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Surf Vista Villas
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I'm challenged to find the exact words to describe our experience at Surf Vista Villas. Not long enough (all cliches aside)...would certainly be an essential start. Allow yourself at least a week to fully appreciate what this little gem has to offer. Andy couldn't have been more welcoming and provided the ultimate 'local experience.' The town is quaint and the beach...well, you can easily see why Santa Teresa is one of the top surf destinations world wide. Armed with a surfboard or simply a towel, the endless stretch of perfect sand and crashing waves promise to keep you lingering for "just one more minute."

This haven has everything you need and nothing you don't. We had just come from the Marriot in San Jose for a few nights and I would stay at Surf Vista Villas ANY DAY over their pretentious counterparts. Don't get me wrong, it was beautiful, but you will NOT beat the down-to-earth hosting, heart stopping ocean views, jungle submersion and beach town bliss!! (and at a fraction of the price, I almost had to pinch myself...)

And the space...oh my...the space...
The Villa was open, airy, high on a cliff and gave rise to the entire fantasy vision of a tropical paradise created in my mind before even arriving. I wanted to cartwheel, pirouette, laugh, cry and sit in quiet reflection all at the same time, when stepping out on the deck for the first morning intake. The vibe already set with the alarm clock of a surrounding jungle brimming with life, radiantly back-lit shades of green with ribbons of sunshine streaming through, suggesting only that the day take you where it may...

Fellow yoga enthusiasts MUST stay here! Having both private and communal wrap around deck space, your practice is sure to be unforgettable...Morning, noon or night!

Just sit and swing while the sun slowly sinks and enjoy the evening symphony of night time jungle buzz as moon-rays dance on the surface of endless ocean...

Seriously folks...are you getting the picture?

Your taste buds will be tantalized with the fine culinary delights of the local fare. Our first night Andy introduced us to an amazing mixed seafood grill at a super-chill restaurant. I still daydream about it...Mmmmm. Followed by a delightful breakfast and a heavenly latte at the bakery (apparently the only place with AC, so it's hoppin')

The end of the rainy season was perfect (November), everything was lush and the air was warm and rich (driving the strip through town is a bit dusty).The Villa proximity ensures a drive to Montezuma is a must!

I can go on and on...but I will save that for my next review when our stay at this 'jewel of the Nicoya' will be far longer than a teasing few days, from which we had to be dragged kicking and screaming :-D

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Salena V
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The photos online of the property don't do it justice. This is paradise. We spent the week prior to Christmas in this amazing location. The view and the sounds of the jungle that surround it were breathtaking and extraordinary. Our room was spacious and absolutely perfect. In our time in Santa Teresa I didn't see another location that compared to Surf Vista. We will be returning again soon.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank April C
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Up highhhh on a hill. so you need a vehicle or good legs and don't mind the walk up in the heat. But because you are so high up you have peace and quiet and extraordinary views of the pacific. We stayed in the lower level unit (two story building) and everything was excellent. Staff on site were amazing. Beautiful setting, buildings were really good, and nature all around. In particular, parrots, toucans, howler monkeys and white faced capucin monkeys right at your porch or close to it.

We used the conceirge service to book and organize activities (horse back riding, fishing, zip lining, nature excursion, and surf lesson. It was all good. Reasonable prices, excellent services, prompt, etc. etc.

Will go again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Although we had already seen the photos online we were blown away by the view, the spotless spacious rooms and deck space. Nothing later on our trip matched this place. Had an awesome chill time at the Vista Villas, which we can only recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anja K
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

there is nothing about this place to speak poorly of.
the view is the best i have ever imagined, the sunsets are perfect, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, the deck space is out of control, you can hang with other guests or stay private to yourself, andy is sooo helpful and an incredible host/owner, his two dogs are sweethearts, and as long as you have a 4x4 of some kind to get up and down its two minutes from the most wonderful beach in the world. spent a week there in late november and it was a dream.
good for couples, on your own, or with friends....

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank mark s
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