My now fiance (who proposed to me at sunset on the endless, pristine beach feet away from the resort) and I traveled with friends of ours to Villas Hermosas where we relaxed and played for 7 days. After a long and bumpy road, we arrived, at night so we were not able to see the beautiful surrondings that awaited us. Brad, who is the second half of the owners, was waiting for us and with a gregarious and open smile, grabbed our luggage and carried it to our villa. We were exhausted.
What a comfort to have our friends greet us at the door with a glass of wine in hand coupled with the warm surroundings of our villa.
When we awoke to the sounds of birds chirping and howler monkeys calling we poured a cup of coffe and relaxed outside on our porch and soaked up the beautiful surrondings of Villas Hermosas. It was simultaneous, the humming birds flitted from flower to flower, the bright green parrots tawnted each other from tree to tree as we walked the serene path towards the beach. We shared the beach with no one else but a few pelicans surfing the waves, we felt like we were beginning the journey of our own Robinson Coruso Tale.
Shortly after we received the first of our complimentary breakfasts which was served every morning with fresh fruits, gallo pinto, eggs and baked goods of the day. We were always served with a smile. Our days were filled with surfing, fishing, snorkeling and jungle adventures all arranged by Tara, the second half of the owners. Tara, greeted us every morning with positive energy and informative ideas on how to spend our day. On a number of evenings we were able to take advantage of the "rancho" and barbeque that was available for use by all the guests. We cooked the fish we caught for dinner and got to know the friendly guests who shared the resort with us. On the hot afternoons we lounged in the pool, and listened to the peaceful sounds of the wild jungle surrounding us with a babbeling waterfall behind us.
If you're looking for a friendly, laid back, family oriented atmosphere, that's also great for couples, this is a wonderful place to experience amidst Costa Rica's wildnerness-paradise. The next review you read will be after our wedding at Villas Hermosas. We love you Brad and Tara!!!
- 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