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Recent Playa Ocotal reviews

  • Wonderful

    "We recently had a fabulous stay at Villa Gecko. Mary, the owner made the arrangements as easy as can be, and was in constant contact for months leading up to the trip. She provided valuable information not only about the resort, but the entire area. The villa is exactly as described, no surprises. It is well stocked and very clean. The private pool and jacuzzi were a real treat, and we spent alot of time enjoying them. The resort staff are readily available, and very friendly and helpful. They would even call for taxi's for us when we requested, which was very helpful considering the language barrier. The restaurant, Picante was a favorite afternoon activity for drinks and snacks, and the staff there were wonderful. (Thanks Cesar, Juan, and Gabrielle!) We were fortunate to be able to see the howler monkeys every day, (when you go out the back door, look to the left, near the bottom of the hill). The beautiful birds were always around, and will eat out of your hand. We also saw a large iguana several days, and were visited every night by the cutest and friendliest pair of raccoons! The beach is beautiful black sand, and swimming in the ocean was fun, but I would caution people to watch children very carefully, and not swim alone, as the current can be very strong at times. We had great snorkeling just off our beach near the rocks to the right. We did not rent a car, as we were weary of things we had read about the driving in CR, and found it perfectly ok getting around by taxi. The cost to go to town is 10 dollars, and every time we wanted to go grocery shopping, the cabs had no problem waiting for us, and did not charge for the wait time. It is a good idea to verify the price before you take the ride, as unfortunately there are a few who will prey on your ignorance. We had arranged the airport transfers through the resort and were told that it was 50 dollars, payable directly to the driver. When we were dropped off at the villa however, the driver told me it was 80 dollars. I called him out on it and he backed right off, but I can see how easily somebody with a more timid personality could be taken advantage of. For activities, we did deep sea fishing, palo verde river tour, heliconias rain forest, and snorkeling. We loved Villa Gecko, and loved Costa Rica. Can't wait to return to both! Pura Vida!"
    Guest: tera c. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 8, 2016
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  • Great place great home

    "The home is perfect, very well equipped kitchen, confy beds, internet, satellite tv, air conditioning, quiet, very close to the beach 1 min, walking. Beautiful place"
    Guest: enri Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 20, 2016
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  • Amazing Vacation!

    "Eight couples embarked on a week long vacation in Costa Rica's Playa Ocotal. We were fortunate enough to book Villa Ocotal! I begin by stating that everything was perfect, from the location of this wonderful villa, it's rooms, dinning area, pool, and staff. Guillermo was a wonderful contact and Rafael amazing! Maria Luisa's cooking was superb and we miss it very much! Everyone was kind, friendly, attentive without being obtrusive. We all arrived as family and friends and departed as such, I think due to the fabulous time we all had during our stay. If are reading this then you are seriously considering booking and I urge you to do it! Do it now, you'll be happy that you did."
    Guest: Steve R. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 20, 2016
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  • Fantastic Location for the family

    "We were a family of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids) and spent two weeks at Villa Las Olas. This is a great location in a quiet community of Ocotal. The villa was spacious and very comfortable for the eight of us - kids made use of the small "cooling off" jacuzzi on the balcony as well as the outdoor pool. We were walking distance to the beach as well as the Beach club where there was an infinity pool for our use. Kids loved the beach and thats where they spent most of their time. Father Rooster is right on the beach - very convenient if you dont want to get in the car to get to a restaurant. We had two cars - which we recommend if you want to explore the area. We spent a lot of time visiting Coco (restaurants and groceries) and exploring the Guantacasa area. The villa comes with everything you need (towels, washer/dryer, hairdryers, coffee machine, blender, dishes,pots, pans, etc... As well as a Flatscreen in the family room and WIFI. On a few occasions when we were exhausted, we utilized the TV and WIFI to watch some movies. WIFI connection wasnt working when we first arrived but response was quick when we notified the owners. It was intermittent when it was working but I think thats normal in this area. We will miss waking up, making our coffee and sitting on the balcony in the morning enjoying the wonderful view of Ocotal! This place was heaven! Highly recommend this villa for a family!!"
    Guest: Anthony B. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 13, 2016
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