Howard & Ginny
It's very simple to say......."IT FEELS LIKE HOME"
It's 5 minutes to the beach and a 10 minute ride into Samara where you'll find what feels like a surf town in the 70's with little local shops, sodas ( lunch places ) surf shops and a variety of "ALL" of the above.
Your hosts Cinzia and Fiorenzo are great and make you feel at home the moment you arrive .
The rooms are CLEAN, WELL APPOINTED and very cozy. The upper room has A/C as well as a ceiling fan and small fridge.
Others have said the homemade breads and carrot cake are amazing, well guess what, they are, along with other surprises !!!!
Breakfast is offered each day with Tea, Coffee, Fresh Fruit, Homemade Jams for the homemade breads and with the beach and rain forest around you makes this little 2 room BuenaVista B&B Perfect.
Denise & Josh
Casa Buena Vista is a little private piece of paradise just a short walk from a beautiful, coconut palm lined, deserted beach! Cinzia and Fiorenzo are a sweet Italian couple who welcomed us like old friends and truly did pamper us. The little casa is romantic, very clean and a very comfortable bed. Cinzia had fresh flowers in our room every day! Cinzia made a delicious breakfast with fresh fruits, home made breads and muffins, served with her homemade marmalades that she served under their terrace. The yard is enchanting and perfectly manicured! We saw Howler Monkeys and McCaw Parrots from our little terrace. We only got to stay three nights and we didn’t want to leave! Pura Vida!!!
Lisa & Diane
And all the glowing comments from the other reviewers are all true. Cinzia really does get up sometime before 5 a.m. to bake a mouth watering assortment of breads for her guests and presents these along with homemade marmalades and freshly cut fruit in an artful spread every morning in their outdoor rancho (covered area for relaxing). I felt so pampered. Our room and bathroom were always impeccably clean with fresh sprigs of flowers that appeared daily while we were out. Both Cinzia and Fiorenzo were warm and friendly when we were looking to engage in conversation and intuitively respectful of our private time as well (we were on our honeymoon)...............
Enjoy connecting with these lovely people in such a beautiful relaxing place!
Ian & Meadow
Brian & Judy
Richard & Christina
USA - Costa Rica
Cinzia and Fiorenzo are the perfect hosts. Kind, attentive and respectful of your privacy. The place is spotless. Every morning we awoke to the sound of parrots, anticipating another one of the delicious homemade breakfasts. Carrillo is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, and Casa Buenavista is the place to stay. We will be back!
Rebecca & Karsten
We have stayed here twice for week-long vacations, and have loved both trips. Cinzia and Fiorenzo are fantastic, the food is good, and the location is ideal. Be sure to make an appointment for a massage with Fiorenzo!
Vivienne & Mike
Casa Buena Vista gets 5-Stars without a doubt! It was superb, private, quiet, super spotless and wanted to stay longer than our 5 days. The breakfast that is included was delicious and wanted to have it for dinner, too. I highly recommended to all who are visiting the Pacific Coast and do reserve as early as possible, so you will not be disappointed if they are booked. I hope my memories that I have of Casa Buena Vista stay with me as I reflect on Costa Rica.
Vivienne & Mike R.
Vivienne & Mike R.
Alfredo & Valeria
Non vogliamo esagerare ma il B&B di Cinzia e Fiorenzo è davvero spettacolare . Ubicazione perfetta a 300 metri dalla bellissima Playa Carrilo, accoglienza familiare di genuina ospitalità italiana, due sole camere spaziose e confortevoli e una colazione che non dimenticherete facilmente . Nel nostro ultimo soggiorno nel bel giardino della casa abbiamo convissuto con una simpatica famiglia di scimmie urlatrici che sono andate via solo dopo avere mangiato tutti i germogli di almendro degli alberi . E infine, se avete bisogno di un massaggio Shiatzu, rivolgetevi a Fiorenzo, sa il fatto suo .
Casa Buenavista was simply delightful. I can’t say enough about Cinzia and Fiorenzo’s hospitality. It made my vacation. I needed a quiet and peaceful place to stay while in Costa Rica and this was
just the perfect place. We stayed two weeks and never got bored.
The rooms are tastefully decorated, and each one has its own private bath, porch / deck overlooking Cinzia’s lush garden. Every morning Cinzia brings coffee and fresh fruit, delicious homemade bread and muffins or cookies to the table on the porch / deck. It is healthy and filling. There is an open-air pavilion, a ‘dojo’, on the property where Fiorenzo teaches karate; when he is not teaching, it is free for guests to use. I started my day every morning, stretching and doing yoga. (thinking: this is how I want to live!)
Playa Carrillo is small and quiet; the beach, just down the hill, is untouristy, a perfect crescent lined with palm trees. When it has a few more people on the weekends, they are mainly Ticos, and it is still uncrowded. We went kayaking with Popo- which we highly recommend! (an American, raised in St. Croix, with a lovely Tico wife and sweet, smart surfer kids). He gave a great tour down a river and onto a beach and then out into the open water and back to Playa Carrillo. He also teaches surfing. We went in to Playa Samara once or twice as we needed an ATM, but we preferred the peacefulness of Carrillo. Though small, there were a few good restaurants. Cinzia does prepare a few things in the afternoon upon request (for an extra cost). Her traditional bruschetta is not to be missed: so fresh and delicious. For us it was enough for a light dinner with beer. Fiorenzo is a trained shiatsu masseuse. That was a treat I let myself indulge in twice.
Cinzia and Fiorenzo have lots of information about the area and things to do, and about Costa Rica in general; they have lived in Costa Rica for over 20years. They helped us decide what other places we might like to see.