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Del Ancla 200 M Este Y 700 M Sur, Playas del Coco 50503 Costa Rica
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#1 of 12 hotels in Playas del Coco
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Beautiful hidden gem of a villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with 8 suites. Located just 20 mins from the Liberia International airport (LIR). Choose a stay-only rate or a full-board stay (with staff and daily housekeeping). Our full-board rates include three a la carte meals served daily, using fresh, farm to table ingredients. Explore the nearby beaches, fishing spots, surf breaks, and the Rincon de La Vieja (hot springs, mud pits) National Park, which are all within an hour's drive. Air conditioned suites feature a flat screen TV, fine decor, and a patio or balcony with a hammock. A two-tier swimming pool with a swim-up bar and a lush hillside setting affording stunning ocean views makes VBO a special place to visit for family or group getaways. With our full-board rates, fantastic food and exceptional service can be expected. Minimum stays of 4 nights.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Room service
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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JuliaCaligirl wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California28 contributions14 helpful votes
It was 3rd stop at Costa Rica in one trip vacation, and I was so thankful to stay here. Great food, awesome view, comfortable bed, useful and well situated facilities, and overall...piece of heaven that I needed after not so such great accommodation in spite of 5 star rating at other places. Choose it without doubt. Yes it is pricey bur worth it...
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Master i suite is the way to go..highly recommend it!
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Response from María Pérez, Marketing at Villa Buena Onda
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thank you, Julia! Come back soon to try out our new dishes... We will also be renovating our rooms, so stay in touch! Take care. -Maria from VBO
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Quaylewoman33 wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
If its any indication of how amazing this place is this was our third trip to Villa. We decided to come back again this year in January for a post holiday relaxation trip. We chose to come here again because we knew exactly what to expect and what you should expect is some of the best staff and people who make you not only feel like a welcomed guest buy like friends. After our third trip here we can honestly say we have made friends with the people who work here and can't wait to come back for a fourth time. This being our 3rd time here over 4yrs the same staff has always been here and that to me is a great indication of the not only how great this place is but also how comforting it is to come back and see the same friendly faces who great you with open arms and smiles. The hotel itself is located on a hillside secluded enough to make you feel like you are away from the real world but a short taxi ride away (5min) from a great nightlife in Coco and another 10-15min taxi ride from two amazing but different beaches, Ocotal and Hermosa Beach, that both provide a real Pura Vida vibe. The rooms are very spacious and they all have amazing views of the property and ocean views. I would always choice an upstairs corner room to take advantage of the corner showers that provide panoramic views that make the rainfall showers even better. The food deserves its own review and is some of the best tasting food I've ever had. It is alll local sourced and some of the freshest local Costa Rican food. The drink menu is vast and provides plenty of options from wines and local craft beers to fresh made in house cocktails (green iguana is amazing!) They also make the best chiliguaro in Coco and is a personal favorite of ours. We love this place because of the people. Carlos, Javier, Alex, Cesar, Marijke (and Tasmania!), Christian and the entire staff have become friends and we can't wait to visit our friends again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose an upstairs corner room. They have corner showers with panoramic views of the property...
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Response from Marijke M, General Manager at Villa Buena Onda
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Quaylewoman (and man!) there is no better reward for us then to have our guests return AND to read your amazing review about how you feel part of our family! It´s something we can not express in pictures and it makes all of us so happy to know that it´s one of the reasons we can count on seeing you back (aside of the beautiful beaches, rooms and great food of course)! In name of all of the VBO Team (including Taz of course) thank you for sharing your kind words and we can´t wait for your 4th visit! We´ll make sure it only will get better :) Pura vida!
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Mark D wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife Susan and I loved our stay at Villia Buena Onda. Tucked back from the beach with a stunning view of the Gulf of Papagayo, this eight room hotel provides luxury and intimacy that larger scale resorts never could. The staff, from the the front desk, to the waiting staff, to cleaning staff, and even the cook, were professional while being extremely personable. The setting provides all the privacy you could want, while the intimate scale allows you to get to know the other guests. We shared our table at dinner with a number of fascinating couples. There was even dog therapy when the manager let her four-month old beagle Taz out for a visit. Do the beach in the morning, the pool in the afternoon and meet new friends at happy hour! (...and get the massauge!)
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Front Desk VBO, Other at Villa Buena Onda
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for the amazing review! We are happy to hear that you appreciated the features that come with being a small resort! And we appreciate lovely guests such as yourself! Please do come back and visit with us again!
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Gafnewyork wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York98 contributions32 helpful votes
We had a beautiful 3 night stay at this stunning hotel perched on a cliff overlooking Playa del Coco. With only 8 gorgeous rooms, it was a very intimate and luxurious experience. The staff was there to accommodate any need. The other guests were very friendly. In fact you get to know them each it seems given the intimacy of the place. The grounds are also stunning. Two pools - one more of a tiki bar the other more substantial that I used a few times a day to swim and get in some exercise. In fact there we’re moments during the day that we had the hotel and grounds mostly to ourselves. The included meals were also yummy as were the cocktails. We highly recommend those looking for a more quiet and upscale adult only experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from GMVBO, General Manager at Villa Buena Onda
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Muchas gracias for your review Gafnewyork, we´re happy to read you enjoyed your stay and the intimacy you can find in our little piece of paradise. Thanks for recommending us and we hope you return soon! Pura vida!
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M2574ZBsusanf wrote a review Feb 2020
Puslinch, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
Villa Buena Onda has just about everything going for it. Excellent staff, superb accommodations and delicious food. We were pampered to no end here. We stayed on the poolside room which was cheaper, but we loved the easy accessibility to the pool, dining area and front desk. We intended to stay for 10 days but were storm stayed for two extra days. It was no hardship and they gave us a hugely discounted rate just out of kindness. Carlos, Alix, Caesar, Mary, Javier and the kitchen and cleaning staff are simply the best. I have traveled extensively and have never found such kind, professional and caring staff. The staff at the spa are so professional. I usually avoid pedis and manis when I'm away, but I have never seen such a clean spa. I would trust them and the facial--which comes with a scalp massage--is to die for. Worth every penny. It is quiet here at night but you can take a taxi into town--Coco beach. If you think you will be ATVing bring old clothes and shoes. You may just want to leave them behind. The beaches are nice with Hermosa being the best and the beaches on the Hidden Beach Tour are absolutely exquisite, clear and warm. The only suggestion I would have is to try to find a way to heat the pool up a bit. We are Canadians and even we found the water cold. Stay a while, it is guaranteed to be one of the best vacation experiences of your life!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: The poolside room was quiet and very accessible.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from GMVBO, General Manager at Villa Buena Onda
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Like one of our reservations agents said today, you know you´ve had a great time when you go home knowing the names of 5 members of the hotel staff!! Thank you so much for your review, for staying with us not only 10, but actually 12 days and for mentioning all the details you loved. We also appreciate the suggestion and are currently looking into the option of solar heating our swimming pool, because specially with our January winds we´ve noticed the water is cooler than usual so we will hopefully have that solved by the time you decide to return. Muchas gracias and muchos saludos from all our staff! Pura vida!
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US$497 - US$926 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlayas del Coco
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Buena Onda
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Buena Onda?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (5.4 km), Monkey's Bar & Restaurant (7.4 km), and Playas del coco (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Buena Onda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Buena Onda?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Buena Onda?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Buena Onda?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Buena Onda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toucanoos, Restaurante Mar Azul, and Abbocato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Buena Onda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Buena Onda?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Buena Onda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Villa Buena Onda have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Villa Buena Onda accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.