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“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHKi” 5 of 5 stars
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3 kilometers north of Playa Garza, Nosara, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Nosara
Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
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“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHKi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

AHKi is built to be in harmony with the incredible natural beauty that surrounds it. Karen and Greg have created a place that is, indeed, a sanctuary for the Soul. Every detail of this stunning retreat enhances your experience. The guest rooms are spacious, the common areas are beautiful and the food is great. There are wonderful views of the ocean and the mountains. At night the stars seem close enough to touch!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This place FEELS phenomenal. It is a place of rejuvenation and a reminder that we should always walk in mindfulness and be with nature. The staff goes above and beyond and l ive what they speak. The space is shared with mother nature; please be respectful when you stay at this amazing retreat.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Just returned from an amazing week at AHKi. What a beautiful place. The attention to detail and the convergence with nature are inspired. I was there for a week long retreat and it's an incredible place for such an experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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Fleetwood, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

A wonderful place where you can relax and be taken care of with healing meals, places to take in the beauty while you rock gently on a bed hammock, float in the serenity pool, listen to the monkeys as they pass by in the tall trees and drink in the peace of nature. Great excursions coordinated to meet my desires..........off to the beach for snorkeling/paddle boarding and awesome horseback riding into the mountains. I loved every minute of my week long stay and would return in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is a fantastic place, stayed ten days and it was high class all the way. Beautiful views, lovely breezes, amazing pool, and Karen and Greg (who own and personally run it) are fantastic. We held a retreat here and it had the most amazing food--truly a delicious and healthy treat to eat here every single day. The view from our open air meeting space was perfect to be in Pura Vida! Bravo!

Room Tip: Best room is #6 at the end (we stayed here three nights) and loved the balcony, but for even more pr...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

If you are looking for a serene space in which to plant yourself for a few days or a week, look no farther than AHKI. This beautifully designed retreat is perched on a hilltop, with stunning views to both the ocean and mountains. Not only will your senses be nourished by the birdsong, howler monkey greetings, refreshing salt water pool, and glorious sunrises and sunsets, you will also be nourished by the incredibly tasty food and authentically kind presence of the owners, Karen and Greg. A short drive from Playa Garza (great for swimming, especially at low tide) and about 20 minutes from Guiones, AHKI is a nicely situated hideaway that truly revives mind, body, and spirit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This a special, secluded spot, far from the developed tourist areas. The calming, fung shui style buildings and surrounding rainforest gardens are punctuated by a luxurious infinity swimming pool and upper yoga studio with unbelievable views. Screened in showers make your morning shower a commune with the rainforest. The white sand beaches of Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada are a short 20-30 min drive. Lots of cute little shops, restaurants and yoga studios in Nosara itself--and friendly locals. The hosts Karen and Greg gave us a lot of good ideas for activities and great restaurants--we loved Experiece Nosara Adventures. I broke my camera while there and Karen and Greg even loaned me theirs for the remainder of the trip. Oh, and I haven't
mentioned the food yet, they have a charming local chef that prepares all your meals personally and brings fresh coconut to
you while your in the pool. And we were charmed by the families of howler monkey that make their home in the trees around
AHKI. I only wish that there had been more yoga classes available. Very reasonable for what you get!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about AHKi B&B Retreat

Address: 3 kilometers north of Playa Garza, Nosara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Nosara
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AHKí Retreat is an intimate yet spacious facility, infused with simple elegance. A short hike from the main house, down a natural stone path are six guest rooms that accommodate up to 3 per room. Each room has a private bath and large unique, luxurious indoor/outdoor shower and patios that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys. Our main house offers grand views of the ocean, mountains and valleys. Enjoy good food, yoga, our mountain view pool and library for reading, films and games.Ahki is predominantly for group retreats. However, depending on availability, we may have special offers available for individual travelers if we are not booked with retreats. Please, email us through our website to inquire. ... more   less 

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