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Reviewed 19 February 2016

The beach and pool are great here but this is not Costa Rica.If you are looking for a peaceful, calm surrounded by wildflie vacation your are looking at the wrong place. I did not come here to hear ATV, motorcylces and traffic everytime I went to our cabin. The set-up has great potential but the room locations right by the... More 

1 Thank rdparis
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Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Stinky, disquisting, loud for 80 dollars....we were travelling 3 weeks in costo rica this place was absolutely madness!!! Pool smells like chlor fabrik, Our room was only 2 meter away from the road which you hear allnight the atw, motorcycle, cars... The room was stinky, broken, dirty...stay a way

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Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

You won't find a better "beach" experience in Santa teresa!! Great food, amazing clean beach, beautiful sunsets, live entertainment and delicious 2x1 drinks. The pool is nice and relaxing and a good alternative to get out out the salt water. Clean however leaves do fall regularly from the trees into the pool. No biggie. The Lula bungalow needs some updates... More 

Thank Lindsay G
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

nice. There are 3 types of rooms. The place itself is very expensive in my opinion- No value for the money. The hotel has a pool - very dirty !! The place sits on the beach and has a private restaurant and bar, the hotel's beach has the most beautiful sunset Useable experience !!! You can get there even if... More 

Thank Hadar N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

If you are looking for accomodations by the beach, but still want to be within arms length of the main part of town, restaurants, etc, then this is the place to stay. Book in advance, as this place seems to always be full for the most part. Basically the property is divided into tiny lots, with each lot having a... More 

Thank B N
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Like I said in the titel: I'd recommend this place anytime in spite of their lack of maintenance and hygien. But…the location is superb and Banana Beach bar and restaurant at the beach is probably as good as it gets. So if you're looking for an affordable place in the middle of paradise? Go for it! As long as you... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I consider this hotel "a diamond in the rough" but one only a 1/2 carat diamond. It is located on a nice complex that felt secure and quiet especially at night. There was a bar and restaurant on site. The Great Chef Nacho!!!! Cocktails two for one!!!! Breakfast specials daily!!!! Swimming pool available and clean. Maid service daily. The room... More 

1 Thank Easylivingtravel
Toronto, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Luz de Vida is a sort of co-op hippie-like resort owned by seven Israeli partners, each managing a couple of villas/cabanas. Accommodation and service may vary. We rented a cabana called “Casita Jardin” from Pia. When we arrived, the Casita Jardin was not ready and instead Pia offered us to stay in their own cabana right on the beach –... More 

Thank Michel B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

now i know why they have so bad review, it's mean like nobody care for the place and for the guest,dirty place and rude people,why they have a place if they don't want and don't know how to menage don't go there if you want to spend a great time

2 Thank viajeros625
Sebastopol, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

I cannot say enough how horrible the people are who run this place. A bigger bunch of self-centered, self-important, uncaring people have never gone into a service business. If you don't like people, why run a restaurant and bar? We have been coming to costa rica for years an have actually stayed in the hotel before, and it was ok,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have 8 garden view rooms and 5 pool view bungalows, all of them equipped with a/c, phone, safe and hot water. We also have an international cuisine restaurant, a spa and pool. We have a nice kids area, and a volleyball field. We are a beautiful beachfront resort in a nice piece of paradise. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Luz De Vida

Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 02254, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM422 - RM578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Resort Luz De Vida
Luz De Vida Hotel
Hotel Luz De Vida Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
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“Any rooms closer to the beach are better. Top floors are better as you hear every footstep above if you are on the lower units.”
 of 5 bubbles rdparis, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a 2nd floor room, they are a little smaller in size, but have a cool wood-finished interior, and a second floor balcony ;)”
 of 5 bubbles 543bn, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Keep the hotel number handy and don't arrive at night. All rooms were same from what I saw.”
 of 5 bubbles Easylivingtravel, 27 Dec 2013 | Read review
“we loved this place great location everyone there is so nice in taking care of you and pleasant. we had stay somewhere else for 4 days then moved here and were so happy we did close to everything nice amenities”
 of 5 bubbles suzy-527, 6 Feb 2012 | Read review
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