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Hotel Vista de Olas
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Mal Pais
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We arrived at Vista de Olas after a less-than-stellar trip over to the penninsula. The hotel looks just like the photos, beautiful! We were greeted by the bartender and immediately felt at home and relaxed. It was very easy to rent quads from the hotel and it was cheaper than in town. Being able to grill your own food in the restaurant added a unique experience for us, we went off shore fishing one morning and grilled the fish at the hotel that night. Delicious! Our room was very clean and kept up well. Breakfast in the morning was awesome, it made my husband a plantain lover! Roger and Heidi were great hosts and we will definately be back. We had so much fun that we plan to visit them every July with our group of friends! If you're looking for the best sunsets on the coast and the BEST atmosphere a hotel can offer, stay at Vista de Olas!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This is a family run place atop a big hill overlooking the ocean. It's quiet and serene. The rooms are unique and lovely, and the photographs of the sunset over the pool and spa are gorgeous. Be prepared for a serious walk up and down the hill, but this place won't disappoint.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

This was the best trip ever.... Roger, Heidi, Michii, Sven... Randall, Rosa everyone was so wonderful. We really felt part of the family while we were there. Our coffee and breakfast in the mornings was always served with an amazing view. The BBQ dinner was delicious there recommendations for everything was spot on!!!
Michii's ATV tour of the jungle and waterfalls was the best, he showed us so much, and had us giggling the entire time. The monkeys, jumping off the waterfall, zipling,and the hike will always go down as one of my favorite!!! His surf lessons were top notch, I got up 5 times!!!! It truly was a perfect vacation... Relaxing, peaceful, adventurous, and full of great company!!! You even sent us pictures.. We will always come back to see you guys! Thank you...Yewwwwwww!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

A phenomenal view. An awesome pool. Terrific accommodations. Excellent food. I could say this about a lot of places. And its all true at Vista de Olas. What takes Vista way over the top is the people and their warmth. Roger, Heidi, sons and staff all let us into their lives and shared their piece of paradise with us. We even played with their friendly (and cute) dogs and cats. Roger and Heidi gave spot on advice for all food, activities, and exploring in the region. Trust their recommendations on everything. The ATV tour was a thrill and convinced us that the ATV rental was a must for the whole trip. We were able to balance adventurous outings (zip lining was heart poundingly exciting) with loads of relaxation. It was great to be able to come back from a sweat filled day in the sun and chill back down in the pool while admiring the view. With so much to explore and such welcoming company we are already planning our next trip back!

Room Tip: Villas 4 and 5 get some spill over noise from the at night but it typically doesn't go to late...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Everything was prefect. This was the most relaxing vacation I could ever imagine having. The rooms were the right size for a couple and the bed was super comfortable. On days that we didn't want to go explore or do anything in town, we didn't feel like we missed anything because we still got to see monkeys playing in the trees right outside our room. Roger, Heidi, and the boys make everyone feel like family right from the beginning and do an excellent job making sure you enjoy your stay. I'll definitely go back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

From the moment we left, until the very last moment of our trip, the staff at Vista de Olas was certain that our stay was perfect! Beautiful location with views and off the path to make it private. We were able to have a surf lesson, ATV tour of the area to a waterfall, zip line tour of the canopy, watch a local surf contest, enjoy many beaches and local restaurants, as well as enjoy a hearty and healthy breakfast every morning and wonderful barbecue dinner while staying at Vista de Olas! I would highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: View the website and select your room. All are wonderful.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

From our arrival to the tambor airport we were met with hospitality. it only continued at the hotel. The Crew working this place are amazing, Roger, Heidi, boys and staff treated my friend and I like family from the start, and it only got better. The view and activities were fantastic, the ATV tour and zip line battle each other for first place. I fully intend to book again for next year and actually surf this time. The horse riding on the beach is engrained in history as my Facebook profile photo. This trip was outstanding, I highly recommend this hotel its so worth the memories you will create. I am still on a Costa Rica vacation high..
Thanks Vista crew. You are truly fabulous.

Room Tip: There are five villas to choose from, mine was villa 4 and it was just as the website showed. Absolu...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Mal Pais
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
#4 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
Price Range: £116 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vista de Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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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