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Bahia Pez Vela Resort

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Playa Ocotal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

We stayed a little over a week in Villa 11. I have nothing but positive things to say about the owners, Al and Carolanne (see http://www.flipkey.com/properties/view/189359/beachfront+villa+in+bahia+pez+vela+-+playa+ocotal/ to contact them directly). My husband and I are avid travelers, and I can say without question that Al is in a league of his own in terms of responsiveness and service provided. He... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

I recently had the pleasure of renting Villa Toucan at Bahia Pez Vela and would highly recommend it. My friends and I loved the resort's secluded beach (we were the only people on the beach for most of our stay), the gorgeous views, the friendly wildlife and the exceedingly helpful resort staff. It was the first time in Costa Rica... More 

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RDU
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Nice quiet condo-Resort with own private black-sand beach. Never saw more than 3 other people on beach the entire stay. Nice snorkeling right on beach. Go to the left near rocks for best views. If you rent a car, the condos up top have wonderful views. If walking, stay in condos closer to beach. Great security, night and day! Nice... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

We chose Playa Ocotol because it was supposed to quite. It was and it was fun. The community is quite, and great. The beach is really small, bit of corals (won't advice bare foot in the water as few spots), but it was good. Tons of pools, personal pools as well as common pools. We didn't stay at the 1... More 

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Roanoke, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

My family & 2 friends stayed at Bahia Pez Vela from January 2-8, 2010. Our 3 bedroom villa was perfect for 6 people and a great location, just down from the office. It was an easy walk to the beach (black sand, it's true) and the restaurant on the property - Pappagallo Pura Vida. All of the staff was great... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

We stayed at Bahia Pez Vela in a 3-bedroom oceanfront villa for 2 nights. The property is located on a small hill-surrounded cove which other than the resort is completely undeveloped. . There was plenty of flora and fauna around, which is one of the things that makes Costa Rica a treat. The ambiance is extremely cozy and relaxing, due... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

Bahia Pez Vela was amazing, we only got to stay two nights and we didn't want to leave. We had villa 26 or 28 I think . It was an end unit and across from the security station. The villa had really nice decore and furnishings. The outside patio and plunge pool was really nice. We had the most amazing... More 

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

Our stay at Bahia Pez Vela #11 was excellent. John and Carolanne made the process very easy. The condo is well equipped and very spacious. It easily accommodated our family of six (children 17, 15, 12 and 9). The washer and dryer were a bonus. This beach is for those who enjoy privacy and quiet. It was the busy season... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

Have been traveling to BPV in Playa Ocotal Costa Rica for three consecutive years now. The community is spectacular, the views are fantastic and the staff is attentive to your every need. There is nothing like waking up and sipping coffee while watching pelicans dive into the Pacific for their breakfast, and watching the howler monkeys in the trees around... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

After an amazing stay at the Springs Resort and Spa in Arenal, this resort was a letdown, but really, nothing could have stood up to the first part of our trip. The 40 villas are laid out along the edge of a hill. We were in villa 27, which was really not in walking distance to the beach because of... More 

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