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“Nice place to take the family” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villas Hermosas

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Villas Hermosas
Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Defiance, Ohio
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice place to take the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2011

Pros: beautiful setting, great pool for all ages, staff very helpful and friendly, very family friendly, private beach only steps away, arranged tours for us, suggested places to eat
Only cons: cheap scratchy towels, no washcloths, breakfast was not the greatest

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2011

My wife and I loved the hotel. Amazing Honeymoon cabana. Fantastic breakfast. World class service. The beach is beautiful and the location is perfect. We stayed 12 days and were sad to leave

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2010

If you're considering a trip to Costa Rica, this is the place to be! VH sits right on one of the best beaches on the Pacific Coast. Great for relaxing, snorkeling or surfing.

Brad and Tara (the owners) know how to make you feel at home and get the most out of your experience in CR.

I will undoubtedly be back!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, TX
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2010

Getting there is not fun. We flew into Tambor and rented at car. The roads are the worst roads on the planet Earth. I thought that there was no way that this could be for real. Potholes from hell in the middle of a rainstorm.

We arrived at Villas Hermosas after dark in the rain and mud. Could this really be the Villas Hermosas that I had read about for 6 months? We drove back into Santa Teresa to find a restaurant to eat dinner. Dogs outnumber people in Costa Rica. This was beginning to be a hard sell to Darla.

And then. . . . . . the sun came up. You soon realized that you were at one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches on the planet. The villas were wonderful and somehow all this seemed worthwhile.

Brad and Tara have made this their life passion. The love and energy that they have placed into this venture make it all so special. Villas Hermosas has earned the lofty position as the number one vacation destination in this area.

It is all about the beach. Although you will see a number of people on the weekend, when Monday rolls around it is like its a private beach. You can walk for a mile in either direction and the beach is all yours. At low tide you can walk two blocks out into the ocean and still be waist deep in the beautiful Pacific Ocean. No rocks, just soft sand.

It is all about the people. You will meet new "friends" at breakfast. Friends to walk the beach with. Friends to go to dinner with. Friends to share lives with.

A highlight is Brad's ATV Tour. I guarantee that you will enjoy this and bring home the memories.

Villas Hermosas will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Brad and Tara's labor of love make it all worth while. We sure hope to be lucky enough to be able to return.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough, ON
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2010

We had a great stay at Villas Hermosas in August 2010. The owners, Brad and Tara, made our stay so fun and comfortable. We loved being right on the beach and Brad and Tara organizing our activities for us (surf lessons, ATV tour by Brad, Ziplining). Our wedding was amazing, right in front of the beach at sunset. The staff was so helpful to make sure we had a lovely wedding. The honeymoon suite was so comfortable and luxurious!

We had an amazing time and cannot wait to return! We loved every moment of being there!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NYC
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2010

I don't want Brad and Tara to get inflated ego (their modesty is the key to their success), but the fact is that they run one of the most wonderful hotels I've ever been to. Our family has been to VH six times and counting. Things just get better and better, even if this July was wetter and wetter! To be delighted to stay somewhere even when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and enjoy oneself just as much as if it were sunny and 85 degrees--that is the measure of a great establishment. If you are looking for an unusual but utterly fulfilling vacation, do not hesitate to head to Villas Hermosas (if you can get a reservation!!)

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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L.A.
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2010

Villas hermosas was well named. These villas are absolutely beautiful. They are run by Brad and Tara, who are the best hosts and owners of this property. They treat their guests as family. The beach, the pool, the howler monkeys waking us up every morning, the frogs and the gorgeous villa was our home for a week and we had a hard time leaving it. Our boys learned to surf, we had great meals brought in by Will, who was the best delivery guy. He delivered our meals under any conditions, including rain storms. Muchas Gracias Will. I had great yoga classes just steps away from the property. This spot has something special for everyone.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Villas Hermosas

Property: Villas Hermosas
Address: 400 mts sur de la escuela Hermosa Valley | Playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The distinctive beachfront hotel, Villas Hermosas, is located in Playa Hermosa of Mal Pais on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. Please come and share with them their playful surf, thriving jungle, empty beaches, tropical gardens, and inviting swimming pool, while enjoying all the comforts of home! With only four villas, they offer a uniquely intimate experience. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Villas Hermosas Hotel Santa Teresa
Hermosas Hotel Santa Teresa
Villas Hermosas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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