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Reviewed January 29, 2020

If its any indication of how amazing this place is this was our third trip to Villa. We decided to come back again this year in January for a post holiday relaxation trip. We chose to come here again because we knew exactly what to expect and what you should expect is some of the best staff and people who make you not only feel like a welcomed guest buy like friends. After our third trip here we can honestly say we have made friends with the people who work here and can't wait to come back for a fourth time. This being our 3rd time here over 4yrs the same staff has always been here and that to me is a great indication of the not only how great this place is but also how comforting it is to come back and see the same friendly faces who great you with open arms and smiles.
The hotel itself is located on a hillside secluded enough to make you feel like you are away from the real world but a short taxi ride away (5min) from a great nightlife in Coco and another 10-15min taxi ride from two amazing but different beaches, Ocotal and Hermosa Beach, that both provide a real Pura Vida vibe. The rooms are very spacious and they all have amazing views of the property and ocean views. I would always choice an upstairs corner room to take advantage of the corner showers that provide panoramic views that make the rainfall showers even better.
The food deserves its own review and is some of the best tasting food I've ever had. It is alll local sourced and some of the freshest local Costa Rican food. The drink menu is vast and provides plenty of options from wines and local craft beers to fresh made in house cocktails (green iguana is amazing!) They also make the best chiliguaro in Coco and is a personal favorite of ours.
We love this place because of the people. Carlos, Javier, Alex, Cesar, Marijke (and Tasmania!), Christian and the entire staff have become friends and we can't wait to visit our friends again.

Room tip: Choose an upstairs corner room. They have corner showers with panoramic views of the property with amazing views of the bay and ocean.
Date of stay: January 2020
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Marijke M, General Manager at Villa Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Quaylewoman (and man!) there is no better reward for us then to have our guests return AND to read your amazing review about how you feel part of our family! It´s something we can not express in pictures and it makes all of us so happy to know that it´s one of the reasons we can count on seeing you back (aside of the beautiful beaches, rooms and great food of course)!
In name of all of the VBO Team (including Taz of course) thank you for sharing your kind words and we can´t wait for your 4th visit! We´ll make sure it only will get better :) Pura vida!

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Reviewed January 21, 2020

My wife and I are the kind of people who despise huge 600 room resorts when we are on vacation; therefore, this 8 room boutique adult only hotel was perfect for us. The attention and service you get at a hotel of this size is unparalleled. The staff here was fantastic, Cesar, Christian, Carlos, Javier and everyone else were on top of their game. If we did not have a little one on the way, we would definitely be back within a year.

Date of stay: January 2020
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GMVBO, General Manager at Villa Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thank you for staying with us DerekS231! And for taking the time to share your experience. All the guys send you their regards and we wish you both the best with the little one that´s on the way! Who knows, maybe in a couple of years you´ll be able to escape for a few days back here... Pura Vida!

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Reviewed January 7, 2020

We rented out the whole hotel for our family (age range 2 to 82) and it was amazing. The view was beautiful, the accommodations were luxurious, the food was delicious and the staff was out of this world- they were lovely, and thoughtful (and very very patient). We highly recommend this location for a week of family fun!

Room tip: Loved the Oasis suite with the outdoor shower!
Date of stay: December 2019
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GMVBO, General Manager at Villa Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

It was a real pleasure to have your whole family stay with us over the Christmas period and thank you for letting us know you enjoyed every aspect of your week at Villa Buena Onda. All our staff wishes each one of you the best for 2020 and let us know whenever you would like to come back! Pura vida!

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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

We recently returned from spending a week at Villa Buena Onda for our family vacation. While the hotel serves primarily as an adults-only resort, when rented in entirety, it can be used by families. It was a trip of a lifetime. Every single staff member went above and beyond to care for us like members of their own family. Every detail was taken care of.
Everyone we encountered on this trip was so kind and helpful, from those running excursions, to our drivers, massage therapists and first and foremost, everyone at VBO. My mom, who is disabled, stayed comfortably in the ground level accessible suite, and staff were extra attentive of her needs as well as those of the gaggle of children with us. The cooking class on site was so fun! We also enjoyed the NYE celebration our last night, when we were treated to extra-special entertainment and a lovely feast.
The rooms at VBO are luxurious and comfortable, with breathtaking ocean views. We spent a lot of time at the pool and gazebo hanging out and relaxing. The kids LOVED the swing. The spa was secluded and so quiet.
The food at VBO is exquisite. We thoroughly enjoyed every single meal we had. I think we all gained several pounds on this trip from happy bellies! The drinks were tasty and premium. The chefs made extra efforts to keep our kids happy with specials just for them.
This vacation was so amazing because of the efforts of every single member of the staff, and for that we are forever grateful.
We hope to visit again soon! Pura Vida

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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GMVBO, General Manager at Villa Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review and most of all for choosing to spend your family vacation here with us. It was a true pleasure to have your family stay with us for a full week and it touches our hearts to hear this was an unforgettable trip for all of you. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed the change of having children around and to share a bit of our paradise and culture with you all. We all wish you the best for 2020 and definitely hope your family decides to return one day. Pura vida!

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Reviewed December 12, 2019

This new found favorite is the jewel of Playas del Coco. Manager Marijeke and servers Carlos and Cristian were so accommodating and incredibly friendly. The spa services, Nya Restaurant, views and privacy of this property are unparalleled to any place in the area. Keep up the great work! We can't wait to return.

Date of stay: December 2019
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GMVBO, General Manager at Villa Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2019

Thank you for your kind review! We love to have people from the area visit us, so we can share our small piece of paradise... We look forward to seeing you back soon! Pura vida!

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