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Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort

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Toronto
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

To say this location is off the beaten path would be an understatement. In fact, it's only accessible via water. Not that this was a problem. When we booked our five night stay, we worked out travel arrangements via the extremely helpful hotel contact, including a boat ride from Sierpe after we landed. The location is unbelievable tucked into a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Copa de Arbol is, quite simply, a dream come true. In one of the most beautiful and isolated parts of Costa Rica, Mike (the owner) and his team have managed to create a true tropical paradise, where service comes first and nothing is too much trouble. My husband and I spent an idyllic four nights at the hotel in late... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

One of my favorite things about living here and running the hotel is the chance to connect with so many people from all over the world. It’s like getting to see my surroundings from many different and new perspectives as many guests notice and appreciate different things. It was great to meet you both. Keely & I really enjoyed learning... More 

Dorset
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed for three nights and were bowled over by the resort, from the luxurious cabin to the atmospheric restaurant; the sandy, almost private, cove just yards away; the humming birds in the garden; the white-faced monkeys in the trees; the beautiful views across the bay; the friendly and helpful staff; the good food; the superb guides who took us... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Well it sounds like you had a great time and got the full Copa experience. Caño Island is my favorite place to dive/ snorkel because you never know what you might see. I have seen everything from the tiniest colorful reef fish to giant manta rays, turtles, sharks and even humpback whales close enough to feel the displacement of water... More 

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My family of 4 (children 13 and 15 yrs) stayed a delightful 5 nights at Copa in January and had an unforgettable adventure holiday. Having travelled to Galapagos, Madagascar and Amazon we weren't sure whether our adventure expectations would be met. Whilst not as raw, wild and confronting as some of those places, all but one of the activities at... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for posting this informative review. We receive a lot of well-traveled guests who have visited the planet’s top wildlife destinations. I find that many guests are pleasantly surprised to discover that the Osa Peninsula provides a true wilderness experience in a part of the world that has been largely altered or destroyed to some degree. Central America is a... More 

Copake, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed 7 nights in this jungle paradise. Everything is so well done at this resort from the wonderful air conditioned cabins to the excellent food ( as much as you want and whatever you want ) to the helpful and friendly staff. We snorkeled and were helped by the attentive staff, we took a jungle walk at night and... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

For couples, cabin 9 is my favorite of our 10 cabins. It along with cabins 1, 10,and 11 are the closest to the beach. Cabin 9, or Balsa as we named it, is built on tall posts to give it more of a tree house feel. The view of the ocean from the bed combined with the sounds of the... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is truly paradise on earth! Situated on a beach with the jungle just behind: the Pacific Ocean AND monkeys on site! No TV, no music -- just the sounds of waves crashing, monkeys howling, and thousands of birds singing. The staff -- everyone from the amazing Randall. who oversees the reception area and guest services, to the guys who... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

At Copa De Arbol we strive to provide the type of experience you describe in your thoughtful review. I am proud to work with all the dedicated people that make up our staff here at Copa De Arbol. They all take pride in sharing their culture and their country with everyone who visits. We hope to see you back soon!!! More 

Seattle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I trusted a local travel agent (Brenda Vollman, at Costa Rica Vacations) to plan a vacation for my wife and I, and she included a few days at Copa de Arbol at the end of our trip. This was our first time to Costa Rica. We wanted some place secluded in nature, preferably close to a beach, that had a... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Hey Barry, great to hear you found everything you could want here at Copa! That's what we try to provide, it's great to know that we hit the mark. I knew you and Nancy were in the right place from our first handshake. You both had the biggest smiles and were just beaming with enthusiasm and excitement the minute you... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stayed 5 nights at Copa de Arbol and everything about it was amazing. From the highly knowledgable guides and tours, the stunning location, rooms and food and friendly staff. We stayed in one of the stable rooms close to the beach...we had a perfect front view of the ocean and a forest view either side, monkeys could be seen... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Here at Copa De Arbol we take things like relaxing, having fun, swimming in the warm Pacific, eating good food, ocean views, sunsets and tours to explore the wonders of the area very seriously. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Sable cabin is one of my favorites as well. Being so close to the ocean... More 

Niwot
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a wonderful 6 night stay at Copa de Arbol, I can not say enough good things about the resort. It is truly paradise the entire experience was unforgettable! We traveled with our two teenagers and had cabanas 10 and 11 which shares a balcony with a hammock and several seating areas, with a beautiful view of the ocean... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

One of the best parts of living this dream here at Copa De Arbol is being around and working with the Costa Rican people. We are proud of our staff and feel very fortunate to work with such a wonderful, dedicated group of people. Cabins 10 and 11 are in a tie for my favorites on the property. I love... More 

Aurora, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had a 5 night stay at Copa de Arbol in mid December. It was really a great place to stay. We flew into Palmar and were picked up at the airport by a Copa rep, Edwardo. He gave us a great tour on our drive and boat ride to the resort. My 72 year old Mom, who doesn't swim... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Copa De Arbol is a dream realized. We envisioned and built it with the goal of providing a true escape, but a hotel is only made up of buildings. It’s our staff and the guests that complete the dream and keep it alive and growing. Each and every guest is truly special to us, from grandma to the kids. Everyone... More 

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