Lovely property and delightful staff
Posted Mar 23, 2015 on Hotels
Admittedly, this is an unofficial outpost of the US. With big, spacious condos (we had 2 bed, 2 bath; mom + 2 teenage daughters) on a golf course what would you expect... However, our experience was so overwhelmingly pleasant and the staff so friendly and helpful it never felt artificial. The property itself is lovely and in great condition. Weber BBQ grills available poolside; dishwasher, washer&dryer and TVs in the immaculate condos. Playa Herradura itself is just .5mi (.8km) walk from the main entrance and has a much more "local" flavor. If that's not your taste, just walk over to the big Marriott hotel and its swanky beach front. The National Car Rental at the Marina complex gets an A-1 rating (hint: always get the extra insurance; no hassles at all with our fender bender).
We easily arranged transportation pickup on-line from SJO directly to the resort. Contact me if you want contact info for a wonderful driver, or book through StayInCostaRica. The entire experience from landing to departure was clockwork. The resort is about 1.5 hour drive from SJO; it's a 10 min drive south to Jaco, and 60 min drive south to Manuel Antonio. Bus service leaves directly from the resort entrance if you don't want to rent a car. You can arrange many day excursions on the water either at the resort Marina area, or with the locals at Playa Herradura