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“The Costa Rica of the Mind's Eye!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Pablo
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Orlando, Florida
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“The Costa Rica of the Mind's Eye!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2006

So much research, so many questions, so much advice, so much planning and so much anticipation. That describes our initial vists to Costa Rica. We intended the trip as a vacation and a preliminary retirement peek into a country and people that we had heard so much about. We had a picture of Costa Rica in our Mind's Eye. AmaTierra provided the reality!! Lush, tropical climate...beautiful mountains, rivers and gorgeous sunsets coupled with peace, kindness, serenity and all that countered the hectic pace of typical daily life in the USA. 11 days (not NEARLY enough time) and 10 nights in Costa Rica. 387 pictures. Daring driving adventures. Beach town of Quepos....Volcano area of Arenal...the wonderful towns of Grecia and Sarchi....and AmaTierra! AmaTierra......THE exact place that our minds and hearts kept returning to, while in other parts of Costa Rica and when we arrived back in Florida.

Jill and Bob were the perfect hosts. The meals served were the BEST food we ate on the entire trip! The view was like a request from our mouth to God's ear. A day at the private park..... Parque Tururabi...located a very short drive from the hotel, is all the entertainment you will need for your stay at AmaTierra. The balance of the time, let your mind and worries go.....enjoy life....Pura Vida!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2006

Ama Tierra is a ten room botique hotel and retreat located 50 minutes west of San Jose, Costa Rica. My wife and I spent 7 glorious days and nights there, in tropical but cool, rural splendor. The main house at the hotel provides an unbelieveable view down into the valley and one can see the Pacific Coast from a resting spot on a trail through the Pochote trees on the southwest corner of the property. There is a great swimming pool full of the cool, clear water fed by the pristine stream the borders the north of the property. The food at Ama Tierra is marvelous and prepared homestyle by local chefs. Ah, the fruit and the fish embody the meaning of the word fresh. Besides the peace ("tranquillo") of the hotel and our spacious, clean accommodations, there is much to do on the property as well as nearby. Hiking, of course, but also close access to Turubari Park which is magnificent and has the best zip lines in all of Costa Rica. The west coast beaches are only and hour away and provide great surf, beachcombing and shopping in Jaco. The senses come alive here. There is magic in the air. We are looking forward to returning to Ama Tierra next year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2006

My family began our Costa Rica adventure at Ama Tierra, a lovely peaceful retreat in the mountains, not far from San Jose.
We were delighted with our private casitas, and all the services, including swimming, yoga, and personal massages, after we returned from day trips to nearby parks, the ocean, and Arenal volcano.
The food and wine selections were exceptional, and our hosts Bob and Jill provided wonderful evening entertainment.
We recommend AMA TIERRA to all those who want a pampered holiday, or relaxation and privacy. We certainly look forward to returning soon!

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Property: Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center
Address: San Pablo De Turrubares, San Pablo 40901, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Pablo
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Pablo
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Hotel Class:3 star — Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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A 10 room Eco Mountain Retreat Center 50 minutes from the San Jose Airport who specializes in healthy foods, Yoga Retreats, meditation, and many other wellness services. ... more   less 
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