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Recent Costa Rica reviews

  • High-end comfortable and private loft- walking distance to Junquillal beach

    "Prime location in Junquillal, north pacific coast of Costa Rica. The loft is always in perfect conditions and the service is comparable to a five star resort. All the furniture and objects overall are top quality. The condominium is very safe and the friendly staff is always taking care of you. The location is great since Junquillal is a surfing spot itself and is very close to other great surfing spots: Marbella- Avellanas, Negra. Dine- 15 min. away from the best restaurant of Costa Rica- Villa Deevena, Playa Negra. Chef Patrick use to cook for President Clinton and Bush. Very friendly people. In short, the place is very well managed and you get a lot of value for the price point. This is my second time and definitely not the last."
    Guest: Pablo S. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 2014
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  • Wonderful Beach Vacation

    "We have just returned from our visit to Costa Rica which included 6 nights at Playa Flamingo. The location of the condo is great with a beach right in front and just a few minutes walk to Playa Flamingo. These beaches were wonderful but for variety, within a short drive we also explored the beaches at Conchal, Danta and Dantita. The condo is well equipped and has amazing beds. The view to the ocean and boats is great right from the patio and our grandson was intrigued by the boats, birds and iguanas he could see from there! Russell was great to deal with and happy to answer all questions and give suggestions. In Costa Rica, we were met by Willie who welcomed us and was just a phone call away to help out while we were there. A grocery store is nearby and there are great restaurants just a short walk down the road."
    Guest: Pat Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 19, 2014
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  • Great stay

    "We had a wonderfull time at Pacifico. The condo was perfect for us. Big clean kitchen with everything you need to cook. The children loved swimming in the pools. We even saw howlermonkeys in the trees close to the condo."
    Guest: Genevieve R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Perfect Birthday Celebration!

    "My husband and I just returned home from two glorious weeks in a beautiful location overlooking a perfect ocean view. I chose Villa Las Brisas after looking at hundreds of houses on line. This was my 50th birthday celebration, and I was hoping for perfection. I was not disappointed! The villa is beautiful. It is decorated very tastefully, with all modern comforts! Every bedroom/bath was comfortable and elegant. We had WiFi and news on TV. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cooking appliances. The housekeeper, Yoco, was absolutely incredible. She kept the house very clean, made our beds while we weren't looking, and cooked our breakfast. Whatever we stocked for breakfast, she cooked it! When we bought fresh fruit, she had it sliced and waiting for us! She always had coffee ready! I found her invaluable! She does not speak English well, but we had fun communicating with her. It was not a problem. We found the grocery store in playa Coco to be well stocked. As well as a smaller grocery store closer in Playa Hermosa. We grilled fresh fish several nights on the outdoor grill. This was incredible. The nights we chose to go out, we found Playa Hermosa to be our favorite. It was 10 minutes away with nice little outdoor restaurants and great food. Playa Coco is 20 minutes away with great souvenir shopping and authentic Costa Rican restaurants. We spent less time on the beach than I expected. We found the pool at the villa so inviting. We had visits from iguanas, parrots, and even a raccoon one evening. I found this fascinating! Our 25-30 year old kids thought the place was great! We found adventures as well as relaxing at the villa. We went zip lining and ATVing! After they left, we had 3 couples join us. They all seemed very comfortable and thrilled. There was something for everyone. I definitely recommend having a rental car. Roads are very passable. Without a car, one might find it isolated. With a car, everything was within reach. So the moral of my review: Villa Las Brisas can be any type vacation you want. Stay there, relax, enjoy the quiet and view! Explore a little, and enjoy everything Costa Rica has to offer. Either way, I don't think you'll regret it. We sure didn't! We are already trying to plan another trip there. Thank you Preston for helping make our experience perfect."
    Guest: Birthday Girl Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 30, 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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