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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   800 West Playa Rajada, 51000, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Where to Start Hmm. Let's start with the concierge pick up at the airport at no charge. Considering the distance from Recreo to the airport (about 2 hours) this is better than the so-called 5 star service at RIU. It was nice to be able to stop in Liberia for groceries or even a bite to eat after our long... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is a great vacation spot if you're looking for something very remote, relaxing, rustic, sizzling HOT and beautiful. Highlights of the trip (described more below) include: -GORGEOUS scenery wherever you were -Caliche, our very sweet chef, and the outstanding meals he prepared -The Vandara Adventure tour -The friendliness of the Recreo staff & their willingness to accommodate our every... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were looking for a private getaway but wanted a little bit luxury at the same time and Recreo was the perfect mix. First of all we where upgraded to a four bedroom villa from our original one bedroom as they wanted us to avoid the stairs and enjoy the extra space since they had the four bedroom open. The... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The views were absolutely breathtaking where ever you looked! Whether relaxing by the pool or the beautiful beach we had amazing time. The staff was wonderful; David and Christine answered our every question. The food was so fresh! I highly recommend the salsa and guacamole. Recreo is remote; you will have to be self-sufficient as far as entertainment is concerned.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed at Recreo's 5 bedroom villa known as "Diecinueve" and the setting was perfect! The bedrooms are quite private and so it's best for couples and/or young adults. There is one bedroom in the main house and the other 4 are identical and steps down from the pool. They offer toiletteries to get you started and I have to... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My husband and I both got the best nights rest of our lives. The setting is completely beautiful but quite remote. The staff recommends to stop and purchase food at the Jumbo market. This is a good idea. Even though you might be tired, the tiendas/stores are few and far between and have limited supply. I would recommend this place... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

beautiful location, so peaceful. the staff is very helpful and informative. pools by every villa, golf carts to get around. secluded beach is a short ride away. the wildlife is beautiful. the food delicious. optional day trips to the mudbaths and ziplining were so much fun. also another optional day trip to nicaragua was exciting and informative. cant wait to... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Besides the amazing staff and chef, this was the most relaxing vacation I have ever had. The best part was not having to deal with a bunch of tourists, it was like living as a native for 9 days. We had our own pool, washer/dryer, maid service, private chef and our own golf cart to go the beach whenever we... More

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Quogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We just got back from a week at Recreo. 8 girls for a "chill-out" trip for my sister's 40th birthday. We were greeted at the airport and taken to Recreo which is about an hour and a half from the airport - a cool drive if it's your first time in CR. Once we got to the welcome center, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

just got back from recreo . 5 couples went down for 50th birthday what a blast .it"s hour and half ride .30 minutes down a dirt road . So make sure you stop at the grocery store for drinks.it makes the ride fun. If you like going to resort hotel type this isnt for you. We had a 5 bedroom... More

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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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