Playa del Coco is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. From Villa Buena Onda it’s a 10-minute drive to the beach. Scuba diving, sailing, and sport fishing are popular local activities. You can rent a boat and hire a guide to explore the coastline and see the other nearby beaches. Or just sit on the beach and watch the pleasure cruisers and fishing boats fill the bay. There are many restaurants and bars in downtown Playa del Coco, as well as a casino. You can get to downtown Coco in 5 minutes by car. When you’re ready for a day trip, take a one-and-a-half hour drive to Las Baulas National Park. This beautiful marine park is a nesting ground for several species of sea turtles. You have the chance to see them nesting at several points during the season.
The hotel’s aesthetic, from the lobby to the guest rooms, brings the loveliness of the landscape indoors. Your room will come with either a view of the pool, the ocean, or the hotel gardens. Each room has a subtle color theme to match the view – green for the garden rooms, pale blue in the pool rooms, and a sandy beige to coordinate with the ocean views. Large, sliding glass doors let in lots of light. Patios and terraces outside the rooms have plants and comfortable seating.
Your stay includes three full a la carte meals per day and fountain drinks during meals as well as access to Ocotal Beach Club and to the Club at Coco Bay Gym and Tennis Court. Rooms at Villa Buena Onda come with telephones that can make international phone calls for free. You can also access the free Wi-Fi from the comfort of your room. The air conditioning and the flat screen TV will make your room seem like home. You can rely on the clock radio to wake you up in time to start your day of touring. When you leave for the day, you can safely store your valuables in the room’s safety deposit box.
Villa Buena Onda has its own chef that prepares carefully curated menus to show off the local cuisine. There is a chic outdoor dining area that overlooks the verdant property. You can even request to have a private dinner with your travelling companion.
The tiled pool is right outside the dining area, with the same view of the tropical Guanacaste scenery. There is a swim-up bar on the edge of the pool, making this spot ideal for a happy hour at sunset. At the spa, you can sign up for a massage or a facial. Specialty massages include Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, bamboo massage, and reflexology. If you’re traveling with a partner, consider booking a couple’s massage treatment.