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Hotel Vista de Olas

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved my experience at Hotel Vista de Olas! The owners were friendly and helpful-they gave us honest opinions and answers to our questions. The excursions were exciting (ATV tour to the waterfalls, zip lining, fishing trip). We caught a few fish and they held them for us until we were ready for dinner. The owners treated us like...

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Manassas, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here 2 times last week to enjoy the sunset. Very laid back bar with an infinity pool and a fantastic view of the surf, beach and sunset. You put down a $16 deposit as you enter. As you order your drinks they are deducted from that fee Pretty decent mixed drinks. Never tried the food. The reason...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Costa Rica and we couldn't have made a better decision. The hotel and staff are wodnerful! Room service was great, the resort was clean and vibrant, the villas were authentic and well appointed. The staff was accommodating and worked with us to schedule activities. The pool was great for watching sunsets, pool parties. I wish I could...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here just to watch the sunset over the ocean. You had to pay 8000 colones which you could spend towards drinks. The pool area was really relaxed. The facilities were great and the staff really friendly. It was a really nice treat, and an extremely good view. If you arrive by bike, I'd recommend leaving bikes at the...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had an amazing time staying here during our honeymoon. Their staff is super friendly, their food and cocktails are delicious, loved the vibe and the layout of the property. They have amazing ocean and sunset views, really nice ATV's you can rent and the owner/ unofficial concierge Roger knows all the best activities to do in...

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel by far was the most intimate hotel that I stayed at with my girlfriend. The staff was very friendly and the owners was in touch with each customer. It actually felt like family for the week that I stayed there. If you're looking for peace and quiet along the coast of Costa Rica this is definitely the spot...

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

I recently visited Hotel Vista de Olas for a week in November with my girlfriend. We had gotten the adventure package off Groupon which included: 2 excursions (zip-lining, ATV tour or horseback riding), daily breakfast, a bottle of wine, 2 drinks and 1 BBQ dinner. I had booked it several months in advance but from time to time email Roger...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Hotel Vista de Olas is a wonderful property in the heart of Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. The owner, his family, and staff were wonderfully welcoming and accommodating and made the stay comfortable and relaxing. The breakfasts each morning were amazing and the views from the pool and the rest of the property were the best you can find in the area....

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We came to Costa Rica for the first time to spend seven days in Vista de Olas and we couldn't have made a better decision. The hotel and staff are AMAZING! Room service was great, the resort was clean, the villas were beautifully authentic. The staff was extremely accommodating and worked with us to schedule our excursions. The pool opened...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I visited during the off season. I had the adventure package which included zip lining and ATV tour of the Montezuma waterfalls. The most rewarding part of this trip was the beautiful view of the sunset from the infinity pool. The staff was very polite, Roger was awesome and very easy going but that's how people in Costa Rica are....

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vista de Olas is a refined hotel in Mal Pais perched on top of a peaceful hill. From this vantage point our guests are treated to sweeping views of Mal Pais and watch the most memorable sunsets. The hotel offers 6 sumptuous, secluded deluxe villas with ocean view, AC, open-sky bathroom, and private porch. Hotel amenities include fast WLAN, a luxurious infinity pool and jacuzzi, pool lounge, and the best BBQ restaurant in Mal Pais. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Vista de Olas

Address: Vista de Olas Dr. | Mal Pais de Cobano Apto.#93, Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: $291 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vista de Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Vista De Olas Mal Pais
Hotel Vista De Olas Costa Rica/Mal Pais
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Mal Pais
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
#4 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
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“Villa 4 and 5 share the same balcony so it worked out perfect for us 2 couples that traveled together.”
 of 5 bubbles drealush, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa 3 is secluded and has a great view. But some might not like the outdoor bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles jacobs249, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All villas have great views, we stayed in villa 4 and will likely request villa 2 next time just to mix it up.”
 of 5 bubbles nathang6, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views, fun bar scene, steep hill”
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 of 5 bubbles andreannaiako, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Villa 2 has an indoor bathroom which we really liked.”
 of 5 bubbles D8573BYcarlaa, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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