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Recent Costa Rica reviews

  • Friends Vacation

    "Our original reservation was cancelled and was replace by this beautifull house. Me and my 3 friends really appreciate our stay at this house. We enjoyed a lot the pool and the full kitchen. The house is big enough for everybody. The kitchen is great. We cooked a lot of meal and enjoyed them on the rooftop terrassse. The only negetive this was that we have a lot of trouble with the washing machine and the toilet of the powder room wasn't flushing."
    Guest: Vero Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Breathtaking Views - Beautiful Home Away from Home!

    "We could not have been happier at our stay here! We have never been to Costa Rica and were excited to stay in a home that would serve as our base camp to sightsee and explore this beautiful country. Quinta Colina Paula was perfect! From the beautiful furnishings and decoration, to the impeccable cleanliness, to the helpful property managers, to the amazing pool and outdoor living space, this house has it all!! We wanted for nothing during our stay, except for a car which we rented a couple days into the trip because things were farther away than we anticipated. Even the pathway into the house from the gate is long, winding, and steep, which is great for viewing and privacy but can be strenuous for some. We loved the little town of Atenas with its friendliness and rural feel. Aad and Marian were fantastic property managers/tour guides/informants! We felt cared for by both of them, and we learned so much from them! We suggest you have them pick you up at the airport and take you to town because they can share with you a lot of information and help you get your bearings. We also stopped at the local supermercado to get food and drinks during our pick up. A great day trip is the El Toledo Organic Coffee plantation tour with lunch at a Tican house prepared by a Tia of the coffee plantation - real authentic experience is priceless. Poas and LaPaz were awesome and relatively close. Jaco is enjoyed by the teenagers and surfers. We cannot wait to come back and stay at Quinta Colina again - as it was the perfect place to just get lost and relaxed for a day and then walk to Guanacaste restaurant or the Ceviche shop just up the road a few houses; while at the same time, the central location made it perfect to explore. The weather was perfect too! New Year's Eve was so special as we watched the fireworks light up the night sky over San Jose from the Quinta. Con mucho gusto we write this review! You'll love it!"
    Guest: Sam A. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 8, 2014
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  • Villa apartment with gorgeous view

    "Recently spent 7 weeks in Larry and Sherry's upstairs villa apartment. This villa is within walking distance to beach and town as we did this beautiful walk daily. The villa would meet all of your needs for either a short or long term stay. We had been travelling heavily 3 months prior to coming to Samara so this villa was perfect for us to just settle in and enjoy life in the area. Highlights for us were location away from town up high on a hill overlooking both Playa Carillo and Playa Samara. Spent many hours in the rocking chair overlooking the beautiful view enjoyed even when raining. Also, private pool enjoyed daily after our exercise walks, AC in bedroom for sleeping, cable TV, excellent internet, washer and dryer....all made for a great long stay. Larry and Sherry knew to respect our privacy which we liked, yet were friendly and helpful when needed. Also loved their little dog Meisha who greeted us everyday and sooooo much could be said about Samara, but maybe this says it all....we are going back for another long term stay. Overall, a great memorable stay, mucho gracias:)"
    Guest: traveller Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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  • Vacation Paradise

    "Our family stayed here to celebrate our kids high school and college graduations. The house is amazing, every bit as beautiful as the photos,and super clean. The kitchen is well equipped if you wish to make your own meals. The house manager Fabrice was very helpful arranging all kinds of activities and services and with any questions about the house and surrounding area during our stay.We had arranged the welcome package (dinner and breakfast first day) from Chef Pas Cam prior to arrival which was a great way to start our vacation. The food was very fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. We enjoyed the meals so much we arranged another dinner by Pas Cam later in the week. The house is close to the beach, Playa Blanc, a short walk and it seems like a private beach. During the week we had it to ourselves most days. Its a great beach for shelling and sea glass collection at low tide and fun for bogie boards (which they have for use at the house) at higher tide. At the top of the bluff over the beach is a hotel which is the best place to watch a sunset and have a cocktail. The pool are is beautiful and there's lots of comfy outdoor furniture for lounging. The kids loved the hammock and I like that there was a covered area by the pool for sun protection. There are tons of activities in the area...we did a hiking trip at the volcano Rincon which included two waterfalls and then a trip to hot springs for mud bath and soak. We enjoyed the trip but it is a strenuous hike so be advised (not for small children). We also took an ATV ride lots of fun! We saw howler monkeys on that trip (which we heard from the house sometimes). We went to Playa Avellenas, another beautiful beach with a fantastic restaurant that looks out on the beach. There were some local crafts being sold on the beach there too. Theres another fantastic five star restaurant in Playa Negra Villa Deveena that we enjoyed on our trip. We walked and biked (they have four at the house) into the little town (about 10 mins) to Amigos Restaurant and to get a few things at grocery. I would absolutely recommend this house to friends and family and would love to return ourselves someday! Thank you Fabrice, Patie, Pascal and Camille and Dulce too for a great vacation!"
    Guest: Kathy W. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 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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