Very basic cabinas in the hills 10-15 minutes from the beach
Lots better options like Roca Verde unless budget is severe.
I know Fina Lagunas. It is in a remote area with beautiful, serene valley views (although just a 10 minute drive into Dominical, 5 minutes from the small pueblo of Baru). It is a sort of "spiritual" feeling place. It is very private and full of nature. A quiet, peaceful place and a good area for hiking and birding.
Roca Verde is a completely different experience. There is loud, throbbing music most nights. Its near the coastal highway with its associated truck noise. There are more people passing through Roca Verde so its more of a "happening place" if that's what you want. If you want to be close to the youthful party scene, interaction with people and partying, Roca Verde is fine.
If you are seeking a peaceful, nature experience - then Finca Lagunas is better. You'll need a rental car to stay there, of course, since its not "near" anything..
If being very near the water is important - Roca Verde is not the only, and in my opinion, not the best option in the budget range.
I like Finca Lagunas...humble , basic place...far from everything...
Thanks so much everyone for your advice. We have done some more hunting and are now looking at Shelter from the Storm - a bit of a change!! This is our first visit to CR and we are looking forward to it very much. Thanks again for taking the time to offer your great advice.
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