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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited for our anniversary and will definitely be back. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was simply incredible, the view alone was breathtaking. I can't say enough about how great the staff was. We were treated like royalty as soon as we stepped in! The food was amazing, everything was fresh and prepared well....

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Regina, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been lucky enough in my life to travel to many different places around the world - but I have never had an experience quite like VBO! As many other reviews mention, VBO is quite small, which at first may seem like a downside. However, what it really means is that the staff to guest ratio is high. So...

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Hurst, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Costa Rica 5 times and this trip we were treated like royalty. First I need to point out I am 72 years old and a bit wobbly health-wise. The Villa is small, only 8 rooms, and gorgeous. Shelly and Cesar, the on property managers were fantastic. Our room was downstairs by the upper pool. There are...

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1Thank johnandrose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do I even begin? From the moment we stepped into Villa Buena every expectation was exceeded. We were greeted with refreshing pineapple mint juices, given a tour of the beautiful property and immediately fed the first of many amazing meals. About the meals, everything is made with fresh ingredients, the menus feature authentic Costa Rican dishes as well as...

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Thank Ellen S
Crofton, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to VBO for our honeymoon and before we left, we decided to return for our first anniversary. As I sit at lunch on our last full day, I'm looking at an amazing scenery, with a belly full of delicious food. My husband wants a second helping of the beef quesadillas, which is all he's had...

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1Thank ashleyvrich
Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceeded every expectation! As a couple with food allergies I know it can be hard to deal with our needs, especially in a different country, but VBO went above and beyond our wildest dreams. Every aspect of this upscale 'bed & breakfast' is astonishing. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay worth your trip. If you are...

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Thank Morgan J
Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon here and it was absolutely fabulous! The facility is clean, fresh and serene. The staff (Shelley, Ceasar, Cristian, and many more) is amazing and the gourmet food is above and beyond. Everyone is very friendly and there are several options for excursions. On top of it all Villa Buena Onda prevented...

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Thank lindazlearned
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was the perfect way to spend our one year anniversary/honeymoon! It is quiet, romantic and serene and the concierge and staff are amazing! If you can book the master suite! it has a GORGEOUS view and a wonderful hotub! The food is PHENOMENAL and so fresh and the portions are very filling. We will definitely be back!

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Newnan, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for an intimate, special place for a celebration or just a serene location to experience the Pura Vida of Costa Rica, you cannot do better than here. From the second you start a reservation and get the concierge emails asking what preferences, foods, drinks, special requests, etc that you may have to the time you depart, you'll...

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Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Villa Buena Onda was probably one of the nicest places we ever experienced( we travel often). First of all the staff is amazing.Shelly was extremely helpful before we arrived, answering all our questions promptly.Cesar, Javier, Carlos and Christian were very attentive and pleasant.The whole place is tastefully decorated and our room was very comfortable and had a spectacular view. The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury, boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific ocean. Located just 20 mins from the Liberia International airport. Service includes three a la carte meals served daily. Nearby half a dozen beaches, fishing spots, surf breaks and under an hour from the Rincon de La Vieja (hot springs, mud pits) National Park. Fine decor, two-tier swimming pool with a swim-up bar and stunning ocean views make this a special place to visit. Fantastic food and exceptional service can be expected. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Buena Onda

Address: From the Ancor Sculpture 200 Meters East and 700 Meters South, Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Price Range: $495 - $1,763 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Buena Onda 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Villa Buena Onda Hotel Playas Del Coco
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“Handicapped room is on bottom floor. Very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles johnandrose, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely but the Guanacaste, it is small and has no views.”
 of 5 bubbles lindazlearned, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“master suite!”
 of 5 bubbles mtaylor223, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“upper level rooms facing ocean are best”
 of 5 bubbles AWAP2, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have better view.”
 of 5 bubbles annaU1015OZ, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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