Allow me to explain - You can't beat the location of PLA, that's for sure!
The staff was wonderful - very accommodating - we called a week prior to my arrival to request a mini-fridge & a room with a balcony (not oceanfront) - i didn't have a fridge the first night, they apologized & promised one the next day - without my having to ask twice, there was my fridge when i got back from breakfast or from the beach (don't remember which) - the room itself faced north & from the terrace i was able to sit & see the bay - if i stood up near the railing, i got a little piece of the sunset - two mornings i even got to spot some whales on the patch of bay i was able to see -
Now - to qualify my "subject - but not for all" - i say this because my room was very basic - tiny bathroom - bathtub/shower really teeny but they did have hanging hair dryer to use - i'm not saying i didn't like PLA - far from it - personally, i LOVE feeling like i'm in Mexico when i am in Mexico & i don't think i would get that feel at one of the big hotels in the Hotel Zone (maybe i'm wrong) - as a solo traveler this trip, i can tell you that PLA was perfect for me!! Middle of night hunger?? Fine - walk out for a taco at Takos Panchos - no fears - I didn't have to cab or bus it anywhere for the entire 8 days!! But if i was traveling with my husband, i would have felt somewhat cramped there & i don't know if there are rooms larger than the one i had -
The pool at PLA is a heated one & it is really great but not really my thing to sit by a pool so my time was spent mostly on the beach (see future post for Amapa Sunset) - I was so enjoying myself at the beach that i didn't even go to the rooftop pool at Casa Dona Susana until the 5th day of my trip - what a great escape!! Also heated, gorgeous view, really comfortable loungers & a shaded area with tables & chairs -
A two thumbs up for PLA & the visitors that i spoke with that were staying there loved it!