Villas Hermosas

Posted by on September 30, 2012

Villas Hermosas in Santa Teresa

Location : San Martin de Cobano, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Rates : $ 195 to $ 495 per night

Accommodation : 4 villas

Amenities : Kitchenette, Room service, breakfast inclusive, spa, parking, pool, bar, restaurant, WiFi

Contact: 

Tel. : (+506) 2640 0630

Website : www.villashermosas.com

If you are searching for a convenient beach-front accommodation in Santa Teresa, Villas Hermosas is one of such options for you. It is located steps away from the beautiful beach of Costa Rica.  Villas Hermosas will meet your requirements,whether you are looking for a large villa for your family or intimate couple suits.

The hotel was recently awarded TripAdvisor 2011 Traveler’s choice Awards.You can look forward to clean, well-equipped and comfortable accommodation in Villas Hermosas. Travelers have access to plenty of activities here in the lap of nature. The cream colored villas of this hotel are enveloped with green vines which blend the buildings with the surrounding jungles.Villas Hermosas extends across four acres of well-manicured jungle with a beach-front backyard. It has three villas fully equipped with kitchens, 2 large bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a sea view honeymoon suit. The pool side family villas have plenty of space for the entire family or a group of two couples. It comprises of two large bedrooms, with one master bedroom equipped with a queen bed and second bedroom with  twin beds or one king bed. These spacious villas have a kitchen( fully-equipped), dining area, living room and two bathrooms. The hotel has unconventional honeymoon suits located right on the beach area.

You can also swim in the cascade fed pool or sit in thatched-roof rancho. The  relaxing decor  rooftop domes and porches with hammocks are the prominent features of the villas.  You will also experience personal touch in the hospitality such as chocolate chip cookies  and beautifully folded bath towels while checking-in.

Delicious gourmet breakfast is served every morning in Rancho between 8:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. You can enjoy gallo pinto, eggs, fresh orange juice, tropical fruits and delicious local coffee as well as a special item every day. ‘Gallo pinto’ is a traditional dish of Costa Rica prepared with rice and beans.You can also hire a chef to prepare your meals privately in your villa or in rancho. There are many chefs available in the area who can cook food according to your preferences.

Activities 

Surfing : 

Surfers of all levels can do so much in Santa Teresa. There are beach-front rentals available on Playa Hermosa which is few minutes walk away from the hotel.  Two hour lessons are given by experts to travelers who are new to surfing. The average cost of these classes is $40 for two hours which includes board rental as well.

Zip-line tours :

Montezuma waterfall canopy tour gives the opportunity to view Costa Rican forests from top and visit famous waterfalls in nearby areas.  There are also swimming pools carved out of cascading waters where you can travelers enjoy swimming.Canopy Tour del Pacifico, located between Malpais and Cabo Blanc Nature reserve gives you an amazing experience to view the blue ocean from treetops. The average rate of the tours is $ 40 for two hours which does not include transportation charges to Montezuma. You can hire a vehicle by paying $30 per person( each way,up to 5 persons)

You can also opt for super zip-line tours, where you can soar through the forests of Montezuma flying at a height of more than 70 meters.  Average prices are $25 which does not include transportation to Montezuma. Be ready to spend $30(each way up to 5 persons) if do not have your own vehicle.

Horseback riding 

Horseback riding tours take you from the white sands of Santa Teresa to scenic view of the Costa Rican countryside. It is best to be here during sunsets. Rates depend on the route and length of the tours such as for 2 hours $35, 3 hours $45, half day $ 55 per person. You can also choose full day adventure tour to Montezuma or Manzanillo at $ 95 per person which includes lunch.

ATV Tours 

If you love adventure and are open to exploring the area, you can hire quad rentals. Rental are available for full day, half day, multi-day and weekly. Prices for full day are approximately $ 70 and $40 for half day. You can contact your hotel for weekly and multi-day quad rentals.

Scuba diving 

Isla Tortuga is a famous destination for scuba divers here. Swim among white tip sharks, yellow tails, turtles, stingrays, sea horses, angel fish, starfish, many other species of eels and explore the beautiful rock formations. The average price is $150 for one dive and $ 180 for 2 dives. This is inclusive of the professional gear, round trip transportation from Montezuma to diving area, lunch and drink.

Fishing tours 

Santa Teresa waters are full of delicious fishes. The fishing guides give you full opportunity to catch your own dinner. You can bring back your catches to Villas Hermosas and have extensive meal at the poolside barbecue at the hotel. There are two types of fishing tours which are organised for guests at Villas Hermosas -Inshore Panga fishing tour( minimum 3 hours for 3 people maximum   and Offshore (Sail fish & merlin, minimum 5 hours for maximum 4 people ). The average rates for Inshore Panga fishing are $ 50 per hour and $100 per hour( includes lunch and drinks)  for offshore.

Photography and Birdwatching tours

This part of Nicoya Peninsula is amazing and unexplored . Photography tours  give you a chance to capture the panoramic Costa Rican beauty and reminisce the memories of this place . One of the famous destinations for bird-watching and photography is Curu National Wildlife Refuge. It has some diverse and interesting trails which are easy to hike. There are various kinds of birds, white faced monkeys, howler, deer, iguanas. Don’t be surprised to find creepy yet colorful crabs all along  the trails. You can take a full day tour from your hotel at $ 135 per person ( minimum 2 people). It includes entrance fee, lunch, drinks and some interesting photography instructions. Rain-forest Stream and Beaches tour is a half day tour which begins at the southernmost part of Nicoya Peninsula. You can photograph your adventure from the challenging back-road terrains of one part of the peninsula to the beautiful sunset at Playa Los Suecos. It is one of the glorious beaches in Malpais.

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