We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed our week in the condo very much. This is a copy of the long review I did on the Homeaway site. But one thing that I forgot to mention is that there was even a mid-stay cleaning included in our rental. This was a great benefit and not one I even expected.
Condo - The condo itself is extremely comfortable and I felt that it was a good value. The beds, the furnishings, the decor, all great. It was a nice treat to have AC at the beach too, not something that you find everywhere in Costa Rica. We prepared most of our meals at the condo and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. We found one item that we would have liked to have, asked John and Linda about it and the next day they brought it to us! There is cable TV, wireless internet, lovely patio furniture to enjoy the great view, even a grill, blankets, beach towels....The hosts were also very generous with toiletries, laundry soap, etc. They even supplied bottle water.
Area - The condos are a little off the beaten path and I can't imagine you could enjoy a stay here without a car. We didn't have a 4x4 though and managed fine. The condo is about a 10 min walk to playa conchal (lovely) but we drove anyway just to be able to take beach toys, mats, snacks, water, etc. We explored a different beach each day. Most were pretty much deserted and very lovely. You have a lot of beaches within 10 minutes. This is definitely not an area filled with parties, action and activity. But if you want to relax and enjoy rural Costa Rica, it's perfect! That said, there is a grocery store about 10-15 min from the condo and you can get what you need there or better, bring it from San Jose. We saw howler monkies along the road and heard them daily. We only went out to eat once so I can't really speak to the restaurants in the area.
Hosts - John and Linda really were kind and helpful. They can offer you as much or as little information about the area as needed. They have lived there for 6 years and really know a lot. They treated all of us very kindly and we truly appreciated it. We felt like guests more than customers. My only real suggestion is that leaving a book with some of their knowledge, maps, suggestions would be a great benefit to the condo.
I am happy to answer specific questions from a renter/tourist perspective if you have any: nicoleLcurtis@hotmail.com
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Searching for Paradise at Playa Conchal Costa Rica? Condor Heighgts is a brand new development within walking distance to Conchal beach. Every 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit provides magnificant views of the ocean. These beautiful condos, with large covered balconies, including washer dryer, full kitchen, and air conditioning provide a home away from home. Pool, restaurant and property management will make your vacation at Condor a full Costa Rican experience. Liberia Airport is approximately 45 minutes. ... more less