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“Paradise on Earth.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Buenisimo

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Hotel Buenisimo
Ranked #24 of 33 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
“Paradise on Earth.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We simply cannot thank Charlie, Denise and Eva enough for a fantastic week at Hotel Buenisimo. The peace and tranquility of their beautiful property was an incredible setting for a surf/beach vacation in Malpais. (Neema caught the waves of his LIFE!) Our casita overlooking the ocean had a simple (but perfect!) kitchen which was very helpful on our small budget, and anything else we needed or asked for was provided. Our biggest regret was not taking advantage of breakfast!! They provide a great selection of surf board rentals, insider recommendations of local eateries, and a stellar staff to support us. THANKS Hotel Buenisimo!!

Room Tip: If you stay more than a night or two, the upgrade to the casita is WELL worth it!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday at the end of August last year. We had the most amazing time, and are planning another trip back! The weather was beautiful and there was only one stormy night. We stayed in one of the casitas at the top of the hill that had an indescribable view. Every morning we hiked down the hill and had Claudia's breakfast to start the day. Ryan was the best host and made us feel like locals. I feel like we really did it all.... We went zip-lining, horse-back riding, surfing, fishing, and hiking. We spent the evenings listening to live music, eating fresh ceviche and drinking imperials. It was a truly special trip and Santa Teresa is like nowhere else. Thank you so much Ryan!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

4 adults and 1 child Thanksgiving 2012. There's nothing like it. All the other places just cannot compare to the hospitality and welcoming that the staff show the guests. It is paradise on earth, the colors were out of this world! Ryan rolls out the red carpet and can show you hidden treasures off the beaten path.

Room Tip: All rooms offer remarkable views
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Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

This was our 2nd trip to Hotel Buenisimo. We stayed in a casita this year and loved it!! Spacious, great view, and reasonably priced. The breakfast is outstanding, especially after a good surf session. Built in workout if you do not rent a car or 4 wheeler, which we did not mind at all. We felt very safe and comfortable. Ryan is a great host, he'll help you to make the most of your stay in Santa Teresa. This is a fantastic place to stay and we will return!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Good little B&B. We stayed in the garden rooms which were very good value for a budget traveller. You have your own private room and bathroom and right next to the big living space where there is a pool table, chairs, hammocks and kitchen. It would cost the same to stay in a hostel but staying here its much nicer, cleaner, safer and more of a hotel/B&B experience. People are very nice too. Beach is only a 3 minute walk across the main road

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I just got back from Santa Teresa and we stayed at Buenisimo. We stayed in the casita which basically has a 180 degree view and a perfect afternoon/evening breeze that puts to you sleep in the two available hammocks. The hotel offers a healthy and filling breakfast which pretty much gets you through to dinner. You can opt for cooking in the casita or a number of great restaurants close by. We opted for the daily hike up the trail to the casita which is rewarded by an outdoor shower and then the hammocks! The casita is also accessible by a driveway which an atv quad would be perfect for. That seemed to be the preferred method of transport for the area. I was glad to be off the main road b/c it was very dusty on the road during the dry season. At the hotel, we were not affected by the dust at all. The owners were super friendly with local knowledge and the staff was very accommodating. Lots of places to go in the world for vacation. This is a sure thing. Thanks Charlie! Hope to get back on some of those awesome waves again.
Nick and Johanna

Room Tip: I think they all have an amazing view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. George's, Grenada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

A few weeks ago, my husband, brother and sister-in-law took a trip to Santa Teresa from California. We stayed at the Hotel Buenisimo after multiple recommendations. It was my brother and sister-in-law's second stay at Hotel Buenisimo and my husband and my first. We absolutely LOVED everything about it! The rooms were a perfect size with gorgeous views of the ocean. Every night we would sit on our patio and watch the sunset (green flash) from the best view in Santa Teresa! The service was amazing as well; the owners go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful time. We went fishing one day with one of the owners, Ryan, and although we only brought in one fish, he went spearfishing to bring in a couple more for us. After fishing we had a family style dinner with the other owners, Charlie, Denise, and a few other patrons. When you stay at Hotel Buenisimo you definitely feel like a local! I could not recommend Hotel Buenisimo enough, it was a vacation that we will be sure to repeat!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Buenisimo

Property: Hotel Buenisimo
Address: Mts South Of the Church 100, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and operated by surfers, Hotel Buenisimo is set in the low hills of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.We offer private casitas with beautiful white-water ocean vistas or rooms set in our lush gardens down below. All accommodations include complimentary breakfast. A short walk down the hill from Hotel Buenisimo takes you to the Pacific Ocean where you can still find secluded, pristine beaches with consistently first-rate surfing conditions. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Buenisimo Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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