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Villa Mareas
Ranked #5 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Pure heaven. I recently stayed at Mareas Villas and it is absolutely stunning including the hosts Tim and Pillar. The rooms/suites are large, comfortable with elegant bathrooms and creatively appointed. The pool, ah I wish that I was still floating in it watching the gorgeous sunset as it is 1700 square feet of bliss. Everything that you could ask for is there. Tim and Pillar are knowledgeable and wonderful hosts. Tim is a fabulous chef and we had some incredible meals provided by him. Pillar is full of energy and makes you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. She gave us a guided tour of the beautiful gardens and grounds explaining all the different plants, animals and birds that live here. This is truly a piece of paradise that I highly recommend you experience!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Villa Mareas, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2014

Tina, thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to experience some more of your fine cuisine as well very soon.

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

I am a biologist and photographer looking for comfortable and exciting destinations in the jungle around the world. This one is one of the best I ever seen, so clean, ecologic, surrounded by a lush naure and full of animals. Food is great, and the pool is a dream! The owners Pilar and Tim are so kind and diligent helping in all ways. By the way, Tim is a superb cook and you will enjoy his exotic dishes!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Villa Mareas, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2014

It was a pleasure to meet and spend time with you Cesar. You taught both Pilar and I a ton.

Thank you!

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

I just spent a week at beautiful Mareas Vilas, hosting a yoga and health retreat there. The location was perfection – serene, stunning, private, lush and luxurious. Mareas features views and vistas that are unmatched in beauty, and luxurious amenities that allow for complete pampering. There are a variety of beautiful spaces on the property to use for yoga classes, workshops and meditation sessions. Surrounded by beautiful birds, plants and other wildlife, it is truly a jungle oasis and an incredible escape from the ordinary – the perfect environment to reconnect, reflect and rejuvenate.

Tim and Pilar were lovely, gracious and accommodating hosts. They recommended and helped us to arrange two wonderful day trips to Cano Island and Zip Lining. Pilar has so much knowledge about birds, plants, and the surrounding area and we especially loved the fun and informative the waterfall hike that she led us on. Tim’s culinary skills are out of this world and he was able to cater to our (many!) dietary restrictions with ease and grace, without sacrificing flavor or creativity.

It was truly a magical experience and we look forward to returning and hosting many more retreats at this incredible oasis!

Namaste,
Julie

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Villa Mareas, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Julie,

Thank you very much for your thoughtful and gracious review. The week with your group was enlightening and we hope to spend many many more! I'm working on new recipes for you and your future yoga and wellness retreats. I'll be sending them to you shortly!

Thank you again,

Tim & Pilar

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Mareas Villas is a perfect getaway venue for R & R or any kind of retreat. The villas are very elegant and comfortable, the decor is very classy. Can't say enough about how gorgeous the pool is! This place was a perfect combination of luxury, comfort, elegance and style. Pilar and Tim are the proud owners/hosts of this magnificent place. Pilar's vivacious personality was very charming, her knowledge of local areas and activities was so helpful. Tim is an amazing chef who was incredibly creative and diverse when it came to preparing delicious meals for us. Thanks for our magical experience, Pilar and Tim!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Villa Mareas, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Dolly & Judge,

Thank you so much for your gracious description and review. of our little corner in the world. Your laughter and constant smile were contagious. And thank you for your cooking tips!

Tim & Pilar

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I visited Mareas from Feb 22-Mar 1 as part of a whole health luxe retreat with Samana Health Retreats. Mareas was the perfect place to escape the world, do yoga, meditate, detox, relax and soak in the beauty of the jungle. It is a trek to get there from San Jose, but worth it once you are there! Tim was a spectacular chef and catered to our detox with Gluten, Dairy & sugar free meals. We were very impressed & I am a BIG foodie. Pilar took us on a jungle hike & educated us about the stunning species of wildlife on the property. They recommended 2 great day trips that were very memorable! I loved the outdoor shower in my King room suite. The pool is so gorgeous and has amazing views! The property is perfect for a yoga/health/wellness retreat with lots of areas for yoga and meditation. I am back in Canada now and want to go back to Mareas! Such beautiful oasis in the jungle with lovely hosts! Thanks Tim & Pilar! Retreat of a lifetime!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Wendostick
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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Villa Mareas, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Wendy,

Thank you so much for your kind words. The peace and tranquility that you epitomize made our week with you special as well.

Thank you again,

Tim & Pilar

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Mareas Villas in Costa Rica is the embodiment of luxurious comfort and an impressive destination befitting royal tastes and standards. Upon arrival at the main villa one is greeted by a spectacular entry way leading to an open plan living room, huge bar spilling over onto a walk into infinity pool where the waters seem to meet the Costa Rican heavens ! ! ! ! It is truly breathtaking ! ! ! The ambiance of the rain forest with lipstick palm trees and many other exotic plants cloak the main Villa and its private accommodation villas which lend themselves to privacy and tranquillity. Our hosts, Pilar and Tim, are a lovely and very personable couple and have a wealth of local knowledge and contacts. There are very few places on the globe that can be referred to as breathtaking; Mareas Villas is a destination that will take your breath away !

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Ray A
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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Villa Mareas, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Thank you so much for your kind words Ray. It was truely a pleasure meeting you. Your stories were very entertaining. We're happy that you could appreciate "Our" jungle. Someday we'll visit yours.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The views are spectacular. You don't get to see this kind of natural beauty very often. The villas are beautiful, right down the fine luxury linens. Everywhere you look is breathtaking. I have traveled all over the world and this was one of my most favorite vacations. I love the combination of rugged landscape and luxury accommodations . This truly is paradise. Hosts Pilar and Tim could not have been more welcoming. They are knowledgable of the land and made our stay interesting and fun. They are elegant hosts without being stuffy. This goes on my very short list of places to return.

Room Tip: you can't go wrong with any room.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Curtis L
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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Villa Mareas, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Curtis, It was an absolute privilege to meet you. Tiki and Chata both miss you as much as we do. Pilar and I certainly appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Additional Information about Villa Mareas

Address: Playa Hermosa, Bahia Ballena | Puntarenas, Osa, Uvita 11111, Costa Rica (Formerly Mareas Villas)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Uvita
Price Range: $1,414 - $2,857 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Mareas is a luxurious and private (9 suites)resort nestled on 36 acres of rainforest preserve with amazing views of the Pacific ocean. We offer luxury suites and the villas and resorts can be rented by groups for special occasions. We offer concierge and chef services and specialize in customizing our customer's experiences to make them memorable. Located in one of the most pristine areas of Costa Rica! ... more   less 
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Villa Mareas Costa Rica/Uvita

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