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“Villa Cascada July 2014” 5 of 5 stars
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Playa Ocotal Costa Rica | Ocotal Pacific Ocean Costa Rica, Playa Ocotal 76049, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Playa Ocotal B&B and Inns
Austin, Texas
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“Villa Cascada July 2014”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family is now on our 4th trip to Costa Rica with 3 trips at Villa Cascada and once at Villa Ocotal! We will always go back, and hope to live there in the future. The people of Costa Rica are so humble and the staff at the Villas have such a servant's heart. Breakfast has not been the same since we returned last month. Even though I learned how to make the 3 P.M. guacamole, it somehow isn't the same taste without the ocean view. Ziplining and deep sea fishing are a must for my family, but Villa Cascada is one of two places where my husband will actually relax, have fellowship with friends & family, and leave the work phone in the United States. This is priceless! Please put the Villas on your bucket list and enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2014, 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
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Surfside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Most magical wedding ever. The venue, food, staff, location could not be better. I would recommend the Villa Cascada to anyone. There were 33 of us. Everyone had a great time. This is the right place for family and friends. The pool is fantastic. The food is unbelievable. Costa Rica is a great county with warm inviting people that smile all the time. We were there during World Cup and the pride of the citizens was palpable. There were memorable experiences for all, canopy tour, river tour, snorkeling excursion, wave runners, anything you want will be arranged for you. All went off according to plan all week. The staff was very accommodating and all our needs were met with a smile. We had 10 children under 13 and all were entertained continuously. The beach below the villas is waveless and great snorkeling that rivals many places I have visited in Mexico and Hawaii, but better!! The rooms were very well appointed and comfortable. We had a jetted tub and unbelievable view. I want to go back every year as long as I can. We stayed at Villa Ocotal seven years ago and we had a wonderful time. I hope it will not be that long for the next visit. We are starting our plan as I write this. Pura Vida. Salud Costa Rica. The weather was great, not a drop of rain. Warm breeze in afternoon and beautiful sunsets.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wonderful vacation. Upon arrival to the moment you leave you feel like you have stepped into a fairy tale. We stayed for a week along w/ 3 other families, so 8 adults and 7 kids ranging from 2-16.
Meals 3 times a day and snacks between that were all delicious. Fresh pineapple, mango, kiwi, watermelon & avocado at your fingertips. Fresh guacamole and chips and I think they even have some secret recipe for popcorn.
The rooms, dining area, common area, pool areas at all times feel comfortable and inviting. The pool and tiki area were definitely the preferred destination, but never will you feel anything but happiness wherever you are at the villa. Wifi was available and best in the tiki area, but believe me... You won't miss it. Rooms do not have tv's, they are in common areas and you won't miss them either.
The staff are wonderful! Courteous, friendly and always accommodating from Herman, to the chef, house and grounds keepers, and property manager. Rooms and common areas always clean and tidy. Laundry service is available and back in a few hours.
The beach is a short walk away. It is uphill a bit on the way back, so be prepared to exert yourself a bit. The view morning, noon or night and rain or shine is always breathtaking.
Expect to see some local wildlife and awaken at least a few times to the howler monkeys. Magpie jays visited often around meals and snacks and liked to steal a lil bite to eat. Lizard, iguanas, bugs, spiders, monkeys, raccoons & coatis were all seen close by. We took 2 excursions with Avispa. Horseback ride to ziplines and mud bath at hot springs and whitewater rafting. We thoroughly enjoyed both.
I assure you that if you choose Villa Ocotal for a getaway that you will in no way be disappointed. Congrats to Costa Rica who won their first game in the World Cup during our stay. It was exciting to hear the cheers and pride in your team as we sat outside enjoying the sunshine.
Pura Vida!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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United, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We just had a perfect trip to Villa Ocotal! Staff is very helpful, so pleasant to be with and not a big deal we didn't speak Spanish. They were very accommodating. Food is very good, property is well maintained and lots of room for everyone. We have a 2 year old and it was great for small children. This was the most relaxing, peaceful vacation. Highly recommend to stay at this beach for quiet and relaxation. Easy to get to town or any sightseeing activities you want to do. We recommend requesting German and Doris and Freddy. The hill is a little steep to the house, if you have any issues recommend renting golf cart. This is a beautiful beach, very clean! Very flexible vacation to do lots or little activity. We also really enjoyed the band that came to visit. I had 2 massages and they were amazing! They come right to your room. Other guests did the canopy tour and river tour, they really enjoyed and easy to book.

Recommend: bring small bills for tipping. Pack less, they do your laundry! Pack lots of sunblock and bug spray!!! At the airport bring $ cash for tax and go to small bank just past the really long line bank.

Love this place and fell in love with Costa Rica!

Room Tip: All rooms are about the same except the view. Rooms on front have view of ocean.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was our second visit to Villa Ocotal. If that doesn't say it all, then let me say that we are already planning a third trip. This is the definition of a vacation. The staff is so kind and attentive; they work very hard to make sure that relaxation is your only worry for the entire week, your only decision is which cocktail to start off with. The food is amazing and plentiful. The rooms, the pool and the grounds are clean well kept. I have recommended Villa Ocotal to anyone willing to listen and will continue to do so, because it lets me revisit my experience all over again. Thank you for 2 of the best vacations I've ever had!!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
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Flower Mound, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our trip. It was total relaxation for us which is exactly what we needed. Our friends are literally still talking about it (so are we) and it has now been 4 months! She said it was her 3rd best vacation ever and she has been just about all around the world. She travels for internationally for business. The rooms were clean and cold!! Everything was absolutely perfect. We got the much needed rest and way too much food! They even cooked the Mahi Mahi that our husbands caught one day. Amazing. German was wonderful and very accommodating and so was Doris. They fulfilled our every need. She even did extra laundry the day we were leaving so we didn’t have to pack sweaty clothes!!! Our excursions were absolutely the best. We Zip-lined, enjoyed the Mud bath and Lunch. It was different from when we went a few years ago, so it was still fun and exciting for us. We walked around the island, had manicures, pedicures and massages. Took full advantage of your services! Thank you and we definitely want to go again soon.

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  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was the most incredible trip I've ever been on. The unit (La Paz) was clean, comfortable, had many amenities, and the staff were extremely attentive. I highly recommend this villa and I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa Ocotal Costa Rica | Ocotal Pacific Ocean Costa Rica, Playa Ocotal 76049, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Ocotal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Ocotal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All inclusive luxury resort style villas. Located within easy walking distance of a beautiful beach. Full Staff provides the best of both all worlds. You enjoy the privacy of your own villa without the expense of cooking or cleaning. Everything is taken care of by the staff. Large semi-private pool, private swim up bar, daily maid and laundry service included ... more   less 
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Barefoot Vacation Villas Costa Rica/Playa Ocotal

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