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Mareas Villas

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Playa Hermosa, Bahia Ballena | Puntarenas, Osa, Uvita 11111, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing!!!!!!!! In addition, Tim and Pilar helped with everything from scheduling our tours and airport shuttles to advice on local restaurants. In all honesty it is better to have Tim prepare meals for the group. He is an amazing chef and the food is much better at Mareas than at any local restaurant. The rooms are huge!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always difficult to book accommodations on-line because the pictures and descriptions often appear better than they really are. That's not the case with Mareas Villas...The pictures don't even begin to capture the beauty and grandeur of this fabulous villa. It's breath-taking and far exceeded our expectations! It had the perfect set-up for our group of 20 with large areas... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The property is exactly as its website advertises and shows. It is not a hotel but is as large as some boutique hotels. Mareas is high on a mountain side with breathtaking views of the surrounding jungle canyons and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It occupies 37 acres and butts against national forest. You have no near neighbors. There... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had the pleasure to spend around three months in Mareas during a TV show we recorded there. I can tell you, I know every inch of that place and the surroundings. For your money you'll get: breathtaking view colorful yet elegant villa wide range of animals next to your window you may only saw in National Geo perfect silence... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were at Mareas villas leading a health and yoga retreat for a second year in a row, and once again, everything exceeded our expectations. The ocean view yoga space is truly the most spectacularly setting for yoga, workshops, and meditation. The villa itself is set in the middle of the jungle and feels fully removed and private, a perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I came back to Mareas for the second year in a row to lead a yoga retreat. I didn't think it would have been possible to top our first experience, but this year, somehow, was even more magical and beautiful. The yoga terrace might be the most gorgeous place in the world to practice and the jungle palapa is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I came back to Mareas for a second year with Samana Health Retreats from March 21-28. I fell in love with the villa, the food, the jungle and the hosts (Tim & Pilar), the location and the yoga space last year & my experience only heightened this year. What a week of beauty and relaxation. An ideal place for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had the most amazing week at Mareas villas!! It is the most beautiful space. The yoga studio is perfect with an amazing view! I slept great every night and food provided was to die for. Tim and Pilar were great hosts! Very friendly and fun to chat with. I would definitely go back to Mareas!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Mareas is picture perfect. I was so shocked that the buildings and grounds were as stunning as they had appeared on the web! You feel like you are entering paradise as you are driven up the long, winding road to the spectacular grounds. There are beautiful flowers surrounding the pool/hot tub area and the rain forest canopy is within view... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this glowing, and very descriptive review. It was a real pleasure to meet and spend time with you. We hope to see you when we're back in Ca! Tim and Pilar More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Recently attended a week long yoga retreat here and had a wonderful experience! Pilar and Tim are excellent hosts and kept us healthy and well fed. The entire Mareas staff was friendly and polite and took good care to see to our every need. The pool and jacuzzi are amazing. The surrounding jungle is lush and beautiful. Every room was... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review. It was a true pleasure to meet you and we sincerely hope to see you again! Tim & Pilar More 

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