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Recent Nosara reviews

  • Wonderful vacation home on a beautiful beach.

    "We fully agree with all the previous positive reviews, so will not repeat them. A couple of small hiccups during our stay - wi-fi was limited to the pool area, we had several hours without power, and no water for half a day (thus 4 stars, not 5), but we still plan to return when we can. It's a great location, pleasant people, and all in all a very enjoyable vacation experience."
    Guest: Leanne and Peter Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 1, 2015
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  • One word: Incredible

    "When we found this property, I confess that we thought it was too good to be true. The price, location and view just seemed an impossible mix for Nosara. Imagine waking up at dawn to check the surf from the porch, cooking up a feast at the grill overlooking the ocean, sipping sparkling wine in the pool under the stars, observing the diverse range of flora and fauna from the nearby wildlife refugee, wondering the beach at night as huge sea turtles crawl up the sand and plant their eggs, and each and every day sleeping to the peaceful sound of the ocean. If you can imagine that, then you can imagine the incredibly unique space that Carl & Kathy have created in Costa Rica. Furthermore, I challenge you to find more affable and welcoming hosts. My wife and I have travelled a lot (40 countries each) and Carl (whose wife was away) was the most genuinely accommodating host we've ever met - he went out of his way regularly to make sure we were content each and every day. One note: if you're in the Nosara region, it's worth renting a car, preferably a 4WD, as the roads are unsealed and can at times get quite bumpy. Alternatively you can rent quad bikes once in the area. If you're reading this review, then I suggest you book. And book now."
    Guest: Justin M. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
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  • Wonderful stay at Casa-Banda!

    "We had a wonderful, relaxing time in a beautiful oasis in a jungle. If you can imagine a Hollywood film star going to a resort in Costa Rica, this is it! Listening to the unusual birds in the morning was magical, and the chirping (quietly) geckos at night. We walked down to the beach at Playa Pelada; it was scenic with rock outcrops, uncrowded, and plenty of sand for sunbathing. We enjoyed watching the terns, pelicans, egrets, osprey, and frigatebirds diving for fish. Don't miss visiting Lagarta Restaurant just down the road from Casa-Banda. The view of Rio Nosara, estuary, and shoreline is incredible and very romantic! Bibi and Arne are wonderful hosts and a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed hearing many great stories about their lives in Costa Rica. We hope to return again!"
    Guest: Jann and John Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
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  • Best spot in Nosara

    "We (along with two other couples) had the pleasure of staying at Ginger Powers' Rancho Authentico for a week. We arrived after dark from Liberia, and Ginger was there to greet us and show us around. When we woke up the next morning, we couldn't believe it -- breathtaking beach, sunshine galore, and all of the beach amenities you could want -- lounge chairs, towels, outdoor shower, it was fantastic. Photos don't do it justice. It's bigger and better than the photos (and the photos look really fabulous). Before our trip, Ginger was very responsive on e-mail and helped us connect with local fruit/meat vendors who were able to deliver food before we arrived. There's a new gas range in the house that worked great, as did the blender for fruity cocktails. The craziest thing about this place is how quiet and un-touristy Playa Garza is. Many days, we were the only people on the beach. We felt as though we had an entire cove to ourselves. There were several funky beach bars that we could walk to at night (again - NO crowds and amazing star gazing). Playa Giones is a short 10 minute car ride away for more restaurants and shops. And, you can catch a boat for a fishing trip right there on the beach. We did several excursions, but also entertained ourselves in the water by body surfing and boogie boarding. The waves at Garza are tame enough for recreational swimming -- occasionally, the waves were good enough for actual surfing. But Guiones and its big surf was so close, it's not a big deal to travel where you want. Plaza Garza is VERY clean. Clean beach, clean water, no signs of pollution, jelly fish, etc. It's a PERFECT beach! We are still dreaming about this place and need to figure out when we can return. A couple of things we noted for future travelers: Bring ear plugs if road noise or high wind noise bothers you. We had a couple of very windy nights at the house with almonds/coconuts falling on the tin roof most of the night. Also, the house is right off the village road, and rush hour in Costa Rica is much earlier than in the U.S. (think, 5:30a.m.). Since the house is open-air, all of these sounds travel right into the house. Also, bring plenty of sunscreen if you don't want to fry (we ran out of sunscreen on the last day -- oops!). Ginger -- We will be back!"
    Guest: Sara A Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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