First of all, my thanks to the community of Trip Advisor reviewers that wrote about Casa Cecilia. The accumulation of excellent reviews was very helpful when I was researching options for a special trip to celebrate a friends' 50th birthday. The choice became clear after reading all the wonderful things everyone had to say, hearing various local merchants recommend Casa Cecilia, and in consideration of the hotel's prime beachfront location on the quiet north end of Playa Santa Teresa.
The previously submitted review by Dude0nSurf, who was one of my travel partners on our recent stay, pretty much explains what you'd need to know about the place. I agree with his review 100%.
What I'll add here is a note about how truly wonderful the staff are at this charming B&B. I was fortunate to spend 16 days at Casa Cecilia, half of it as a time for just my wife and I to be together, and the second week focused on connecting with a small group of friends as we enjoyed the excellent surf right out front. So I really got to know the fine folks running the hotel, and as various guests came and went I could see how the staff seamlessly sustain such a warm, open, friendly atmosphere that quickly welcomes in new arrivals, and spreads into an "aloha" spirit that thrives among all the guests. And I can honestly say that I feel like I've made new friends there, especially with Don and Pia. These are not people who just politely help take care of your travel needs, these are people that really enjoy getting to know their guests, that take pride and joy in helping people, and that are fascinating individuals worth chatting with. That said, they are super respectful of everyone, so if you're looking for quiet time without someone chatting at you, they will certainly know to give you that space.
I thank Don for his amazing positive energy, every single day, and his very generous sharing of local surfing information. As an excellent surfer himself, he could have been guarded about his knowledge and left us to find our own waves. Instead, his suggestions for other options were shared freely, with excitement, and steered us to some really fun times. I will say the same here about Pia, who was very helpful and made a wonderful connection surfing with my wife and I. We already miss you guys and can't wait to come back and reconnect with YOU. Angelica and Yor keep the hotel, the rooms, and the grounds very clean and beautiful, all with a smile.
Altogether, it is these fine people that I will remember and look forward to seeing again when I return to Casa Cecilia. Oh, and the incredible breakfasts, amazing surf, best ocean views ever, jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets, and all the rest of the charms and benefits of the hotel and it's perfect location. Pura Vida!
- Also Known As:
- Casa Cecilia Costa Rica/Santa Teresa