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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • Best family vacation ever!

    "Our stay at Mareas was easily the best family vacation we have ever taken. It was amazing to have this stunning property all to ourselves! It has complete privacy, tucked away into the jungle with a panoramic ocean view, but it's only minutes from the best surfing beach in the area. My mother and wife were completely in awe of the gardens, and we all loved the walking jungle path down to the river and waterfalls. The pool is enormous, and we swam in it every day! Tim made fantastic meals for us several times - much better than any of the local restaurants. His wife Pilar was very helpful, both before our arrival and after, making suggestions for local excursions, booking tours and even arranging shuttle service. She said they often do weddings here, and I can totally believe it. My parents are already talking about us all going back for their 50th anniversary. I highly recommend staying here!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014
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  • Costa Rica trip - Nov / Dec 2014

    "We spent just over two weeks in Costa Rica in November / December 2014, with the first week being spent driving all over the country and the second week spent relaxing at Casa Amarilla. It was a welcome break after spending so much time on the road having had only a couple of nights in each place along the way. The house itself was very spacious (considering there were only two of us) with a very comfy master bedroom and a huge kitchen / living area. The terrace that wrapped around the back of the property was incredible with the most amazing views of Pavones Bay. We spent a lot of time lazing in the hammocks watching for birds / monkeys and any number of other creatures that live in the surrounding forest. The pool area on the finca was also really nice and so private! Pilon beach was a short drive away which was beautiful and again, extremely private. It's a great place to really get away from it all. We also tried paddleboarding, surfing and horse riding so there is lots to keep you amused. Would recommend this place in a heartbeat and look forward to returning one day soon."
    Guest: Chloe Harris Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
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  • lovely property

    "We spent a month at this lovely property and enjoyed every day. Beautiful grounds, beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife near to beaches. Pool very welcome. It was lovely to sit on the balcony at the end of the day watching the sun setting. Would stay again if we return to Costa Rica."
    Guest: D & H Devon Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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  • Idyllic Spot for Family Vacation

    "My husband and I couldn't have been any happier with our choice to secure Villa Mayana for our 1-week family vacation in August ‘14. Not only was it an idyllic spot for a restful yet adventurous week, but we also chose this home for the location of our intimate, family-only wedding. All 15 (11 adults & 4 kids, 2-12) fit very comfortably between both wings of the house and had an unreal week. I'll start by saying we were a bit nervous picking a place we had not seen first for the spot of our wedding, but the photos really do a great job depicting reality-in fact, I don't think they do it justice! We were fortunate to see the property during our 1 planning trip in May and were blown away. We were also a bit nervous about the in-country flights and chose to do 1-way driving and 1-way flying during our initial visit. We think flying to/from Quepos is the way to go! Ana, the house manager, who also doubled as our wedding planner, was nothing short of amazing. She planned all of our activities from zip-lining to white-water rafting to the hike around the private reserve, in addition to coordinating both a masseuse and a yoga instructor to come to the house. She connected us with Citrus for our rehearsal dinner and Bamboo Taco Truck for a beach day with tacos! She was always available to us-both before and while we were there. Ana was incredibly resourceful and organized when it came to the wedding. Message me if you want a full planning review. Roberto, the chef, was so accommodating when it came to different diets and food requests. Every meal was delicious! He's got a great personality and we really felt like he was part of the group by the end of the week. Adolfo, Roberto's assistant, was wonderfully hospitable. There is an awesomely oversized wood table, which allowed the entire family to eat together for every meal. This was one of our favorite things about the house. Nelson, the gardener who doubled as our hiking guide, was so helpful the entire week both around the house in the rare case something needed to be fixed and during the wedding day. He was super patient with us during the hike too! The cleaning staff was on point and always had a friendly smile around. We echo the prior reviews-this will be a dream vacation. We feel lucky the owner, Rick, built this stunning property and opened it up to us for such an important time in our lives. We would not have changed a thing-it was stress-free and perfect! Happy to be contacted with questions."
    Guest: Beth B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: November 22, 2014
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