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Recent Dominical reviews

  • Beyond Expectations

    "There hasn't been a review since 2015 so I though I better write one. Looking at the pictures for Olas Hermosa when searching for a vacation place in CR I was a little sceptical if the view and place would be as nice as described. After settling I can assure you the pictures don't do this justice. The reviews from previous guests are correct - it really is hard to leave the deck (I am writing this while looking out over the palm trees sipping on an Imperial.) The studio is wonderful - everything you need to have a low-cost vacation (eating at "home" is no problem) and we were more than comfortable with three of us, even with the 36C+ heat. The beach in front of us is Dominicalito and is best enjoyed for surfing and boogie boarding at high tide (low tide exposes quite a lot of rocks but makes for nice beach combing or running). We printed out the tide table and organized our day around the tides. Other guests indicated that they could walk the beach from Dominicalito to Dominical but, looking at the rocks to the north I am not so sure how nice that walk would be. It's an easy drive but we were happiest enjoying the calmer waters at Dominicalito. We have been told that this has been one of the driest seasons ever, likely due to El Nino and there is a bit of a water issue right now. Today, if you are looking for a waterfall, Poza Azul is pretty much dry (there is a pool of water but only a trickle coming down the rocks). Instead, drive up toward San Isidro and pay the US$8 p/p to walk into Nauyaca falls - which are exactly as advertised - gorgeous and refreshing. We spotted many Toucans along the walk. Hopefully the rainy season will help replenish the water that is feeding the rivers and water table in this area. As others have reported Dave is wonderful (Deb is away in CO) and has provided us with everything to make our stay wonderful (if something isn't quite right just ask and he will take care of it) I just spent an hour this morning with Dave out on the rock outcrop on Domincalito beach swapping stories and enjoying the views that run all the way up to Manuel Antonio. We have met him almost everyday around 5 pm (beer o'clock) to share stories while cooling off in the pool. For those on their way to Olas Hermosa - you will have a great time (don't pack much more than your swim suits). If I come back to the southern cost in CR I will most definitely book into Olas Hermosa."
    Guest: Canucks from Edmonton Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 27, 2016
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  • Great Place! Definitely will be returning here next year!

    "Selva Escondida was the perfect place for our guys weekend. We've been coming to the area for many years and this is probably the best location we've stayed at. Fruit trees on the property, birds all day long. We even saw a wild pig when out running! The rooms are large and beds are comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked and even had many spices that we used to cook the fresh fish we grilled on our last night. Annick answered any questions we had and everything, from checking into the property to our security deposit refund was very fast and easy. You definitely need 4 wheel drive to get to the driveway and it is remote - which was perfect for us but something to consider. Also make sure to head across the road to the Jolly Roger for THE BEST wings and burgers you've ever had, as well as an awesome view for sunset. Also check out Coco's for lunch, Por Que Non for breakfast and the night life at Patron, Rum Bar and Tortilla Flats in Dominical."
    Guest: Jon T. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 9, 2016
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  • Costa Rica Getaway

    "We rented Casa Pura Vida for Spring Break with our 3 adult children and had a great time. The house and its surrounding grounds were beautiful and extremely well kept. We saw monkeys, toucans and lots of cool iguanas. The swimming pool had a really great cabana over it with hammocks to relax in. That was probably the best part of the house. My husband and I stayed in the little cabina and absolutely loved the outdoor bathroom and shower. It was so unique. I would highly recommend Casa Pura Vida to anyone who is looking for privacy and also being close to restaurants and shopping."
    Guest: liz w. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 6, 2016
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  • A DREAM!

    "The home was absolutely perfect for our family and friends to stay in! We ABSOLUTELY love Dominical and cannot wait to come back!!! The town was loaded with cute restaurants, cafes, shops and bars. We frequented Cafe Mono Congo and love it! Location wise, it would have definitely been A WALK to get to the beach and amenities, but do-able (although we drove every time). I do not think you could get up the driveway without a 4 wheel drive vehicle as our neighbors had to park at the bottom of the hill and walk up because their van wouldn't make it up. The house greeted us with LOTS of bottled water and a plate that was FULL of fresh fruit. It was extremely clean and well maintained. We were met down the road and we followed the host to the home and she showed us around and how to use everything. Left her cell number in case we had any questions or problems that arose while we were there. It was very hot and humid while we were there so the outdoor shower and dip pool was constantly in use! There was a family of iguanas who lived in the front yard and kept my girls very occupied! The view was spectacular and patio/furniture was where we spent most of our time. We will definitely come back and definitely stay here again! Without a doubt we would recommend people to stay here!"
    Guest: Kara M. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 6, 2016
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