I am about to be a first time visitor to CR. I have 2 days to kill after Jaco, and was thinking of The Tropico Latino Lodge or the Samara Tree House Inn. I can get Beachfront Bungalows at either, and I know that the Tropico is in Santa Teresa and the Samara is in Playa Samara. I wonder what our Forum readership thinks of each location for the solo traveler. From what I can gather from reading about these locations, there are shops and places to eat within walking distance of each. I fully understand that these areas lack the hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue in New York CIty, but I don't want to be sitting around with nothing to do if I feel like leaving the hotel properties. Any advice would be appreciated all!