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Playa Hermosa, Bahia Ballena | Puntarenas, Osa, Uvita 11111, Costa Rica
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Mareas Villas
Ranked #10 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

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 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had the privilege to spend a week long yoga retreat at Mareas Villas. I can easily say I will cherish this experience for several years to come. The jungle landscape with its wild sounds, breathtaking sunsets, warm rains, and ocean views is right out of a painting. The owners Pilar and Tim are amazing hosts and Tim's cooking... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review Fulvio. It was a real pleasure to meet you. We sincerely hope to see you back in LA. Tim & Pilar More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at Mareas for a week - and what a dream! All of my senses were in complete bliss... The sounds of the jungle and waterfalls, the views of the ocean, the smell of pure fresh air, the taste of Tim's amazing cooking, and the feel of the warm sun and gentle breeze as I laid out by... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. We missed you the moment you all drove away. Your smile and warm hugs were heartwarming. We hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My family and I had the best vacation of our lives at Mareas Villas. The location is amazing - literally just minutes from the best surfing beach in the area and a short drive to the village of Uvita, but it still has a completely remote feel because it is tucked away on the mountainside. My mother, wife and sister... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

It was fantastic hosting you and yours. Hope you can visit again and teach a little bit more about our local bird life. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you don't have set holiday plans for your family and friends, this is the place. One can see how beautiful the home is from the pics..what you don't see is the service and accommodation provided by your hosts, Tim and Pilar. Their "Just ask and you got it!" attitude ensures an unforgettable memory-maker of a trip. Pura Vida..

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Was so great to meet you. Hope to see again soon! More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

They cancelled our family reunion group of 19 people just 2 months before our trip (and over Thanksgiving!). Make sure this doesn't happen to you. Their so called "Agreement" only covers penalties to us for cancelling. There are NO GUARANTEES with these folks. They got a better offer and they took it. We gave them a 50% deposit to "Hold"... More 

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pilarcostarica, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

This group refused to sign our booking agreement. We asked on four separate occasions for them to sign and they would not do so. We've had groups refuse to sign before and have been burned. This group also would not pay their balance, which was another red flag for us. We refunded their deposit as we could not risk the... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The owner of this property should be banished from reliable web site rentals. After taking our sizable deposit a year in advance of our rental date we were told 2 months before our rental date that the property is not available for our dates! They were rude, unprofessional and offered no compensation to make up for the extra fees we... More 

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pilarcostarica, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

It's been an amazing experience to be a villa owner. Anyone can say anything on Tripadvisor with absolutely no reprocusions. We held these dates for two months for this group without any deposit based on their word. We turned down two other reservations for the week during that time. When we requested the balance they avoided our emails and phone... More 

Nyack, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Mareas is AMAZING! As avid travelers, we were looking for a destination for our wedding that would deliver romance, relaxation and adventure for our children, family and friends. Well, we found it! Twenty of our closest friends and family joined us as we got married nestled deep in the jungle surrounded by the wild animals and lush landscape of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I can not express in words the magical experience that we had at Mareas Villas. We truly felt like we were guests of a dear friend rather than customers at luxury villas. Pilar and Tim opened their home to us. They shared their knowledge of the local wildlife with us. My best friend and I slept outside under the stars... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

It's so great that you slept outside. We had no idea. I sometimes lose sight that we are literally in the middle of the rainforest. Waking up to the sights and sounds of the jungle is pure pleasure. Hope to see you back. Thank you for taking the time to review us! More 

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Additional Information about Mareas Villas

Address: Playa Hermosa, Bahia Ballena | Puntarenas, Osa, Uvita 11111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Mareas Villas Costa Rica/Uvita

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