Vista Bahía Beach Resort - Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica

Three-, Four-, Five-, or Seven-Night Stay with Resort Credit at Vista Bahia Beach Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Condo-Style Living in One of the World’s Most Ecologically Diverse Locations

Volcanoes, beaches, cloud forests, and the sea overflow with a variety of flora and fauna in Costa Rica, which covers only 0.3% of the planet’s surface but is filled with more than 5% of all life forms on earth. You can experience this ecological diversity without ever leaving the Vista Bahia Beach Resort. Hike around the property to visit a hilltop where a troop of howler monkeys sleeps or to see tide pools where sea slugs and fish get trapped in volcanic rock at low tide. In rentable kayaks, you can tote snorkeling gear to the secluded Blanca beach, where divers recently spotted several whales.

The resort, which sits on a small volcanic peninsula, is surrounded by trails equipped with bridges and viewing platforms for navigating the land and spying brightly colored tropical birds, Brazilian aardvarks, and monkeys. The wildlife is most active in the early morning and just before sunset, but all day long, hikers can gaze upon the three volcanoes in the distance and the surrounding dry tropical forest.

When you’re not exploring the trails, there’s plenty to do at the resort. An onsite restaurant serves local and American cuisine in an open-air environment, and at the bar, you can cool off with a smoothie or a beer. You can also unwind at the pool or take a trail down to the tranquil waters of Playitas beach. For great snorkeling, grab a kayak and paddle out to Playa Blanca and Playa Jicaro; if you’re feeling tired, there’s a water-taxi service that can drop you off and pick you up at snorkeling sites.

Each of Vista Bahia Beach Resort’s condo-style rooms features a full kitchen, dining area, and separate bedroom.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Forested Mountains and Legendary Surfing Beaches

The province of Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica takes its name from the guanacaste tree, an umbrella-shaped species also known, less flatteringly, as the earpod tree. These trees blanket the slopes of the Guanacaste and Tilaran Mountains, sheltering the coastline from rainstorms and keeping the beaches fairly warm and dry even during the rainy season (from May to mid-November).

Stick to the shore of bustling Playas del Coco and you'll find plenty of waterfront activities as well as a lively nightlife scene. But it's worth heading farther afield to take in some of the province's national parks. Starting in October, Marino las Baulas National Park serves as a major nesting ground for leatherback turtles. And in the north, Santa Rosa National Park is known for its legendary surf breaks, including one made famous by the documentary The Endless Summer II.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a junior suite with a $100 resort credit

  • Option 1: $319 for three nights (up to a $535 value)
  • Option 2: $405 for four nights (up to a $680 value)
  • Option 3: $525 for five nights (up to an $825 value)
  • Option 4: $699 for seven nights (up to a $1,115 value)

Book by: 3/15/13
Travel by: 5/31/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Kayaks and snorkeling gear available onsite
  • Boat tours launch from resort's beach
  • Private beaches
  • Hiking trails
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Tours and excursions (extra fee)
  • Open-air restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/15/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/31/13
  • Not valid 3/24-3/31
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 1/2 Groupon price; 30-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 13% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Junior Suite

  • One queen bed and one pullout sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 7 or older; guests 6 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 12 miles (19 km) from Liberia International Airport (LIR)
  • By cab: about $35 USD from LIR
  • By car: about 20 miles (32 km) west of Liberia

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the United States.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful location, great staff, very relaxed
Donna A. · May 2, 2013
The service and the food were excellent. The setting tranquil, beautiful, right in the middle of a natural habitat where you can spot monkeys, birds and lizards. The beach Playita was very nice, secluded, great for swimming and relaxing by the sea.
Leah · February 13, 2014
Everything was cool except that our wifi didn't work in our room during our entire stay.
Raschelle M. · August 31, 2013
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