Villas hermosas is nestled in an edenic parcel of land on Playa Hermosa(one of the most visually stunning beaches I have been to.) The grounds are open and inviting but the impeccably maintained garden wraps its arms around you also. Tall Jacaranda trees shoot into the starry night, while travelers palms and guanacaste trees hold howlers monkeys and green lizards in the surrounding the relaxing pool. There are only 4 villas so you feel as though you have rented a private villa. Kojis sushi is 50 meters away(unreal.) Pranamar is 100 meters down the beach if you want a romantic stroll down the beach among millions of crabs at night.
Tara and Brad have a unique gift. They make you feel as though they actually love having you there- almost like you are at their house and they have thrown a weekend soiree where people are free to come and go to do their thing but if you need anything they are there. The uniqueness is that you find yourself delighted to run into them at sunset, almost hoping they will be around to spin an interesting funny story. Another thing I want to say is that my wife and I helped their neighbor take an injured howler monkey to the vet and the next day we found a bottle of wine and a thank you card in our villa- It is that touch that brings someone back.
I can't give 5 stars simply because the interior of the villas-though perfectly appointed for all your needs- I thought would be as visually stimulating and interesting as the outside of the villas. The brick dome and lighting are stellar but the surf photos on the walls don't mesh- small thing..... not a biggy at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The distinctive beachfront hotel, Villas Hermosas, is located in Playa Hermosa of Mal Pais on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. Please come and share with them their playful surf, thriving jungle, empty beaches, tropical gardens, and inviting swimming pool, while enjoying all the comforts of home! With only four villas, they offer a uniquely intimate experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villas Hermosas Hotel Santa Teresa
- Hermosas Hotel Santa Teresa