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“A truly magical experience!”
Back of Villa with Infinity Pool
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163 reviews
Back of Villa with Infinity Pool
View of Gulf of Papagayo from Terrace Seating Area
Front of Villa
Villa Pavillion looking back toward Villa
Villa Pavillion looking toward Gulf of Papagayo
Villa Pavillion looking from Villa
Infinity Pool at Night
Villa Lounging Area
Villa Dining on Outdoor Terrace Under Fans
Lower Level View of Pavillion
Lower Level Seating Area looking toward Front Door
Lower Level Seating Area looking toward Gulf of Papagayo
Villa Kitchen Area
Entertainment Area Upper Level
Entertainment Area Upper Level
Entertainment Area Upper Level
Reading Room Upper Level
Reading Chairs on Balcony
King Size Bedroom Upper Level
Queen Sized Bedroom Upper Level
Queen Sized Bedroom Upper Level
King Size Bedroom Lower Level
Queen Bedroom Lower Level
Bunk Room Sleeps 8
Example of In Suite Bathroom
Sample of tropical landscaping of Villa
Outdoor dining table set up
Lunch in Pavillion
Dinner on Terrace Overlooking Gulf of Papagayo
Cocktails at Villa
Group fun at Villa  (girls trip)
Infinity Pool with Gulf of Papagayo in background
Relaxing in Infinity Pool
Artistic Picture Paddleboarder in Infinity Pool overlooking Gulf of Papagayo
Massage on Balcony
Pedicure at Villa
Paddleboarding
Zip lining
Nearby Beach
Beach below Villa
Deep sea fishing (mahi mahi)
Deep Sea fishing  (sailfish)
Volcano mudbath
Hiking and waterfalls
Tubing in Volcano streams
Snorkeling
Rafting
Body boarding
Hiking and waterfalls
Horseback riding
Sailing
Entertainment at Villa
Whale in Gulf of Papagayo
Dolphins in GUlf of Papagayo
Monkey in Trees (Palo Verde Excursion)
Sea Turtles
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Villa -
7 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Playa Ocotal, Province of Guanacaste

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Suzy C
Summerland, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A truly magical experience!”
Reviewed 31 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

The moment you walk into the Villa you are swept away by the stunning view. The infinity pool reflects the majesty of the ocean and beguiles you to slip in and become part of the stunning landscape. From the staff greeting you with a freshly juiced watermelon cocktail and a warm towel, to the amazing dining experiences focusing on healthy local cuisine, Villa Estrella gives you a complete opportunity to re-charge. The decor, amenities (including pool table, games galore and rocking chairs perfect for reading) and the service of staff meeting every need/want/whim were outstanding. A short walk down to the beach and a cut above - Villa Estrella is a magnificent property!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Escape474...
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
“Pura Vida to the max!”
Reviewed 31 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

This was the most relaxing and fun trip ever! Every detail was perfect from the staff to the accomodations. Every day brought a new exciting activity, tour, or just downtime for relaxing. No matter the number of guests, all are granted their wishes for a perfect vacation. This is how it should be! I loved the food, friends, and everything about this dream place!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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buckywi
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“50th Anniversary Celebration”
Reviewed 23 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We celebrated my parents' 50th anniversary at Villa Estrella. We were a group of 21, ranging in age from 10-69. Our experience exceeded every expectation. The house is beautiful and the view is breathtaking. The meals were incredible and they were able to accommodate the picky palates of the younger kids. The staff really sets the place apart. Freddy, Victor, Mitch, Alberto, Blair, Marlany, Ana, and the rest of the team were great. Diego, the concierge, was always on top of things. There are so many things to do in the area, but our favorite memories took place right at the house. A wonderful way to celebrate a wonderful marriage.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jan 2017
We miss your family! You made our week extra special too! All the best and Pura Vida!
The staff at Villa Estrella
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klilly991...
Seabrook, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“GREAT VACATION”
Reviewed 11 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We vacationed over the 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday with extended family and had a great time at Villa Estrella, The Staff was great and catered to everyone from the little ones to the grownups. They go out of there way to meet everyones needs and requests. We inquired about a traditional Thanksgiving meal and were not disappointed even after being told that Costa Rica does not celebrate Thankgiving as we do in the states, the meal was great with all the fixings. There was always plenty to do with the beaches 15 minutes away and the kids and the big kids (adults) all enjoyed. The Villa is beautiful and has everything you need to have a great vacation. Robyn the owner did a marvelous job in assisting on all our questions. Thank you to Robyn and the staff for a great Costa Rica vacation. We highly recommend Villa Estrella.

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Liked best: The staff, The View and everything about the week
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
12 Dec 2016
Pura Vida Kevin! Thank-you for your visit! Wishing you the very best New Year...come back and visit!
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Mary Lees...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Pure luxury!”
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I wish I could give more than 5 stars. It's like being in a 5 star hotel AND a 5 star restaurant. The food is catered to your liking and everyone raved about their meal every time! A true vacation from your every day routine and I'm retired, so that's saying a lot. You could sit by the pool and enjoy the view all day, but of course there is so much to do and the house staff will make the arrangements for you. We went snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, horseback riding, zip lining, mud baths, paddle boarding, toured the Tempisque River and watched the monkeys play above the crocodiles. Followed by an amazing massage at the house. Pura Vida!
The only disappointing thing about Villa Estrella is having to leave!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jul 2016
Thank-you so much! Please come back and visit us again soon! Pura Vida and all the best,
Robyn Anderson, owner
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

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Liked best: The house food and beautiful view!
Liked least: Nothing, everything was perfect
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 15 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Travelling group: Friends
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