Unique is a word that gets thrown around a lot. In this case, it applies. The Flying Crocodile is a small grouping of individually designed cottages set in a garden of plants, fish pools and walkways. The swimming pool itself is beautiful with a small waterfall. Birds, iguanas and butterflies appear to like it there. Howler monkeys may wake you early, but you won’t mind.
The breakfast, included, is excellent. Cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, and eggs are on offer.
You are near several beautiful beaches, but be aware that you are in the ‘jungle’; getting to the hotel is part of the adventure; the dusty roads are potholed and twisty; taking the ‘short route’ requires crossing a small stream in the dry season. An SUV or 4WD is a good idea. French and Spanish and English seem to be the main languages here, so anyone can get along. It’s an enchanting place.