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LagunaVista Villas

3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Playa Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park 60702, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014
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Coffs Harbour
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed here for seven days in April. We were in Villa 8 which had a fantastic view to the lagoon and coast, was very private, and had its own plunge pool. This place is amazing, with wildlife at every turn. I hardly had time to read as I always had my camera at hand to photograph the wildlife. I... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Although I don't normally write reviews I felt I needed to in the case of Laguna Vista. I won't add to much as everything I intended to say has been said by previous clients, so I will just agree with a big +. It takes your breath away as soon as you drive up the fern covered drive to reception... More

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Charleston, SC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The view here is spectacular. We rented a villa with a plunge pool and while I thought I wouldn't get in it, I did, many times. The lagoon, beach, and ocean are very picturesque. Wild life viewing is superb and location to park is great. Our bilingual guide into the park, Eric, was great. The staff was fantastic. The owner... More

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Greg R, Owner at LagunaVista Villas, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your generous comments about our lodge. We have taken your suggestions to heart and, since your stay with us, have made improvements based on your comments and those of other guests. All our room fans were recently replaced with more energy efficient models which also provide much better air flow and cooling effects. You'll be... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stayed here at the end of June, after a couple attempts in previous years to stay here. Never worked out for one reason or another but I am so glad it finally did this trip because it was such a great part of my recent trip. Drove myself from Dominical (3 hours to Puerto Jimenez) and then another 90 minutes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Have recently returned to the UK with my partner and 23 year old daughter from an amazing 12 day visit to Costa Rica, half of which was spent at Lagunavista Villas near Carate on the Osa Peninsula. Being a nature lover and keen to escape the crowds I had chosen my ultimate Costa Rica destination carefully – and I wasn’t... More

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I have now visited Laguna Vista Villas 3 times and find myself wanting to return every chance I can. The hotel is located off the beaten path, yet once you get to the hotel you'll be very happy you made the trac. The Staff is very friendly and provides excellent service as well as cooking meals, all the meals prepared... More

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This part of Costa Rica is hard to get to, but it makes it all the more special. One of a handful of lodges in Playa Carate, which is literally at the end of the road and close to the SE entrance to Corcovado National Park. LagunaVista sits atop a bluff above a large lagoon with a postcard-perfect barrier beach... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Nirvana? Paradise? We just returned from 9 perfect days at Laguna Vista Villas, and are still trying to find words to describe this slice of heaven on earth. From the moment we arrived to the moment we had to leave, we were truly blown away. Each day was perfect start nto finish, and the next out did the last. The... More

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Greg R, Owner at LagunaVista Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and generous comments, Sallie. It is extremely gratifying to all of us at LagunaVista to get such positive feedback from one of our guests. We're all looking forward to your return visit and hope your next LagunaVista experience will exceed your first. Thanks again! More

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Mum and I stayed here end of January. We talk about it with great fondness and would love to return. The villa designs are wonderful. Ours had a huge deck overhung by enormous mango tree, great views, and a most unusual bathroom that was mostly outdoors. We had a 'Jesus Lizard' at our plunge pool every morning, and saw crocodiles,... More

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Washington, DC
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

After a long 7 hour drive from our home in Esterillos Este, we were greeted by true Tico hospitality and a cold agua pipa at Laguna Vista Villas. Freddie and Macho made us immediately feel welcome. We were allowed to take in the breathtaking views and then shown to our rooms. We were traveling with another couple and so we... More

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Address: Playa Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park 60702, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park > Carate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — LagunaVista Villas 3*
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LagunaVista Villas, a tropical rainforest lodge located beside Playa Carate on the southwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, borders a beautiful spring-fed lagoon and provides comfortable Mediterranean- style accommodation in an eco-friendly environment. Villa decks offer panoramic views of the lagoon and coconut tree beach, as well as rainforest, ocean and aquatic wildlife. Various activities include trekking in the nearby Corcovado National Park, surfing, kayaking, turtle and bird watching, fishing and horse riding. ... more   less 
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