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8 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 28
San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands

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Mike H
North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Five years in a row, and consistently, totally delightful!!”
Reviewed 5 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This was our fifth year in a row to spend a week at Villa Vista Preciosa: Does that tell you anything? My wife and I and her brothers and wives, plus some close friends spend a week at the villa every summer since 2009. We have absolutely loved it every year. We fly direct from Atlanta (4 hours) and land at a modern airport (new terminal opened in 2012) to the west of the city of Liberia. Others in our 16-person group fly direct from Charlotte and Dallas (or is it Houston?). The villa is an easy 30-minute drive in a van that the villa arranges. The setting, on a very high hill overlooking the bay is breathtaking, especially at sunset as you look out over the Pacific. The rooms are delightful with very comfortable beds, stone-tiled baths and showers, and air conditioning. Meals--absolutely DELICIOUS--are served at a large family-style table in the open air under the thatch-topped roof adjacent to the infinity pool. Forget about flying insects. You have a choice of the pool or the hot tub. I have my morning coffee in the pool while sitting on an underwater stool and admiring the view across the bay. I mean, how much better can it get? The staff is extremely friendly and courteous. You never feel that, because you may not speak Spanish, you are "on our own." Quite the contrary, several of the staff speak English, one of the American owners checks in daily, and you are well taken care of. You are not allowed to drift away and feel abandoned; they evidence a commitment to your welfare. (In any event, many Costa Ricans speak some English, much of the signage is bilingual, and you can use dollars). The first year my wife and I participated in many of the enjoyable tourist activities: ziplining, white water kayaking, jungle river tour and so forth (all arranged through an activities advisor engaged by the villa owners). Other members of the group have played golf, deep sea fishing, visiting Nicaragua, volcano tour, and 4-wheeling.Each year our group rents a sailing yacht for a sunset cruise and snorkeling. In our late 60s, we now simply eat-sleep-float-read and then repeat the process, with a couple of side visits into the small town of Coco. The town is a combination of old-and-new, complete with a modern supermarket and a Subway. As opposed to staying at a large commercial resort, Villa Vista Preciosa provides all the enjoyment, but without sacrificing the feeling of actually living in the country (instead of in an artificial cocoon).What a way to unwind! Looking forward to 2015!

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Liked best: Location, food, staff, rooms, pool....and quiet serenity
Liked least: Heat--but you get used to it after the first couple days
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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NY_Trippy
Long Island, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful View, Excellent Villa”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Stayed here in 2012 and returned in 2014. Great all-inclusive location for a large group of friends/family. You can have a carefree and relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings (the view from the pool is breathtaking) or enjoy many activities such as snorkeling, zip lining, rafting, fishing, and surfing. Activities can be organized and booked on site. The villa is beautiful and well-maintained and the staff is competent, professional, and friendly.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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