July 16-23, 2016
We had a blast!!! Everything was better than we imagined. The food was amazing, the drinks were fantastic. This was the first bartender that made me throw in the towel from a great Long Island Iced Tea. For a well needed vacation, it was everything we hoped for and more! Hate to say "goodbye," so we will say "see ya later," and we will be back next year. Thanks for such a great time. Adios.
-- Fasho, Detroit, MI
March 28 - April 2, 2016
Thank you for taking very good care of us at Villa Mariposa. All the delicious meals and drinks! Great fishing with Antonio's boat - catching a beautiful Rooster fish–loved the snorkeling with Michael! Kendall took good care of us on a horseback ride and zipline trip. We stopped off at a place where we were tasting sugar cane juice. Hope to be back soon!
-- Ellen & Bob Harris, LaGrange, GA
What a great vacation! We enjoyed the zipline, horseback riding on the beach, fishing and snorkeling. We found lots of exciting things snorkeling and Michael was the best! We can't wait to visit again.
-- Bella & Nicole Smith :-), LaGrange, GA
February 6-13, 2016
Villa Mariposa and this country has surpassed any vacation hopes we could have imagined. The peaceful setting with the beautiful birds, the iguanas, families of monkeys and raccoons - so cool. Trips to Father Roosters added to the fun. Snorkeling around to Gringo Beach was a great adventures. We have loved being so spoiled by Douglas, Anabel, and Mariela - their sweet, kind presence has been so special. Would recommend Antonio's snorkeling trip and cave exploration. ATVs and ziplining were a highlight. Thank you to Kendall for being so helpful on that trip. "G" was great getting us to and from trips into Coco Beach. Allen was so helpful and knowledgeable. Loved Francisco's welcome the first day and his checks on us. No works can truly explain the feelings as we prepare to leave this paradise!
-- Tom & Karen Boyd, Jake Boyd
-- Randy & Sarah Hutchinson, Hartwell, GA
December 26, 2015 - January 2, 2016
We gathered our family together to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, Brian and Leticia's 3rd anniversary, fun and adventures for son Craig and wife, Tina, and special moments for three grandchildren. View beautiful, weather spectacular, staff special - providing great food from Anabel, special attention from Luis our bartender to see every need met and a great sport playing cars with two year old! Our housekeeper kept our rooms cleaned with our own clothes washed daily. What a great time for all - ziplining, rafting, snorkeling, river exploration, and of course, the pool at the villa. Highly recommend this special place in truly a paradise!
-- Lee & Loretta McMaster, Ponte Vedra, FL / Ridgefield, CT
-- Brian & Leticia, Fairfield, CT
-- Craig & Tina, Purdys, NY
Costa Rica is a country you visit because you hear and see pictures of its natural beauty. Costa Rica is a country you return to because of its people. Anabel and Luis at Villa Mariposa were a huge part of our experience in Costa Rica, and we are grateful to be treated like family. We can't wait to see you again! Muchas gracias and God Bless.
-- Craig, Tina, Natalie, Devin & Shane McMaster, Purdys, NY
Thanksgiving Week, 2015
Everyone from Alan to Kendell and our wonderful house staff was superb! Anabel's food was yummy. Gerald anticipated our every need and Mariela kept the house spotless. We crammed in everything we could do – zip-lining, horseback riding, massages, water slide, mud baths, and Rosa came to the house for a private massage. The safari was special also. We love the people of Costa Rica.
-- The Frazier Four, San Fernando, CA
February 22 - March 1, 2015
We had a wonderful vacation. This villa (Mariposa) was perfect. The views are breathtaking. The staff was excellent. WE MEAN EXCELLENT, and so were the three meals each day. We never ate and drank so much in one week, especially me (Daisy) who eats like a bird. We went on Antonio's boat tour and saw different beaches and snorkeled, thanks to Jose & Michael who were so nice to me.
We went on a canopy tour, our first time to do zip-lining, what a great experience. We also went to El Coco beach and town, did some shopping and of course went for massages at Rosa's Five Star Salon and Spa. Natalia gave me a foot massage which was really, really good and Dan had a full body massage for two days.
I enjoyed practicing/learning my Spanish from Oscar, our bartender, Anabel our cook and Mariella who cleans our room and washes our clothes. A huge thanks to everyone – Oscar, Anabel, Mariella, Alan, Francisco, Antonio, Jose and Michael for making our first (but not last) vacation in Costa Rica a very memorable and enjoyable one. Last but not least, muchas gracia to JOE (Chepc) our friend/neighbor/one of the owners for recommending this place and letting us stay here. Muchisimas Gracias.
-- Daisy & Dan from Aurora/Woodstock, IL