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Recent Costa Rica reviews

  • Fun with Friends

    "We had a great vacation at Casa Rosa. The home is very well appointed. The pool and outdoor space had great views of Flamingo and Flamingo Beach. It is a 5 minute walk to the beach which is perfect. Would highly recommend."
    Guest: Brenda Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 15, 2014
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  • Spectacular!

    "We have stayed in many Villas all over Costa Rica and all I can say is, we were very impressed with Villa Catalina. The Villa itself, it's location, the views and the beach club all make this an amazing place for your next visit. Don't think twice this is worth every penny, we will definitely be returning soon."
    Guest: Nick A Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
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  • Magical and Serene Vacation!

    "Wow. Wow. Wow. What an amazing place!!! If you are looking for a serenity spot in Southern Costa Rica...this is paradise. Our family of 3 (mid 40-something's and our 10 year old daughter) had an amazing time @ Villa Baha. From the moment we approached the gate until the moment we left we felt so safe, comfortable and spoiled... we almost felt like owners... (or maybe that is wishful thinking). The house was perfect for a small family. We cooked in nightly and found the kitchen to be well equipped. We ate in the dining room... doors open, candles lit. We never used the upstairs tv room as we spent most of our time outside. Although our daughter was on her ipad often. The grounds are just beautiful. Each day brought newness to our adventure - new birds, animals, flowers, fruit. Such a variety of plants, flowers, trees... My day would start early at sunrise and I would open the house... Coffee in hand, you just sit outside and watch the world wake up. Perfect. Evenings were the same - sunsets spectacular. We stayed in the pool most days. Found the yellow chairs a perfect spot for evening cocktails and conversation. We left the property a few times (as the drive up and down the mountain was rougher than normal due to dry weather) and we needed to be committed to it.. We went zip lining @ Hacienda Baru and to the Osa Mountain Animal Sanctuary. We at @ the Beach in Dominical... but honestly - if you have groceries, you don't want or need to leave. Amy was a terrific hostess from afar. From the initial booking of the Villa, she provided us with tons of information regarding our trip and I asked A LOT of questions. She graciously assisted and went above and beyond. As someone who has rented 10+ homes a year for 5+ years on VRBO, I would rate this as our best experience to date. Pura Vida."
    Guest: Cheryl A. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 21, 2014
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  • Amazing

    "I love the property! We had such a great time. Can't wait to return."
    Guest: Surfergirl Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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Costa Rica Travel Tips

Costa Rica is a paradise for eco-tourists. With 27 percent of the land dedicated to national reserves and more than 500,000 different plant and animal species, Costa Rica is no ordinary walk in the park. You can soar over the rainforest canopy on ziplines, hit the waves for world-class surfing or go on exotic hikes that will leave you in awe. From coast to coast, this Central American gem is a must-see.

Nicoya Peninsula

Boasting more than 80 miles of shoreline stretching from the northern air lowlands to the southern moist hills, the Nicoya Peninsula is packed with beach towns, powdery sands and affordable getaways for all. Its beaches are its crown jewel, as they’re ideal for an assortment of water sports, including snorkeling, scuba-diving and surfing. The surf here is always up, and is deemed one of the best spots for the sport in the world. Shred the waves in the morning, and then take the kids to the turtle beaches or subterranean caves. The Peninsula is divided into two provinces, Gaunacaste in the north, and Puntarenas in the south, but you may want to explore it all.

Manuel Antonio

Less than two hours north of San Jose lies Manuel Antonio National Park, where the rainforest meets the sea. There are four main beaches here: Espadilla Sur, Playita, Teloro and of course, Manuel Antonio, all of which are bursting with marine biodiversity and amazing coral reefs. Be careful, though, as there are rip currents.

Manuel Antonio is only one of two places in the country where you can see all four kinds of monkeys: howler, white-faced, spider and squirrel varieties. Once you’ve got your monkey fix, rent a fishing charter for an afternoon of family fun reeling in fish that are as big as you are. You’ll find sailfish, blue marlin, red snapper and tuna that’ll have you rattling off epic fishing tales to your friends. Last but not least, speed down the legendary ziplines that hang in the tops of the trees for a thrill of a lifetime. Don’t worry, safety is key.

San Jose

With a population of 309,000, San Jose constitutes roughly 40 percent of the country’s total. It comes equipped with your usual commercial stores and side-street cafes, yet also showcases the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional). The amazing opera house is decked out in golden ceilings and marble staircases where you can watch a variety of different acts. Everything that glitters is gold in the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (Museo del Oro Precolombino), a three-story underground structure below the Plaza de Cultura. The museum houses Central America’s largest collection of pre-Columbian gold jewelry. To practice your Spanish and socialize with the locals, head down to Parque Central, and for serious foodies, be sure to eat at the Hotel Grano de Oro, where you’ll find fine dining amidst a gorgeous ambience.

Arenal Volcano

This behemoth volcano is a cornerstone of Costa Rican wonders. It is located in the 29,960-acre Arenal National Park and in 2010, was said to have moved into a resting state. Interestingly enough, 75 percent of all bird species found in the country can be spotted here. You can partake in a list of adventures for days, but the special ones to try are waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting and hiking through the breathtaking jungle. You can even go spelunking in caves as you glimpse the colorful fish and frogs all over the rocks, or head to the Butterfly Exhibit in Castillo for a whole metamorphosis of fun.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Yes, you read correctly, Cloud Forest. Located in the Tilaran Mountains northwest of the capital San Jose, Monte Verde is a wonderland for biodiversity buffs. Its lush jungle is teeming with wildlife, such as the red-eyed tree frogs that you find in National Geographic. It also hosts the longest zipline in the country, and insightful guided nature tours where a professional will point out bits of the flora and fauna that will blow you away. The night tours are a blast as well. Don’t forget to step across the Sky Walk, a series of suspension bridges with well-maintained walking paths that will take you through the canopy of the tropical forest.

Costa Rica is perfect for all ages. It’s animal-filled adventures and charismatic coastlines practically breed excitement. From volcanic peaks to vast rainforests to a culture that places family at the heart of life, Costa Rica is an end-all be-all getaway.

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