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Villa Buena Onda

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From the Ancor Sculpture 200 Meters East and 700 Meters South, 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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Backus, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were totally blown away with Villa Buena Onda and couldn't have asked for a more intimate stay. The hotel looks just like the photos, if not better! The food was to die for and we loved the waitstaff especially Christian, he was just amazing and helped me work on my Spanish while we were there. 7... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated my 40th birthday at the villa. This place is just like the pics online. I planned this trip directly with the villa 5 months in advance so I had high expectations. I can't get over the views. The staff was absolutely accommodating to all of our needs. The food was amazing. I can't say enough... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here recently and did not know what to expect from a 7 guest room Hotel. It turned out to be truly wonderful as hotel "intimacy" seems to bring out the best in all the staff and guests alike. Shelly is great as your hotel host as she guides you through your stay and makes you feel like you are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible few days at VBO! The service is second to none. We enjoyed the customized menu and delicious drinks at the pool side bar. The rooms are very clean and the views are impeccable. If you want to get away for a day you can sign up for a day long adventure. We recommend the Private Hidden Beach... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of a wedding this past spring. The villa was rented out for the wedding so we had the place to ourselves. The staff here really go above and beyond to make you feel at home. Rooms were very clean and food was fantastic. The villa is located a short drive from the beach and there is... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Costa Rica and luckily we have chosen Villa Buena Onda for our first two days. The service and food was excellent and we are picky eaters: I'm gluten intolerant and can't eat dairy. All meals were not only very tasty, but also healthy and Diego, the chef was open to any requests. I loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are looking for an upscale vacation with all meals included this hotel is remarkable! With only a 10 person staff we received exceptional attention! We went on the Hidden Beaches tour that was recommended by the hotel and it was incredible!

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What an amazing place. Our experience was more than we imagined. This is a boutique hotel with about 8 rooms. If you're seeking a serene environment to re-kindle your love, relax, read a novel or write a book, this is definitely the hotel! The hotel is absolutely beautiful, well maintained and extremely clean, upscale interior design plush landscape, beautiful swimming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you are looking for a personalized, luxurious (4-star) experience close to the beautiful beaches in Guanacaste - "the Villa" is just the place! This very small boutique property offers stunning views, beautiful accommodations and an outstanding staff that exceeded my expectations. We planned our week-long vacation (with our college-aged kids) with the idea that we would do full day... More 

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Dade City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We chose Villa Buena Onda through TripAdvisor as we were looking for a tranquil holiday. We were promised that, and we got it. The hotel is a bit off the beaten track, but has wonderful views of the valley and the sea beyond. The rooms were spacious and well appointed, with large sheltered balconies and spectacular views. The staff was... More 

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