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“Best Vacation Ever - Paradise on the Beach”
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One of the Many Beautiful Views
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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30 reviews
One of the Many Beautiful Views
You will have plenty of opportunities to see this
Sunsets at Plumita Pacifica!
Fully Kitchen
Patio with Comfortable Lounge Chairs
Lounge Chairs to the Beach
Dining Area
Comfortable Living Room
Looking into the Bedroom
Queen Size Bed
Modern Bathroom with Marble Counter Top
Looking out your Door and Outdoor Shower
looking west from inside your apartment
Looking South
Looking West
She lives up the Beach Aways
Where Your Apartment is at sunset
Many Beautiful Sunsets
My caretaker Mario might catch you a fish
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Playa Junquillal, Province of Guanacaste

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Moon C
Bremerton, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Vacation Ever - Paradise on the Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
1
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Gary calls his rental, Plumita Pacifica, a slice of paradise. He's spot on. We thoroughly enjoyed our eight nights of paradise at Plumita Pacifica. The room is very comfortable, with a fully equipped kitchen where we made our breakfasts and lunches. The bedroom is nice and the bathroom has a spacious shower. But what makes this place so wonderful is the view - and what a view!! From our room, which had wall-to-wall glass windows and sliding doors, we could the rolling surf and the bright blue sky. Just a few steps from our door we could take long walks on the perfect beach. During the day the palm grove provided welcome shade from the sun, and at night we had the perfect view for watching the sunsets. We even saw the elusive "green flash"!

Plumita Pacifica is a great place to see local wildlife. We saw pelicans, egrets, hawks, magpies, squirrels, lizards, jumping marlin, devil rays, hermit crabs, and land crabs. We also had a surprise visitor - a young howler monkey came within 10 feet of our door one morning! My husband saw manta rays while swimming (but don't try that if you're not an experienced ocean swimmer). We also saw a large group of howler monkeys crossing the road just behind the rental. In fact, we got better monkey photos at Plumita Pacifica than we did on the wildlife tour we took!

We were looking for the perfect place to kick back and relax and we definitely found it. We chose not to rent a car and we didn't regret it. There are a few great restaurants within easy walking distance. There's also a little grocery store where you can get basics for breakfast and lunch just down the road. A larger store is only a mile away (be sure to make that walk in the morning as it gets hot in the afternoon). Local, "tico" restaurants are only a short drive away. If you don't have a car, a local company will drive you for a small fee.

Our stay at Plumita Pacifica was one of our best vacations ever! We highly recommend it.

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
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4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The view and the price.
Liked least: I got sunburned.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Feb 28, 2013
Hi Moon... thank you very much for taking the time to write a review... and such a great one at that! Gary :-)
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Mandarin0...
San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Bargain.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

This vacation rental is a bargain, the property is located right on the beach. The beach is secluded, clean and beautiful. The apartment is clean, comfortable and well appointed. Gary, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. There's a well stocked mini market about a mile away where you'll find just about anything you might want in order to prepare your own meals. Great place to have a relaxing and inexpensive vacation.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: View.
Liked least: Nothing really.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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NSKramer
Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“What more do you need?!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

We stayed two nights at Plumita Pacifica on our way further south. The rental units (there are two) are well-equipped, with a full kitchen, air conditioning, wifi and a separate bedroom...there is furniture for both inside and outside. The property is beachfront, with a dark sand beach and decent wave action for boogie boards, but surfing is about 200m to the north. There are several decent places to eat within walking distance, and a supermarket within 1km. The best part of Plumita is, however, the owner, who is both a wonderful guide to Costa Rica (and actually wrote one entitled "So You Want to Live in Costa Rica?") and a terrific story-teller...

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: Stunning sunsets!
Liked least: I prefer white sand beach...
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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David P
Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing and Laid Back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 for a stay in January 2011

My wife and I have stayed at Plumita Pacifica for a month on three seperate occasions and have really enjoyed the excellent location and the comfort of our accommodation. The owner Gary and his staff create a very comfortable and tranquil environment. There are half a dozen restaurants within walking distance and the supermarket is only 2 kilometers away. The house is situated on a beautiful beach with wonderful sunsets and is an excellent place to walk on any time of the day.

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
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4 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: location
Liked least: no pool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 20, 2012
Very nice review David... Thank you!!!
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piwoman
Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You will not be disappointed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in November 2011

My wife and I stayed at this most beautiful place three times. The last time was in Nov/2011 for 10 days of pure bliss. The accommodations are very clean, as a care taker and his wife are on site 24/7 and security is not an issue. We leased a car from Liberia and parking is in a lighted area. There are two units and they are very modern. The beach is beautiful and you can walk to a restaurant in just about 10 minutes along the beach. There are many wonderful places to eat nearby. The road is not too bad, we did not have a 4x4 and there is no problem. The owner is very concerned about your well-being. We will return in a heart beat. The location on the beach is absolutely stunning. We either lounged under the palm trees or on the beach. It is so quiet and peaceful. We took a couple day trips, but for us we have been there before and now just wanted to relax and enjoy the local food in the towns nearby. Gary, the owner, will give you good advice if you ask. The caretaker does not speak much English. It gave us a chance to practice my Spanish. Again a great rate and you will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Clean, price to rent, closeness to towns and airport
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Gimmemo_1...
Royal Oak, MI
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Omg. Secluded and on the beach! The best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
2
people found this review helpful

Couldn't find better value for this great quiet beach location, known by surfers who come each end of day to practice. This beach is very quiet. Occasional local residents will stroll by, and they are friendly. We booked for two nights. It was the end of our holiday, coming from lots of hiking in the volcanic trails, etc...we wanted to just relax. The place is awesome. Gary is the owner and has two appartments available, so if you are traveling two couples, you can book both lower appartments. We could not believe the view and the sunsets. You can walk the beach for miles. The one bedroom apartment was great. The bed was comfortable and all amenities were just enough. You buy local groceries and drinks for your stay and can cook your meals in your little kitchen. There is air conditioning and fans too. There is no TV, but there is wifi available. Some awesome restaurants are very close by and offer delicious meals. At one of them, when you go around four thirty, you can see the howler monkeys in the trees. I recommend it. If I go back, I will definitively stay there. Oh, the roads to get to Playa Junquillial are one of the best ones in that region. It is newly paved uNlikeTamarindo road which is really bumpy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Location location location
Liked least: The huge frogs outside
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Jiraks
Waucoma, Iowa
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beach is literally out the front door!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
1
person found this review helpful

What an awesome place to stay and at a GREAT value!!!

This was the only place that actually said beachfront and they weren't kidding. You slide open the patio door, walk about 100 ft. and you are in the water! If we felt like taking a walk, boogie boarding - whatever, it was right there.

My husband I were wanting to experience Costa Rica at our own pace and Plumita Pacifica allowed us to do so. We came and went as we pleased. We felt safe there. The apartment had a kitchen and as much as I hate cooking, we fixed some of our own meals. The restaurants in the area are very delicious and low priced for the amount of food received.

The best part about this area is that it is not crowded. At any given time, there was maybe only 20 people on the beach - in either direction as far as the eye could see.

It will be hard going on another trip anywhere that says beachfront - and you have to weave around people, chairs, and pools. Plumita Pacificia is the place you go if you want relaxtion and solitude.

Don't forget to visit the turtle hatchery, just down the beach.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Location, location, location
Liked least: Internet was a little slow at times...but you're on vacation, you are suppose to be unplugged.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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