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25mts north Hostel Brunela, Santa Teresa 000, Costa Rica   |  
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“100% recommend staying here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed for nearly a month in December 2013. We were initially going to stay for 2 weeks, but loved it so much we decided to extend. Francesca was absolutely lovely, helpful in every way and they live on the property so are there to help at a drop of a hat. The villas are spacious, new, clean, comfortable, with balcony, TV, hot showers and air con. Perfect. It's also located right about 5 minutes to the beach and 5 minutes to the Super Ronnies (The local supermarket) and other restaurants & bars. The villas are located within a gated complex, everything felt very secure & safe. We were working whilst we stayed there and we had no issues with the wifi the whole time we were there and we had some serious rain storms! Thank you for such an amazing stay! Would come back in a flash. Stacy & James.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Rooms
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of spending 3 nights in Santa Teresa with my wife and son at Costa Riki upon the suggestion of a traveller. The town was longer than I had envisioned but soon discovered all the restaurants (Olam, Alma, Kika, Chicken Joe's, Ginger Cafe, the French Bakery) and surf shops (Al Chile, Kina, 360, Del Soul) I wanted to check out were within 5 mins walking distance and the beach access is just across the street! One day we strapped the baby in his snuggly and walked across town to Playa Carmen stopping part way at Habaneros for lunch, taking a taxi back.

Was nice to return from our walk to a refreshing swim in the family pool at Costa Riki. Our 2nd floor 1 bedroom apartment was spacious, clean and comfortable with all the amenities you would want, including a huge private terrace. The info book provided had a detailed map of Santa Teresa to get oriented. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook. We started each day with the best tarts, croissants and pain au chocolat in Costa Rica before I took off to the beach to surf the endless good waves (you can go at any time of day, regardless of the tide!).

We live in Jaco, so S.T. is a short trip by the Cocozuma boat (1 hour) and shuttle from Montezuma (35 mins) so you don't need a car! We'll be back as soon as possible!!!

Thanks Francesca and Riki!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

What can we say we absolutely loved Costa Riki! From the moment we arrived we knew we had picked the best place in Santa Teresa. Francesca quickly greeted us and introduced us to the resident cats and dogs. Once inside our unit it was exactly as pictured on their website. We had a one bedroom unit on the second floor. The unit was a good size, new, had full amenities in the kitchen, air conditioning was much appreciated during sleeping hours, was clean and had a large deck where we ate all of our meals. Costa Riki is directly across the street from the trail/road to the beach and was less than a 5 minute walk to the ocean. The grocery store, yoga studio and many restaurants are within easy walking distance. The pool was in the shade and great for taking a refreshing dip...the ocean is very warm! The complex was very secure and we always felt safe. Thank you to Francesca and Riki for taking such pride in your property. We will be back and will recommend your place to all of our friends.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our son was living in Santa Teresa and so he had the time to check out places and found the best place for our three week visit last Feb/Mar. He nailed it...I can't think anything even the most minor negative thing to say.. Really it was fantastic...

We stayed in a one bedroom on the second level. The place is new so modern and verrrrry clean. Plenty big plus a huge balcony. Well equipped kitchen.

Location is great, many resorts that I have stayed in the past were farther from beach the Costa Riki... a number of good restaurants close by.... (you'll get used to the dusty road in no time and it will add to the charm of the town). Super Rony 2 is a short walk and you can get pretty much anything you need there.

Riki and Francesca are awesome, helpful friendly and wiling do anything you need to make your holiday excellent. Great people...

And all that for a good price....

If you are going, I am envious of you, wish I could go back this winter...

Room Tip: Buy yourself a hammock on your first day and bring it to the beach every morning and have a great da...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Costa Riki for one month during our three month travel adventure in Costa Rica! Because of our extended stay, we visited Santa Teresa a couple of weeks prior to scope out the town and accommodation choices. We randomly drove by Costa Riki and decided to stop and check it out. When we met Riki (owner) and saw the property, we fell in love and made an almost instantaneous decision to stay there! In the days leading up to our stay, communicating via email with Francesca (Riki's wife) was very easy and she was very prompt to answer any questions we had. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment upstairs and it was very spacious, clean and affordable. The kitchen was great for us to make all of our meals and included a blender, oven, and large fridge. Costa Riki is centrally located to everything you might need during your stay in Santa Teresa. Within a 5 minute walk you can be at: the beach, yoga studio, grocery store, breakfast & lunch cafes, surf shop or bike shop! The owners of the property are extremely friendly and accommodating! We cannot emphasize this enough. We absolutely loved every minute of our stay at Costa Riki and hope to return one day. Costa Riki was THE BEST place we stayed in our 3 month stay Costa Rica!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I strongly recommend Costa Riki Apartments if you're looking for a peaceful and clean place that is just a short walk from the beach, supermarket and several restaurants. The apartments are fairly large and are great for solo persons, couples or family with small children. There are only 6 apartments to rent and the owners have created a great and relaxing atmosphere. If you want a place to relax in very peaceful surroundings after a busy day in the surf or traveling around this is a perfect place to get peace and quiet. The hosts are from Italy and are very nice, warm and service minded people. They did everything to make my stay as pleasant as possible. I couldn't be happier with my stay at Costa Riki apartments. Perfect.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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riccardo a, Owner at Costa Riki Apartments, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
It has been a pleasure to have you as a guest and we hope to see you again yet,
THANKS Freddie!!
Francesca, Riki & Family
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Bang for your buck. In the heart of Santa Teresa and directly across from beach access.

The apartments are fully loaded, comfortable, and totally secure. Its just a short walk to the super, so you can save by cooking your own food in the kitchen.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Costa Riki Apartments

Address: 25mts north Hostel Brunela, Santa Teresa 000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Costa Riki Apartments is located on the northern side of Santa Teresa, it boasts two complexes with a total of 6 units on beautifully landscaped properties peppered with swaying palms and lush tropical plants. The apartments are located just 20 meters away from access to the sea and the proximity to supermarkets, shops, cafes, surf schools and restaurants, make Costa Riki the ideal place for those who want to live an holiday a pleasant by day and night. The Ground Floor apartments are perfect for a family with children, the apartments upstairs, ideal for a couple or a small group of 3 friends, everyone have WI_FI, television and equipped kitchen. ... more   less 
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Costa Riki Apartments Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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