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Villa Los Aires/Las Aguas Lodge
St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Awesome doesn't describe it well enough”
Reviewed 7 September 2011

Five of us stayed 3 nights at this beautiful property in late May 2011. What a treat! We felt like royalty and were really treated as such by the friendly staff. Vivianna is a charming host who prepares a delicious Costa Rican breakfast. Ask for the fresh corn pancakes with sour cream -- YUM! The rooms are very clean and well-appointed. Screens on all the windows and A/C, which we did not need as the nights really cool down. Dominical is about a 30-minute drive (to the beach and SURF lessons!) and San Isidro is 30 minutes inland in the other direction -- try to buy your groceries at the farmer's market. We hiked two or three waterfalls on the property -- these are on private property, so you should have them to yourselves. Absolutely gorgeous. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the birds and howler monkeys in the morning, and the chorus of frogs at night.

We'll be back -- and I can't wait!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

There are not enough words to describe this place!!! All 16 of us..10 adults and 6 kids.. had the most amazing time! Viviana and Henry were absolutely wonderful. They handled everything and anything we needed at ALL times!!! We also had Patricia cook our evening meals. She set the tables perfectly and made the dishes to perfection, even thinking of the special tastes of the kids. All the rooms in the house had amples of space, and were shaped up every morning by the housekeeping staff..We went on several tours that Vivi set up for us, and LOVED everyone of them.I would recommend this house to everyone of you. Thank you Los Aires we will come back and will tell everyone we know!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

We first visited this treasure in October 2009. We returned for our second visit just last week. Our group of 6 could not have had a better time. This is the perfect place for anyone wanting to have the best of both worlds...staying in a secluded private lodge in the middle of nature, yet within a short drive to all the activities, beaches and restaurants you could want during your stay. Viviana, Steve and the whole staff are there for anything you need, but you also feel very much at home with as much privacy as you require. The house is immaculately maintained, the pool refreshing, rooms spacious and comfortable with AMAZING views. The property has several trails leading to spectacular and private waterfalls. Particularly special was the evening meals we had there, all lovingly prepared and served by Patricia. A special thanks to Viviana and Henry, who on their day off, drove 2 of our friends back to San Jose airport two days early because of a family emergency. We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2011

A some group of friends (just 12) decided to have an adventure. We wanted a place near adventure activities for the day and very comfortable for dinning (and perhaps spirits) during the evening. This place is great. Not only is the kitchen perfect for making those non-diet foods you love on vacation (and boy did we have plenty of that - plus they made us breakfast and had someone to make dinner if we wanted), but the place has a movie room too. We could chat in the pool or hot tub or watch a movie. Everyone had something they could do. The staff are excellent. They arranged zip line, horse back, kayak, waterfall hikes and dirt biking. Bravo Las Aguas. We had a GREAT time.

Room Tip: I like the room under the stairs.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

What a great location and view! One of the best vacations I've ever taken. Everyone had such a great and relaxing time. The lodge is beautiful and the staff very friendly. I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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San José (San José, Costa Rica)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2011

Everything was perfect until the person in charge told us that was a error on the price they gave us and they had to charge us $200 more than the fare that we had on contract... All our vacation were ruined because of this! They never told us anything until the day we were gone...

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

This place is incredible. Far away from the tourists, you are in a villa in the middle of the country. The staff is great. Definitely worth the trip from wherever you are visiting in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Los Aires/Las Aguas Lodge

Property: Villa Los Aires/Las Aguas Lodge
Address: 600 m northeast of the church | Cana Blanca de Baru, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An upscale jungle lodge in the rugged Southern Pacific mountains. 30 minutes to ocean at Dominical or San Isidro. Deluxe rooms with breakfast included, 5 waterfalls and jungle hiking trails on property. Hotel also has a full bar, meals, cafe with espresso bar, cinema, pool, spa, workout area and tropical gardens with giant chess. Diverse clientel, gay owned/operated. ... more   less 
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Villa Los Aires/Las Aguas Lodge Costa Rica/Dominical

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