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“Unbeatable views, stunning location, love the food and fire display” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center

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Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center
300 mts NE of Mariposario, Montezuma 00001, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
UK
1 review
“Unbeatable views, stunning location, love the food and fire display”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

Soooo lovely just chilling at Anamaya and enjoying the stunning view from the terrace and pool that we had to remind ourselves to visit the delicious waterfall nearby for a swim in the freshwater pool (don't miss it).

Great food for veggies like us though carnivores seem to be well catered for too.

We enjoyed walking up and down to town and the beach saying hello to the monkeys on the way but some may prefer to cab it or hitch a ride.

Oh and If you get the chance to watch some fire dancing by the hosts, seize it. Great stuff.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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california
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

Anamaya is a perfect place to stay in the hills above Montezuma, on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The lodging options were the cleanest and most comfortable, luxurious places we stayed during our entire trip. We could join yoga classes every morning if we wanted... as well as getting massages, having dinner with other guests, or walking 5 minutes down a trail to the local waterfall. They have a gorgeous lodge and swimming pool perched on the edge of a hillside with outstanding views looking up and down the coastline at green hills and blue ocean water as far as you can see!

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Rio de Janeiro
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

I stayed in Anamaya this January and everything was perfect. The view is breathtaking, people are lovely, the rooms are beautiful and cozy. Its very close to a beautiful waterfal and a short walk to Montezuma - very pretty little town with nice bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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Málaga
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

Dont´miss
--- sunrise and sunset in the salt water infinity pool
--- swimming and diving at the waterfalls (5 minutes aways from resort)
--- great food, tasty and healthy, by Oscar et al.
--- early morning yoga - you, the sea and the sunny sky

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tlv
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

I had a wonderful time - the view is stunning, the place itself extra comfortable and beautiful,
the staff lovely and efficient - couldn't ask for more.

All components added up to a relaxing, energizing and inspiring experience.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

My friend and I arrived at Anamaya shortly before New Years of 2009. We were lucky to be among the first guests to stay at the new resort. We were immediately greeted by the gracious owner and the beautiful ocean, glimmering all around us. The view from the saltwater infinity pool or the yoga deck under a full moon will forever be burned in my memory! New Years Eve afforded us the opportunity to watch fire dancing on the beach, a world-traveler's dream party in the town, and then a wind-down in the pool and sauna at Anamaya to cleanse out the remaining hours of 2009. The family-like atmosphere gave us a chance to make new friends at yoga and breakfast. The private lodging gave us an intimate view of the sunrise over the water each morning and an equally magnificent sunset from our porch's hammock. I WILL be back and I highly suggest making Anamaya a must-do on your travel itinerary!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

Anamaya had just opened its doors when we arrived. They were still putting their services in place and welcomed our suggestions with openness and immediate satisfaction. Daniella's Anusara Yoga class every morning is superb and life transforming. The view is beyond belief. Anna's massage is one of the best I've had anywhere in the world (I've traveled all over). Joseph stays quiet and soft, observing every detail and offering ideas to make one's stay a total immersion into balanced, holistic living. In essence, the experience of being at Anamaya is staying with a family of very talented, very educated, conscious and aware people who are not only trying, but who HAVE made a difference on our planet.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center

Address: 300 mts NE of Mariposario, Montezuma 00001, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Montezuma
#4 Romantic Hotel in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anamaya is a luxury boutique hotel and yoga retreat center in the beautiful beach town of Montezuma, Costa Rica. We have the best view of any hotel in the area, and are right next door to famous Montezuma Falls, which is a 5 minute walk from our property. The hotel is decorated in a very artistic, Bohemian, yet luxurious style that creates a very exotic feel. ... more   less 
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Anamaya Resort And Retreat Center
Anamaya Resort & Retreat Hotel Montezuma

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