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Hotel Vista de Olas

Vista de Olas Dr. | Mal Pais de Cobano Apto.#93, Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Mal Pais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This destination is certainly worth the time it takes to get here! Roger is the owner and he personally greeted us shortly after our arrival. He and his staff are attentive and hospitable. They are very helpful if you want suggestions for excursions or other guidance while you are in Mal Pais. The property itself is breathtakingly beautiful, as it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I definitely recommend this place to anyone interested in coming to Costa rica, the view is breathtaking, the service is unlike no other (I genuinely miss the staff) and the location couldn't have been better. Thank you Roger and the entire staff for a wonderful experience. Pura Vida!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I wanted to get away from the large crowded commercialized beach front resorts. We found exactly that at Vista De Olas. We arrived to find a private villa with a beautiful pool and amazing view of the ocean. The service was great, because the service of the hotel is provided by the owner, Roger, and his two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad that I did this! My husband and I have always wanted to go Costa Rica, but were unsure where. We found a living social deal to this place. Best decision I've ever made about a vacation! This was better than our honeymoon to Mexico. The pool and the view overlooking the ocean is amazing. The staff were... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Vista de Olas is beautiful: from the luxury private villa with outdoor bathroom to the breathtaking views. The hotel offers numerous activities such as ATV rentals, waterfall tours, fishing and snorkeling excursions, evening community fiestas and zip-lining through nature reserves. Roger, the owner, along with his entire staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful ; they intend to make... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible stay at a perfectly run hotel. Great staff, great food, great drinks, and that view is second to none! A must stay for those seeking opportunities to discover the area but able to come back to a great hotel after a long day of excursions. Rooms were very well kept and gorgeous. Happy hour watching the sunset from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were so glad to have found a deal for this hotel on LivingSocial! We stayed for 7 nights and afterwards wished we could have stayed for another few days. The Zaugg family and the staff were so hospitable and ready to do anything to make our stay more enjoyable. We stayed in Villa #2, which has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...that this rock we are riding through the universe and call Earth is so beautiful and diverse that it would be a crime to visit the same place twice. For Vista de Olas I would commit that crime. It's not only the breathtaking view: Roger, Heidi and their staff are most probably the friendliest and most helpful people you will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Vista de Olas is well set up: The rooms are big with huge king-sized beds and air conditioning, a mini fridge, a rack to hang clothes, a private attached outdoor shower/sink area (warning, shower does not get hot, but since its hot out usually its not an issue), patio area. All circling a great main dining area with swim-up bar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I found Vista de Olas on Groupon and, when I saw the excellent reviews on trip advisor, decided to book a 6-day trip. The property and rooms are unbelievably gorgeous! My friend and I stayed in the Mal Pais area the entire time and went on the canopy, ATV, snorkeling and surfing excursions with Vista de Olas. We had the... More

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Address: Vista de Olas Dr. | Mal Pais de Cobano Apto.#93, Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Vista De Olas Mal Pais
Hotel Vista De Olas Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais #3 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vista de Olas is a refined hotel in Mal Pais perched on top of a peaceful hill. From this vantage point our guests are treated to sweeping views of Mal Pais and watch the most memorable sunsets. The hotel offers 6 sumptuous, secluded deluxe villas with ocean view, AC, open-sky bathroom, and private porch. Hotel amenities include fast WLAN, a luxurious infinity pool and jacuzzi, pool lounge, and the best BBQ restaurant in Mal Pais. ... more   less 
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