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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   800 West Playa Rajada, 51000, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This place was a perfect getaway! Great service and lovely accommodations. I love the privacy of the villas with the private pools. The cleanliness of the villas was pristine. The food was beyond delicious. It was fresh and brought straight from the kitchen to the table. I can't say a bad thing about Recreo. I will definitely be coming back!

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Address: 800 West Playa Rajada, 51000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Recreo 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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Recreo Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Recreo Costa Rica/Guanacaste

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