We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“secret to a happy life: go now, don't come back”
Review of Agua Vista

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Agua Vista
Reviewed February 27, 2009

Reclined on a hammock in the shade. Temperature 85F. Low humidity. A refreshing breeze. Blue water in view over jungle canopy. Paradise found.

Of course there are gorgeous beaches, beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails, and plenty to keep busy. Montezuma is a quaint tourist town with style and substance (and a farmer's market).

If you can't find happiness here you won't find it anywhere.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank sewall-woods
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (211)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

181 - 187 of 211 reviews

Reviewed February 27, 2009

My week in Agua Vista could not have been more perfect. My friend and I stayed in a spacious, two bedroom canbana with a fully equipped kitchen and large living area. Everything was new, tasteful and comfortable. Much or our time 'at home' was spent on the veranda where we had a stunning 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. At sunset, we watched monkeys swinging through the trees. Since Agua Vista is surrounded by the jungle, we were talso reated to frequent sightings of coati mundis, iguanas and parrots, along with flowers and trees of every size and color. Our hosts, Khalida and Alex, could not have been more gracious. They arranged trips for us to nearby beaches, tidepools, waterfalls and national parks. They took us into the charming, hip town of Montezuma where we enjoyed their farmer's market and some waterside dining. Whatever we needed, Khalida and Alex provided--food, laundry, and fascinating information about the history and culture of Costa Rica. We felt at home immediately upon arrival. At Agua Vista the pace of life is relaxing. The surroundings ar beautiful. The accomodations are excellent. It offers the best of Coasta Rica and we wish we had spent our entire trip there. We are definitely coming back.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank susanroper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 26, 2009

Live in a scenic hilltop jungle world. Enjoy the hospitality of two charming hosts and their gorgeous children. Watch the hilarious Caoti families trail by as you cool off in the wading pool. Fall asleep to the song of the howler monkeys. Take a 5 minute ride into the famous town of Montezuma, one of Costa Rica's landmarks.

That's what it was like when we stayed at Agua Vista. OK, we agree that the 1/4 mile "driveway" up the rugged hill was a minor inconvenience, but well worth it.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank rikbarry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 23, 2009

WE stayed at Aqua Vista for a week in Dec. With me, were my girlfriend, and one other couple. What an amazing week. First of all, Khalida and Alex were the most gracious hosts anyone could ask for – and their knowledge of the area was so helpful to us Costa Rica first-timers. The property and lodging is great and really perfect for those seeking relaxation with privacy.

I miss Agua Vista! We (Jim, Heidi, Jason, Lauren) had such an amazing time there in Dec. The property is so beautiful and so was the hospitality. The first day we walked from Casa Morfo to the trail and followed it to the river. I was loving life. Swimming in the pools and jumping off of the waterfalls surrounded by jungle was thrilling and even comical considering that the day before I was in an ice storm (Chicago).

Agua Vista is the perfect base of operations for the adventurous traveler. We explored the peninsula by day and enjoyed the seclusion and home-like setting of Agua Vista each night. In the mornings, we woke to the sounds of the jungle and prepared breakfast in our kitchen – eating it outside on the beautiful teak table and chairs on our patio. A dip in the splash pool and a cat-nap in one of the hammocks were standard after a busy day out and about. The privacy, beauty, and gracious hospitality that Alex and Khalida provide at Agua Vista made our stay in Costa Rica truly special privilege.
Pura Vida!

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank hbokum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 21, 2009

We stayed at Agua Vista for 5 weeks with our young children, and loved it. Khalida and Alexander are generous, warm hosts, able to cater to the interests of North Americans while providing a close connection to Costa Rican culture. It's perfect for anyone who doesn't want to be among the chaos and noise of Montezuma center, but still within a quick and easy drive into town.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MamaAustin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 21, 2009

You must be prepared for a half mile of very bumpy road up to Aqua Vista but it is well worth it! We enjoyed the natural beauty and the peace and quiet. The pool is not a real pool, just a dipping pool but it was very welcomed after a hot day at the beach. A most enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DonnaMichigan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
Thank Karine D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Montezuma hotels
1.2 mi away
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
#1 of 18 in Montezuma
809 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Casitas Sollevante
Hotel Casitas Sollevante
#4 of 28 in Montezuma
100 reviews
3.4 mi away
Hotel Celaje
Hotel Celaje
#1 of 2 in Cabuya
168 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.8 mi away
The Howler Monkey Hotel
0.5 mi away
Hotel El Jardin
Hotel El Jardin
#7 of 18 in Montezuma
330 reviews
0.6 mi away
Hotel Aurora
Hotel Aurora
#15 of 18 in Montezuma
210 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Agua Vista? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Agua Vista

Address: 1 mile from downtown Montezuma, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Montezuma
Price Range: $40 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agua Vista is located in the lush hills above Montezuma, at the bottom of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. We offer stunning views, convenient access to town, and abundant wildlife. Each house, unique, tastefully designed and nestled into the jungle, is clean and comfortable and comes fully equipped. Agua Vista provides the perfect combination of seclusion and accessibility. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Agua Vista Hotel Montezuma

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing