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“BEST PLACE in one of the best surf towns” 5 of 5 stars
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25mts north Hostel Brunela, Santa Teresa 000, Costa Rica   |  
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“BEST PLACE in one of the best surf towns”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Costa Riki was the best place we've stayed in Costa Rica. Fully stocked kitchen, clean/filtered/drinkable water (unlike the majority of Santa Teresa), secure/safe property, comfortable beds, hot water, good wifi connection, cozy living room and outdoor space, clean/no bugs, pool, and extremely helpful and accommodating owner and staff. There is a great yoga spot up the street Nautralis (but take Shannon's class @ 6pm), beach is less than 1 block, centrally located near markets/restaurants/surf shops/beach. I disagree with a previous post, this is a perfect place if you are looking at any of the above amenities and a great deal for the money ($80/night). We've stayed 1 month total in Costa Rica, at multiple hotels/apartments, and traveled throughout the country and for the money and comfort, this place felt most like home. Riki (owner) is an amazing host, quite comical and charming, pays attention to detail, and very helpful with any questions you have. This place comes highly recommended, we will be visiting Santa Teresa and staying here again. One and two bedrooms available; total of 5 units. Cleaning does not occur everyday, but this was not something we were wanting/needing, so not a problem; your not in the room much anyway!!

Room Tip: Liked the 2 bedroom bottom room best (a few additional cooking utensils), roomier living room/lounge...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Riccardo C, Proprietario at Costa Riki Apartments, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
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Grazie di cuore ragazzi per tutti i bei complimenti! Il mio piacere sta nel contribuire a rendere la vostra vacanza un sogno facendovi sentire come a casa vostra. Ora, con due nuovi ripetitori wifi, abbiamo anche migliorato la ricezione internet. Vi aspetto presto.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Costa Rikki was a great place, we rented the 2 bigger studios and it suited us very well,we had a group of 8 people. The place was clean and well maintained... Close to the beach and shops.. Loved the vibe in santa teresa and Rikki was an exceptional host too.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Riccardo C, Proprietario at Costa Riki Apartments, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
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Grazie ragazzi, per me le vostre impressioni sono molto importanti e sono felice che abbiate passato un ottimo soggiorno. Vi aspetto presto per un'altro bbq e una caipirina :-)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Well....we arived to santa tersa after a long long drive. Tried to find hotel. Two places were full, the last of them point us to costa riki. He was very nice but we didnt liked the room, the bed wasn't convenient, there were no breakfast, one of the a/c made horrible noise. At the end, it's not worth the moeny (80$ a nigth).

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Riccardo C, Proprietario at Costa Riki Apartments, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
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Mi dispiace molto che abbiate trovato gli inconvenienti descritti e vi ringrazio per avermeli segnalati. Ho già provveduto a fare un manutenzione all'aria condizionata che solo aveva un'aletta storta e a girare il materasso.Per quanto riguarda la colazione vi avevo informato all'entrata che non era prevista vista la tipologia ad appartamenti e non hotel. Devo invece chidervi umilmente scusa per un errore da me commesso e per il quale credo abbiate deciso di effettuare la recensione. Nello stesso momento che siete arrivati voi è arrivata un'altra coppia, voi al piano superiore a 70$ e loro al piano inferiore ad 80$. Quando siete venuti a pagare, pochi minuti dopo, ho commesso l'errore di avervi confusi e vi ho fatto pagare 80$. Appena sveglio sono venuto a cercarvi per chiarire ma eravate già andati via al posto di fermarvi per i tre giorni previsti. Vi chiedo ancora scusa dell'inconveniente e se capiterete ancora da Santa Teresa, sarà un piacere regalarvi una notte in uno dei nostri appartamenti.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stayed to nights with Riki in his compound. The apartment was very clean, well maintained and had everything we needed. Even beach and bath towels which are apparently often not included in CR. The kitchen had everything we needed and the AC was spot on. The area outside with the hammock was also pretty good... The best thing is that the compound is 2 mins walk from the beach and 5 minutes from the closest supermarket for some cold cerveza and snacks. Very close also to all the good restaurants in Santa Teresa. Alma and Pronto are less than 5 minutes away. Our only complaint is that we felt the price was a little high so Riki looses one review star in the value for money category

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We've traveled two couples and stayed at Costa Riki Apartments for two nights in April.
The apartment was beautiful, clean and spacious with lots of light. There was large living room and fully equipped kitchen, an A/C, towels, a porch with table and chairs to hang out and two large bedrooms with queen beds.
The apartment is located two minute walk from the beach, restaurants, supermarket, shops, surfing shops etc. One of the best restaurants, Alma, is located really close to the apartment. If you visit Santa Teresa don't dare skipping on Alma.
Riki was very helpful and hospitable. He welcomed us as we arrived and showed and explained us all we needed to know.
During our stay we had couple of blackouts in all Santa Teresa area, so I would recommend bringing flashlight.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Costa Riki Apartments for your stay in Santa Teresa!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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 #7 of 47 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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