Found My Pura Vida at Surf Vista Villas
Submitted: April 19, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
I was so dusty and exhausted when I arrived at Surf Vista Villas.... as I walked up there was a lovely, personalized note from the host Andy greeting all arriving guests. I immediately felt a calmness come over me and realized I had made it. Located above all the hustle and bustle, dust, and one of the best surf spots in the area, Andy has done an amazing job creating a paradise in Surf Vista Villas. The decks are unbelievable with sweeping 180 degree views of the ocean and the surf breaks below, equipped with large gas bbq grills, plenty of seating, hammocks, etc and a perfect setting to watch the howler monkeys, toucans, or my personal favorite the Mott Mott bird!! The sunsets from the deck are breathtaking and truly a blessing to watch.
The villa itself was perfect! The villas are decorated with beautiful local artwork, have full kitchens with large fridges. The are gigantic in size, accommodating several people comfortably with several beds in each villa. The shower was HUGE, beautifully tiled and super clean! Each villa is equipped with air-conditioning, full living room area, foliage from Andy's amazing lush gardens, was cleaned while I was gone during the day and views from every window!
Andy is the best host, quiet and accommodating, he truly cares about the happiness and enjoyment of all his guests. He will arrange anything you need including ATV's, tours, taxis, etc. His knowledge of the area is vast and his love for Santa Teresa is infectious!
Overall, after 1 month of travelling ALL over Costa Rica, I truly found my Pura Vida at Andy's place. It is an oasis, a paradise, surrounded by wildlife, sweeping views and unbelievable views in a clean, safe beautiful environment! (Speaking to cost, Andy should charge more, I paid $70 more for a room down the street, making Andy's place a ridiculously amazing deal, my room did not have a fridge or kitchen and was just that, a room) I can't say enough about my experience. Do yourself a favor and stay here!! You will never forget it!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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