My husband and I just returned from a 2 week stay at Costa Bonita. For the first week we were joined by our adult daughter and her 2 small children.
We all had a great time and, in spite of previous reviews I've read regarding owners not wanting children to be there, we met many owners who were very friendly and partiicularly nice to our grandkids.
In fact the complex is ideal for small children. It is, of course, right on the beach and there are 3 pools 2 of which were heated when we there (I understand that the heating is turned off at the end of March). One of the pools is very very shallow and perfect for our nearly 3 year old to splash around in and the other is just 4ft 6ins deep. It would be pretty boring for teenagers as it is quite a way from the Golden Zone and the Historic Centre and there are no actual resort activities and, as others have said, it's pretty quiet in the evenings. Perfect for us!
The condos are mostly all self owned and the HOA runs everything. The staff are excellent and there's a terrific little open air restaurant right on site which is open from 8am to 8pm 5 days a week and from 8am to 4pm on Sundays and Mondays. The food and drinks were very good, the prices more than reasonable and we enjoyed eating there several times.
It's my understanding that there are 16 out of 155 total condos that are still owned by the developer and these are rented out as hotel suites. Weekends do get a bit busy as there are often weekend packages being offered.
I think there is sometimes confusion with this accomodation. We rented from an owner through VRBO a very comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath condo for an excellent price and met others who had rented in the same way. However I spoke to a few people who had booked either directly with the resort or through a time share exchange who were not so happy with the accomodation. These are the people who complain about lack of towels and poor furnishings.
We may not return next year as there are still so many other places to visit but we will probably return sometime and will definitely want to stay at Costa Bonita.
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