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Hotel Vista de Olas

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Vista de Olas Dr. | Mal Pais de Cobano Apto.#93, Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After researching reviews online, I booked Hotel Vista de Olas through a Living Social Deal and it was great! The service and hospitality were fantastic. Mikey was a great tour guide and surf instructor - so patient, fun and easy to like. I loved our quiet mornings with breakfast by the pool. The place/bar is open to the public around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Vista de Olas as a 10-year-anniversary celebration getaway. We weren't sure what to expect but honestly it exceeded our expectations. From the incredible staff, the beautiful rooms (with toilets that you can flush paper in), to the insane views of the sunset and ocean, we were spoiled. There are great places to eat in Mal Pais but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the hotel at 2 o'clock and were told our room would soon be ready. We were tired, hungry and hot so we sat down by the pool and ordered some lunch. The kids were dying to swim but the water was disgusting and dirty so we skipped that. It took a little short of an hour to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel Vista De Olas is a magical place. I love the eco friendly and tranquil environment. The pool and outdoor space is incredible. The sunsets are breathtaking. The owner and staff are wonderful people and made us feel welcome. i have traveled to many many places and I can definitely say this is the best yet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such an amazing trip to Costa Rica! Our highlight was staying at Vista De Olas and Mal Pais. It was more beautiful than our expectations and Roger, his family and staff were so courteous and warm. We felt like we were at a home away from home in Paradise. Mal Pais is known for surfing, great restaurants, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the most beautiful place on our Costa Rica trip. Roger and his team were always very friendly and helpful. We felt very comfortable at all the time. Very nice villas with an incredible view. A big thank to Roger and the hole Vista de Olas Team.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Vista de Olas simply for the sunset BBQ - the infinity pool is amazing and the view is incredible. Watching the sunset from there is probably one of the highlights of our whole trip and would definitely recommend it! You need a reservation for the BBQ, the people there were nice as well. The food was fair... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The lodging was wonderfully unique and the views spectacular. Roger and all the staff were great. Staying at Hotel Vista de Olas and visiting the town of Mal Pais was one of the high points in our Costa Rica adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Book this trip and you won't regret it! This is an incredible, private, beautiful little spot that you must see for yourself. We spent 6 nights total and it was just the right amount of time for us to see Santa Theresa and totally adjust to CR life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Everything about this trip was wonderful - the weather was warm, the staff was friendly and the accommodations were incredible! We stayed in villa #4 which felt very private and secluded from the main pool area. Showering under the stars is an experience we will not soon forget! The staff here are very personable - because there are so few... More 

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