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Agua Vista
1 mile from downtown Montezuma, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica   |  
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Boise, Idaho
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“our favorite place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We spent 3 weeks on our honeymoon in Costa Rica and stayed in 7 different places and this was our favorite. We originally booked 3 nights in Casa Trogon but ended up booking another 3 for the bamboo bungalow once we got there. We felt so comfortable there. The property and view from the cabanas is gorgeous. Costa Rica is magical overall but Agua Vista was extra special. We saw families of white faced and howler monkeys, coatis and all kinds of birds. We loved Casa Trogon. We enjoyed the outdoor space and our little dipping pool. The cabanas are beautiful, clean and have character. The one thing that was a challenge at times was walking 20-30 minutes into town when we needed something. I wouldn't let that stop you though because this place is worth it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Alex and Khalida are wonderful hosts. They have great information about the area. The cottage we stayed was wonderful. Nice big kitchen with a good selection of utensils and a good gas stove.Big patio area outside with a dipping pool. Woke up to monkeys playing in the trees. You have to drive back a private road and it is well worth it when you get there. Beautiful view of the ocean in the distance. Very relaxing.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Stay here. Khalida met us with homemade scones and Alex negotiated a seamless car rental...et al. Choose to bring only the best companions that enjoy nature and quiet beauty as this special place feels like Montezuma's best kept secret.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stayed 6 wonderful nights at Casa Trogon with my 3 teenage children. We loved the swimming holes and waterfalls that run along the property. The views of the Pacific, the visiting wildlife and plunge pool after swimming/surfing in the ocean, was amazing, relaxing and refreshing. Our host, Alex and Khalida were very informative and gave us good information on sites, activities and supermarkets. The Casa was very comfortable and clean with a full size fridge and wash machine. Internet pictures are accurate.

Room Tip: Very hot and sitting in the plunge pool watching and listening to birds, monkeys and other animals w...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

First of all, the owners Alex & Khalida were wonderful. Responded promptly to all my emails I sent prior to our trip and answered all my questions thoroughly. They were welcoming, friendly and very helpful during our stay. Accommodations were clean and very comfortable. It was great to sit on our little patio and watch the monkeys play in the trees! There was no air conditioning but there were ceiling fans. I was surprised how nice and cool it was in the evening and it was quite comfortable for sleeping. It was a great experience! Thanks Alex & Khalida!

Room Tip: Try and get one of the houses with a plunge pool..........it was great having our own little pool!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed in Casa Morfo for 7 nights in February 2013. Our friends stayed in Casa Trogon at the same time as us. We all agreed that Agua Vista was one of the best, if not the best, accommodations we've ever stayed in. The casa was comfortable, well-equipped and had a spectacular view of the Gulf of Nicoya. The plunge pool was a welcome addition to the hot days, right outside our bedroom door. Even though there was no AC in our casa, sleeping was comfortable with the ceiling fan in the bedrooms. The grounds are beautiful and well-kept. We saw more wildlife outside our casa doors than we did hiking through the Cabo Blanco nature reserve. The property is so quiet, peaceful and tranquil that it's hard to put it into words. I can't add much more to what the other reviewers have already said. I have nothing negative to say, except that it's my opinion that you would definitely want a car, or a moped at the least, to get around. If you value peace and tranquility as well as beauty of your surroundings all at an incredible value, Agua Vista is the place for you. We hope to get back there someday!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This was the most incredible & special place for us to stay in Costa Rica. The house we had was amazing, we stayed in 2 different ones as we kept trying to extend our stay. The wild life and environment was completely mind blowing, with beautiful private waterfall walks literally on our doorstep. This was a complete retreat, a place to relax and enjoy the word's most natural pleasures and sights. Every thing was super clean and so well equipped we wanted for nothing. We were given such a lovely welcome & helpful local advice from Alex & Khalida - the owners (thank you so much!!) A very special place to stay we will most definitely be returning :)

Lynsey & James Warren

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Agua Vista Hotel Montezuma
Agua Vista Hotel
Address: 1 mile from downtown Montezuma, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Specialty lodging in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agua Vista is located in the lush hills above Montezuma, at the bottom of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. We offer stunning views, convenient access to town, and abundant wildlife. Each house, unique, tastefully designed and nestled into the jungle, is clean and comfortable and comes fully equipped. Agua Vista provides the perfect combination of seclusion and accessibility. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you. ... more   less 

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