We stayed here 8 days. The service was outstanding...Walter the waiter by the pool was efficient, friendly and warm. Jose and especially Johann were unbelievable entertainers and kept the pool area hopping! We were not bothered by the the bees or any insect life at the resort...since after all CR is all organic and probably a lot of pesticide isn't used. We did not like the Japanese restaurant/same menu every night (someone in my group got sick from the tempura). The Krystali was blah... the food was below average, mediocre and had the same menu every night The Italian restaurant was just okay (better than the other two). The service, however, was top notch (everywhere you went!). We never went to the steak house. We ended up eating at the Arenal, the food was great and different every day and we particularly looked for William, who was GREAT! We like the Papagayo where the buffet which was also great but the difference between this one and the Arenal is that the Papagayo is not air conditioned since it is all outdoor seating and the Arenal has both indoor (air-conditioned) and out door seating. Costa Rica has the world's classiest servers! The shows were okay - the dancing was great most of the time. But, we went every day because we loved the atmosphere. At the reservation desk the price goes to Noela... who was warm, intelligent, knowledgeable, friendly and I can go on and on. The rooms were cleaned from ceiling to floor every day (the doors are kept open while the maid service cleans). Thank you Costa Rica for a memorable trip among a very wholesome people/country! PURA VIDA
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