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Recent Nosara reviews
Paradise in the Jungle
"We have been so lucky to spend the past year at Heartwaves while our children attended school in Nosara. We have two kids (7 and 10) and have had plenty of visitors over the past 12 months and the house was great in every instance. It's a short walk to the beach (7 minutes) and also a short walk through the jungle path to get to the main street of Guiones. The beach is so close that we have been down there almost every day of this past year, either for early morning runs, surfing or the amazing sunsets.
We have spent many, many days relaxing on the bali bed or on the chairs by the pool and admiring the howler monkeys and iguanas that come by to visit, we also eat dinner out there every night. Our boys have spent countless hours swimming and looking out over the infinity edge pool for jungle creatures. Jane (the owner) and the property management has always been so great to work with and responsive to anything we have needed. Jane is also a fantastic resource for local activities and knowledge. The kitchen is equipped for anything you might want to make and its really nice to have two bathrooms plus a separate shower.
We did tons of research before selecting a neighborhood and we are so glad we chose section K. Its a little more quiet and residential with lots of families but its still close and easy access to everything.
Nosara is a very special place and was made so much more so because of staying at Heartwaves. We will miss it so much. Thank you Jane for everything!"
Guest: HeatherDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: June 22, 2015
"We have traveled extensively through Costa Rica and have now found our favorite place in Nosara/Playa Guiones: Casa Radl! This property has it all. It is safe, which is an absolute MUST in Costa Rica, it is right by the beach, it is reasonably priced considering it sleeps up to 12 people, it has a huge pool with an outdoor lounge/kitchen/dining set up for a large group, there are bicycles provided to get around, the housekeeper and gardener are loyal and so helpful and one feels secluded even though the walk to local restaurants, markets and shops is a short one. Casa Radl is the perfect retreat for anyone who enjoys tropical living."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
"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 JohnDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
Costa Rican family looking for a great place to rest and enjoy the best beach in Costa Rica, Pelada
"What a wonderful surprise it was to arrive to Casa BandA to find the most beautiful place I've been in Nosara! As soon as you get into the owners property it seems you are at another world, everything is so clean, well kept and quiet. I am a teacher so my search for vacation places is intense trying to find the perfect vacation house to rest and be in a silent place. The apartment rented was pristine, imagine what a task with the dust that arrives every summer in Guanacaste. Another great surprise was to find an excellent kitchen equipped for a pro. I am a good cook and always travel with my kitchen utensils. Never needed at this place because they even had good spices to share with the person that rents the house. The pool one of the cleanest I've seen and with good chairs to sit and read in a very peaceful ambiance. The owner is available at all time in case you need something. All in all, I highly recommend this house for the best vacation ever in Playa Pelada, Nosara, Guanacaste."
Guest: SusanaDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 12, 2015