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The Red Palm Villas
Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Personal piece of Heaven!!”
Reviewed 26 June 2009

The Red Palm Villas was exactly what we were looking for! The staff and owner Mike were all very nice and the grounds were beautiful!!! Not only is the property private and secluded, but it is a short beach walk to Suck Rock and Town. We had the beach all to ourselves and it could not have been more perfect!!!! We will definitely be staying here again and we can't wait to bring our whole family down next time.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2009

Not sure what I can say that hasn't been already mentioned in the reviews below, but I will try my best. I must have explored no fewer than a dozen establishments along the coast before deciding upon Red Palm Villas. Mike and the staff were extremely helpful, the facilities immaculate, and the beach heavenly. The drive from SJO was amazing and we are on the beach by the afternoon. We did not do many of the activities usually associated with a trip to CR, but concentrated mainly on relaxing and rejuvenating. RPV's could not have been better. Could not reccommend this place enough. Already planning our next escape from the big apple.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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New Orleans
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Reviewed 31 May 2009

After staying at Red Palm Villas and exploring Santa Teresa, surrounding towns, and many of the accommodations in these areas, we couldn't have been more fortuitous in our pick to stay with Jessie and Mike at Red Palm. My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it far exceeded our expectations. The Hummingbird Villa was beautifully interesting, spacious, uniquely designed, and exuded a peaceful state of being. None of the other properties compared, and I think it's mostly due to the passionate owners who live on property simply created an ultimate setting that they love.

The location suited us perfectly. We walked next door to an amazing and secluded restaurant for dinner or took our ATV to one of the many places right up the road. There are several grocery stores around, so we bought things to keep in the villa for breakfast and snacks. The beach in front of the villas was perfect for laying out or surfing; there are the occasional beach walkers or friendly neighbors, but otherwise it was wonderfully unpopulated. There are plenty of hammocks around too, if you prefer to lie in the shade.

The stay would not have been the same if it would not have been for our wonderful hosts, Jessie and Mike. We went to dinner with them our first night there and they gave us a lot of great advice for planning our stay. They were always available when we needed something, but gave us total privacy at the same time. They were so friendly - Mike loaned us his surfboard!

Overall, our trip was amazing and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. We hope to see Jessie and Mike again at Red Palm Villas!!:)

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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seattle
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Reviewed 11 May 2009

The Red Palm Villas are beautiful. We stayed in the Hummingbird villa and the attention to detail in the construction is really an accomplishment. These are by far the most beautiful accommodations in Santa Teresa. The location is also gorgeous, and is right in front of the best surf break in the area (suck rock). It's ideal. Of course, you are paying for the luxury. It's expensive, and there really aren't any services on the premises. No restaurant, no spa, no pool, no water provided.

The lack of these amenities means that you've got the place to yourself, which gives it an air of exclusivity. It is also worth mentioning that you are a short walk from a great restaurant next door, and there's a spa just down the road. Finally, Mike can arrange to have a masseuse, cook, or just about any other service you want brought to your villa (at a cost).

Bottom line: if money is no object and you want that perfect romantic getaway, this is the spot. It is also a good bet for surfers that want a bit more luxury than your stereotypical surf hotel.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 March 2009

Spent 4 nights at the red palm villas. Thanks Mike, Juan & Jessica for a lovely and relaxing stay. Definitely would recommend to others. Cheers.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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jillian646
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Reviewed 23 March 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed 3 nights at the Red Palm Villas - 2 nights in the Honeymoon Suite and 1 night in a 1 bedroom deluxe apartment. The Honeymoon Suite was absolutely amazing and far exceeded our expectations. I'll never forget arriving and looking out the front sitting area, and just seeing all the waves crashing approximately 100 feet from the house. The 1 bedroom was typical.. I would personally go for one of the suites if you can afford it!

If you are a surfer, this is your place as Suck Rock is located RIGHT in front of the hotel. The waves were a bit too large for us one day (double overhead), but we still enjoyed sitting on the sand and watching the surfers.

I can't say enough about the hospitality we received at the Red Palm Villas. From Mike (the owner) to Juan (the receptionist), everyone was really kind and made our stay excellent. Juan helped us plan an ATV rental/Montezuma canopy tour, which was a highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 8 March 2009

We booked the Honeymoon (Lotus) Villa at Red Palm Villas for our elopement this year. While booking the resort we worked with Mike (the proprietor) who was was terrficially helpful, providing tips for getting to and from Playa Santa Teresa, plus things to do while we were there. Once on site Mike and the staff helped us find excursions, put us in touch with local business owners and restaurants, and generally made our stay a once in a lifetime experience. Mike, Jessica, and the whole staff of Red Palm were terrific (the housekeeping staff was particularly enthusiastic about making our wedding special).

We loved our villa! It included an air conditioned master bedroom on the downstairs (especially good for afternoon naps, we learned) plus an upstairs, open-air suite including kitchen and dining area, bedroom and two sitting areas. The bathroom for the villa is open-air with a private outdoor shower.

We will never forget the experience of waking to full moon and crashing surf at high tide in this beautfiul and immaculately kept villa.

Playa Santa Teresa lies perhaps two miles north of Playa Carmen along a gravelly road whose business district tapers off about 1/2 mile from the hotel. The beach at Red Palm is fronted by a large body of volcanic rock which is fully exposed at low tide. Swimming is best done about 50 meters down the beach. The waters are beautiful and a deep, shallow-sloping beach stays clean, tidy and sparsely populated at both high and low tides. Red Palm itself boasts hammocks and chairs in the cool of a stand of trees that run right up to the beach's edge. Red Palm itself boasts no restaurants but neighboring resorts and the surrounding area provide quality dining experiences.

We chose this spot specifically for our wedding because of the beautiful beach and volcanic rocks at low tide. While we hired an independent wedding (elopement) planner, it is our understanding that the staff at Red Palm can help make arrangements for a similar intimate affair.

We loved the uncrowded beaches, helpful staff, gorgeous villa, and the overall placement of the resort in shaded area that runs up to the beach. Red Palm Villas is a place with excellent service and buildings on a beautiful site. It retains the simple charms of an area that is still popular with surfers (many of whom arrive with backpacks to camp on nearby beaches). This is not a place where one would spend all day inside in the AC or watching TV. (We don't think our villa had one but we never checked).

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Red Palm Villas
Address: Santa Teresa main road | 1-888 405 0201, Santa Teresa 90248, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Red Palm Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private Beach - Dramatic Views - Luxury Villas Steps From The Water Fully Staffed for honeymoons, weddings, family and couple vacations. 3 restaurants and a spa 1-3 minutes walk on the beach. Swim, surf, boogie board, snorkel, horseback riding directly in front. Offering complete elopement & wedding packages and services. Voted Top 10 Resorts in Costa Rica to get married at. Call Toll Free 888 405 0201 ans let us help you reserve a spot with us. ... more   less 
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