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Villa Buena Onda
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Mary, Florida
1 review
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“Family Vacation”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

What an amazing vacation. The Villa was spectacular and the service was absolutely fantastic. Dayana, Christian and Gabrielle were incredible. They catered to our every need. When we left, we felt like we were leaving family. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We just returned from 7 days at VBO. From the time we walked thru the door and were greeted by Cristian with tropical drinks, to the many wonderful memories throughout the week, I felt like I was in a fantasy land. Dayana, Cristian, and Gabriel the chef were attentive to our every whim, we even had Mahi sticks that Gabriel made for us with our fresh catch. Dayana knows about everything and I would certainly rely on her expertise when I got their to schedule excursions. The men went fishing for Marlin and Rooster fish, the transportation was non-existent, but Dayana came to the rescue and got it all worked out. When we HAD to leave, we felt like we were leaving our family behind. It was our first ever family vacation with our grown children and relatives. I could not wish for a better place to stay! I wish I could go back every year!

Room Tip: There was one room without an ocean view...all other rooms were great! The showers were amazing!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Three generations under one roof, ages 4 1/2 to 76, traveling to Costa Rica--we selected this property because it was all-inclusive and had a staff and a wonderful pool. We were delighted with our choice! The food is excellent, the staff attentive and the concierge, Dayana, at the top of her class. Great excursions, a fabulous bartender--why wait?

  • Stayed October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We took our family of 19 to the Villa from 8/11 thru 8/18 and had a wonderful time. Our group ranged from age 65 to 2 1/2 and we all felt welcome and well taken care of by the staff. By the end of the week, we considered Dayana, and her group to be part of our family. While at the Villa, we celebrated a 44th Anniversary, two Birthdays (three counting Gabriel) and the announcement of a new Grandchild. Each occasion was handled extremely well by the staff and everyone felt honored. Of special note was the farewell fireworks display on Friday night. We took many excursians and Dayana handled the arrangements like the pro she is. After each trip, we were welcomed back to the Villa by our Costa Rican family. The kids are already asking when we can go back. It was perfect.

Room Tip: The view from the showers on the second floor is wonderful
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Denver
1 review
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We just returned from a week vacation at the Villa and I cannot say enough great things about the ammenities and also the staff! Dayana, Christian, Gabriel were all awesome!! The food was amazing and Christian makes a great pina colada. Dayana was very helpful and so wonderful to us. I would highly recommend the Villa to anyone and would love to go back again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Fort Scott, Kansas, United States
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We just got back from the Villa and I miss it already. It's First Class all the way around. The road up to the Villa had me a little concerned, but when we got to the gates...WOW. We were greeted by Christian and Gabriel with Fresh Drinks and Cold Towels. Dayana who had meant us at the Airport took us on a grand tourof the 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom monster. Every room but one had an Ocean view; luckily we didn't need that room. Everything was exceptional. The Staff was warm and available and we wanted for nothing. Dayana is a sweetheart, Christian is a very good bartender and funny, Gabriel is an excellent chef, The twins cleaned our rooms, did our laundry daily, helped prepare meals they were awesome. We never once felt that our safety was threatened (in or out of the Villa), but the day and night watchmen were constantly checking the grounds for any wayward critters. Dayana was able to schedule the excursions at the drop of a hat and we threw in a couple surprise Birthday and Anniversary parties that the staff whipped up lickity split. All in all- I'm going back A.S.A.P. If your planning a weeks vacation I can't think of a better place. No workout room, but walk up the hill a couple of times and that should do ya.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Villa Buena Onda is the perfect place for any type of vacation!The accommodations were incredible!! Everything about the villa was perfect! The rooms were very spacious with amazing views! We never felt the need to leave the grounds because it had all we needed! The pool, food and drinks were amazing and the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Villa Buena Onda
Address: From the Ancor Sculpture 200 Meters East and 700 Meters South, Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Buena Onda 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury, boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific ocean. Located just 20 mins from the Liberia International airport. Service includes three a la carte meals served daily. Nearby half a dozen beaches, fishing spots, surf breaks and under an hour from the Rincon de La Vieja (hot springs, mud pits) National Park. Fine decor, two-tier swimming pool with a swim-up bar and stunning ocean views make this a special place to visit. Fantastic food and exceptional service can be expected. ... more   less 
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