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Vista Al Mar Lodge

Between the Ocean and the Cano Palma, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stayed with a group of high school students. Beautiful beachfront to one side of the property, and river front to the other. We say caiman in the river right in front of the property. Beautiful birds, plants and flowers. The property had a nice pool and great hammocks to hangout in. The beach right on the property is known for... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

When traveling to other countries, we have to remember that US standards are very different. In my travels, I stayed at five different hotels in various parts of Costa Rica.   Vista al Mar is a very basic hotel located in a very remote and beautiful area. The hotel has thin walls and is quite buggy inside the rooms. I... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I stayed here with a tour group. Everything was good. I really enjoyed being so close to nature and the ocean. The beach is beautiful, although it's not recommended to swim there as the rip current is so strong. The food was great and was the service. The rooms weren't always super clean but I need to remember that we... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is about as "in the middle of the rain forest" as you can get ! It's beautiful, remote, and pleasantly empty of any amenities. For some, this is a tropical heaven, for others this will be too primitive of a place. There is no airconditioning, no hairdryers, no alarm clock, no TV, no fridge. There are beds, windows that... More 

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