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guanacaste
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2011

Great combination of an ocean view home just a few minutes away from a pristine beach on beautiful Guanacaste. The beach is called "Playa Rajada". Guanacaste is one of the nicest provinces of Costa Rica located on the north pacific. Guanacaste is known for traditions, nice beach areas, active volcanoes, and hot springs. Guanacaste has its own international airport 90... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2011

Recreo is a unique resort that offers travelers the opportunity to get away from city life. My husband and I received a discounted rate – if we had paid full price we would have been a little disappointed. This is why: The four suites are very small. Second, the main house had no air conditioning. If you’re staying in the... More 

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recreo, Manager at Recreo, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your review and are happy that you enjoyed your stay. At the same time, we are thankful for the feedback that you have provided here. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the size of your accommodations. We try to manage expectations of all of our guests and based on your comments, it... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 December 2010

I went to Recreo by myself in order to get away from the city for the week and relax...I couldn't have chosen a better place. The setting was beautiful and the staff was amazing. Riccardo made sure I had everything I needed, and Haidy made sure I was well fed. I spent most of my time at the beach, which... More 

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Dillsburg
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Reviewed 17 November 2010

What a wonderful week at Recreo. We can not say enough about the resort and their service. Calichi is a wonderful chef and person. All our concierge, Shane, Riccardo and Nick catered to all our needs. The Nicaragua tour with Norman and his father was fabulous. They were very knowledgable and we felt safe during our tour. Most of the... More 

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Dallas
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

Perfect for couple or even large parties! The place we were in had 5 rooms so lots of people could fit. Are private chef was amazing! Great service all around! The secluded beach was breath taking! Very quiet there lots to do though if you just want to stay around the resort. If you don't like bumpy roads then don't... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

- Went with a group of 10 friends from New York City; ages 25-31 for 5 days / 4 night in July - Amazing getaway, perfect for people that live busy, hectic lives and are looking for something TOTALLY different from the normal getaway - BEST part: when I realized I was in a Jungle! Incredible to think I played... More 

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Houston
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

I'm glad we allowed the Resort to arrange our local transportation. The Recreo Resort has a non-descript entrance near the end of a long dirt road (10 miles). After traveling through very rural Costa Rica for 45 minutes you are rewarded with a resort that you can't believe exists so far from civilization. My second reward came from my wife... More 

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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

Just returned from our two week Costa Rican honeymoon, one week of which we spent at Recreo. The value of this resort is off the charts. Great houses, amazing beach and all around great hospitality. The resort is absolutely spectacular. We stayed in house #7 during our visit, which in my opinion is the best on the property. Great views... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 July 2010

We had our wedding at Recreo Costa Rica July 3, 2010. We stayed with 33 guests at this magnificent resort from June 30th to July 10th, 2010! It was the most unbelievable, unforgettable, picture-perfect wedding and stay that we could have hoped for! Once we got there, everything far exceeded our highest of expectations! We are still getting acclimated back... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Costa Rica and staying at Recreo. After doing much research, I opted for Recreo as it offered the remoteness of private villa, along with all of the amenities of a five star resort. It very much exceeded all expectations that I may have had. The staff was extremely helpful and was always... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recreo Resort, a 63-acre mountain and beach estate near Playa Rajada is just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Liberia airport. Choose from one of our private villas, all with private pools and ocean views. During the holidays,included in the price of the All-Inclusive package are airport transfers, a villa cook and housekeeper, all meals and beverages, concierge and all onsite activities including kayaking, tennis, mountain biking, hiking, snorkeling and a range of beach activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Recreo

Address: 800 West Playa Rajada, 51000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste
Price Range: ₹ 25,785 - ₹ 1,76,732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Recreo 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Villa 7 is a 4 bedroom with amazing view. The higher on the mountain, the better the view.”
 of 5 bubbles Zipotesx5, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Call and discuss the pros and cons of the various homes w/ someone from Recreo before you select one. That way you make sure you get one that works best for you. They're all different.”
 of 5 bubbles Bilgewax, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All of the villas are amazing.. just depends on how many people that are traveling in the group to see which villa would work best.”
 of 5 bubbles 582lilyh, 11 Dec 2014 | Read review
“We have stayed in two villas and they were both wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles 760MandyC, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The higher the house is on the hill, the better the view and the new and nicer they seem to be.”
 of 5 bubbles Bilgewax, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
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