Fodor's Expert Review Villa Buena Onda

Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

Tucked away in the quiet hills of Playas del Coco, this adults-only hotel whose name translates to "good vibe" delivers luxury, service, and elegance. With only eight rooms, the intimate 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 mealtimes), 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.

PROS

  • impeccable service
  • organic meals
  • perfect for couples
  • complimentary shuttle to beach clubs

CONS

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

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
RomanticService
Sophisticated
Near the beach
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

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

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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