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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week in February 2016 with a party of 7. We rented the Villa Perezosa and it was perfect. We loved cooking meals on the simple yet beautiful porch kitchen. The villa was well-kept and the A/C was essential after being in the heat and humidity. Marshall and Angela were perfect hosts.They set up dinners and gave great... More 

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Dunsborough, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Awesome Place to chill after surfing the many breaks in the area. Location, food and hospitality was amazing! Rooms were comfortable and well equiped with all your needs. The pool was just an added bonus... Thanks Angela and Marshall.

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and rating. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again! Angela More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nestled where the jungle meets the sea. La Ponderosa is what Costa Rica is to me. Peacefully situated about a mile outside of town, Angela and Marshall are excellent hosts and provide you with a slice of paradise! Stepping out of your room you're immediately immersed in lush jungle where you'll see macaws, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds, varieties of other birds... More 

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a review. The wildlife, next to the stellar surf, is is definitely one of the best parts of Pavones. I'm glad that you enjoyed both the jungle trails and the beach. I'm pleased to hear that you've enjoyed FIVE stays and still can't wait to get back. Our goal is always that guests depart ready to return.... More 

San Diego
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

La Ponderosa is truly a magical place to stay. Angela is the best host and she will help you with anything you need. She got us a great deal on our car rental for example. The location is great if you want to surf Pavones point everyday. My friend and I stayed for about a week. The food was fantastic,... More 

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We try our best to be available for guests before and during their stay to assist with arrangements or requests. I am happy to know the car rental worked out for you. Thanks for your recommendation and your comments about the location, rooms and food. We hope to see you... More 

Pismo Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Surfed every day, walked in the jungle, long walks on the beach. Could go from jungle to great air conditioned room or hang out at the pool. I have a bad back and was worried about having a comfortable bed but the bed was great. I got the meal package and the food was healthy and good. I was very... More 

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is our wish that every guest leaves wanting to return. We are happy to hear that the bed was comfortable and that you enjoyed the meals. I hope that you can visit again to enjoy more surfing, beach walks, jungle hikes and some lounging by the pool too. Angela More 

Jupiter
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The property is gorgeous, super natural surroundings and well maintained. We love sipping on coffee on our porch and watching all the birds and butterflies wondering around the plants. The rooms are charming, with so super comfy mattresses and linens, everything is very clean. The staff is so attentive and sweet. The owners are Amazing hosts! Super informative and always... More 

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm sure it will help future guests. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the property's gardens and the wildlife that visits them. It is one of the best parts of La Ponderosa! Guest comfort and experience is very important to us at La Ponderosa. We are lucky to have staff with such pride and... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Beautiful property,and we could walk to the beach. It was my first trip to Costa Rica a few months ago....what a trip! The food was amazing and the people were do friendly! We saw all kinds of wildlife and enjoyed walking through the town to explore. Highly recommended! We are already talking about booking another trip!

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your first trip to Costa Rica and Pavones. This is a great place to see all kinds of wildlife. We are thrilled to know that you are thinking about booking another stay at La Ponderosa. Hope to see you soon! Thank you for your recommendation. More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Great trip with friends for surfing and touring. Rooms are air conditioned, wifi, hot water, steps to the beach, grounds are well kept and food is good. They had coffee ready for 0500 surf sessions and breakfast upon return. 5 minute walk to a great Italian cafe, La Pina.

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and high rating. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the grounds and the food at La Ponderosa. Yes, we are so lucky to have our Italian neighbor and all her tasty offerings close by. Glad you had a chance to experience her restaurant too. Hope to see you all and maybe some others next... More 

Neily, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We stay for a second time and they have improved the cabins. Cabins are full equiped and clean. Beautiful surroundings, the quiet place invites you to relax and enjoy. Owners speaking Spanish is a plus, because it means they are open to local tourism. 100% Recommended!

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pavones, Owner at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation, which will help inform future visitors to this pristine part of Costa Rica. We are glad you enjoyed the cabina improvements. Every year we make efforts to, in some way, improve La Ponderosa. We are fortunate to receive guests from within Costa Rica as well as international guests from all around the world.... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

La Ponderosa is the perfect blend of nature, beauty and quality rooms. We had the pleasure of staying in two different rooms during our week long stay and both were spacious, quiet, extremely clean, and beautifully nestled in the forest. I enjoyed the beautiful clean pool several times each day after surfing and relaxed to the soothing sound of waves... More 

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pavones, Manager at La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm pleased that you were impressed with La Pondersoa. We do put a lot of thought and time into creating and maintaining the property, it is wonderful to hear that it shows. It is great that you had time to enjoy the trails and other amenities. I'm glad the monkeys cooperated too! We hope to see... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort offers beach front accommodations in the pristine Southern Pacific side of Costa Rica. A great place to see wildlife with 14 acres of gardens and jungle with trails to waterfall and ocean view tiki hut. Pure relaxation: with option of all-inclusive meal package or a la carte meals at on-site private restaurant, massage, swimming pool, game room or yoga. Adventure: world class surfing one of the longest waves in the world, horseback riding, jungle tours or great fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort

Address: Pavones Beachfront, one mile south of river | PO Box 81-8250, Ciudad Neily, Pavones, Costa Rica (Formerly Cabinas La Ponderosa)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Pavones
Price Range: RM268 - RM558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Cabinas La Ponderosa Hotel Pavones
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