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Playa Cielo

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Main Street, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to Santa Teresa and Playa Cielo was so fantastic we came back one year later for a second stay. And we have already booked our return trip for March 2016! Clearly we love this place. We had an amazing 10 night stay. We were so well taken care of by Eti, Sol and the staff. Eti gave... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I wanted to write a review while the magic of this place is still fresh in my mind. Sol and the staff are so helpful. Staying here is more like visiting family than anything else. I hate to give away the secret that is Playa Cielo but they deserve the credit of running a 5 star operation. My mother, her... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed at Playa Cielo and absolutely loved it. It is beautiful, great location, great beach and a great restaurant- right there on the property. The manager "Eti" took great care of us. She booked our cabs, our quads, our reservations- everything. I love then place and will return! best place to stay in Santa Teresa and Mail pais- we... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

8 months after our last trip to Playa Cielo and the only thing I can say is that was utter perfection...again! We were married our last trip here in May 2014 and this past 2-week stay was just as wonderful, if not better. From the familiar fantastic service, to the clean and serene 2-bedroom casita, to my delicious and fresh... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was hard to leave Playa Cielo after just a short 3 night stay! We traveled around Costa Rica for 7 days and saved Santa Teresa and Playa Cielo for last. Though hard to get to (we drove from La Fortuna - I suggest you look into flying into Tambor), it was well worth the trip! I suspect the difficult... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I and our 3 kids had an incredible stay at Playa Cielo. The 'big house' with 2 bedrooms and a big living room and kitchen with a great porch - had more than enough room, was beautiful and simply appointed - it was fantastic. Beachfront access was a must for us and Cielo feels like it's in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a hidden gem!!!! We stayed in Costa Rica for 8 night and 4 of those were here at Playa Cielo. By far the BEST part of our trip! This place is a small little slice of paradise right on the beach. Right from the moment we arrived and the owner Sol greeted us with a round at the bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I normally don't like to share these gems. I am selfish, but I couldn't help myself here. Indulge!! Gabby and Kenzie had a great time. The kids don't realize, it was the time of our lives. Tell Pete the pool man, I still think about him and everyone else.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My family and I just finished another 9 day vacation at Playa Cielo. This was our 2nd time staying there and we've already booked again for next year. The staff is great (thank you to Eti and her team), the food at Habanero (the onsite Mexican restaurant) is first class and the villas are fantastic. We had rented 3 of... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A great tiny hotel right on the beach. only 4 large rooms with kitchenette and nice terrace. Yummy Mexican style restaurant facing the ocean: Habaneros. Ideal for renting it all for a private group event, weeding or family vacation.

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