I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. The location was perfect - close to all of the restaurants and walking distance to the most beautiful area of the string of beaches along this road. "Wave view" of the ocean. Casitas are an amazing value - you get a beautiful, private room with full cooking kitchen and huge balcony with comfy hammocks. Bathrooms are great size and beautiful. The two story casita has two bathrooms. The beautiful teak wood and well-designed windows make the rooms a joy to stay in. Charlie and Denise have obviously put a lot of thought into the design of these casitas, as they built them into the environment and did not cut down all the beautiful surroundings to create their hotel (which is why one reviewer might not have appreciated the ocean view - it's a gorgeous ocean view in my opinion, but they did build into the rainforest, so you are surrounded by the jungle, a huge plus in my opinion). Breakfast was top notch. Surfers will love this place. Couples will love this place. Adventurous families would do well in the two story casita. I loved the fact that taxes and breakfast was included, as you can expect a hefty additional charge to most of the quoted hotel prices in Costa Rica. Definitely best value, and I've stayed in the Mal Pais area before at top-rated hotels. I'll go back to Buenisimo in a heartbeat.
The best part about this hotel is that Charlie and Denise love Costa Rica and love running their hotel. Their positive attitude and enthusiasm about what they do is contagious.
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- 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