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Sykesville, Maryland
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Seriously, forget that the property is gorgeous, the view is beautiful and the lodging is in great shape - I'd go back just for the company of Gale and Marina. The best hosts I've had Ever! I've been to Nosara 5 times over the last 6 years and this is my new favorite place to stay. It's a little out...

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mlng001
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We arrived in Nosara without any hotel reservations. Stopped at a few hotels which were recommended. Either they were booked or very expensive. We stumbled onto this location. What luck. Great location, good price. The owner was great. Very clean, we had great views. This place has the basics; no T.V., did have wi-fi. It was perfect. We were there...

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Charleston, SC
Reviewed 8 July 2012

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights at Vista Del Mar in the winter of 2012. The host, Gale, could not have been nicer and more accomodating. He moved from the states a number of years back and built the hotel on the peak of one of the larger hills in the area. The view is spectacular. The flowers,...

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Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 21 December 2011

We originally booked a room at Vista Del Mar for two day but ended up staying a third because we loved it so much! This is a unique place to stay. It's not a "hotel" in the true sense of the word. It's intimate and pure, built by the owner many years ago. Surrounded by rain forest with amazing, second...

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San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 19 December 2011

I laughed at the "poor" reviews- complaining about no TV? who needs TV when you've got howler monkeys, iguanas, pixotes & countless birds in the trees overlooking a nature preserve framing a breath taking view of the pacific ocean? no toilet paper in the toilets? IT'S COSTA RICA- that's how it is everywhere EXCEPT the resorts that are so generic...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 April 2011

Gale and Marina are extremely gracious hosts.In addition, they are fun, intelligent and great caretakers on the hotel environment. For years, Gale has been planting flowers and trees all around the lodge. The flora and fauna are now spectacular. Also, from one side of the lodge you have a view of the mountains and from the other side you are...

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Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 April 2011

Gale and Marina greet you like family and make you feel like a friend right away. By far and away this is the best lodge on a budget. The natural extras included such as surrounding gardens, wildlife and ocean view are not reflected in the very reasonable prices. This is also the only lodge/hotel I could find that has a...

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Escazu
Reviewed 10 April 2011

It is always such a pleasure to fall into Nosara and instantly become part of Gale's and Marina's family at Lodge Vista Del Mar. The hotel is simple and frankly, is not luxurious as it is also the best deal in Nosara. But it is above the dust and the heat with beautiful view, a wonderful clean lap-pool and hearty,...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 9 April 2011

This hotel has one of the most amazing views I have ever seen in my life. Not a day goes by that the beauty doesn't offer a nice case of vertigo if you contemplate it enough, in a good way though. The rooms are the best rate in the quaint surf town. The staff has all the information and insight...

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Salt Lake City
Reviewed 9 April 2011

I’ve traveled all over the world and I’ve stayed in everything from a 5 Star resort to a tent. Lodge Vista Del Mar, is that perfect combination. Small, cozy, very private, along with any accommodation you could desire. The natural beauty of the gardens, radiate an explosion of vivid color that can only truly be enjoyed by being there. Whats...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All Ocean View accommodations. Rooms, Apartments, House. Short and long term rentals. 25 yard lap pool. Massage. Secluded, yet 5 to 8 minuets by car to all beaches, and services. Nosara is a destination for surfing, Beaches, Wild life, birding, Turtle nesting, Fishing, Canopy Zip line, River boat tours, Horses, and much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lodge Vista Del Mar

Address: Apdo. 139-5233, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range: ₹ 2,437 - ₹ 6,091 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“This lodge is not exactly a hotel. Our room was on the second floor, faced the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles mlng001, 15 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Go for the 2 bedroom unless you are on a strict budget and don't plan to stay any time in your room.”
 of 5 bubbles blakeb1122, 8 Jul 2012 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles mrescazu, 10 Apr 2011 | Read review
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