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“Best place in Santa Teresa! Best hosts, best view, excellent surf : a true pura vida experience!”
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Hotel Buenos Aires
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 11, 2011

My wife and I spent 9 nights at Buenos Aires Hotel and we definitely had a relaxing and fun vacation. Javier and Florencia (the owners) are so friendly and helpful; it doesn't get better than this. The rooms are really clean and the beds are top comfort. The hotel is made of nice local wood wich gives it a nice warmful touch. With only 8 rooms in the hotel, you feel intimate and previleged specially with the amazing view you have on the ocean and the sunsets. You don't even need to chek the surf report. You just wake up to the sound of the waves and look how they are from your doorstep (by the way, the pictures on the site are truly representative). The beaches around are amazing and you can find spots for all levels of surfing. That was excellent for us since I already surfed and my wife was just starting. Javier has excellents contacts for surf lessons, board rental and any other info you need (activities, food, etc.) Don't even bother bringing your board. You get real cheap price for boards in good shape (around 60 $US for 8 days vs 200 $ per board round trip on the plane). There is also an excellent restaurant and a nice pool where you can relax between surf sessions. I definitely recommand the place to everyone. Just don't tell to many people, because I sure want my spot for next year. Have a good time!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

Buenos Aires Hotel is one of those places you can easily get attached to and hope to return sooner than later. I've just returned from a trip to Costa Rica and stayed there for three nights with my girlfriend and we loved it. In our opinion the location of the hotel is an absolute privilege (despite having to climb a steep hill to get there), because once you're there the view is spectacular. There's no need to climb the hill more than once or twice a day if you plan well and the perks of staying at the hotel are well worth it: perfect sunsets, great view of the waves, peaceful mornings... just perfect.

The prices are also very reasonable, we paid 50 dollars for a double room in the middle of the winter holidays and have no complaints with the room. It was clean, comfortable, every room had a hammock outside of it and the atmosphere was very calm and peaceful.

Finally, on to Javier and Flor, the people who run the hotel... in short: as friendly and helpful as they come. They made our stay a lot more enjoyable, they helped out with whatever we needed and made sure we had the best experience possible. They'll give you great tips about what you can do in the area and basically offer to help with whatever you may need. They're a huge added value to your stay and make 50 dollars seem like a steal. We'll undoubtedly stay at the Buenos Aires Hotel if we return.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2010

After a loooooooooooong 6 minuttes almost vertical, hot and crazy walk up a hill, you arrive to the most fab place in Santa Teresa. With at least 200 meters above sea-level you with a doubt has the most amazing view across the Santa Teresa area. To sit a middle of nothing, below the stars in the garden-terrase is just amazing. Accompanied by the best (!) and most popular restaurant amongst local as well as tourists, this is the place you wanna stay when visiting Santa Teresa! And it has a pool, which is totally necessary in the hot seasons...

And to top it all off, the wonderfull hosting couple makes your stay very intimate. They will treat you like friends, on occasion brew you a morning coffee before a surf session and maybe even invite you to a cocktail party in the garden if hit the right dates... Remeber to ask for Javiers Pina Colada! :-)

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

This place felt like home from the very first moment. 180 degrees oceanview with dramatic sunsets; swell-lines and flocks of Pelicans to be spotted from you hammock. Javier and Florencia are warmhearted hosts who make you feel very welcome. The daily walk up the hill (377 steps from the mainroad) evens out the effect of chocolate pancakes, smoothies and cold beer, so you come home in shape, happier than ever.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 24, 2010

Hotel Buenos Aires is a quite small but cozy surf hostel, located on a hilltop in Santa Teresa!
We stayed there for 2 weeks and it was just perfect for us. The room was very clean, the owners superfriendly, the view FANTASTIC! and the resaturant the best in the village!
The hosts vere always there for us, the owner even fixed my surfboard twice! Thats what a call service!!!!
The walk up to hotel is bit sweaty, but it only takes 3-4 minutes and you have a nice pool just below the hotel to jump in on the way up!
If you want a relaxed surf holiday this is the place!
Check out the hotels site on facebook to see pictures!
We hope to come back some other time!

Muchas gracias Javier y Flo

Rasmus

Rasmus and Lisa

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2010

There are two things that are most important to Javi and Flo, the owners of Hotel Beunos Aires in Mal Pais, family and tradition. When you stay at Beunos Aires you become part of a family and you experience traditions that can never be forgotten. I truly don't think there is another hotel in the area, that offers a better view of the surf and the surrounding area, and the food at the resturant is amazing. One look at the lines on the horizon is all it takes to inspire another surf session. Being able to see the line up from your room makes it so nice when it comes to choosing the right board for the next session. If you're lucky, maybe Javi will even let you pick a board from his personal quiver. I rode his beautiful Clyde Beaty Jr twin fin for my last session this morning, and I fell in love, so much fun. Much love and thanks for an amazing home away from home! See you in Dec!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 4, 2009

We stayed at the Buenos Aires for a week this December. Everything was perfect. The staff keep the place very clean and everyone is very friendly. The owner, Javier, is a really nice guy and is consistent about checking in to make sure things are going well.

The hotel pool was an especially nice touch on hot afternoons.

I will book with Javier again on my next trip to Santa Theresa.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Buenos Aires

Address: Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range: $75 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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