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“Amazing!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Agua Vista
1 mile from downtown Montezuma, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica   |  
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

What can I write that hasn't already been written?
Our family loved Agua Vista! We were there with my 6 year old daughter and 12 year old son. Alex and Khalida were wonderful hosts and answered all of our questions. Originally we thought that we didn't need a car, but once we arrived we understood that a car was necessary. Alex had one delivered to our casita within less than a half of an hour. If all you want is to go to town, then you could survive with just taxis. but if you want to explore the area and get off the beaten track then a car is necessary.

The property was gorgeous. The view, especially at sunrise, is breathtaking. The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed and more. The river is a good ten minute hike straight downhill. But it is worth it. We hiked, climbed, waded up the river and found some truly incredible swimming holes. We saw 2 kinds of monkeys, iguanas, butterflies and countless birds on the property.

We can't wait to return. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We loved our time at Agua Vista! Our little cottage exceeded our expectations! The view is amazing and who knew a plunge pool could be so awesome! There was truly nothing we needed that wasn't provided for us. The kitchen had all the cookware we needed. There was a washing machine and clothes line. I was a little worried because my husband made the reservation and didn't notice the cottage we reserved didn't have AC but it didn't matter at all. Even though it was hot during the day we slept comfortably at night under the ceiling fan. I believe the other cottages do have AC but I wouldn't have traded our view from Casa Trogon for anything. We stayed for three days and enjoyed the waterfall hike on the property and two separate visits by monkeys.

The owners were out of town for our visit, but their friend was very helpful and organized horseback riding for us and gave us restaurant recommendations.

We truly loved our stay and are planning to return with a group of friends in the future!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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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
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Halifax, Canada
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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
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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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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.

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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
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Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
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
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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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