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Oceanfront Condo Nature Lovers Paradise with Abundant Wildlife

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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Playa Panama hotel description

Vista Bahia Beach Resort condominium/hotel of Playa Panama is the one of the most serene beachfront communities on the north west coast of Costa Rica and combines the convenience of a full service resort with accommodations, services, and amenities guests have come to expect of condominium living. Just 20 to 25 minutes from the Liberia International Airport where non-stop flights arrive, it is most convenient. The condos are strategically located just 3 minutes walking distance from the healing waters of Papagayo Bay. The Gulf of Papogayo is considered the Gold Coast of Costa Rica because of its sun-drenched beaches, year-round surf, picturesque stretches of beaches and seaside communities. From booming resort towns to undeveloped white sand beaches, the Gold Coast is a Mecca for wave-riders, sun-lovers and adventure aficionados. Located at the resort there are beaches all around; to the left at low tide is a small private beach where you can be alone for hours. To the right, during high tide, you can walk the beach and circle all the way across to the far side of the bay where you will discover a reef and a great variety of coral and shells on the beach.

Our condominiums are located on the bottom floor of a two-story, four-unit building. There is security on the premises 24/7. The suites are situated close to the Pavilion where the pool, bar, lounge, Papillon Restaurant and more amenities are located. The entire community is surrounded by the natural landscape, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and has a unique flora and fauna. This is unlike most resorts where they often clear cut the natural foliage and then replant. Because of its undisturbed surroundings you will wake up to families of monkeys (even babies) in nearby trees and enjoy their frolicking as you enjoy your morning breakfast on the balcony along with all sorts of wildlife.

The Papillon Restaurant is located in a stunning rustic open rancho that has been upgraded and detailed to create an incredible ambiance. With a Mediterranean menu they offer variety filled with exquisite dishes to please the most demanding taste buds. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Room Service and Stacks at the Pool offered every day. Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This is a nature lover’s paradise. The abundant wildlife offers any avid photographer the opportunity to photograph a variety of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and flora at close range. Take a trip to the Volcanoes and you could be on the top of world with amazing views. Imagine the pictures you will be able to take up there!

The condo has 800 sq feet of living space and sleeps four persons with one queen bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room. The bathroom has his and her sinks and the shower/bath tub is in a closed room along with the commode. The cozy kitchen is appointed with beautiful Granite counter tops, sink, dual electric burners, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, toaster, utensils, plates, glasses, pots and pans. Everything you need to prepare breakfast or lunch if you wish. It is not really set up to cook dinners but small dinners will work. Since we are in a Condo/Hotel Resort each condo is set up exactly the same. The management only allows a certain amount of kitchen utensils in each unit so it is not up to us to add more like I would like. There are limitations in utensils to use in the kitchen, I can explain more if you would like to discuss the kitchen.

My wife and I love to enjoy the mornings in the condo so we go to the local market which is minutes away and stock up on the copious amounts of fresh fruit, eggs, cheese and breads, not to mention the local beer (Imperial and Bavaria) for later that day!

If extra sleeping accommodations are desired for your kids or other guests there is a connecting door to our other condo unit. The connected condo can be part of your stay for a slight increase in the rate.

Before you go I would love to chat with you to let you know what I have experienced in the past 7 years of visiting this area. I never, I repeat never had a bad meal. The restaurants in that area are incredible. If you are a seafood lover you are in for a treat. If not, you still will have phenomenal meals. I have a list of restaurants we go to regularly and would recommend to anyone who stays here to patronize them for your own good! As far as beaches, ours (Playa Panama) is the most private as I mentioned earlier, 5 minutes away to the next town is Playa Hermosa, now this beach has beautiful sand and more waves for body surfing. There are also restaurants and bars on the beach for breathtaking sunset dinners and cocktails. Another 10 minutes away is Playa Coco where the tourist shops, restaurants and bars are. There you could find the nightlife area, should you feel the need to party! The beach there is also nice.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. I am always open to help out in any way possible.
Pura Vida!


Keywords: Condominium property, Resort, Restaurant & Bar, Pool, Hiking Trails, Tours, Wildlife, Birds, Fishing, on Pacific Ocean beach in Playa Panama, Guanacaste province, 20 minutes from Liberia Airport. Perfect for romantic get aways and families. Children friendly. The resort owner has decided to close the restaurant and bar down during the slow season this year. It should be up for the high season but I just want you to be aware. The good news is the $25 per day fee is no longer in effect plus you will be in an upgraded condo with unobstructed views. Below is what you will expect to get when you arrive.

The units will have all the same amenities in terms of towels soaps coffee, etc (just like a hotel). The Kayaks, snorkel gear, pool will be available as well as chairs. We are working on getting SKY TV to set up cable/Internet since the resort owner shut down the cable/internet for the slow season. As well there will be people on the resort 24/7. The only main change is that the restaurant and front desk won't be operating but James the manager of the resort will be down at the office most of the time so if you need anything he can assist you with that.

So the biggest change is no restaurant/bar and possibly no cable/internet (to be determined if installed in time for your arrival) But the good news is the $25 per day fee is waived plus you will be in an upgraded condo with unobstructed views. Everything else around the grounds will be exactly the same, walkways and trails with overlooks to the beach, wildlife all around.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Hotel

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Available
          • Car Optional
          • Daily Maid Service
          • Staff
          • Massage
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            swimming pool adjacent to the restaurant and bar. There is a shallow end for younger kids; less than 2 minute walk to beach...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No kids under 21...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

            It is a pullout sofa...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathtub with shower and a toilet in separate room from his and her sinks. Hot and cold water. Hairdryer, handsoap, shampoo, conditioner & lotion. Fresh towels when requested. Note: The new developer will be updating the Tub Shower into a walk in shower soon. If tub needed let me know and I will check on the renovations....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Sets of 4. Dishes, cocktail glasses, juice glasses, coffee cups ETC....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is a kitchenette, there is a dual hotplate, not a stove....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Sets of 4. Forks, Knife, Spoons....moreless

          • Dining:

            Round table that seats 4....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Catering Available
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Freezer
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • In Room Security Safe, 2 Ceiling Fans, his & hers sinks by the bathroom....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                For an extra fee just like a hotel would charge....moreless

              • Internet:

                Wi Fi is part of the resort fee for your use....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Wi Fi is part of the resort fee for your use....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wi Fi is part of the resort fee for your use....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                At the pavilion for all guests to use...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                For an add'l fee...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    By rentals from Playa Coco for extra fee Kayak / Canoe : By rentals from the beach for extra fee...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Papagayo Golf Course 15/20 minutes away. Let me know & we will set it up....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    For additional Fee paid to the resort...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Spa
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    We are considered beachfront but we are set on top of a bluff. You need to walk 2 minutes down to the beach....moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    We are considered beachfront but we are set on top of a bluff. You need to walk 2 minutes down to the beach....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    We are considered beachfront but we are set on top of a bluff. You need to walk 2 minutes down to the beach....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    We are considered beachfront but we are set on top of a bluff. You need to walk 2 minutes down to the beach....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    We have the Rincon, Orosi & Miravalles Volcano Views to the North East....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Laundromat
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Zoo
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Playground
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Reefs
                  • Volcano
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Caves
                  • Arboretum
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 18 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Green Season
                  May 1 - Oct 30, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $75 $75
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $520 $1,548
                  High Season
                  Nov 1 - May 16, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $85 $79
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $589 $1,848
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $85 $85
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $589 $1,860
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  May 1st-Oct 31st $70 per night /$480 per week/Nov 1st-April 30th $80 per night/$555 per week Holiday weeks are $110 per day. The new resort owner implemented a $25 per day resort fee for the cost of the Wi Fi, Cable TV, Beach Towels, Pool, Electric, Management Services, Parking, Security, Golf Carts to room, Deep Cleaning at end of stay ETC. I have access to 4 condos,so my calendar is usually open


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                  Location

                  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

                    "Oh my, they have one of the most beautiful golf courses I have ever seen"

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                  • Coconutz Sports Bar and Eatery

                    "Fun night life! Free Wi Fi also"

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                  • Beach Bum's (Beach Bar)

                    "Great local bar and restaurant."

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                  • Lizard Lounge

                    "Just another fun place with good music"

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                  • Arenal Volcano

                    "Lots to do here and you get to experience the rain forest. Lot and lots of waterfalls!"

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                  • Super Compro

                    "Anything and everything you can want!"

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                  • Father Rooster's Restaurant & Bar

                    "What a nice place, and the birds are too funny."

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                  • Parque Nacional Palo Verde

                    "Great river boat tour! Monkeys up close too"

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                  • Do It Yourself Center (Like a Home Depot)

                    "Here you can get most anything. It is comparable to the U.S.A.'s Home Depot or Lowes."

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                  • Marina Papagayo

                    "Marina Papagayo, 180 Slip Luxury Marina With Crew Quarters, Yacht Club, and Waterfront Homes..."

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                  • Monarchs Private beach

                    "At low tide this is a small private beach where you can be alone for hours. Fishing from the..."

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                  • Playa Panama

                    "This is 5 minutes walking distance from the condo front door! This beach has the least pedes..."

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                  • Gingers Tapas Restaurant and bar

                    "This is one of the more popular restaurants, don't forget to make reservations on the weeken..."

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                  • Papagayo Golf & Country Club

                    "One on the more local golf courses in the area. It is the least expensive out of the other 3..."

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                  • Witch's Rock

                    "This is the most famous surfing area around. Made famous from the most influential surf movi..."

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                  • Parque National Rincón de la Vieja

                    "Only a hour away from our condos this volcano has it all. Tours, Hot Springs, Water Slides, ..."

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                  • Playa Hermosa

                    "This is a gorgeous beach! The beach has a lot more to offer than other beaches, with water s..."

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                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Liberia International Airport
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  route 21
                  Playa Panama
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Panama
                  Playa Panama
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Papillion Restaurant and Bar
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Papagayo Country Club
                  Playa Panama
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  PapillionRestaurant and Bar

                  Car: Recommended

                  We are set on top a 1+ mile long beach which is never crowned except on the major Holidays (Christmas/New Years). We are beachfront, you walk out of our door and you can walk a path to the beaches in 2 minutes or the pool by the restaurant and bar. Our door is less then 100 yards away from the beach. We have tours leaving our beach to goto surf, scuba, fishing, snorkeling areas Etc. All other tours can be arranged, just let me know. Many land tours as well are within a short ride (depending on which tour you choose). The rain forest is about a 3 hour drive from our condo. Canopy, Zip lines, Volcano, National Parks, Mud and Thermal Baths, Rain forest, Bird, wild life, all the tours of Costa Rica. If there is something I missed just ask and I will help in any way I can.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About: I have been happily married for the past 14 years. My loving wife Joan and I have one child named Charlie who is now 13 years old. I was in Commercial Video Post Production business around 25 years, I have temporarily resigned from my business so I could pursue other ventures. My future endeavors include helping better our environment, volunteer for my community and possibly get involved in health care as well as spending more time with my family. I have been on the east coast, in and around NYC my entire life. 7 years ago we went on a vacation to Costa Rica's Gulf of Papagayo, we loved it so much we purchased the condo a month later. Monarch Resort condominium/hotel of Playa Panama was a perfect place for us because of the location to and from the airport and privacy it offers. We vacation here at least twice a year. I am considering moving down to Costa Rica someday, hopefully sooner than later. I love fishing, working with my hands and many other hobbies.

                  Why Playa Panama:
                  I chose this area because of the natural habitat and peaceful setting of the resort. It is quite tranquil with few tourist around. If I feel the need for people watching I go to the next town 2 minutes away called Playa Hermosa or Playa Coco which is 10 minutes away. I have always been a beach person and love to fish. There is everything and nothing to do here, the choice is yours.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
                  The serene surroundings, spacious condos, delightful restaurant and bar are a few benefits I enjoy when vacationing. Even the restaurants around the area are phenomenal! The staff is always helpful to guest and owners alike, feel free to ask for whatever comes to mind.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Exterior of condos

                    Exterior of condos

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • TV & Sitting Area

                    TV & Sitting Area

                  • Sunrise @ Monarch Resort

                    Sunrise @ Monarch Resort

                  • Kayaking to Private Beaches

                    Kayaking to Private Beaches

                  • Iguana @ Monarch

                    Iguana @ Monarch

                  • My Friend Josue caught a roosterfish off the point in Playa Panama!

                    My Friend Josue caught a roosterfish off the point in Playa Panama!

                  • me & my son Charlie heading out on the jet ski in our bay (Playa Panama).

                    me & my son Charlie heading out on the jet ski in our bay (Playa Panama).

                  • The Wht Throated-Magpie Jays aren't shy. They stole Joan's Fruit from her drink!

                    The Wht Throated-Magpie Jays aren't shy. They stole Joan's Fruit from her drink!

                  • Having cocktails watching the sunset at the marina.

                    Having cocktails watching the sunset at the marina.

                  • Joan & Charlie at waterfalls

                    Joan & Charlie at waterfalls

                  • Overlooks & walkways in the monkey highway/cactus forest. Overlooking the waters

                    Overlooks & walkways in the monkey highway/cactus forest. Overlooking the waters

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Bedroom

                    Bedroom

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Sunset @ Beach

                    Sunset @ Beach

                  • Fishing @ our private beach

                    Fishing @ our private beach

                  • Monkey @ Monarch

                    Monkey @ Monarch

                  • White Throated-Magpie Jays sleeping in trees above us while we walked to dinner

                    White Throated-Magpie Jays sleeping in trees above us while we walked to dinner

                  • Playa Panama, very private. Our condos are set on other side of the pix by trees

                    Playa Panama, very private. Our condos are set on other side of the pix by trees

                  • Me & my wife on top of Playa Panama looking out to the sunset.

                    Me & my wife on top of Playa Panama looking out to the sunset.

                  • A family of monkeys in the Monkey Highway in our front yard!

                    A family of monkeys in the Monkey Highway in our front yard!

                  • Our private beach in the BG at low tide. I'm on the volcanic rock's tide pools

                    Our private beach in the BG at low tide. I'm on the volcanic rock's tide pools

                  • Resort Sign with the Pool / Pavilion / Restaurant / Bar / Front Desk Area

                    Resort Sign with the Pool / Pavilion / Restaurant / Bar / Front Desk Area

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