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Bombero Adventures B&B
Prescott az
1 review
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“Awesome it every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Comfortable accommodations in a beautiful area. The balcony is perfect for watching the sunset every night. Gary was very knowledgable on the area and able to set up any activity requested. He is well networked in the community which added an even more personal touch to each day. I would highly recommend your stay here and would return without question!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Like so many other people have said, Gary is a really wonderful host for your time in Playa Hermosa. I wasn't his typical visitor as a solo person who needed a last minute place to stay and get some work done (and who used to live in CR). Gary was super accommodating and friendly. Some of his friends came over for a potluck and welcomed me in, which was really nice as someone traveling solo. The last night of my stay was already booked, so he connected me to some of his friends who have an even more gorgeous place at the top of the hill. They welcomed me in and even taught me how to paddleboard!

While you won't get to hang out with or meet many Ticos, I was really impressed by Gary's relationship with the Ticos around him. For example, he was only a bit hard to get a hold of because he was driving around the women who clean his place (and others) after their car broke down. To be honest, I had my reservations about staying at a place run by a gringo, but I was really impressed.

He is truly a genuinely nice guy who wants you to get the most out of your stay in Costa Rica not to mention the B&B is a great location near the beach with a beautiful view! Playa Hermosa is one of my favorite beach towns in Costa Rica and this is a great place to stay while you're there.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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BomberoAdventures, Guest Relations Manager at Bombero Adventures B&B, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Sarah, Thank you so much for your kind review. You were a pleasure to have and we are really glad we had an opening for you on short notice. You made an impact with our friends here and people are following you on your travels. Please come again.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Wonderful, relaxing place! Perfectly decorated, makes you feel at home! Listen to birds and the ocean view is incredible.
Highly recommended. Near to many restaurants and the beach. Perfect sunset view and a very secure place to stay. Hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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BomberoAdventures, Owner at Bombero Adventures B&B, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
It was a pleasure to have your family stay with us. We look very forward to seeing you in the very near future.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We weren't able to stay at Gary's B&B because it was already booked but we loved having Gary as our tour guide. He was a pleasure to be with and really took us under his wings. We got set up with two wonderful adventures both of which I would recommend. The sunset catamaran trip and the zip-line, horse-back, mud bath day. Both were just a delight! Gary also let us tag along to his favorite Friday night hang with lots of great people, music and dancing. He gave us a local phone so we could call him anytime with questions or if we needed a ride. It really wouldn't have been the same trip without him. Also, we did get to visit his B&B and I would highly recommend staying there if you can. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Had a wonderful visit to Costa Rica. Stayed at Bombero B & B with Gary Johnson as host. Excellent location, beautiful views, and expert guidance from Gary about activities. I'm looking forward to a return visit!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We just spent the last two nights staying at the beautiful Bombero Adventures B&B. Our host, Gary Johnson, was gracious, generous and helpful. The room was beautiful, as was the entire B&B. It was quite, relaxing and well situated a 6 minute walk from the beach. I recommend this place unhesitatingly. Gary is very knowledgable about the entire Guanacaste coast, whether it is canopy tours, fishing, surfing, golfing, or sight seeing.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I totally recommend staying at either of these two homes. Facilities were always clean, the beds were very comfortable and the property care taker made our group feel welcome and made our stay exceptional. Gary had all sorts of adventures to recommend and his connections to Costa Rica made it easy for him to make the reservations on a last minute decision.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Bombero Adventures B&B
Address: Monte Bello Norte | 80 Meters South of Gingers, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful villa with private pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, - Managed by a U.S. newly retired Fire Fighter. The first floor, for a total of 3 1/2 bathrooms. Two second floor balconies provide breathtaking views of the blue Pacific. The house has all new custom built furniture and GE appliances. Top quality bedding, and linens imported from the US.The villa sleeps 6 in beds and has two inflatable beds for a total of 8. Combine it with Villa Aurelia next door and bring a party of up to 16 guests--6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms 2 kitchens-all for the price of one large house.The pool is surrounded by a stone deck and enjoys a view of the ocean, the village and the surrounding hills- the sunsets will knock you out!We are on the hill just above the tree canopy-close to the village but high enough to enjoy the ocean view-compare to village properties with no view ( or no private pool) and to properties so high on the mountain that walking to the village is impossible. This casa is 8 minutes to the beach on foot, 1 minute by car.Playa Hermosa is the best vacation destination in Costa Rica. Its quiet, safe and is proud to fly the "Blue Flag" for its ecologically clean and safe beach. The surf here is for swimmers, not surfers. On the beach you will find several restaurants. Let us also set up your tours for this area.The village has several American/European restaurants, as well as local eateries. It does not have nightclubs or casinos- you can travel 10 minutes south to Playa del Coco for that. ... more   less 
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