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Villa Del Sol & Casa Dos Palmas
Ranked #13 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Nosara
Edmonton, AB
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

We stayed here for 1 month with 2 children under the age of 2.5. It is wonderful. So close to beach, great safe pool, fenced, security, paved road, clean, and huge. The condos are not busy and the kitchen has nice, new appliances. Bring your own spices from home to save money as groceries in Costa Rica are not cheap. Will come back to this location for sure. Danielle (caretaker) is super friendly and seems to never stop cleaning and working on the place, helpful as well. Oh yes you need a car to stay in Nosara area, it is very dusty if you don't and much to far to walk. Glad we rented a car, someone told us so passing it on...:)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank lifes2shorttravel
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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013 via mobile

We simply couldn't have asked for more. Stayed here for two weeks with our toddler and loved every moment. Beautiful setting, a short walk to a very quiet beach, and a lovely pool area. Complex was less than half full so very quiet and relaxing. Stayed in a top floor unit which had 25 ft vaulted ceilings. Very spacious. Will definitely recommend to friends and family - just a wonderful place to vacation.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DWD123
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San Mateo
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

My friend and I took a surf trip to Nosara. The company we booked through listed Villa del Sol as the accomodations. After a lengthy off-road drive through the jungle, we arrived at Villa del Sol. It was very nicely maintained and the resident caretaker was very friendly. If you needed anything like towels or bedding, even coffee, you just let the caretaker know and he'd get it for you.

We stayed in a spacious downstairs unit with a living room, large kitchen, 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was spacious enough to store our longboards in the livingroom area. The fully equipped kitchen was nice. It allowed us to hit the local mercado and stock up food. the bedding was adequate, there was air conditioning in every room and the showers had hot water. In the middle of the jungle, those were very nice amenities. They also had free wifi to check email and keep in touch with people...or in my case, to rub in the fact that I was surfing for 8 days in Costa Rica while they had to work. Hahaha.

The pool area was very nice and well maintained. There were a couple iguana sized lizards running around and I could hear the Howler Monkeys in the area while I hung out in the pool. It was pretty cool.

It's lke a mini oasis in the middle of the jungle and it's a 5 minute drive to the beach or a 10 minute drive to town. There was only one other group there (a family of 6) and there appeared to be only about ten units total in the entire complex.

The only downfall was that the door jambs to the exterior doors did not have insulated seals on them or door sweeps on the bottoms. Because of this, the small crabs and insects from the creek behind Villa del Sol were found daily on our floor. It's a little startling to see a small crab running across your bedroom floor in the middle of the night, but hey, we were in the jungle and if all I had to deal with was some crabs and a few ants, I was okay with that.

I'd stay here again and recommend others stay here too. It s VERY relaxing. Next time I'm bringing my hammock!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mark H
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we just spent 6 wonderful nights at Villa Del Sol. We were the only guests in the condos and had a delightful experience. We knew very little about the area. We hired private transportation from Liberia and stopped at a super market in Santa Cruz on the way down to Nosara. The driver dropped us at the beautiful condos and we knew immediately we would need to arrange for a 4x4 vehicle. The location is a bit remote, but we did not feel isolated. Believe everything you read about the roads! They are dusty, bumpy, unmarked, and dark at night. However, we decided that was part of our adventure, so we took it all in stride. There is a full-time caretaker, Daniel, at the condos who is very friendly and helpful, but no one is there to help with arranging tours. We were the only guests, an all female family, and were glad to see a security guard at the gate at night. We never felt uncomfortable or threatened. The gates were closed after dark, which comes earlier than you might expect....around 6:00 p.m. None of us speak Spanish fluently, although one is fluent in Italian, which was somewhat helpful, but really didn't encounter serious language barriers anywhere, anyway.
The condo was large, well equiped, and easily accomodated five females. Two bathrooms and a large kitchen were great. We only cooked about half our meals, but it was nice to have the option. The condo has beautiful wood throughout, including a gorgeous wooden bar top. You should bring your own bath soap, bath items, laundry and dish detergents, however. The pool and cabana are wonderful. Someone in Nosara said it was the most beautiful pool in the entire area! We watched monkeys jumping from tree to tree by the pool while we swam or sipped fruity rum drinks made in the blender in our condo. It was also a great place to catch up on email as wi-fi is available at the condos and at the pool. We made coffee each morning and sat in the cabana watching nature, relaxing, or emailing!
The area has many hidden restaurants that are surprisingly good. We learned quickly to never judge the food quality or expectations by the external appearance! We found great places each evening for dinner. Walking on the beach, which is about five minutes from the condo, was a real treat each morning and evening.
If you go there, you must visit the Logarta Lodge for an evening drink on the sunset terrace. The view is fabulous! We also loved the La Luna for another gorgeous sunset view and delicious dinner. The Pepperoni Pizza restaurant is within walking distance (long walk!) from the condo and has great brick oven baked pizzas as well as fresh fish. Remember to pack and carry a flashlight as the roads are very dark at night.
We moved to the J.W. Marriott for our 7th and last night in Costa Rica. It was also a lovely property, but it is a "compound" and we were restricted to the meals offered at the hotel, which were good but very expensive.
We are pleased and don't have any regrets about our choice of places to stay or visit in Costa Rica. We look forward to a return trip!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank OKCtraveler682
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Carbondale, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and we will be back next year, along with staying at the Villa Del Sol. We were a bit skeptical when we saw it online thinking too good to be true. But it was all that was pictured and more. Close to everything, spent most of the time in Guiones beach, but the 200 feet you walk to this beach, and watch the sunset disappear behind the rock is amazing! We can't wait to bring our kids back next year. Thank you to Daniel, the great caretaker and Gary and Henry the owners. Great experience, and the condos are spacious with a wonderful pool--Iguanas, Howler monkeys...all right there.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kirk S
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London, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

WOW! Stayed at Vila del Sol for 2 weeks and enjoyed all the condo had to offer. Close walking distance to a beautiful beach. Bought fresh fish from the fisherman (house just behind Olga's). Pool perfect, whether for swimming laps or letting our granddaughter play in shallower water. BBQ available if you want to cook at "home". Back covered patio perfect for early morning coffee. Wifi kept us in touch with those at home. Caretaker Daniel was always helpful. A lot of fellow Canadians were staying here.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sue K
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We returned to Nosara for the third time, we love the area and even though there has been much development (and the roads haven't improved), it has kept its wonderful casually elegant style.
This was our first time to Playa Pelada which is a great fishing, tidal pool swimming beach and an easy walk to Playa Guiones for surfing.
I was nervous but actually like Pelada a great deal.
The house is very comfortable, private and well taken care of, and has been nicely set up. Unlike other houses that we have stayed in in Costa Rica, each room has its own bathroom, there are laundry facilites and a completely private pool.
Daniel the caretaker was very responsive as was Gary who did everything that he could to make for a pleasant stay.
Would highly recommend Casa Dos Palmas !

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heather F
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Additional Information about Villa Del Sol & Casa Dos Palmas

Property: Villa Del Sol & Casa Dos Palmas
Address: West Brigantine Ave 3219, Nosara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Del Sol & Casa Dos Palmas 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Casa Dos Palmas and Villa Del Sol. Both Properties are newly built and are located at beautiful Pelada Beach in Nosara, Costa Rica. Our villas are luxury 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom with a resort-style swimming pool and the house is 4 bedroom / 4.5 bathroom with private luxury pool. ... more   less 
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Villa Del Sol & Casa Dos Palmas Hotel Nosara
Villa Del Sol And Casa Dos Palmas
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