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Recent Playa Santa Teresa reviews

  • The most AWESOME spot in Santa Teresa

    "If you're looking for a laid back, convenient location for a Costa Rican getaway, Casa Buena Vida is the place for you.....I rented the compound for three weeks in February....the property is steps to the beach as well as the best beach bar in all of Santa Teresa....and it is located at the midpoint of the Mal Pais/Playa Carmen/Santa Teresa Beaches.....there are many fantastic restaurants all within walking distance and the super market is a block away....although the property is just off the main road, once inside the gate you feel like you're in your own world.....it was very hot in February so having your own pool is a must.....and the pool at Casa Buena Vida was great for a plunge and big enough for laps.....in the main house, the bedrooms were very comfortable with great beds and well air conditioned and street noise was not an issue.....and the kitchen and living space was well appointed.....the staff as well as manager Brett went out of their way to be helpful and with an over night security guard at the front gate we felt very safe.....I can't say enough good things about Casa Buena Vida ......I have traveled all over Costa Rica and by far this is my favorite spot....."
    Guest: edward b. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: July 21, 2016
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  • Nicest place to stay in Santa Teresa

    "My wife, Dallas and I arrived at Andy's and Cota's Villas the morning of December 31. We had really done our homework looking at different places in Costa Rica and we kept coming back to Surf Vista Villas. Dealing with Andy and Cota was comfortable, both were willing to give honest and excellent information about the Restaraunts and Sodas in the area. They were also very helpful with areas to tour. The area is simply beautiful with lots of different things to do. The Villa itself was very nice with the added surprise of the pool that was installed in November. If we weren't going somewhere for the day, we would go to the ocean in the morning, back to the pool for part of the afternoon and then back to the ocean for the awesome sunsets in the evening and then out for dinner. Santa Teresa itself is basically 1 long road, mostly dirt. Very safe and friendly with lots of nice places to eat, you just have to ask Andy. We only had 2 bad meals out of the 13 nights there and they were places that we decided to try on our own. While we were there, there were people from all over the world staying at Surf Vista Villas. Most people were really nice while a couple of people were more interested in staying to themselves, which worked out well because of the privacy each Villa had. Andy had an ATV that we rented for the whole time which was the best way to get around. If you like surfing then Santa Teresa is the place to be. We didn't surf but there was plenty of places to explore and relax. We will be going back."
    Guest: Steve R. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 21, 2016
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  • Awesome place, perfect location.

    "We traveled to Costa Rica in Late April and stayed 4 nights at this place in Santa Teresa. We were 3 couples (6 people total) and it worked out perfect for each couple to have their own bedroom. It was very hot and very dry on the Nicoya Peninsula with it being the end of dry season, I would love to come back when the area is much more lush and verdant. With that said, it was a godsend to have a pool and A/C units in the bedroom. The units cool down the rooms very quickly, therefore we could turn them on as needed and conserve energy. We were able to drive up the hill easily in the Daihatsu Terios, these cars have 4WD but we didn't even need to turn it on to get up the hill. You definitely don't need to rent ATVs for the week unless if you don't have a rental car and don't feel like walking up the hill/ The location is perfect because you are away from the noise and dust of the main street without being far away from the best beach and restaurants. We ate one evening at Brisas Del Mar just down the hill, this restaurant is phenomenal albeit a bit pricy. Habaneros was a great place to go for a sunset dinner and tasty margaritas. We did breakfast at The Bakery one of the days and the other 3 days cooked breakfast at the house. Be careful when reaching for the dishes, as we did find a scorpion tucked behind a cutting board. My biggest critiques of the house are the lack of real cabinets in the kitchen to keep the dishes clean and scorpions out and that the second bathroom is not air conditioned or even well ventilated. We did a 24 hour surf board rental which was a blast and another day rented ATVs and did a big loop around the peninsula, visiting Montezuma and much more. I don't know that I will be returning to Costa Rica anytime soon, but if I did, I would definitely stay at this property again."
    Guest: Luke D. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 26, 2016
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  • Once in a lifetime

    "My friend and I were looking for a place where we could feel like locals but still have the quality of an upscale hotel and Sunset Villa was just that! The villa is located right above town and has a perfect location to get to anywhere in Santa Teresa. One thing I should note is that the villa is on top of a hill (which gives you incredible views) so if you aren't planning on renting an ATV or car (which I highly recommend you do), get ready to get in shape! Cameron was incredibly helpful from the beginning when we were booking to the day we were leaving Costa Rica. His onsite caretakers Juan and Ruth were nothing but awesome. I just wish my Spanish was better so that we could tell them in person how much we liked them. Overall, we had an amazing time and can't wait to come back!"
    Guest: Amanda G. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 6, 2016
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