Not at all what we expected...
Posted Jul 25, 2016 on Hotels
First, we are seasoned travelers and have traveled all over the world. We know what to expect, etc. We stayed at the Hotel Cocoliso because we wanted to spend the night on Isla Grande. Some observations... There is no beach. There are concrete piers and the "beach" is very rocky and painful to walk. The hotel is very very dated. The ONLY place to eat is at the hotel's restaurant and it was buffet style and meh. The hotel's rooms are BASIC and the beds are terrible - hard as a rock - one of the worst nights of sleep in my life. We thought about going out and sleeping in the pool chairs. No one speaks English...I mean, we realize we are in Colombia but this is a tourist resort and you'd think they'd at least have a basic understanding of English. It made it VERY difficult to understand anyone. Also, the boat ride back to the mainland was in an open boat and there were several VERY VERY drunk guests who made it miserable for everyone - I'm talking falling over other guests, hitting other guests and being obnoxious. No one from Cocoliso did anything to stop them. Also, it started pouring rain on the boat ride back and everyone got soaked. I understand they can't control the weather, just letting everyone else know to be prepared for the boat ride back.
All in all, not what we expected at all - we would not do it again. We were expecting a nice night stay on at an island resort and we felt like stranded travelers with no way off the island.