Myself and my partner are lucky enough to have stayed as Casa Cecilia on two occasions. The first time we visited was in 2007 on the recommendation of some friends who live nearby. We stayed for 12 days but wished we could have stayed longer!
We fell in love with Casa Cecilia and enjoyed our time there that much that we promptly booked to stay again the following year! We will be returning to Casa Cecilia next year and in the future we hope to get married and spend our honeymoon there. It really is the most beautiful place!
Prior to visiting Casa Cecilia I had travelled extensively around Costa Rica on two previous trips. Without a doubt - this place is my favourite 'all round' accommodation (equalled only by the Arenal Observatory Lodge but for very different reasons!) My partner owns and runs a surf travel company - he has surfed and travelled all over the world and also agrees that this place really is the best!
From the moment we walked through the door we received a warm welcome from the staff, the owners and fellow guests alike. We have made good friends at Casa Cecilia and are still in contact with some of the lovely people we've met there. The atmosphere is relaxed and laid back.
The hotel is situated right on one of the most stunning beaches in Costa Rica. There is consistant surf and the sunsets are the best I've seen anywhere in the world! At the same time there are no crowds and the location is quiet and secluded bar the sounds of the ocean and the wildlife.
There are 4 rooms and a suite. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis. Rooms are fully equipped with air con, fridge and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. There is a communal open plan dining / lounge area in the centre of the property which has no ocean facing wall and so truly is the closest you'll get to relaxing 'al fresco'!
Breakfast is prepared freshly each day and includes a variety of fresh fruits, yoghurts, juices, cereals, toast and eggs cooked however you like them! (Oh yeah - and not forgetting the freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee!!).
There is surf board hire available on site and lessons can be booked if required. Massages on the beach can also be arranged locally. There is even an 'honesty' bar!
We were lucky enough to be staying over 'Thanksgiving' last year when the owners of Casa Cecilia cooked an amazing Thanksgiving supper at sunset for all guests and staff alike. It was like being with one big family on Christmas day - a really special evening! (We were also introduced to pumpkin pie for the first time - delicious!).
The service is excellent and nothing is too much trouble for the staff at Casa Cecilia - be it providing extra towels, letting us use the washing machine (!) or helping us to start our quad bike when it wouldn't start!
My only regret about both our visits to Casa Cecilia is that we couldn't stay longer. It's a hidden paradise and I can't wait to return next year!
- Also Known As:
- Casa Cecilia Costa Rica/Santa Teresa