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Villa Buena Onda

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 13 hotels in Playas del Coco
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We covertly wanted to look into staying at the Buena Onda. So we ordered a beer at the bar to check out the service prior to checking in. The female barista treated us like something she would have scraped of the bottom of her shoe. So, we quickly passed this one up. If the staff treated us like that from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I honeymooned at Villa Buena Onda the first week in April 2014. As we are an older couple, we sought a romantic destination venue exclusive to adults, with privacy, and limited guests. We are foodies, and a bit fussy about our food, wine, and cocktails, thus our gastronomic expectations are high. I can't say enough about our... More

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Parrish, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent Resort to Relax. The staff was OUTSTANDING!!!! Jennifer, Shelly, Javier and Rosa were especially helpful an treated us like old friends. I would highly recommend Villa Buena Onda to anyone visiting Coast Rica's west coast. One recommendation would be to rent a car if you would like to see an travel to different areas. We rented from Adobe Rental.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and had a great stay at Villa Buena Onda. It was chosen as the final boutique hotel of three we stayed at during our Costa Rican honeymoon. We ended on a high. The staff were great, funny and accommodating. The hotel itself was all we had hoped for with great views of the ocean. The shuttle meant getting... 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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#2 Romantic Hotel in 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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