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Honeymooners Loved the Villa Sol in Costa Rica

My Travel Consultant: Heather Hines, CTM, ACC

Lindsay, London ON - (trip to Costa Rica)

Villas Sol was a lovely honeymoon vacation – our requests for a higher floor and king bed were accommodated without question and the room was absolutely lovely. Transportation was no issue to the resort (we did wait for over two hours for the shuttle to leave the airport as I believe they were waiting for a family who never showed). So, we missed our first sunset at the resort but we were not bothered.

We found the food to be excellent, even for two vegetarians! There were plenty of options for us and everything was very fresh everyday. Neither of us had any issues with sickness or feeling ill (other than being too full from all the great food) 

The view from the resort and especially our room was absolutely stunning! You definitely work for the view as it was a strenuous uphill walk to get back to the resort from the beach. However we are very active and enjoyed the exercise. Plus the shuttles ran frequently which was helpful in the middle of the day.

We booked one full day tour at the national park (the name escapes me) with a river tour and lunch. It was underwhelming all around and over-priced. The lunch was delicious but the bus driver drove uncomfortably fast and we saw next to no wildlife on the boat. Our river guide was fabulous which made up for it a little. The drive was longer than we expected and we had wished we chose another activity (we found out we are expecting our first baby before our trip so were limited in the adventure activities we could do).

However, a few days later we booked a 2-3 hour snorkel tour just off our beach at the small tour centre and it was wonderful. For $20 each we saw lots of great marine life and stopped to swim at a gorgeous beach nearby. That was a highlight.

We enjoyed both pools on site at the resort – because we were there during the New Year holiday, the main pool was extremely busy and loud most days. The sun was too hot to lay out for very long so we would only go to the pool if we could find shaded lounge chairs. The music and many families were noisy but it was nice to see so many locals enjoying their holiday. We felt very comfortable and welcomed at the beach and the pools and loved that we didn’t feel like obnoxious tourists.

Ultimately the service was excellent, the staff were friendly and helpful, the hotel was great and it was an excellent value for the quality you received. Since we’ll have a family in the near future we would likely choose a place on the beach next time but were very happy with Villas Sol for our honeymoon. We loved our trip and left talking about the next time we would be back in Costa Rica!

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