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Recreo

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800 West Playa Rajada, 51000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recreo was recommended to me by a friend, and it far exceeded my expectations! Everything from the beauty and cleanliness of the villa to the amazing personal chef and meals to the beautiful and secluded beach was absolutely perfect. The golf carts they provide make it easy to get around, and the day trip we planned to Nicaragua through their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Although the road to Recreo wasn't the best, anyone who has been to Costa Rica will know that there are many roads there that are less than stellar. We stayed in villa 20, and besides the 99 stairs to the top of the villa (which we quickly got used to) it was absolutely amazing. We especially loved the serenity, the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

2nd time to Recreo. Still beautiful and about as secluded as you can get. The views from our house and the pool were incredible. Those up at the scenic overlook at sunset... Even more so. We stayed in the modern style 2 bedroom at the top of the hill. It was very nice, but just a word of advice to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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