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Recent Guanacaste reviews

  • Our Vacation to Heaven

    "Casa Costa Palmera is a little slice of Heaven. Our family had the best time on this amazing beach and in this amazing house. We hired Maria to cook our meals (the best decision ever) and she is an amazing cook. We also used the food stocking service (another perfect decision) and Alyssa brought us our food so we didn't have to waste time at the grocery store. Orlando and Maria are absolutely amazing, kind, and wonderful people. They made us feel welcomed and like royalty. The beach is absolutely splendid and we spent every day swimming or body boarding in the surf. We walked on the beach every morning and were on the beach every evening till sunset. We went snorkeling at Playa Carbon as well which is something that you definitely shouldn't miss when you visit. Alyssa, our concierge, helped set up several tours and trips for us including ziplining and fishing. She was so amazing to work with. We cannot wait to go back! This was the best vacation our family has ever been on! Thank you so much Alyssa, Maria, and Orlando!"
    Guest: Katie C. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 20, 2015
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  • A real gem in Costa Rica

    "We met Coryn at a local gas station and followed her up the hill for the trip up to the condo and what a treat to see the condo! Coryn was very welcoming and the condo was a real knockout! The condo has everything you would want from a fully equipped kitchen, deck off the main level that has a commanding view of Lake Arenal, TV and wonderful breezes that blow through the condo. The bird life is terrific. Safety is not a concern at this condo as there is a locked gate. A grocery store a few minutes away has all the supplies you would want and need. Down the hill are two other grocery stores. The area is close to Fortuna, about an hour drive and accessible to many attractions. The drive is fantastic. Very near to the condo are the Viento Fresco Waterfalls and white water rafting off CA 1 going toward Liberia. A big positive is the attitude of the local folks. They were more than welcoming and tried to help whenever they could. An SUV or 4-wheel drive vehicle are recommended. The location of this condo is very convenient to Liberia. The drive is probably an hour and a half. Construction on the CA-1 is ongoing, but the road is good. We could not have asked for a better experience and will definitely be back for more of the beauty of Costa Rica and its people!"
    Guest: Tontolita Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Perfect, fantastic beach house,

    "Casa Kalumina is a place of unexpected adventures and luxurious silences, of being greeted by name the second time you stop for breakfast at the surf school down the street, and enjoying vegetarian pizza while listening to a live jazz/reggae trio a five-minute stroll from the front door – under a cloudless canopy of a billion stars. If I sound a little over enthusiastic, trust me, I haven't scratched the surface. We stayed with two other couples and a single friend and each had spacious, private accommodations. It seemed twice as many would be an easy fit with a little communal spirit. A gorgeous, lush garden ensures absolute privacy. The house is thoughtfully laid out with well-appointed kitchen, bathrooms, and spacious common areas including a breezy covered deck with a seductive hammock secreted over the garage. The beds are comfortable and the furnishings tasteful but practical. Friendly and unobtrusive folks tend to the pool and grounds so everything is always groomed and inviting. There was never a bit of trash on the huge beach unless you count the thousands of seashells. There were very few other people on the beach. I never noticed any biting insects. About a half-hour walk up the beach is a turtle museum, a yoga studio, and a nice bar/restaurant with fine, spicy Bloody Marys. Casa Kalumina is a treasure; enjoy it. You will not want to leave. Pura Vida. Pure life!"
    Guest: Joel B Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 20, 2015
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  • Perfect And Private With All The Amenities

    "I stayed here with 3 others for 4 nights. I wouldn't pick anywhere else to stay, even after seeing all the other houses nearby. The views were priceless. A short walk uphill takes you to the tallest point of Tamarindo which was awesome for sunsets. The interior of the house was very authentic, clean, comfortable, and homey. As part of renting a house (as opposed to a villa or hotel room), we were worried that we wouldn't have all the services and amenities; however we were provided everything we could ask for and more: Upon arrival the property manager, Hans, met us at the house and drove me into town to show me where the ATMs and best places to go were (this was before we had access to a rental car). He couldn't have been more helpful. We were also put in touch with Margarita, who organized a full day of activities for us and even cooked dinner at the house one night (upon request). She was great-- we told her what kind of activities we wanted and she put together everything and had further ideas for us, such as setting up masseuses to come to the house for massages. The awesome local couple and their young son who live near the house provided maid, cleaning, laundry, and security services. They would see us coming up the hill and open the gate to the house for us every time with a big smile. Also, the morning of the day we left, they cooked a Costa Rican breakfast for us which was simple but by far the best breakfast we had the whole trip. Then there was Layce, the "guard dog." What a sweetheart she was. We couldn't get enough of her company. There were added bonuses that weren't mentioned in the listing description, such as an electric, full-body massage chair in one of the rooms. Another bonus (I think is mentioned briefly in the description) was a large, outdoor, covered bed that was perched behind the house; it casted an excellent view of Tamarindo, the ocean, and Langosta. Book your stay at Casa Catalina and you won't be disappointed. There's nothing we would change about it!"
    Guest: A Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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