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“Jungle Honeymoon Paradise”
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Waterfalls Everywhere
Soul Mates
Gated Property
Pink Hibiscus
Mastr Bedroom / Private Balcony
Wild Orchid
Master Bedroom Balcony
Butterflies Of Every Color
Natural Jacuzzi Swimming Pool
Orchid National FLower of Costa RIca
Light of Dawn Rain Forest VIlla
Lily de Mar (Lily of the Sea)
Spacious Living Room
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Rain Forest Succulent
Screened Porches All Around
Hanging Heliconia
Dining Room
Angie & Derek's Honeymoon
Pretty In Pink
Rainforest Parrot
Refreshing Orchestra of Waterfalls
Loofa Plant & Friend
Upstairs Bedroom
Heliconia 'Magnifico'
Upstairs Bedroom
Private Balconies
Ginger  Plant Cluster
Anthony & Sue's Honeymoon
Daybreak
Red & Yellow Ginger Plants
Baby (Orphaned) Ant Eater - 3 months old
Baby Anteater w/ Friend
Amigos
Rare Long Tailed Moth
Wild Baby Boar
Romantic Red Ginger
Beautiful Gardens & Paths To Explore
John & Megan's Honeymoon
Pura Vida Butterfly
Naranjo River
One of Many Falls
Baby Humming Bird
Our Delicious Water Comes From The Falls
Andi On The Ziplines - Whoot whoot!!
'Sexy Orange' Hanging  Heliconia
Wanna Monkey Around?
Night Blooming Cactus
Waterfall
King Ginger Plant
Hmmm .. I\'m hungry.
Tropical Fruit Everywhere (Guanabana)
Hanging 'Sexy PinK' Heliconia
Days End
Manual Antonio National Park
Worry Free Zone
Para Sailing, One Of Many Area Activities and Tours
Boat Men
Manual Antonio Beach
Parasailors - End of the Day
Sunset
Lovers Paradise
Setting Sun
Sweet Dreams
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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amaystay
Heber City, Utah
1 review
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“Jungle Honeymoon Paradise”
Reviewed November 30, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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I don't have space to write how amazing LOD is. I was a little worried since it is foreign, but it was totally legit, more beautiful than I could have imagined! The villa was GORGEOUS! The food that was prepared was fun and seriously some of the best I have eaten and I really like food! My husband and I talk frequently about how much we miss it. Pete and Debroah and all of their staff are amazing! I was sad to leave because Pete had become a real friend to us! Edgar the cook was so friendly, funny and just has some SERIOUS talent! The excursions were amazing as well! So fun! I really felt like we got to experience Costa Rica! I loved how at the villa we did get to interact with the staff, but at the same time they were really not there... they respected privacy and so we got to feel like it was just the 2 of us, yet romantic dinners were provided every night. I loved all the candles and just how beautiful the setting was all of the time and really being able to eat breakfast while overlooking the jungle was the coolest thing ever! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! I've already recommended it to everyone I know for a honeymoon or anniversary destination.

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Liked best: It was everything as described and better!
Liked least: I have nothing that I didn't like... and I am really picky
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Mar 5, 2016
Thank you so much for all your kind comments. What a terrific couple you are. Everyone enjoyed having you so much. You were fun and adventurous, and had such an appreciation of the rain forest. You will always have a secret getaway here with your friends in the forest! All the best from your friends in the forest at Light of Dawn.
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Alana S
1 review
“Pampered Seclusion”
Reviewed October 20, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Light Of Dawn was the best decision we ever made!

It was a bit of a trek to get there, but well worth every flight and bumpy car ride to the most exotic, romantic and spectacular place we've ever been to!

If you want all-inclusive, private, pampering, this is the place to go! I have celiac disease and I wasn't sick once the whole week we stayed. They knew exactly how to take care of my dietary restrictions. The private chef actually researched the history of gluten, just so he knew what all I could and could not eat. We felt like royalty!

The owners made us feel like family from the very second we met them. Very warm and loving, we even invited them to have a drink with us one night, we just wanted to hear all their fascinating life stories.

I have recommended this place to MANY people already and will be telling stories of our visit for the rest of our lives! We will definitely be going back as soon as we can!

We love you Pete, Deb, Edgar and Clara
You made our stay the honeymoon of a life time!

Thank you sooo much

Love Always Alana & Angelo

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Liked best: Can't pick 1. We loved everything!
Liked least: Night falls early in CR
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2015
Such a sweet couple! We enjoyed having you very much. You were so adventurous & open to experiencing new things. It was fun and easy having you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. All the bet form your friends at Light of Dawn.
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erin548
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Honeymoon!”
Reviewed October 1, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Our honeymoon at Light of Dawn was exceptional. The property was beautiful and interesting, and the house was also beautiful with amazing views! We really enjoyed relaxing on the balcony and watching the toucans at the end of the day.

Peter and Deborah were incredibly welcoming, accommodating, and helpful. They went above and beyond to make our honeymoon relaxing and memorable. Peter met us at the Quespos airport and when he found out our luggage hadn’t arrived, he and Deborah took over responsibility for tracking it down and arranging for it to be delivered. They made multiple phone calls to the airline and picked it up in town for us as soon as it arrived. They also provided the things we needed while we waited for our luggage.

Light of Dawn offered lots of small touches that made our honeymoon feel particularly special (e.g., candles throughout the house, beautiful candlelit table settings). We were really impressed with the food prepared by Edgar, Leidy, and Clara, which was delicious! Some of our favourite meals were the Coco Loco shrimp, Pechugas Rellenos (chicken cordon bleu), and Fajitias con Tortillas. We also really appreciated that the house was well-stocked with food and Deborah replenished things as soon as we used them.

We really appreciated that Peter was really knowledgeable about Costa Rica. We really enjoyed learning from him during drives from the house to the town and during our tour of the property.

We would highly recommend Light of Dawn to other honeymooners. Being hosted by Deborah and Peter offered the convenience and comfort of having a local host who is familiar with the area and can give good advice about places to go, but at the same time Peter and Deborah made sure we had privacy and didn’t intrude. We were looking for a trip that would be special for our honeymoon and Light of Dawn offered exactly this.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2015
Well the two of you were just delightful. It is so much fun doing the All Inclusive packages for Honeymooners. And it especially nice to have couples like yourselves who have such an appreciation for everything. We hope your fond memories of the Rain Forest stay with you. All the best from your friends at Light of Dawn
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ferry41
Oxfordshire
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic house away from it all in a real tropical rain forest”
Reviewed August 23, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I was here as part of an extended family and we had a really wonderful stay here. The charm of this property is its isolation, as it is a bit of a drive up into the forest from Quepos. However, the roads have been recently repaired making this quite manageable with a 4WD. The house itself is beautiful with lots of wood and fantastic balconies that give you veiws over the rainforest. You can see toucans from your bedroom! The house is within beautiful grounds and a short ways away from a private waterfall with rock pool below that you can swim in. The owners are amazing people, and were extremely friendly and welcoming. They live just up the road, so we always felt safe. They responded immediately with help whenever we had problems (flat tire etc). Highly recommended if you want the full rain forest experience.

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Liked best: I liked the relative isolation, and the friendly hospitality of the hosts.
Liked least: They were repairing the roads when we were there, but this was a temporary inconvenience.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We enjoyed having your group very much and hope to see you back soon. All the best from your friends at Light of Dawn.
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Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed May 24, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: What's not to like about 200 acres of rainforest?
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2015
What a great family!!! So many kids never get out of the malls ... how lucky for you children to have a parents like yourselves who are taking the world and all it's adventures. It was our great pleasure to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to give our readers such vivid descriptions. All the best from your friends at Light of Dawn.
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Burlington, Canada
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Waterfalls, plants, wildlife viewing, rainforest views, privacy
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • 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 an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Oct 23, 2015
We are kind of a well kept secret, but the nicest people seem to find us. You are definitely on that list! Thanks so much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. All the best from your friends at Light of Dawn.
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Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed March 26, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Hosts and property.
Liked least: Would have liked to have had closer beach access.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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  • 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 an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
May 9, 2015
My dear friends! it was so nice to finally meet you and have you here. After working on your daughters wedding and honeymoon together, I feel as though we have known you for years! You will always hold a special place in our thoughts, and will always be welcome here. We look forward to knowing your family for many more years to come! Pura Vida!
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