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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • Loved our stay in this tranquil house surrounded by wildlife!

    "We stayed at Casa de Carroll for a week, and could not think of a better place to be. It is secluded and surrounded by tons to see. We saw so much wildlife just from the house - troops of howler and capuchin monkeys (and once where they even crossed paths in the trees heading in opposite directions), olingo, coati, toucans, hummingbirds, chachalacas, vultures, frigatebirds, pelicans, lots of butterflies including the Blue Morphos...and much more. It was fantastic to just sit outside or lounge in the pool and spot so many beautiful things. The bedrooms all have an AC unit (which was important while we were there). It was very warm during the day, but we spent most of our time on excursions or at beaches and could also hop in the pool for a quick cool down. We also hit the pool every night to close out the day. The pool was our favorite feature of the house. The bathrooms were great, and there was plenty of room to spread out. The location of the house makes it easy to explore north and south. We visited beaches in both directions and found something beautiful and appealing about each one - Playa Uvita (Marino Ballena), Playa Ventanas (fun caves to explore at low tide or when the tide is coming in and great body surfing), Playa Hermosa (great sunset beach), Playa Dominical (great place to surf or watch surfers) and Playa Matapalo (beautiful secluded beach that stretches on forever). We were also able to do a few tours, including a guided day in Manuel Antonio, night mangrove tour north of Quepos, and a horseback ride to Nauyaca Falls. One afternoon we also went to the butterfly sanctuary between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. If you want to see the Blue Morphos up close I highly recommend this place. We had a couple meals catered in, and then either cooked on our own or ate out. The kitchen is well equipped. The restaurants that we liked the most were Mama y Papa in Ojochal, Langosta Feliz in Matapalo (order the Mariscos for two) and La Palapa Restaurant at Cuna del Angel Hotel (at the turnout for the dirt road to the house). All communication with the owners, including booking the rental, was very easy. The property manager (Kelley) was also helpful while we were in the house with recommendations for restaurants and activities, and assistance when we needed it. It is fantastic home and we are so grateful we got to spend a week in it! Pura Vida!!"
    Guest: AC Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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  • An amazing holiday!

    "Our first trip to Costa Rica! Every moment of our experience was positive right from our first inquiry to John and Stephanie until the moment we said our good-byes and hopped into the pre-arranged transportation back to the airport. The condo will not disappoint. It looks just like the photos - clean, spacious, comfortable for our extended family of 6. And there is nothing that compares to that view. Morning coffee on the the roof top terrace, followed by long walks on the quiet beach, short walks into town to experience the culture and we ended our day watching the sun set over the ocean. Our group ranged in age from 13 to 75 and everyone enjoyed the trip. We would definitely go back."
    Guest: SB Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 28, 2015
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  • Great Villa, Beach locations, and wonderful staff

    "We got pick us up to the hotel traveling 4 ladies for a getaway wkn, we felt secure; the driver is a great guy, polite, with patience he stop a few times along the way as we ask him.. :) location was fantastic if you are looking to be close to the beach. They have a great view from the pool to the beach. Plenty of lounge chairs by the pool, towels that you can use at the pool or take with you to the beach, but you rather stay and pamper yourself at the villa.... the place is spectacular and well maintenance. I stayed at Villa 1 is breathtaking view, infinite pool and Jacuzzi so relaxing... The villas are modern and quite comfortable. Pillowtop beds, plenty of pillows, flatscreen tv, free wifi, and modern bathroom with a nice soft bathrobe waiting for you, is just inviting.... so romantic!! This was a girls trip so we had plan to go to the city and explore as well as horse riding, and zip lining, The manager for the property took care of everything; what an amazing guy always polite and ready to help us. One of my girlfriend was scare (you know being outside USA) but he make sure we had transportation all the time, we felt care and protect. Can't say enough about the staff! They went above and beyond! Can't put into words how the manager efforts and personal attention made us feel! Constantly greeted us with a smile and eagerness to assist with anything we needed! the staff simple gestures and consistent customer service across the board! I would love to come back!!!! Thank you so much for a great vacation!!!! Greissy Amorocho"
    Guest: Greissy A. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
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  • Great group retreat

    "We had a group trip here for ~45 people and Mira Selva was a great choice. Close enough to a number of greg beaches and sites and secluded enough that we didn't have to worry about disturbing anyone. Bernan and the staff were great and everyone enjoyed their stay. It's not one of the options, but I would definitely recommend this property for groups looking to combine a little work and pleasure."
    Guest: rasin Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 20, 2014
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