It's all about the beach!
The hotel location is the best part of the vacation. The beach is amazing, long walks, NO PEOPLE, jumping stingrays. The trip to the hotel is very long- be prepared, we landed in Liberia to avoid the overnight in San Jose but was still a 3.5 hr ride. One section was so rough our driver called it a Costa Rica massage. Once there we were happily surprised by the resort, not too large, clean large rooms, minibar.The resort is well maintained and nice to see wildlife on the grounds- howler monkeys, iguanas, small crocs in the pond, birds. Food was okay, very repetitive, NO seafood which was disappointing. It may have been due to the time of year we were there, MANY local families as it was their holiday break. Please check before you go if you want quiet because it was like Great Wolf Lodge at march break when we were there- too busy and may have been why food was repetitive and ordinary. Love the area but would go back at non holiday time.