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“Excellant Honeymoon spot!”

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Hotel Vista de Olas
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Mal Pais
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Leesburg, Florida
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12 reviews
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“Excellant Honeymoon spot!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

My new husband & I (both 40) loved our time at Vista De Olas. Roger & his wife were fantastic and really made our honeymoon perfect. I read another review (not a nice one) and i am not sure why Jbeach10 would rate this hotel so bad. Roger was very friendly and took care of a lot of details for us. I highly recomend renting an ATV and exploring the county & coast line. We drive appx 120 miles on our ATV and had a blast. The sunsets are spectaular and the rooms were very clean with comfortable beds. We stayed in villat #5 and it had an outdoor shower that was very cool. My only recommendation is to keep some cash for check out b/c you will pay 20% more if you pay with credit card. I think alot of the extra credit fee is for the government but not 100% sure. Overall, fantastic and I would visit again and recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

This was our first time out of the country. We did not know what to expect, maybe a resort and some beaches? Vista de Olas made it so easy to do whatever we wanted. Roger is a great, hands on host and let us explore the fantastic beaches and forests on our own terms. The staff was fabulous and we loved the breakfasts every morning. The views hold true, with a coastal line right outside our window. I do not have a bad thing to say about our experience. Thanks so much!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great, individual bungalows with ocean views!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Roger, Heidi and the whole Vista de Olas team made this trip fantastic. The view, pool and rooms were great too. We stayed for four nights and it felt like our trip was over a week because of the relaxing feel of this place.

Make sure you rent a solid car to get up that hill. Don't expect TVs, radios or anything technology related in your room. It's a great time to get away from the fast paced every day life.

We would be back in heartbeat! Thanks Vista!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We had an amazing adventure together with lots of help from Roger, Heidi and their two sons. Everything seemed so easy and relaxed when planning excursions or just getting a delicious dinner. Roger was very helpful in making our honeymoon successful and relaxing! The cherry on top was the amazing view every morning of the Pacific and sunsets every evening!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We luckily came across this Hotel on Living social, and couldn't be happier with the decision to go here for our honeymoon! It was the most amazing experience, from sleeping to enjoying the sunset views, drinks by the pool and activities that the staff so helpfully planned for us when we wanted to explore. We did not want an all inclusive "resort" experience, because we wanted some time to celebrate our marriage, and have privacy. This place offered exactly what we wanted, but also became an all inclusive "personal" experience. The staff accommodated all our needs, and made sure we relaxed, and didn't have to stress about any decision. They even cooked the Mahi Mahi that we brought back from our fishing tour, which was the best I ever had! Roger and Heidi gave us wonderful recommendations on things to do to make our vacation everything we wanted. We can't wait to come back to this little gem in Mal Pais.

Eric & Jillian Villa #5!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We booked our trip through a living social deal with little prior information about the area. All I can say is that it was an amazing adventure from beginning to end. I can't say enough about the staff, especially Heidi who went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of. Booked our surf lessons, massages, etc. The entire staff was great, getting to know you by name. The place is really small, 5 villas, so you get to actually know some of the others staying with you. A piece of advice...the resort suggests flying into Tambor and they are absolutely right! In talking with other guests it is without a doubt the way to go! Do not hesitate to visit this incredible place!!

Room Tip: Stayed in Villa 2. Hot water!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We booked our stay after purchasing a Living Social deal online. I'm SO glad we did! We traveled exclusively to Mal Pais and spent 8 amazing days there. Vista de Olas was absolutely wonderful. Everything from the restaurant and swim up bar, the incredible view of the sunset over the Pacific to our beautiful villa facing the waves. The entire staff was very friendly and all of our tours (ziplining and waterfalls) were unforgettable. We felt completely pampered-anything we had questions about or needed they could provide. I would recommended this hotel and trip to anyone. Put it on the top of your travel list.
We will definitely be doing this again soon!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Hotel Vista de Olas
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Also Known As:
Vista De Olas Mal Pais
Hotel Vista De Olas Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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