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West Playa Rajada 800, 51001 Costa Rica
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#60 of 357 B&Bs / Inns in Province of Guanacaste
Recreo Resort, a 63-acre mountain and beach estate near Playa Rajada is just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Liberia airport. Choose from one of our private villas, all with private pools and ocean views. During the holidays,included in the price of the All-Inclusive package are airport transfers, a villa cook and housekeeper, all meals and beverages, concierge and all onsite activities including kayaking, tennis, mountain biking, hiking, snorkeling and a range of beach activities.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
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Non-smoking rooms
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Elida and Ryan Kane wrote a review Feb 2020
Bloomington, Minnesota
We stayed at a villa, El Cielo Bonito, through Recreo with two other couples. Our house was huge and each couple had their own bathroom. Roomy living area and dining area for gathering and our favorite was the plunge pool overlooking the Pacific. The location has a lookout point for amazing views and sunsets, a tennis and basketball court and fitness facility for use. There are also a variety of items for use such as coolers, beach chairs, floaties, snorkel gear etc that you can checkout for no additional charge. Recreo helps you do it all. Our concierge, David, checked on us daily to answer questions, provide us with anything we needed, and helped us to book our excursions and any needed transportation. David was absolutely amazing - because of him we experienced some amazing adventures and he ensured that our stay was nothing short of spectacular. We did decide to book an in-house chef for the week, and this was the best decision! Only $200 per couple for the week for all cooked (and cleaned up) meals. Carlos was our chef - the food was amazing and he was so kind and helpful. The food at every meal was perfection and we did not go hungry!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Connector252931 wrote a review Aug 2019
Costa Rica
We really wanted to love this hotel. Dreams Las Mareas was the last stop of our honeymoon. I’m sad to say that due to the unfriendly staff and the fact that both my husband and I experienced bad stomach issues while staying here, we won’t be returning. The grounds are beautiful and the beach is lovely, but the food is average at best. There is a wide selection of different restaurants which is nice, but the quality of the food is quite poor. The staff do not seem happy to be there. Not a friendly atmosphere.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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luvfl4 wrote a review May 2019
washington dc
We had the most amazing stay at Recreo! This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We rented the four bedroom villa (El Cielo Bonito) It was beautiful and charming. David the concierge, was extremely helpful and kind. The cooks, Sandra and Rosa prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. We loved all their wonderful meals. They definitely spoiled us. Everyone at Recreo was friendly, thoughtful and courteous. We saw the white face monkeys multiple times from the villa. The beach was not crowded and we spent many hours there. Our kids loved it! Everything exceeded our expectations. We were sad to leave. We hope to visit Recreo again.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
nycnieves wrote a review Mar 2018
Aquebogue, New York
We went with two families- 4 adults and 5 children ages 5,6, 8,8, 10. We had a very relaxing laid back overdue family vacation. Villa 7 was perfect for our crew. My husband and I had the 2nd story master suite. One of my favorite parts of the whole vacation was sleeping in the king bed without the AC while the warm breeze blew through the screen doors across my bed each night. Every morning we looked out to see blue skies and the gorgeous pacific ocean (bay like swimming). Our children loved the pool and our own little private beach- Playa Rajada we will miss you! Technically not private but it felt like that during the weekdays. We did a bunch of excursions that David, the concierge, organized and arranged for us. Our chef, Ernesto, was spectacular. We ate delicious homemade food and desserts so no extra pounds were gained. They had the house stocked with fresh groceries and alcohol which we arranged a couple weeks prior. We saw white face monkeys around our villa too- so very cool. All the staff at Recreo were super friendly and helpful. The people within the community that surrounds Recreo were very friendly and we felt very safe. If you are looking for a vacation that feels like you live locally, in luxury of course, and don't want to cook or clean this is for you. It's not a tourist type vacation but there is a near by all inclusive resort you could get a day pass to visit. We also rented a van from the airport and drove into la cruz for souvenirs and a local bite to eat. Guanacaste is so beautiful. Everywhere we drove mountains were in the background including volcanos and the beautiful pacific. We cant wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
sarahZ6239ID wrote a review Dec 2017
Leonia, New Jersey
My Husband and I had a one week getaway (from work, kids, and city life) and stayed in a villa at Recreo. We LOVED the house and the views. Each villa is so private on this mountain that is lush with flowering plants, trees and wild life. We had a views of the ocean from our bedroom and pool side. Everything was clean and well maintained. It felt like a very special place. We used the tennis courts twice and hiked up the mountain to watch the sunset. There is a great place at the top with view of the ocean and Nicaragua. We also had some great day trips: sport fishing with Ryan Lindy Day charters, mountain biking, Zip-lining & white water tubing at Hacienda Guachipelin, hiking at Rincon Valcano National Park (awesome), and snorkeling on local rocky reefs. Yes, we had a very active, relaxing, trip! David was our host at Recreo and he assisted us in booking all of our events. He was very informative and helpful. Eblin ws our chef and I got to practice lots of Spanish with him. He was a blast and he was a fantastic cook. Really enjoyed having a local to connect with and to learn more about Costa Rican culture with. I highly recommend Recreo. It is a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Recreo
Which popular attractions are close to Recreo?
Nearby attractions include Playa Rajada (0.7 miles), Playa Copal (4.3 miles), and ATVBeach (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Recreo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Is parking available at Recreo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Recreo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Plaza Copal Restaurant And Tourist Information, Tatay Cafe Restaurante And Seafood, and The Naked Indian Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Recreo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.