No Boys Allowed! Central American Girlfriend Getaway

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It is time for a fun, relaxing break. Get the girls together and plan an escape to Playa del Coco, where you can lounge on the warm, sun-kissed beaches as you listen to the calming rhythmic beat of the Pacific waves all day, then dance the night away to pulsating Latin rhythms under a tropical sky effervescing with starlight.

Tucked into the northern Pacific coastline of the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, this quaint, yet hopping little beach town has everything you will need for a perfect Girlfriend Getaway, no matter your reason for visiting.

Playa del Coco, Costa Rica. Credit

Playa del Coco, Costa Rica. Credit

Looking to wander through the verdant tropical jungle and spy on troops of monkeys high in the trees while absorbing the vibrant colors and aromatic scents of all the gorgeous varieties of Costa Rican flowers at your feet? They have that. Maybe adventure is on your mind and you want to spend the days driving up your adrenaline with surfing, parasailing and flying from treetop to treetop on a zip-line canopy tour. They have that. Or perhaps relaxation and pampering is the order of the day, passing the hours lounging in a pool, enjoying massages and spa treatments while sipping on fresh margaritas and pina coladas. Yes, they have that too.

However, no matter what your plans are while your group is visiting Playa del Coco, you will need a base camp where you can retreat from the activities of the beach and reenergize and refuel your spirit for the next activity on your agenda. For this, we highly recommend Villa Buena Onda.


Nestled into the quiet hillside on the outskirts of Playa del Coco, Villa Buena Onda, is one of the best kept secrets of Costa Rica. The perfect blend of elegance and opulence, this boutique hotel outshines others by focusing on two characteristics, quality and service.

From the moment you arrive you’ll be treated like family. You’ll be greeted by your first name and handed a welcome drink even before you get to your room, and an  introductory tour of the grounds will remove any reservations you may have had about choosing Villa Buena Onda for your girlfriend getaway.

As has been said many times, good things come in small packages, and with a capacity of only about 22, the Villa adds significant credence to that axiom. Every one of the spacious, stylishly appointed rooms provides a breathtaking view down the hillside, with an unobstructed vista that skims across the top of the jungle canopy all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Specatual Views from the Pool at Villa Buena Onda. Photo Courtesy of Villa Buena Onda.

Spectacular views from the pool at Villa Buena Onda. Photo Courtesy of Villa Buena Onda.

This is also a feature shared by the two-level, infinity-edge pool and the second-floor, open-air common area. The latter of which constantly maintains two inviting massage tables and a large space for morning yoga classes or for just relaxing in the hammock chairs and taking in the natural splendor that surrounds you.

Villa Buena Onda Offers an Enclosed, Private Grounds, Ensuring Privacy. Photo Courtesy of Villa Buena Onda

Villa Buena Onda offers enclosed grounds, ensuring privacy. Photo Courtesy of Villa Buena Onda

If you get a little tired of all this relaxing, you can take one of the art or cooking classes offered on the grounds, which, considering the amazing skill of Chef Javier and the delicious dishes he prepares for the guests, comes highly recommended. If by chance, you get him to divulge his chocolate chip pancake or coconut curry chicken recipe, in the interest of increasing enjoyment for all humankind, I ask that you share it below.

Even with all this to offer, one of the best qualities that Villa Buena Onda has to offer your girlfriend getaway is privacy. Located at the perfect distance away from the town to escape the clamor of the nightly festivities but close enough to quickly head down and join in, these private grounds are enclosed by jungle on three sides, so you need not be concerned about prying eyes or unwanted interruptions.

Second Floor Ocean View Room. Photo Courtesy of Villa Buena Onda.

Second-Floor, Ocean View Room. Photo Courtesy of Villa Buena Onda.

If your group desires complete seclusion, the Villa can be rented out in its entirety as well. Although, the exclusive nature of the Villa and a normal minimum age limit of 12 for guests, tends to attract only those patrons with whom you would not mind sharing the grounds.

So, when considering your next girlfriend getaway destination, keep Playa del Coco and Villa Buena Onda on your shortlist, for no matter what your reasons for escaping, or the type of experience you want to have, these two form a perfect pair to ensure the fulfillment of your desires.


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