We loved Bijagua from the time we arrived and David welcomed us like we were family. The rooms and bathrooms were great with plety of hot water (use the cold side for hot bc they are reversed by the installer). We felt like we were on our own private vacation here! It's truly a hidden gem. Whenever we left the hotel, David was there to chat and give recommendations for places to eat and things to do. Bijagua was about a 15-20 minute, safe, convenient walk to town with a sidewalk path along the road. A taxi ride is about $3. There is a kitchen/patio out by the pool where you can make coffee, use a stove burner, microwave, etc. There is a supermarket with great prices for food and drinks right next door and two local small restaurants across the street. On clear days you can see the Arenal volcano from the hotel. It is about a $5 taxi ride to the La Fortuna waterfall from Bijagua. I highly recommend this place and believe you get a lot for your money.