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Oakland, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I feel very lucky we found this gem nestled in the quiet end of Santa Theresa - right on the coast. Amazing location for surfing just outside your door, and just down the way from more surfing at Hermosa beach. Don and Rodrigo made us feel right at home with their warm hospitality and great conversation. Our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

The very best holiday finds deserve a great review but there's part of you that hopes they'll remain a closely guarded secret... This is the case with Casa Cecelia. The little privately-run hotel is nestled at the quiet end of Santa Teresa beach. It has a wide veranda that opens directly onto the sand. A hammock and amazing surf is... More 

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HotelCasaCecilia, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review

One of the greatest things about working here on the beach is the wonderful people that you meet. Gracias por venir, siempre! Pura Vida, Don More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I came down to Santa Teresa with my boyfriend and a couple of friends, we all stayed at Casa Cecilia for a week. I have no doubt that staying at Casa Cecilia made our trip exponentially more enjoyable. The location absolute perfection. You wake up on the beach, right in front of a great beach break for those who surf.... More 

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Thank Shadeh T
HotelCasaCecilia, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Cecilia. It is such a pleasure to make new friends. Thank you for visiting. Pura Vida, Don More 

Madrid, Spain
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Best place for quite, relaxing and comfortable stay, just on the beach. Don & Persy make you feel at home and both cook awesome eggs for breakfast. Rooms are large with a super comfy bed. Other guests are like friends and part of a family, including some iguanas ;-) Excellent restaurants around, walking few minutes or riding a bike. A... More 

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HotelCasaCecilia, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review

Sharing our little slice of the world is what we love doing. Please come visit again soon. Gracias, Don More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Been a frequent visitor to TripAdvisor but was never moved to contribute until my daughter and I stayed at Casa Cecilia last week. If Casa Cecilia itself hadn't stolen the headline it may have read, "Daughter forgoes college spring break to hang out in Costa Rica with Dad ! " Simply beautiful with the emphasis on simple. We found the... More 

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HotelCasaCecilia, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review

Wow. What can I say except we love what we do. Mil gracias para las palabras y sentido. Pura Vida, Paul and Carly. - Don More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We stayed 3 nights in the separate house (Cassandra) from the main building. Sleeps 4 comfortably and very private. The beach break is awesome and a nearby rock pile enables a quick paddle to the outer break. Beach itself in front of hotel is steep though and not appropriate for little kids. A 5 minute drive north is another flatter... More 

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HotelCasaCecilia, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review

Many thanks to you for coming to visit us here on the beach. We hope that you will be able to come again soon. Pura Vida - Don More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We stayed at Casa Cecilia and loved it. The hotel is right on the beach and far enough out of town to have total peace and quiet but close enough for restaurants and bars. We stayed in the upstairs Jungle room which was light, airy and plenty big enough. Breakfast is fantastic too!

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Donald M, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for staying with us here on the beach. It is always a pleasure to make new friends. Please come back soon! Pura Vida! More 

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Last week we stayed at Casa Cecilia for 2 nights to celebrate my birthday. It was all that I wished for and more. What an amazing place. Super friendly staff and the hotel is beautifully located on the beach, but of walking distance to downtown Santa Teresa. Every morning Don brews fresh Costarican coffee which we enjoyed sitting on a... More 

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Donald M, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review

We are so very grateful for your kind words. Please come and visit us again! Pura Vida Don More 

Reston, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Don, Percy and the rest of the crew are awesome. Everything is perfect. We have been here 2 times and we keep falling more and more in love with it. It's right on the beach, the sand is beautiful and the water is crystal clear and warm. 2 big thumbs up!

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Donald M, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review
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Hope to see you again next year. Mil gracias para su visita! More 

Laguna Hills, California
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The location, people, food, and accommodations were beyond expectations. So nice to be on the sand yet hidden from view within the tree line and away from the dusty road along Playa Carmen. Very relaxing. For us Casa Cecilia embodied Pura Vida! Eager to return.

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Donald M, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this review

Muchas gracias for all the great energy. Please come back soon! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Casa Cecilia

Address: Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Casa Cecilia Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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