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“Wedding/Honeymoon” 5 of 5 stars
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The Red Palm Villas
Santa Teresa main road, Santa Teresa 90248, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #16 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wedding/Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If we could rate the Red Palms higher that five stars we would. We booked the Red Palm for our Wedding/Honeymoon almost a year in advance and had never been to Costa Rica, we had many questions, especially since we were planning our wedding. The owner (Mike) and all of his staff at the Red Palm are nothing short of amazing. So incredibly helpful and informative even with all the questions we asked. We felt like long time friends with everyone at the Red Palms from the second we arrived on the property. There attention to detail and amazing genuine friendliness made us feel so welcome and comfortable.

The property was very private, yet we felt like we were staying at a five star + resort. We have to say every single picture we looked at is exactly what we experienced when we arrived. The staff at the Red Palms is nothing short of amazing, they took care of every detail. Our wedding ceremony on the beach was spectacular and exceeded all of our expectations, leaving us with a memory that will last a lifetime.

We have only been home for a week and are planning our next visit to the Red Palms.

If your looking for the trip of a lifetime the Red Palms is the place.

Room Tip: Cannot go wrong with any villa.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

our family stayed in one of the villas and it was incredible...the villa itself was beautiful and compeltly exposed which although daunting at first proved to be the most exceptional experience of the whole two weeks there.

The staff was very very friendly and I cannot reiterate how helpful in sorting out surfing gear and restaurant bookings...

the location, imagine on the beach, amongst trees with monkeys coming in and mother nature at your feet. we barley put on our shoes and or t shirts during our stay!!

Not wanting to share this secret too much but it is truly beautiful and worth experiencing. I have to mention that I had look at staying at the adjacent resorts but having taken the opportunity to visit would recommend that if you have the chance to stay in one of the villas, you do so!!!! Nothing compares!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed at the Red Palm Villas for a little over three weeks during April (including Easter) this year, and had a wonderful time. Amazing to be staying practically on the beach, hearing the sound of the never-ending waves and experiencing the fabulous views from our villa. Santa Teresa beach is unbelievably pretty - a true paradise, so the location is perfect if you want to stay close to the waves and surf!

Due to our long stay, we stayed in both the Hummingbird Villa and the Honeymoon Villa - and both are beautiful. If we had to choose, we would go for the Honeymoon Villa, which had the most wonderful AC bedroom downstairs, a really beautiful almost-outdoor bathroom, a kitchen with the prettiest view over the beach and ocean, plus a patio to sit outside and relax in the evenings. We had a baby with us, and it was a plus that the iguanas were not able to come inside the house here. The Hummingbird Villa is more outdoors - which is great, because you feel very close to nature and all the sounds of the jungle and the sea. We heard howler monkeys and birds, and on a few occasions we were also visited by an iguana that wanted to steal our fruit when we had breakfast.
Maybe due to the dry season, there were almost no insects - very little mosquitos and no spiders.

Part of this place and why we liked it so much is the service from the very friendly staff - the houses were kept spotlessly clean by three lovely ladies by their every-day thourough housekeeping. So friendly, our daugther (aged 11 months) fell in love with Ilsa and wanted to stay with her all the time. The security staff and the garden keepers all smiling and friendly also, and the girls in the reseption were very helpful! Mike, the owner, was very helpful during our planning of the trip, and really helped us in many ways - which was fantastic for us, travelling all the way from the north of Europe.

With no room service or food service at the Red Palm Villas, you must either buy food to make in the well equipped kitchen, or go to a nearby restaurant.The next door restaurant (Milarepa) ws
as closed when we were there. There were other nice restaurants nearby, like Rocamar and Florblanca - but other than these, you have to either go by taxi or ATV (we rented one for our whole stay) during the night, or walk for some time along the beach during the day.

One (maybe the only) thing we found a little disappointing, was that we were not informed by the staff of the danger of walking on the beach after dark (there was a gun robbery just a few kilometres down the beach from us just a couple of weeks before we arrived), or the possible danger of the rip current in the water (three people drowned in just one day during our stay). Even though we appreciate and love both the waves and surf, and the remote setting of the place, it would be nice to have some information about the tides being particurlarly risky during Easter this year.

But all in all - a really beautiful place, with the best of staff and wonderful villas on the beach. Many thanks to the staff for making our stay so memorable!

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went during a two week, trip during rainy season. It took a while to get here, given the flight and the trek by SUV to get there. However if you want privacy, and to have a wonderful time, at a great place, look no further than here. The Villas are super clean, a mere few hundred feet from the ocean. The howler monkey are above your head, and the staff is insanely friendly and helpful. Even better if you are a dog person, you get personalized security from their great dogs. I plan on going back someday, just to relive the great time I have had there.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The staff, locals, villa, views, animals were all amazing. You are 30 yards from the beach and those 30 yards consist of kept walkways, exotic plants and trees, animals, and hammocks. Well worth the money and absolutely beautiful place to stay.

  • 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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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We spent two weeks at the Red Palm Villas and had a great time. The villas are right on a beautiful beach and also provide peace and privacy. The staff is amazing and will do everything to help you and make your stay memorable. The yoga teacher, Cris is one of the best teachers and people you will ever meet. I would recommend that you rent a small jeep to get around and see the many great restaurants and sites to see. Play Heromossa a a great place to swim with kids as the waves are very gentle there and the water is shallow. The Italian restaurant down the road is great as is Nautilus. Definitely take the wildlife tour and sea kayak trip and hike to the waterfalls at Montzouma. The second falls hike is not for those with a fear of hieghts though and is a bit of a scramble. Red Palm is everything it advertizes. We will defnitely be back!

  • Stayed July 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed at red palms in the big house and loved it. Sooo remote in a good way. Lots of privacy. The surf is right out front, cool tide pools on low tide, the accommodations are superior and truly one-of-a-kind. The staff arranged rental 4 wheel atvs for us and we rode through the jungle, through creeks and across the beach to montezuma waterfall which was spectacular. Monkeys swinging in the trees, macaws flying overhead....we can't wait to stay at red palms again.

Room Tip: Stay in the big house if you can afford it. Also the staff found us a private cook to prepare meals...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Additional Information about The Red Palm Villas

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
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
Also Known As:
Red Palm Villas Hotel Santa Teresa
The Red Palm Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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