If you like anonymous, soulless hotels, this is not the place for you. If you like crappy rundown hostels that call themselves "ecohotels", you're at the wrong place. But if you want a legit Costa Rican experience in a very welcoming BnB with one of the best views in Santa Teresa, this is it.
My buddy Nick and I quit our jobs and decided to spend a few weeks surfing in Costa Rica. We were going to bounce around a bit, but in the end I spent two weeks at Casa de la Luna and Nick went even longer. We stayed at a couple other places in the area for one or two nights, but we realized quickly that Vicky's place was much better than anything on the strip or any of the fancy places up the hills or on the beach. Look around - you'll find the cheap places on the strip are super loud with traffic at night, and the fancy places have the same view at 2-3 times the price. If you want to meet other travelers, there is a large chill out deck with an amazing view. If you are shy, you can just bounce and it's all good.
Vicky is a very welcoming, accommodating, and thoughtful host. She genuinely cares about your comfort as it's also hear home as well. She respects your privacy and leaves you alone when you just need to chill, so it's unlike some other BnBs I've stayed at. I can't wait to come back here.
Pro tips: get a $10/day bike, a $50/day quad, or a rental car, since you need to get up a biggish hill. She will give you a clicker for the gate so you'll get secured parking at night. There is AC in some of the rooms, but the breeze on the hills was so great that I never turned it on. For wildlife spotting, the howler monkeys come by every other day, and there are tons of crazy butterflies in front of the pool. If you get a rainstorm, sit under the deck and enjoy staying dry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nice ocean view and astonished sun set from all our rooms,views to the mountains and Nacional natural reserve CABO BLANCO. Enjoy our infinite sight view swimming pool, with tempered water at night. Two break points in front beach, so you can see waves and surfers from our balconies. You will feel amazing in our precious Costa Rican wood Casa de la Luna design,seeing the moon passing trought the "DOMO". You deserve this experience. We create this place for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De La Luna Costa Rica/Santa Teresa