Welcome to the Ballena Coast and our reviews (#1 of 729)

donna and daryl shelter from the storm
Wow!  Thank you to our guests!

We are proud to hold the highest rating on TripAdvisor for our area of Costa Rica. Please read the reviews from TripAdvisor and the reviews from our guestbooks that follow. You are also invited to view all the lovely pictures that our guests have submitted to TripAdvisor HERE. We offer our warmest "Thanks" to all our wonderful guests who are RATED #1 IN OUR BOOK!

98% excellent reviews - "what if that's as good as it gets" - be sure not to miss our one bad review

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"A wonderful spot to come and unwind and leave our troubles behind. Thank you for providing a special space and having us meet special, caring people."

Polly - Lennox, MA

"We can honestly say that this has been one of the best, if not THE best vacation we've had in our 23 year marriage.far exceeded our expectations. There's a palpable 'wholeness' about this place (including color schemes, landscaping and amenities.) Everything is 'top shelf.'"

Bob and Lori - Kimberly City, MO

"We felt at home, right away and also fell in love with the view and surroundings. If Villa Las Rocas was for sale I would have bought it right then and there."

Bob and Bev - Littleton, CO

"Peace and tranquility in a beautiful location. You have created a little piece of paradise!"

Meryl and Michael - Miami, FL

"We are heartbroken that we have to leave already.We MUST come back."

Kati and George - Framingham, MA

"Absolutely everything we'd hoped for and more! We loved this part of Costa Rica and your spot is the most beautiful of all."

The Dur Family - NH

"What an incredible place where the mountains meet the sea! Thanks for your 'Southern hospitality.' We will stay again at Shelter From the Storm."

Steven and Chester - Atlanta, GA

"We could not imagine a better place to stay. From the incredible views to the comfort of the place to the tasteful furnishings; it's all PERFECT! And the clincher- Daryl and Donna are the perfect hosts. They are extraordinary good people and Las Rocas is the most beautiful spot along the Southern Coast."

Frazier and Kathleen - Palmyra, VA

"This has to be one of the most perfect, beautiful spots on earth and your gracious hospitality made it all the better."

Dick and Mary - Pagosa Springs, CO

"This has been the ideal place to stay on our return visit to Costa Rica. .an early morning swim and watching the monkeys whilst having breakfast with the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean."

Sue Plowright - Knutsford, Cheshire UK

"Thank you for the magic! What an incredible two weeks we have had at Shelter From the Storm. Y'all are the absolute best! We felt like part of the extended family."

Lynn and Dave - Carolina Beach, NC

"We have enjoyed our week in paradise more than we could possibly describe. This place completely fulfilled our need to "get away from it all." We would not change a thing."

Courtney and Jason - Kalispell, MT

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