My wife and I stayed for 5 nights at Vista Del Mar in the winter of 2012. The host, Gale, could not have been nicer and more accomodating. He moved from the states a number of years back and built the hotel on the peak of one of the larger hills in the area. The view is spectacular. The flowers, wildlife and vegetation are incredible. We ate fresh fruit for breakfast each morning from fruit picked on the grounds. This is a good hotel if you are going to be on the go constantly. We started out in the 1 bedroom the first night and then moved to the 2 bedroom. Neither of them are particularly comfortable with only the basics. Don't stay here if you want a comfortable chair or couch to lounge around. Also, you need a vehicle if you are going to visit the sites. Nothing is really in walking distance and the dusty roads will probably make biking unpleasant. Nosara is truly beautiful and is good for adventure travel. It is very dusty and you will be on dirt roads the whole time. However, if you like surfing, zip lining, river trips, fishing and learning a new culture this is the place for you. This is not resort living.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Lodge Vista Del Mar Costa Rica/Nosara