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Buena Onda


Welcome to Buena Onda, an 8-bedroom villa overlooking the ocean in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This luxurious two-story property expands over a total of 10,000 square foot of lavish interior living space. The villa is based on 2.5 acers of tropical forests. This villa is perfect for those who seek a quiet and secluded vacation. Situated high on a hill overlooking Costa Rica’s picturesque Papagayo Bay, the property provides guests with a sense of tranquility from the minute you step through the doors. The villa can accommodate up to twenty-two guests in total.

The gardens are all manicured and perfect to walk along in the fresh mornings.You have the chance to request a yoga or Pilates lesson with our instructor during your stay to unwind your mind and bodies. You could even slip into the crisp waters of the two-tier swimming pool. The infinity edge pool on the upper level has direct access to the main living areas while the lower pool has the comfortable sun bed and loungers as well as the shaded dining area with a bar. The terrace is built with smooth, sleek natural stone to create a harmonious setting. After a refreshing swim you can dine alfresco as your professional chef serves up a delicious and tantalizing breakfast. Enjoy your food as the pale early morning sun stretches over the property. After you eat you can relax on the hammock or the sun beds and embrace the suns warm touch.

If you want to relax and unwind then you can always retreat to the seclusion of your private villa. You could also ask the staff to book an exciting day trip or tour such as white-water rafting, scuba diving, hiking on a volcano, or wildlife spotting. If you are looking for something extra, then villa Buenas’ signature Private Hidden Beaches Tour is something you must take full advantage of. If you want to visit the local beaches then you have come to the perfect place, as Costa Rica is laced with incredible sugar fine sandy beaches.

Spending a day on the beach is easy to do here. You can take the free shuttle bus right onto the shore of Coco Beach. Here you have access not only to the pristine beach but also to the exclusive Beach Club. The club offers amenities such as a large tropical pool with a swim up bar, waterfalls, a waterslide and a jumping wall, a gym with cardio and strength training equipment, tennis courts, a yoga pavilion, locker rooms and showers, and a Greek dining restaurant. The villa also offers you access to another beach club on Ocotal beach. This is just steps from the tranquil, black sand beach. The club features an infinity pool and sun deck, beach lounge chairs, towel service, food and beverage service under the open air palapa, water sport equipment to rent as well as lockers and changing rooms. If you simply wish to explore the beach, then pick a spot to set up your picnic on the sandy shore

After spending a day out on the beach, you can make your way home to villa Buena and maybe even book a relaxing spa treatment before dinner. Our on-site spa is set up on the viewing deck providing soothing sounds from the forest around and wonderful ocean views. As you are complete relaxed you can wrap up in your soft robe and sit down to a delicious meal on the covered terrace. As your chef has prepared you meals you have nothing to worry about. Villa Buena Onda offers you this personalized dining experience by providing three a la carte meals per day as part of your stay. Your private Chef uses fresh local ingredients to create a menu that is a fusion of authentic local cuisine with an international twist. The Chef will also offer recommendations and can make dishes to order (based on availability) as well as meet special dietary requirements with advanced notice. The villa staff can also arrange for you to try some complimentary Costa Rican cooking classes, where the chef will help you prepare traditional dishes.

The Architectural layout of the house embraces an open concept ethos which creates this spacious and airy villa. The large windows, sliding glass doors, secluded balconies and high vaulted ceilings all add to the overall sophisticated impression. The Villa blends Mexican and Balinese styles. The interiors of the villa were specifically designed by Luisa Carranza. This serene haven is fitted with luxurious materials including combining leather, silk and iron, as well as smooth traditional woods. The villa holds incredible ocean views and the views of Playas del Coco as the key focus.

Villa Buena holds a total of eight luxurious bedrooms. The rooms include a master suite, ocean views suites, pool side suits and Garden rooms. Each room offers you its own private en-suite bathroom with dual sinks and a standalone rainfall shower. However, the master suite also offers and additional jetted bathtub. The bathrooms feature luxurious bath products designed exclusively for Villa Buena Onda by the local artisans, Raw Botanicals. The beds are fitted with fresh, fine linens and the spacious rooms indulge in full closets. For your entertainment, each room is equipped with surround sound and flat screen Television.

The Master Suite is located on the second floor and is the largest suite, covering 450sq ft. and offers captivating ocean views. The rooms are built with high vaulted ceilings that opens the space and flood it with natural sunlight. The French doors give you access out onto the private balcony. The ocean suites are also located on the second floor and offer panoramic views of the properties tropical gardens and glistening blue waters of the Papagayo Bay. The rooms feature large glass sliding doors that opens up to large private balconies. There are two pool suites that are located on the first floor. Both bedrooms have partial ocean views through giant sliding glass doors, opening onto the terrace. One of these rooms is wheelchair accessible. The luxurious Garden Room is fitted with two large and comfortable Queen-sized beds. This room can accommodate up to four of your guests. Located on the first floor the bedroom looks out over the surrounding tropical landscape and manicured gardens of the property. These rooms span across a total of 28 sq m / 302 sq ft.

Villa Buena can cater for honeymoon and even weddings. The staff and management work hard to create the perfect stress-free environment for you to enjoy this new and happy chapter in your life. The tropical surroundings and the soft sandy shores of the beach close by can be the perfect backdrop for your special day. This villa offers a carefully personalized day dedicated to you both. Everything will be taken care of from the flowers to music, to the general set up and creation of your perfect wedding.


• Marijke Mulder - General Manager
• Shelley Huff - Guest Services & Reservations
• María José Pérez - Marketing & Travel Agencies
• Cesar Carballo - Front Desk Agent
• Gabriel Navarrete - Head Chef
• Diego Chavarria - Head Cook
• Marianela Herrera - Cook
• Cristian Carballo - Head Waiter
• Javier Espinoza - Waiter
• Carlos Gutierrez - Waiter
• Meals are included in the price
• A la carte menu with nightly specials
• Migdalia Balmaceda - Head Housekeeper
• Rosa Balmaceda – Housekeeper
• Complimentary daily access to Coco Beach Club
• Scheduled, free beach shuttle to Coco, Ocotal, and Hermosa Beaches.


BEDROOM 1 Master: The Master Suite, Large King-sized Bed, Private en-suite bathroom, Jetted tub, Standalone Shower, 54″ Flat screen TV, Complimentary international calls, Wi-Fi, Private balcony, Unobstructed Ocean Views.
BEDROOM 2: Large King-sized bed, Private en-suite bathroom, Standalone Shower, Flat screen TV, Giant sliding doors open to large private balcony, Incredible views of Papagayo Bay.
BEDROOM 3: Large King-sized bed, Private en-suite bathroom, Standalone Shower, Flat screen TV, Giant sliding doors open to large private balcony, Incredible views of Papagayo Bay.
BEDROOM 4: Large King-sized bed, Private en-suite bathroom, Standalone Shower, Flat screen TV, Giant sliding doors open to large private balcony, Incredible views of Papagayo Bay.
BEDROOM 5: Large King-sized bed, Private en-suite bathroom, Standalone Shower, Flat screen TV, Giant sliding doors open to large private balcony, Incredible views of Papagayo Bay.

BEDROOM 6: Pool View Suite, Large King-sized bed, Private en-suite bathroom, Standalone Shower, Flat screen TV, Access to Pool Terrace, Hammock, Partial ocean views.
BEDROOM 7: Pool View Suite, Large King-sized bed, Private en-suite bathroom, Standalone Shower, Flat screen TV, Access to Pool Terrace, Partial ocean views.
BEDROOM 8: Garden Room, Two Queen-sized beds, Private en-suite bathroom, small private patio, Garden Views.


• 8 Luxurious En-suite Bedrooms
• Ocean Views
• Landscaped Gardens
• Large Private Terrace
• Large Infinity Pool
• Sun Loungers
• Covered Alfresco Dining Area
• Outdoor Seating
• Sun Beds
• Bar Area
• Hammock
• Fully equipped Kitchen
• Three full a la carte meals per day & soft drinks
• Local & international calls
• High-resolution Televisions
• Secure Wi-Fi
• Cooking Classes
• Guided walks of the grounds
• Afternoon Tea & Coffee


• Yoga & Pilates
• Spa Treatments
• Happy Hour
• Drinks

*Children must be 13 years or older


Area description

Villa Buena Onda is perched overlooking the ocean in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is based on 2.5 acers of tropical forests, situated high on a hill overlooking Costa Rica’s picturesque Papagayo Bay. The property is a short thirty-minute drive from Liberia International Airport (25km). The villa is perfectly located as it is within close proximity of the local town. The quiet port town of Playas del Coco is where you will locate several nearby beaches.

Playas del Coco is a short five-minute drive while Playa Ocotal is a ten-minute drive. Other nearby beaches include Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama and Playa Flamingo. If you want to visit the captivating Catalina Islands you can take a boat tour out which is about forty-five minutes in length.

During your stay you can visit the local parks to experience Costa Rica’s tropical forests and jungles that chatter with monkeys, macaws and toucans as well as sleepy sloth who hag from the trees. Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Palo Verde National Park are both incredible rainforests that are a two-hour drive away from the villa. The incredible volcanic tour in Arenal Volcano is a three-hour trip.


Playa del Coco, Costa Rica
Nearest airport Liberia International Airport
25 km
Nearest beach Playas del Coco 2 km

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

  • Bedroom(s): 8 ( Sleeps 22 )
    8 Double with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 8
    1 Baths, 8 Showers, 8 Wash basins, 8 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Bar, Ceiling Fans, Garden, Garden View, Gas Grill, High Speed Internet, Panoramic Views, Parking, Pool, Private Location, Private Terrace, Safe, Sauna, Security, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms En Suite, Coffee Maker, Luxury Finishes, Phone, Safe, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Deck/Decking, Enclosed Garden, Infinity Pool, Private Terrace, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Swimming pool
  • Services: Concierge Service, Gourmet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided
  • Access: Off-road parking, Secure parking, Stairs


  • Local activities: Cycling, Fine Dining, Fishing, Golf, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Water Sports


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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 22
    • Bedroom(s): 8
    • Bathroom(s): 8
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Family, Honeymoon, Rustic, Sea Views, Wedding Villas