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Hotel Vista de Olas

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Hotel Vista de Olas for a week in November with my girlfriend. We had gotten the adventure package off Groupon which included: 2 excursions (zip-lining, ATV tour or horseback riding), daily breakfast, a bottle of wine, 2 drinks and 1 BBQ dinner. I had booked it several months in advance but from time to time email Roger...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Vista de Olas is a wonderful property in the heart of Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. The owner, his family, and staff were wonderfully welcoming and accommodating and made the stay comfortable and relaxing. The breakfasts each morning were amazing and the views from the pool and the rest of the property were the best you can find in the area....

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We came to Costa Rica for the first time to spend seven days in Vista de Olas and we couldn't have made a better decision. The hotel and staff are AMAZING! Room service was great, the resort was clean, the villas were beautifully authentic. The staff was extremely accommodating and worked with us to schedule our excursions. The pool opened...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I visited during the off season. I had the adventure package which included zip lining and ATV tour of the Montezuma waterfalls. The most rewarding part of this trip was the beautiful view of the sunset from the infinity pool. The staff was very polite, Roger was awesome and very easy going but that's how people in Costa Rica are....

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I decided to take a solo trip to Mal Pais because I wanted to disconnect from city life in a remote area where I could turn off my cell phone and be completely immersed in nature. For six GLORIOUS days that's what I did. VIsta de Olas sits on top of a hill overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific...the...

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed six days at Vista de Olas after volunteering for a week in San Jose. We had a blast taking an ATV tour to Montezuma (one of our favorite parts), zip lining through the jungle, surfing in warm ocean water, and seeing tropical wildlife! Roger and his team are laid back and so helpful. The infinity...

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The view from the pool over the sea is amazing. To start you have to make a deposit for a minimum consumption, which was fine for me, because the place is cool. But, what really sucks, that you never get, what you order. It takes for ever and you aren't even able to consume the required minimum amount. There was...

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed for 7 days at Hotel Vista de Olas in July and we're already trying to get our family and friends to come with us on another trip there. First off, the sunset views by the infinity pool are absolutely breath taking and to be able to relax in the pool with a drink while admiring...

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We drove our ATV up here (could also take a taxi or even walk depending). It was 8000 colones (about 15$) BUT those 8000 colones go onto your bar tab and you can spend the colones on drinks while enjoying the beautiful pool and views. I really recommend it. The bartenders were all really nice with an energetic manager.

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Shelton, Connecticut
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I recently returned from a 7 day stay at Ola de Vistas for our belated honeymoon/ 2 year wedding anniversary. Mal Pais and the hotel are definitely off the beaten path and much more secluded then a typical touristy destination. We bought an adventure Groupon package back in January which included ATV tour, private sport fishing/ snorkeling,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vista de Olas is a refined hotel in Mal Pais perched on top of a peaceful hill. From this vantage point our guests are treated to sweeping views of Mal Pais and watch the most memorable sunsets. The hotel offers 6 sumptuous, secluded deluxe villas with ocean view, AC, open-sky bathroom, and private porch. Hotel amenities include fast WLAN, a luxurious infinity pool and jacuzzi, pool lounge, and the best BBQ restaurant in Mal Pais. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Vista de Olas

Address: Vista de Olas Dr. | Mal Pais de Cobano Apto.#93, Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: $318 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vista de Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Vista De Olas Mal Pais
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Mal Pais
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
#4 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
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“All villas have great views, we stayed in villa 4 and will likely request villa 2 next time just to mix it up.”
 of 5 bubbles nathang6, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views, fun bar scene, steep hill”
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“Villa 2 has an indoor bathroom which we really liked.”
 of 5 bubbles D8573BYcarlaa, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Villa 3 is at the end of a dead end path and very private with a great ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles TAmember08242016, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Villa #2 has great ocean view and you don't have to walk up many steps”
 of 5 bubbles Q5355PWlisac, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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