We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Horizon hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center

Save Saved
You added Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center
Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Horizon Special!
Ranked #1 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Horizon hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Very cute and friendly hotel.
Located higher than most other places and, even though it's not as close to the beach, the view is amazing. Loved hanging out in the hammock in the morning, looking into the distance. The rooms were large, very clean, with a lot of light and cool decoration.
We asked to change rooms after the first night (read tip bellow) and the staff didn't even blink, gave us a new room within minutes - really friendly people!
I didn't get to try the yoga classes but they looked interesting.
A very nice place to spend a few days just relaxing.

Room Tip: Avoid Room #1. It's right by the road and the parking lot, far too noisy and exposed. People at...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
horizonCostaRica, Owner at Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center, responded to this review, August 18, 2012
Hola dear friend,

Thanks for choosing to visit us, and for taking the time to write and share!

It means a lot!

We are very centered, next to all town's goods - restaurants, supermarket, bank, pharmacy and shop center. We are 5 minutes of slow walk from the sandy beach. On top of all, we are located on a hill side and are blessed with this amazing ocean views. We are so close, but yet so very distanced from town's main road'sdusty vibes.

The little country road leading to our hotel from the main street is mostly quite as very few businesses and houses are located around us.

On the day you were visiting, the municipality decided to fumigate town against mosquitoes for the well being of tourists and residents. It happens maybe once a year, and makes a lot of noise . . .

We are sorry for that, but some things are just out of our control.

Cabin #1 is the most distanced unit from our tea house and restaurant and by no mean is visible from the breakfast deck. We are very streaked regarding creating intimate space for our guests, and all the cabins are all surrounded by lush vegetation and bamboos.

We are so happy that you enjoyed from chilling on your balcony over looking the Pacific Ocean, enjoying the breeze and tranquil vibes Horizon is so well famous for!

Sending you Biglove from Santa Teresa -

The Horizon Family.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

284 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    267
    15
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
37
147
39
4
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (43)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Piedmont, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had an absolutely wonderful time in Santa Teresa and staying at the Horizon Ocean Hotel and Yoga Retreat was a critical part of the experience. The hotel was recommended by a friend of a friend as a wonderful small villa in a "hip surf town" and it did not disappoint! The owners/Managers Gila and Yoav were so gracious, interesting and extremely helpful with anything that we needed---dinner recommendations, beaches, surf lessons, activities, etc. We loved our 2 bedroom villa and the private pool, deck and hammocks for our 3 teens was such a treat each day- they just loved it.
We saw a monkey and lizards from our deck and loved the private feeling. My daughters and I tried the yoga class a few of the mornings and just loved it. The few is spectacular and even as novice yoga participants, we felt welcome and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can also walk to the beach, restaurants,etc, nearby. Keep in mind that the town is a dirt road that lends to its "charm" and you must drive off road for 20+ minutes to get there so be sure to rent a 4 wheel drive. I would recommend flying into San Jose vs. Liberia (from Liberia requires an extra 1 1/2 hours driving off road!) We also visited Arenal and Monteverde but this was the favorite part of our trip and our very favorite hotel!!

Room Tip: We loved the 2 bedroom villa that comes with a small kitchen, deck and private pool!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We recently stayed here for four nights. The two bedroom villa was perfect for our family of four. We had everything we needed, rooms were very nice, clean and comfortable. I was able to use the amazing yoga deck every morning looking over the ocean. The owners were very nice and friendly. We had some very delicious smoothies! Our unit came with its own pool which we used everyday. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Where shall I start? The breath-taking view of the Pacific Ocean from the peaceful terrace of the Horizon? The delectable, fragrant, healthy, pleasing to the eyes, and sustainably produced dishes made in the Horizon kitchen (try their scrumptious tahini cookies, their salad with pistachios, their grilled veggies, their spicy eggs in a cast-iron skillet which were fabulous)...shall I continue? Our two-story villa was spotless and truly a peaceful living quarter (loved the fact that there was no cable and no phone in the room, although the flat screen tv was perfect for movies...the hosts have a good selection of movies). The hammock and the swaying outdoor bed overlooking the pool was thoroughly enjoyed. As for the yoga: can you think of a better place to practice yoga than on e deck overlooking the Pacific? The instructor (the day I practiced it, the instructor was Yoav, the hotel's co-owner) is knowledgeable and an experienced practitioner. As for my massage, it was done in a lovely and relaxing setting. And the masseuse knew what she was doing (not of the kind who work at tourist traps!). The hosts, Gali and Yoav, were very kind, accommodating, and genuine. Horizon is the real thing! If you're in Costa Rica, this place is a MUST!

Room Tip: If you're traveling with family, the two-story villa is delightful. My 7-year-old son loved it!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Horizon did everything right. From the carefully “wrapped in coconut leaves” hand made bars of soap to a super-quiet air-conditioner, it was all there. It’s a Yoga retreat, not a beach bum place in Santa Teresa. This is the place where you use “namaste” instead of high-fifing your buds. It’s quiet, serene, has yoga in its blood and can arrange a mean massage when asked. The food was amazing, with intricate details hidden in small jars of jam and bagels that were fresh out of the oven. Even the toilet roll didn’t just simply have the last few sheets folded over in a small triangle. It had 3 delicate dried leaves press-dried into the paper to hold things in place. The place had a view (we had the cheapest room), a hammock, tables and chairs on the deck and a small kitchen. There really wasn’t anything we could fault it on, except that we wished we’d stayed there longer.

  • Stayed July 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bloomington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

There are insufficient stars to give to my overall experience at Horizon. The physical aspects of our villa were impeccable, the aesthetics of the grounds inspiring, the food delectable, my interactions with Galey,Yoav, and Sol delightful, my yoga session vigorous, my massage relaxing, my 7 a.m. 2-hour horseback along the beach refreshing, and the quiet reading on the porch bed-swing indulgent. Horizon is a spiritual and physical oasis. If one believes that home is where the heart is, then Horizon became my home away from home. I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed July 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Stayed for 5 nights with a friend and we both loved Horizon. Our room was spotless, we had wonderful food and great yoga with beautiful views of the Pacific. We miss the smoothies, lemonade, and waking up to the howler monkeys. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay
Also consider these accommodations in or near Santa Teresa
Free internet...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort, Santa Teresa
Romantic, Free...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Manala Hotel
Manala Hotel
#13 of 25 in Santa Teresa
5.0 of 5 stars 232 reviews
Free Breakfast...
Show More
3.1 mi away
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat
#12 of 25 in Santa Teresa
4.5 of 5 stars 194 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Mid-range, Pool...
Show More
0.3 mi away
Hotel Tropico Latino
Hotel Tropico Latino
#17 of 25 in Santa Teresa
4.0 of 5 stars 256 reviews
Beach, Pool, Ro...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Funky Monkey Lodge
Funky Monkey Lodge
#15 of 25 in Santa Teresa
4.5 of 5 stars 147 reviews
Charming, Mid-r...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
#9 of 25 in Santa Teresa
5.0 of 5 stars 188 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center

Address: Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Horizon ocean view hotel and yoga center. Our cabins and villas are fully equipped luxury units. Located on a hill side just above the center of town, only 5 minutes walk from the white sands of the amazing Santa Teresa beach, with its famous surfing points. We have three different pools dipping in wild tropical gardens, tea house & fresh vegetarian kitchen. The panoramic ocean view yoga deck is located at the highest point of the hotel. We parctice yoga daily as well as Pilates, and offer various types of massage treatments. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity so you can book your Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Horizon Ocean View Hotel And Yoga Santa Teresa
Horizon Ocean View Santa Teresa
Horizon Ocean View Hotel And Yoga Center Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.