I wish I could give more than 5 stars for Vista Oceana. Everything about this house, location, staff and view was spectacular. We had a group of 16 stay at Vista Oceana. From the moment we booked the house until our departure we received 5 star service. I want to first point out Angie, our concierge. She always went above and beyond our every need. She was available night and day. She was friendly, helpful and just adorable on so many levels. She went grocery shopping, set up all our excursions, transportation, private Chef, massages, etc.. Then there was Sylvia the housekeeper. She was there every morning at the same time, and was very respectful. She was friendly and to, went above and beyond.
House: AMAZING!!! We had all the amenities we could ever need and Angie did our grocery shopping so we had all the food we could ever need, as well. We were close enough to the beach that we saw the sun set EVERY NIGHT from the back deck/pool, and we could hear the waves. The hammocks on the 3rd floor was a huge hit with all of us. What a view. Wild life galore. Three different types of monkeys came to visit EVERY day. They would come right up on the back deck and just hang around. They were not a nuisance whatsoever. They would visit and then be on their way. AND every morning and late afternoon we Toucans visiting us on our bedroom window sill. There are so many different colorful birds and BIG iguana’s everywhere.
Restaurants/Transportation: You can get around so easily. There is a bus you can take for under a $1 where the bus stop is just 50 yards from the house or there are PLENTY of taxis available. I’m not sure what to say about the food. Everything we ate was fresh and the staff was SOOOOO friendly. There was not one bad experience.
Excursions: Again, incredible. We took the Midworld Zipline excursion which was so beautiful. The staff was friendly and hilarious. Yet, strict on safety. The lunch they served was yummy. Another excursion we took was the four-trax. We saw several villages and the most beautiful landscape. We then hiked to several waterfalls through a rain forest where we even got to swim in one. Again, the staff was a lot of fun, and the lunch was amazing.
The locals were all so friendly and we never once worried about safety. Every one took such good care of us. I can’t wait to go back!!!!