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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • An Intimate and Memorable Experience with the Real Costa Rica

    "We were looking forward to returning to the Uvita area again this year after visiting just south of there for a shorter time last year. So we booked 2 weeks at this wonderful home. If you want to get close to what Costa Rica is really like, the nature, the ocean views and sunsets, then this is a perfect spot to spend your time. The owners have left the property so very well equipped and there was nothing we could not find when needed over the 2 week period. The view from the patio is as good as anything we have ever seen and the daily visit by Toucans, Hummingbirds and many other colorful birds we can't name was thoroughly enjoyed. The house opens up into an indoor/outdoor structure that really makes you feel like you are in touch with your surroundings and the property itself is planted and maintained like a garden with a beautiful variety of local plants. You can tell the owners put so much into their design concepts when building this home and it is modern, comfortable and everything works perfectly. The area offers so much to do. Our highlights were the local beaches, waterfalls, walking the Whale Tail, multiple area farmer's markets and the trip to Cano Island Preserve for Snorkeling and lunch. The trip down the Sierpe River was hard to beat but the snorkeling was surprisingly good and topped off with a visit by a sea turtle as we wound up the day. Yes the road is a challenge that takes a couple of trips to get used to but with a 4x4 SUV you will soon find it to be nothing difficult to manage if you are at all comfortable off blacktop. Highly recommended and promises to be a very unique and memorable Costa Rican experience."
    Guest: Clement B. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 27, 2015
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  • Very nice place to stay!

    "This is a villa in a private condo, with its own golf course and private access to the beach. The villa itself was comfortable for the stay there. It might be small for four people spending too much time in there, particularly because it does not have a pool of its own. There is a pool at about 200mts away. The complex has a small market with the basic stuff (a little overpriced), and if you have a car, you can drive 15-20 mins to a town center to go into bigger grocery stores and other services. There is a restaurant with reasonable prices. The golf course can be used, but I did not see nor ask for car rentals. The beach is around 400mts away from the villa, and the beach is stunning. The beach is clean, no stones in the sand and the see is usually calm and no dangerous currents because of being in a closed bay. There are wildlife to entertain the view as well: red macaws, monkeys, iguanas, urracas, sea gulls and other birds. Brink bug repellent if you plan on going out to the green areas. The villa has the basic stuff to cook and enough utensils for four people. Bring your own toiletries (shampoo and soap), towels are included."
    Guest: Geoffrey C. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • The most amazing place on Earth! Worth the drive.

    "We had simply the perfect vacation to Casa Pura Vida for Spring Break 2015. Our family of four (10 yo, 13 yo) spent 10 days at the house and could not bear to leave. It would be impossible to convey how amazing (and EASY) this vacation was. Neil's packet of trip information was invaluable, and everything in there was accurate. We arrived after dark, and still managed to find the house pretty easily. The house is stunning. STUNNING! It is more beautiful than the photos can convey, with a huge upstairs balcony and an enormous porch with outdoor dinner seating (both with ocean views). There were more than adequate comfortable patio chairs for lounging after dinner. And that pool! We spent multiple hours a day at the pool, resting in the hammocks and playing with the kids. Here are some of the bonuses (that I must have missed in the description when I booked): outdoor charcoal grill, rinse-off station behind the house in addition to A FULL BATHHOUSE adjacent to the pool, a small hiking path on the property, a covered parking area, complete privacy, pool lighting that allowed you to use the pool area well past nightfall, a more than fully supplied kitchen (there were appliances that we don't have at our 'real' house), not one but TWO WiFi connections--the pool has it's own, a TV with ESPN --in Espanol -- which allowed our kids to see the Final Four and some NBA games. I could go on and on! I don't think I realized initially how convenient the location would be. It is a 3-3.5 hour drive from San Jose, but it is a gorgeous drive and there are infinite roadside restaurants along the way. Once at the house, you are only 5 minutes from the surf town of Domenical and 5 minutes from Uvita with great grocery stores that were open long past dark. Uvita was the start of the national beaches which we LOVED. There were probably 30 restaurants within 15 minutes of the house and we did not have a bad meal in the lot. The whole fish entree was a favorite of everyone in our party. We did the Nayauca Waterfall horseback ride which was worth every cent. It was $70 USD per person, but included two full meals and was worth every penny. Kids loved the cliff jumping/diving and we got some unbelievable photos. Our kids took private surfing lessons on the 2nd day, and loved it so much that we went back twice more for additional lessons later in the week. I'm out of words, but it was truly a magical vacation. Perfection!"
    Guest: Wendy S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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  • great location and perfect condo

    "We were super impressed with this condo. Great location just out of town with a great view of the ocean and the constant sound of the surf. The condo was super clean and everything that we needed was there. This part of Costa Rica is one of my favorites. The township is perfect with great restaurants and bars along with your typical shops with something for everyone.... From our base we went on great ATV treks, horse riding and especially some amazing zip line courses. The surf is great and the ocean is amazing here..Highly recommended"
    Guest: Greg P. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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