Fodor's Expert Review Milarepa

2 km (1 mile) north of school, beside Resort Florblanca, Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, 60111, Costa Rica

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

Named after a Tibetan Buddhist saint who gained enlightenment in just one lifetime, Milarepa is a perfect place for a French-inspired peaceful renewal, whether romantic or spiritual. The four bamboo bungalows are spaced apart to ensure privacy and are furnished in ascetic but exquisite taste, with bamboo armoires and carved Indonesian wooden beds draped with mosquito netting. Bathrooms are open to the sky, with alcoves for Buddhist deities and L'Occitane toiletries for mere mortals. Each bungalow has a veranda looking out onto the beach, shaded by a grove of palms and lined with volcanic rocks. Beachfront bungalows cost a bit more than those with ocean views set farther back. A large pool lies next to Soma.

PROS

  • secluded
  • small
  • beachfront
  • terrific restaurant

CONS

  • loosely managed
  • insects can be a problem
  • on rocky section of beach

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Trendy
Casual
On the beach
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2640–0023

HOTEL DETAILS

4 bungalows
Rate Includes: No meals

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