I just got back from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. We stayed at the Hotel San Bosco in La Fortuna that was very clean and nice with a buffet breakfast. In Santa Elena we stayed at the wonderful Rustic Lodge Inn. It is about a 10 minute walk to town so much quieter than those places in town and on the main road. This hotel is perched up on a hill in a residential area. It was built two years ago and is beautiful. The owner Josimar is wonderful and made us great breakfasts the two days we were there. On the first day we had pancakes and scrambled eggs that my son who was tired of rice and beans really enjoyed. The next day we had wonderful homemade granola and toast. Both days a beautiful fruit plate was presented. The place is beautiful...great, clean tile showers. The rates were also very reasonable. We had 5 people between two rooms and it came to $78/ night. Each room had a double bed and a twin bed. Can't say enough about this place. Josimar will also advise on tours to take in the area.