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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Our villa was spectacular with beautiful views all around on the wrap around deck. We enjoyed fresh brewed coffee each morning over looking the ocean. It was hotter than h*ll but just the way we like it. The beach was beautiful and the water was very refreshing. We had our own private dipping pool as well which was a great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

I've been to Costa Rica on several occasions with my family over the last 8 years and this trip was very disappointing. Recreo was NOT a luxury resort.... It wasn't even an average resort. We felt like we were tricked and were very disappointed in the whole experience. There are plenty of other places in Costa Rica to stay. Save... More 

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Barrie
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We were hesitant to stay somewhere without food service, but we wanted an experience different than the usual all-inclusive resort. We are glad we chose Recreo! The villa was breathtakingly beautiful and the views were priceless. It was a short drive to El Jobo where there is a corner store for necessities and we bought fresh cheese at local farms.... More 

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Thank Zipotesx5
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

The views here are stellar, looking out over the mountains and across to the ocean & beaches. The individual houses are wonderful. It is very peaceful and the personal chef just added to the whole experience. We absolutely loved it here!

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Thank tam2u
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Recreo was recommended to me by a friend, and it far exceeded my expectations! Everything from the beauty and cleanliness of the villa to the amazing personal chef and meals to the beautiful and secluded beach was absolutely perfect. The golf carts they provide make it easy to get around, and the day trip we planned to Nicaragua through their... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

Although the road to Recreo wasn't the best, anyone who has been to Costa Rica will know that there are many roads there that are less than stellar. We stayed in villa 20, and besides the 99 stairs to the top of the villa (which we quickly got used to) it was absolutely amazing. We especially loved the serenity, the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

2nd time to Recreo. Still beautiful and about as secluded as you can get. The views from our house and the pool were incredible. Those up at the scenic overlook at sunset... Even more so. We stayed in the modern style 2 bedroom at the top of the hill. It was very nice, but just a word of advice to... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2015

The only small downside (which is not really a downside bur stopped me from giving this a five star rating is the lack of a restaurant. Now there are some close-by but this is a truly out of the way place (although for how much longer is not clear). The villas are all excellent and each has its own private... More 

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2 Thank JPWatpitt
Ohio
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

This might sound crazy, but this year, my husband and I have been so busy that just last month we decided that we wanted to go away again for Christmas. Every other year we do a family trip during the holiday's. This year, my husband says to me," Why don't we go somewhere we have already been?" We both looked... More 

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La Cruz, Costa Rica
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

The 4 of us resided in the 4 bedroom beautifully appointed Villa this time our 3rd visit to and staying at Recreo! The journey overall, as well as the Villa, were simply perfection and equally as perfect as the others we’d stayed in our previous visits to Recreo villas. The concealed beach is completely yours and always so stunning and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recreo Resort, a 63-acre mountain and beach estate near Playa Rajada is just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Liberia airport. Choose from one of our private villas, all with private pools and ocean views. During the holidays,included in the price of the All-Inclusive package are airport transfers, a villa cook and housekeeper, all meals and beverages, concierge and all onsite activities including kayaking, tennis, mountain biking, hiking, snorkeling and a range of beach activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Recreo

Address: 800 West Playa Rajada, 51000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste
Price Range: $527 - $3,680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Recreo 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Villa 7 is a 4 bedroom with amazing view. The higher on the mountain, the better the view.”
 of 5 bubbles Zipotesx5, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Call and discuss the pros and cons of the various homes w/ someone from Recreo before you select one. That way you make sure you get one that works best for you. They're all different.”
 of 5 bubbles Bilgewax, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All of the villas are amazing.. just depends on how many people that are traveling in the group to see which villa would work best.”
 of 5 bubbles 582lilyh, 11 Dec 2014 | Read review
“We have stayed in two villas and they were both wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles 760MandyC, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The higher the house is on the hill, the better the view and the new and nicer they seem to be.”
 of 5 bubbles Bilgewax, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
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