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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Great GREAT visit! Two things to note. First, this staff is the friendliest I have encountered in many years and many continents of travel. Michael (concierge), Mannfred, David and Juan stand out, but the whole gang makes you smile.

Second, the layout of this large property, and the way the rooms, villas and bungalows are privately situated in the lush and well-planned gardens, is ingenious, and superb for both families with kids and romantic couples.

One minor negative: the approach to gratuities is a bit amateur-ish here, and whenever one wishes to reward staff members, there are tedious discussions about naming individuals, etc. While admirably inclusive, this places a burden of effort, tension and uncertainty on the guest. Increasingly, I find the top restaurants/resorts/hotels are adopting no-tipping policies. My preference would always be: charge higher basic prices, pay higher wages and eliminate tipping altogether. Otax310

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Jay and Buena Vista Villas is truly amazing. Being up on a hillside overlooking the beautiful landscape is surreal. You can see and hear the ocean as well as be surrounded by forest and wildlife. Jay was more than helpful from the start. What a kind soul he is and wonderful company. I enjoyed every moment of my stay and choked up when it was time to leave. I would highly recommend anyone to come stay here. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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1  Thank courtney h
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

We just got back from an incredible week in Manuel Antonio! Our accomodations at Buena Vista were spectacular! We stayed in a two bedroom villa with amazing views and the villa was very well equipped with everything that we could possibly need. The staff and the service they provided was exceptional.
First a huge shout out to the dynamic duo- Maria and Stephanie who served as our concierge for the week. Maria and Stephanie did an amazing job making sure all our needs were met. They were very professional, friendly, and accommodating. They made dinner reservations, recommended excursions, called for taxis, you name it, they did it! So thank you both very much!
Big,big gracias to the following people who also made our stay such a special time:
Orlando- thank you for your kindness, and helpfulness. You always went out of your way to say hello!
Miguel- Thank you for all the helpful information and being so friendly!
David- Thank you for all your attentiveness at the beach. You worked very hard supplying kayaks and boggie boards to everyone all week. It was always a pleasure talking with you.
Daniella- Thanks for the great service at the beach bar! Someday you will get your MK glasses I'm sure (:
Rodger- Thanks for the incredible tour of Manuel Antonio National Park! You are a wealth of nature knowledge!
Patricia- Thank you for your hard work! You did a fantastic job all week!
Thanks again to a fantastic crew! Hope to see you again in the future!
I would also recommend the following excursions: Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park with Rodger, Vacation Buggy tour with Luis, Santuario Zipline Tours (great guys and the only tour with a one mile long double cable zipline), Ocean king Catamaran sunset tour. Oh and of course sunset at Ronnys place.Until next time my friends, Pura Vida!

Room Tip: villa 401 has great views and is very convenient to front office and walking into town.
  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Peggy P
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

Beautiful 360 views of the water and valley from the roof top. Really safe area and much cooler here. Fully furnished apartments with everything you need. The beds are comfortable. The wifi also works great here.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2015

In this place you can cook your own food, get a really nice night because is a silent place, at morning your going to listen all the monkeys, the balcony was perfect with the ocean and jungle view, and the best thing: the 360 view is perfect for get relaxed,
thaks Jay for your excelent attention. Grand ma, mom and me:)

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
1  Thank Marcia M
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