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Buena Vista Beach Villas

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Discover the newest villas on Manuel Antonio Beach, the Buena Vista Beach Villas. Choose from a range of well-appointed rooms, located on a quiet stretch of Playa Espadilla. With just 8 units, guests are assured the Pura Vida life for which Costa Rica is so well known. Enjoy an onsite beach bar and restaurant, free Wi-Fi, and a location that gives you easy access to the world famous Manuel Anton
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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First of all, let me say the excellent reviews of the friendly staff and beach location are completely true. It is rare to find a hotel from which you can step out of your room and be almost right on the beach. Although I think the reviews of the food may be somewhat
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Property's Favorite Review
First of all there isn’t many hotels “on” the beach in Manuel Antonio. This hotel is nestled right in the sand and only has 5 units so it’s very private. It has a beach bar and restaurant so it does get busier during the day. I was greeted by Michael who spoke perfect English
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Response from PuraVidaChris, Manager at Buena Vista Beach Villas
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Jen for your 5 star review and for staying with us at BVBV. One small correction it's an 8 room hotel. We're grateful you enjoyed and are always glad to offer guests the hook it and cook it option when they catch fish. Remember future guests that Costa Rica is one of the top in and off shore fishing destinations in the world.... Pura Vida, Chris
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I stayed at Buena Vista for just over five weeks and when driving out of the parking lot, I teared up a bit as I felt like I was leaving behind family. The hotel, restaurant and bar have the friendliest, genuine and most helpful staff of any place I’ve ever stayed. No, it is not
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This property looks great on the website. Yes, you do get a great view of the beach, but our room (#804) was the worst. It is located right next to the restaurant bathroom, so every time someone closed the door, we could hear it slam. Plus if you were in our bathroom, you could
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We stayed for 4 nights in room 802 which was upstairs with a large patio. It looked like rooms 800 & 801 were probably same size & also had patios. We were thrilled with our choice of accommodations. The location could not be any better. It is literally on the beach. To us,
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Response from PuraVidaChris, Manager at Buena Vista Beach Villas
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Lena, for your review and stay with us at BVBV! Glad you enjoyed we like to think we are the most choice location on Playa Espadilla! Our concierge staff will point out where and how to walk anywhere or get a cab if need be! Our guests get access to our beach chairs, hammocks and umbrellas so no need to walk down the beach and rent. BUT we do offer beach club service for a small fee to guests not staying with us. You can see pricing on the website under the beach club tab!(coming soon) Pura Vdia, Chris
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Room 805. Taken from the door into the room. The two windows pictured face into the parking lot. There is one small desk and one nighstand (not pictured).
How expensive is the food on the property? Also, do rooms come with safes and refrigerators?
TripAdvisor will not let me include a link... so under the "About" tab there is a link to our grill with pricing. conversion rate from dollars to colones is around 600 CL to $1 yes the rooms have safes, but not all rooms have refrigerators. Some do so when you book you need to ask
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They will call a taxi upon request. There are some restaurants within easy walking distance, such as Marlins across from the beach (not the best) or others closer to the entrance to the park. There are other restaurants that are from 1/4 mile to 1 mile away but up a steep hill.
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How to book an ocean view room
Also recommend following up with them via email. They care a lot about optimizing your experience and can help make it awesome if you let them know ahead of time any questions, desires or needed advice.
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"Ask to be away from the kitchen area"
"Front 5 rooms."
"Avoid room 804 - queen."
"Only 8 rooms, but the 5 with the beach view are the place to be!"
"Consider a room with a balcony. Avoid room 805."
$192 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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