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Finca Maresia

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Camino a los Planes, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Finca Maresia

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Juan and Finca Maresia were a highlight of my CR trip. And the entire trip was awesome, so that should say a ton. Breakfast is incredible--you get a menu and its included. Dinner is cooked by Juan himself and its the best food I ate over my whole trip (and top five in my life). I had seconds every night.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely little gem in Bahia de Drake. We stayed there 3 nights and completly enjoyed it. The beds are very comfortable and the food is delicious... a welcome break from "arroz y frijoles"!! The Playa del Rincón beach is really beautiful if you feel like a long walk (we had a car). A good place to stay if you want... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If Juan had availability, we'd have stayed here for 2 more nights! Finca Maresia is a beautifully designed, eco hotel with some of the best food you'll eat in Drake Bay. The cabinas are lovely (don't miss lounging in the hammocks!), the grounds are gorgeous and a great place to see wildlife, and Juan is the papa bear who takes... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be one of my all time favorite places I've ever stayed. The cabinas are beautifully designed and appointed. The grounds are perfectly landscaped, we saw many of the birds we wanted to see from our private deck and the main dining area deck. And Juan is a perfect host, from making sure you are set up with great... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like beautiful grounds, simple yet clean and quiet accommodations, and great meals, this is the place for you. Juan was a gracious host and a great cook. We loved everything about it. Our only regret was not planning more than 3 days here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Juan and the superb staff made us feel welcomed as soon as we were picked up downtown. Situated about a mile from the town center, Finca Maresia provided us with everything we could want in a stay: access to great local outings, a sweet sense of community among international travelers, and a supremely helpful staff who, along with Juan, prepared... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drake Bay is very out of the way, and Juan is great at helping you get there and experience the area. Months before we arrived he helped us arrange, via email, transportation to and from the area and activities while we were there. We took a shuttle from Manuel Antonio to Sierpe, then the boat to Drake Bay. The hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the places we stayed in CR this was our favorite. Such a chilled out retreat with good food served communially. A great opportunity to meet and chat with fellow travellers. The lodges themselves were nicely built with nature on your doorstep. The lodge is a few km from the small town, the owners of the lodge help arrange... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners rotate so I can't speak for the other, but Juan is very informed on how to make the stay at Bahia Drake the best it can be. The property is beautiful, and the rates are very good. Dinner is also very tasty! Trails and forest around the property offer lots of chances to see animals, even just sitting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights and wished it was 6! Location is very peaceful, surrounded by tropical forest, and set in lovely tropical gardens. Rooms have everything you need, very clean, plenty of outdoor space with hammocks. Meals are taken in the main building with the other guests - a great way to find out what others have seen/done! Juan, the owner,... More 

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