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Hotel Luz De Vida

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Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 02254, Costa Rica
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Hotel Luz De Vida
Ranked #23 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you are looking for accomodations by the beach, but still want to be within arms length of the main part of town, restaurants, etc, then this is the place to stay. Book in advance, as this place seems to always be full for the most part. Basically the property is divided into tiny lots, with each lot having a... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Like I said in the titel: I'd recommend this place anytime in spite of their lack of maintenance and hygien. But…the location is superb and Banana Beach bar and restaurant at the beach is probably as good as it gets. So if you're looking for an affordable place in the middle of paradise? Go for it! As long as you... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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242 reviews 242 reviews
62 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I consider this hotel "a diamond in the rough" but one only a 1/2 carat diamond. It is located on a nice complex that felt secure and quiet especially at night. There was a bar and restaurant on site. The Great Chef Nacho!!!! Cocktails two for one!!!! Breakfast specials daily!!!! Swimming pool available and clean. Maid service daily. The room... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Luz de Vida is a sort of co-op hippie-like resort owned by seven Israeli partners, each managing a couple of villas/cabanas. Accommodation and service may vary. We rented a cabana called “Casita Jardin” from Pia. When we arrived, the Casita Jardin was not ready and instead Pia offered us to stay in their own cabana right on the beach –... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

now i know why they have so bad review, it's mean like nobody care for the place and for the guest,dirty place and rude people,why they have a place if they don't want and don't know how to menage don't go there if you want to spend a great time

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Sebastopol, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I cannot say enough how horrible the people are who run this place. A bigger bunch of self-centered, self-important, uncaring people have never gone into a service business. If you don't like people, why run a restaurant and bar? We have been coming to costa rica for years an have actually stayed in the hotel before, and it was ok,... More 

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Encinitas, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

This review is for Villa S which is on the Luz de Vida property but owned by somebody else. However we booked it through Luz De Vida and had access to all the hotel amenities while we were there. There are 5 houses for rent on the property and from what I could tell all of them are great. I... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I have stayed here twice, 2005 and 2012. The place has gone totally downhill. The only redeeming qualities are that they replaced the old louver shutters with windows at some point, the outdoor areas(hotel grounds) are kept very clean and the staff are accommodating at least as far as our needs were at the time. The beds are in serious... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Rooms are on the side of the road which makes it noisy and dusty, not clean, old, pool is dirty. Rooms are big enough for a family and the location is perfect, on the beach, nice beach, good smoothies, verrrrry friendly surf instructors for kids, kids loved the place, the pool and the beach, walking distance from some nice restaurants.... More 

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Old Forge, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The people that take care of you on desk go above and beyond to please and accommodate

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Additional Information about Hotel Luz De Vida

Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 02254, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Resort Luz De Vida
Luz De Vida Hotel
Hotel Luz De Vida Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa

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