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“Comfortable Villa - GREAT Location!”
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Lower level of the infinity with steps to the villa  on the far side
Master bedroom with a balcony and three piece ensuite
Master bedroom ensuite
Smaller guest room with a comfortable queen soze bed
There's nothing like Bahia Pez Vela - relax, explore and enjoy
Howler monkeys outside in the front of villa
Enjoying an evening at the Rodeo with Canadian and Costa Rican friends
Horseback riding is a bast in Costa Rica
Our favorite hike to the waterfalls in Ricon de la Vieja National Park - 90 minutes from the Villa.
The land of the waterfalls - this one is at the African Safari
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste

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MINIgirlP...
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comfortable Villa - GREAT Location!”
Reviewed 10 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We really enjoyed our week at Villa Mariposa (#10) at the Bahia Pez Vela resort. Every employee we encountered at the resort was very friendly and helpful. And Al answered our questions ahead of time and provided us with a lot of information that allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our time in Ocotal/Coco.

Villa Mariposa, in our opinion, has the BEST location of all of the villas in the resort. It's right next door to the restaurant, Picante (great food, by the way) and the main pool, and literally steps to the beach. The villa itself was nice and clean upon arrival, had comfortable beds, plenty of towels, beach towels, and kitchen items, good wifi, and everything we needed to feel at home. We really enjoyed our mornings on the patio, drinking our coffee, listening to the birds, howler monkeys, and waves, and looking out over the beautiful landscaping and unobstructed views of the beach and ocean. And the sunset views from the patio....JUST GORGEOUS!!!

We saw lots of wildlife around the villa/resort - iguanas, lizards, crabs, squirrels, a raccoon (who I wanted to take with me!), howler monkeys (heard - but didn't see!), a sea turtle, and lots of different birds. What we DIDN'T see were tons of big millipedes and scorpions - both of which were IN and around the house in Coco that we'd rented for our second week in Costa Rica. Bahia Pez Vela must have great pest control because the only 'pests' we saw were some ants, eating from bits of crab that were left behind by the birds - and they were OUTSIDE. During the entire week, we never saw a single 'pest' inside the villa. In hindsight, we wish we would've spent all of our time at Villa Mariposa - we had a fun, relaxing, and stress-free week there!
We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again and would definitely recommend it to others!

Oh - and for anyone worried about visiting Ocotal/Coco during the rainy season - I don't know if we just lucked out, but in our 15 days there, we saw rain on 4 days. None were washouts, either; it rained for maybe 30 minutes, cleared out, and it was beautiful again! And based on lots of other reviews I'd read, I was concerned about mosquitoes, so I bought a TON of insect repellent (sprays with varying deet percentages, lotions, wipes, spray for our clothing, coils for outside areas), which we barely touched! My daughter (who's typically bug bait!) and my husband used a tiny amount on a couple of days and that was it. I didn't use any and didn't have a single bite. Based on our experience, we'd DEFINITELY go during rainy season again! We were the only ones at the pool and beach on a lot of days and there was never a wait for restaurants or excursions! We were the only people on a couple of of our excursions!

Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for your very kind review!! We also feel we have an exceptional location.

Hope you are able to make it back to Costa Rica soon!
Carolanne and Alvin johns
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txduckman...
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Perfect villa, perfect location”
Reviewed 6 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Kids went to camp, so my wife and I took a well to ourselves. Villa Mariposa at Bahia Pez Vela was great. We prefer quieter getaways a little off the beaten path and this was perfect. Close enough to everything you need (rent a car)....grocery store, restaurants and casino in Playa Coco, but the beach at the villa is essentially private. Lastly, the snorkeling was great. It wasn't Caribbean clear, but it was very good right off the porch. Saw a mantra ray as big as a full size car and tons of other fish, starfish, eels, etc. Alvin was a huge help from start to finish. Can't recommend it more highly.

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supermama...
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing villa!”
Reviewed 6 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Incredible views and steps away from the ocean and the pool, this villa was perfect for our family of 7! The villa is very clean, and we had plenty of dishes, towels, and even snorkeling gear. Al gave excellent directions and provided us with lots of information about local activities. We rarely had anyone else on the beach or in the pool with us. I highly recommend this amazing villa - you will not be disappointed!

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HZG2
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Week with the Family at Bahia Pez Vela - Villa #10”
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We just came from a great vacation at Bahia Pez Vela. Al (the owner) was a pleasure to deal with. He is responsive and straight forward.
We stayed at Villa #10. Villa #10 is a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom beach front unit. The unit is modern, clean, well stocked and with plenty of space for a family. It is really Beach Front, and you are steps from the Ocean with great views from 2 of the bedrooms, the living room and the patio. Wifi works very well (Netflix streaming not a problem).
Bahia Pez Vela has 3 pools (baby pool, infinity pool and main pool), and a Restaurant (Picante). The grounds and pools are very well maintained and Villa's #10 location is ideal for families as it is closest to the pool and restaurants. There is also staff at the Resort that is there to help if you have any issues.
The resort is located 40 minutes drive from the Liberia airport, and 15 minutes drive from the town of El Coco, where you have plenty of choices for dining, entertainment and supermarkets. There are plenty of beautiful beaches nearby if you want to explore.
Hope to visit again soon...highly recommended for a relaxing and comfortable beach vacation!

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Liked best: Beach Front Location
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
9 Sep 2016
Thank you for selecting our villa. It was a pleasure meeting your family. I was glad to see that your relatives were able to join you for a few days.

How to see you return in the near future.

Al
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Bbcakes88
Grand Junction, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Location for Gulf of Papagayo”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Like many of you I researched many properties in this area. I am extremely pleased with my decision. First off, the owner Alvin was so accommodating and offered great advice on things to do in the area. Al arranged for a shuttle to pick us up and deliver us to the Airport Liberia 25 minutes out. The driver drove to the Auto Mercado for groceries and Imperial Cerveza. Al also arranged our rental car to be delivered to the Villa. We loved this location. We truly enjoyed hanging out on the patio watching the surf and listening to the Howler Monkeys. The pool is excellent and close by with bar & restaurant. The entire property staff was excellent. Snorkeling right on the beach, tidal pools, and walking to Father Roosters were great. Plenty of room for 3 adult couples. You must visit Rincon de la Vieja volcano. Nightly visits from local racoons obnoxious at first turned into fun. The property is very safe. The country is beautiful and the Tico's are friendly. Costa Rica's nature is amazing. We discovered something new every day. We took a drive to Conchal for some great snorkeling. In addition to indoor showers the villa has an outdoor shower that we used plenty. The A/C was great. Dishwasher and Laundry! Thank you Alvin, Caesar (bar tender), Isabella & Caesar (office). It was everything we had hoped for and more!

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Liked best: Location Beach Front
Liked least: Faucet system in Master shower
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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