Stayed here at the end of June, after a couple attempts in previous years to stay here. Never worked out for one reason or another but I am so glad it finally did this trip because it was such a great part of my recent trip. Drove myself from Dominical (3 hours to Puerto Jimenez) and then another 90 minutes to Carate, on the much improved road. We had the lightening storm of a lifetime the afternoon I arrived and, once it had passed, was very lucky to experience.
The villas are all similar, with different views. My villas, #8, had a refreshing plunge pool and a view of a tree that the macaws were in constantly, in great numbers. All the villas look out over the lagoon (fun to spot the crocs!) and the ocean beyond. The bathrooms are open air, most with 2 options for a shower. Furnished simply, with a ceiling fan and mosquito netting, there were really all you needed and kept very clean by housecleaning.
I was lucky enough to be at LVV the same time as the owners, after communicating with them for a long time. Friendly, warm people. Always prompt and helpful answers to any questions I had in my correspondence with them. Food was incredible, always fresh and delicious.
I didn't do a lot of activities during my 3 night stay there, just relaxed and enjoyed the huge, wonderful infinity pool. Plenty of wildlife right by the dining area though, such as capuchins, a snake, a spectacled owl, Jesus Christ lizards, etc. I also took a hike around the property with Freddie, who works on site, there is a nice set of trails below the villas leading to the lagoon and back to the main road.
I've stayed in a few of the other lodging in the Carate area and so far this has been my favorite, one that I definitely would recommend and return to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our lodge comprises 8 Mediterranean style villas, a large swimming pool and restaurant. It sits on a small peninsula inside a fresh water lagoon bordering it on three sides and a Pacific Ocean beach 200m across the lagoon, accessible by our boats and kayaks. We run on solar power, our water is from a fresh mountain spring and we produce fresh food daily from our biological garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- LagunaVista Villas Costa Rica/Carate