We decided to stay at La Rosa because it advertised as being safe, pretty and peaceful. Their advertising was accurate!
We used this hotel for our first stay in Costa Rica and the reception staff were very helpful in giving suggestions and ideas for our trip which we had not completely planned out due to lack of time. We used a couple of their suggestions and were very pleased with their honest help. Definitely the best personal service we found - and that is in a country full of friendly people!
The rooms were a little on the small side, but were very well maintained, totally clean, we had a great sleep and the glass sinks in the bathroom were a nice touch! Also we had a covered deck where we spent much of our time.
We found our first motmot on the property - three of them actually while we were walking around at 6 am with our morning coffee! The garden has all kinds of flowers and fruit trees, some with amazing scents and many have info signs on them.
La Rosa was a great place to rest before we set out to Arenal and our Costa Rican adventure.