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Hotel Vista de Olas

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed 6 nights at Vista de Olas on our first trip to Costa Rica. Roger and the entire team (Heidi, their kids, Jaime, Candace, etc.) were warm, friendly, engaging, and accomodating. We enjoyed its secluded and rustic location on the mountain side with amazing ocean views from nearly every area. The outdoor bathrooms were fun and the room a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

My friend and I stayed at this little hotel for a single night and absolutely loved it! The staff that we met was incredible friendly & helpful. The setting feels like someone’s private (and gorgeous!) residence, high up on a steep hill, with 5 little villas built around the property. It feels very quiet and secluded. I think we were... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Our first trip to Costa Rica was magical due largely to the atmosphere and views at Hotel Vista De Olas. Loved that this place was small, secluded and mostly private. The food, excursions and staff made our trip both relaxing and enjoyable. Only wish we could've stayed longer!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

I had a truly enjoyable time at this property. Roger and his staff are very warm and friendly. Most of the other hotel guests are Americans which is nice since there are only 10 guests in the villas at a time. I ended up traveling without my significant other, but still had a fabulous time. I got to do two... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We did a living social package. I'm very much a planner because we like to do A LOT of activities, and excursions on our vacations. I emailed the staff 1 month in advance with all of the excursions that they offered with the hotel and the dates and times we would like to do them. They seemed to have no... More 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We had such a great vacation at Hotel Vista de Olas. Roger and his family made us feel like family. The resort is so beautiful and immaculate. The breakfasts each morning we delicious. The villas were so nice and cozy. Both, Swen and Mikey, were amazing young men and added so much to the stay at Vista de Olas. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had a wonderful time at Vista de Olas. A perfect spot for a romantic getaway. The vila was beautiful, the view was spectacular, and we also met some wonderful friends at the hotel. The Vista de Olas team took care of arranging all of our activities to make the trip as easy and fun as possible. Their staff was... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Everything here was clean and well maintained. We had such an amazing time in Mal Pais and Vista de Olas was the perfect place to stay. You wouldn't need to leave the grounds if you didn't want to, but there is so much to see and do in the area. This place is a little like being at camp. There... More 

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Thank Eric F
Altoona, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We don't even know where to start!! Our stay lasted from March 23 to the 29th so we just got back and already miss it. We normally don't write reviews but this trip was just too special. Roger, Heidi, and their sons Swen ,Mikey and the Vista staff really give 110%. They are so friendly and want to make this... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

We came here "by accident",because most of the better hotels in samara were already full.but it was the best what could happen:) roger and his wife are really helpful and extremely nice people.they organized a fishing trip for us which was amazing.the infinity pool is just breathtaking-the view is amazing.lodges are clean and beautiful.and try the barbecue for dinner.

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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 

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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: $298 - $347 (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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“All villas have great views, we stayed in villa 4 and will likely request villa 2 next time just to mix it up.”
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“Best views, fun bar scene, steep hill”
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“Villa 2 has an indoor bathroom which we really liked.”
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“Villa 3 is at the end of a dead end path and very private with a great ocean view.”
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“Villa #2 has great ocean view and you don't have to walk up many steps”
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