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Best location on the beach - can't wait to get up in the morning to enjoy the view & atmosphere
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Best location on the beach - can't wait to get up in the morning to enjoy the view & atmosphere
24 steps to the Pacific Large patio with hand crafted Costa Rican wicker furniture
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Best location on the beach - can't wait to get up in the morning to enjoy the view & atmosphere
24 steps to the Pacific
Large patio with hand crafted Costa Rican wicker furniture
Location, Location, Location - Privacy, Spacious, View, Closeness - 24 steps to the Pacific
An easy and private walk to the beach
It's all about sand castles on the beach
Spacious Patio with pagoda
The far coast is excllent for snorkeling
Open concept downstairs
Dining room and kitchen
Granite counter top
Our new kitchen
Custom made buffet
View from the Master bedroom balcony
Master Bedroom with King size Bed, 3 piece ensuite and a balcony over looking the Pacific
Master bedroom bathroom
Large guest room - queen size bed and a twin trundle - sleeps 4
Smaller guest room with a queen size bed
A picture is worth a thousand words - our sandy beach
Dancing to live music at our very own restaurant
Sunsetplaying on the beach
Waterfalls in Ricon de la Vieja - our favorite hike and waterfalls
Beach chairs are provided for your comfort
At the congo trail with Lola the howler monkey
The Johns family welcoming your family to Costa Rica
Our mermaid - silky sand to sculpture your favorite shape
Many of places to horseback riding for all ages -
Relax with a drink by the pool no matter the age
Low tide - our rock shows
Waterfalls at Ricon de la Vieja - hidden waterfalls
Every Thursday is live music with Alex (in the background)
Lola and the girls
Surfing at Tamarindo
Rafting on the Corobacci = a gentle rafting ride with sight of plenty of wild life
A Romantic moment
Our restaurant - Picante
Memories the kids will hold forever
Our infinity pool
Costa Rica - the land of the waterfalls
White face monkey close by
Family enjoying a day at the Safari Adventure day
Camel enjoying a carrot from our grand daughter
What beautiful zebras
Rio Perdido hot springs - one of our favorite locations to visit
Rio Perdido - can be enjoyed by all
Two level pool
Our pool
We love the seclusion from early morning to evening
Creating a whirlpool for the kids
Location, Location, Location
Father and Daughter doing their thing
Public waterfalls
Preparing for a surf
Synchronize jumping
Horseback riding in Costa Rica
A superb location for a couple or a family - relax and enjoy all the splendors
A full day of fun - catching small fish
Great fishing
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Playa Ocotal, Province of Guanacaste

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Barbara F
Whitby, Canada
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“Our holiday at Villa Mariposa was absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed 28 February 2011 for a stay in February 2011
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We stayed at Pez Vela #10 for one glorious week in February! Our experiences were all positive from the time I inquired of Carolanne and Alvin regarding availability and details of Villa Mariposa, to the caring and knowledgeable services Cesar, Allyson and the rest of the staff provided during our stay, to when we reluctantly had to leave! The villa itself is exactly as described on the website. We ate at Picante's, and took a cab into Coca and ate at wonderful restaurants such as Playa de Cafe, La Dolce Vita, Papagayo's. The fresh fish was outstanding at all, and the prices were reasonable for the quality.

We rented a vehicle from Avis and safely travelled to Jaco, Tamarindo, Mount Arenal and La Fortuna (eat at Don Rufino's!) and places in-between.

For the second year, we engaged Vargas Tours (Lupida) to help us plan a a trip to Rincon de la Vieja where we went on a 3 hour guided horse-back tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide (Juan Carlos), had a fantastic lunch at Borinquen Mountain Resort, went on the canopy tour, and ended the day at the hot springs. We were lucky to have Manny as our guide again this year. He's extremely knowledgeable, informative and passionate about Costa Rica, and I highly recommend Vargas Tours and specifically Manny for your travel needs while in CR!

We booked with Sunquest/Thomas Cook, and I would NOT recommend this airline. The flight was 4 hours late leaving Pearson, and was more than 2 hours late returning. We engaged a limo service to pick us up, and the driver waited for 4 hours at the airport because the company did not properly post the late arrival time at Pearson. According to others we spoke to, the airline is noted for not being on time. We were lucky in that the Avis representative waited till we arrived (past closing time) and we were able to pick up our vehicle. Other people with other companies were not so lucky with picking up a vehicle due to the late arrival.

All in all, a fantastic holiday.

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Your age range 50-64
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ON Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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Your age range 65+
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Colorado
Reviewed 4 February 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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Your age range 35-44
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Halifax
Reviewed 26 January 2011 for a stay in December 2010

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Austin
Reviewed 22 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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