Fodor's Expert Review Villa Buena Onda

At entrance to Coco, turn left before old anchor, stay right (straight) at the fork, left before bridge, continue to top of hill, villa is on the left , Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

Tucked away in the quiet hills of Playas del Coco, this “good vibe” hotel delivers luxury, service, and elegance. With only eight rooms, the intimate adults-only hotel welcomes guests with a marble entryway that opens onto a saltwater infinity pool overlooking Papagayo Bay. Nearly every room has an ocean view and pampering touches like high-thread-count linens, memory-foam mattresses, and locally produced toiletries. The master suite is 450 square feet and has a rainfall shower, jetted tub, and French doors leading to a private balcony. Included in the rate are three à la carte meals per day (at set meal times), shuttle service to nearby beaches, international calls, and Wi-Fi. Rooms also include flat-screen TVs and stereo systems. The spa and pool offer opportunities for relaxation, while on-site activities like cooking classes, yoga, guided walks, and happy hour keep guests busy.


  • impeccable service
  • organic meals
  • perfect for couples


  • usually full
  • only top-floor rooms have ocean views
  • not family-friendly (no kids under 16)


Near the beach


Phones: -4031–7707 | 800-414–0159-in U.S. or Canada


7 rooms; 1 suite
Rate Includes: All meals

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