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Recent Playa Santa Teresa reviews

  • Clean, Cozy, Close to the beach

    "Villa Almendro (part of Villas Solar) is a great place. Greg and his staff are super nice and helpful. The apartment is super cute, very clean and secure. Also a plus it is very close to the beach! We ate out as we were only here for 2 nights but there is a fully equipped kitchen for meals and a well priced market close by. We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Playa Santa Teresa!"
    Guest: kristin t. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 10, 2016
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  • Relaxed Luxury!!

    "The Beach Estates was as beautiful as the pictures. We were definitely not disappointed. We used the private air charter from San Jose to Tambor. I highly recommend this. It was an amazing experience and the looks on my family's as we took off were priceless. There is a $2.50 tax per person when you land and take off in Santa Teresa so be be prepared to pay it. We had some confusion because the person collecting said 250 per person so we thought it was $250 per person. We resolved that quickly. We had Chef Alex cook for us twice during our stay. It was wonderful. The first time on the night of our arrival was especially relaxing after a day of travel. We sat poolside and relaxed while our wonderful meal was prepared. Johnny, our concierge, was amazing! He arranged everything for us while there. Of the activities that we did, I would recommend the beachside horse back riding, the yoga, massage, and surf lessons. We had bad experiences with the Tortuga Island tour (not the fault of The Beach Estates staff) so we would skip that if we were to return. We had been advised to limit the cash we brought with us by friends that travelled to Costa Rica in the past. That was a mistake. The ATM in Santa Teresa will only let you withdraw $100 per day. Johnny was able to assist me with going to the bank to get a larger withdrawal. The fees were extremely high though. Just be aware and bring all of the cash with you that you will need for the trip. My only small complaint about our stay was with towel service from the housekeepers. We started out with 9 guests but only had 7 towels. You also have to pay extra to have towels exchanged daily. We asked for this towel service but never really got it. It would have been nice to have fresh clean towel each day, but we survived. I would definitely book here again if we return to Costa Rica!"
    Guest: Georgia Peach Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 26, 2016
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  • Beautiful home, beautiful views, best sunsets

    "We were a group of two families, 4 adults and 5 children, looking to escape the cold and craziness that ensues at the holidays and we certainly did in Santa Teresa. One of our favorite features of Casa Infinity is the outdoor living space. It has an oversized porch that allows for dining for up to 12 as well as cozy couches and hammocks. The infinity pool is the perfect size and the kids certainly got a lot of use of it. Everyone enjoyed the ping pong table. The first day we arrived we were greeted by Glori (house manager) and Gretel (housekeeper). We can't say enough about their sincerity and attentiveness to anything we needed. Glori took care of arranging excursions as well as excellent recommendations on restaurants (the food down here is amazing by the way) and Gretel was there every morning with a smile. We were originally concerned that we would miss being right on the beach, but found the location up in the hills to be perfect! The wild life (howler monkeys, iguanas and aardvarks to name a few) kept us engaged in the jungle around us. The sunsets were absolutely amazing and the short drive down to the beach was just that, short. It was a nice escape to return to our "treehouse" each day. We highly recommend the horseback riding in Hermosa, Canopy Tours in Mal Pais, Day Charter with Miquele to go snorkeling and exploring around Tortuga and of course surfing. The two older boys enjoyed the challenge of the waves and seemed to enjoy Banana Beach best. Pura Vida!"
    Guest: Heather Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 6, 2017
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  • Beautiful Home, Lovely View

    "This is beautiful home with a lovely view and lovely landscaping. Waking to the sounds of the jungle was amazing and we had monkeys in our trees which thrilled us! The top terrace is a wonderful place to relax. The location is nice if you want to avoid the business of the coast but it is about a 30 minute drive to Santa Teresa and while there are two restaurants nearby, the best places to eat are in Santa Teresa in our opinion. The description and reviews mention the friendly gardener, housekeeper and laundry service but it seems as if they were let go before our arrival. There was a new caretaker, who was a bit of a curmudgeon (but he did prepare us a nice dessert one afternoon), and said the laundry machine would ruin our clothes; once we discovered the laundry machines were actually in a locked room in the house, we were able to do our own laundry. Also beware that the house has no AC and while most of the time the house is pleasant especially if it rains in the evening, on evenings that it did not rain, the bedrooms were a bit warm, stagnant and with the windows open, bugs (and a bat) did come in the room at night making us feel a little uncomfortable. Also some of the things that make this house special and add luxury were not up to par (because of a lack of rain?) such as the infinity pool which was still useable and nice but not filled to infinity level, fountains which were not running and the shower in the master bath which did not work. Seems to us like this home is a bit of a fading beauty. Bill responded promptly with emails but we never met him."
    Guest: Sandee S. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 14, 2016
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