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Main Street, Santa Teresa 5361 Costa Rica
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#9 of 29 hotels in Santa Teresa
Award winning, luxurious private villas, each with an open sky shower, a kitchenette and outdoor sitting area, tucked in a lush tropic garden. Outdoor, beachfront chemical-free swimming pool with lounge chairs and hammocks on the beach, for the utmost relaxing atmosphere and the best sunset view. Restaurant onsite. Centrally located to supermarkets and restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hebrew


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75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
282Reviews12Q+A61Room tips
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Maggie Laf wrote a review Jul 2020
Our family has been living in CR for a few years but had never been to Santa Teresa before. The hotel’s location is right on the beach, but also right at the center of town, so really perfect. We stayed in the Family Villa, which has 2 spacious bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom and a lovely sheltered but somewhat outdoor shower. We brought our small dog and the hotel was totally cool about it. Pool area is lovely and the hotel restaurant was right on the beach. The comfortable common room in our villa had a full refrigerator, stovetop and a small toaster oven, which was very convenient because the local restaurant schedules were a little wacky/unpredictable due to covid. The restaurant schedules were easy to work with because of the wonderful help and daily updates we received from Hadar, the hotel manager, who also scheduled our atv rentals and horseback riding on the beach, each with lovely, professional operators. Besides the great people we met and really exceptional local eateries, Santa Teresa is a gorgeous beach with easy access to other gorgeous beaches like Mal país and playa hermosa. The whole atmosphere is very relaxed, lots of surfing and yoga opportunities, but definitely just a great vibe and perfect place to get some quiet beach time. We definitely plan to return as soon as life allows and will certainly plan to stay at playa cielo again when we do.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Tracy D wrote a review Mar 2020
Playa Cielo is quiet and beautiful. The rooms are gorgeous as is the beach in front of this tiny boutique hotel. Hadar, the hotel manager, helped us book horseback riding on the beach and she recommended the best restaurants. The service at Habanero restaurant on the grounds at Playa Cielo was excellent. We will definitely come back here!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are excellent. Only the front two rooms have ocean views but all are on the beach.
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Javier B wrote a review Mar 2020
Escazu, Costa Rica
I’ve been to Santa Teresa many times before, yet I’ve never had such a wonderful time as I did in this place. It was a family trip, with my wife and son. The complex is comprised of 4 villas, all wonderfully taken care of. Our villa was well suited for a family of four, with a king size bed and a sofa with a bed underneath (drawer type) which can accommodate 2 children easily. Nice bathroom, full kitchenette and a lovely terrace with a 4 person table, a small “L” type couch and a hammock. I can’t for one say anything bad about the room, or anything else for that matter. The facilities are very nicely maintained by a super friendly staff, it’s private, secure and has pretty much everything you need. It’s located beachfront so you’re literally 50 meters from the beach (which is gorgeous), the pool is perfect for the size (we pretty much had it to ourselves), and it’s located right in the center of Santa Teresa, so you can walk anywhere. Pool and restaurant are right in front of the beach and are lovely, and the food is unreal. Honestly some of the best food I’ve had in this country. Every morning the staff delivers fresh fruit to your room. Please note the restaurant (Habanero) and bar don’t open until noon hence you’ll have to either buy groceries and cook breakfast at the villa or go to any of the wonderful places around. Everyone, staff to the owners are nice, polite people and it’s a super family or couples friendly place. We loved it and will be going back there soon hopefully. Cheers!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Ed B wrote a review Aug 2019
We were at Playa Cielo for the second time- both times in rainy season. You are surrounded by beautiful nature and the beach is just a few meters away, so with your first cup of coffee in the morning you can walk to beach and let the day begin with the view of the ocean. The beachside restaurant is also very nice and the crew there is friendly and attentive. The resort is very well kept- the villas are cleaned daily and the gardens (each villa has its own garden) are rather well- tended, which is not an easy task if you are surrounded by jungle. Eti - the manager- is always around the resort and is really the nicest person you could imagine. When she found out one of our daughters had her birthday, she presented us with a birthday cake from the nearby bakery. All in all we can only recommend this place and will surely be back in one of the next years.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Mark L wrote a review Jul 2019
This is such a great place, especially for a family. The staff is great, the manager is great, we even met one of the owners and he was great!!!! I can't say enough about this place, the vibe definitely let's you kick back and recharge. Oh, and having a great restaurant right there is a huge bonus as well.
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Date of stay: July 2019
US$111 - US$330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasSanta Teresa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Playa Cielo
Which popular attractions are close to Playa Cielo?
Nearby attractions include Playa Santa Teresa (0.2 km) and Bri'ah Art Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Playa Cielo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Playa Cielo?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Playa Cielo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Playa Cielo?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Playa Cielo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manzú Restaurant, La Cevicheria, and Banana Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Playa Cielo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Playa Cielo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Playa Cielo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Playa Cielo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Playa Cielo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Does Playa Cielo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.