We were a 2 family group (total of 6 guests) who stayed a week in March. Vista Las Islas and the kind people who run it couldn't have been more perfect to us. I do agree with other posts that English is not anyone's first language, but we took that as our problem not their's and everyone's kind hospitality overshadowed any language barrier we experienced.
We loved our rooms (#20 & 22) which offered great views. The hammock stations were a highlight for us too. We took coffee out every morning for great birdwatching. The food was so tasty we wanted to bring Olga home with us! Breakfasts were plentiful and very filling. I would categorize them as European with a tropical flair, a great blend of fresh fruits, homemade breads, pancakes, pinto gallo and more. A great way to start the day.
The pool was perfect for our group which included an 8 & 10 year old. We loved staying at the resort but the excursions Thomas, Laura & Anya arranged were fabulous too. Thomas took us on the ATV tour which truly was one of the best parts of the trip. We swam in waterfalls, explored tidal pools on the beach and splashed through the surf. Thomas also arranged a driver who took us on a day trip to Montezuma. We made fast friends with Carlos our driver who took us to really awesome stops all along the way. It was an awesome day of many adventues! We also took the excursion to Isla Tortuga which was great, but we were disappointed we were not able to explore the island as we thought we could. The snorkeling was not only crowded but the water was murky. The beach; however, is undeniably beautiful.
Playa Organos was a little dirtier than we were expecting based on previous comments, but we were there during Semana Santa (Easter) and the beach was unchacteristically busy. The beaches at Montezuma and Isla Tortuga were much nicer, but it was still great exploring the surf and taking long walks along the water's edge.
Our dinners and evenings were just great too. The dinner selections changed everyday and always included numerous fish and shrimp options.
Overall, we can't say enough about Vista Las Islas. It offered the perfect blend of comfort and amenities along with great adventure and exploration. Thank you VLI for making our first trip to Costa Rica such a special one!
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