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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice place and good value for money.
Run by very nice American couple!
Mike took us surfing and gave local tips for the spot and Michelle is giving yoga classes
Good healthy food available at the restaurant as well
To be recommended


Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Remi L
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Shogs1, Owner at La Buena Vida, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thank you Remi for this great review!!! We are currently offering special "green season" rates, if you have an opportunity to visit us again soon, or know anyone coming to Santa Catalina, please recommend La Buena Vida. We've been working on some innovative new lunch specials as well.

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

LBV was located just a block from the center of town one can walk to everything (Beach, Surf area and Snorkeling and Scuba trip area. The owners Mike and Michelle were wonderful hosts and are willing to share there knowledge on the area. Breakfast/lunch is awesome and can be offered in a package deal. Breakfast/Lunch and menu has many tasty offerings from 6AM-2PM
They even offer awesome YOGA studio with usually two classes daily

Room Tip: Rooms are all different themes and offer different options from basic to kitchenette style
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Thank John S
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Shogs1, Owner at La Buena Vida, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thanks John! Yes, check out our Yoga, Surf, & even COIBA packages on the website for next time. Hope to have you and your family here again some time soon.

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Reviewed 19 February 2016

The owners, Mike and Michelle are very helpful,nice people, and have created a small oasis. Just a short walk to the center of the town are--great jumping off area for boat, diving, snorkeling, and surfing excursions.
Food and service in general was great!

Stayed: February 2016, travelled on business
Thank lyleb2013
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Shogs1, Owner at La Buena Vida, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thanks so much Lyle!
We look forward to having you and your wife here again sometime soon. Remember we offer discounts to repeat visitors!!! Take Care.

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

The hotel is centrally located so you can walk anywhere in town, even to the beach. We were able to get breakfast from their restaurant before heading out for snorkeling for the day.

The owners, Michelle and Mike, are very friendly and helpful. They are the artists that built this little slice of heaven. Each room is a different theme and carefully decorated. Outside shower is peaceful and private yet efficient and unique.

No TVs but there is WIFI. No Pool but the shower is Awesome. Great food right out the door for Breakfast and Lunch. Order to go also. Great gift shop full of local artists wares and other items you may need.

Michelle offers yoga and massages. She demonstrated the Yoga in Spanish and English so we all understood and maybe learned a little!!

Thanks Michelle and Mike

Room Tip: We loved the Mariposa (butterfly) room
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lisa S
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Shogs1, Owner at La Buena Vida, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

You are welcome Lisa.... anytime :). Thanks so much for the great review. Could be the first mention of my "Spanglish" yoga classes. Take care and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 9 January 2016

Such a great place. The owners take such pride in everything about this place. The villa we stayed in was perfect. Hammocks on the front porch, comfy beds, ac, small little fridge on our balcony and no TV...perfect to unwind. The breakfast was fantastic, complete with fresh juices and smoothies. We also ordered a few of the home made granola bars for the road - delcious! Walk to he beach or convenient store. Will hopeuflly return soon!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Shogs1, Owner at La Buena Vida, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thanks so much! Our hope is that our guests will truly disconnect, enjoy the natural surroundings and exotic flavors the hotel and restaurant has to offer. Sounds like you did just that. Hope to see you again in the future!
-Michelle

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