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“Surf, friends, nature and relax!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Red Palm Villas
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Santa Teresa main road, Santa Teresa 90248, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Montevideo, Uruguay
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Surf, friends, nature and relax!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was our 3rd time to Costa Rica in search of waves, but this time, unlike the other two where we stayed in modest cabins and rented a 4x4 jeep and spent part of the day in chase of the best waves in zone, it finds us as older (the three of us between 33 and 35 years old) and more demanding people! we have our wives and children so we not only want to surf in front of our hotel, but also to eat great food and rest in a comfortable place too!
We found all this features in the Red Palm Villas where the staff was very pleasant and helpful! just wake up and look at the waves in front of the suite! eat awesome food and rest with the monkey families living on the trees.
We also had wifi and air conditioner which enabled us to comfortably use our laptops to keep our families updated and spend some minutes answering work emails...
Very secure hotel located in a beautiful place. Waves? every day. Very constant. The place also has a variety of waves, from beginners to advanced (suck rock, in front of the suites).
To resume, it is an excellent destination that combines everything you demand!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We travelled to Santa Teresa with my brother and a friend last September, not sure what to expect from a place called "Mal País"! Even though we had been to Costa Rica a few times before, we had never been to this area.
We decided to stay at Red Palm Villas because of its location: right in front of Suck Rock which we had been told is an excellent surfing point.
It was no lie: we had big, consistent waves almost every day we stayed there. No crowds, friendly people.
And the villas are all you can ask for after a long surfing day: installations are beautiful and personnel treated us really good.
Hope we can make it again this year!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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New York City, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We visited this perfect resort just after Christmas and spent the New Year in Santa Teresa. From prior to booking until the end of our stay the Santa Teresa staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful. We decided to stay in the luxury suite which was perfect because we spent most of our time either on the beach or in the town.

We ate every meal out and enjoyed the complementary breakfast next door. As far as activities, the quad is a must for exploring the town and experiencing the nearby areas. That being said, you could get by without it. We did zip lining in Montezuma, surf lessons on the beach at RPV, fishing in Mal Pais, and a sunset dinner at Vista de Olas.

Koji is a must for sushi and you can't miss a sunset at brisa del mar. All the restaurant recommendations from RPV were perfect.

Much thanks to the staff and the people of Santa Teresa for an unforgettable experience. We will be back.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We just returned from 8 perfect days at the Red Palm Villas on the best part of the beach in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. The owner Mike and his staff helped us plan the perfect trip. We were a family of 4 with mom, dad and two teen girls. We stayed in the honeymoon villa which worked out perfectly for us. I can't say enough about how awesome this place is. I told Mike the owner I would buy it if I could afford it! The staff of Leu and Sandrina were wonderful and always happy. They coached us on the best places to eat, handled everything for us from surf lessons to horseback riding on the beach, reserved all our dinner reservations and took very good care of us. Fantastic job girls! Even the housekeeping staff were friendly - did a great job at cleaning and created beautiful tropical flower display's every day. And they too did it with a friendly smile and always taught me a new word in Spanish. Red Palm is located on the best part of the beach of Santa Teresa. It's far enough away from the party crowds but close enough in so you are close to many restaurants and shopping. We just loved the included morning breakfasts of fresh squeezed oj, fresh pressed coffee, and organic creations at the place next door. What a great place for family or couples. There was a wedding on sight at one sunset which was beautiful... Talk about sunsets! Some of the best we have ever seen and we have seen them all over the planet. On top of all that we very quickly made two new friends - The Red Palm mascots Cisco and Seba two very friendly dogs. They were our best friends the whole trip - went on walks with us and slept on our veranda. Loved them and we all were sad to leave them! :( One tip - all the restaurants are cash only and we were there over new years when banks were close and the ATM in town was empty. So bring lots of cash and the villa has a big safe and security all night... we had no problems of any kind. Again - we Highly recommend Red Palm for your Santa Teresa visit!

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Grand Haven, michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We brought our four kids with and it was wonderful! The service is exceptional, the view spectacular! It is very private, but we made good friends from the villas located beside the Red Palms - our kids made good friends and loved the rocks and the ocean right outside our door step. Did not want to leave! Love it - thank you Red Palms for the vacation of our lives!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The Red Palms Villa was the absolutely perfect place to vacation and have our son's wedding. The staff met us at the door when we arrived and completely took care of everything while we were there. The service was thoughtful as well as efficient and friendly. I lived our villa. It had all of the accommodations that we needed plus a wonderful view of the beach which was right outside our door. The beach was beautiful both for the wedding and for relaxing and the staff had loads of extra touches that made it fun and comfortable. I am so glad that we chose this place and would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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 December 13, 2012 via mobile

The Red Palms villa is amazing in so many ways. The grounds are ammaculatey kept. Literally on the ocean. Heartbreaking view i miss the sunset so bad. The villas are amazingly built, so beautiful and luxurious, yet feels like home. Everything so clean and well kept. The views are spectacular Santa Teresa is so chill and everyone is so respectful, kind, and helpful. Walking distance to amazing restaurants and super market, felt no need for a car. What stands out the most is the Red palm villas staff. From booking our trip and planning transportation suggestions on restaurants and surfing lessons, tours through the jungle there are no words to explain how generous Mike and his angels are I miss them so so mucho and can't wait to go back. A +++ oh and the pool next door is perfect for a nice dip and a drink or lunch. Really our stay was so amazing and wouldn't be the same without Mike and his staff thank you so much we will be back.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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Address: Santa Teresa main road, Santa Teresa 90248, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Red Palm Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the beach, private, awesome views, #1 honeymoon villas and suites, full service.A 24 hour front desk.Daily housekeeping included in the room rate.Private bathroom for each unit.If there is a minimum-stay requirement, it must be no more than 3 nights. ... more   less 
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