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“Every Year” 5 of 5 stars
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San Martin and Escaleras Rds. | Escaleras, Dominical, Costa Rica   |  
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Williams, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Every Year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Pacific side of Costa Rica is the best. Dominical is the pace we are looking for when vacationing. We love the beaches and the friendly locals. Pura Vidal! Is the motto which means Pure Life.

If you go, expect quite beaches with plenty of room to spread out. Watch the surfers, they are from all over the world.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This is the perfect home base for the southern zone in Costa Rica. Dominical is by far the most beautiful landscape in CR, it's really the only place where the mountains plunge into the pacific, gorgeous and dramatic... If you're going with a group of friends then these villas will have everything you're looking for! Amazing views of the ocean, surrounded by the jungle, simply paradise.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Amazing home and view! Perfect setting for a family vacation and my children (in their 20's) loved the scene at Dominical. If you love wildlife, the ocean and beauty, this is the place. And the staff was fantastic (including your own personal concierege on duty 24/7).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

This is Villa living in the mountains and jungle with amazing ocean views. We stayed one week at Villa Mango. Awesome place!! You cannot top it. Super nice. Clean. Great deck. Private pool. Comfy beds. Easily accomdiates 3 couples.
Look no further!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This was our best vacation in the tropical place! The villa is gorgeous! The views are amazing! The house is very clean and spacious with a very convenient, modern layout. The private pool is being cleaned every morning. Everything you may need is provided in the house. Just buy or order groceries you need. Beds and pillows are very comfortable.
Combined with a high-quality service provided by the owner and property manager, this place is a true gem! Thanks to everyone who made our vacation such a blast!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Our family, plus 2 other families who are good friends, thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Villas, sharing the 2 houses between 6 kids and 6 adults. We had lots of space and privacy, as the property is well designed with big sky views down to the pacific over the tops of the forest canopy, and quite parts of the gardens to discover frogs, flowers, tropical surprises. The views from the master bedrooms are magnificent, and I had the best nights sleep with the jungle sounds lulling me to sleep each night. We loved the pool (s) and had great swims, laps and serious volley ball games daily. The kitchens are both well stocked to cook in (pots & pans etc.) and we made big dinners each night to feed the crowds just like we were cooking in our own home. The staff cleaned the Villas each day, and were so helpful and friendly when needed.
Having a full selection of diverse DVD's helped keep the troops entertained in the evenings, as well as lots of nice board games.

Our walks from the Villa each day in a different direction on the local roads led to fantastic overlook views and different discoveries. Getting out up and down the coast was also convenient (road up is a bit daunting the first time, but was easy enough, and fun, all the rest of the trips in and out), and we especially enjoyed Playa Ventanas about 20 minutes from the Villas - one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen. All in all, I can't rave about this property enough. Just to sit on the balcony and watch the Toucans soar across the horizon from tree top to tree top was enough to make the place even more magical.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Villanova, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Even the virtual 360 views of the villas didn't come close to the real experience of staying in this open and spacious home away from home. The warm wood furnishings and accouterments satisfied all our needs, and then some. I loved having my own private pool. The open view to the ocean on the horizon was relaxing and mesmerizing as were the unfamiliar sounds of local birds and frogs, especially the night sounds to lull to sleep. Be prepared to feel like you're in the jungle, even though you're staying in a luxury home, the sounds will make you realize otherwise. What fun! If you love having coffee with your binoculars at dawn trying to find the bird making that exquisite call, or looking for the howler monkeys in the rustling trees beyond! This is the best place to do it in comfort!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Martin and Escaleras Rds. | Escaleras, Dominical, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Mango and Casa Amigos are 2 luxury vacation rental villas, set in 3 1/2 acres of tropical paradise. Each villa features truly Spectacular ocean and rainforest views, private full lap-sized swimming pools, free internet access, and local phone service, on-site concierge/masseuse, housekeeping included, complete modern kitchen, high quality beds and linens, and many other amenities! ... more   less 
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Paradise Costa Rica Dominical

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