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“Beach and pool great, rooms horrible and very noisy.”
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Hotel Luz De Vida
Ranked #27 of 27 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The beach and pool are great here but this is not Costa Rica.If you are looking for a peaceful, calm surrounded by wildflie vacation your are looking at the wrong place. I did not come here to hear ATV, motorcylces and traffic everytime I went to our cabin. The set-up has great potential but the room locations right by the road are horrendous. It would be so much better if it was closer to the beaches. We actually had to ask for our money back and skip out a day earlier because we did not like this town or location. This is a surfing, hippie town that's overpriced and has chased out all of the locals. There is no Costa Ricans left here and the town has been wrecked in our opinion. There were no fruit stands or locals selling anything just some people selling overpriced wilted fruits and vegetables that people were going crazy for.Beaches are great for surfing and the views are amazing but the town and rooms ruin it.
Next time we will keep driving past this town and not look back. There are so many other places in Costa Roca that offer more.

Room Tip: Any rooms closer to the beach are better. Top floors are better as you hear every footstep above if...
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Stinky, disquisting, loud for 80 dollars....we were travelling 3 weeks in costo rica this place was absolutely madness!!!
Pool smells like chlor fabrik,
Our room was only 2 meter away from the road which you hear allnight the atw, motorcycle, cars...
The room was stinky, broken, dirty...stay a way

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

You won't find a better "beach" experience in Santa teresa!! Great food, amazing clean beach, beautiful sunsets, live entertainment and delicious 2x1 drinks.
The pool is nice and relaxing and a good alternative to get out out the salt water. Clean however leaves do fall regularly from the trees into the pool. No biggie.
The Lula bungalow needs some updates to kitchenette, shower and roof as it leaked in rain storm. Risk of theft if leaving your things out. We had our shorts stolen. Value is not great as the rooms are over prices substantially. A great location to stay a couple days but not long term or even just spending the day or evening having drinks and taking in the sun.

Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Lindsay G
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Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

There are 3 types of rooms.
The place itself is very expensive in my opinion- No value for the money.
The hotel has a pool - very dirty !!

The place sits on the beach and has a private restaurant and bar, the hotel's beach has the most beautiful sunset Useable experience !!!
You can get there even if you do not sleep at the hotel.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Hadar N
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Reviewed 17 December 2014

If you are looking for accomodations by the beach, but still want to be within arms length of the main part of town, restaurants, etc, then this is the place to stay. Book in advance, as this place seems to always be full for the most part. Basically the property is divided into tiny lots, with each lot having a two floor cabin. You'll have your own little yard and everything with a hammock, porch, etc.
The rooms are clean, convenient and cabin-like, they even have coffee makers! Walking towards the beach, you will first walk through the pool area, and then on to the beach bar and ocean. It really has all you could ask for in one location. The girl who works the front desk, Sam, is a sweetheart as well. Very kind and helpful, and speaks perfect english.

Room Tip: Try to get a 2nd floor room, they are a little smaller in size, but have a cool wood-finished interi...
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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 02254, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range: $129 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 8 garden view rooms and 5 pool view bungalows, all of them equipped with a/c, phone, safe and hot water. We also have an international cuisine restaurant, a spa and pool. We have a nice kids area, and a volleyball field. We are a beautiful beachfront resort in a nice piece of paradise. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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