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“Paradise on the beach!”
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One of the Many Beautiful Views right in front of your apartment
looking west from inside your apartment
Patio with Comfortable Lounge Chairs
you can take the Lounge Chairs to the Beach
living & Dining Area
you could be sitting here, looking at the rainbow, in paradise
Comfortable Living Room
You will have plenty of opportunities to see monkeys
Fully equipped modern kitchen Kitchen
Looking into the Bedroom
Queen Size Bed
Modern Bathroom with Marble Counter Top
Looking out your Door and Outdoor Shower
there are seveeral varieties of flowering trees around Plumita Pacifica
relax in the hammock under the palms
archway to the beach
Looking West
Mario caught this right in front
this baby turtle will grow to weigh 200+ lbs.
have another ripe one
south end of the beautiful beach in front of your apartment
that's Lola, she lives up the Beach
Looking North
Looking South
Where your apartment is at sunset
Sunsets at Plumita Pacifica!
Many beautiful sunsets right in front of your apartment
your apartment is still in the background
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Playa Junquillal, Province of Guanacaste

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nwbg
St. Albert, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Beach-modest accommodation”
Reviewed January 24, 2016 for a stay in November 2015

This property is located on a fairly quiet beach, but not so quiet that you can leave your belongings unattended. Apartment consists of two very small rooms, with air conditioning located in the living area and not the sleeping area (definitely a negative). There are three rental units in this complex. The one we rented was definitely in need of fresh paint, replacement of kitchen items, pillows and linens. An electric coffee maker is not standard issue but apparently may be available upon request. Several restaurants and two small grocery stores are within walking distance. The town has no cab service so having your own transportation would be preferable. Probably a good choice for a young traveler, but for those who enjoy comfort and cleanliness it may be advisable to check other rentals in this very small, quiet town.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jan 25, 2016
Well, I obviously did not do a good job of informing these guests of the fact that 1. Yes, the apartment does need paint and is scheduled for that. 2. The floor fan brings the cool air from the living room right into the bedroom, since the two rooms are adjacent. 3. I expressly tell my guests that they can put the lounge chairs and the plastic chairs anywhere outside that they wish, leave them there all day long, and not worry that anything will be stolen. I also ask them to bring them to the apartment at night (that's only logical). 4. Yes, a coffee maker is available on request and I show them the "tico" method of making coffee, which makes better coffee than a coffee maker, and that is always in the kitchen! 5. What can I say about pots and pans? They're better than the ones I've had in hotel kitchenettes in the U.S. but of course they are not "gourmet", and this guest might have been pleasant enough to mention that the kitchen is a full, U.S. style kitchen, not a "kitchenette" and completely equipped, as I like to say, "right down to the toothpicks". 6. I guess not everyone likes the same kinds of sheets, pillows, etc. but at least everything was neat and CLEAN. 7. Had they asked I could have told them how to get cab service. After all, this is Costa Rica, where nothing is exactly like it is in the U.S., but cab service is only a phone call away. 7. Therefore, for those who like comfort, cleanliness, tranquility and a safe place to relax... it doesn't get much better than Plumita Pacifica. 8. As an after thought, maybe I should have asked them if this was there first trip to C.R., where it's best to leave all your gringo expectations at home and be prepared to "go with the flow of C.R"... PURA VIDA!!!
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Scooter29...
Coquitlam, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Paradise on the beach!”
Reviewed January 24, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

ust spent a fantastic 8 nights here. Everything was just great. Off the grid and very quiet. If you want the party scene Tamarindo is a short 30 minute drive away. You won't need a 4X4 to get here but if you want to explore, I recommend one. Only thing I would like in the unit is a more comfortable couch to be able to stretch out on after a hard day in the sun and surf. Everything else in the unit is great. If you are lucky enough you will get to witness turtles coming onto the beach at night or if the eggs are hatching, the hatchery releases at sunset and you can go release the baby turtles to the sea. All in all we are very satisfied with our stay and will return if available on our next trip to Costa Rica. Thanks Gary for being a wonderful host!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The couch :(
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 25, 2016
Thank you Scott for the nice review... And if the apartment could accommodate a larger couch it would have one... In the meantime I invite you, the next time you're here (any who read this), to stretch out on my big double hammock in the shade of a coconut palm!
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sarah p
stoneycreek
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect place to relax!”
Reviewed January 17, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

My husband and I stayed at Gary's place for 2 nights while travelling through the area but after leaving wish it was for longer. If you are looking for a place that seems to be "off the map" then this is it! The apartment is ideal, clean, has all the comforts needed, great AC (if desired) and still space to spread out. The area is a little remote but that is the attraction. Do not come here expecting a bar scene, this is a place to have a drink on the patio, watch the amazing sunsets, or sit in a hammock and listen to the surf/ read a book. As mentioned in other reviews, strongly recommend getting your groceries before arriving, i.e. in Santa Cruz, as the local stores are limited in their variety (particularly meat) and of course a little more expensive. We only tried one place for dinner, Tatonka (?) Hotel and Restaurant, GREAT pizza! It was a short walk down the road and yes it is dark so we found our flashlights extremely useful.
The beach! Absolutely beautiful, walk for miles, clean, swim friendly. There is a very active volunteer group located in the area that attempts to protect the turtle eggs/ release of young as well as assists with the cleaning the beach. We were lucky enough to witness the release of Olive Ridley turtles so if in the area ask the volunteers if any are due and they allow you to watch- no flash photography please! We did admire their efforts and the advances they have made in area, i.e. reduced lighting on the beach, not using white lights etc- great job!
Gary is a very accomodating and more than happy to provide suggestions for restaurants etc. when requested. He has a great spot and can see why he never wanted to leave after finding it!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 18, 2016
Hi Sarah & Dave... thanks for the great review! I look forward to seeing you again. :-)
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quivira13...
Lake Quivira, KS
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect location”
Reviewed January 8, 2016 for a stay in November 2015

If you would like a beautiful stretch of beach almost all to yourselves, nearby great restaurants and a cozy apartment - this is the place for you. We loved the view from the apartment which was about 50 meters from the ocean. The hammock was even closer to the beach. Gary is an enthusiastic host. His dinner recommendations were excellent. We ate twice at the restaurant owned by the Dutch couple and twice at the local "tico" place. Both could be walking distance but the road is very dark at night so I would suggest driving. You probably need a car here anyway as you are about 1 1/2 hours from the Iberia airport. Last stretch of road is dirt - do yourselves a favor and rent an SUV or Jeep (we did not but will next time). This was our first trip to Costa Rica but we plan to return.
Also, we did some cooking in the apartment that was well equipped. I would suggest stopping at one of the larger grocery stores on the way in - since there is only a small grocery store nearby.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 9, 2016
Hi Mary... Thank you for the nice review! (But 4x4 is not necessary, except maybe during September and October, if you're planning on doing a lot of touring around.)
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Andie591
Neillsville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“Beautiful Ocean, Friendly and accomodating”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Location is a little far from nightlife- but there are a few restaurants and bars within walking distance - just not an active nightlife. Location is perfect for a couple looking to just spend time with each other. Owner is very nice, and will help in any way he can. Beach is perfect. Lovely sunsets every night. Coconuts and even monkeys in the trees.

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Liked best: The beach
Traveling group: Friends
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howdoyout...
1 review
“Sand, sun & surf”
Reviewed January 13, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing vacation with very little to worry about then you found it! We enjoyed 8 nights at Plumita Pacifica and were able to both cook for ourselves and find places to eat. It is also relatively close to other popular beaches. We highly recommend this property for your next holiday :)

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Management Response
Jan 14, 2015
Hi Debbie & Andre... thanks for the nice review! I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again.
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janies201...
Spokane, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“What a great location!”
Reviewed January 13, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

This was one of the most perfect locations you can imagine. Literally no one in this area is a close to this incredible beach! The area is perfect with plenty to do close by, or absolutely nothing at all if you want. Our stay was relaxing and very enjoyable and our host Gary Davis was friendly, helpful and always ready to chat without being intrusive in the least. The only thing we would do differently next time is stay somewhere with a pool. We did miss that option of cooling down in fresh water. We also felt that a little money needed to be spent on some of the basic amenities in the unit such as dishes and towels. Other than that it's a great place for the money and we would recommend it.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: No pool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 14, 2015
Hi Jane & Rick... Thanks for the nice review!
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