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Playa Cielo

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Main Street, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Perfect spot to bring your lady. Beachfront, private, secure, quiet, warm, inviting. Hard pressed to find a cooler place to stay. Thanks to the owners for sharing this awesome place with the rest of us. Would stay again in a second.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Playa Cielo for our honeymoon in mid Novemeber. This was our first trip to Santa Teresa and definitely not our last. What a spectacular place to stay! The grounds are beautiful with 4 casitas, a pool, and a restaurant right on the beach. The owners, Adelle and Sol make sure all your needs are... More 

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New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

There are no words to describe the magic of this place that would do it justice. Perhaps, that is why it has taken us so long to sit down and put together a worthy review. Our 16-night stay at Playa Cielo began on July 11th, and believe us, when the time was nearing to pack and go, we did not... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Spent a glorious honeymoon week at Playa Cielo. It was the greatest place we have ever stayed. We made ourselves at home, and they made us feel at home..... without being at home. Everything was perfect. Fresh fruit every morning. Extremely comfortable inside and out. Immaculate grounds and room. The staff was AMAZING!!! I cannot stress enough how great it... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My wife & I just enjoyed celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary staying with the wonderful people @ Playa Cielo, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice & experience! (stayed Nov 11th -18th, 2012) I found Playa Cielo while reviewing Costa Rica Hotels on TripAdvisor, and the great reviews and comment "Get her before it gets changed into a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My husband and I spent the first 6 nights of our honeymoon at Playa Cielo and couldn't have picked a better spot to start our trip. We traveled at the end of August 2012 and had such amazing weather and gorgeous sunsets. The grounds are immaculate and we loved our ocean front villa. The porch area in front had the... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We spent 10 nights at Playa Cielo in late August of this year (2012). We are a family of 5 with two teenaged boys and a baby and we stayed in the new two-bedroom house at the top of the hill. The house is great, the bathrooms and outdoor showers fantastic, the king sized beds comfortable enough that our sons... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

My Wife and I stayed here for 17 magical nights, and had the best holiday ever. Our bungalow was lovely, with tastefully decorated interior, four poster bed, ( really comfortable) and the bathroom had a great view of the blue sky, or the stars through the really clever glass fronted inside/outside shower area. Outside there was a really comfortable lounging... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

My husband and I came here on our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Adele, Sol, Eti, Jose, Antonia, and the rest of the staff go out of their way to ensure that you have everything you need. We arrived late after riding the ferry over and were there for over 24 hours before WE asked... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The location is perfect - just steps from the beach. You can even see the ocean from your room. The rooms were very clean, bright and beautiful. The outdoor shower was very nice..however the water temp had a mind of its own - from cool to warm to hot without touching the dial. Jose, the groundskeeper was very friendly and... More 

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