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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Hotel Villa Casa Blanca

  • Local Flavor


  • Romantic
  • Fabulous breakfasts
  • Use of outdoor kitchen


  • Smallish, dark rooms
  • Noisy parrots
  • No night staff

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

For romance, you can't beat this Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast on a hillside buried in a bower of tropical plantings. Four-poster beds, plush furniture, and Victorian detailing set the mood in the rooms while the lobby area has a sunken reading nook behind the dramatic staircase. The honeymoon suites have deep soaking tubs built for two. The outdoor pool is small but pretty, with an adjoining hot tub. There's no room service, but the obliging staff can arrange for

local restaurants to deliver dinners à deux, to be enjoyed by candlelight at the pool or on the terrace. Waffles, pancakes, and savory dishes provide fuel in the morning. Breakfast entertainment is provided by various pet parrots that are vociferous as well as notorious moochers. Judging by the guest comments, people love the begging birds. Hotel guests also have access to a nearby beach club.

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Hotel Information


Inside gated entrance to El Ocotal Beach Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica



Hotel Details:

  • 10 rooms, 3 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014


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Fodorite Reviews

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By Teresa

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Feb 16, 2005

A True Vacation Getaway!

Hotel Villa Casa Blanca what a wonderful place. From the outside it's a tropical paradise. From the inside wonderful room decor, canapy beds, comfortable(amazing considering mexico) faint hint of mildew.. but nothing like mexico.. It's warm there all year round.. they do not have phones or tv in the room.. but thta is what gave the character.. There is a tv for you to use if you need that dose of tv and they have digital cable..Wow! Moe and

the staff AWESOME!! BREAKFAST HMM HMM GOOD>> The parrots made breakfast and they sit and talk to you.. The Staff is very accomadating to get you to tours that are offered in the area.. Wonderful.. The beach is not far and you are able to walk there. I would guess 1-2 blocks at the most. I loved my visit in Costa Rica and will be highly recommending this property and the area. Liberia has all the fast food chains.. bk, papa johns, md.. But in Cocoa area you just eat at the resorts or resturants in town. Easy place to drive, I did drive. The people have the right away not the car... (keep that in mind) roads are in pretty good shape compared to other 3 world countries.. but speed not a thing there..20miles an hour. Spanish is the main language but you will be shocked how many know English. Pretty Easy to communicate.. but do know some spanish.. Just like in the states we expect them to use our language. I highly recommend to spend a couple days at the Buena Vista Lodge... it's kinda hard to get to but sooooo worth the trip there!!! Also highly recommend sunset cruise.. Staff at Hotel Villa Casa Blanca can arrange this for you! Overall You can't go wrong with this property and this area!!! This is for the laid back person... A true vacation.

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