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Casa Buenavista - Adults only

350 Metros De La Playa, Playa Carrillo 51101 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 7 in Playa Carrillo
Travellers' Choice
Adults only - We attach great importance to a quiet, relaxed atmosphere and look forward to all guests over the age of 16 years. Casa Buenavista is located in Carrillo. only 300 meters from the beach. It offers 8 comfortable Superior rooms with beautiful views of the mountains right by the hotel's pool. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water, cable TV, WiFi, A / C, ceiling fan, refrigerator and a private terrace. Breakfast is served at the Rancho. You can enjoy coffee, tea, fruit, homemade bread and jam, cake, and every day a little treat. Restaurants can be found within a 5-minute walk and Liberia Airport is 2 hours away by car. Juan Santamaria International Airport in neighboring Alajuela is a 4-hour drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Taxi service
Adults only
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Water sport equipment rentals
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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Casey wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions
We had a lovely stay at Vincent’s hotel to enjoy our time at the pacific beach. It is close to Samara. Very convenient and safe location. The place is well cared for. There is secure parking. The host is communicative and responds well to guests. I highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
lindaatsch wrote a review May 2022
Zug, Switzerland187 contributions52 helpful votes
We liked everything about the Casa Buenavista. It is exactly as described. Very peaceful, comfortable, spotlessly clean and very nice attention to detail throughout. Comfortable beds, pillows and bed linen. The owner, Vincent was very helpful and friendly. A few restaurants and beach within walking distance. Other attractions drivable, although often via challenging roads. If you are looking for a quiet haven in this area I can highly recommend Casa Buenavista.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Beautiful, spacious room with ‘tropical’ shower room
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Tavette wrote a review Mar 2022
Compass Cay23 contributions6 helpful votes
Wow, what a wonderful place! This is a beautiful fairly new B&B;!the rooms are modern, spacious and very clean. The breakfast menu changes daily, but always includes seasonal fruit. Milli is super friendly and helpful as is Vincent. They offer many affordable tours and also can arrange for massages with a wonderful physical therapist . We will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: - Parking in property - two lovely pools - walking distance to restaurants and beach - adults...
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David wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York6 contributions3 helpful votes
Casa Buena Vista is a very well run hotel with finishings to a high standard and wonderful breakfasts . The owners are hands on snd it shows. Terrific location and 2 swimming pools . The rooms are very well designed with all the amenities and very comfortable beds . Located about 200 meters from what I consider to be the best unspoiled beach in Costa Rica. It is the perfect small hotel for relaxation and exploration. Can’t wait to return
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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AdventureInn wrote a review May 2021
Between San Jose and airport84 contributions7 helpful votes
When I have the time, I like to enjoy a couple of nights at Casa Buenavista, two pools, super breakfast, extremely clean, close to the beach, nice walks, just a complete getaway, no kids, I'll be back. Thanks Vincent!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Avoid weekends if possible
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Andy C wrote a review May 2021
Whitefish, Montana33 contributions13 helpful votes
I have been traveling in Costa Rica and this is one of the best hotel/B&B's I have even stayed at. The rooms are basically new with great design and are super clean, the grounds and pools are amazing, and the location is perfect for a quick sunset stroll on Playa Carillo, or short day trips to some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Costa Rica. The view from the balconies of the jungle canopy and grazing horses is pretty relaxing. The breakfasts are healthy and delicious, and Jan the manager is incredibly friendly and accommodating. I'm already picking out which room to try for our next stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: the are all good, but the upper balconies has wonder views of the horse pasture and tropical forest
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Erica C. wrote a review Apr 2021
Phoenix, Arizona21 contributions4 helpful votes
This place was so perfect! Very friendly owners who gave local tips and were kind enough to shuttle us into Samara! The rooms were great and the pool was very nice! Minutes away from the gorgeous Carillo Beach!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
AdventureInn wrote a review Feb 2021
Between San Jose and airport84 contributions7 helpful votes
Each time I am in the area I like to stay at the Casa Buena Vista, great service, nice pool, close to an amazing protected beach, super laid back, wonderful breakfast, clean, great views, why stay anywhere else?
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Date of stay: January 2021
carmen19t wrote a review Oct 2020
Costa Rica24 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything about this place is simply wonderful! 😍 The serenity and tranquility, our wonderful room and the view, the delicious breakfast, the pool setup, and the friendly, amazing owners 😊 They have provided us valuable information about the surrounding area, activities, beaches and places to eat nearby. We felt like spending our second honeymoon here, thank you so much Vincent, Sabine and the family 🤗 We will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Gary Proctor wrote a review Mar 2020
Douglas, United Kingdom270 contributions69 helpful votes
This place is about 100m from the Playa Carrillo beach which itself is a nice beach to hang out. Our room at Buenavista was a nice clean fair sized room by the pool. The place is ran by a very friendly German family. Breakfast is good too. Right now the 'town' of Playa Carrillo is just a few small guest houses on a little dusty road off from the beach front, but I think it might grow in the future as an alternative to the bustling Samara nearby, but this was exactly what we wanted, somewhere nice and quiet with not many people, close to the Playa Carrillo beach and just a few minuted drive to Samara. Not everyone thinks the same but we preferred Carrillo to Samara. The beach itself is different in that there are NO restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. like Samara, just a nice, clean quiet palm tree fringed beach with the odd scarlet macaw in the trees. Great sunsets down on the beach too. Highly recommend this place if you want clean, friendly and quiet.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
$98 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Carrillo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Buenavista - Adults only
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Buenavista - Adults only?
Nearby attractions include Playa Carrillo (1.6 km), Samara Beach (5.2 km), and dondeJavitours (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Buenavista - Adults only?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Buenavista - Adults only?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Buenavista - Adults only?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Buenavista - Adults only?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Buenavista - Adults only?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweeties By Celia, Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant, and Bohemia Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Buenavista - Adults only?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Casa Buenavista - Adults only located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Playa Carrillo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Buenavista - Adults only?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Is Casa Buenavista - Adults only accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.