Vista de Olas was wonderful. My husband and I stayed for 6 days at the very beginning of the season (in early November). We basically had the place to ourselves. Our villa was clean and private and had an indoor shower as well as the outdoor shower. There was even a little kitchenette. The resort is high up on the hill so you get great views of the ocean and a nice breeze. Roger and his family were very sweet. His son took us on the quad tour around the jungle and was very knowledgable.
The whole town was so pleasant, too. Lots of little shops and restaurants to go to. Even a tattoo shop where I got some ink! Definitely rent a quad to get around because it allows you to fit in more fun stuff, like ziplining, kayaking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, etc. Pretty much all of those activities can be arranged through the resort, too.
I can't wait to come back and bring the kids. Oh, one last thing. Shake out your clothes before you put them on because I put my pants on with a scorpion inside and it stung me!! Yikes! It wasn't poisonous so it was more of a good vacation story than a life threatening event. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vista de Olas is a refined hotel in Mal Pais perched on top of a peaceful hill. From this vantage point our guests are treated to sweeping views of Mal Pais and watch the most memorable sunsets. The hotel offers 6 sumptuous, secluded deluxe villas with ocean view, AC, open-sky bathroom, and private porch. Hotel amenities include fast WLAN, a luxurious infinity pool and jacuzzi, pool lounge, and the best BBQ restaurant in Mal Pais. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vista De Olas Mal Pais
- Hotel Vista De Olas Costa Rica/Mal Pais