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Cabinas Vista al Mar

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Drake Bay 605003 Costa Rica
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#17 of 62 Specialty lodging in Drake Bay
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Our Lodge is located about 30 Minutes away from of the small town of Agujitas, right on the beautiful swimming and snorkelling beach. Our Lodge can be reached from there by boat or hiking. The beaches and bays (Caletas) are right in front of our lodge. Little Coves and a lot of small sand beaches limited by volcanic rocks. This 1A combination of Corcovado rain forest and Pacific ocean is unique. Our Lodge is fully surrounded by primary and secondary forest. At the Vista al Mar Lodge, there are three breezy cabinas available, each with a double and a single bed and a private bathroom. Further there are camping platforms with fireplace and bathroom usage. In the Manor the meals will be prepaired and enjoyed in an easy, familiar atmosphere. From the beginning of 2010 we got 110V electricty on our property.
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Property amenities
Wifi
Swimming pool toys
Breakfast available
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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Christine M wrote a review Jan 2020
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Truly my secret hideaway .... Paradise .... the crickets chant at the top of their little lungs. The monkeys make you aware who is boss. The array of butterflies, birds and other wild life. The cabins are basic, the food is outstanding and Werner and Mari are the best hosts. Also lovely Beto who takes your luggage from the boat, way way up to your cabin. The beach and beaches are endless. The trails through the rainforest are full of surprises. From all the steps I climbed I think I grew a new set of lunges and boy did my thighs trim down.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Joseph B wrote a review Dec 2019
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My wife, mother-in-law and I really enjoyed our stay here.The hosts, Werner and Mari, were very welcoming, friendly, and accommodating throughout our visit. They provided GREAT food at both breakfast and dinner, and lots of it. Werner also helped us by arranging transportation for onward travel. The rooms are essentially large, rustic cabins with a full bath. A fan was provided to cool things down, but by late evening it was not necessary. Shower has only cold water, but it was welcome relief after long hot days of hiking and other activities. One thing we could have used were hooks and/or a clothesline outside for hanging wet clothes out to dry. From our porch we saw monkeys, macaws, and more. The grounds are very nice and contain lots of little creatures such as frogs and lizards. The location is great in my opinion; it's far enough into the jungle that you feel somewhat isolated from other lodges, but in reality you could easily walk to nearby lodges and into town if you want. It is also very close to the Drake Bay Trail, which leads to numerous beautiful beaches and lots of jungle to explore. However, this lodge (and others in the area) is only accessible by boat, or by foot from town (Drake Bay). Check with Werner to ask more about getting there. A couple warnings: like many places in Drake Bay/Corcovado, Cabinas Vista al Mar sits above the Drake Bay Trail. After arriving by boat and accessing the nearby trail, you have to climb a set of stairs from the trail to reach the lodge.The cabins are accessed by another, shorter set of steps above the main lodge/dining area. If you have disabilities or otherwise believe you would have difficulty with this, you may want to consider something in town. Also, if you are looking for a hotel experience, this place is not for you. Most people come here for the jungle and getting this close to it for a reasonable price means you will forgo things such as fine furnishings, daily maid service, air conditioning, and televisions. If you are OK with that, and your focus is on experiencing the jungle and all that comes with it, then you should do fine staying here. I highly recommend Cabinas Vista al Mar!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: For more privacy, choose one of the stand-alone cabins, not the duplex. But all are good locations.
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Ken U wrote a review Mar 2019
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Stayed for a week in March 2019. Cabins are at the top of the hill and overlook the jungle an provide good views of the sea. Magnificent property. Clean and well kept. Has one of the best beaches we saw on the north peninsula. Close to town and nature parks. We chose this place a as a base for our daily hikes along the coastal trail which worked out great. Saw many monkeys and birds on the property each day. In fact, we saw just as much wildlife from our cabin as we did during our hikes. The view from the cabin are amazing. You look over the jungle and sea. Werner and Mari were excellent hosts and tended to all our needs. They knew the area well and helped us coordinate boats and taxis to make or visit hassle free. We will visit again for sure.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: 3 cabins. All are excellent. Good bed. Toilet and Shower. No A/C, but always a good breeze on the...
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Judith W wrote a review Nov 2018
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This location is great for people who want to enjoy and learn Pura Vida. It is a bit to walk uphill but afterwards you will have a great look to the ocean. The beach is just used by guests, hence not crowded. We could observe Tucans, monkeys and hummingbirds. Werner and Mari are great owners. We talked a lot, got information about the country and the costarican lifestyle. They are preparing great and tasty meals and Mari is decorating the walls with great paintings. We had a relaxing time and would not hesitate to come back. Really to recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from WernerKac, Inhaber at Cabinas Vista al Mar
Responded Mar 25, 2019
Pura vida Gracias werner y mari
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Alyssa Sofia O wrote a review Sep 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first time traveling alone and I wanted to go somewhere beautiful and relaxing! Somewhere that could take my troubles away and make me feel at peace! Bahia Drake is a beautiful island surrounded by beautiful plants and high top trees, along with the sound of the monkeys in the distance, or the tucán singing in the morning as well as the waves crashing upon shore! If you love nature, And don’t mind being in a top notch hotel and want to feel like a welcomed family member then this is the perfect place to be! Marie and Werner are the nicest host to be around. They make breakfast, lunch and dinner for you and make sure you are always comfortable! They have great views of the ocean and the forest! I definitely need to go back soon!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from WernerKac, Inhaber at Cabinas Vista al Mar
Responded Sep 25, 2018
pura vida! Werner y mari
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PRICE RANGE
$115 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabinas Vista al Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Cabinas Vista al Mar?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabinas Vista al Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, a business center, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Cabinas Vista al Mar?
Top room amenities include an additional bathroom, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Cabinas Vista al Mar?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cabinas Vista al Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.
Does Cabinas Vista al Mar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cabinas Vista al Mar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Cabinas Vista al Mar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabinas Vista al Mar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Does Cabinas Vista al Mar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.