We just had our wedding at Villas Hermosas last weekend and could not have been more pleased with the entire experience. We picked the venue based on good TripAdviser reviews and are happy to add our glowing review to the list. Picking a wedding venue site unseen was a little scary, but VH went beyond all of our expectations in terms of aesthetics, service, and experience. The owners, Brad and Tara, were very welcoming and were helpful from the moment we first contacted them. They helped in the planning process with vendor, restaurant, and excursion recommendations and reservations. They helped arrange a zip-lining experience for all of our guests, including my 87-year old grandfather! Everyone was beyond satisfied with this special place.
We didn't arrive the first night until after dark (it can be a long trip from San Jose), but our first impressions were fantastic - we sat by the beautifully lit pool and waterfall, and took a night swim with the bullfrogs and crabs. We also had our first introductions to Oz and Reef, the super friendly hotel canines, as well as Butterball Brown, the house cat. What a great way to feel welcome. By day, the property is even more beautiful, with ancient towering trees and countless flowering shrubs. Of all the places we visited in Costa Rica, Villas Hermosas' grounds were the most lush and inviting. It's like a well-maintained little forest right on the beach. Hotel staff even kept the grounds raked daily. The pictures online don't do justice to how perfectly the whole place just comes together.
We stayed in the honeymoon suite, which is the only villa with a beach view and is clearly made for a couple. The bungalow has a nice kitchen with the necessary utensils and living area with a nice leather couch and large TV. There is also a wide front porch complete with hammock, chairs, and a table. The bed and bath were immaculate. And there were also two large closets (excellent for hanging a wedding dress!) and a safe in the room. The AC worked very well. One thing that surprised us, that didn't really show up in the photos, was just how new and spotless everything is.
Although we didn't stay in the other villas, we did go in all of them and would be remiss if we did not mention something about them here. They were incredible. When you walk in, the first thing you notice looking up in the living room is a unique large brick dome. You find so many elements throughout the villas that show an attention to detail that make the place feel so special. The kitchens are also fully loaded and there is ample indoor and outdoor space.
Overall, we could not have been happier and would not hesitate to recommend Villas Hermosas to anyone planning an intimate wedding or just looking for a special place to spend a few days. We look forward to going back someday to celebrate our anniversary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The distinctive beachfront hotel, Villas Hermosas, is located in Playa Hermosa of Mal Pais on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. Please come and share with them their playful surf, thriving jungle, empty beaches, tropical gardens, and inviting swimming pool, while enjoying all the comforts of home! With only four villas, they offer a uniquely intimate experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villas Hermosas Hotel Santa Teresa
- Hermosas Hotel Santa Teresa
- Villas Hermosas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa