I had the extremely fortunate opportunity to be an extended stay guest of Jay's at Buena Vista. I was working and playing in Nosara for about a month. I came upon Buena Vista thinking I'd maybe stay a couple of nights. I left five weeks later. The stay couldn't have been better. Having seen most of what the market offered I can say with complete confidence that there is no better value in the area. The location is stunning--perched above the traffic and crowds, but close enough to get to the surf in minutes. Some guests didn't have transportation and managed fine, but I think having wheels is the best way to get the most out of your stay in the area. I rented a quad from Jay--again, at a rate that no one in the area could match. The nights were astonishingly beautiful, with cool breezes and star-scapes like I've never witnessed. Guiones is a great wave--saw everything from waist to double overhead. I didn't travel with a board but instead rented from Jay's quiver--again, at a cost no one else could match. Costa Rica is still a beautiful country that I just can't grow tired of. This was my first stay in Nosara and I am committed to getting back as soon as possible. When I do I'll be staying at Buena Vista.
Also of note--security was never an issue. Much has been written about thieving in the area. I definitely would not let the anecdotes dissuade you from visiting the area or the country. Be smart and you'll leave with all of your gear. But due to its location, and the omnipresence of Don Paulito--Buena Vista's vp of quality control--the possibility of theft never entered the equation.
What an amazing trip. Doing business with Jay pleasure. Counting the days until I can get back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buena Vista is located at the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica on a secluded ridge overlooking the mountains and beaches of Playas Guiones, Pelada and Ostional. Surrounded by jungle, the serenity and beauty of this mountaintop retreat is inspirational... yet is only a few minutes from beaches, restaurants, shopping, airport and other conveniences! Buena Vista's large tropical gardens, accessible by a network of trails, contain hundreds of tropical plants, fruit trees, monkeys and birds! Our low rates and spacious, clean villas with mini kitchens and amazing views make Buena Vista your destination in Nosara! We also offer quality rental surfboards, surfing lessons, bike rentals and can arrange all your rental car and tour needs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buena Vista Villas Costa Rica/Nosara