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“This is a very special place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Vistas del Pacifico, Playa Panama, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Playa Panama B&B and Inns
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“This is a very special place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Villa Durazno is a beautiful and lovingly constructed (by an American interior designer/structural engineer apparently) totally private hideaway in the hills overlooking Playa Panama and the Papagayo peninsula. We heard about it from friends who had visited previously and we spent a week there in August 2012. Firstly, the house is amazing - there are 7 luxurious bedrooms and two huge social spaces including a professionally equipped kitchen. You don't expect such exquisite quality and detail in the furnishings, art and appliances throughout the villa. Our centre-piece was the sun-terrace though...the best place to gaze out over a lush canopy of trees toward the ocean, and the perfect viewpoint to watch the dramatic sunsets (or the night we saw a spectacular crackling electrical storm) sink into the Pacific. Even the colours of the terrace (terracotta, smooth pale cream stone and chocolate beams) are designed to slow the pace, which is exactly what we were looking for. There are tiny hummingbirds amongst the red flowers early in the morning and bright green parakeets chase each other at dusk. Huge butterfiles sipped from the infinity pool every day. Beneath the sun-terrace is a cooler space, with huge aquarium windows looking in to the pool - a great spot for an afternoon snooze or yoga, as we discovered. We did venture out though and the villa's people were able to take us to a couple of great bars and restaurants as well as arrange for some of our party to go white-water rafting. It was our first time in Costa Rica, and Villa Durazno has made sure we will return there again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

I inquired about the availability of this villa via the web. The web page had phone number as an optional field. Since I have an unlisted number, I did not fill in my phone number. I did give my email address. "Paul" at info@villacostarica.net replied back that those people who "do not provide their contact number are a waste of time". If they wanted a phone number, then they should have made it a mandatory field on the web page so they don't waste my time. This review has nothing to do with the actual villa. This review denotes the arrogance and unacceptable demeanor of the villa's representative.

Stayed October 2010
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

This gorgeous hill top villa boasts unrivalled sea views and is the ultimate if you are looking to totally wind down and relax. The suites are all of superab quality and each has its own unique outlook. The infinity pool looks to the sea across a lush forest of green, that is home for numerous tropical birds, howler monkeys and butterflies. he villa also has a gym, bar, and aquarium terrace. The estate managers, who are both accomplished chefs, can organise in villa (indoor or outdoor) dining that is of out of this world and it's organic too! Nothing is too much trouble for them, they will try to see to your every whim if they are able. If you are looking to get away from it all but need the to do it in style....then come to Villa Durazno.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Vistas del Pacifico, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Playa Panama
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Panama
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A private and luxurious 6 bedroom villa overlooking Panama Bay, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Villa Durazno Costa Rica/Playa Panama, Guanacaste

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