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“Truly a slice of heaven”
Review of Poco Cielo Resort

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Poco Cielo Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Truly a slice of heaven”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The name doesn't lie. We arrived at Poco Cielo for the last leg of our Costa Rica trip and were delighted by the grounds, the views, and our cabin. Everything was just as we wanted it, informal, clean, comfortable, and gorgeous. The owners were out of the country at the time but Douglas and Roberto made us more than welcome and efficiently took care of us. The cabin had a separate bedroom with a comfortable bed, ceiling fans, a great room with a couch and chairs, a small but fully functional kitchen and a covered patio when we spent considerable time just admiring the view, the air, the flowers, the hummingbirds. There was a covered "rancho" with a pool, a barbeque, stove and refrigerator. There was also comfortable seating including lounge chairs, and a few games for those who need to be entertained. All in all we settled in happily and fell in love with the little town of Atenas which has a remarkable number of good restaurants.

Room Tip: There are only four rental cabins and the setting is peaceful. We were in an end unit near the bluf...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gary F, General Manager at Poco Cielo Resort, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Thanks so much for staying at our place. Douglas told us you were very very nice guests. We would of liked to meet you however we thank you so much for taking such good care of our cabin . We are glad the portable bed worked for you and the rest of the property. Josanne and I thank you again and one day we might meet . PS Happy New Year
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We stayed in mid October and we were amazed and delited from day one.
The resort is located in a lush, tropical paradise. The owners Gary and Josanne were much more than accommodating, going out of there way to meet our every expectation. Would highly recommend this resort to all, whether first time visitor or seasoned traveler.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gary F, General Manager at Poco Cielo Resort, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Thank you very much for choosing us . It was great having you here and we are very grateful for the time we spent together. We are still working on the project we showed you and will keep in touch. Please stay safe and happy holidays .
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Florida
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

My family has done a LOT of traveling in Costa Rica over the last 20 years, staying at a lot of hotels, and my husband and I agree that this is definitely in our top five! The grounds are immaculate, the views are stunning, the cabins are clean, private, safe, and extremely comfortable, and the pool/rancho area is gorgeous. What stood out most to us, though, was the service of the owners, Gary and Josanne. They bent over backwards time and time again to ensure that our visit exemplified "pura vida..." and it did! From Josanne's initial hospitality (offering juice to my thirsty little ones when we arrived in the dark and rain) to their flexibility when we hosted a Tico-style get-together for my husband's extended family, to their helpfulness when my son needed to see a doctor, they were absolutely wonderful. Our relatives were in awe of the beauty of the place, and I have to say that our only regret was that we had to leave so soon!! This place is a true gem. Thank you!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Gary F, General Manager at Poco Cielo Resort, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thank you so very much for staying at our place. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and the BIG get-together . Meeting your whole family was great . Your children are so nice and well behaved . We really enjoyed listening to then , laughing and giggling . Thanks again for choosing Poco Cielo , it's all worth it when we can share our home with such a wonderful family.
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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We visited in September and the first thing that strikes you is the incredible setting and views. The owners, Gary and Josanne, who greeted us were very friendly and the care they have put into the hotel from the exquisite grounds, to the clean and very well appointed cabins is obvious. We will recommend this to anyone visiting the Atenas area, you won't find a better place in this area.

Room Tip: I think cabins 2 & 3 have the best view from the porch
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Gary F, General Manager at Poco Cielo Resort, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thank you very much for your kind remarks . We are so happy to have met such a wonderful couple and thank you for introducing us to your friend .
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Florida
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Poco Cielo Resort is the perfect place for families, individuals or couples who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. While not far from downtown Atenas, it feels worlds away with it's beautiful grounds and luxury accommodations. Each cabin is tucked away in the midst of gorgeous flowers and trees, they are beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need. The Rancho is a great common area with an infinity pool overlooking the mountains and city lights. The owners, Gary and Josanne, are very friendly and go the extra mile to make sure your stay at Poco Cielo is special in every way. Now that I've experienced Poco Cielo, I am spoiled and would not want to stay anywhere else while visiting Costa Rica. Contact Gary today and make your reservation. You will not regret it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Gary F, General Manager at Poco Cielo Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Hola From CR

Thank you so much for your fantastic review .We are so happy you picked our place to stay for your trip . It was so much fun working with you and we would love to do it again . It was a great pleasure meeting you , your wife and friends .
Best regards
Gary and Josanne
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I had a group of 10 people come and visit us in Atenas and they were all able to stay at Poco Cielo. It was an amazing experience for all of us and they are all ready to come back and visit again. The rooms were clean, the area is beautiful and the managers were very accommodating. Thank you for making our trip a special one Gary and Josanne! We look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Gary F, General Manager at Poco Cielo Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Hola and thanks so much for the wonderful review

It was our pleasure you picked Poco Cielo for your groups event . We are so happy your friends had a great time . We try our very best to make your stay enjoyable , our home is your home .
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Gary and Josanne
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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

My wife and I had a great time at Poco Cielo. The cabins were lovely, amenities were all in working order, the views fabulous and the management (owners Gary and Josanne), could not have been more pleasant or more attentive. The television reception wasn't very good but who goes to Costa Rica to watch TV?...we went to one of many sports bars in town to watch World Cup qualifiers, along with many of the soccer-mad Costa Ricans...much more fun...

Room Tip: All the cabins are nice...one of them was larger and included a sitting room but I do not remember t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gary F, General Manager at Poco Cielo Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thank you so much from Poco Cielo
It was a pleasure to meet you both . It was very special to meet guests with such a fantastic life story . We were very happy to receive a personally autographed copy of your book . Thanks again for your kind words .
Gary and Josanne
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Property: Poco Cielo Resort
Address: West of the Coope Gas Station on Hwy 3 on the Right 3 KM | next to Futbol 7, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Atenas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Atenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our property is set in the mountains of Atenas, overlooking the central valley below. We have 4 private cabins available, two with a kitchen and one queen sized bed, and two cabins with two queen sized beds and small kitchenette. The cabins all have Wi-Fi, 32" LED flat screen TV,DVD player , Cable TV and the rancho has surround sound an iPod dock and once in a while we do a movie on the big screen. All guest have access to the kitchen located in the Rancho pool-side. The "cabinas" are very private and surrounded with tropically manicured gardens and lawns that are frequently visited by toucans and parrots. Sit back and relax in our large Rancho area while you socialize with family, new friends, read a book or listen to your favorite music. There are some wonderful restaurants within walking distance or a short ride to town will provide you with many more restaurants. The grocery store in town is modern with just about everything you will need. Come and stay with us here at Poco Cielo for a little piece of heaven in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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