy enjoyable meal with love (even if you don’t know their language), be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or even detox juicing. Juicing even craved my Italian foodie appetite before and after activities.  I have never had such an exciting, restful, and healthy vacation. I am so glad that my girlfriend booked Jungle’s Edge Resort because now that I experienced Jungles Edge, they have set the bar pretty damn high for hotel service accommodation. I’m looking forward to experiencing it again and for a longer time without it costing a fortune. Dave and Edie keep up with the great work. Looking forward to returning again.”

Frank – NYC


Jungle’s Edge Resort was an incredible experience for me and my family.  We were treated extremely well by the staff and felt very safe from the beginning. Dave and Edie are definitely the host with the most, and made us feel like family! The views from the pool and sounds of monkeys and birds are unreal. I really liked the fact that you can choose up to 3 different room options:  VIP Villa suite, a room, or a hut.  Also, the food and juices were made fresh daily and tasted extremely healthy and amazing.

You can also choose many different excursions.  We did the all-inclusive yoga and surf retreat, which was fantastic! Marck, our yoga instructor was awesome! He really knows his stuff! We also did the Stand Up Paddle Tour and got massages.  Everyone was super nice and friendly. Although you are literally in the jungle, they still change your sheets daily and make cute sculptures out of your towels. Jungle’s Edge gives you the flexibility to explore what you like in terms of food, juices, and excursions while living in the moment. They were very accommodating and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and came back home feeling refreshed! This has been the best vacation I ever had. I would definitely go back!

Audra Felago – NYC


I had such an amazing, beautiful time in Nosara at Jungels Edge! The place is flooded with peace and tranquility, had everything I needed, beautiful open spaces and lots of different activities to get involved in. Loved every minute of my 8 day yoga retreat here. Extended my stay twice to end up staying twice as long as I had originally planned because every day I spent there I loved it more and more! Fast reliable wifi, clean and comfortable areas, hot water, delicious food and juices.. I literally left Nosara a much healthier person! Would 100% recommend Jungles Edge and Nosara for your Costa Rica visit and will probably return to here myself! Thank you so much Edie and Dave!



“Nosara, Costa Rica is an ultra-hip surfing mecca drawing tourists from all over looking for a relaxed, fun, authentic vacation. Travelling in CR by myself, as a fitness professional, I was attracted to Jungle’s Edge huge, outdoor fitness pavilion which features everything from weight training, TRX, martial arts, Barres, and a gorgeous, huge floor for all sorts of activities as opposed to a normal hotel or resort. This was more important to me than a luxury chaise lounge in the sun. While new to surfing and over 50, I was looking to really let my hair down and have a charming and adventurous experience with delicious, organic food in a relaxed environment. That’s exactly what I got here. There are many levels of accommodation from very affordable tents to the gorgeous Villa, overlooking an infinity pool on a high cliff, I stayed in. The owner, Dave and his staff bend over backwards to make all of his guests comfortable and many of us became friendly and shared working out, paddle boarding, hiking, and dinner. The vibe is friendly, warm, and comfortable…kind of like adult camp. I would certainly return here for a family vacation with my sons who put working out at the top of their list!”

Regina – NYC

I’ve never been to Costa Rica before & being able to stay at Jungles Edge for my 1st experience was by far the best decision. You can spend all day laying out at the beautiful pool, listening to the howler monkeys & then take a walk to the beach for the beautiful sunset. We were able to surf, paddle board, jet ski, local cooks for the day, patio massages, bon fires, workouts with an MMA fighter, pilates, & zip lining. A week spent there was not enough time for me.
-Ashley Meeclain

Really great spot. Really nice setup! From tents to the rooms all top notch. I was even surprised by the quality of surfboards for rent.

I had a great time at Jungles Edge!! Everything was super clean and brand new, I was very comfortable and really didn’t feel like leaving. The rooms are really comfy and the food deliciously fresh. The pool is freaking hugee I loved it!!!! Next time we’re in the area <– we know where we’re staying 🙂
Eliana Marley

As a former hospitality major I am a self proclaimed critic and i have to say I am truly impressed. Upon arriving to a friendly and very welcoming staff and management, I realized the place was BRAND NEW!!!! Everything was clean, well organized, the room and bathrooms were immaculate, the a/c was ICE cold, we enjoyed a private patio with a hammock and the room even had a mini fridge, The food at the resort was the best we had in town at a very competitive price and was more of a home cooked meal that your typical resort food. The views from the pool of the surrounding jungle mountains were breathtaking. We also were able to rent surfboards, mountain bikes and even a ATV right here from the resort, and It was obvious all of the equipment was of the highest quality and brand new!!!!!!! In all my travels across central America I have never found such wonderful accommodations with everything we needed right on site, at such a GREAT price!!!!! A TRUE GEM, if you are coming to Nosara and looking for a seem-less experience do not miss out on the JUNGLES EDGE
-Nick from new York

Perfect Surfer’s Vacation
-Jason Javorsky

We stayed in one of the suites. Absolute perfect place for the perfect price. The owner Dave was very generous and helpful in guiding us around. Would recommend Jungles Edge to anyone visiting the area. You will leave feeling like you have made a friend for life.

Before I stayed at Jungle’s Edge I had no idea what to expect! I did the Muay Thai retreat, which included all meals, accommodation, cleansing juices, 2x daily Muay Thai classes and much more! It was probably one of the best things I have ever decided to do! Starting with the owner’s of Jungle’s Edge, Dave and Edie, who are the most lovely, welcoming and overall beautiful people who made me feel like family from day 1! Next is the Muay Thai trainer, Drew, he is an inspiration and hugely motivational to keep trying your hardest and to helped me to bring out the best in myself. One thing that stood out at Jungle’s Edge is the food!!! The main cook’s name is Isabel and she is amazing! I had some of the best local fresh fish I have ever had! All the food is prepared and cooked in front of you, so your mouth will be watering from just the smell of the food and you will be highly satisfied with the taste. The accommodation is nice too the bed’s are super comfortable! I stayed in the Lotus suite and there is air conditioning and plenty of room to put your things, it also has a little patio just for yourself to enjoy. The local beach is very close and has the most spectacular sunsets and surf! Jungle’s Edge also has an infinity pool, which overlooks the jungle and everyone is welcome to use the pool even if you are staying in the tents! I did not stay in a tent however they are not just your average tent, they are equipped with fans, fridges and a specially picked airbed by Edie. There is so many more positive things I can say about Jungle’s Edge but I think you get my gist of how good this place really is! I have already booked my next trip back for 3 weeks and am so excited to see the crew again! If you want a relaxing yet exciting place to stay I would definitely pick Jungle’s Edge it is more than just an average hotel experience it may even be life changing if you choose to a retreat! 🙂

-Laura D.

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