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“An Amazing Costa Rican Get-Away”
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Beautiful Tropical Setting Mansion Close to the Beach
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33 reviews
Beautiful Tropical Setting Mansion Close to the Beach
Large entrance with parking area
Large pool with lounge chairs for large groups!
Villa Tranquila is an amazing venue for weddings!
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8 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

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Curtis_Bl...
Spanish Fork, Utah
1 review
“An Amazing Costa Rican Get-Away”
Reviewed 21 February 2015 for a stay in October 2014

Villa Tranquila lives up to its name. Having spent 7 days & 7 nights at this 13,000 square foot Villa, I can truly say that we found peace, tranquility and paradise!

Situated about 3 minutes from the ocean and extremely close to other amenities, here is how we spent a typical day: In the mornings, I played 18 holes of golf at the top-tier golf course – Hacienda Pinilla – on which the Villa is located adjacent to the 18th green. My wife slept in until the soft rays of the sun pierced the sheers and either the birds or the wind in the palm trees sang her a morning song :) We then worked out at the gym (within walking distance) containing cardio machines, free weights and yoga mats.

As soon as we could gather our gear, we headed to the beaches. Our favorite beach was Playa Langosta, a fairly private beach just 3 minutes from the villa where the ocean scenery, turquoise waves and luscious vegetation are simply breath-taking. I took a picture of the beach as my iPhone home screen. The beach has wood shade huts and enough lounge chairs for every member of the house party. There are a number of other beaches within a 10 minute drive, including a multi-million dollar beach club for those staying within the Hacienda Pinilla campus. The food is divine!

In the late afternoon, we would take in a massage, shop in Tamarindo, or remain at the Villa house to enjoy our own private swimming pool.

Prior to our arrival, the staff provided a list of activities, with details about activities, locations, costs and allotted time requirements, etc. These included: horseback riding, zip-lines, Jet Ski & ATV rental, snorkeling, surfing lessons, tennis, golf, bird watching, site-seeing to volcanoes, jungle slides, mountain biking, hiking and our favorite pastime – dining out.

At night, we would walk on the beach, watch the sun set and then enjoy a meal at our favorite restaurant, Patagonia, which is located in Tamarindo, and features the best surf and turf from local catch of the day.

We felt safe and comfortable all week long. Each room is furnished with its own air-conditioning, ceiling fans, coffee machine, large showers, valuables safe and a private balcony. Fresh beach towels were prodded each day. The rooms are spacious and the Villa boasts 8 large suites which can sleep 24 comfortably in their own soft bed. The maid service was the best and completely worked around our schedule. The staff is professional, bi-lingual and super friendly.

It is not a question of IF we come back, but WHEN

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Liked best: The secluded feel of a get-away with a resort-like experience
Liked least: The week was too short!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Mary D
Boise, Idaho
1 review
“Perfect spring break getaway!”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in March 2014

We loved our spring break getaway to Villa Tranquila. The Villa is just as beautiful as the pictures depict! Perfect weather in the high 90’s without a drop of rain! We loved the beautiful spacious guest rooms and property. The kitchen and eating area was wonderful to accommodate all 22 of us with wonderful spacious fridges and freezers. We loved having our own private pool and evenings out on the deck. Our favorite beach in all of Costa Rica was just three minutes away at Playa Langosta. Perfect waves for surfing, breath taking sunsets and our favorite place to swim and play on the beach. We loved the beach club on the resort and enjoyed ordering delicious nachos and pina coladas by the pool in the daytime and evening dinners of fish tacos and seafood at night. The Villa Tranquila staff were amazing at answering all our questions before arrival, arranging transportation, private chefs and helping us plan our day excursions snorkeling, deep sea fishing and our favorite day of zip lining, horseback ricing and water sliding fun!! We loved the proximity to Tamarindo for fun days at the beach and good restaurants at night. It was an amazing vacation! We loved having our own private home with a resort feel and would highly recommend it!

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Liked best: The beautiful pool and property and location to amazing beaches.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Denise L
Howell, New Jersey
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“The Perfect Place for our Wedding!”
Reviewed 17 February 2015 for a stay in January 2014

I reserved Villa Tranquila as a place to hold my wedding reception, and for mine and my husband’s immediate family to stay for the three days surrounding our wedding. Not having seen the Villa in person, I was anxious about whether it would be what I expected. Upon arrival, my worries completely melted away. The photos we saw on the website were beautiful, but didn’t nearly do the Villa justice. I couldn’t hide my ear to ear smile when we arrived and toured the home for the first time. It offered everything we could have wanted for our guests- eight equally enormous suites each with a sitting room, patio or balcony, and private bathroom. In addition the Villa has two large living areas, a gourmet kitchen, and a stunning yard with a private pool surrounded by swaying palm trees. It was great for our entire family to be able to spend time together in the common areas, and also have their privacy when needed. The yard provided the perfect backdrop for a wedding reception, and being in such close proximity to the beach made getting to and from our ceremony a breeze.

Not only was the Villa incredibly spacious and beautiful, but the location within Hacienda Pinilla was so convenient. There are free shuttle services on demand to anywhere within the entire Hacienda Pinilla property, including the restaurants, beaches, and other resort facilities. That made it very convenient for meeting up with our other wedding guests who were not staying at the Villa, but were at one of the hotels within Hacienda Pinilla.

The Villa far exceeded any expectations I had, and was the key to how perfect we felt our wedding turned out. Villa Tranquila will always hold a special place in my heart, and I look forward to returning in the future.

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Liked best: How spacious it was, and the privacy it provided for everyone staying there. I also loved the incredible natural beauty of the landscaping!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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