In Our Clients' Words...

Our TripAdvisor page showcases candid experiences our guests shared after their stay at Villa Buena Onda. Read select testimonials highlighting different aspects of our little sanctuary, or visit Tripadvisor to see the most recent ones. Once you visit us, we hope to hear from you, too!

... The view is a million dollar view, you can't get anywhere else, and is available to see from the lobby, the pool, and your room! The staff is always there to help you with any questions and to serve you. We even got a cooking lesson from the Chef! The food at every meal is 5 star. We didn't want to eat anywhere else. ... This was the highlight of our trip.
Don’t stay anywhere else!Sharon S
Villa Buena Onda is a hidden gem in Costa Rica! The view is breathtaking, the rooms are immaculate, the food is unbelievable and the staff truly love what they do. We met great people on our trip and all became friendly. From the moment you walk in, instant relaxation. The staff always makes sure you are being taken care of. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who asks! You wont be disappointed! June 2017
Hidden HeavenCharles Bridget, Valley Stream NY
... We have to say- this was the best part of our trip! Everyone was so accommodating and treated us like royalty. I liked that fact that they gave you your space, but were there if you needed anything. It was super private and romantic and we loved every second of our stay.
Honeymoon blissB. Wyatt, Chesapeake VA
... A real plus to the small size of the villa was that there were many times we had the whole place to ourselves...Sometimes for 2 or more hours at a time!!! How relaxing, and romantic! ... May 2017
Bountiful Blessings in Beautiful Costa RicaConnie F, Westminster MD
Our couples massage was in a private lush sanctuary on the property that was beautifully decorated and calming~ our therapists were wonderful!
Best small Luxury Boutique hotel!Laura S. | Westmont, Illinois
Our stay at Villa Buena Onda brought the annual vacation to a new level -- truly setting a standard that was unparalleled. This was an opinion shared by all, and, for the first time ever, we will be returning to the same destination again!
A perfect family retreatBeth H Toronto, Canada | Extended family (three generations, 15 people)
Well-deserved and special thanks to the entire staff as we can’t say enough about the service from the moment we arrived until we departed.
Eight days in paradiseJennifer L, Salt Lake City UT
Our couples massage was in a private lush sanctuary on the property that was beautifully decorated and calming~ our therapists were wonderful!
25th AnniversaryLaura S, Westmont IL
Villa Buena Onda is the perfect adults-only, luxury, boutique hotel for a Costa Rican getaway. There are only 8 suites, so an intimate & personalized experience is guaranteed.
Luxury boutiqueCharlotte F, Houston TX
My husband and I came to VBO for our honeymoon and before we left, we decided to return for our first anniversary. As I sit at lunch on our last full day, I'm looking at an amazing scenery, with a belly full of delicious food.
Simply Outstanding!ashleyvrich | Crofton, MD
We have never traveled this way and would definitely recommend it to others. Truly relaxing and fun all booked into one package.
Dream Anniversary Trip838e
It was perfect for a honeymoon- quite, safe, secluded, romantic, and intimate with only 8 rooms with other guests. The food and drink was wonderful with a wide variety of options.
Amazing honeymoon destination!Aubrei B
We relaxed by the pool, swam in Playa Hermosa, explored Playas del Coco, went on an awesome surfing & hiking boat excursion, enjoyed happy hour every day, spent early mornings in our hammock listening to the monkeys play, & left VBO tan, full, happy, & filled w/incredible memories.
Luxury boutiqueCharlotte F | Houston, TX
We stayed at Villa Buena Onda for our wedding in December 2015 and rented out the entire villa for our bridal party. We had both the ceremony and reception at the resort and everything exceeded our expectations!
Amazing venue for our wedding!melaniewayneB
My husband and I enjoyed a couples massage while celebrating our anniversary. The service was great, It's kept very clean, there is a hot tub Jacuzzi where we enjoyed a glass of wine after the massage. I would recommend to visit Secreto Spa alone or with your partner.
This Spa is a MUST!Katthia R, Heredia, Costa Rica
My massage helped eliminate all the stress of life and created the perfect foundation for a relaxing 8 days away. If you are wanting to get in vacation mode, do it by having a massage. Best investment while on vacation!
Always start your vacation this way!Spineboyhv, Newburgh, New York