Of the 3 places we stayed at during our recent Costa Rica trip, our Villa by Tekoa was the best--excellent coastal views, rainforest just outside the many windows and high quality construction. Our tastefully appointed villa was a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath complete with a full kitchen, laundry and private swimming pool. Everything was spotless and in good working order (well, almost everything--more on that later).... The AC worked perfectly and the ceiling fans in every room were a definite plus.
Our 2 young boys loved the swimming pool. As another reviewer mentioned, the pool is a bit small, but for our needs, it was fine... Plus, it was nice to cool off after a day of hiking and zip lining!
Location is great.....Dominical town is only 5 minutes away. Alex, our very friendly concierge, was very helpful in giving us advice on what to do in the area.
Overall, i highly recommend staying at one of the Tekoa Villas. There were a couple issues however: the TV didn't work properly, though, it didn't matter much because of the setting of the property and us being out much of the day. Both beds were comfortable, but they were only full sized, not queens. This might seem trivial, but if i spent the $$$$ to own one of these villas, i'd get queens--end of story. Also, even though it had a full kitchen, the owners (or management company?) didn't provide dishwashing soap or dishwasher soap. Also, no shampoo was provided, though full sized bars of bath soap were (luckily i took some shampoo from a previous resort). Again, this might sound trivial, but for people who do a lot of self-catering, it would have been nice to not have to worry about such things, especially for international travelers. Most self-catering properties that we've stayed at provide these basic essentials. Also, be aware: the gravel road leading up to the villas is VERY STEEP and rough in parts----a 4WD is recommended.
In conclusion, overall, the Villas by Tekoa are awesome. I would not hesitate to stay there again (except next time, i'll bring dish soap!)....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minutes away from the beach and immersed in the tropical jungle are the Villas by Tekoa - a unique, luxury lodging experience that allows visitors to embrace the natural surroundings, while enjoying the amenities of a first-class vacation resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas By Tekoa Costa Rica/Dominical