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Vista De Olas Hotel and Spa | Vista De Olas Dr., Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0414
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Just read my text about the hotel..... I won't return! The service is not acceptable...... You order and hours later you get your order, if you are lucky. I ordered a mojito virgin and got some water on ice and two leafs of peppermint........

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Thank widofat
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to be treated like a second-class citizen if you're just visiting, not a guest at the hotel. (The place is small and family run, so they'll know whether you are or not.) We had heard about the "amazing infinity pool" and bar, but were made to feel so unwelcome, we left without ever seeing it. There was an... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We found Vista de Olas during accommodation research. Although we decided not to stay here (Airbnb was the way to go) we knew we had to stop by for drinks! It's a fun (bumpy) drive up, great for ATVs and there's parking right by the pool. Infiniti pool and hot tub over the ocean - there's not much else to... More 

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Thank Aly R
Cape Town, South Africa
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning views and highly recommend for sunset drinks. It did get really busy during sunset, so arrive a bit earlier if you can. The drinks were ok (nothing special) and we didn't eat there (the menu didn't look very appetizing at the time).

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Thank cunhabradfield01
Tortola
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Meals start with an extensive fresh salad bar, BBQ choices or steak and fish are excellent. Meals are well prepared and setting can't be beat!

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Thank Ruth T
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

This place has an awesome infinity pool with a great swim up bar. I'd suggest going around the time the sun sets to take in the views. Probably the best spot to watch the sun set in Santa Teresa.

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Thank crystalking
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The food was really quite delicious and seemed to be reasonably priced in comparison to local restaurants as well. If you come here I highly recommend their frozen blended mint mojito of which they use their own grown fresh mint and the bacon wrapped filet mignon was awesome as well!

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Thank Benjamin T
Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The quality and variety of food was delightful. I had the sea bass and salad bar. The wait staff were attentive, knowledgeable and ready to help.

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Thank Betsy S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and a swim in the infinitypool. Great view but horrible service. We arrived at 12.30 and paid the required 8000 colones of "tab-value". When we tried to order lunch it was not possible to get something to eat before 2pm. Service was almost non-existing. To few bartenders. It took 30 minutes to get a drink, and... More 

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Thank Kristin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Roger and his staff are FIVE STARS! The location is jaw dropping! The pool Is refreshing and has the best view of Santa Teresa! The filet is amazing! His staff is professional and on point! Will return! Thank you Roger & Heidi! Thank you to Ryan for showing this amazing place! PURA VIDA!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vista De Olas Hotel and Spa | Vista De Olas Dr., Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?