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Villa Buena Onda

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Los Altos, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Villa in April, 2017 and enjoyed every minute of it. The Villa is beautiful, well maintained and tastefully furnished and decorated. It is located on a moderate hill and therefore there is a beautiful view of the ocean. The pool is great for both hanging out and lap swim. The rooms are big, bright and beautiful. The...

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Buena Onda in early August 2016 and are still channeling the Pura Vida! My husband and I went to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and found VBO on Trip Advisor. Having never been to Costa Rica before the Villa drew our attention as it was a highly rated boutique hotel less than 30...

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Albuquerque, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment our driver picked us up at the airport we began to understand how proud the people are of the wonderful country. We had a perfect stay nothing could have been better. Took the river ride at Paolo Verde and it was so informational and saw crocs monkeys bats and theses were were all within 15 feet of...

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RAPID CITY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, the staff showed an interest in our well being. The food was excellent. The view included the Pacific Ocean. Monkeys and iguanas were readily available for viewing. Nice heated pool with swim up bar. Half price drinks during Happy Hour! Drinks were awesome, just what you would expect from a tropical paradise!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Villa is a converted private home having 8 bedrooms all with private baths. Three meals a day and the food is top notch. Cocktails are extra but reasonably priced. Happy hour from 5-6 pm and all drinks are half price. Villa is not on the beach but situated on a hillside with great ocean views. Staff very friendly. Very...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is an excellent retreat in the Gulf of Papagayo if you want to be away from the touristy area of Playas del Coco. You still get free access (twice daily shuttles) to three different beaches and really get a sense of what the area has to offer. The villa in and of itself is wonderful with staff who've...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic establishment! Everything from the breath taking view, to the immaculate grounds, to the super friendly staff was perfect. The location is ideal with easy access to beaches, excursions, day trips, etc in the fascinating northwest corner of Costa Rica. Rooms are spacious and lovely to relax in; common spaces are beautiful and open onto a patio (with...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our extended family (three generations, 15 people) have gone on a hot weather holiday almost every year for the past 20 years, usually to all-inclusives to make things simpler for the array of tastes, ages, needs, etc. Our stay at Villa Buena Onda brought the annual vacation to a new level -- truly setting a standard that was unparalleled. This...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from a wonderful week at Villa Buena Onda. We had the place to ourselves with 15 family members ranging in age from 80s to teens. Everyone had a wonderful time! Those that wanted a quiet vacation could sit and read or go on some of the calmer excursions while those seeking outdoor adventure could find that as well....

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights of our honeymoon in CR and it was a beautiful stay!! The staff here was tremendous (super courteous and a true joy to be around)! We had a beautiful view of the sea from our room and the beaches themselves were a real short drive down to the mountain from the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury, boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific ocean. Located just 20 mins from the Liberia International airport. Service includes three a la carte meals served daily. Nearby half a dozen beaches, fishing spots, surf breaks and under an hour from the Rincon de La Vieja (hot springs, mud pits) National Park. Fine decor, two-tier swimming pool with a swim-up bar and stunning ocean views make this a special place to visit. Fantastic food and exceptional service can be expected. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Buena Onda

Address: From the Ancor Sculpture 200 Meters East and 700 Meters South, Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Price Range: $463 - $1,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Buena Onda 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Villa Buena Onda Hotel Playas Del Coco
Villa Buena Onda Costa Rica/Playas Del Coco
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“Our ocean view room was fantastic. What a brilliant view. Do not miss a chance to go tot his boutique hotel”
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“We had the garden view room (very quiet) but all other rooms have an ocean view”
_jmartin8109, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pool or Ocean view”
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“all the rooms are delightful”
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“Our room was probably the worst for views. Make sure to choose something on second floor for best view.”
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