Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Vista de Olas
“Vista de Olas” means “view of the waves” in Spanish, and you can get just that from this hilltop resort. All six of its freestanding villas have private terraces overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant has similarly striking views from its open-air patio, particularly at sunset.
- Adventure package: Each getaway includes daily breakfast, one dinner, welcome happy hour, a bottle of wine, and an ATV tour to Montezuma Falls and choice of a horseback riding tour, surf lesson, or zip-lining for two, with transportation.
- Surf & Adventure package: Choose this getaway to also receive yoga classes, Isla Cabo Blanco snorkeling, ziplining, massage, and private surf lessons with unlimited access to surf equipment.
- Room only package: includes stay in a deluxe villa with complimentary breakfast
- Dine by candlelight: The resort houses two restaurants: an American-style restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner featuring seafood, steaks and wines, and a Japanese restaurant for Dinner featuring Sushi, Hand Rolls, Shrimp Tempura and more.
- In-room amenities: feature king-sized bed, mini-refrigerator, sofa, coffee maker, private terrace, and air conditioning.
- Relax in the privacy of your villa with spa services such as deep-tissue massages, hydrating facials, and vitamin C scrubs.
Mal Pais, Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Consistently Good Surf Spots Along the Pacific Coast
Surfing is king in the beach town of Mal Pais. Located along the Pacific coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula, the town gets consistently good waves sometimes reaching 20 feet or more in height. Playa Carmen is one of the most popular surf spots, thanks to a steady supply of rideable waves and beachfront amenities that include a pizza joint and bar. A few miles north in the village of Santa Teresa, Suck Rock boasts larger and more challenging waves. Beginners can get in on the fun with private surfing or standup paddleboarding lessons.
You’ll find less crowded beaches inside the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, along with a wealth of native wildlife that can be spotted along two hiking trails. Be on the lookout for brown pelicans, howler and capuchin monkeys, and raccoon-like coati. From here it’s about an hour’s drive to the scenic waterfalls of Montezuma, which can be reached via a moderately easy hike.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Tambor Airport (TMU) is 16 miles from the property. A shuttle service can be arranged for an additional fee by contacting the property directly.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another voucher? The deal covers a stay for two guests. The maximum occupancy of the deluxe villa is two.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your voucher or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not included with this deal.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here.