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“Most relaxing/beautiful trip”
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

We stayed in Villa 7 for the first week of May. The villa was BEAUTIFUL. The view from each room along with the pool area was breathtaking.Villa 7 was not apart of all all inclusive deal, but we emailed Kristine and our 7 day vacation was filled with the most amazing food made by our chef Sandra. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner was prepared for us, everything was fresh and soooooooo yummy. They would even bring it down to the beach and set up a whole picnic for us table and all. Beach is about a 5 minute drive but is still pretty much on location. Every day we had the beach to ourselves. We want to give David the manger a HUGE thank you. David was one of the nicest men we have ever met. So kind and helpful for our entire trip. We highly recommend Recreo and would love to come back one day. If you are looking for a sit back, relax do nothing vacation this is it. The resort it self doesn't have any excursions but they are set up with them and will be able to make the reservations for you. Beautiful place and beautiful service.

Room Tip: Best Views, Great service
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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recreo, General Manager at Recreo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hello Jeanette,

Thank you so much for your kind words about recreo and our staff! We work very hard to ensure that our guests enjoy and relax themselves. We hope to see you and your family back at recreo in the near future!

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Our villa was spectacular with beautiful views all around on the wrap around deck. We enjoyed fresh brewed coffee each morning over looking the ocean. It was hotter than h*ll but just the way we like it. The beach was beautiful and the water was very refreshing. We had our own private dipping pool as well which was a great bonus. The food was incredible. Our menu for the week consisted of mostly seafood and it was just to die for. Only bad thing was the horses were crazy. But other than that this place was A++

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

I've been to Costa Rica on several occasions with my family over the last 8 years and this trip was very disappointing. Recreo was NOT a luxury resort.... It wasn't even an average resort. We felt like we were tricked and were very disappointed in the whole experience.

There are plenty of other places in Costa Rica to stay. Save your money and go elsewhere. Consider yourself warned.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We were hesitant to stay somewhere without food service, but we wanted an experience different than the usual all-inclusive resort. We are glad we chose Recreo!

The villa was breathtakingly beautiful and the views were priceless. It was a short drive to El Jobo where there is a corner store for necessities and we bought fresh cheese at local farms. La Cruz is a longer drive but not too bad once you get past the dirt road. It has everything you need—grocery stores, pharmacy, etc. The villa is stocked with microwave, blender, fridge, stove, washer/dryer, dishes, etc.

Our own splash pool was perfect after a long day of heat. Monkeys nearby and nearly private beach a short drive away were all great.

David was very sweet and helpful and assisted us in arranged our excursions.

We would definitely come again.

Room Tip: Villa 7 is a 4 bedroom with amazing view. The higher on the mountain, the better the view.
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The views here are stellar, looking out over the mountains and across to the ocean & beaches. The individual houses are wonderful. It is very peaceful and the personal chef just added to the whole experience. We absolutely loved it here!

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Recreo

Address: West Playa Rajada 800, 51001, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 238 B&Bs / Inns in Province of Guanacaste
Price Range: €258 - €1,803 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Recreo 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recreo Resort, a 63-acre mountain and beach estate near Playa Rajada is just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Liberia airport. Choose from one of our private villas, all with private pools and ocean views. During the holidays,included in the price of the All-Inclusive package are airport transfers, a villa cook and housekeeper, all meals and beverages, concierge and all onsite activities including kayaking, tennis, mountain biking, hiking, snorkeling and a range of beach activities. ... more   less 
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