We stayed here for 4 nights and did not want to leave. We loved being steps away from the beach, where we relaxed in the shade of palm trees and read or went for walks every morning after a delicious buffet-style breakfast that included amazing pancakes, breads, rice and beans, sausage, eggs, plantains, fresh fruit and juices and great coffee. We mostly stayed around the hotel and relaxed for this vacation, but we did take a tour of Manuel Antonio which is only about 35 minutes from the hotel. It was an easy ride down the bumpy dirt road into the town of Parrita where there are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets. There's also a great bakery where we stocked up on some snacks. A few miles away from the hotel is Pito's Que Comemos restaurant (see review) which was AMAZING and we had some of the best food of our trip. The hotel staff was very nice and accommodating. We got there 2 hours early and they gave us towels and told us to relax by the pool and swim until our room was ready. On our last day there, our air conditioner stopped working so they upgraded us to the one bedroom suite with ocean views and a kitchen free of charge. We happened to be there on Valentine's Day and the staff grilled up a great buffet style dinner with a full bar (great mango smoothies!). Definitely wear bug spray if you're at the beach or lounging by the pool as there are a lot of sand flies. We loved that most of the time we were the only ones on the beach. This was the perfect relaxing getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small boutique property with only 20 units and hence very personalized service. We are located on the beach of Isla Palo Seco of Parrita, just two hours from San Jose, Costa Rica with nothing between you and the ocean except a few palm trees. We offer 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units. Anything from a standard hotel room to a full 2,200 sq ft. living area with full kitchen and dining area. Isla Palo Seco is still one of the undiscovered authentic beach destinations unspoiled by loads of tourists, yet has a local community to fulfill basic needs while vacationing. The city of Parrita is a ten-minute drive away and has banks, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping, churches and a medical clinic. There are taxis and bus service to Quepos, Jaco and San Jose. ... more less
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