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“The absolute best place to stay in costa Rica.”

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Hotel Vista de Olas
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Mal Pais
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“The absolute best place to stay in costa Rica.”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

My daughter lived in coaster Rica for two years so I got to make many visits. A friend of hers took us to Vista de olas in Mal pais for drinks and dinner one night. I have been back three times. It is a clean and safe place to stay. The staff waits on you hand and foot. Roger and Heidi who are the owners are delightful. It is the best place I have ever been, and it has the most beautiful sunset you have ever seen. The staff waits on you hand and foot. You never have to ask twice for a drink. They even walk you to your room if you have had too much to drink. It is a beautiful place. It is clean it is safe. We already have our reservations booked for next year. Go. You will not be disappointed !!!

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Vista de Olas was an amazing experience. The hospitality and friendliness of Roger and Heidi, their awesome sons, and a caring staff only contributed to the beauty of the resort. They went out of their way to make sure we got to experience all Mal Pais had to offer (horseback riding, ATVs, waterfalls, ziplining, etc). And the view of the sunset from the resort pool was one of the most spectacular sights I've seen. Our villa was beautiful, clean, and spacious with good AC. Admittedly, I was not looking forward to the outside showers (although private), but showering under the beautiful night sky full of so many stars was something I will never forget. Absolutely amazing. The entire experience was wonderful, ...except....maybe the driveway. It can be a bit of a challenge to get up to the top if you're not in a 4WD vehicle. But to end on a high note, the morning chef, Diego, made the best breakfast potatoes I've ever eaten in my life.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Vista was above any expectations I could have ever had.
We booked with a coupon from " Living Social" so I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into.
The setting is so beautiful you can't put it into words.
The staff was so kind, friendly, caring and helpful with the surrounding area spots to visit.

I can't wait to come back.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Five star resorts have nothing on V de O. It is so beautiful. The pool is perfect, the villas are clean, and showering under the stars is an experience I will never forget. The staff seem genuinely interested in making sure we had everything we needed. I loved it with my entire being.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Polson, Montana
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

I read those negative reviews and was skeptical...it turns out that Roger and Heidi were the perfect hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we were having a good time. The property is outstanding...the staff is exceptional...the driveway is...well, unforgettable. We used the Living Social package and were never made to feel like second class guests. Upon check-out, there were no surprises...everything was as we were lead to expect. We could not have been happier with the entire experience...except maybe for the driveway!!!

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

My husband and I bought this vacation and looked forward to it for almost a year and we were definitely not disappointed! We loved every second of our stay and wished we could have stayed longer. Roger, Heidi and all the employees were wonderful and helped with anything that was asked for. The view was so amazing that everyone still asks if the pictures are real. Wish we could have brought our dogs and stayed forever!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Roger and Heidi together with their two sons have created Paradise In Mal Pais. From check in until check out they and their staff did everything they could to make our vacation an amazing one. The resort is small and quaint. It is very special that within a few days the guests know each other on a first name basis.

I love the poolside happy hour and watching the sunset. It was the best pool party I have every been to.

I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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Vista De Olas Mal Pais
Hotel Vista De Olas Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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