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Finca Maresia

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Camino a los Planes, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What is not to like? Wonderful host, great location, beautiful views, perfect rooms, great service, lovely food.... And then the surroundings, so much to see and do! Relaxing in a hammock while scarlet macaws and toucans fly by. We never saw such beautiful starry skies while walking "home" and afterward slept so well. We are fans! Juan is so very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Finca Maresia and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Juan was the consummate host and went out of his way to make our stay as perfect as possible. The superior room we had was impeccably clean, comfortable and spacious and the beautifully designed bathroom made showering a rainforest experience! The views from the balcony... More 

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portland, oregon, USA
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read all the rave reviews of this lovely small hotel and switched from the larger, fancier hotel my agent had booked to Finca Maresia. I'm glad I did. Juan took care of everything from advising the best beaches to go to, to finding us a bird watching expert to give us a personal bird watching tour. Everyone eats... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't seen any other accommodations in Drake Bay, but I am almost certain that Finca Maresia is your best option. Loved the simple, yet chic decor of the room and the open plan bathroom. Diner at night is delicious and fun as you mingle with guests from all over the globe. Juan is busy but hospitable. The garden is... More 

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Walnut Creek, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazing places we have ever stayed. Finca Maresia is a wonderful lodge in a beautiful setting. Toucans, scarlet macaws and other birds visit daily. Juan makes sure that everything is taken care of perfectly. Breakfast and dinner are wonderful and a great way to meet other guests. Our only complaint was not booking soon... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is done to make your visit go smoothly, with trips and activities scheduled with knowledgeable guides. It was the absolute highlight of my holiday and the rest of the holiday was pretty fabulous! The food is great and as a vegetarian I was really looked after by Juan who prepared a tasty alternative for me. I would really recommend... More 

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dear Juan, thanks so much for your survival training with air humidity :), for organising the dive trip (sharks, turtle, sting rays .....), the night tour with Tracie and her husband, the trip to Corcovado. We will never ever forget your wonderful place in teriffic nature, our first tapir in wildlife, so many scarlet macaws, tucans ...and and and ...... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Juan is just a great person, who takes good care of his place and his people. The place is beautiful and relaxing (even with our kids disturbing the peace). We stayed in one of the superior bungalows with a ceiling fan, 2 beds, clean bathroom and nice deck with hummocks. There is no swimming pool nor AC, but the guests... More 

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Konstanz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Finca Maresia from 28th Dec 2015 to 4th Jan 2016 and (unfortunately) also tried some other hotels / cabanas in Drake Bay / Agujitas afterwards. Finca Maresia and especially the host Juan are outstanding. The place is absolutely relaxing, beautiful and clean and the prices are more than fair. Juan is an extraordinary manager who will provide... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a magical place. The cabanas are immaculate and sit beautifully in the landscaped gardens blooming with native Costa Rican plants. Even before we arrived Juan could not do enough to help us, fixing boat transfers and arranging and pick up from the beach. The hotel is a 10 minute drive and 20 minute walk out of town which... More 

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