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“One of THE most memorable experiences of my life”
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9 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 28
Playa Ocotal, Province of Guanacaste

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El Paso
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“One of THE most memorable experiences of my life”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We had heard about this villa from a friend who had gone the previous summer with a very large family group. It sounded too good to be true....but it wasn't! There are nonstop 3 hour flights from Houston, straight to the Liberia airport. I would recommend NOT renting a car. It's not easy to find your way around and you won't need it! The property owners were impressively friendly and helpful. The property itself was super clean and well kept. Each room was spacious, well-appointed with its own private bathroom, and icy cold with comfy beds, producing a wonderful night's sleep each and every night. The pool was large and well kept, with a waterfall at one end and a hot tub at the other. It stood between the spacious porch where we enjoyed our home cooked meals and a large semicircular seating area overlooking the Pacific Ocean. What a breathtaking view! The best part of all was the excellent staff, headed up by Abraham, who was so kind and so eager to make our vacation the best it could be. There were several cooks and several maids who came daily and laundered whatever items you left for them. When we arrived from the airport (about a half hour drive in a comfortable air conditioned van) Abraham met us with a tray of a blend of fresh fruit smoothies and some freshly made guacamole and pico de gallo with chips. He also served each and every homemade meal on the spacious porch. He also goes above and beyond, as I was speared in the heel by a sting ray. He drove straight down to the beach and got my husband and I up to a local Doctor for treatment. (Note: the pain is excruciating but after putting the affected area in the hot tub, the pain will subside within two hours. Best to get antibiotics from the Doctor!) He will even drive you down to the little village for special items or movie rentals. In the summer, their low season, the sun goes down quite early (6:30 pm) and quite rapidly/spectacularly, so bring plenty of DVD's from home to watch in the evening. There is likely to be a heavy but short rainshower, and you will be visited by crabs, raccoons and geckos, among other wildlife, such as interesting birds. On your first full day there, an entertaining and informative man will join you as you eat your breakfast and describe all the excursions that are available for you. They were too hard to resist and each one enjoyable. He guaranteed plenty of fish during the deep sea fishing excursion and it was an understatement! Our guys brought in sailfish, mahi, mahi and others hand over fist. The sailfish are let go, but the guides will prepare the other fillets to be cooked that evening by the villa staff. Most excursions are paid for up front, that first day. Credit cards are accepted but in some instances you will need cash so be sure to bring plenty and keep that in your room's safe, along with your passport and other valuables. Another very professional lady will also come and offer spa services in your room. I chose a facial and massage, while my SIL chose to add a manicure and pedicure. At the end of your stay, the property manage will come with envelopes and recommend what to tip each staff member. In relation to the services provided, this was a small sum overall. Honestly, this vacation was truly that....plenty of fun things to do and plenty of relaxing time, with Abraham there to respond to your every request. We started missing Abraham the minute we left, and still do. I highly recommend Villa Puesta del Sol!

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Liked best: The property and the staff
Liked least: The black sand beach just below the property and it's stingray!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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