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Villa Buena Onda

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pura Vida! As I enjoy my bamboo massage on the open terrace and the fiery ball of heat slowly disappears at the end of the ocean, I'm reminded that we are experiencing the final moments of day light of our Costa Rica honeymoon. The violet clouds dancing to the music of the ocean. Every palm leaf surfing on the wind... More

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Fergus Ontario
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and 18 year old daughter and I just returned from a wonderful week's stay at Villa Buena Onda. We were very impressed by the warmth and friendliness of all the staff coupled with their professionalism. Shelley and Jennifer both know the area well and were able to answer every question we had with speed and courtesy. When we... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't normally write hotel reviews, but our four-day stay in Villa Buena Onda is such an exceptional experience that I felt I could not possibly do it the disservice of not writing and raving about it! The hotel is like home to us. It is beautiful, clean and comfortable, and very well maintained. We notice that every little detail... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was impressed with this hotel before we even arrived! I received an email from Shelley introducing herself and the hotel, along with details of excursions they offer. As it was my husbands birthday on the last night Shelley helped me secretly arrange a special dinner too. The villa itself sits up on a hill in Coco with the most... More

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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed only two nights in the top king ocean view bedroom and were so sad to go! The staff look after you like family and the cooking class is so fun. Drinks are very good, food is gourmet, and the bed is luxury! We only had 8 guests so it felt like a private mansion all to ourselves! Treat... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You will read some amazing reviews about this place and they are all accurate. I saw one person that gave it a poor review; didn't stay there! I'm telling you, STAY HERE. It is beyond compare...where to begin? We started our vacation in Arenal in the central rain forest and were being taken by van to the Villa Buena Onda... More

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Brooklyn, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While this hotel isn't on the beach, it more than makes up for it in 4-star amenities and foodie-friendly cuisine. The pool is gorgeous, and the shuttle to the beach is great if you do need the beach. Personally, I just wanted to relax in the hammock or on the patio with a book, especially after the days of activities... More

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Covina, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family stayed here for 4 days wish we had stayed here longer, we all had a blast we loved this private stay very intimate you get to know everybody and have fun while eating, lots of jokes and laughs time passed by so fast we did not want to leave. The staff is wonderful, friendly and hard working people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The staff make this hotel so enjoyable. If you take the time to get to know them they will make your stay outstanding. If you don't take the time you’re stay will still be outstanding, but you will miss out on meeting some great people. Food is excellent. Seriously, the entrees are first class. The rooms are big, have AC,... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a marvelous time staying at this Villa. The staff treat you even better than royalty. They treat you like family and friends. One of the gems about this resort is the intimacy. There are only eight rooms available. Not only do you get to know all the staff by name (and vica versa), you also get to know... More

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Address: Main Street, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Buena Onda 4*
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Villa Buena Onda Hotel Playas Del Coco
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Luxury, boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific ocean. Located just 20 mins from the Liberia International airport. Service includes three a la carte meals served daily. Nearby half a dozen beaches, fishing spots, surf breaks and under an hour from the Rincon de La Vieja (hot springs, mud pits) National Park. Fine decor, two-tier swimming pool with a swim-up bar and stunning ocean views make this a special place to visit. Fantastic food and exceptional service can be expected. ... more   less 
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