Recently arrived back from the Villagio.
FIrstly I would like to say a very big thank you to the manager for upgrading us to the superior villa! It was such a lovely surprise when we walked into the room after a very long journey from the U.K. and really made a difference to us.
Basically these are privately owned villas with some of them rented out. The residents seemed to be mainly Italian but were very friendly.The villas are set in lovely well maintained tropical gardens. It was such a pleasure to get up in the mornings and see and hear several species of birds. The place is very tranquil. It was very quiet for our first week and we hardly saw anyone. We had the pool and beaches to ourselves! It picked up the second week but of course it was coming up to Easter. The rooms are attended to daily but only very very basic cleaning and they make the beds up and change the towels. The superior room has a microwave, 4 hobs on the cooker, large fridge freezer, toaster, coffee maker, hairdryer so well worth getting. Ours had a huge patio with a table and chairs and a patio door. The microwave was not working when we went to use it but was quickly fixed by going to reception. There is only air con in the bedroom. The bathroom and kitchen/lounge area had a fan. The accommodation is great, one downside were the small ants in the kitchen area and the huge ants coming in from the patio door area but hey it's the tropics and it's the same everywhere if you go for this sort of accommodation. Also the beds in our room were rock hard. The other issue we had was that there was no hot water in any of the taps in the bathroom or the kitchen. I complained about this but eventually was told this was the case. The shower had hot water but the water heater attached to the shower head was rather worrying as it was just bare wiring. Also no smoke alarms.
The large pool is lovely but only used it a couple of times at the start as it didn't appear to be cleaned at all, it was full of debris. Plenty of shade there. It is great as they provide pool towels at reception.
There is a small square where reception is located, a travel agent, bar, small supermarket, laundry, real estate place and then the famous Italian ice cream parlour to be recommended!
Yes the beaches are not that close but we knew that already by doing research. Penca beach is a good 20 minute walk. Potrero beach slightly closer. We walked to several others as well. Penca is definitely the best one and worth the walk. The Villagio is pretty secluded but that suited us as it was quiet and away from the touristy areas.
There are a few restaurants close by and others a bit further away that we walked to.
There certainly is plenty to do and see in Costa Rica. We also did a day trip to Nicaragua. Costa Rica is great it you love nature and the people are very friendly. We enjoyed our stay very much which is why I am giving 5 stars. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!
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Reciba un cordial saludo de parte de todo el staff de Villaggio Flor de Pacifico
Agradecemos enormemente haya tomado parte de su preciado tiempo para escribirnos esta importante opinión, la cual nos enorgullece ya que hemos cumplido con sus exigencias y gracias a esto ha disfrutado de sus vacaciones en nuestro país.
Nos enorgullece su detallada descripción de las instalaciones y servicios brindados por todo el personal del Villaggio Flor de Pacifico, fue un gusto para nosotros ayudarle en todo lo que estuvo a nuestro alcance
Es un placer también saber que ha conocido y disfrutado de las encantadoras playas y bellezas naturales con las que cuenta esta bella y tranquila zona de Potrero.
Esperamos muy pronto volver a contar con su maravillosa presencia
Nuevamente queremos agradecerle por su amable y gentil opinión
Villaggio Flor de Pacifico
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