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Lodge Vista Del Mar
Ranked #19 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Nosara
Ft. Pierce, FL
1 review
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 29 March 2011

We had a wonderful time staying at this lovely retreat, high in the hills, overlooking the ocean...very much preferable to the dust and busyness of town. And a most lovely site from which to view the beautiful sunsets. This small lodge is very charming, and the hosts are friendly and welcoming. Not fancy, just lovely. We appreciated all the nice little extras like boogie boards and beach chairs that made our getaway so much fun. We had a car and could easily get to town for meals and yoga and beach time.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, AB
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

Everything from the helpful owners to the fantastic opportunities to view wildlife and birds fom the poolside chairs will bring me back here when I visit Nosara. I also like the availability of the kitchen facilities. This place is quiet, away from all traffic noise and provides a great sleeping experience because of this.

Jeff from Canada

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Bothell, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2010

We loved this hotel. Our unit was very spacious with a full kitchen. The view from our deck was great in the morning and the pool and shared BBQ area were also quite nice. There are only a few units so you really feel like you have the place to yourselves. Also, the couple who runs this spot was very friendly and made us feel like we were family guest. Short walk to the beach and food. Five minute taxi to town and nightlife. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Red Frog Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2009

Vista del Mar was not worth the money, which even though it was reasonably priced, just didnt have anything to offer. There are places to stay closer to the beach, closer to get something to eat, and that had better accomodations. They charge extra for air conditioning, no television and the breakfast was poor compared to others in the area.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2008

I have visited Lodge Vista del Mar many times as I have traveled throughout the country. This lodge is not only private and peaceful, but very unique by comparrison. The owner, Gale Ottley and his friend Luz Marina are as gracious as any you'll meet in your travels. The views, especially the sunsets are remarkable. The jungle gardens are filled with breathtakingly brilliant colored flowers, some vaguely familiar, most foreign to me. The pool is a pristine, cool relief and you will enjoy swimming some laps, especially on warm days. As I mentioned, I have stayed all over the country and Lodge Vista del Mar in the fun town of Nosara, Guanecaste is my clear favorite.

Stayed January 2008
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anaheim california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2008

this hotel or lodge as it is called is no more than a place to lay your head down. very, very hot and if you want to use the air, it will cost you an additional 7.50 an evening. i say evening because you can only turn it on at night. Bring something that will entertain you. no tv or radio. if your not comfortable going to the rest room and placing the toilet paper in the garbage next to you, this place is not for you. yes you read correct...."no toilet paper in the toilet". as for renting a vehicle, make darnnnnnnnnnn sure its a utility vehicle or a 4x4. your going to need it to get to this place that sits on top of a hill. the view is amazing, major plus. would i stay there again? nope.

Stayed April 2008
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hanover illinois
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Reviewed 2 March 2007

From the very first email Gale Ottley(owner ,operator of Lodge Vista Delmar)went above and beyond normal service to help us plan our trip,giving us the lowdown on Nosara and what to expect from money exchange to best surfing advice,drawing us maps to hidden trails to the beaches,ect.... he was helpful in finding us a budget hotel in SanJose for our layover and had suggestions for sightseeing there too.Gale arranged a deep sea fishing trip for us with Eduardo a expert local we caught a 110lb 9ft sailfish, catch and release ,and a 30lb Mahi Mahi which Gale offered to cook up for us on the patio,it was very special :) we met the nicest people on the breakfast patio from retired couples to young surfers from Brazil.
The wildlife there was prime you are perched up on a hilltop among the trees and the howler monkeys were less than 5 feet from our patios edge in a tree eating leaves.The Pizotes are darling and you will certainly see many of them very close up.Humming birds and Iguanas too!We rented a Car which is really a neccesary in Nosara .Gale told us the best low price place to get souveiners in Samara and was a wealth of knowledge on tides ect for surfing as he is an avid surfer.
Our room was lovely clean with beautiful light wood ceiling and doors,nice scenic patio too, very quiet location too.
There are some hotels closer to the beach but I did not see the monkeys,and pizotes down there if you want to spot local wildlife this is really the best in my opinion.

Stayed February 2007
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Additional Information about Lodge Vista Del Mar

Property: Lodge Vista Del Mar
Address: Apdo. 139-5233, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All Ocean View accommodations. Rooms, Apartments, House. Short and long term rentals. 25 yard lap pool. Massage. Secluded, yet 5 to 8 minuets by car to all beaches, and services. Nosara is a destination for surfing, Beaches, Wild life, birding, Turtle nesting, Fishing, Canopy Zip line, River boat tours, Horses, and much more. ... more   less 
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Lodge Vista Del Mar Costa Rica/Nosara

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