We don't even know where to start!! Our stay lasted from March 23 to the 29th so we just got back and already miss it. We normally don't write reviews but this trip was just too special. Roger, Heidi, and their sons Swen ,Mikey and the Vista staff really give 110%. They are so friendly and want to make this beautiful piece of paradise your best vacation ever. They certainly did that for us. We had read all of the reviews and saw the pictures and were hoping that they were for real..well...they did not disappoint. The lay out and design of the entire property take the best advantage of the views and create villa spaces that are private yet a close walk to the beautiful infinity pool and open air bbq restaurant. The enchanting villas are clean and the property is so well maintained...someone is always sweeping or cleaning. Sometimes we just hung at the pool with unbelieveable views all around us but there was also plenty to do. Just follow Roger's lead and the team won't steer you wrong. There is an amazing canopy zip line tour, a waterfall tour and an option to rent an atv and explore the beaches and the nearby villages on your own [ bring a back pack]. We only rented the atv for one day but next time we will rent for 2 or 3 days. One highlight had to be the fishing with a great captain and my husband's dream catch..a 30 lb rooster fish!! We went fishing twice and also caught tuna which Vista prepared for us at dinner that night. It doesn't get any better or fresher than that!! All of the food was great from the breakfasts to the evening meals. Because the resort is so small you really get personal attention and they make you feel special. Everyone is so friendly, casual and relaxed - as they say there really are " no worries". All you need is bathing suits,shorts and t-shirts.This trip was a gift for my husband's birthday and this may have been his best ever. The only problem... we had to leave. We will be back time and time again...this is too great a trip not to repeat it! Our sincere thanks to Roger, Heidi and all. They really made everything extra special!!
- 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