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Reviewed 5 July 2012

It's an easy thing to fall in love with this tiny beach town, but with such great hosts as Alex and Khalida it'll make you never want to leave. The view from the bungalo is spectacularly breathtaking, and their garden attracts the craziest amounts of butterflies we've ever seen (along with flocks of hummingbirds!). Small and quaint, yet rich and complex, this gem known as Aqua Vista serves as the perfect getaway for anyone wanting rest and relaxation, or fun and excitement. There is plenty to do here including hike down to the waterfalls that are super close by. Love this place we will definitely return.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jodi C
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

What an amazing place Cariblanco was to stay. In our month-long Costa Rican journey, Agua Vista was both my husband's and my favorite place we stayed. So glad we booked an entire week with you guys! From the moment we walked in we knew we were in paradise. The hibiscus blooms all over felt so welcoming. Cariblanco was bright, open, and spacious. The views were spectacular. Even the one day it rained there was so much to see and do just watching the creatures and the weather change right from our front porch. Loved how the house was designed to make the beautiful front porch just part of the house. Every day we were there we had the large patio doors fully open letting the "wild" in. Had been concerned about bugs, but the ones we saw were simply fascinating (like the praying mantis on the porch) and not irritating at all.

I was about to write "but my favorite part of Agua Vista was..." then realized I cannot select one single "favorite"! Coming back from a sweaty day exploring the surrounding area and then enjoying the infinity pool at night, under the amazing stars, as bats zip around keeping us bug free and enjoying sips from the pool? Well, that is certainly one favorite! Seeing the amazing wildlife in the "dead" tree smack in the middle of the view from the porch... I came to love that tree as we watched troupes of monkeys use that tree as a bridge from "here" to "there" almost daily.... as we watched them stop and groom each other... as we watched more birds than we knew names for rest in those bare branches, their colors magnificent against the brilliant blue sky... as we watched the beautiful variegated squirrels race along the branches leaping, jumping, playing with great abandon... yep, came to love that "dead" tree. Wish I were there to see it leaf out and be stunning as I image it will be in the "next" season. Pure glory.

Since we had no car, we really enjoyed our walks along the road from Agua Vista down to Montezuma. Taxiing in the first time the road seemed so long and so far away, but it was not. A short 15 minute walk to the bus stop on the main road... a quick 30 minute walk (total) into town with visual adventures every step of the way (we saw horses, huge lumbering iguanas, amazing flowers, interesting bugs, incredible vistas to name a few). And taking our taxis back at night... as we turned onto the dirt road, it felt like we were "coming home". And the taxi drivers in Montezuma all knew "Agua Vista" so getting back was never an issue. What luxury!

And our hosts... perfect. We knew Alex was there if we needed him, and appreciated the casual waves as we taxied "home" or walked by on our way out during the day. Always a smile and so welcoming. Talking about how and where to see kinkajous... his sharing of what turned out to be our first sighting of howler monkeys... Hearing the kids playing and enjoying their home, their paradise... perfect.

And the wildlife. During our stay they were most active from 5-7 in the morning and 4-5 at night. We'd see agoutis delicately prancing through the yard along with coatis who came with such regularity we came to call one tree "the coati tree" since it seemed to be their entry into the surrounding vegetation canopy. And the adorable white-faced monkeys for which I suspect Cariblanco is named. Unbelievable to have the opportunity to safely, consistently, and with joy be able to watch wildlife be wild. Incredibly special. Also enjoyed the butterflies and hummingbirds brought in by the amazing flowers decorating the property. You guys thought of everything!

And if you are looking for continued connection to the rest of the world, I have to say I really enjoyed lying in the hammock, watching the wildlife world go by, while working on my laptop, connected to the rest of the world via pretty good internet connection. If one has to work, this is the way (and place) to do it.

So what can I say... we loved our time at Agua Vista and would return there again in a heartbeat. It was the best of what Costa Rica has to offer with true welcome and warmth plus views one could never tire of. Thank you, Alex and Khalida, for spoiling us by inviting us to share your home. Powerful experience.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

We were searching for a place in/near Montezuma during a week long journey through Costa Rica. Agua Vista caught our eye due to its many excellent reviews and inexpensive rate. Our journey to Agua Vista was a long one...beginning from Poas, through Puntarenas, the ferry to Paquera and on to Montezuma. Needless to say, we were tired when we arrived and weren't especially happy about the long, winding, and bumpy road that leads to Agua Vista. (If there is one down side to this establishment it is the road in and out, which we found a bit frustrating to navigate.)
When we were shown our rooms I was impressed. Spacious, spotless, great shower and a nice view. It had a nice, comfortable feel and a secluded feel. (The wifi was not working during our two days which contributed to the secluded feel.)
The rooms are essentially in the jungle and we hiked to a waterfall on the nearby trail. It wasn't the easiest trail to hike, so bring solid shoes if you do it...but it was worth the journey. We were able to see monkeys in the trees, which was cool and exciting. From that hike we ended up in Montezuma, so I suppose it is correct to say that it is walking distance to Montezuma, though it wasn't a journey we'd do regularly.
The pools at Agua Vista are great too and we enjoyed a relaxed swim after our hike.
Travelers looking for a little more 'action at your fingertips' may not enjoy Agua Vista, because it is more secluded...but with such a great cost and the proximity to the outdoors it is a steal for you more adventurer/explorer types and those that want to be close to the action...but not too close.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank biztraveler1972
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

WOW! Agua Vista exceeded our expectations. Breathtaking views, great pools, tons of wildlife and access to the montezuma waterfalls and rope swing...they have it all. Great location too...only 10 minutes from town. We were warmly welcomed by Alex and Khalida. They were always happy to answer questions and willing to help book any adventure. One evening Alex came over to show us a tree full of white faced monkeys, which can be hard to find. We stayed at Casa Trogan and it had everything we needed.
I highly recommend staying at Agua Vista when visiting the Montezuma area.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank COfreeride
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Alex, Khalida and their charming daughters exceeded our expectations by far, we went to Costa Rica seeking vacation time, surfing and alternative healing. The Casa Cariblanco that we rented not only had amazing views, but it made us feel as though we were right at home. Alex and Khalida know everyone in the area and gave us great information and insight for all our needs in Montezuma. Including surfing, taxi drives and healing (they happen to live right next to a world renown healer that helped us in a life changing manor!!!) It was like being at Aguavista was meant to be for us.
Between the ocean view, daily monkey migration trough the yard, the relaxing pool and comfortable surroundings Aguavista made for the perfect stay in Costa Rica.
I would highly recommend this stay to anyone… we will return someday :)

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dylan P
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