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Hotel Vista de Olas

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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 14 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 6 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 31 August 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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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband and I stayed at Vista de Olas 5 nights for our honeymoon. We had such an amazing and fun time. So happy we chose this place. The villas are very romantic and exceeded our expectations. The owners were great, as well as the staff. Everyone was very friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. It felt like being around family. The...

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Went to their pool with friends whilst traveling through Costa Rica. The views are nice, but these guys should really learn what the HOSPITALITY business is all about. As soon as we got there, the guy in charge, "Jaime", informed us that there was a minimum spend amount and asked us to pay immediately. However, it turns out that we...

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My fiance' and I stayed here during the week of July 13th-20th. We stayed in Villa #4 and had one of the packages that included an ATV tour to the waterfalls and our choice of surf lessons, zip lining, or horseback riding. We decided on the surf lessons which were an absolute blast. The ATV tour, led by the owner...

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Evanston IL, United States
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband (67) and I (58) found ourselves at Vista de Olas the last four days of our trip to Costa Rica...and we had a blast. While the hotel - and the town for that matter - attracts a younger crowd, we were made to feel completely welcome. We had booked an Adventure Package through Groupon, and it is a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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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: €209 - €233 (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 Vista De Olas Costa Rica/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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“Villa 4 and 5 share the same balcony so it worked out perfect for us 2 couples that traveled together.”
 of 5 bubbles drealush, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa 3 is secluded and has a great view. But some might not like the outdoor bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles jacobs249, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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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 of 5 bubbles andreannaiako, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Villa 2 has an indoor bathroom which we really liked.”
 of 5 bubbles D8573BYcarlaa, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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