THE TUCAN HOTEL IN UVITA
AUTHOR: PIERRE & SARA
The Tucan Hotel in Uvita has twelve rooms, all with their private bathrooms and most with AC. Prices vary according to the season but are always competitive! The restaurant SimbiOsa is rapidly becoming a local favorite, and every guest gets to enjoy the restaurant as breakfast is included in the room’s price. The common areas are spacious and allow guests to relax even when it pours outside. You can usually find the owners, Pierre & Sara working hard on a new project in the space as they cannot rest until the Tucan is a perfect representation of their vision.
Feel free to come and check out the space they have created (especially if you knew the Tucan from before – you will be surprised!). And to invite you to do so, they are putting together lots of events such as Paint Night, Live Music gigs, Movie Nights, and more to give the people of Costa Ballena a great space to spend their days and nights.
In July 2019, a Canadian couple Pierre and Sara took to the road and drove from Northern Quebec to Uvita. The RV they used is now a part of the hotel they bought and renovated and will forever remind the trip of a lifetime. 7,500 kilometers, seven countries, three people, four dogs, and one cat later, they finally arrived (more or less) safe and sound!
The destination was the Tucan Hotel in Uvita, a well-established hostel in the heart of town that had seen better days. The potential was huge, but some much-needed elbow grease and vision were needed to bring out the jewel that it is. Over the next few months, the transformation occurred in the form of brand-new rooms with updated details. Everything was going swimmingly until the world descended into chaos and the tourism industry took a sharp turn for the worse in March 2020.
Faced with a closed hotel and no prospects for international tourism in the foreseeable future, Pierre & Sara decided to double down on their project and bring forward the Tucan 5-year plan to life immediately. Surrounding themselves with incredible people from all walks of life, they took on the final upgrades in this unique space: they installed a large pool in the back, two solar water heaters adorn the brand-new roof, the restaurant was overhauled and given a new identity (SimbiOsa – Fusion Cuisine), the parking lot doubled in size, and they now have a shark tank! It was a lot of hard work, and most of it was taken on directly by the owners and the staff, but things are finally coming together!
Come and we show you around!
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