Relaxing & secluded, if that's your thing
Posted Feb 27, 2017
Granola-ish hippie vibe, which is great if that's what you're going for. It was perfect for me and my son who wanted to be away from the touristy atmosphere and overwhelming materialism of nearby resorts. Room was basic with TV and fridge, no frills bathroom with just the basic body wash/shampoo/conditioner. Shower pressure horrible and knobs did not completely shut water off, but hey, only a minor annoyance. Wifi also did not extend to upstairs rooms, so we had to make calls/check email only in the lobby and pool area, where it is less private and more noisy. Plus, it's pretty hot and humid sitting outside! Also I cut my foot snorkeling in the reef and the staff did not have any first aid kits on-hand. There are no nearby stores to buy medicine and they told me I could go to the restaurant and wash my cut with some alcohol from the bar. Luckily I did scrounge up a band-aid from my bag, so I was able to wash my wound enough to prevent infection.
Positives: great food, family-feel, staff were friendly and did try to help as much they could. I forgot my medications and Nulia helped me order a week's replacement from a nearby pharmacy. The cost was pretty hefty for the pills, but at least I didn't have to suffer any symptoms or medicine withdrawals. The pharmacy was also nice enough to deliver it. I was going to have a family member Fedex me my meds but it turns out the mail service in CR is unreliable and since it was medications, they would likely confiscate it anyway.