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Hotel Vista de Olas
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Mal Pais
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

I was there with some friends a couple years ago...the place is super !! It is expensive but you will find: A Great villa, great room, great service.
Unfortunatelly we were there just for 3 nights...I wish we could have stayed longer.
A MUST place to stay in Costa Rica...however to get there is a mess....

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

This was the highlight of our honeymoon! the place and the views are to die for but what makes this place magical is the owners! They really make you feel at home and the food is amazing. Dont look any further

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank behappy_10
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

Vista was an amazing place to relax and enjoy the view. It might be the nicest view in Mal Pais/Sainta Theresa. The one thing you have to be prepared for is the walk to other restaurants. Its about 15 mins away. The dinner at vista is amazing so you don't need to go out every night. The rumor is that in the dry season people travel from Tambor just for the dinner and view. It was quiet while we were there but i believe it gets bumping.

Tip: get room 3. It has the outdoor washroom and the crazy ocean view. We were in number 1 though and it was amazing!

We were here in the offseason. Right before we came there was 10 days of rain. Since we arrived there hasn't been one drop.

Go surfing with Jobbie which Heidi can setup. It is totally worth it. The guy is amazing and knows every person in town. Make sure you go to playa hermosa for surfing. If the lady friend doesn't want to surf the beach is incredible and she'll still have a ton of fun.

Finally, make sure you spend a morning at the secret beach. Heidi can tell you where it is and if her boys are out of town she might rent you a couple of bikes.

A big thank you to Roger, Heidi and the whole staff. This place is highly recommended for anyone who wants to have a paradise to relax in, wonderful friendly people to help you access any experience you want with no over the top touristy experiences and a killer view. Perfect for honeymooners or those wanting a romantic getaway. Was sorry to go and would definitely return!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

The view of the Pacific speaks for itself. The rooms are clean and well kept. Staff are courteous and helpful. The pool is fun to paddle around in, look at the waves and swim up to the bar for a tasty rum drink or beer. Breakfast is included. Dinner's fresh ingredients are cooked by you on their large grill.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

This place is perfect. The room was nice, clean and with the bathroom outside!! I was always a bit scare to go during the night!!! Roger, the host, is wonderful. He greeted us with beers. ( after a long drive from San Jose) It was pretty quiet during our stay, it is the beginning of off season but it was cool. We always had a drink by the pool for the sunset and we had a diner at the BBQ. you order your meat and you cook it yourself on the BBQ. It was delicious. Huge Filet Mignon. With the salad bar humm mmmm! Staff was nice and helpful. The breakfast in the morning with the view. WOW. French toast, Omelettes always served with a BIG fruits plate and Costa Rican Coffee. I would go back in a hart beat. If you don't stay there YOU HAVE to go for a drink by the pool at a sunset and stay for a BBQ night. It is a Must in Mal Pais to visit Vista de Olas

One thing. You need a 4X4 to get there, to way up from the road is really something, after 4 days we got used to it. But be prepared for a challange ( It is coming from a Girl but still please be adviced)

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

We spent a very good moment. The villa was beautiful, confortable with all the equipment (fridge, hot water, and potable, towels, beauty products). The owner with his family are very nice, friendly and give good advise. The BBQ is a very good idea. its a good moment to share and the meat was amazing!!!!! you can drink a cocktail on the pool with an amazing view on the sea and the sunset! I recommend this place. Good price good quality. The french guys.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 12, 2011

We recently got back from a 5 day stay at Vista de Olas and have already planned our return trip! Roger, the owner --- as well as his family and staff --- are all so warm and welcoming, they create an environment you want to be part of and spend time in. Aside from all the great things to do in the Mal Pais and Santa Teresa area - hanging by the pool with cocktails and watching the sunset -- follows by dinner at Vista de Olas are some of our favorite memories. The view from our villa was equally as stunning -- and the open air shower / bathroom really added to the overall experience. So glad we "found" this gem! we LOVE IT HERE!

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista de Olas

Address: Vista de Olas Dr. | Mal Pais de Cobano Apto.#93, Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Mal Pais
Price Range: $245 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vista de Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vista de Olas is a refined hotel in Mal Pais perched on top of a peaceful hill. From this vantage point our guests are treated to sweeping views of Mal Pais and watch the most memorable sunsets. The hotel offers 6 sumptuous, secluded deluxe villas with ocean view, AC, open-sky bathroom, and private porch. Hotel amenities include fast WLAN, a luxurious infinity pool and jacuzzi, pool lounge, and the best BBQ restaurant in Mal Pais. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vista De Olas Mal Pais
Hotel Vista De Olas Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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