Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom Toronto
Ideal for spacious, secluded beach resortPosted Mar 20, 2015
Pros: Spacious villa, beautiful views, nice beach, very quiet and secluded.
Cons: Beware, no breakfast. Other amenities - snorkelling, kayaking - require additional cost whereas other resorts include these basics.
Location: If you have a car, go to Playa del Coco for a wider selection of restaurants, shops and other activities.
Had a nice stay here. We got a 3 bedroom villa with ocean view which was far more spacious than we expected with a big living room, dining room, kitchen and 3 bathrooms. The beach is secluded and due to rocks on either side, extremely difficult for others to get to. The swimming is quite nice and waves are usually calm. The beach sand itself is nice and fine; there are only a few small patches where you step on old seashells and need to wear water shoes. On the left and right side are rocky areas where you can snorkel - no coral but a nice selection of tropical fishes and I saw a stingray too. Beware, these rocky areas are teeming with baby jellyfish so wear a long-sleeve water shirt. There isn't much to do re: nightlife or other attractions - if that's what you're looking for, go to Playa del Coco. If peaceful relaxation is what you want, come here. The restaurant is pretty good, although I found their simpler dishes (e.g. the casado, ceviche) much better than their expensive fare. Some other travellers said it's a long walk to the beach. There are some villas that are quite high up and it's a good 5 min steep walk to get to them; however, ours was lower down and not far at all. Do make sure you know what you are getting for the price you are paying.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom atlanta ga
Wonderful views!Posted Jan 4, 2015
Great resort tucked away from the hustle and bustle. We were in villa 39 which is on the top, a short walk to the beach but be prepared for hills, it's an intense short hike. But the views are worth it and the villa had its own private mini pool which was very nice. Picante restaurant has great food but not open for breakfast. Staff are amazing at the resort. Recommend a car though to explore the area and get groceries for the villa. The resort will arrange the car rental for you if you don't get at the airport. Private beach is very nice. Strongly recommend flying through Liberia airport, only 40 min away.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Philadelphia
This is not your regular hotel stay, it is villaPosted Aug 25, 2014
Pros: freedom and peace
Cons: I'm happy way it is
Location: great location, between two mountains place has nice beach, Villas are located next to the beach and on both sides of the mountain hills, great view.
Great people, great villa, everything was so wonderful. We was living in oceanfront Villa, with the swimming pool. It is not just ordinary stay in resorts room and same kind food everyday, no, here we was making our menus. It was to short, soon we will go back.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Atlanta
Nice little resort with private beachPosted Aug 6, 2014
Very quite resort with a pool and a small restaurant. The hotel services are limited. There are about 20 properties (villas) each indipendent and with their own kitchen/washing/dryer etc. The restaurant is not open for breakfast. The location is super, right on the beach with superb view. All services, other than the restaurant inside the resort, are in the town of Coco beach, 2 miles away. So you definitively need a car. The villas are recent and well maintained.
for Everyoneby De Paulafrom Miami, Fl
Great Villas at OcotalPosted May 7, 2014
Great Villas at Ocotal Beach/ If you are driving is a plus/ we were driving and there wasn't a problem to find the place with GPS, it's a bit complicated if you are driving from el coco to the villas with a map. The place is great, we were a family of 6 and the Villas has everything you need. View is great, quiet, private beach, Picante restaurant has fresh fish every day. super friendly staff, always willing to assist, they are able to arrange tours, if you like fishing or snorkeling this is the place. Nearest town is el Coco, approx. 10-15 minutes driving, can find supermarkets, restaurant, tours.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Beautiful location!Posted Jan 28, 2014
Cons: Recommend the resort have items to buy for the villa such as snacks, beer, first aid etc. as the closest store is a $10 taxi ride one way.
Location: Do NOT go to Coconutz in town. It was horrible and the waitress said customers are always disappointed.
This was an awesome place to stay and we had a great time. The resort is located on a private beach. The 3 bedroom villa was nice and had a nice view of the ocean. The restaurant was very good and the staff were great! The hotel management was very helpful with assisting us with adventure tours. Just make sure to bargain with them on the price of the tours. Would recommend that you stop in Liberia on the way to the resort for groceries as it has a very nice grocery store.
for Everyoneby dwfrom naples
Location, privacyPosted Dec 30, 2013
Great staff, excellent food in the restaurant. Lovely grounds.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Köln
Ferienhäuser mit Meerblick und eigenen StrandPosted Sep 3, 2013
Pros: Die phantastische Lage in der Anhöhe mit Blick auf den Pazifik. Das toll eingerichtete Ferienhaus und die Aufteilung der Zimmer.
Cons: Die Rezeption ist kaum besetzt. Keine Einweisung der elektrischen Geräte, keine Gitter vor den Fenstern.
Location: Das Hotel liegt im Hang mit eigenem Sandstrand. Nächster kleiner Ort und Supermarkt 10 Autominuten.Verschiedene Strände besuchen und die Natur erleben
Wir waren im August 2013 eine Woche im Bahia Pez Vela Resort. Die Ferienhäuser haben allesamt einen herrlichen Blick zum Pazifik. Die Villa ist hervorragend eingerichtet. Es fehlte wirklich an nichts. Bei uns war nur die Spülmaschine defekt aber man hat uns dafür einen Gutschein für das Restaurant gegeben. Am Abend kamen uns die Waschbären besuchen, ansonsten ist es dort sehr sehr ruhig. Die Anlage ist bewacht, leider waren die Fenster unsere Villa (Haus 6) nicht mit Gitter versehen wie eigentlich alle Häuser in Costa Rica.
for Everyoneby Susanfrom Vancouver, Canada
Quiet and relaxing locationPosted Aug 28, 2013
Pros: This is a great place to stay for families or large groups. The villas are equiped with everything you need including washer and dryers.
Location: The beach is great for swimming and snorkeling. Playa del Coco is close by for shopping and places to eat. The hotel books many great tours.
We loved the quiet and relaxing location after spending a week in busy touristy Tamarindo. We saw howler monkeys right outside our villa and in town while shopping. Our first villa was high up on a hill and had fantastic views but we didn't have a car so we moved to a villa that was lower and closer to the beach and pools. We had to cab it into town which cost ten dollars one way. I would rent a car next time if I stayed here again because nothing is within walking distance if you want to go into town to eat and shop. We went fishing which was fantastic we saw sea turtles, dolphins and whales! We also booked a trip to Nicaragua and saw an active volcano which was great!
for Familiesby Rayfrom New Jersey
Pleasantly SurprisedPosted Jul 23, 2013
Pros: Room for the family, three bathrooms, privacy.
Location: We did fishing and the mega tour through the hotel and were very pleased with both.
We were thrilled with the accommodations. With a family of 5 we had plenty of room, the kitchen was loaded with all of the appliances we needed and more. The place was clean and comfortable. It was actually better than the pictures.