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“Best place we stayed in Costa Rica!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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“Best place we stayed in Costa Rica!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Great little hotel with absolutely stunning views! Best place to watch a sunset. Great hammocks and a relaxing vibe. The owner, Javier, was awesome - so nice and helpful. He made us feel right at home. The pool was a great place to relax after a day out in the town or at the beach. The restaurant had some of the best food we ate on the entire trip - also can't beat the view from it either. Will recommend Hotel Buenos Aires to all my family and friends traveling to this area and I cannot wait to return for another visit. =)

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Orange County, CA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Relaxing locale on the top of a hill with the best views of the day's surf conditions. Javier and Florencia were wonderful hosts, very friendly and helpful. Simple yet comfortable rooms at a very reasonable price (workout included!). I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone interested in spending a laid back vacation in a Costa Rican surfer's paradise. Pura vida!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The hotel is an extension of it's extremely welcoming owners (when I arrived they were bringing out cold drinks for the hotel guests and friends to share while the sun went down). It's quiet, peaceful and relaxing. It's location on the top of the hill offers stunning views of the sunset, but also has the obvious issue of having to go up and down the hill every time you want to go to town or the beach (pack for the whole day when you leave the hotel). Right now, the rooms don't have televisions, which was great for me as I was trying to unplug a bit. The restaurant located alongside the hotel is amazing, and offers a great place to start your day with a coffee while watching the waves break. If you are looking to unplug and get back to a quiet peaceful trip, in a clean but basic room, I would highly recommend this hotel. I loved it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

My girlfriend and I went to Costa Rica in April for spring break to the Nicoya Peninsula. This was our third trip to Costa and we decided to try a new area. We lucked out finding such a great place to stay! The hotel sits way up on the hill with breathtaking views of the ocean. The owner, Javier, was so nice and made sure all his guests were taken care of. We also had some wonderful meals at the restaurant while overlooking the ocean and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. I would definitely recommend it and would stay with Javier if we make a return trip to CR. We loved it!! Thanks Javier:-) S&R

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This hotel is hidden upp on the hill, away from the road and other disturbances. The steep road up makes it a bit of a challenge to reach the place, but once you get up the view is all worth it. We spent every evening on the terrace watching the sunset.
The owner is very friendly and goes the extra mile to make your stay excellent.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I spent 10 days in Hotel Buenos Aires in January. It was my second time in Santa Teresa and I was looking for a place to stay which would combine good value for money, comfort, tranquillity, option to meet people, ability to be close to the centre but out of the crowd...and I found all these requirements satisfied by staying at Hotel Buenos Aires!! Javier and his girlfriend (the hosts and owners of the business) are exquisite and very welcoming: they make you feel at home. The place very chill and absolutely stunning: it offers the most breathtaking view of the entire area...You can even see if the surf is good enough and worth the walk down to the beach!! You also meet very cool people who are most likely there for the same reason as you are: you will make friends very easily but you won't be in each other's way...I didn't mind the walk up to the Hotel (5 minutes, but a little steep): it kept me fit and will be a great warm up session before you get in the water for surfing! No need for stretching any more :) And it's totally worth it. No pain no gain: there is no way you could have such a stunning view without a little hike. I would definintely recommend it and would go back to Javier if I'd plan to go back to CR again. Loved it!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Went to Hotel Buenos Aires with my buddies for a surf trip expecting a normal cool vacation. i soon realized i had stumbled onto a secret gem. The view was epic and beautiful, only to be surpassed by the sunset upon it. from this kingly vantage one can easily see the break clearly in both directions so you can plan your approach to these large glassy waves and observe your trip mates with binoculars. The rooms are clean with a stocked fridge and amazing air conditioning. plus the bonus of tempurpedic mattresses ensures a nice comfortable recovery at night. there is a perfect pool and awesome food a short walk away. the only thing better than the food was the character of our host Javier. He was a wonderful and entertaining guy with what seems like the highest of morals and courtesy. i would give it 6 stars if i could..thanks for the great experience Javier.

i highly recommend this hotel to couples and surfers... money well spent:)

respectfully,
Ethan

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Buenos Aires

Address: Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Hotel Buenos Aires Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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