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.

“Easter Vacation in Santa Teresa 2013”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Santa Teresa
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Mariposa Vacation Homes
Certificate of Excellence
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
“Easter Vacation in Santa Teresa 2013”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

From the time we arrived in the house, and the time we left 10 days later, we felt we were in PARADISE.
Our home was CASA TORTUGA, 30 mts walking distance from the beautiful beach in Santa Teresa. The house is very comfortable, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, full kitchen, living room, air conditioned, fans, very nice gallery facing the small but cool pool.
Her owner Nicole makes you feel "home away from home" , she cares about every detail and is willing to help you in any matter.
Surf right infront of the house, my sons were so grateful!!!!
We really experienced the words: PURA VIDA !!!
Thank you very much and I hope we will return soon!
Miguel , Paula and family , from Argentina!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Paula L L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

206 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    194
    10
    1
    1
    0
See reviews for
104
33
2
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, NC
Level Contributor
35 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

From the time we sent emails inquiring until we drove through the gates to leave, Stefan and Marta took good care of us to ensure a successful visit.
Casa Iguana is sure to provide close up visits from iguanas big and small which was a fun part of our stay. The home is quaint and efficient. A bed in the living room, two beds in one room and bed for two in second bedroom. Outside shower, clothes line and sink convenient for sandy returns from the beach. No washer dryer which was something I failed to notice, but laundry service in town.
Very secure with locks and gates and codes, you won't have to worry about anything.
The walk to the beach was a little further than I originally thought, but not bad. Great location from nearby businesses and food and Santa Teresa was our most fun experience of the Nicoya Peninsula tour.

Room Tip: Only downside for us, no frying pan for our morning eggs. :)
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jenn M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Just wanted to share my great pleasure during my stay at Casa Pelicano. We arrived in Santa Teresa after over 30 hours of travel from Northern Ontario. We planned the trip within about 2 days and luckily I stumbled across Mariposa Vacation Homes.

It really was our "home away from home". There was ample room for everyone to have their own space and also great seating areas when we all wanted to be together, whether by the pool, on the terrace, in the hammocks or in the A/C during the mid day sun.

I cannot say enough about Marta, our concierge. She is beyond helpful and makes the experience that much more comfortable and accesible by making herself available 24/7. If you need anything, she always has a recommendation and is willing to do whatever she can to ensure that you get what you want.

Stefan was also very helpful and welcoming. I felt that he was sincere in his efforts to provide us with a great home and vacation rental, and was willing to do whatever it took to ensure that we had a pleasant stay. He was also very quick when responding to emails which was greatly appreciated.

If you are a surfer... This is the spot!!! The waves are a 2 minute walk from the patio and they are big and fast. At night you can walk out for a beautiful sunset and watch some awesome surf action, then continue down the beach for a great beachside meal at RocaMar.(Try the Sesame Crusted Tuna...Very Delicious!!!)

If you are going to Santa Teresa, check this place out, you will not regret it.

Check out:

AMICI Pizza,
Soda Taquerita(spelling?) its the one closest to Mariposa.
RocaMar(about 500 meters down the beach towards Hermosa from Mariposa) LIttle bit pricey but the location is beyond awesome.
The Bakery

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MrKitsilano
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CasasPuraVida, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you soooooooooo much ! We love cool guests, like you guys ! Very Puravida... Please come back again soon !
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Long Branch, New Jersey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Honestly, there's nothing else I can say than pura vida. Marta, the concierge was ridiculously accommodating to our every wish. The on hand staff and caretakers were absolutely amazing. Even the owner, stefan was cool. (He actually called to make sure we were having a great time)The surf right in front of the house is world class with a perfect point break only 5 minutes walk away. We have stayed in what we thought were the "nicest" of the nicest houses in Santa Teresa but this took the cake. Awesome layout, amazing pool and hot tub and all-around amazing location. Far enough from the craziness of town yet close enough to all of the more happening places to go at night. If you haven't had the opportunity to stay at mariposavacationhomes, you should make plans as soon as possible. We are already making plans for next year

  • Stayed February 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank pjdonofrio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CasasPuraVida, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
I think you you guys take the cake for some of our all time nicest guests. It's a pleasure to host groups like yours & I hope you'll be back next year. Thank you so much !!!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Long Branch, New Jersey
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We go to Santa Teresa every year for the last decade and this was our first time staying at Mariposa. Marta is the concierge and she is bilingual and extremely helpful. You can call her call phone at any time and she does whatever you need. She even called a fisherman personally and ordered us red snapper and we had it right off the boat within few hours! We stayed at Pelicano home first for 6 nights and it was perfect. It is not right on the beach so you just have to walk few minutes down a public beach path. The groundskeeper Hector was there everyday so if you need anything you can just ask him. The cleaning girls were fantastic! It is in the northern quiet section of Santa Teresa which is our favorite. The grocery store is literally across the street. We also stayed at Casa Yin Yang which was out of the world amazing!! It is a property right on the beach and you can see the ocean and surfers right from the kitchen sink. The house is beautiful and the design is incredible. You will not be disappointed. The kitchen is fabulous with everything you need, You will feel like you are in your own kitchen. Casa Yin Yang is a must see!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank kdono
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CasasPuraVida, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for your visit & your kind words. We look forward to your next visit ! Best wishes, Stefan
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Mariposa vacation homes is a tremendous spot. Amazing staff, great selection of houses and convenient to everything pura vida. Grocery store, beach, pool, restaurants, beer, wine, water pretty much everything you need, with the priceless benefit of a phone call to the amazing concierge who can arrange anything or guide you in the right direction. The grounds, security and cleaning staff are good people and do a great job. Our group of friends and family have been coming to Mal Pais and St. Theresa for years, we first slept on the beach and no town existed, now we have been able to rent some of the nicest beachfront homes in the area. Casa Ying Yang is really nice and very manageable. Great dining/kitchen area connected to the pool which is one of the best because its shallow through out, so its safe for the kids and it's shaded during the day in different areas through out the day....that was huge during the day!! Jacuzzi to ease the vacation pain and problems away.....connects to the pool. The beachfront house is amazing. Separate sleeping area, bedrooms are nicely appointed and comfortable. Bathroom are out of a magazine, makes you feel like you are actually on vacation. Walk to the beach, sit in the shade under the palm, surf, swim, walk the beach..catch sunset. Casa Pelicano is also really nice and convenient to everything as well. Nice path to the beach and pool to cool off in. Bigger groups would love Mariposa, bring the whole family and friends all three houses and amanities are worth it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank PuraVidaToby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CasasPuraVida, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
I can't thank you guys enough. It's such a pleasure to have guests such as yourselves, who not only are classy and cool but know ST/CR inside & out for many years & look for quality & value. I'm sorry I was not able to meet you personally on this trip, but I hope you'll be back & look forward to meeting you soon. All the best ! Sincerely, Stefan
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed at Casa Pelicano for 1 week. What I like about this house is it's very safe and secure, clean and comfortable for a family or small group. We enjoyed our stay so much that we decided to extend our trip and upgraded to Casa Yin Yang which is an absolutely stunning home right on the beach. I felt like a queen and I was able to relax in luxury. Our concierge, Marta, couldn't have been more helpful.

Highly recommend. Pura vida.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Patricia O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CasasPuraVida, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you Patrica so much for your stay & your kind words. They are very much appreciated & we look forward to doing all we can to make you next trip another wonderful ST experience ! Best personal regards, Stefan
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Santa Teresa hotels
1.4 mi away
Hotel Tropico Latino
Hotel Tropico Latino
#2 of 26 in Santa Teresa
4.5 of 5 bubbles 547 reviews
0.2 mi away
Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
#5 of 26 in Santa Teresa
5.0 of 5 bubbles 326 reviews
1.2 mi away
Playa Cielo
Playa Cielo
#7 of 26 in Santa Teresa
5.0 of 5 bubbles 245 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
The Red Palm Villas
The Red Palm Villas
#18 of 26 in Santa Teresa
5.0 of 5 bubbles 234 reviews
0.8 mi away
Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort
Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort
#12 of 26 in Santa Teresa
5.0 of 5 bubbles 194 reviews
1.7 mi away
Casa MarBella
Casa MarBella
#1 of 26 in Santa Teresa
5.0 of 5 bubbles 484 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mariposa Vacation Homes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mariposa Vacation Homes

Property: Mariposa Vacation Homes
Address: 1.3 Km North of the Soccer Field in Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 6153, Costa Rica (Formerly Casas Pura Vida)
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mariposa Private Beach homes began as little more than a dream and a vacant parcel of land in 2003. Our mission is to offer private, well built, clean and comfortable houses with everything necessary to enjoy quality vacation time with your family and friends. This is an ongoing project, and every year we continue to make improvements to our infrastructure, houses and gardens. We are committed to becoming as sustainable and community friendly as possible. Our employees are 100% local (born and raised) help and we use local products and suppliers whenever possible. We are also founding members of our neighborhood association, know as AVSTN for it’s Spanish acronym, volunteer at the local public school and have served on the board of directors of the local water board and AVSTN. Mariposa Private Beach Home’s commitment to improve the quality of life of our employees and growing town extends beyond our gates, as we are involved in various community projects as the recycle program, monthly beach clean-ups, education programs in the public school, public water, roads and security issues. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Mariposa Vacation Homes Hotel Santa Teresa
Mariposa Vacation Homes Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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