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“The Adrian Family Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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100 mts south of the church, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #20 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Long Beach, California
1 review
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“The Adrian Family Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

4 adults and 1 child Thanksgiving 2012. There's nothing like it. All the other places just cannot compare to the hospitality and welcoming that the staff show the guests. It is paradise on earth, the colors were out of this world! Ryan rolls out the red carpet and can show you hidden treasures off the beaten path.

Room Tip: All rooms offer remarkable views
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Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This was our 2nd trip to Hotel Buenisimo. We stayed in a casita this year and loved it!! Spacious, great view, and reasonably priced. The breakfast is outstanding, especially after a good surf session. Built in workout if you do not rent a car or 4 wheeler, which we did not mind at all. We felt very safe and comfortable. Ryan is a great host, he'll help you to make the most of your stay in Santa Teresa. This is a fantastic place to stay and we will return!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Melissa H
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Good little B&B. We stayed in the garden rooms which were very good value for a budget traveller. You have your own private room and bathroom and right next to the big living space where there is a pool table, chairs, hammocks and kitchen. It would cost the same to stay in a hostel but staying here its much nicer, cleaner, safer and more of a hotel/B&B experience. People are very nice too. Beach is only a 3 minute walk across the main road

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ridgway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I just got back from Santa Teresa and we stayed at Buenisimo. We stayed in the casita which basically has a 180 degree view and a perfect afternoon/evening breeze that puts to you sleep in the two available hammocks. The hotel offers a healthy and filling breakfast which pretty much gets you through to dinner. You can opt for cooking in the casita or a number of great restaurants close by. We opted for the daily hike up the trail to the casita which is rewarded by an outdoor shower and then the hammocks! The casita is also accessible by a driveway which an atv quad would be perfect for. That seemed to be the preferred method of transport for the area. I was glad to be off the main road b/c it was very dusty on the road during the dry season. At the hotel, we were not affected by the dust at all. The owners were super friendly with local knowledge and the staff was very accommodating. Lots of places to go in the world for vacation. This is a sure thing. Thanks Charlie! Hope to get back on some of those awesome waves again.
Nick and Johanna

Room Tip: I think they all have an amazing view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. George's, Grenada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

A few weeks ago, my husband, brother and sister-in-law took a trip to Santa Teresa from California. We stayed at the Hotel Buenisimo after multiple recommendations. It was my brother and sister-in-law's second stay at Hotel Buenisimo and my husband and my first. We absolutely LOVED everything about it! The rooms were a perfect size with gorgeous views of the ocean. Every night we would sit on our patio and watch the sunset (green flash) from the best view in Santa Teresa! The service was amazing as well; the owners go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful time. We went fishing one day with one of the owners, Ryan, and although we only brought in one fish, he went spearfishing to bring in a couple more for us. After fishing we had a family style dinner with the other owners, Charlie, Denise, and a few other patrons. When you stay at Hotel Buenisimo you definitely feel like a local! I could not recommend Hotel Buenisimo enough, it was a vacation that we will be sure to repeat!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed for a few weeks and it was just awesome, Charlie and his crew are very helpful and know the area and were very willing to help if we needed it, clean rooms. Good times! As a matter of fact we are going back to CR tomorrow and plan on staying at Hotel Buenisimo again!

-Dan and Sheryl

  • Stayed February 2012
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The tropical trees danced and sun glittered off the ocean as my bride and I followed Charlie down the path to the little red casita. We had arrived… and we were all smiles. Up on the hill the view from the casita is breathtaking and natural. The casita itself contains a comfortable bed, a kitchenette, and AC, which cooled the abode quickly, and two showers, one indoor and one outdoor. In addition, the deck contained two hammocks which proved perfect for reading in, contemplating relocating to Santa Teresa in, sleeping in, drinking coffee in, living the Pura Vida in, dozing in, drinking more coffee in, watching monkeys and sunsets in, and, finally, contemplating relocating to Hotel Buenisimo in…seriously contemplating. An exceptionally well maintained trail through the jungle, often overseen by the monkeys, provides enjoyable and easy access to the dining casita and toward the beach.

Service with a smile. The owner, Charlie, is full of enthusiasm for life and made sure we were well taken care of. He is a highly skilled master of the taco and cholo and after breakfast games of billiards are the norm, but remember, the pool table is dynamic and contains a lean towards home court advantage. Breakfasts by Claudia were wonderful and included fantastic watermelon smoothies. The casita was provided with fresh linens/towels daily.

Beyond the casita. The surfing contains great waves for beginners and experienced surfers alike. We visited during the slowest month for Costa Rican tourism which proved a great idea. There are many places to stay in Santa Teresa/ Mal Pais, fewer with the view one gets here, even fewer with the great service, and likely none that match the charm of Hotel Buenismo.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 100 mts south of the church, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
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Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and operated by surfers, Hotel Buenisimo is set in the low hills of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.We offer private casitas with beautiful white-water ocean vistas or rooms set in our lush gardens down below. All accommodations include complimentary breakfast. A short walk down the hill from Hotel Buenisimo takes you to the Pacific Ocean where you can still find secluded, pristine beaches with consistently first-rate surfing conditions. ... more   less 
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Hotel Buenisimo Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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