My husband and I spent five nights at Playa Cielo in December 2011, and it's taken me this long to write a review because doing so forces me to acknowledge we are no longer in paradise. This was our first extended trip away from our young kids, and we couldn't have picked a better place to relax, recover (from five years of childrearing), and rediscover romance. Santa Teresa and the surrounding area is idyllic - natural, unpretentious, remote yet vibrant and accessible, and ruggedly gorgeous. Not to mention it offers food that will ruin all other food forever (trust Ettie and Adele's recommendations). Even though Santa Teresa is paradise in its own right, Playa Cielo still manages to be a heavenly oasis within it--intimate and sprawling, private and festive, lush and modern. Walking distance to everything but still a world away. The villas are gorgeous - full of elegance and good taste, but also simple and bright. Owners Adele and Sol and host Ettie take care of every detail of the property and your experience there with talent, efficiency, and heart, and made us feel we were visiting old friends. We miss them! The beachside restaurant opened the week we were there and in a word, fabulous. Even with so many great eateries in town we chose to stay close to home for several dinners for both the awesome food and atmosphere. If you're struggling to decide between places in the Santa Teresa area (or Costa Rica for that matter), just stop and book at Playa Cielo already!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning, luxurious private villas, each with an open sky shower, a kitchenette and outdoor sitting area, tucked in a lush tropic garden. Outdoor, beachfront chemical-free swimming pool with lounge chairs and hammocks on the beach, for the utmost relaxing atmosphere and the best sunset view. Restaurant onsite. Centrally located to supermarkets and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Cielo Hotel Santa Teresa