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Playa Cielo

Main Street, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Everything about this place exceeded our expectations. The grounds and accommodations were beautifully designed and well cared for. You can tell that the owners Adele and Sol put a lot of thought and energy into creating this oasis. They were wonderful hosts - always around to advise on a day trip or a grocery store run, but left you alone... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We were staying up the beach from the Playa Cielo Resort (more on that fiasco in another review!!) and saw Habanero's Restaurant on a walk down the beach. We decided to try it for dinner that night- am I glad we did! We had had a super disappointing meal the night before, so to enjoy the excellent service and food... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Hotel is new and very comfortable. it's 3 bungalows steps away from the beach. It's one of the few medium priced options. Owners Adele & Sol were friendly, fun and wanted to make sure we had what we needed and were enjoying ourselves. Their staff were pleasant and accommodating. The place is well maintained. The restaurant on the premises, Habaneros,... More 

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Comox, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

my wife and i stayed at this hotel in jan. 2012.as it was our first visit to c.r. we needed quite a bit of guidance getting to santa tereas and sol was fantastic in helping us.the room was stunning,and as we live in a very quiet area the peacefulness of this property was deeply appreciated.the restaurant on site habanaro was... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

IF YOU LIKE iguanas and monkeys and pelicans and butterflies; Flowering Banana Trees and wild Aloe and Elephant Ears and tropical flowers; Fresh fruit delivered to your door each morning; Extra-large king, clean, canopy beds next to fresh Bird of Paradise and orchids; Sunny morning swims and shady afternoon naps; Stargazing in private outdoor showers; Comfortable, L-shaped, shady, porch couches;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012 via mobile

We die not stayed at playa cielo but we had a wonderful dinner at Habanero, the restaurant which belongs to Playa Cielo. The service was so nice, the chef came and explained how he prepared the different meals we loved most and the food was excellent, and all this at a very reasonable price. Ah, and I haven't ,entwined the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We spent five nights at Playa Cielo in mid-Decmeber. The casista's are lovely and perfect for a family of four. There has been a great deal of thought and care been put into the design of the buildings and landscape and they continue to be very well maintained. We arrived after a long and diffiuclt journey and were warmly welcomed... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

My friends and I found the this restaurant/hotel by accident one day. This seems to be the way the you find the best spots in Costa Rica, forget about your map and ask someone if you get too confused, Pura Vida! We were just trying to find a nice place to hang out on the beach in Santa Teresa. My... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

This hotel was fantastic!! The staff is amazing, so friendly and welcoming. The room was my favorite part, this was the first hotel where we did not want to leave the room. Each guests has their own villa.....it has full kitchen, king bed, amazing shower, and big porch.. we loved it. The hotel restaurant was soo yummy! It was our... More 

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

The Habanero restaurant at Playa Ciela is so good and the food, drinks and service top end. The first day we even thought the prices were too good - and yes - the day after the raise the prices, but we went back, and went back. Niki made us feel very comfortable.

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Address: Main Street, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Playa Cielo Hotel Santa Teresa
Playa Cielo Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa

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