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Tilaran, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

After reading all the 5-star reviews, I must say we were somewhat disappointed. What we like: - Easy to find. When you see the black and white Red Snapper Restaurant sign on the main road, turn all the way to the top of the hill is where Buenisimo is. - View is spectacular. Not only you get the ocean view,... More 

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Sedona, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This place is by far my favorite spot in ST. When first arriving stayed at 3 other places before getting a local recommendation to see if they had an opening. They are up above the dust on the hillside with prefect views of the waves. A quick walk to the beach. I rented a 4x4 to get me up to... More 

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Thank drewh01
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The bungalow we more than I could have asked for. Amazing views with great breezes. Our bungalow had AC but its nice to sit in the hammock and not sweat to death. Ryan was a great host, and The Red Snapper at the bottom has some of the best paella in the world!

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Thank Gordon_RVA
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 8 April 2014

My buddy and I were here for a few nights at the end of March after meeting a local at a beach bar who recommended the casitas/bungalows. The views are amazing, the tranquility as well, nothing compares. Thanks to the Buenisimo staff for an unmatched CR trip

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Thank Pierce P
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

My friend and I Stayed for a month mid nov to mid dec and I never wanted it to end... We arrived at night greeted by a great guy Ryan and we really had no idea what our eyes where going to wake up to in daylight. GORGEOUS! We will return and will send many friends! Thanks so much for... More 

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Thank Bubbertiff
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Friends recommended Hotel Buenisimo and we couldn't have been at a better place for our honeymoon. In fact, we'd only booked one week of our 2-week Costa Rica trip at Buenisimo, but loved it so much that we extended our stay! We went in October which is in the "green season" and were lucky to get great weather--gorgeous warm sunny... More 

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Thank Janice K
Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We simply cannot thank Charlie, Denise and Eva enough for a fantastic week at Hotel Buenisimo. The peace and tranquility of their beautiful property was an incredible setting for a surf/beach vacation in Malpais. (Neema caught the waves of his LIFE!) Our casita overlooking the ocean had a simple (but perfect!) kitchen which was very helpful on our small budget,... More 

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Thank LaurenFletch
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2013

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday at the end of August last year. We had the most amazing time, and are planning another trip back! The weather was beautiful and there was only one stormy night. We stayed in one of the casitas at the top of the hill that had an indescribable view. Every morning we hiked... More 

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Thank Christina S
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

4 adults and 1 child Thanksgiving 2012. There's nothing like it. All the other places just cannot compare to the hospitality and welcoming that the staff show the guests. It is paradise on earth, the colors were out of this world! Ryan rolls out the red carpet and can show you hidden treasures off the beaten path.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2013

This was our 2nd trip to Hotel Buenisimo. We stayed in a casita this year and loved it!! Spacious, great view, and reasonably priced. The breakfast is outstanding, especially after a good surf session. Built in workout if you do not rent a car or 4 wheeler, which we did not mind at all. We felt very safe and comfortable.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Owned and operated by surfers, Hotel Buenisimo is set in the low hills of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.We offer private casitas with beautiful white-water ocean vistas or rooms set in our lush gardens down below. All accommodations include complimentary breakfast. A short walk down the hill from Hotel Buenisimo takes you to the Pacific Ocean where you can still find secluded, pristine beaches with consistently first-rate surfing conditions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Buenisimo

Address: Mts South Of the Church 100, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: €42 - €104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Hotel Buenisimo Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“If you stay more than a night or two, the upgrade to the casita is WELL worth it!!”
 of 5 bubbles LaurenFletch, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
“All rooms offer remarkable views”
 of 5 bubbles 61dianag, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“I think they all have an amazing view.”
 of 5 bubbles 649NickW649, 19 Feb 2013 | Read review
“The Casita is very spacious and has everything you need to have a pleasant, safe, and relaxing stay. A car or quad is highly recommended for the steep hill up to the Casita and for Ryan's awesome recommendations of great places to visit.”
  • The mini-kitchen in our Casita.
  • View from our one bedroom Casitas
  • The hammocks outside our Casitas.
  • Our Casitas
 of 5 bubbles meponce, 8 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Blue or yellow casita if you will have a car. Red casita if you won't!”
  • Colorful Sunset
 of 5 bubbles MarkerVB, 28 May 2012 | Read review
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