Great if you know what you're getting into
Posted Jan 6, 2013 on Hotels
Let's start with the true location. GPS N 20°49.165, W 86°54.036. Drive south from Puerto Morales towards "El Cid", pass 2 security gates, drive through a construction site, make a left and after about 1 mile on a bumpy dirt road find the hotel gate. Doable with a normal car unless it rains. First, the good: The location is amazingling remote. The nearest buildings on the beach are 1/2 mile away. If you don't have your own car, make sure you bring everything you'll need. Unlike some other reviewers, I never felt unsafe. Just a bit worried not be able to find it. Now the bad: "eco hotel" really means bare minimum comfort. It's a room to sleep and private bath is the only luxury. Hot water is scarse and one of our doors didn't lock. Lights are on a few hours but not because it's from wind or solar panels. A loud gas powered generator is running to power up the place. Finally, the ugly: the beach and the surroundings of the hotel are littered with garbage washed ashore from the sea. This place does not appear to make any effort to maintain the area around the hotel. You'll get an ocean view from every room but you'll also be looking at a lot of trash. You'll experience first hand how the trash dumped into the ocean is ruining heavenly locations such as this one. In conclusion, this place has huge potential to be a true gem. Owners: Cleanup the trash around the hotel and the beach front and get rid of the gas generator.