My family of 4 had a fun time staying at Villa Hermosa. It was great to have a place to call our own after a day of adventure around the La Fortuna area. The pool was a nice refresher after a day of exploring. Judah was super helpful with recommending and booking activities for us – we just told him what type of adventure we were up for and he’d help us out. Extremely easy access the to The Springs with their amazing hot springs to soak in along with activities such as horseback riding, wildlife viewing and hiking. Well worth the day pass. We split our Costa Rica vacation into two parts – one a Resort and the other here at the Villa Hermosa. Really glad we did this, as having someone like Judah around for suggestions, along with the peace and relaxation that comes with having your own place was a great balance. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in the La Fortuna area that’s also looking for a beautiful, clean and well maintained place to relax at the end of the day.
We had a wonderful time. Villa Hermosa was so charming - it was a secluded oasis with amazingly beautiful grounds. There was so much nature - birds, frogs, etc. And bats at night kept the mosquitos away! We had so much fun playing pool and darts in the game room, playing horseshoes in the backyard and swimming in the pool! Judah helped us plan all of our activities - rafting, zip line, hot springs, hanging bridge hour. He knew the best ones and made all our reservations for us. Every single excursion was perfect! I’d certainly recommend Villa Hermosa to anyone traveling to Costa Rica.
We had such an amazing experience at Villa Hermosa. The grounds and the rooms were so beautiful and tidy. It is clear that Judah and Michele and the staff take pride in the beauty of the property. We had so much fun cooking in the outdoor kitchen and eating an outdoor dining room. In the mornings we enjoyed the pool and gardens. In a short drive, we were in the quaint village of Monterrey or, if you go the other way, the bustling town of La Fortuna. We got a car service from the airport and Alamo actually delivered the rental car to us the next day. Such a great service—thank you Judah for recommending.
We will definitely return!!!
Impeccable grounds,nature is all around you. Accommodations are great as is the host. Location is close to all the Arenal attractions yet the property has a wonderful off the beaten path feel. Springs Resort right around the corner if you want to take advantage of all they have to offer.
This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We flew into Liberia at 3pm and had Mario pick us up to take us to Villa Hermosa, and we were so glad we did! Having never been here before, I would not have wanted to try to find my way to Villa Hermosa in the dark for the first time! Mario was very personable and professional and I would highly suggest using his services to get to and from the airport. Had we tried this on our own the first time, we might have turned around and gone home. Now keep in mind, between driving three hours to our own airport in the US and the flight, we had already been up for 12 hours. By the time we got to the Villa we had been traveling for 16 hours. Between the roads being curvy and rough in parts, being overtired and getting carsick Mario was the only way to go.
Judah met us when we arrived and showed us around. Unfortunately for him I don't think we were the most pleasant of guests upon our arrival as we were all spent, but he handled us all very well.
We chose the Villa Hermosa because of its amenities, the reviews, and the fact we like to be away from the large crowds and be part of the culture and country. It was the perfect fit for us once we became acclimated to where we were at.
Now, I won't lie, the roads surrounding the Villa freaked us out the first two days. Since we had come in at night, we didn't get a good view of where we were going. The roads surrounding the Villa are rough but once you figure out where you are going and you realize it's only for about a 10-15 min. stretch before you get to good roads, it isn't a big deal. The first two days we crawled along trying to figure out where we were going and trying to miss the holes in the road. By days three and four....no problem. By days 5 and 6 we were making comments about how it must be someones first day traveling down the roads.
Judah, arranged for our car to be delivered to us our second day since we arrived late, which was wonderful. Judah also arranged our activities for us which worked out very well. He's very accommodating and flexible. We had originally asked him to schedule a private mountain biking tour for us, but after one day there we realized that we would not last biking in the hills with the heat. So, we asked if we could cancel and had him book white water rafting instead. He did this with no problems.
In the end we spent two days at The Springs, we went to Mistico Hanging Bridges, Skytrek for ziplining, and whitewater rafting with WAVE expeditions. We loved all of our activities and Villa Hermosa really is centrally located as a base for your day trips.
The Villa Hermosa was what we were looking for in accommodations. The facilities themselves are up to date and well maintained. They look like the pictures on the site. We always felt safe, both at the Villa itself and in the community as well. We had plenty of privacy. I think we spent more time at the Villa than Judah! But don't worry, he was always there to help by sending a quick message when needed! We thoroughly enjoyed using the pool, dart board, horseshoe pit, and pool. We also enjoyed the wildlife and vegetation. Misals keeps up the grounds beautifully! While we enjoyed trying the food in the area we also made meals at the Villa as well. Light housekeeping is provided once a day by Jazmin.... which we also enjoyed. We'd leave and things were magically picked up when we returned. Very thankful for this when it came to the dishes as the sink is small and there is not hot water in the kitchen sink. Our only complaint about the Villa is that the beds were too hard for us, but everyone has different preferences when it comes to the sleep.
Oh...did I mention the views around the area?? You can see the Arenal Volcano everyday either on your drive or on your walk.
If you are looking for a place to get away and be a part of Costa Rica, then please stay at Villa Hermosa. You will be glad you did. I hope we will be returning some day.