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La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort

Pavones Beachfront, one mile south of river | PO Box 81-8250, Ciudad Neily, Pavones, Costa Rica (Formerly Cabinas La Ponderosa)
La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort

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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Ponderosa is boutique resort nestled within a rain forest across the street from picturesque black sand beach! This is quiet and clean resort located near the famous Pavones Point surf break and is a great location to explore the surrounding area. Whether going into town to eat or returning from a surf session. The La Ponderosa is located in... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is the perfect place for my husband and son to surf while I relaxed. The food was excellent and the rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. We had an amazing time! We extended our stay because we didn't want to leave.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Staying at La Ponderosa was a great experience. The room was great, the food was great and the people are great. I would definitely stay here again. We stayed in the El Toucan room and it was more than big enough for two people with two beds, one bath and a screened in balcony. It had a small safe, to... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family of four stayed at LaPonderosa right before Christmas, Marshall and Angela have beautiful property. We had a great time surfing, playing in the pool, and walking on the beach directly across from their property, the hiking trails were beautiful and all the people we met were super friendly. We will be returning and I highly recommend this spot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Ponderosa. The rooms were clean and kept very clean during our stay, the owners were very nice and the laundry service was perfect! We (especially our children) really enjoyed the pool and the beautiful garden of Ponderosa. At low tide the beach, shore in front of Ponderosa is very beautiful and nice! The breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

i stayed for 2 nights and was just perfect. The nature around the rooms is amazing. The small pool is ok cause the place is never crowded. You can hear the sound of animals from everywhere. And the beach is incredible. I'll definitely go back for my vacations.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just got back from a week in Pavones, Costa Rica, staying at The La Ponderosa. This is my 7th annual visit to Pavones, but my first time staying at the La Ponderosa. It was really nice having a pool... nice to relax after a day of surfing-- or whatever. You can see the ocean through the trees, and hear it... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I just returned from Pavones and 3 nights at La Ponderosa Cabinas-a vacation within our vacation home in Playa Hermosa. Marshall and Angela have created the most wonderfully magical place - the jungle grounds beautifully cared for,hiking trails on the beautiful grounds,fruit trees,crisp clear pool with soft changing lights overlooking the craggy Oceanside a path away from... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful piece of land with so many plants and trees it relaxes you without even knowing. There is a nature hike through their 12 acres of jungle paradise that has fruit trees, a look out with awesome ocean views, a waterfall and plenty more. The rooms are clean, comfortable and cool with ceiling fans or a/c, and screened in... More 

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South Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Fantastic! Angela and Marshall have an absolutely awesome place. It's beautifully landscaped and the grounds are meticulously maintained. We stayed in Casa Brisa Pacifica. (Angela upgraded us ) This is the large house on the property next door. We felt right at home. The staff cleaned the house every day and took care of anything we needed. It was truly... More 

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