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Recent Costa Rica reviews

  • Clean Cozy and Colorful

    "My wife and I spent a week in this lovely house and we were more than pleased. The onsite managers, Greg and Arlene, were excellent. Indeed, they went beyond the call to make sure all our needs were met. The owner, Bob , was quick to answer all our questions and provided more than enough information to get us started on one of the best trips we ever had. The house itself was clean, well designed, and comfortable. The kitchen allowed us an opportunity to prepare our own meals which we did 95% of the time. The air conditioning was very functional. There is absolutely no need to leave it on when you go about your daily exploring as it takes less than 15 min to cool the house down. This is a great location for exploring the surrounding area. The local beach is simply beautiful and we made a point to start each morning with a beach walk and close each evening with a sunset stroll. The midday temperatures were a bit too high for us but that isn't to say the "sun catchers" wouldn't enjoy them. The house is located in an enclosed community with a professional ,friendly, security guard. The onsite swimming pool was an added bonus which we used "every" day. Nestled among the flowering shrubs with birds chirping from every corner leaves one pondering " Is there really snow elsewhere, Oh my , what a pity !!!" Hiking from this location proved ideal and we noted the more research one does the better chances you have of finding trails that suites your taste. Personally, I found Manuel Antonio too crowded and expensive although my wife liked it. On the other hand exploring the Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Reserve was an absolute treat. You won't go wrong if you take an afternoon to explore the nearby town of Parrita, a great place to people watch and experience everyday life in a Tico town. Jaco is also worth exploring as we found the people both friendly and helpful. One chap spent 20 min assisting me with obtaining a phone card and refused a tip for his efforts. The drive along the coastal road is beautiful, and full of wonderful images ie A mother and son sharing a laugh from a vintage bicycle with a basket full of groceries!! In summary I have no reservations recommending this lovely home. If your looking for a clean, well situated, safe vacation spot, look no further. You are in good hands."
    Guest: mike f. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
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  • Wonderful Vacation

    "We have just returned from the beautiful Costa Rica and had a wonderful stay at Casa De Loma. Everything was perfect from the minute we arrived. The pictures on VRBO do not do the house and view justice. We were greeted by Ana and made to feel right at home. The house was lovely and the sunsets were incredible. The swimming pool was so nice to come home to after a full day on the beach or seeing the sights. The pool was very clean and just the right temperature. Ana had the most delicious dinners ready for us, our favorite was the BBQ chicken. We saw lots of wildlife and recommend the local zip line company in Samara. Just when we were getting to know the area we had to leave. We hope to go back in the near future. We will miss Ana as she was a lovely person! I would recommend this VRBO rental 100 %! Thank you for being such wonderful hosts."
    Guest: Wendy W. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 17, 2015
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  • Spectacular Vacation!

    "Casa Amore was exactly what we had hoped for. The pictures are exact. The home is beautiful. The location was great. Easy to walk to stores and restaurants. The beach is one of the most beautiful we have seen. The lava rocks create such an inviting setting to sit in the tide pools. Each hour provides a different viewing experience. David and Diana went above and beyond to make our stay special. They were very helpful in guiding us through our first visit to Costa Rica. They never fell short of restaurant recommendations or great adventures to include in our itinerary. They truly made our trip memorable. The wildlife on the property and the beautiful lanai made this stay a real treat. We highly recommend!!"
    Guest: Collete Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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  • Great stay!

    "It's always very scary to rent off of photos & connections from the internet, however, we were very happy with our rental of this home. Ron was great from start to finish in ensuring questions were answered promptly, payment transaction went smoothly, house was ready for us upon arrival, and photos were the true representation of what you get upon arrival. There were 11 of us using the property. Had a bit of a hiccup on the blow up bed for the boys, otherwise, great space, great view, easy access to local pool area. The Beach Club was wonderful and as guest of condo we had access to Beach Club pool & spa- awesome!! Felt safe, comfortable and welcomed at Ron's condo. Have recommended it to family in Costa Rica, so I recommend it to you reading this review! :0) Gracias Ron!!"
    Guest: ACRMuneca Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
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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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