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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

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Dan K
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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“Relaxing Costa Rica Experience”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

This was a fantastic experience. David and Wendy were great hosts, and the little cabin was a perfect place to spend a few days. It is a very relaxing, laid-back environment with an outdoor kitchen and living area, and indoor bedroom. The hammocks a short walk away have a clear view of the volcano. La Fortuna and other attractions are a short drive away. We felt like we had an authentic Costa Rica experience.

The place is very clean and polished--they take very good care of the property and the guests.

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Liked best: Sitting in the hammocks
Liked least: Bumpy roads
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jldmd2000
Plano, Texas
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“Private, secluded, beautiful and close to attractions”
Reviewed 16 July 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We stayed at Villa Hermosa in May and it was wonderful. Wendy and Dave helped arrange a wonderful hike for us in the Arenal Volcano area, arranged a day canyoning, and had several recommendations on what to do locally. They go above and beyond to make your stay wonderful including a daily delicious breakfast and piping hot cofee. The house and surrounding property is beautiful and very remote so you have a lot of privacy. And...we enjoyed being just around the corner from The Springs resort, where we often stopped to soak after a day of adventure before we went home. It was warmer than usual for May, so we did get a bit warm, but I think this is usually not a problem in the Volcano area. We would recommend it to anyone to stay here, and if fact, I think one of our couple friends is already planning on staying there

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Liked best: secluded, private, great breakfast, helpful hosts
Liked least: no air-conditioning but usually not an issue unless unseasonably warm
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bergdaddy...
New York City, New York
1 review
“Pre-Wedding Bliss”
Reviewed 14 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Charley and I had a wonderful surprise driving up from San Jose to La Fortuna and Arenal. We chose to stay at the intimate Villa Hermosa located right next to Springs Resort & Hot Springs. This is truly an amazing place to stay. Dave cooked us an amazing breakfast each morning, we hung out in the ranchito which had the most amazing views from the hammocks and the pool was really refreshing on hot days. Even though we had all of the creature comforts of home, we didnt even use the TV or DVD player. This was a wonderfully serene paradise, from the pool, amazing tropical garden maze, ranchito, game shack with the pool table, darts by rancho and the lovely owners, made it extra special! Thanks again for a wonderful stay during our honeymoon. Adam and Charley.

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Liked best: Ranchito, pool, garden and open layout
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 9 July 2012 for a stay in June 2011

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Southlake
Reviewed 28 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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