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Recreo

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800 West Playa Rajada, 51000, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The only small downside (which is not really a downside bur stopped me from giving this a five star rating is the lack of a restaurant. Now there are some close-by but this is a truly out of the way place (although for how much longer is not clear). The villas are all excellent and each has its own private... More 

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Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This might sound crazy, but this year, my husband and I have been so busy that just last month we decided that we wanted to go away again for Christmas. Every other year we do a family trip during the holiday's. This year, my husband says to me," Why don't we go somewhere we have already been?" We both looked... More 

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La Cruz, Costa Rica
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The 4 of us resided in the 4 bedroom beautifully appointed Villa this time our 3rd visit to and staying at Recreo! The journey overall, as well as the Villa, were simply perfection and equally as perfect as the others we’d stayed in our previous visits to Recreo villas. The concealed beach is completely yours and always so stunning and... More 

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VT
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Second visit to Recreo....just as relaxing and enjoyable as the first time. I stayed with family and friends in a five bedroom villa. I thoroughly enjoyed the private pool, esp. late at night with the full moon; the almost private beach; the accommodating staff; and just relishing in the quiet with the sounds of nature. The bbq and bonfire on... More 

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Queensbury, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed in the five bedroom villa this time, it was just as wonderful as the four! Loved the privacy of each bedroom/bathroom suite! Visited Vandara this time and it was so much fun. If you stay here be sure and put that on your itinerary. The beach is as private as before, which is such a pleasant surprise! Ernesto... More 

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Ossining, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Like other reviews have stated, it is very remote. That is ok, as I didn't mind that part at all. Yes, the road is crazy, but that was actually pretty fun. (And despite what others say, it's 35 minutes each way to La Cruz) The property was also very nice. Going to the top of the mountain at sunset is... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stated in many other reviews here... this place is REMOTE. Way out in the middle of nowhere, only nowhere is beautiful and a great place to be in this case. I'll actually start w/ the cons, which there were a few... but in our case they were well worth dealing with to get the total experience. Absolutely worth it. 1.... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This was my 2nd time bringing a group of women down to the area for kiteboarding/yoga and paddleboarding adventure trips and the location was perfect! We didn't stay here the first time (I didn't know about it) and wish we had! The ONLY reason my rating doesn't get 5 stars is because the kitchen was dark/small and appliances/cookware dated, lacking... More 

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Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Wow!! First, let me say this: If you're looking for a plush resort with hotel style rooms, people walking around everywhere, and a shared pool, this isn't for you! If you're looking for a real Costa Rica experience, with tropical wildlife surrounding you, a private pool, your own home (villa), and beaches that are amazing with very few people, then... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Oh my gosh. I loved this place! We stayed here for about 11 - 12 days. I won't tell you what Villa we stayed in because I'm being selfish. This resort was freaking awesome! The views... the silence... the SERVICE can't be touched... the villa... oh my gosh this place was just too freaking cool. The service was just insanely... More 

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