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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • Wonderful vacation home!

    "We spent a wonderful month at Villa Mountain Serenity and really could have spent an additional month if time had permitted. The property is very comfortable, in a great location, and was really perfect for us. Mornings always started early with coffee at poolside, binoculars in hand for bird watching, and listening to the lovely toucans who were ever-present in the mornings and early evenings. After many hot and humid day trips, we returned to the house to enjoy the mountain breezes, swim, prepare dinner on the grill, and pore over the home's numerous Costa Rican natural history books in search of something we'd seen that day. It really was the perfect retreat. Do not miss the Uvita Farmer's Market on Saturday. Although quite small, they offer wonderful tamales, breads, fruits and veggies either not available or far fresher than those found in the supermarkets, eggs, homemade plantain chips, spices, artisan cheeses, and hand crafts. Be sure to go early as they run out of the popular items. The only disappointing purchase was a bag of shrimp that turned out to be bland and mushy. The grocery stores in the area (Dominical and Uvita) are fine for meat, dairy, rustic baguettes, and most other items, albeit expensive, but the fresh produce is really lacking. San Isidro is a larger town and offers a better selection. They also have a farmer's market on Thursday(?) but we couldn't find it. The best fruit stands are found along the road from Dominical to San Isidro. Be warned, this road is quite dangerous with trucks drifting into the oncoming lane on turns. We saw several really horrible accidents and always proceeded very slowly around blind corners. Other food finds, Cafe Delicias (sp?) in Dominical sells croissants that are quite good, but cannot comment on the restaurant food as we didn't try it. Although we mainly cooked at home, our favorite restaurants were Villa Leonor in Ojochal (hearty food, beautiful beach and setting), Porque No?, Roadshack Deli, and Sabor Espanol. We found La Fogata Pizzeria disappointing when we ordered dishes other than pizza. I'd like to spend my last allowed characters in this review to thank Massi, Vilma, and all of the wonderful staff from Costa Ballena Management who made our stay at VMS so comfortable. Massi responded very quickly and professionally to all issues that arose and we only regret not getting the chance to meet him. We would return to VMS in a heartbeat, and hopefully will!"
    Guest: Sue M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • 10 out of 5!

    "Our stay at Sonidos del Mar was absolutely incredible! As a family of 4 with two daughters in their 20s, we felt at home in this tropical paradise compound. The size of this house was perfect for our family and my daughters really enjoyed having their own room and bathroom. The kitchen of this house was very large and great for cooking nice fresh breakfast and lunches. Our favorite part was the fact that the beach was 40 meters from the house. We took surfing lessons with Debbie and learned how to surf on day 1. Renting surf boards is about $10!!! The location of this house is also perfect as it is close enough to walk to Jacó...but far enough that you don't hear all of the city noise. Every night we fell asleep to the sound of the waves. Staying in the house definitely shaped our vacation and made it very comfortable and fun!"
    Guest: Liz Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 10, 2015
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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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  • Family from New York

    "Just INCREDIBLE! We felt as though we were one with nature. Our 2 young boys had the time of their life. We, as family, bonded and left with such life experiences! We can't wait to go back."
    Guest: newyorkfamily Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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