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Lodge Vista Del Mar

Apdo. 139-5233, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
Lodge Vista Del Mar
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Seriously, forget that the property is gorgeous, the view is beautiful and the lodging is in great shape - I'd go back just for the company of Gale and Marina. The best hosts I've had Ever! I've been to Nosara 5 times over the last 6 years and this is my new favorite place to stay. It's a little out... More 

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mlng001
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We arrived in Nosara without any hotel reservations. Stopped at a few hotels which were recommended. Either they were booked or very expensive. We stumbled onto this location. What luck. Great location, good price. The owner was great. Very clean, we had great views. This place has the basics; no T.V., did have wi-fi. It was perfect. We were there... More 

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Charleston, SC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights at Vista Del Mar in the winter of 2012. The host, Gale, could not have been nicer and more accomodating. He moved from the states a number of years back and built the hotel on the peak of one of the larger hills in the area. The view is spectacular. The flowers,... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

We originally booked a room at Vista Del Mar for two day but ended up staying a third because we loved it so much! This is a unique place to stay. It's not a "hotel" in the true sense of the word. It's intimate and pure, built by the owner many years ago. Surrounded by rain forest with amazing, second... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I laughed at the "poor" reviews- complaining about no TV? who needs TV when you've got howler monkeys, iguanas, pixotes & countless birds in the trees overlooking a nature preserve framing a breath taking view of the pacific ocean? no toilet paper in the toilets? IT'S COSTA RICA- that's how it is everywhere EXCEPT the resorts that are so generic... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

Gale and Marina are extremely gracious hosts.In addition, they are fun, intelligent and great caretakers on the hotel environment. For years, Gale has been planting flowers and trees all around the lodge. The flora and fauna are now spectacular. Also, from one side of the lodge you have a view of the mountains and from the other side you are... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

Gale and Marina greet you like family and make you feel like a friend right away. By far and away this is the best lodge on a budget. The natural extras included such as surrounding gardens, wildlife and ocean view are not reflected in the very reasonable prices. This is also the only lodge/hotel I could find that has a... More 

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Escazu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

It is always such a pleasure to fall into Nosara and instantly become part of Gale's and Marina's family at Lodge Vista Del Mar. The hotel is simple and frankly, is not luxurious as it is also the best deal in Nosara. But it is above the dust and the heat with beautiful view, a wonderful clean lap-pool and hearty,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

This hotel has one of the most amazing views I have ever seen in my life. Not a day goes by that the beauty doesn't offer a nice case of vertigo if you contemplate it enough, in a good way though. The rooms are the best rate in the quaint surf town. The staff has all the information and insight... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

I’ve traveled all over the world and I’ve stayed in everything from a 5 Star resort to a tent. Lodge Vista Del Mar, is that perfect combination. Small, cozy, very private, along with any accommodation you could desire. The natural beauty of the gardens, radiate an explosion of vivid color that can only truly be enjoyed by being there. Whats... More 

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