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“Lovely hotel in paradise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center

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Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center
Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
San Jose
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel in paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I absolutely loved this small hotel in the heart of Santa Teresa. The 2 people villas are very small but with a lovely design and an unbeatable ocean view. The details are tastefully and the room is equiped with a small stove, dishes, pots and a coffemaker.
The private terrace in front of the room is beautiful with a small table and a couple of chairs to hang out and a hammock to chill feeling the ocean breeze.
The hotel pool is rather small but cute and with a great view also. But anyways who wants to hang out at the pool when you have an amazing beach just a 5 min walk away? Not me!
The staff is very friendly and eager to help you or give you recommendations on places to eat, etc. at your request.
Right above the hotel (by above I mean next to it up the hill) there's an absolutely delicious seafood restaurant to die for! And a couple of hundred meteres down the road you can have breakfast at THE best bakery I have ever tried in Costa Rica: The Bakery. Definitely a sure spot when you're in town.
Just as a note, September and October are low season months for this town and most hotels and restaurants are closed. They told us the hotel was actually closing on September 1st to reopen in November.

Room Tip: Ocean front beats anything! Sunsets are unforgettable in your terrace with some drinks or just chill...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Rarely I write any reviews. But this place deserve it. Everything the best reviews say is true, but it's even better than that. The personalized service, the food, the yoga, everything is done with so much care and love that you have no option but to let it all go and simply enjoy. I've been around, four continents, twenty countries, and all I have to say is that the world still needs places like this, and I am so happy I found it. We will be back.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Where do I even begin?

This was my fourth time to Horizon and this year we had the privilege of staying at their two bedroom ocean view villa with friends. It was out of a dream.

We were welcomed with chocolates and all organic soaps and shampoos with little elements of nature to add the Horizon touch. Our room was perfectly cleaned daily, so much so that I would ask why/how they wanted to deeply clean our room so much. They even change the top heavier blanket of the beds which is so reassuring and makes you feel clean and comfortable. The kitchen is perfectly equipped for Costa Rican meals and has all the necessary cooking utensils. They even provide a large glass bottle of water for the villa which we refilled many times with their potable, clean drinking water.

The cleanliness, welcoming, natural paradise you enter is only the beginning. Yoav and Gali, Rapso, Jose, and staff are all encompassing, friendly, and provide anything you might need. Jose even removed a large intimidating spider within minutes from our balcony! They seem like they always know when you need help to carry luggage or anything!

You feel like family and theres no review I could write to explain that. The tea house is the perfect spot for breakfasts or lunch. With a full view of the Horizon and all natural foods from their garden, every meal is perfection.

In addition, Yoav and Gali are by far the most well connected spiritual souls so when they teach yoga you are in for an outer body meditative journey.

I can't say enough positivity about this establishment. All I can say is that if you visit them you surely will have a life changing experience. You will leave restored and with a new light for life. I can't imagine many hotels and vacations are able to provide that.

Thanks for changing my life!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 14 (including 6 teenage boys) arrived at Horizon last Monday. Yoav and Gali could not have been more warm or welcoming. The accommodations are perfect and the food is incredible. We originally were just going to have lunch at Horizon every day. Somehow everyone seems to also show up for breakfast too. Gali knows how to keep the boys full. The staff is just as lovely. Between yoga and massages for the adults, surfing in a perfect spot, along with horseback riding etc....it has been a great family vacation. Sadly, it is ending to soon. I originally came to Horizon by myself. I always felt safe and had the exact same experience. Yoav and Gali have created a very special place. Thank you Yoav and Gali for everything this week!!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I hadn't been to Santa Theresa since 2008 and I was a little nervous about taking my wife with me since she doesn't surf but this place was perfect. The rooms are beautiful with gorogeous views, air conditioning, and even a hammock on the balcony. The place is extermely well run down to the smallest details (our room was always cleaned when we returned from breakfast every morning- we never even saw the housekeeping staff.) The yoga studio is one of the nicest i've ever seen and the smoothies at the restaurant are delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend renting ATVs to explore the area (we didn't have a car and didn't need one.) Overall, I think this is my favorite place for a surf trip and I can't wait to get back for a longer stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I can't say enough great things about our experience at Horizon.....Gali and Yoav were absolutely amazing, kind, helpful and went above and beyond at every turn. The rooms were immaculate, the view was breathtaking, the location perfect, we could walk everywhere. The staff were very nice and always around to help out when needed. The yoga classes were diverse and fantastic with a yoga tree house that rested on top of the world with a view that would rival anything in Costa Rica. We will go back without a doubt and I would recommend Horizon to all of my friends!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hola! Santa Teresa is beautiful & horizon yoga hotel is nothing short of perfection. We stayed in the ocean view cabin #1 and thought it was perfect. The owners Yoav and Gali are also very kind and helpful. As soon as you arrive, you acknowledge their warmth and genuine desire to make sure you are getting the stay you would like. The staff was also very helpful , and yoga was outstanding. The view from the yoga deck was by far my favorite place I've practiced yet. Just imagine Meditation with ocean sounds , birds chirping, and random howler monkeys calling...what's not to love!?! We ate breakfast twice at the tea room and both times impressed with the quality and detail of the food. I can't wait to go back :)

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Horizon Ocean View Hotel and Yoga Center

Address: Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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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 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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